Government Fleet News

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 Philly.com.

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 Jacksonville.com.

Networkfleet Launches Satellite Maps for Wireless Fleet Management

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

BARTOLE

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.

Jackson County Sheriff "Greens" Patrol Vehicles

JEFFERSON, GA - Jackson County Sheriff Stan Evans has converted his fleet of nine patrol vehicles to a hybrid propane fuel system. The County intends to convert a total of 50 vehicles by the end of the year.

GFX Can Help Fleets with the Current Economy

DENVER - With the impact of current economy conditions on public sector fleets, it is essential fleet managers do what they can to address specific challenges within their fleets.

ECOtality and Nissan Partner to Launch Electric Vehicles in Arizona's Pima County

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - ECOtality, Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced it has entered into a commitment with Nissan North America and Pima Association of Governments (PAG) to facilitate the establishment of electric vehicle (EV) charge infrastructure throughout Arizona's Pima County.

SAKAI Appoints Miller Construction Equipment in Southeast Alaska

ADAIRSVILLE, GA - SAKAI is pleased to announce the appointment of the Miller Construction Equipment Sales as an authorized dealer in the state of Alaska.

Share Your Best Fleet Ideas With the Industry

TORRANCE, CA – What strategies have proven successful for your fleet? Think other fleets can benefit from your experiences and practices? Share your ideas with the rest of the industry!

Public Sector Salary Survey — Are You Paid Enough?

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is currently conducting its second biannual Public Sector Salary Survey. Are you paid enough? Find out by participating in this survey before March 27.

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