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Categories: Maintenance
GFX Video Provides Show Recap

Government Fleet has released a video of the 2014 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), giving the industry a peek at some of the events and activities...

https://www.government-fleet.com/118897/gfx-video-provides-a-recap-of-the-show
Categories: Operations

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — As a result of the rise in gasoline costs, 69 Monmouth County employees, including most department heads, will no longer be...

https://www.government-fleet.com/40935/monmouth-county-nj-reduces-number-of-take-home-cars
Categories: Operations, Remarketing

WHITE CITY, OR - Jackson County, Ore., is auctioning off surplus county vehicles and equipment online until Feb. 23.

https://www.government-fleet.com/67190/jackson-county-auctions-off-surplus-vehicles-online
Categories: Maintenance

CHATTANOOGA, TN - About three-fourths of City of Chattanooga police officers chose to park their vehicles at the police station rather than drive...

https://www.government-fleet.com/73534/police-officers-protest-take-home-fees-by-parking-vehicles
Categories: Green Fleet
Fla. City Opens Public Access CNG Station

The City of Panama City, Fla., has opened its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for fleet and public use. The city’s solid waste division is in...

https://www.government-fleet.com/139304/fla-city-opens-public-access-cng-station
Categories: Safety, Vehicle Research
Vans Add Next-Gen Safety Technology

In the light-duty van market, safety has become a priority for fleet buyers and manufacturers.

https://www.government-fleet.com/156738/vans-add-next-gen-safety-technology
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Cadillac Introduces XT4 Compact SUV

Cadillac added a third utility nameplate to its lineup in the popular compact SUV segment on Tuesday, when it introduced the XT4 at the New York...

https://www.government-fleet.com/279354/cadillac-introduces-xt4-compact-suv
Categories: Operations
USPS Connected Vehicles Could Help Census Bureau

The U.S. Postal Service's fleet of delivery vehicles could be equipped with sensors to help gather data about air quality, road conditions, and traffic as...

https://www.government-fleet.com/133384/usps-connected-vehicles-could-help-census-bureau
Categories: Operations

PAWTUCKET, RI – City Council President Henry Kinch Jr. is proposing changes to an ordinance regarding city-owned vehicles he says will cut the usage...

https://www.government-fleet.com/63558/city-of-pawtucket-reducing-take-home-vehicles
Categories: Telematics
OnStar Announces Facebook ‘Like’ Campaign to Raise $250K for Fraternal Order of Police

DETROIT - OnStar announced Nov. 1 that during the month of November, it will donate $1 to the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation for each person...

https://www.government-fleet.com/72871/onstar-announces-facebook-like-campaign-to-raise-250k-for-fraternal-order-of-police
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations

The eighth Annual Clean Technology Forum & Equipment Expo is a free event that offers fuel management training, a conference, and a reception for recipients...

https://www.government-fleet.com/142491/calif-groups-host-clean-technology-expo
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Recalled for Power Loss

The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.

https://www.government-fleet.com/136333/ram-heavy-duty-trucks-recalled-for-power-loss
Categories: Fuel, Green Fleet, Maintenance, Operations

FORT EDWARD, NY - Over the past year, Washington County officials have been assessing the number of vehicles used by county employees with a renewed...

https://www.government-fleet.com/65941/washington-county-reviewing-take-home-vehicles
Categories: Equipment
Yale Expands Lift Truck Lineup with UX Series

The GLP040-070UX Series rounds out the company’s ICE pneumatic tire lift truck range.

https://www.government-fleet.com/10120001/yale-expands-lift-truck-lineup-with-ux-series
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
6 Questions for Mercedes-Benz Vans USA

Robert Veit, vice president and managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans USA, is leading a growth initiative in North America that includes the launch of the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/279678/6-questions-for-mercedes-benz-vans-usa
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations

INGLEWOOD, CA – The City of Inglewood was recently named one of 10 All-America Cities by the National Civic League, making it the second time...

https://www.government-fleet.com/64833/fleet-helps-city-of-inglewood-become-all-america-city
Categories: Funding

The City of Boynton Beach (Fla.) will invest $3.9 million from its replacement reserve fund to buy 56 vehicles for its police, fire and solid waste departments.

https://www.government-fleet.com/133046/fla-city-investing-3-9m-on-fleet-upgrade

One consequence to reduced (or non-existent) capital purchase budgets is that public sector fleets have had to extend vehicle and equipment lifecycles....

