Government Fleet News

Green Fleet 2011 Call for Presentations

TORRANCE, CA - The Green Fleet Conference is now accepting proposals for presentations for the 2011 event, which will take place October 3-4 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

LeasePlan USA Awarded NJPA National Contract for Fleet Management Services

ALPHARETTA, GA - LeasePlan USA announced that it has been chosen to provide vehicle maintenance and repair services with related equipment, supplies and services to the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Member agencies.

EMKAY Wins Customer Service Team of the Year Award in 2011 Stevie Awards

ITASCA, IL - EMKAY Inc. was presented with a Stevie Award for Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year Award in the annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service Competition.

Adamson Industries Awarded Second GSA Contract

HAVERHILL, MA - Adamson Industries Corp. is pleased to announce that Adamson Industries Corp has been awarded a second GSA contract and is now a Multiple Contract Holder.

Wright Express Announces New Mobile Fuel Site Locator Application

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - This latest smartphone technology allows Wright Express customers the ability to locate the type of fuel they need at the lowest fuel price.

D.C. Update: Initial Findings Unfavorable to DWP

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Commissioner Tommy Wells released Feb. 28 the preliminary findings of the procurement and use of DC official vehicles following public scrutiny of two fleet vehicles leased for the DC Chairman of the Council.

Cuyahoga Falls Saves $1.168 Mil. With New Salt Spreaders

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - Over a five-year period, the City reduced the amount of salt it used by 27,132 tons.

Hemet to Outsource Refuse Collection

HEMET, CA - The City of Hemet, Calif. has decided to outsource refuse collection services after considering a plan by consulting company R3 Consulting Group.

Knox County to Consider Replacing 125 Patrol Cars

KNOXVILLE, TN - In the Sheriff's department's fleet, 125 patrol cars have more than 100,000 miles on them.

Jan Patterson worked with the City of Moline, Ill.'s Public Works Department for 30 years.

Moline Fleet Administrator Retires

MOLINE, IL - After 30 years of service with the City of Moline (Ill.) Public Works Dept., Jan Patterson retired Dec. 30, 2010.

Fleet Docs Resources Available for Public Sector Fleet Managers

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet Docs is a free resource that gives fleet managers the opportunity to compare and learn from material published by and about other public sector fleets.

Napa EV Conference Attendance Exceeds Expectations

NAPA, CA - The Plug-in and Electric Vehicle Showcase at the Napa Valley Expo earlier this month drew more than 200 attendees and featured a ride-and-drive event.

DC Officials’ Vehicles Scrutinized

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia will report on vehicles leased and purchased for officials and senior level staff on Feb. 25.

UC Davis Adds Alt-Fuel Vehicles Via Research Program Partnership

DAVIS, CA - UC Davis's Fleet Services division is adding hybrid, PHEV, electric, and CNG vehicles to its fleet this year.

Rocklin's Fleet Operations Division staff are all ASE certified technicians, and the City pays for testing. In the top row (left to right): Russell French, Senior Mechanic; Lenny Bridges, Equipment Mechanic II; Walter Scarboro, Equipment Mechanic II; Clarence Sperling, Equipment Mechanic II. In the bottom row (left to right): Kim Olson, Senior Office Assistant; Kevin Erlandson, Fleet Manager; Shawn Dart, Parts Specialist.

Rocklin, Calif. Wins ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Award

ROCKLIN, CA - The City of Rocklin, Calif.'s Fleet Operations Division provides a collaborative environment for tackling technical problems and encourages continuing training and education.

San Diego Enters Into Leasing Agreement With Chase Equipment Finance

SAN DIEGO The City of San Diego’s city council unanimously approved the proposal to enter into a master lease agreement with Chase Equipment Finance to fund vehicle and equipment purchases during 2011 and 2012.

California DGS Posts Initial Fleet Reduction Plan Details

SACRAMENTO, CA - The update currently provides a brief FAQ section and a list of forms and other resources for state fleet managers to use.

University of Washington Purchases Electric Trucks With Grant

SEATTLE, WA - The University of Washington purchased five new electric mail trucks with a $233,000 grant from the Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition.

Glendale Improves Fuel Economy, Miles Driven in Sanitation Trucks via GPS

GLENDALE, AZ – The City of Glendale, Ariz. Added GPS to 68 sanitation trucks.

Columbus Fleet Division Earns Fourth Straight National ASE Blue Seal

COLUMBUS, OH - The City of Columbus' Fleet Division pays for its mechanics training, uses operational goals and metrics to achieve performance targets, and encourages a collaborative work environment.

Gov. Brown Orders Calif. Hiring Freeze

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Jerry Brown issued a hiring freeze across the state government on Feb. 15. The hiring freeze is comprehensive, applying to vacant, seasonal, and full- and part-time positions.

The Rumbler siren was uses in an NYPD pilot program.

NYPD to Install New Siren on 5,000 Patrol Cars

NEW YORK CITY - After running a pilot program since 2009, the New York Police Dept. had decided to install a new kind of siren, the “Rumbler,” on 5,000 patrol cars in the next few years.

Earlier this month, Capt. Bill Peters, commander of the CHP's Fleet Operations Section, successfully placed an order for 329 2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors (CVPI) in their final model year.

California Governor Curtails CHP's Purchase of New Patrol Vehicles

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Highway Patrol's fleet commander is lobbying for more than half of an order of about 750 patrol cars for 2011 that has stalled due to the state's economic woes.

CARB Begins Second Year of Fleet Grants for Hybrids

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board on Feb. 15 began the second year of grants totaling $19 million for hybrid vehicle technology that significantly reduces smog-forming and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Proposed US 2012 Budget Cuts DERA, Fuel Cell Funding, Boosts Electric

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s proposed 2012 budget eliminates or reduces funding for a number of programs, from DERA to fuel cells, and creates a consumer rebate for the purchase of electric vehicles.

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