Government Fleet News

ASE Launches New Practice Tests

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) launched four new ASE practice tests for the Medium/Heavy Truck series.

U.S. Communities Selects Advance Auto Parts as Parts Provider

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America has been selected as the exclusive automotive parts and accessories supplier to the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance.

XL Hybrids Offers Drive System Through Mass. Public Fleet Contract

XL Hybrids, Inc., has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division, to be a vendor on the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract VEH102.

IronPlanet Announces Cat Auction in Houston

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, rolls in to the Houston area on Feb. 1 for its first major Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction of the of the year.

Chevin Predicts Better Fleet Software Integration, ‘Smart’ Data Utilization

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of web-based fleet and asset management software, outlined several predictions for fleet software trends for 2017, including intelligent utilization of a wider variety of data, improved integration, and increased use of mobile devices.

Magellan's Return-to-Route Earns Tech Award

Magellan's Return-to-Route smart routing solution has been honored with a Best of CES 2017 TWICE Picks award in car technology, the company announced.

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Snap-On Releases Full-Line Catalog

The new Snap-on full-line catalog showcases its wide range of diagnostic platforms to help customers find the perfect tool for them, whether they are just getting started or are the top technician in the repair shop.

San Francisco Hiring Fleet Business Manager

The City & County of San Francisco, Calif., is hiring a fleet business manager to join its Fleet Management – Central Shops Department.

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Automotive Lift Institute Releases Lifting Points Guide

The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. has released the 2017 edition of its “Vehicle Lifting Points for Frame Engaging Lifts.” This updated guide is a quick-reference single-source manual for lifting point information as recommended by the vehicle manufacturers.

CNG Workshop Scheduled for Cleveland

The Earth Day Coalition (EDC) has scheduled a compressed natural gas workshop for fleet managers in the Cleveland area on Jan. 27, the group has announced.

Hawaii Utilities Hope to Boost EV Adoption

Eight key organizations have agreed to collaborate on electrification of ground transportation in Hawaii as an essential part of achieving the state’s clean energy goals.

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Route4Me Adds Route Optimization to Geotab Marketplace

Route4Me, Inc. has added its software application to the Geotab Marketplace to provide dynamic route sequencing and optimization software integrated with Geotab's real-time vehicle tracking platform.

Spartan Motors Acquires Smeal Fire Apparatus

Spartan Motors USA, has entered into an agreement to acquire Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., a manufacturer of fire apparatus in North America.

IronPlanet Sets Heavy Equipment Inspection Record

IronPlanet reached a record number of annual inspections in 2016, with over 100,000 pieces of equipment evaluated and certified by its professional inspectors, the online auction company announced.

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Chevin Fleet Solutions Upgrades Website

Chevin's updated website has been given new features and is now more mobile-friendly.

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Kawasaki Launches Government, Fleet Sales Section Online

To help facilitate government and fleet sales and to add awareness to its internal sales programs, a government and fleet sales section has gone live on Kawasaki.com.

IronPlanet to Auction 500 Heavy Equipment Assets

IronPlanet will auction roughly 500 late model, low-hour machines from several manufacturers and construction companies on Dec. 7. This will be followed by an online-only auction on Dec. 8.

NYPA Awards EV Connect $4M Contract

EV Connect was awarded a $4 million contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to install and manage approximately 300 additional Level 2 EV charging stations throughout New York State.

Kubota Expands Ga. Distribution Center

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced that it has begun construction on a 617,865 sq. ft. expansion of its National Distribution Center (NDC) on the company’s existing property in Jefferson, Ga.

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Terex Utilities Offers Idle Mitigation Solution

Terex Utilities now offers customers another option to meet their green fleet needs with the new HyPower IM, the latest innovation in the HyPower hybrid solutions offering.

Agile Launches Fleet Savings Assessment Tool

Agile Access Control, Inc. (Agile) announced a new, proprietary fleet savings assessment tool that identifies hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential savings for government, university, utility, and other fleets.

Chevin, NAPA IBS Integration Boosts Parts Spending Visibility

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that it has integrated its FleetWave software with the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) point-of-sale system.

MyGeotab App Added to Google Play Store

Geotab's MyGeotab fleet management software app is now available in the Google Play Store, the telematics provider has announced.

City of Dublin Hiring Fleet Technician

The City of Dublin, Ohio, is hiring a fleet technician to join its Fleet Management Division. The city was named a leading fleet in 2016, coming in at No. 18.

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City of Long Beach Holds Annual Fleet Car Show

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) Fleet Services held its fourth annual car show on Nov. 3. The event invites Fleet Services and city employees to showcase their vehicles.

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