Government Fleet News

USPS Boosts Alt-Fuel Use Between 2009 and 2010

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service released its sustainability report earlier this month, which detailed its progress related to improving its fleet's fuel economy.

The 2010 Equipment Theft Report focuses on what types of equipment are most likely to be stolen and recovered and where in the country thefts and recoveries occur.

Report: 19% of Stolen Equipment Recovered in 2010

JERSEY CITY, NJ and DES PLAINES, IL – According to a Heavy Equipment Theft Report, the top five states reporting the most thefts account for 43 percent of total equipment theft.

Cerritos College&#39;s SCCT center hosted 45 fleet professionals at a  Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) meeting on July 21.<br />

MEMA Meeting Highlights Leadership Skills

CERRITOS, CA – A Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) meeting featured a keynote speech by Joe Healey, CEO of FASTER, information about low-cost alt-fuel training classes, and a vehicle and equipment showcase.

Of the seven Leafs the City received, six will be placed in the City motor pool and one in the Police Department Parking Enforcement program.

Seattle Takes Delivery of First 7 of 35 Nissan Leafs

SEATTLE – The City of Seattle plans to purchase 35 Nissan Leafs for the City fleet by 2012, and it took delivery of seven Leafs this month.

The California Energy Commission&#39;s &quot;Drive&quot; website presents a clear view of the state&#39;s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

Calif. ‘Drive’ Website Lists Funding Opportunities for Alt Fuels

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Energy Commission (CEC) unveiled "Drive," a new website providing information about greener transportation choices, including funding opportunities.

In this area of fleetANALYZE, you can generate reports and manage and upload data.

Fleet Toolbox’s fleetANALYZE - Simplified Data Analysis Tools

Fleet Toolbox's fleetANALYZE gives users a range of data analysis tools, from vehicle replacement calculators to burdened rates on a per-facility basis, among other tools.

Discrete Wireless Becomes NexTraq

ATLANTA, GA – Discrete Wireless has changed its name to NexTraq in an effort to rebrand the company and its products.

One of the four units delivered by KME in 2009.

Philadelphia to Add 21 Engines to Fire Department Fleet

PHILADELPHIA - The order includes 19 engines and 2 engines with elevated water towers built on KME’s Severe Service Predator chassis.

Nashville Bans Personal Use of Vehicles

NASHVILLE - The ban on personal use also sets geographic boundaries for use of metropolitan government-owned vehicles.

CNG Refuse Fleet to Save Chesapeake $740K Annually

CHESAPEAKE, VA – The City of Chesapeake will convert its fleet of 53 solid waste trucks to run on CNG in the next six years, reaping possible savings of $740,000 in annual fuel costs once the entire fleet is converted. The City will also build a CNG fueling station.

Fleet Managers' Solutions to Today’s Challenges – Video Series Part Two

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet managers who attended the 2011 Government Fleet Expo and Conference in San Diego, Calif. present their solutions to the challenges facing today's fleet manager in an ongoing video series.

CAFM graduates were recognized during the 2011 NAFA Institute &amp; Expo in April.

GF Congratulates CAFM Graduates 2010-2011

PRINCETON, NJ - Of the 42 Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) graduates in the class of 2010-2011, 23 were from the public sector.

&quot;Monitoring engine performance can save money, helping us to keep our vehicles fuel efficient and less polluting,&quot; said Butch Smith, fleet services supervisor for the City of Fontana, Calif.

Fontana’s Fuel Management System Expected to Reduce Downtime & Overtime Costs

FONTANA, CA - The City of Fontana has installed an initial 68 fuel monitoring devices in its fleet vehicles and expects to expand its fuel management system to all City vehicles within the next two years.

Networkfleet Launches Mobile Website for Smartphones

SAN DIEGO - NetworkFleet's new mobile site allows users to access its online fleet management system via their mobile phones, including iPhones and Android devices.

Crane Carrier Co. and BAE have formed an agreement to use BAE&#39;s HybriDrive hybrid electric propulsion systems in refuse vehicles that Crane plans to offer by the end of 2012.

Crane Carrier to Use BAE's Hybrid Electric System in Refuse Trucks

JOHNSON CITY, NY - Crane Carrier Co. plans to offer vehicles that use BAE's HybriDrive technology in North America by the end of 2012.

Burnett Retires from City of Macomb, Capping a 38-Year Career

MACOMB, IL - Walter Burnett, CAFM, public works director for the City of Macomb, Ill., retired on April 30.

U. of Colorado Reduces Costs with Automated Motor Pool

BOULDER, CO - Through use of an automated motor pool system, the University of Colorado Boulder reduced administrative costs by 60 percent and increased reservations by 5 percent.

Alt-Fuel Amendment for U.S. DOE Fleet Adopted

WASHINGTON – Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) proposed an amendment that requires the mandatory use of alternative-fuel vehicles by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and related agencies.

City of Martinez to Adopt Some Grand Jury Fleet Report Findings

MARTINEZ, CA - City staff said they plan to revise Martinez’s take-home vehicle policy but disagreed with other recommendations.

Virginia Clean Cities Offering Grants for Propane Vehicle Conversions

HARRISONBURG, VA - Virginia Clean Cities said this project provides the funding to cover the full cost of conversion, including parts and labor.

Bellevue Police Add T3 Motion to Fleet

BELLEVUE, WA - The police department made the purchase with donated funds from the Bellevue Police Foundation.

California SCIF Cuts Fleet by More Than 90 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - A spokesperson from California's State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) said that no SCIF jobs are being eliminated, and that no facilities are closing, as a result of this reduction.

Fleet Toolbox’s fleetCOMPARE Benchmarking Tool

Fleet Toolbox offers a great way to benchmark your public-sector organization against other organizations called fleetCOMPARE.

San Diego Audit Recommends Reducing Number of Police, Fire Vehicles

SAN DIEGO - The audit recommended eliminating 76 vehicles in the fleet to reduce costs.

Clean Cities Atlanta to Hold Alternative-Fuel Fleet Workshop

STOCKBRIDGE, GA – On July 27, Clean Cities Atlanta will be holding an event called Advancing the Choice 2011: Fleets and Alternative Fuels.


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