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Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Safety, Vehicle Research
FCA Will Pay $800M to Settle Diesel Dispute

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and a German auto supplier have agreed to settle claims and lawsuits arising from the 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines installed in...

https://www.government-fleet.com/322598/fca-will-pay-700m-to-settle-diesel-dispute
Categories: Operations

MOLINE, IL -- John Deere Construction & Forestry Company soon will offer equipment that ships from the factory with hardware, software, and wiring...

https://www.government-fleet.com/40566/john-deere-equipment-to-be-gps-ready
Categories: Operations, Police
Fiat Chrysler Announces 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates

Fiat Chrysler has set dates for when it will stop taking orders for 2017 model year vehicles and has set order-cutoff dates for its lineup of Chrysler,...

https://www.government-fleet.com/139195/fiat-chrysler-announces-2017-my-order-cutoff-dates
Categories: Maintenance

RICHMOND, VA - The 5.9 earthquake in Virginia rattled fleets in the area but caused relatively little damage, though it did temporarily slow down...

https://www.government-fleet.com/75413/earthquake-in-u-s-southeast-affects-virginia-dot-operations
Categories: Operations

LOS ANGELES– In the wake of revelations that City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo let his wife drive his city-owned car, against city policy, prompted City...

https://www.government-fleet.com/46094/audit-of-los-angeles-city-fleet-urged
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Kia Cadenza: Standard Equipment, Redefined

The Cadenza was designed to lure Toyota Avalon and Buick LaCrosse drivers by packing a long list of standard features into a single trim level for a very...

https://www.government-fleet.com/153137/kia-cadenza-standard-equipment-redefined
Categories: Operations
Ford Releases 2017 Super Duty Pricing

Ford has begun taking orders for its 2017 Super Duty trucks, which go on sale in the fall following a revamp that lightens the load with aluminum body...

https://www.government-fleet.com/135104/aluminum-body-ford-2017-super-duty-prices-tick-higher
Categories: Police, Procurement
Calif. County Approves $1.3M for Sheriff Vehicles

The Tulare County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department plans to purchase 28 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, 10 Ford Fusions, one half-ton pickup truck,...

https://www.government-fleet.com/142178/calif-county-approves-1-3m-for-sheriff-vehicles
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Upfitting High-Roof and Compact Vans

From ladder racks to cargo solutions to partitions and more, van upfitting options are ready for any make, model, and vocational use.

https://www.government-fleet.com/157030/upfitting-high-roof-and-compact-vans
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations
What Being a Green Fleet Means Today

In changing and expanding Green Fleet Conference to the Fleet Technology Expo, group publisher of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet Sherb Brown, explains how...

https://www.government-fleet.com/155954/what-being-a-green-fleet-means-today
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
NHTSA Urged to Mandate Truck Crash Avoidance Technology

Highway-safety lobbies have petitioned the NHTSA to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems on all new trucks and buses rated at...

https://www.government-fleet.com/128101/nhtsa-urged-to-mandate-truck-crash-avoidance-technology
Categories: Operations
Creating a Path for Technician Growth

Jayson Ramirez believes in providing a way for his employees to reach their professional goals.

https://www.government-fleet.com/10128324/creating-a-path-for-technician-growth
Categories: Operations

CAMBRIDGE, MA – To reduce car ownership and provide more commuting options, Zipcar and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) have...

https://www.government-fleet.com/45108/zipcar-massachusetts-bay-transportation-authority-announce-partnership
Categories: Green Fleet
Report Recommends Feds Use Alt-Fuel Freight Shipment Carriers

WASHINGTON - The report, by the non-profit American Clean Skies Foundation, says a switch of 20% of the U.S. government’s business to freight and...

https://www.government-fleet.com/82430/report-recommends-feds-use-alt-fuel-freight-shipment-carriers
Categories: Operations

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

https://www.government-fleet.com/63050/government-fleet-magazine-now-accepting-nominations-for-2009-public-sector-fleet-manager-of-the-yea
Categories: Operations

A $4.3-million budget surplus will allow the City of Knoxville (Tenn.) to incorporate its fleet services and operations department into a new Public Works...

https://www.government-fleet.com/125360/knoxvilles-fleet-operations-benefits-from-budget-surplus
Categories: Operations
ARI SVP Bill Kwelty Honored With Humanitarian Award by United Way of Camden County

MT. LAUREL, NJ - The United Way of Camden County gives the award annually to individuals who have helped advance the common good and have made Camden...

