Government Fleet News

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N.Y. and N.J. Port Tests Electric Yard Trucks

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the vast regional transportation infrastructure in the New York City area, will demo a battery-electric BYD Class 8 yard truck for the next several weeks.

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Agile Fleet Releases FleetCommander Version 5.0

The new release features many significant improvements to the product’s maintenance capabilities, as well as next-generation user interfaces, a more responsive design, and a fresh look and feel.

NJPA Contract Administrator, Scott Carr, with Wayne Corum, CHairman of Fleet Pros' National Board. Photo courtesy of NJPA

NJPA Partners with FleetPros Association

In an effort to continue to provide the best possible service to its members in the fleet industry, National Joint Powers Alliance has signed on as an official partner of FleetPros, a nonprofit association that supports fleet management professionals.

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NAPA Auto Parts Stores Offers EZ Oil Drain Valve

NAPA Auto Parts have begun offering the EZ Oil Drain Valve at participating stores nationwide, the company has announced.

Sacramento County Hiring Senior Storekeeper

The Senior Storekeeper is tasked with leading and overseeing the ordering, receiving, storing and issuing of parts, equipment, tools, supplies, and services used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and heavy equipment.

Chevin Adds Four Team Members to Support Operations

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of web-based enterprise-level fleet and asset management software, today announced several new team members to help support its local and global operations.

ChargePoint & Apollo Sunguard Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement

Apollo Sunguard was one of two vendors awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by GSA Fleet for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) without installation for ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations and the sole awardee for Ancillary EVSE Data Services.

California Groups to Host Alternative Fuel Expo & Conference

The second annual AltCar Expo and Conference Sacramento takes place Wednesday, April 19, at the Sacramento State Capitol.

From left to right: David Sutton, KCC; City of Grapevine Mayor William Tate; Governor Greg Abbott; Masatoshi Kimata, president and representative director, Kubota Corporation Japan; Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO, KTC; Teruo Amano, consulate-general of Japan; and Joseph Szymaszek, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce chairman. (Photo: Business Wire)

Kubota Opens Texas Headquarters

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new North American headquarters building in Grapevine, Texas, completing its move from Torrance, Calif.

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Toro Awarded National IPA Contract

The Toro Company has been awarded a new cooperative purchasing contract from the City of Mesa, Ariz., for use by all municipal agencies and other authorized users.

Geotab Opens Platform To Third-Party Telematics Devices

Geotab has launched its Third-Party Device plan, which allows customers to bring a third-party telematics device and enjoy the advanced notifications, reporting, dashboards, and data analytics offered by the MyGeotab software, according to the company.

IronPlanet to Host Heavy Equipment Auction in Iowa

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, will host a Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction that will include over 200 pieces of used equipment.

Snap-on Software Upgrade Expands Capabilities

The Snap-on Software Upgrade 17.2 delivers millions of new codes, tests, tips, and data for 1981-2016 model years, as well as expanded functional tests, resets, adaptions, guided component tests, Auto ID, One-Touch Code Scan and Clear, and more.

IronPlanet Updates allEquip Format

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, debuted its next generation allEquip fixed and negotiated pricing format.

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Spectro Scientific Wins Patent for Fluid Measurement Method

Spectro Scientific, a suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed water analysis instrumentation and software, has been awarded U.S. patent 9,448,112 B2 for a method to measure coolant and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

Chevin Releases Event Engine Tool

A new events engine tool in the latest update of Chevin’s fleet and asset management software, FleetWave, allows operations to rapidly design and automate alerts, reminders, and other messages that are sent to their workers.

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BendPak Wins NASPO Contract for Lifts and Garage Equipment

BendPak Inc., a global manufacturer of car lifts and specialized garage equipment for servicing wheels, tires, and brakes, won its contract bid from the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), formally WSCA-NASPO.

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

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Mohawk Awarded NASPO Vehicle Lift Contract

Mohawk Resources Ltd. has been awarded with a NASPO ValuePoint contract for vehicle lifts and garage associated equipment.

State of California Hiring Division of Equipment Chief

The State of California is hiring a Division of Equipment Chief to manage the production, procurement, and maintenance of mobile equipment for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Texas Co-op Awards Fleet Software Contract

The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (HGAC) co-op program, HGACBuy, a governmental cooperative purchasing agency, has awarded a two-year contract to Ron Turley Associates, Inc. (“RTA”) for Fleet Maintenance Software.

IronPlanet Sets Online Bidding for Auctions America's Fla. Event

Online bidding for Auctions America’s annual Fort Lauderdale, Fla. event will be available via IronPlanet.com, the company has announced.

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GPS Insight Wins Customer Service Awards

GPS Insight won the People’s Choice Stevie Award for Favorite Customer Service, Bronze for Customer Service Department of the Year, and Bronze for Font-Line Customer Service Team of the Year.

Telogis Launches Telematics Technology for John Deere Equipment

John Deere Construction equipment's built-in connectivity, combined with the Telogis Mobile Resource Management software platform, enables customers to access a richer, proprietary data set that will help eliminate manual data entry and generate deeper operational insights.

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Clean Fuels Ohio to Help Deploy 500 Workhorse Electric Pickup Trucks

Workhorse Group has received a letter of intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 plug-in electric pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio.

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