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Roger Weaver, CAFM, CPFP, CPM, fleet management director for San Bernardino County, Calif., is resigning from his position effective Oct. 17. He will join neighboring Riverside County as its assistant director of fleet services.

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Fleets Talk Green Procurement at Calif. Vehicle Expo

San Diego County, Calif., is moving toward procuring electric vehicles (EVs) and using renewable diesel, while the City of San Diego is determining which vehicles can be replaced by EVs, fleet professionals said at a recent vehicle expo.

Calif. Sheriff Adds Two Helicopters

The Riverside County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Department put into service a new helicopter in late October and will have another new one in a few weeks, boosting its air fleet to six helicopters.

Calif. County Embraces Hybrids for Higher MPG

In addition to a growing hybrid vehicle fleet, Riverside County's greening efforts in the past few years include a minimum average MPG threshold for vehicle purchases, a pilot of electric vehicles, and a proposal to use propane autogas as its next alternative fuel.

California Water Utility Weighs Leasing

In a push to decrease maintenance costs and increase the fleet’s overall MPG — and with the help of telematics data — this public utility’s fleet manager is putting a proposal together that would move the owned fleet to a full lease program.

Riverside County to Buy 359 Crown Victorias

RIVERSIDE, CA - Riverside County supervisors approved Jan. 11 the Sheriff's department request to purchase 359 Ford Crown Victoria Interceptors, vehicles in their last year of production.

Riverside County Department Heads No Longer Allowed to Use County Cars

RIVERSIDE, CA - Riverside County department heads will no longer be eligible to use county-owned cars for business or pleasure. Board members and other elected officials, however, will have the option of continuing to use county-owned vehicles or driving their own, with a monthly stipend to offset the costs of maintenance and gas.

Riverside County to Use GPS

RIVERSIDE, CA - Criticized in a recent audit for lax oversight of take-home cars and other inefficiencies, Riverside County is seeking funds to outfit its vehicles with GPS tracking devices.