Government Fleet News

California Grants Millions for Biodiesel, NGV Projects

The California Energy Commission approved more than $83.7 million in grants and loans for 46 energy-related projects, including a number of projects involving alternative fuels.

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2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.

Chevin Introduces Health Check Alerts for Fleet Software

Chevin’s new health check alerts monitor client’s fleet software and provide a pro-active support service.

Diesel Price at Lowest Level in More than 5 Years

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has fallen once again over the past week, posting its fifth uninterrupted drop and hitting its lowest level since late December of 2009, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

FTX Registration Is Open

Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, Fleet Technology Expo takes a comprehensive look at fleet efficiencies. Register before July 24 for the early-bird discount.

Vincentric Announces 2015 Fleet Value Awards

Vincentric has announced its 2015 Best Fleet Value awards with Ford, FCA US, General Motors and Toyota capturing the most categories for their 2015 model-year vehicles.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: The Art of Parallel Parking

There are plenty of drivers who dread or avoid parallel parking, but it's really not that difficult to master. Here's some practical advice, provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and All-Star Driver, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Fla. Forest Service Enlists Military Vehicle

The Florida Forest Service is waging its war on forest fires with the help of an armored tactical vehicle that the agency acquired from the federal government through the military surplus program.

Photo of Ram ProMaster City courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Announces 26-City 2016-MY Fleet Tour Dates

FCA US will begin a 26-city tour of fleet previews on April 23 that begins in Iowa and ends in Seattle eight weeks later.

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National Renewable Energy Lab Offers Online CNG Tool

Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness.

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N.C. County Takes Delivery of Medical Transport Helicopter

Dare County, N.C., has taken delivery of an Airbus H145 helicopter for its air medical transport service that covers the Outer Banks region. It will be the first H145 operating in the U.S., according to Airbus.

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San Francisco May Expand Telematics Use

The City and County of San Francisco is considering increasing its use of telematics devices in its fleet as a way to improve management and safety of the nearly 8,000 vehicles and heavy equipment.

Announcing the 2015 Leading Fleets

Government Fleet magazine has announced the Leading Fleets for 2015. The awards program, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level.

Wash. County Passes Unmarked Vehicle Ordinance

Lewis County (Wash.) this week passed an ordinance that allows the Sheriff’s Office to use unmarked vehicles for confidential activities and to conduct traffic control in certain instances.

City’s New Shredder Allows for Tire Recycling

The South Central Solid Waste Authority in New Mexico has purchased a new mobile tire shredder that allows it to recycle old tires.

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Last Chance to Vote for the Public Fleet Hall of Fame

Cast your ballot for the 2015 inductees of the Public Fleet Hall of Fame! Voting for the nominees ends Friday, April 24.

Vincennes University Utilizing FleetCommander

Vincennes University are utilizing fleet data through the FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software. This data will be used for future vehicle purchasing decisions.

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City of Orlando Gains Nine Hybrid Refuse Trucks

The City of Orlando has added nine hydraulic hybrid refuse trucks to its fleet, bringing the city’s total to 18 hybrids.

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Ohio Drops Biofuel Mandate for State Fleet

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's $7 billion state transportation budget drops long-running requirements for the use of biodiesel and ethanol in the the state's vehicle fleet.

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Police Fleet Mobile Computers Match Vehicle Lifecycles

New mobile data centers (MDCs) for its emergency response vehicles have allowed the City of Oceanside, Calif., to match computer lifecycle to police vehicles’ six-year lifecycles.

Photo courtesy of City of Tampa.

Tampa Fleet Hosts Propane Fuel Event

On Feb. 4, the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition (TBCCC) held Tampa Bay’s first ever propane fuel event. It was hosted by the City of Tampa fleet maintenance facility.

Photo of 2013 Freightliner Sprinter via Wikipedia.

Vans Lead March Depreciation in Tax Buying Season

Used vehicles in the 2009-2013 model years fell 0.7 percent in value in March in a market bolstered by tax buying season and strong residual values of full-size vans, according to Black Book.

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices, General Digger Derricks

Defective bolts in 2014-2015 models may result in the boom falling, posing a safety risk.  

Mich. County Adds Tandem-Axle Plow Trucks

Hillsdale County, Mich., will purchase four fully-equipped tandem axle snowplow trucks for a price tag of $788,000 following approval by the county road commission, reports Hillsdale Daily News.

Bill Encourages Fed Fleet to Use Remanufactured Parts

Two Michigan federal elected leaders have introduced a bill requiring federal agencies to prioritize re-manufactured parts for federal fleet vehicles.

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