https://www.government-fleet.com/158361/maximizing-utilization-as-a-cost-containment-strategy
Categories: Operations

SEASIDE PARK, NJ – Asbury Park, N.J., will begin considering alternative fuel vehicles when it comes time for future purchases, according to the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/39452/asbury-park-considers-alt-fuel-fleet-for-cost-savings
Categories: Telematics
Fla. Municipalities Can Collect Road Condition Data with Sweepers

Municipalities in Florida using Elgin street sweepers can now collect road condition data with a smartphone app.

https://www.government-fleet.com/327863/fla-municipalities-can-collect-road-condition-data-with-sweepers
Categories: Equipment
Caterpillar Rolls Out D3 Series Skid Steer, Compact Track Loaders

Caterpillar has released 16 new Cat D3 Series Skid Steer Loader and Compact Track Loader models featuring smart attachment technology.

https://www.government-fleet.com/338903/caterpillar-rolls-out-d3-series-skid-steer-compact-track-loaders
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations
Ford Recalls F-150, Explorer for Loose Seats

The pickup truck and SUV recall covers more than 177,200 2016-MY vehicles in the U.S.

https://www.government-fleet.com/143282/ford-recalls-f-150-explorer-for-loose-seats
Categories: Green Fleet

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will provide additional funding for vehicles operating 100% of the time in...

https://www.government-fleet.com/81729/calif-hvip-adds-funds-for-san-joaquin-valley-hybrid-zero-emission-truck-bus-fleets
Categories: Telematics

AT&T was awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Fleet Management to offer...

https://www.government-fleet.com/132795/gsa-awards-att-contract-for-telematics
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Lion Electric Invests in Integrated Vocational Electric Trucks

The Canadian based Lion Electric Company is developing various types of fully electric specialized Class 8 urban trucks, in collaboration with six partners...

https://www.government-fleet.com/345594/lion-electric-invests-in-integrated-vocational-electric-trucks
Categories: Maintenance
John Bean V2380 Makes Wheel Alignment Easy

The new John Bean V2380 is a versatile aligner that features the latest XD target and camera system, while at the same time offering intuitive,...

https://www.government-fleet.com/332732/john-bean-v2380-makes-wheel-alignment-easy
Categories: Police
Law Enforcement for the Lone Star State: A Closer Look at the Fleet

The Texas Department of Public Safety Fleet Operations is committed to ensuring its drivers have the safest and most reliable fleet vehicles to perform...

https://www.government-fleet.com/156996/law-enforcement-for-the-lone-star-state-a-closer-look-at-the-fleet
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Kenworth T680 Available with MX-11 and Paccar Automated Transmission

Kenworth has made the T680 available for order with a combination of the Paccar MX-11 engine and the new Paccar Automated Transmission, designed for...

https://www.government-fleet.com/279155/kenworth-t680-available-with-mx-11-and-paccar-automated-transmission
Categories: Operations

LAS VEGAS – The Clean Cities Congress and Expo 2006 will be held May 7-10 at the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center in Phoenix. The event will...

https://www.government-fleet.com/42287/clean-cities-congress-and-expo-to-be-held-may-7-10-in-phoenix
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford's Transit Connect Adds Diesel, Fleet Model

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel, and array...

https://www.government-fleet.com/279009/fords-transit-connect-adds-diesel-fleet-model
Categories: Operations
Battersby Receives Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Battersby, CAFM, CPFP, from the City of Oakland, Calif., received the Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award on June 5.

https://www.government-fleet.com/303530/battersby-receives-legendary-lifetime-achievement-award
Categories: Operations

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Comdata Corp., a provider of payment systems for the transportation and retail industries, has been retained by the State of...

https://www.government-fleet.com/42463/state-of-florida-signs-comdata-as-its-fleet-card-provider
Categories: Maintenance

The Guilford County, N.C., Sheriff’s Department is handing over control of the County fleet to the Department of Social Services, but retaining management...

https://www.government-fleet.com/110128/management-of-guilford-county-fleet-moves-to-social-services-dept
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Post-Snowstorm Vehicle Prep

This week’s tip focuses on safety measures that fleet drivers can take before they hit the road after a snowstorm. AAA provides helpful advice.

