Government Fleet News

Pittsburgh Mayor Pushes for Fleet Consolidation

PITTSBURGH - In order to begin a fleet consolidation process, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has asked City Council to extend its contract with First Vehicle Services (FVS) up to six months so it ends when Allegheny County's separate contract with FVS ends.

City of Enterprise Makes First Batch of Biodiesel

ENTERPRISE, AL - After a year of preparations, the City of Enterprise successfully made its first batch of biodiesel fuel - 275 gallons worth.

City of Springfield, Mo. Makes Move to Natural Gas Fleet

SPRINGFIELD, MO - City of Springfield officials want to transition from regular gasoline in the city's fleet to compressed natural gas.

City of Eden Prairie Gets Closer to Fleet Efficiency Goal

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - The City has implemented a "20-40-15" initiative, which calls for Eden Prairie to increase the efficiency of its facilities by 20 percent (compared to 2005 levels) and fleet efficiency by 40 percent, all by 2015.

St. Clair County Projects $250K Savings by Outsourcing Maintenance

ST. CLAIR, MI - Saving $250,000 annually is just one of the benefits St. Clair County expects from outsourcing its vehicle maintenance operations, according to Kirk Weston, managing director of the St. Clair County Road Commission.

Summit County Changes Vehicle Policy

PARK CITY, UT - County Manager Bob Jasper said he wants to cut costs by requiring employees to pay to drive their county vehicles home if they live outside Summit County.

Breckenridge Police to Upgrade Fleet Vehicles

BRECKENRIDGE, TX - The City of Breckenridge was awarded $35,104 to upgrade its fleet of patrol vehicles.

Comal County Considers Alt-Fuels for Fleet

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX - Comal County commissioners voted May 6 to join the city of New Braunfels, New Braunfels Utilities, and Comal Independent School District in studying the possibility of powering their fleet using alternative fuels.

CODA Automotive Taps David Funston as VP of Fleet and Commercial Sales

SANTA MONICA, CA - CODA Automotive hired David Funston as vice president, Fleet and Commercial Sales. Funston is charged with marketing the all-electric CODA sedan to commercial fleet customers including institutions, corporations, and municipalities.

Safety Vehicles Donated to San Bernardino Sheriff’s Dept.

HIGHLAND, CA - San Bernardino Sheriff's Department recently received two new public safety vehicles from the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Expands Sales Management Team

FITCHBURG, MA – Chevin Fleet Solutions has recently added Joe Morgan to its sales staff as national account manager.

Government Fleets Win Sustainability Fleet Awards

DETROIT - Several public sector fleet managers were recognized for implementing, pioneering, innovative, and creative programs to help with their agency's overall sustainable or green initiative.

Albuquerque Cuts Alt-Fuel Use to Save Money

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The City of Albuquerque has decided to break away from alternative fuels in order to cut costs, according to KOAT.com.

City of Raleigh to Join Sparta Municipal Lease Program

The City of Raleigh, N.C., is anticipated to become the latest addition to Sparta Commercial Services, Inc. (SRCO) Municipal Lease Program with the acquisition of a new fleet of police motorcycles, according to SRCO.

FDA Enforces Vehicle Safety & Sanitation

SILVER SPRING, MD - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested commercial food transporters to follow newly issued guidance to reduce the chances of physical, chemical, biological and other risks during transportation of foods.

OBDII Trouble Code Quick Reference Guides Released

SAN DIEGO - A full set of OBDII Trouble Code Quick-Reference guides are now available to help properly diagnosis and repair trouble codes on late-model vehicles.

David Vasquez (right) accepts the 2010 Larry Goill award for his vehicle justification model.

Fleet Manager Awarded for Strategy to Cut Take-Home Use

DETROIT - David Vasquez, previous director of fleet maintenance for Lake County, was recently awarded for developing a solution to reduce use of take-home vehicles.

DePaulo (left) was highly recommended for the award by town officials.

Buckeye Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Earns Arizona APWA Award

BUCKEYE, AZ - Michael DePaulo, fleet maintenance supervisor for the Town of Buckeye, has received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Arizona Chapter Award of Merit.

City of San Marcos Rejects Fire Chief’s Hybrid Truck

SAN MARCOS, TX - The San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) has come under scrutiny once for requesting high dollar equipment.

Washington, N.C. ‘Goes Green’

WASHINGTON, NC - Washington has implemented a green-fleets policy to help combat rising fuel costs.

LONGOBART

Longobart Joins City of Santa Ana

SANTA ANA, CA - Rick Longobart has been named facilities and fleet manager for the City of Santa Ana, Calif.

<i>Government Fleet</i> Joins MEMA

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is now an Associate Member of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA).

Navistar Introduces New Features for Waste Collection Trucks

ATLANTA - Navistar, Inc. recently introduced a number of new waste collection features now available for the International DuraStar and International WorkStar vocational trucks at the Waste Expo 2010.

City of Boston Approves Ford Transit Connect Taxi Use

BOSTON - The City of Boston is the first municipality in America to approve the Ford Transit Connect for taxi use.

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Sokolis Group Announces New Account Manager

WARRINGTON, PA - As Sokolis Group's new account manager, Laura Owens will be responsible for managing and maintaining accounts by analyzing detailed fuel information and using her strong math skills to capture savings through fuel audits.

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