Government Fleet News

Mich. City's Parts Budget Soars

Facing a ballooning parts budget for its aging fleet of 205 vehicles, Bay City in Michigan is seeking to nearly double its vehicle replacement fund to $1.8 million.

Photo courtesy of Toyota

Fla. County Agency Moves to Hybrid Fleet

The Hillsborough County (Fla.) Property Appraiser’s office is leasing 22 Toyota Prius vehicles for a three-year period and is also looking into a fleet reduction to further reduce costs.

Photo illustration courtesy of Ford.

Univ. of Kansas to Deliver Medical Care With Ford Vans

The University of Kansas is developing a fleet of Ford Transit Connect vans to deliver medical care to non-ambulatory patients in rural areas that will include an initial van donated by the automaker.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Averting Trouble in Parking Lots

Parking lots are often filled with obstacles and hazards. Here's some parking and backing safety advice you can pass along to your fleet drivers.

Photo of 2013 Escape courtesy of Ford.

10 Most Stolen SUVs Named

Three Ford models topped the list of the 10 most stolen sport-utility vehicles according to a report released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

Webster (left) & Nuzman (right)

Utah County Fleet Manager to Retire, Successor Named

John Webster, fleet management director for Salt Lake County, Utah, will retire on July 15. Greg Nuzman, currently associate director, will replace Webster.

NCSFA Launches Benchmarking Initiative

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) launched a comprehensive benchmarking initiative that will take place over the next two months. States, universities, and municipalities were invited to participate.

U of Oklahoma Automates Motor Pool

The University of Oklahoma is automating the management of its fleet vehicles using FleetCommander motor pool solutions in an effort to increase efficiencies, improve customer service, and keep costs down.

Photo of 2014 Fiesta courtesy of Ford.

Ford Lowers Fuel Ratings for Six Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. lowered the fuel economy ratings for six 2013 and 2014 model-year vehicles, including the Fiesta subcompact car that has been widely added to fleets.


Ark. Fleet Association Announces New Officers

Greg Speas, fleet service director at the City of Hot Springs, Ark., has been named the new president of the Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association (APFMA).

Photo courtesy of Toyota

Toyota Donates 34 Vehicles to Calif. Lifeguards

Toyota has donated 34 new Toyota trucks and SUVs to the City of San Diego, Calif., for lifeguard rescue and operations. The new vehicles include 15 Tacomas, 12 Tundras, three 4Runners, three Sequoias, and a RAV4.

Photo via (Flickr).

Ky. City to Sell Gasoline to Public

The City of Somerset, Ky., will soon be selling unleaded gasoline to the public in an effort to stabilize local gasoline prices. It already sells compressed natural gas (CNG) to the public.

Yonkers city employees participate in the city's pilot EcoDriving Training Program. Photo via City of Yonkers.

N.Y. City Teaches Efficient Driving to Its Drivers

The City of Yonkers, N.Y., is conducting a pilot EcoDriving Training Program for city employees in an effort to reduce fuel use. The city spends $1.5 million annually on fuel for fleet vehicles.

2016 F-650 (PHOTO: FORD)

Ford Ends Blue Diamond Venture With Navistar

Ford Motor Company is ending a joint venture with Navistar early next year to produce an in-house version of its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks for the 2016 model year.

Graphic via U.S. EIA.

Report Touts Propane Autogas Benefits for Fleets

A new report commissioned by the Mississippi Propane Gas Association concludes that propane autogas offers "numerous benefits" to fleets over gasoline and diesel.

Photo by Stephane Babcock.

Ford Transit’s KC Plant Running Full Steam Ahead

Ford's Kansas City assembly plant is moving at full capacity to meet the demand for its Transit full-size van that begins arriving at dealers this summer.

Colorado Springs Police Switch Vehicle Paint Colors

The Colorado Springs Police Department has flip flopped the color scheme on its black-and-white enforcement vehicles, as it adds new vehicles to its fleet.

Photo of 2012 E Series wagon courtesy of Ford.

Van Value Strong As Used Vehicle Resale Softens

Used full-size vans recorded a stout May at auctions, as used vehicle retention value slipped 0.4 percent, following several months of resale strength, according to Black Book's monthly report.

Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

Ga. County Saved $563K in Fuel Costs With Propane Autogas

DeKalb County, Ga., has saved $563,000 over the past six years by using propane autogas for 75 Ford F-Series trucks and some off-road equipment.

Toyota also donated a RAV4 to Yellowstone National Park.

Used Toyota Hybrid Batteries to Power National Park Campus

A field campus at Yellowstone National Park will be powered by a stationary distributed energy system that features 208 used Camry Hybrid nickel-metal hydride battery packs.

GM CEO Mary Barra provides an update on the ignition switch recall investigation on June 5. Steve Fecht photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM Fires 15 Employees Linked to Ignition Switch Recall Failures

CEO Mary Barra calls the findings of a company investigation ‘deeply troubling’ and pledges to take action on all of the report's recommendations.

Ten fleet leaders were inducted into the Public Fleet Hall of Fame. Photo by Vince Taroc.

Inaugural Public Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees Recognized

Ten public sector fleet icons joined the first class of the peer-nominated Public Fleet Hall of Fame announced June 4 at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference in San Diego.

Fleet managers of the 2014 Elite Fleets are pictured here with GF Managing Editor Thi Dao at GFX. Pcitred l-r are: Sam Lamerato, City of Troy; Paul Condran, City of Culver City; and John Hunt, City of Portland.

Elite Fleets Honored at GFX

Government Fleet staff honored the 2014 Elite Fleets today at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX). The Elite Fleets are: City of Culver City, Calif.; City of Portland, Ore.; City of Seattle; and City of Troy, Mich.

Representatives from the three cities pose after accepting the award with Jim Wright. Photo by Vince Taro.

Trio of City Fleets Honored for CFMO Certifications

The Government Fleet Management Alliance presented the cities of Anaheim, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; and Mesa, Ariz.; with crystal awards for their recent completion of the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) program.

Paul Condran (second on left) won the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year. Photo by Vince Taroc.

Condran Named Fleet Manager of the Year

Paul Condran, fleet services manager for the City of Culver City, Calif., was named the 2014 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference today during an awards ceremony.

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