Government Fleet News

Westchester County Reduces Take-Home Cars

WHITE PLAINS, NY - As part of cost-cutting measures, Westchester County is cutting take-home cars for some of its 109 government workers with the privilege.

Cell Phone Policy Change Proposed for Lee County

FORT MYERS, FL - Lee County's cell phone policy may be changed to prevent phone or electronic device use while operating a County vehicle or piece of equipment. The proposed changes would also affect workers using personal vehicles for County business.

City of Hampton Purchases Fuel Management Solution

HAMPTON, VA - The City of Hampton has extended its use of AssetWorks fleet solutions by implementing the FuelFocus fuel management solution, integrating it with the company's FleetFocus maintenance management software already in use.

AlertDriving Launches Enhanced Version of Driver Assessment Tool

TORONTO - AlertDriving, the global provider of web-based fleet risk management solutions, announced the launch of the latest version of its driver risk assessment tool, Hazard Perception Evaluation 2.0.

Navistar Defense Grows MaxxPro Vehicles with Tractor Variant and Ambulance Kit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Navistar Defense, LLC on Oct. 25 launched both the International MaxxPro ambulance kit and the MaxxPro Tractor variant at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition.

NTSB to Offer Course on Disaster Response

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is offering a three-day course, "Transportation Disaster Response - A Course for Emergency Responders," at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Va., (near Washington, D.C.) on Nov. 16-18.

GE Capital Fleet Services to Provide Telematics Solutions for American Fire Protection Group

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services announced Oct. 25 that it will provide American Fire Protection Group (AFPG), a national fire protection system provider, its telematics-based Mobile Resource Intelligence program.

Free Webinar on How to Get an ROI from Safety

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet is hosting a Webinar on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern). Join us for an informative look at driving safety and how focusing on the driver can help you drive smarter and safer, increasing the efficiency of your fleet.

Audit Calls for San Jose to Eliminate 93 Take-Home Vehicles

SAN JOSE, CA - An audit of the City of San Jose fleet found the City could save $630K annually by eliminating 93 take-home vehicles.

City of Dallas Fleet Services Getting an Overhaul

DALLAS - City of Dallas officials are working to overhaul management of the City's Fleet Services Division, which operates a 5,100-unit fleet. Points identified for improvement include reduction of vehicle downtime, better adherence to preventive maintenance schedule, and faster make ready processing of vehicles.

Caterpillar to Buy MWM, Expand its Sustainable Power Generation Solutions

PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar Inc., has signed an agreement to acquire MWM Holding GmbH from 3i. With the acquisition of the global provider of sustainable alternative engines, Caterpillar will expand customer options for sustainable power generation solutions.

(L-R) Eaton's Bill Weber and Kevin McLean, Notre Dame Executive Vice President John F Affleck-Graves and Eaton's Dave Bucklew showcase Eaton's EV Quick Charger (far right). (Photo: Business Wire)

University of Notre Dame Receives EV Charging Stations

NOTRE DAME, IN - The University of Notre Dame will be provided with charging stations from Eaton Corporation to demonstrate the capabilities of utilizing electric vehicles (EV) in the university's fleet.

Phil Fitzgerald Joins PHH Arval to Enhance Government Business

SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval has announced that Phil Fitzgerald has joined the company as National Director of Governmental Sales.

The vans will be covered by GM's three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

GM Showcases CNG Van at Green Fleet Conference

SAN DIEGO - General Motors showcased the industry's only fully integrated, compressed natural gas cargo vans in public for the first time at the 2010 Green Fleet Conference in San Diego.

Summit County Opens New Fleet Maintenance Facility

FRISCO, CO - Summit County officials welcomed the completion of a $14 million fleet maintenance facility at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 18 in Frisco.

Students Gain Fleet Maintenance Experience

WAUSAU, WI - One of the apprenticeships offered to high school students across Northcentral Wisconsin is with the Wausau Department of Public Works automotive maintenance team, where students can learn about repairing vehicles.

Matt Betz moderated the "Sharing Best Practices in Green Fleet Management" panel discussion. Panelists were (l-r): Rick Ferguson, Erin Miller, Dan Steere, and Vernon Helbig.

LeasePlan USA’s Matthew Betz Moderates Best Practice Sharing Panel at Green Fleet Conference

SAN DIEGO - During this year's Green Fleet Conference in San Diego on Oct. 18-19, Matthew Betz, vice president, government fleet services for LeasePlan USA, moderated the panel "Sharing Best Practices in Green Fleet Management."

Palm Springs USD Installs GPS Tracking System

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Palm Springs Unified School District (USD) selected Networkfleet 4200 GPS fleet tracking system to improve the district's vehicle utilization, reduce fuel costs, and increase safety.

US Department of State Contracts New Fleet Management System

WASHINGTON - To optimize its more than 10,500-unit fleet, the U.S. Department of State has contracted with Chevin Fleet Solutions for a global roll-out of its fleet management information system, FleetWave.

Carbon Motors makes Fortune Magazine ‘Top-Ten’ List

CONNERSVILLE, IN - Carbon Motors continues to make extraordinary progress in the development of its enforcement patrol vehicle, so much so that Fortune Magazine has named Carbon Motors in its latest edition as one of its picks of the 10 brands to watch.

Integrating dynamic weather data into Telogis Fleet 8 allows fleet managers to monitor incoming weather patterns that may affect their crews in the field, or routing of crews to a jobsite.

Telogis Introduces New Advanced, Scalable Fleet Management Platform: Telogis Fleet 8

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Telogis, the platform for location intelligence, introduces Telogis Fleet 8, a reliable and scalable GPS fleet management software.

Minnesota Bolsters E-85 Use

ST. PAUL - Minnesota state government agencies have increased their retail purchases of E-85 nearly 10-fold in five years, according to the state's Department of Administration. In the first nine months of 2010, agencies have purchased nearly 725,000 gallons of E-85, compared to about 73,000 gallons over the same period in 2005.

Last Chance to Vote for Car & Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for Automotive Fleet's annual Fleet Car and Truck of the Year, open to all professional fleet managers, will end Friday, Oct. 22.

Diamondback Awarded GSA Contract for Truck Bed Covers

PHILIPSBURG, PA - DiamondBack Truck Covers announced that the company has been awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) contract to offer its line of utility-oriented truck bed covers to pick-up truck drivers across all U.S. government agencies.

Houston Approves Fleet Consolidation Plan to Save $21.8M

HOUSTON - On Oct. 13, Houston City Council approved a fleet consolidation plan to achieve $21.8 million in fleet savings. The plan includes the creation of a Fleet Management Department.


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