Government Fleet News

DFW Airport Gains Carbon Neutral Status

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has reached carbon neutral status partly because the airport converted its fleet to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), which has reduced carbon emissions by 25%.

Ford F-150 Raptor (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

Video: Ford F-150 Raptor Showcases Shock Absorbers

F-150 Raptor’s front and rear FOX shocks offer 44% more volume and increase overall suspension travel by approximately 15%.

Bosch Learning Portal Adds Virtual Garage Skills Assessment Program

Robert Bosch LLC has added the Bosch 2D Virtual Garage, an interactive training and skills assessment resource, to its Bosch Online Learning Portal.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Depreciation in Most Segments Improves in July

Used vehicles from the 2011 to 2015 model years depreciated 1.5% in July, a slight improvement over June's 1.7% depreciation rate, reports Black Book.

Ariz. City May Reduce Take-Home Fleet

The City of Nogales, Ariz. is looking into its take-home fleet to decide whether it should be reduced.

Infographic courtesy of GHSA.

Drowsy Driving Persists as Fatal Crash Cause

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association highlights the costs of drowsy driving -- in lives and dollars -- and what steps states can take to better combat the problem.

Texas City May Add 51 New Vehicles

The Killeen (Texas) City Council will hear two resolutions that, if passed, will add 51 new vehicles to the city's fleet totaling almost $1.47 million. Of the vehicles proposed, 39 will go to the city's aging police fleet at a cost of $1.18 million.

Photo of Pierce Enforcer pumper truck courtesy of Pierce

S.C. County to Standardize Fire Fleet with 9 Apparatus Orders

Horry County Fire Rescue in South Carolina has updated its fleet with nine Pierce fire apparatus as part of a fleet standardization effort.

Average Diesel Prices Slide, Crude Oil Gains

The average price of diesel fuel in the United States fell again last week, dropping to levels last seen in mid-May, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Dept. of Defense Extends Contract with IronPlanet

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has executed its option to extend its Commercial Venture 4-Rolling Stock (CV4-R) contract with IronPlanet, allowing the company to continue to sell rolling stock surplus assets of the DLA.

Boston Police Adds Ice Cream Truck to Fleet

The City of Boston unveiled a new addition to its fleet — an ice cream truck. The Ford truck is part of the law enforcement agency’s effort to connect with kids in the community by handing out ice cream.

Photo of 2016 P.I. Utility courtesy of Ford.

Albuquerque PD Adds 139 Ford SUVs

The Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department has purchased 139 Ford Police Interceptor Utility SUVs to replace its Dodge Chargers.

Safety Tip: Mountain Driving

Here's some mountain driving advice culled from the Colorado Driver Manual and the National Park Service.

VW Diesel Trust Prioritizes Government Over Commercial Fleets

The $2.7 billion trust fund set up under the proposed settlement between Volkswagen and environmental regulators would likely give priority to government fleets over their commercial brethren to eliminate diesel vehicles, according to a leading diesel group.

Photo courtesy of Mobility Ventures

Veterans Affairs Purchases Wheelchair-Accessible Vans

Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the purpose-built, wheelchair-accessible MV-1, announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has purchased five MV-1 vehicles for use at medical centers in Colorado, Florida, and Tennessee.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Mass. City Converts 25% of Fleet to Electric Vehicles

The City of New Bedford, Mass. has converted more than a quarter of its general use fleet to electric vehicles, making it the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Alley to Retire From King County Metro

John Alley, vehicle maintenance manager, has announced he will retire from King County Metro Transit in Seattle, Wash., on Aug. 31.

Spireon Touts 2016 First Half Growth

Spireon Inc. has achieved its 20th consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth, as the company added over 1 million new connected devices in the past year across its vehicle telematics segments.

Photo of Sprinter Worker courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Expands Sprinter Worker Lineup

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its Sprinter Worker lineup with additional chassis, engine, and body configurations geared toward the contracting, delivery and transportation service industries.

Photo via Flickr/mike krzeszak

S.C. City Outsources Refuse Collection

The City of Simpsonville, S.C., is contracting out its refuse collection instead of replacing its aging fleet.

Photo of the 2016 F-150 SSV courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Increase 13.2% in July

Sales of fleet vehicles to government agencies from five manufacturers increased 13.2% to 22,160 units in July on the strength of sales of trucks, SUVs, and vans.

Photo courtesy of State of West Va.

W.Va. State Audit Seeks Accurate Vehicle Count

The State of West Virginia is undergoing a fleet audit to determine an accurate vehicle count and to see if it really needs all its vehicles.

Vassar College Automates Motor Pool Management

Vassar College has selected FleetCommander fleet and motor pool technologies to automate its motor pool management processes, collect the data needed to make fleet right-sizing decisions, and improve service provided to faculty, staff, and students.

Photo of 2015 Altima courtesy of Nissan.

Newer Toyota, Nissan Models Among Most Stolen

Two 2014 Toyota cars — the Camry and Corolla — and the 2015 Nissan Altima made a list of the most frequently stolen vehicles during 2015 and four General Motors models were among the most stolen 2015 models, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Takeuchi Launches Telematics System

Takeuchi-US has launched a new telematics system, Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM). TFM hardware comes standard on select excavators and track loaders in the Takeuchi lineup.

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