https://www.government-fleet.com/127775/fleet-safety-video-tip-post-storm-vehicle-prep
Categories: Maintenance, Operations
Terex Advocates New Work Zone Capacity Comparison for Digger Derricks

To help utility companies and contractors select the right size of digger derrick to complete the majority of their day-to-day tasks, Terex Utilities is...

https://www.government-fleet.com/112003/terex-advocates-new-work-zone-capacity-comparison-for-digger-derricks
Categories: Operations

State lawmakers in Illinois have restarted a bid to eliminate vehicles in the state's fleet that travel less than 7,000 miles per year, which represented 25...

https://www.government-fleet.com/128692/illinois-lawmakers-seeking-reduction-of-states-fleet
Categories: Green Fleet

ROCK ISLAND, IL – By going paperless, recapping tires and buying flex-fuel vehicles, Molineis continuing its efforts to go green, the council’s No. 2...

https://www.government-fleet.com/60582/city-of-moline-goes-green
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Operations

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The software offers simple views based on job description, aimed at streamlining and increasing efficiency throughout the shop floor.

https://www.government-fleet.com/65906/new-fleet-software-product-focuses-on-shop-floor-management
Categories: Operations
Norfolk, Va., Using Smart Cars for Parking Enforcement

The City of Norfolk, Va.’s Department of Parking is replacing 11 older vehicles with 11 smart cars during the first week of April. The vehicles cost...

https://www.government-fleet.com/110796/norfolk-va-using-smart-cars-for-parking-enforcement
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
Karma Launches EV Utility Van Platform

Karma Automotive announced its E-Flex utility van platform with extended range electric vehicle (EREV) architecture. Designed for commercial fleets, it...

https://www.government-fleet.com/357400/karma-launches-ev-utility-van-platform
Categories: Operations, Remarketing
Toyota Sets 2016 Tacoma Pricing

The third-generation 2016 Toyota Tacoma base model SR will carry a retail price of $24,200 when it arrives at dealer lots in the middle of September for...

https://www.government-fleet.com/130974/toyota-sets-2016-tacoma-pricing
Categories: Operations

BOULDER, CO - Through use of an automated motor pool system, the University of Colorado Boulder reduced administrative costs by 60 percent and...

https://www.government-fleet.com/75110/case-study-demonstrates-cost-savings-through-use-of-an-automated-motor-pool
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Hybrids
California Agencies to Expand Plug-In EV Use

The U.S. Navy and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will expand their use of plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids with new initiatives...

https://www.government-fleet.com/132081/california-agencies-to-expand-plug-in-ev-use
Categories: Operations
Chrysler Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Chrysler has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for the Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram Truck brands.

https://www.government-fleet.com/119033/chrysler-announces-2015-my-fleet-incentives
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Hybrids
How Targeting Inefficient Fleets Leads to Big Gains

Q&A with Fleet Technology Expo's opening keynote speaker Ian Wright. He's one of the founders of Tesla Motors but these days he is setting aside luxury...

https://www.government-fleet.com/156178/how-targeting-inefficient-fleets-leads-to-big-gains
Categories: Operations
Ford Batters 2017 F-150 Raptor in Desert Testing

The 2017 F-150 Raptor recently completed over 1,000 miles of testing.

https://www.government-fleet.com/130332/ford-batters-2017-f-150-raptor-in-desert-testing
Categories: Equipment, Safety
Ford Recalls Transit Connect for Seat Belts

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 16,091 2014 model-year Ford Transit Connect vehicles because the safety belt fasteners may not have been tightened properly...

https://www.government-fleet.com/127687/ford-recalls-transit-connect-for-seat-belts
Categories: Operations
Pierce Introduces High Flow Fire Apparatus

The new Pierce High Flow Industrial Apparatus is capable of flowing 5,500 gallons per minute when drafting and up to 10,000 gallons per minute when drawing...

https://www.government-fleet.com/141479/pierce-introduces-high-flow-fire-apparatus
Categories: Green Fleet

PHOENIX – Zach Makawi loves his super-simple bicycle commute to Arizona State University in Tempe, but would rather use a campus Zipcar for free.

https://www.government-fleet.com/62062/asu-expands-zipcar-to-downtown-campus
Categories: Biofuels, Fleet Management, Green Fleet
Biofuel Grant State Finalists Selected

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the 21 states that will receive grants through its Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP), which...

https://www.government-fleet.com/131422/biofuel-grant-state-finalists-selected


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