Government Fleet News

State Fleet Managers Workshop to Focus on the Future of Fleet Management

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators' 2017 State Fleet Managers Workshop is themed “Connecting Your Fleet to the Future” and will feature sessions focused on autonomous vehicles — cybersecurity, infrastructure, and liability.

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Md. County Adds 16 Bolt EVs

Montgomery County, Md., has purchased 16 new Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) at a cost of $622,254. These additions bring the county up to 243 electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Mo. City Approves $5M to Replace Fire Trucks

Generally, the Jefferson City (Mo.) Fire Department replaces its trucks every 20 years, and each truck is kept on the frontline for 10 years before being transferred to reserves.

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W.Va. County Leases Vehicles to Reduce Insurance Costs

Preston County, W.Va., is moving toward leasing its vehicles rather than purchasing them in order to decrease insurance costs, reduce its fleet, and replace its aged vehicles.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Remains at 25.3

The May value is up 5.2 mpg since October 2007, the first month of monitoring by UMTRI. This value is 0.2 mpg below the peak of 25.5 mpg from August 2014.

Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Texas Texting Ban Takes Effect in September

After a decade of failed legislative attempts, the state finally has a law on the books that prohibits texting while driving.

Calif. Groups to Host Fleet Academy

California fleet associations and industry groups in Northern California have banded together to host the 2017 Collaborative Municipal Equipment Fleet Academy. The training event takes place June 20-21.

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Tulsa Opens Public CNG Station

The City of Tulsa, Okla., is opening its second public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on June 8. It will be used to fuel its fleet vehicles and will be open to the public.

Photo of XL Hybrid Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

More Fleets Choose XL Hybrids' Plug-In Hybrid F-150

Three of the latest companies that intend to add XLP F-150s to their fleet include the City of Long Beach, Calif., Southern California Edison (SCE), and Tampa Electric (TECO).

Workhorse to Exhibit Plug-In Pickup at EUFMC

Workhorse will exhibit the new W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck at the 2017 Electric Utilities Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va., June 4-7.

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Safety Tip: Peripheral Awareness

Here's advice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to help drivers improve their peripheral awareness and avoid side collisions.

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‘Move Over’ Laws Add Protection for Utility Vehicles

Two states have passed legislation to protect the safety of utility workers through ‘Move Over’ laws, which require drivers to change lanes when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle.

Federal Signal Completes $270 Million Acquisition of TBEI

Federal Signal has completed its acquisition of Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump bodies and trailers, for a purchase price of $270 million.

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Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Vehicle Technology Bill

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have announced that they are reintroducing the Vehicle Innovation Act, which is aimed at encouraging investment, research, and development in clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies.

FHP's new patrol car is painted all black, trading in bright colored graphics and a light bar for discreet lettering. Photo via Flickr/Rich Menga

Florida Highway Patrol Debuts 'Ghost' Cars

The new graphics package not only keeps roads safer, it is also more affordable than the two-toned paint and large light bar used on its current fleet of marked cruisers


PG&E Hires Regional Fleet Manager From Sacramento

Isena Garcia, CAFM, was named manager, regional fleet operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Mo. Names Acting Director of General Services Division

Cindy Dixon, has been named acting director, Division of General Services for the State of Missouri Office of Administration in Jefferson City, Mo.

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N.J. City Leases Patrol Cars

Jersey City, N.J., has moved to leasing SUVs for the first time for its police officers. The city will pay just under $1 million as part of its four-year leasing agreement

Photo courtesy of Muncie Sanitary District

Ind. City Unveils CNG Patrol Cars

Each vehicle is equipped with bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) systems, capable of carrying 8.5 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of CNG as well as regular gasoline.

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

IronPlanet Announces Early Summer Cat Sale

IronPlanet announced a sneak peek into its upcoming Cat Online Summer sale, which takes place on June 7. Bidders will have over 300 pieces of quality, used Cat equipment to choose from.

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Cummins Approves Renewable Diesel for Medium-Duty Engines

Cummins announced that its B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with certain kinds of renewable diesel fuels.

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Chicago Issues RFP for New Fleet Building

The City of Chicago released a request for proposals (RFP) for a new facility for 225 employees from Fleet and Facility Management. The RFP also includes a replacement satellite shop and a replacement fuel site.

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U.S. Bank Updates Voyager Fleet Card to Cover EV Charging

U.S. Bank is teaming up with ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, to offer Voyager Network Fleet Card acceptance at tens of thousands of ChargePoint charging ports throughout the United States.

Photo via Wikimedia/Rennett Stowe

Mo. City Loses Fire Trucks in Fire

The Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department lost the last of its fire trucks in a building fire. It was already running on a limited fleet after being hit by a major flood last month.


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