Government Fleet News

Trimble Enhances FieldMaster Mobile Apps

Trimble has added the Supervisor app to its FieldMaster suite of mobile applications to enable managers to stay efficient and effective on the go by empowering them to do more work in the field and manage their day-to-day operations remotely.

Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh International Airport.

Pittsburgh Airport Adds Trio of Alternative Fuels

Sunoco has reopened its APlus fueling station at Pittsburgh International Airport. The public-access station now features compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling, propane autogas fueling, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Elite Fleets Recognized at GFX

Government Fleet staff honored the 2015 Elite Fleets today at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX). The Elite Fleets are: City of Mesa, Ariz.; City of Culver City, Calif.; City of Portland, Ore.; and City of Troy, Mich.

8 Fleets Honored for Operational Certifications

The Government Fleet Management Alliance (GFMA) and the Coalition for Green Fleet Management recognized eight fleets for their completion of the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) program and the new Fleet Masters operation award.

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Public Fleet Hall of Fame 2015 Class Named

Eight public sector fleet professionals joined Public Fleet Hall of Fame this year. Each inductee shared a nugget of industry knowledge or helpful advice during The Honors Celebration at GFX today.

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Martinez Receives Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert Martinez, deputy commissioner of the New York City Police Department, received the 2015 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award today at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX).

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City of Boise, Idaho, Named Top Leading Fleet

The City of Boise, Idaho, Fleet Services was named the No. 1 fleet among the Leading Fleets at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) today.

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Griffiths Named Fleet Manager of the Year

Bill Griffiths from Montgomery County, Md., was named the 2015 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference today during The Honors Celebration.

Photo courtesy of Vision Fleet.

Indianapolis Council Sues City Over EV Fleet

The Indianapolis City-County Council has voted to sue the city to halt the mayor's roll-out of the nation's largest municipal fleet of electric-powered vehicles.

Oklahoma Gov. Signs NGV Conversion Bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has approved legislation that will allow interest-free loans to county governments in the state to buy natural gas vehicles or convert fleet vehicles to natural gas.

Unisys' Fleet Management App for GSA Wins Award

A mobile application for fleet management developed by Unisys for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has earned an Advanced Mobility Working Group Leadership Award.

Photo of Toyota's dynamic radar cruise control technology courtesy of Toyota.

NTSB Calls for Mandatory Collision Avoidance Tech

A new report highlights evidence that such systems prevent or mitigate rear-end crashes, and criticizes the slow progress in making the technology widely available.

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Propane Autogas 2016 F-150 Shown at GFX

A 2016 Ford F-150 powered by propane autogas will be on display at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Denver this week, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has announced.

Calif. City May Have Paid for Idled Trucks

The City of Industry, Calif., has accused a former mayor and his management company of "extensive public corruption and personal profiteering" in the management of its fleet vehicles in a civil lawsuit.

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GFX Opens to Record Attendance, Sold-Out Exhibit Hall

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) opens today in Denver with record registration numbers and a sold-out exhibit hall at the Colorado Convention Center.

The truck features software that helps prevent unsafe driving practices such as speeding. (Photos: Jason King, PG&E)

'Connected' Bucket Truck Details Released

Developed in partnership with Altec and Telogis, PG&E is combing an ePTO system with telematics and even digital license plate technology for this Class 5 bucket truck.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: When Hailstorms Threaten

Though scientists are making progress in developing better ways to forecast extreme hailstorms, these destructive weather events can still take drivers by surprise. Here are some safety tips you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Video: NHTSA Shows Car That Detects Alcohol Impairment

A collaboration between the federal safety agency and an industry consortium is making strides in developing technology that can prevent drunk driving.  

Photo courtesy of CACC.

Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Fuel Gallons Last Year

The commercial and government fleet members of the Chicago Area Clean Cities saved more than 25 million gallons of petroleum in 2014, which reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality, according to the group.

Photo courtesy of Mazda.

Takata Recall Adds Mazda B-Series Pickups

More than 27,000 trucks need replacement passenger-side frontal air bags.

Photo of 2016 Transit Connect Wagon's blind spot monitoring system courtesy of Ford.

Ford Upgrades Transit Connect Van for 2016

Ford has added a flexible-fuel option and a perimeter alarm with its 2016 Transit Connect cargo van and several new options on the passenger variant, Ford has announced.

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Houston Names New Fleet Director

The City of Houston appointed a new fleet management director, Victor Ayres, on June 3. Ayres had been serving as interim director after Keith Hoglund’s departure for Waste Management in May.

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Fleet Sales Fell 13.3% in May

Sales of vehicles to government fleets fell 13.3% percent to 22,569 in May compared to the same month a year ago, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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CEI to Discuss Outsourcing Body Work at GFX

The CEI Group, Inc., will discuss how government fleets can make major reductions in their collision repair costs and vehicle down time by outsourcing their collision repair activities at GFX 2015.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

XL Hybrids Offers GM 3500/4500 Powertrain

XL Hybrids has begun supplying its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for General Motors' 3500/4500 cutaway and cab chassis van beginning with 2011 model-year vehicles, according to the company.

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