Government Fleet News

Philadelphia Mayor to Cut 500 Vehicles from Fleet

PHILADELPHIA – As part of a proposal to cut Philadelphia's budget for the 2010 fiscal year, Mayor Michael Nutter plans to cut 500 vehicles from the city fleet, according to the New York Times.

Manatee County Fleet Receives National Recognition

MANATEE COUNTY, FL – The Association of Equipment Management Professionals presented Fleet Services its "Fleet Master of the Year" honor at an industry conference in Orlando.

Glenn County to Spend $410K on Replacement Vehicles

WILLOWS, CA – Fourteen of the 20 replacements are for law enforcement patrol cars, which are usually replaced after 90,000 miles or five years, according to

Ohio State University Switches Car-Sharing Companies

COLUMBUS, OHIO – After two years with the car-sharing company Zipcar, Ohio State has decided to continue the program with another vendor, Connect By Hertz.

How Does Your Fleet Reduce Fuel Costs?

TORRANCE, CA – Please take a few minutes to provide your insight on fuel cost reduction strategies. GF greatly appreciates your input!

Wise Gas, Inc. and Altech-Eco Join Forces to Offer Bi-Fuel Gasoline/Natural Gas Vehicle to Florida Consumers

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Wise Gas, Inc. and Altech-Eco have signed an exclusive representation agreement to bring EPA-certified dedicated and bi-fuel (gasoline/compressed natural gas) retro-fitted Ford Focus vehicles to Florida consumers.

Boulder City Manager Describes Green Efforts

BOULDER, CO – Efforts include encouraging local driving alternatives, converting 40 percent of fleet to alt-fuel vehicles, and installing solar systems on three city buildings.

Pa. Lawmakers Cut Back on State Vehicle Use

HARRISBURG, PA – Expecting public scrutiny of all their perks, Pennsylvania legislators have eschewed the chance to drive state cars, according to

Tacoma Police Detectives to Drive Hybrids

TACOMA, WA – The Tacoma Police department is adding four hybrid cars to its fleet of unmarked vehicles, to be outfitted with emergency lights and other equipment. The additional vehicles will be driven by detectives, according to The News Tribune.

Augusta Using GPS to Save Fuel & Taxpayer Money

AUGUSTA, GA – More than 150 Augusta city vehicles are being equipped with GPS tracking systems in efforts to reduce fuel use and save tax dollars, according to WJBF News.

How Does Your Fleet Reduce Fuel Costs?

TORRANCE, CA – Please take a few minutes to provide your insight on fuel cost reduction strategies. GF greatly appreciates your input!

GPS Insight Announces Several Hardware Tracking Options with the Same Interface

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - GPS Insight, a GPS tracking hardware and software solutions supplier for commercial and municipal fleet vehicles, announces the capability to host multiple hardware types within a single interface.

Fallbrook Technologies Inc. Unveils New Accessory Drive Applications

NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology helps improve fuel economy, generate more power at idle, and facilitate the use of smaller engines, according to the company.

GFX Conference Agenda Based on Fleet Manager Responses

DENVER, CO – Based on results from a survey of hundreds of government fleet managers, the Government Fleet Expo & Conference will address concerns expressed by public sector fleets during this challenging economic climate.

Several Florida Counties Expect More Than $200K in Fuel Cost Savings

MACCLENNY, FL – If fuel prices continue to drop, several counties in Florida may fall under their fuel budgets, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Localities Team Up to Cut Fuel Costs

ATLANTA – Governments from Atlanta to Athens-Clarke County are working together to purchase up to 20 million gallons of fuel in bulk to help save each thousands of dollars, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Eagle County Working to Go 'Green'

EAGLE COUNTY, CO – The addition of 20 hybrid sedans to its motor vehicle fleet about two years ago was met with some skepticism, but the benefits were soon realized when gas prices began to rise.

Tucson Closer to Having Network of Electric-Car Chargers

TUCSON, AZ – With new electric vehicles scheduled to be on the road in Tucson in January 2010, the City hopes to get electric charging stations built into every parking garage, parking lot, and street corner.

Calling a Public Sector Fleet Manager? You'll Probably Get Voicemail

TORRANCE, CA – How successful are people trying to reach public sector fleet managers by phone? To find out, Government Fleet randomly called 40 fleet managers, and was able to speak directly to 7. The rest went to voicemail.

Four-Day Workweek Boosts Energy Savings and Employee Morale for Yavapai County Public Works

PRESCOTT, AZ – Closing the building one day each week amounts to almost an entire workweek of energy costs saved and a three-day weekend for Yavapai County Public Works employees to attend to personal business.

Boston Fire Department to Hire Fleet Manager

BOSTON – With the Jan. 9 death of a Boston Fire Department lieutenant attributed to brake failure, a report by an outside consultant recommends the city hire a fleet manager to oversee a preventive maintenance regimen.

City of Jacksonville Expected to Save $7 Million on Fuel Costs

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Expecting to pay an average of $3.75 a gallon for its gasoline and diesel this year, only about half of the city's fuel budget will be spent, according to

Networkfleet Launches Satellite Maps for Wireless Fleet Management

- New mapping capability displays vehicles in real-world setting -


Bartole Promoted at New Jersey City University

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Patrick Bartole, CAFM, has been promoted to assistant facilities operations manager in New Jersey City University (NJCU) Department of Facilities and Construction Management.

City of Lawrence Cuts Costs by Using Solar Panels on Emergency Vehicles

LAWRENCE, KS - The City of Lawrence's emergency-response vehicles are sporting a new "green" look.

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