Government Fleet News

Delphi to Provide Communications Link for Caterpillar

TROY, MI - Delphi Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE: CAT) to supply telematics transceivers for heavy construction machinery starting in 2010.

First Vehicle Services Maintains Fleet for Inaugural Motorcade

CINCINNATI – Hundreds of vehicles maintained by Cincinnati-based First Vehicle Services will be on hand today to support D.C. Metropolitan Police (DCMPD) efforts for the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.

KGL Transportation Company Leads Competition with Fleet Management Solutions All-Satellite Tracking

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - When it comes to safe, reliable and cost-effective movement of goods in the Middle East, KGL Transportation Company (KGL TC) is a leader. With a workforce of over 1,000 and a fleet of more than 2,500 trucks, the company has built an impressive 25-year track record for providing the fastest transit time by road within the region to both government and commercial organizations.

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City of White Plains and New York Power Authority Partner to Purchase Diesel-Electric Hybrid Bucket Truck

WHITE PLAINS, NY - White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino and New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel announced the arrival of the city's first hybrid bucket truck.

Tippecanoe County Ambulance Fleet Receives Upgrades

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, IN - The effort to improve ambulance service in Tippecanoe County is getting a funding infusion from a group of township trustees.

Danville Adds Hybrid to its Vehicle Fleet

DANVILLE, VA - The City of Danville is giving hybrid vehicles a test drive with the purchase of a 2008 Toyota Prius.

City of Elkhart Revises City's Vehicle and Equipment Buy/Replace Policy

SOUTH BEND, IN - Elkhart’s fleet manager, Joe Kaler, has developed a fleet purchase and replacement policy and city Mayor Dick Moore’s on board with the plan.

AssetWorks Announces the Deployment of FleetFocus at the City of Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids Transit

WAYNE, PA - AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and Automated Fuel Systems, announced that the City of Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids Transit has signed a contract to deploy FleetFocus.

California Autobody Association Sanctions Green Certification

SACRAMENTO, CA – David McClune, Executive Director of the California Autobody Association (CAA) announced an agreement with GRC-Pirk Management for members to acquire Certified Green Investment (CGI) qualifications.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Introduces MilePost

Intended to help fleets achieve the full potential of telematics technology, Chevin Fleet Solutions has recently launched a new product dubbed MilePost.

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Tour the Denver City and County Fleet Facility at GFX

DENVER - Those in attendance at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) will have the opportunity to visit and tour the Denver City and County Fleet Facility, hosted by Denver Fleet Director, Ernie Ivy and his staff.

Chester County Controller Recommends Consolidating Department Fleets

CHESTER COUNTY, PA - Performance audits conducted by Chester County Controller Valentino F. DiGiorgio, contain recommendations for changes to the county’s fleet management as a part of a cost reduction strategy.

Provo City Puts Two Electric Trucks on the Road

PROVO CITY, UTAH - For the next 30 days, Mayor Lewis Billings is exchanging the grumble of a combustion engine for the hum of an electric motor.

Alaska State DOT Fleet Reports Diesel Fuel Theft

ANCHORAGE, AK - Using a 100-gallon tank mounted on the back of his personal pickup, a state Department of Transportation employee siphoned off thousands of gallons of state-owned diesel fuel over seven years until being caught last summer

City of Newark First in Nation Using Cars to Power Grid

NEWARK, DE - The City of Newark, Delaware became the first electric utility in the U.S. to use a car to store and provide power for the local electric grid.

Snohomish County May Cut Vehicle Stipends for Officials

EVERETT, WA - If an ordinance proposed by Snohomish County Council Chairman Mike Cooper is approved, county coffers will no longer have to pay out $570 each month to nearly a dozen elected officials.

CCAR Introduces New S/P2 Module for “Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles”

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) announces the introduction of new module for its “S/P2” (Safety and Pollution Prevention) e-learning program on “Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles.”

Study Shows Take-home Police Cars a Pricey Policy for City of Greensboro

GREENSBORO, NC - Most people involved agree on the benefits of Greensboro patrol officers having individually-assigned vehicles that they can drive home.

Controller Critical of L.A. Workers Driving City Cars

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Controller Laura Chick released two audits raising questions about the hundreds of police and fire officials, elected officials, city department heads and staff who have been allowed to take home city-owned cars at a time when the nation’s second-largest municipality faces a $433-million deficit.

AssetWorks FleetFocus and FuelFocus Selected to Improve Fleet Operations for University of Hawaii

WAYNE, PA – AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and Automated Fuel Systems, announced that it has commenced a fleet management software and fuel system services deployment with the University of Hawaii’s main campus in Honolulu.

Last Chance to Nominate Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is coming to a close with accepting nominations for the 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

collectiveFleet v5.3 Latest Fleet Information Management Software

NORTH LIBERTY, IOWA - Collective Data, Inc., the makers of collectiveFleet integrated fleet management solutions, announced the release of collectiveFleet v5.3, the latest edition of the popular fleet information management software.

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GFX Keynote Speaker Announced

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) has announced Greg Gray as the keynote speaker for its conference on June 8-10 at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center.

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In Memoriam: Bruce Wiley, 1957-2008

CHESTERFIELD, MI - Bruce Wiley, Product and Marketing manager for the Law Enforcement Program for GM Fleet & Commercial Operations, passed away on Dec. 28, 2008. He was 51.

City of Charlottesville Has a "Green City Vision" for Fleet

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - It's no secret the City of Charlottesville works hard to call itself a "green city." Leaders have enacted countless "green" initiatives to keep the city on the cutting-edge of environmentalism.

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