https://www.government-fleet.com/79367/ari-svp-bill-kwelty-honored-with-humanitarian-award-by-united-way-of-camden-county1
Categories: Operations

A business plan is a written description of your organization’s future. It should document vision and strategies.

https://www.government-fleet.com/146116/how-to-develop-a-strategic-business-plan
Categories: Global Fleet, Operations, Vehicle Research

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has extended its international rental network with the appointment of Eldan Transportation Ltd as its franchisee for Israel.

https://www.government-fleet.com/114486/enterprise-grows-business-in-israel
Categories: Safety, Utility Fleet
Texas Utility Truck Flips, Workers Injured in Icy Conditions

One CPS Energy employee flipped a bucket truck, while his supervisor was involved in a hit-and-run accident when coming to check on him.

https://www.government-fleet.com/10137162/municipality-utility-bucket-truck-overturns-on-icy-road
Categories: Operations
Vote Now for the 2017 Public Fleet Hall of Fame

April 18 is the last day to vote for the 2017 Public Fleet Hall of Fame. Anyone affiliated with the public fleet industry, including fleet professionals,...

https://www.government-fleet.com/139714/vote-now-for-the-2017-public-fleet-hall-of-fame
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management

WASHINGTON - States are aggressively pursuing solutions to distracted driving, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety...

https://www.government-fleet.com/71308/states-increasing-distracted-driving-efforts
Categories: Operations, Utility Fleet

A report from the California State Controller found that Panoche Water District employees misspent funds, with several large purchases for personal use...

https://www.government-fleet.com/139012/calif-water-district-caught-misspending-funds
Categories: Fuel, Operations

KINGSPORT, TN - The City of Kingsport used 6,500 more gallons of fuel this year than last year - a 1.3 percent increase - because of annexation.

https://www.government-fleet.com/65273/annexation-increases-city-of-kingsport-s-fuel-use
Categories: Maintenance
Elite Fleets Work on Continuous Improvement

The Elite Fleets, No. 1 fleets from 2010-2013, continue to work on improving their operations and contributing to the industry.

https://www.government-fleet.com/155144/elite-fleets-work-on-continuous-improvement
Categories: Fuel

AssetWorks, a provider of fleet management software and automated fuel management systems announced Feb. 23 that the City of Norwalk, Conn., has signed a...

https://www.government-fleet.com/67273/city-of-norwalk-ct-selects-assetworks-fleet-solutions
Categories: Operations, Upfitting, Utility Fleet
Weather Guard Announces New Truck Racks and Accessories

Weather Guard has introduced a redesigned truck rack and a new collection of mounting kits at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

https://www.government-fleet.com/279076/weather-guard-announces-new-truck-racks-and-accessories
Categories: Global Fleet, Operations, Vehicle Research
Mitsubishi to Show Concept SUVs in Beijing

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will present the Concept GC-PHEV and Concept XR-PHEV for the first time in China at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive...

https://www.government-fleet.com/117537/mitsubishi-to-roll-out-concept-vehicles-at-beijing-international-automotive-exhibition
Categories: Fuel

Many companies are turning to fuel card programs for their fueling needs. Data from these programs can be mined with significant savings.

https://www.government-fleet.com/145752/cut-costs-using-fuel-management-reports
Categories: Operations
Portland Fleet Certification Makes it the Service Provider of Choice

By making several adjustments over eight years, the City of Portland, Ore., was able to become a Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO), improve...

https://www.government-fleet.com/155708/portland-fleet-certification-makes-it-the-service-provider-of-choice
Categories: Safety, Telematics

SAN DIEGO - Networkfleet, a provider of wireless fleet management, announced Nov. 3 that it will provide complimentary emergency roadside assistance...

https://www.government-fleet.com/72839/networkfleet-4200-gps-fleet-tracking-now-includes-complimentary-roadside-assistance
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
DOT Considers Mandating Crash Mitigation on Class 3-8 Trucks

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said it will consider requiring new trucks to be equipped with forward-collision-mitigation...

https://www.government-fleet.com/131949/dot-considers-mandating-crash-mitigation-on-class-3-8-trucks
Categories: Operations
Utilization Studies Do More Than Right-Size Fleets

Two approaches to utilization studies reveal surprising outcomes beyond cost savings.

https://www.government-fleet.com/156070/utilization-studies-do-more-than-right-size-fleets
10 Takeaways from the Coronavirus & Fleets Roundtable

