Government Fleet News


Ohio University Hires Fleet Manager

Kent State in Ohio has hired John Croop, CAFM, as its new fleet services superintendent. Croop previously served as assistant fleet manager and mechanic for Geauga County Sheriff’s Office in Chardon, Ohio.


Onspot Names Sales, Marketing VP

Onspot of North America has appointed Eric Jones as its vice president of sales and marketing.

Wash. City Adds Chevin's Fleet Management Software

The City of Olympia, Wash., has implemented Chevin Fleet Solutions' Web-based enterprise fleet management software, the company has announced.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Passing on a Two-Lane Roadway

Here's some advice, provided by the Iowa Department of Transportation, on how to safely pass another vehicle on a two-lane road or highway. offers video tips as well.

GFX Announces Support for Cell Phones for Soldiers

GFX attendees can bring old, gently used cell phones to GFX to donate to Cell Phones for Soldiers or make a cash donation to the group on site.

Audit Questions N.C. Utility's Maintenance Charges to City

The Fayetteville (N.C.) Public Works Commission has been charging the city up to 44% in markup and administrative charges to service the city's vehicles, according to an internal audit.

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Cincinnati Budget Would Ramp Up Fleet Spending

The City of Cincinnati's mayor and city manager have proposed a 2016 fiscal-year budget that includes an additional $91 million for road repair, maintenance, and new fleet vehicles.

Pictured is Kubota headquarters in Torrance, Calif. Photo courtesy of Kubota.

Kubota to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Texas

Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) and Kubota Credit Corporation (KCC) announced on May 14 that they will relocate their headquarters to Grapevine, Texas.

Senators Float Midsummer Highway Bill Patch

With one week left to pass a short-term funding extension two key Democratic lawmakers have introduced a measure to extend the authorization of surface transportation programs into this July.

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USPS Considering Drone Delivery Vehicle

The Workhorse Group — with its electric truck and a drone delivery system — is among the 15 companies qualified by the U.S. Postal Service as potential suppliers of its next-generation delivery vehicle.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Study: 25 Percent of Cars Create Most Air Pollution

The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups Recalled

The recall, which affects 48,309 2015 model-year mid-size trucks in the U.S., will address seat frame attachment hooks that weren't properly connected.

City Issues Purchasing Cards After Exercise Equipment Order

The City of Toledo, Ohio, departments will begin using “P cards,” or purchasing cards, following the unauthorized purchase of $7,000 in exercise equipment by fleet employees.

Montgomery County Opens CNG Fueling Site

Montgomery County, Md., recently opened its second compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The new site offers CNG and E-85 fuel to fleet and public drivers.

Fleet Technology Expo Brings Back Largest Green Ride & Drive

This year’s Fleet Technology Expo is bringing back Green Fleet Conference’s Green Ride and Drive Event, offering attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of green vehicles from major manufacturers.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Steering

The North American recall affects 12,328 2015 model-year Ford F-150 pickup trucks at risk for steering loss.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Tornado Response

The past week has seen a number of dangerous tornadoes, some of them deadly. Here are some Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) safety tips you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

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Mitchell 1 Adds More Graphs to ProDemand

Mitchell 1 has expanded its coverage of waveform and PID graphs in its ProDemand repair, diagnostic, and maintenance information program to now total more than 750,000 graphs.

Audit Takes NY County to Task for Fleet Oversight

A state audit has called out Delaware County's (N.Y.) fleet management practices, focusing its harshest critique on the county's lack of oversight of personal use and vehicle disposal practices.

Photo courtesy of Polaris Industries/GEM.

GEM eL XD Cars Recalled for Welds

The recall from Polaris Industries affects 628 of the hybrid electric vehicles.

Leggett & Platt Reconfigures Upfitting Facilities

To increase capabilities and continue to meet the needs of fleet customers, Leggett & Platt CVP announced the expansion of its Kansas City facility, opening of a new facility in Baltimore, and closure of the Elyria, Ohio, install facility.

Utility Service Provider to Implement Trimble Driver Safety Solution

Atlantic Tower Services (ATS), a full-service equipment maintenance, repair and installation service company that specializes in telecommunications infrastructure and electrical power generation, is implementing the Trimble Driver Safety solution across its fleet of vehicles.

Photo courtesy of CEI.

CEI Releases Training Module on Drowsy Driving

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) has released a new online fleet training module that educates drivers about ways to avoid the dangers of drowsy driving.

Photo courtesy of Utilimarc.

Utility Service Trucks Analyzed in Benchmarking Study

Utilimarc's benchmarking report for light-duty service trucks uses data from 40 utility fleet clients and includes more than 3,600 vehicles under 20,000 GVWR with a service body without an aerial device.

Photo via facebook/Detroit Police Department.

Detroit Police Test Take-Home Vehicles

The Detroit Police Department launched a take-home police vehicle program on Thursday, providing a refurbished 2004 Crown Victoria to an officer who lives in the city.

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