Government Fleet News

Wyoming DOT Expands to Mobile Resource Management System

CHEYENNE, WY - Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) through its Wyolink state agency is expanding their CompassCom Software system to an enterprise Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solution for the state.

The MEMA meeting had a record number of 105 attendees.

MEMA Meeting Features Ford & Chrysler

WHITTIER, CA - The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) held its Annual Picnic and Vendor Fair on Thursday, July 14, at Parnell Park in Whittier, Calif. The meeting had a record number of 105 attendees ranging from Southern California municipal fleet employees and managers to product vendors.

City of Richmond Board Upholds Acquisition Contract for City Garbage Trucks

RICHMOND, VA - An appeals board has upheld Richmond's decision to award a $6 million contract for new garbage trucks to a Georgia company but has raised concerns about the city's bid process.

Audit Targets Oklahoma County Travel Pay and County Vehicle Use

McALESTER, OK - The Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s Office (OSAI) performed a special audit to “review officials’ salary increase for travel allowance and determine if it was proper.”

Indiana to Convert Vehicles to Alternative Fuels

AVON, IN - A massive effort to convert hundreds of Indiana state vehicles to alternative fuel sources is now under way. The $22.8 million project includes a $10.1 million federal grant.

DriveCam Insights Focus on Waste Fleets

SAN DIEGO - A DriveCam study focuses on the distribution of collisions and near collisions identified in 2009 by month, day, and year, specifically comparing commercial waste fleets to an aggregation of commercial fleets in various other industries.

Toyota 8-Series Lift Truck Modified to Perform Unmanned Robotic Pallet Manipulation

IRVINE, CA - Over two days in June, the U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency hosted demonstrations of an MIT-developed prototype unmanned robotic Toyota lift truck capable of locating, lifting, moving, and placing palletized supplies within an existing outdoor supply depot.

Switch to Online Auctions Helps Galveston Draw More Money

GALVESTON, TEXAS - The City of Galveston has nearly doubled its earning from auction items since making the switch to an online auction site in 2008.

Natural Gas to Make its Way to New York Fleets

NEW YORK - New York State's Office of General Services has awarded a three-year contract to Empire Coachworks to supply alternative fuel vehicles to all municipal and government agencies in the State of New York.

Report Recommends Reimbursement for San Mateo County

SAN MATEO, CA - Reimbursing employees for driving their own cars rather than assigning them county-owned vehicles could save San Mateo County up to $1.7 million per year, according to a recent grand jury report.

Lexington to Eliminate Lead Wheel Weights

LEXINGTON, KY - Mayor Jim Newberry announced the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services and the Division of Facilities and Fleet Management will begin eliminating the use of lead wheel weights on city vehicles.

Take-Home Cars Eliminated for St. Louis County Dept. Heads

CLAYTON, MO - St. Louis County department heads will lose their take-home vehicles at the end of 2010 as part of a plan to cut 1 percent from the county's budget next year.

New Hampshire Joins WSCA Contract

CONCORD, NH - New Hampshire is the latest state to join the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) contract.

Fleet managers shared their challenges with their peers, who were able to provide possible solutions.

Gov’t Fleet Managers Work Together to Find Solutions

AUSTIN, TX - Public sector fleet managers had the opportunity to get feedback from peers on how to handle some of the biggest challenges they face today during a roundtable discussion at the Government Fleet & Expo.

Republic Services Waste Truck Fleets in Calif. to Run on LNG

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels has contracted with Republic Services to deliver LNG fuel to Republic Waste Services of Southern California, Consolidated Disposal (Los Angeles County), and Solano Garbage (City of Fairfield).

Canyon County Resolving Emissions Testing Concerns

BOISE, ID - Canyon County is working to resolve issues surrounding emissions testing by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

City of Warren Eliminates Take-Home Cars & Cell Phones

WARREN, MI - City of Warren Mayor Jim Fouts has eliminated take-home vehicles and city-paid cell phones to cut costs.

Hoboken Outsources Maintenance Due to Lack of Facility Space

HOBOKEN, NJ - Requiring indoor space for vehicle maintenance and outdoor space for vehicle storage, the City of Hoboken has decided to outsource all vehicle maintenance until it can accommodate all vehicles into one facility.

GFX Speaker Presentations Available Online

TORRANCE, CA - Several presentations from the 2010 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in Austin are now available online.

2011-MY Fleet Incentives Available

TORRANCE, CA - Several manufacturers have announced fleet incentive programs for 2011-MY vehicles, ranging from $200-$4,500 for 95 models.

SALTZGIVER

Saltzgiver Named Director of Fleet Operations for Coca-Cola Enterprises

ATLANTA - Steve Saltzgiver has been named director of fleet operations for Coca Cola Enterprises based in Atlanta. Prior to this new appointment, Saltzgiver served as director of the Office of Fleet Management for the State of Georgia.

N.Y. Senate Passes Lead Wheel Weight Ban

NEW YORK - The New York State Senate, by a 35-26 margin, passed a bill banning the use of lead wheel weights.

Cochise County Keeps Fleet Light to Save Money

BISBEE, AZ - Cochise County Fleet Management Director Ruben Miranda has come up with ways to save the fleet money by maximizing fuel economy and holding on to vehicles for a longer period of time.

City of Baltimore Launches Car Sharing Program

BALTIMORE - The City of Baltimore has partnered with Zipcar Inc. to launch a car-sharing program with 22 new Zipcars parked in locations across the city.

San Francisco Plans Savings by Tracking Fleet Closer

SAN FRANCISCO - The City of San Francisco will keep closer track of employees' use of city vehicles to crack down on abuse and better manage the fleet to save money.

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