March 7, 2011 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - A GAO report found conflicting goals and guidelines for energy efficiency and alternative-fuel usage in the federal civilian and non-tactical military vehicle fleet.
Tags: Government Fleets, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Governemnt Accountability Office, GAO
November 29, 2010 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration has bought almost a fourth of the Ford and General Motors hybrid vehicles sold since he took office, a drastic increase in federal fleet hybrid purchases.
Tags: Green, Government Fleets, GSA, hybrid electric vehicles
October 11, 2010 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration has asked auto manufacturers to bid on supplying about 100 electric cars for government purchase.
Tags: Government Fleets, greenhouse gases, GSA, electric vehicle, Alternative Fuels
October 4, 2010 - Industry News
WARREN, MI - The U.S. Army has been delivered a prototype electrified vehicle from Bright Automotive for review and testing.
Tags: Government Fleets, U.S. Army, Vehicle Testing, electric vehicle
August 2, 2010 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - New federal vehicle purchases likely will stay the same or decline in coming years as agencies struggle with declining budgets and new requirements to green their fleets.
Tags: Green, Government Fleets
July 29, 2010 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - President Obama announced July 20 that the federal government will reduce greenhouse gas pollution from indirect sources, such as employee travel and commuting, by 13 percent by 2020.
Tags: Government Fleets, greenhouse gases, Obama, hybrid electric vehicles
April 22, 2010 - Industry News
ALPHARETTA, GA - LeasePlan USA recently appointed 30-year industry veteran, Matthew Betz, to the position of vice president, government fleet services.
Tags: Government Fleets, LeasePlan USA, Personnel personals
April 15, 2010 - Industry News
By selling or disposing more than 3,000 state vehicles, California has avoided $63.9 million in vehicle acquisition, maintenance, insurance and fuel expenditures.
Tags: Government Fleets
March 22, 2010 - Industry News
DALLAS - A News 8 investigation found almost 20 percent of the the Dallas District Office's 400 pickup trucks were driven fewer than 11,000 miles in 2008.
Tags: Government Fleets, Texas, State Fleet
February 12, 2010 - Industry News
SACRAMENTO - The IRS is conducting an 18-month audit regarding tax reporting associated with personal use of California's state-owned or -leased vehicles in 2008.
Tags: Government Fleets, IRS, audit, California
CHARLESTON, WV - Governor Joe Manchin has introduced a bill to formalize his proposal for the creation of a single, statewide Fleet Management Office to regulate state vehicle use.
Tags: fleet management, Government Fleets
February 8, 2010 - Industry News
SACRAMENTO, CA - The Department of General Services (DGS) fleet division is auctioning 50 state vehicles online. The auction will close Feb. 10.
Tags: Auction, Government Fleets, California
January 25, 2010 - Industry News
RALEIGH, NC - Some North Carolina agencies have changed their procedures to reduce how much they're spending on state-owned cars each month.
Tags: Government Fleets, North Carolina, cost-cutting
January 21, 2010 - Industry News
HERMITAGE, PA - A western Pennsylvania man was recently fined $50 for using his finger to write derogatory words on the dirty cab of a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission truck.
Tags: Government Fleets, Pennsylvania
October 19, 2009 - Industry News
CHARLESTON, WV - A legislative audit released Oct. 14 revealed numerous West Virginia state employees failed to properly report use of state vehicles.
Tags: personal use, Government Fleets
July 20, 2009 - Industry News
LAWRENCE, KS - A recently released audit report revealed all state travel and vehicle-related expenses have risen since the central motor pool was eliminated, according to the Lawrence Journal World & 6News.
June 15, 2009 - Industry News
MONMOUTH, NJ – Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini has proposed legislation to restrict use of the 15,000 government vehicles issued to New Jersey state employees.
Tags: municipal fleets, Government Fleets, Legislation, Take-home vehicles, New Jersey
May 27, 2009 - Industry News
STAMFORD, CT – Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell has instructed agencies to keep state vehicles off the roads two days a week to save on expenses, according to StamfordPlus.com.
Tags: Government Fleets, budget deficit
May 22, 2009 - Industry News
DOVER, DE – Delaware is auctioning off 400 vehicles in its efforts to cut the state's fleet by 20 percent, according to The News Journal.
Tags: Government Fleets, State Fleet, downsizing
May 14, 2009 - Industry News
ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state fleet vehicles are using more E-85 than ever, according to a new quarterly report from the Minnesota SmartFleet Committee.
Tags: E-85, Government Fleets, Minnesota, Ethanol
April 23, 2009 - Industry News
TORRANCE, CA – Government Fleet has announced its endorsement of the National Joint Powers Alliance, a government agency offering an alternative procurement method to help improve fleet efficiencies in the purchasing process.
Tags: Government Fleets, National Joint Powers Alliance, Procurement
March 26, 2009 - Industry News
TORRANCE, CA – Calling all public sector fleet managers! Government Fleet wants you to nominate your fleet for the 2009 100 Best Fleets Award. Whether you manage a small municipal fleet or a large state fleet, you have an equal chance to win this prestigious award.
Tags: Government Fleets, 100 Best Fleets
March 23, 2009 - Industry News
TORRANCE, CA – Please take a few minutes to provide your insight on fuel cost reduction strategies. GF greatly appreciates your input!
Tags: fuel, Government Fleets, fuel budget
March 19, 2009 - Industry News
HARRISBURG, PA – Expecting public scrutiny of all their perks, Pennsylvania legislators have eschewed the chance to drive state cars, according to Philly.com.
Tags: fuel, Government Fleets
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