Recently, Government Fleet hosted a roundtable for public sector fleet managers to discuss the coronavirus. Here are fleet managers' biggest concerns and...

https://www.government-fleet.com/354042/10-takeaways-from-the-coronavirus-fleets-roundtable
Categories: Telematics

Baron, a worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announced Telematics for Public Safety, a technology that uses patented technology to aid...

https://www.government-fleet.com/143432/baron-announces-telematics-for-public-safety
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Procurement
Calif. to Purchase 50% ZEVs by 2025

The State of California has increased its zero emission vehicle (ZEV) purchasing mandates for state agencies, bumping it up to 50% of light-duty replacement...

https://www.government-fleet.com/137203/calif-to-purchase-50-zevs-by-2025
Categories: Operations

The City of Snoqualmie, Wash.'s facilities and vehicles from select departments have been designated as part of the “Safe Place” network, which allows young...

https://www.government-fleet.com/113617/snoqualmie-wash-city-vehicles-included-in-safe-place-network-for-youth
Categories: Maintenance
Public Fleet Summit Coming to Dallas-Fort Worth

Public Fleet Summits is heading back to Texas, this time to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The event will be held at the DFW Airport Marriot South in Fort...

https://www.government-fleet.com/117372/public-fleet-summit-coming-to-dallas-fort-worth
Categories: Maintenance
Portable Jump Starter Designed to Offer Peace of Mind

The JumpSmart combines a jump starter, flashlight, and power bank in one device, offering drivers peace of mind in the event of an emergency.

https://www.government-fleet.com/347339/portable-jump-starter-designed-to-offer-peace-of-mind
Categories: Maintenance
Minn. County Parts Specialist Charged with Theft

A former inventory specialist for the Washington County, Minn., is accused of stealing more than $6,000 in automotive parts and tools from the county.

https://www.government-fleet.com/341018/minn-county-parts-specialist-charged-with-theft
Categories: Electric, Safety
Tesla on Autopilot Hits Police Motorcycle

A Tesla Model X reportedly driving on autopilot hit a City of Phoenix, Ariz., police motorcycle as the vehicles were exiting the freeway.

https://www.government-fleet.com/139736/tesla-on-autopilot-hits-police-motorcycle
Categories: Police
Students Help Convert Donated Humvee

A local technical school class helped convert a donated Humvee to join the Hackensack Police Department fleet by painting it.

https://www.government-fleet.com/319370/students-help-convert-donated-humvee
Categories: Equipment
Felling’s FT-16 IT-I Drop Deck Industrial Tilt Equipment Trailer

The ability to easily transport job site tools in one trip, safely and efficiently saves the operator and their crew time and miles.

https://www.government-fleet.com/10126243/fellings-ft-16-it-i-drop-deck-industrial-tilt-equipment-trailer
Categories: Operations

SAN DIEGO – To make room for a new main library on the site, police moved their garage four miles away, near the police pistol range.

https://www.government-fleet.com/40630/san-diego-to-build-new-107-million-police-garage
Categories: Green Fleet, Hydrogen
Honda Shows Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan

Honda will begin delivering its Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in late 2016 through select California dealers, while unveiling the car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

https://www.government-fleet.com/132477/honda-clarity-fuel-cell-available-in-select-california-cities
Categories: Maintenance

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of General Services (DGS) recently issued management memos mandating steps that State agencies must take the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/81627/calif-mandates-state-agencies-use-reconditioned-parts-order-solar-reflective-colored-vehicles
Categories: Operations

IronPlanet has named Matt Ackley as its senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Ackley comes to IronPlanet with 25 years of technology marketing...

https://www.government-fleet.com/135267/ironplanet-names-chief-marketing-officer
Categories: Natural Gas, Operations, Utility Fleet

The City of Grand Junction, Colo., has jointly invested in a biogas conditioning system and pipeline project that will provide a biogas-based fuel to...

https://www.government-fleet.com/127449/colo-city-invests-in-biogas-fueling-plant
Categories: Operations

Automakers recognize 100 hours of engine run time is the same as driving a vehicle 3,300 miles. A maintenance monitoring system maximizes fuel efficiency...

https://www.government-fleet.com/145607/maintenance-monitoring-systems-help-eliminate-excessive-idling
Categories: Operations

NORTHAMPTON, MA – Northampton's public works vehicles are now running on B-20 biodiesel fuel.

https://www.government-fleet.com/44145/northampton-department-of-public-works-switches-to-biodiesel


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