Government Fleet News

Photo of Birmingham PD Chevrolet Caprice via YouTube.

City's Fuel Savings Allocated for Police, Fire Vehicles

The City of Birmingham (Ala.) will spend $1.9 million to purchase new police and fire vehicles with funds netted from a surplus created because fuel costs were substantially lower than projected.

NAFA Chapter Launches Sustainability Award

The NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter announced its first annual chapter Sustainability Award. The award recognizes fleets operating within the chapter area that are addressing sustainability. The application deadline is Sept. 8.

Photo courtesy of Evergreen CNG Systems.

Public CNG Station Opens Near LAX

TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.

Chevin Touts Advanced Software Integration

Advanced levels of integration with all kinds of systems are helping to power continued success at fleet software system provider Chevin Fleet Solutions, according to the company.

Photo by Kareem Girgis.

Fleet Technology Awards Announced

Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.

Ulster County's green fleet policy will have the county buying additional green vehicles, including electric vehicles. Photo courtesy of Ford

N.Y. County Approves Policy to Reach 5% Green Vehicles

The Ulster County, N.Y., legislature approved a green fleet policy on Aug. 18 that aims to reduce fleet greenhouse gas emissions and improve vehicle fuel efficiency. The county’s goal is to ensure that 5% of the fleet by 2020 are “green” vehicles.

Photo of 2016 Tahoe PPV courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Top Choice for K-9 Units

The Chevrolet Tahoe PPV has become a popular police vehicle used by K-9 units due to its roomy interior and rear climate control system, according to General Motors.

Photo of Hino's 195h cabover by Kevin Haegele.

Fleet Managers Go Hands-On With Green Vehicles

Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.

Ga. County Opens New Fleet Facility

Glynn County, Ga., opened a new fleet facility earlier this month, replacing a fire-damaged building that was at least 50 years old.

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EV, Hybrid Interest Flat for 3 Years

A new Harris Poll has found that U.S. customer interest in battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and gasoline-electric vehicles has largely remained unchanged since 2013.

Screen capture of I-96 and I-696 corridor obtained from site.

Michigan DOT Testing 'Smart' Roads

A 20-mile stretch of Michigan's interstate 96 and I-696 has been equipped with cameras and monitors to test the Department of Transportation's (MDOT) connected-corridor initiative, reported the Detroit News.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

USPS to Rent Cargo Vans to Fill Delivery Gaps

The U.S. Postal Service has asked companies to submit proposals for a rental contract for cargo vans to "fill in for vehicles out of service," according to a solicitation posted to

Photo courtesy of Rotary Lift

Rotary Lifts Now Available Through NJPA

Rotary Lift’s vehicle lifts are now available through the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) purchasing cooperative, allowing government fleets to streamline the buying process and efficiently outfit their maintenance facilities.

Diesel Prices Drop as Oil Hits 6-Year Lows

Amidst some of the lowest crude oil prices since 2009, the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel continued its more than 2-month streak of price drops.

IronPlanet Holds Heavy Equipment, Military Surplus Auctions

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, will conduct late summer auctions across its online marketplaces from August 26 to August 28.

Texas Fleet Manager Fired Amid Grievance Claim

The City of Odessa (Tex.) has fired its fleet manager after shop technicians claimed he was abusive to seasoned employees, reports the Odessa American.

Photo of WHA van courtesy of Enterprise Fleet Management.

Housing Authority's Lease Deal Reduces Maintenance Costs

The Wilmington (Del.) Housing Authority has turned to Enterprise Fleet Management for leased vehicles to reduce operational costs by more than $25,000 per year, the fleet management company has announced.

GSA Continues Partnership with Fleet Management Solutions

The General Services Administration (GSA) has extended its contract with Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), a division of GPS software developer Teletrac, for five more years.

Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas Police Vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified a trio of police vehicles to operate with bi-fuel propane autogas fueling systems provided by Alliance AutoGas, the vehicle modifier has announced.

Video Safety Tips for the New School Year

The National Safety Council and Washington State offer driving advice for back-to-school season.

Chevin to Launch 2015 Customer Survey

Chevin Fleet Solutions is aiming to beat the 93% satisfaction rating achieved in its own customer survey last year as it prepares to carry out the 2015 equivalent.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

FCA Recalls Ram 4500 and 5500 Trucks

The recall, which involves just 199 vehicles, will address a front suspension issue.

The deployment will include vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt (pictured), Ford Fusion Energi, and Nissan Leaf. Photo courtesy of GM

Atlanta Hires Vision Fleet to Lease EVs, Hybrids

The City of Atlanta is deploying a green fleet of 50 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in a $2.7 million demo project with Vision Fleet.

Photo via City of North Charleston website.

S.C. City Opens Public Works Complex

The City of North Charleston, S.C., has opened a new $42 million Public Works facility. It houses numerous public works functions, including fleet maintenance.

World of Speed to Host Pacific Northwest NAFA Chapter Meeting

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the NAFA Fleet Management Association will be held Thursday, September 10 at the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville, Ore.

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