HHS Fleet Summit

 

Please Join Us at the Health and Human Services Fleet Summit

 After surveying numerous Fleet Managers in recent years, it appears that there are at least five persistent challenges facing Fleet Operation. What is the best approach for data capture? Telematics play an important role now and in the future. The Summit will address:

 1)    Keeping drivers safe (while operating government vehicles),

2)    Accountability,

3)    Sustainability,

4)    Accurately tracking and reporting assets, (telematics)

5)    Ensuring compliance with home-to-work initiative and,

6)    Uncovering causes of mystery damage to your vehicles.

 Please join us at the Health and Human Services Fleet Summit on June 19 & 20, 21014 at the host site:

HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Facility

 Mission Support Center Maryland

6701 English Muffin Way

Frederick, MD 21703

 The Fleet Summit will facilitate communications among peers, provide a forum for ideas and an atmosphere focused on problem solving solutions.  The goal is to assist Fleet Professionals in resolving evolving issues particularly when budgets are tightening year-over-year. Topics that will be discussed during this two day Summit include:

 -         How to gain labor acceptance when implementing a vehicle monitoring solution?

-         How do I manage the program efficiently?

-         What value does the program bring to the Agency?

-         Common challenges and concerns

-         Government fleet collision analysis

 For more information and questions or to register, contact:

Jim Kerr via email (Jim.Kerr@hhs.gov)

The agenda and registration form follows: Read the rest of this entry

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a new study that underscores the high economic toll and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes in the United States. The price tag for crashes comes at a heavy burden for Americans at $871 billion in economic loss and societal harm. Read the press release.

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During the summer months, there is usually an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways. Families take to the highways for vacations and extended road trips. And while these excursions can start off as a happy occasion, they can too often result in tragedy due to negligence and failure to properly execute the necessary steps to ensure safe travel. Read the press release.

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2014 GREENGOV PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS

 

REMINDER:  Only 2 days left to submit your nominations.

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The General Services Administration will boost safety efforts and research new technologies for its federal fleet, according to an agreement signed May 12 with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The memorandum of understanding between the two agencies focuses on improving the safety of GSA’s more than 200,000 vehicles it leases to federal agencies. Read the article.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today launched itsTireWise campaign that provides consumers and retailers with essential information about choosing and caring for tires. NHTSA estimates that each year there are almost 200 fatalities as a result of tire-related crashes, and approximately 11,000 tire-related crashes total. Read the press release.

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Second Annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase

 

In honor of Earth Day, The Department of the Army invites all Fleet Managers to its second Annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase event. All Fleet Managers are invited to attend the event tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 24th. The event will be held in the Pentagon Courtyard. Non-DoD Attendees are required to enter the Pentagon at the Pentagon visitor’s entrance which can be accessed directly outside of the Pentagon metro station. Non-DoD attendees must arrive promptly by 8:30 AM on the day(s) they plan to attend so that Army Headquarter Non-Tactical Fleet manager Martin Brown and/or Army personnel can escort them into the premises.

The event will give Fleet Managers the opportunity to see and sit in about 16 of GSA Office of Motor Vehicle Management’s light-duty alternative fuel vehicle offerings as well as the opportunity to ask Corporate Government Sales Reps any questions you may have. As with last year, the goal is to increase awareness of new alternative vehicle product offerings and promote acceptance and integration within the federal fleet community. The event consists of representation from four industry partners including Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, and RP Automotive (our vendor that will bring their Hyundai and Honda AFVs). Electric Vehicle Station vendors and other vendors on GSAAdvantage will be in attendance as well.

 

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Grow Green with GSA

 

This Earth Day, discover how GSA can help your agency see more green by
going green. GSA offers federal agencies a variety of tools to cost-effectively
save resources and meet sustainable acquisition goals and mandates.
This Earth Day, discover how GSA can help your agency see more green by
going green. GSA offers federal agencies a variety of tools to cost-effectively
save resources and meet sustainable acquisition goals and mandates.

GSA has one of the largest suites of green offerings in the world—featuring
more than 600,000 green products. Green options are available through any GSA
procurement or ordering vehicle you choose. Agencies can buy green via Federal
Strategic Sourcing Initiatives, Multiple Award Schedules, Commodity BPAs, GSAAdvantage!®,
and GSA Global Supply.

  • Green Procurement Compilation to help agencies search, sort, and identify green products and services and associated guidance to facilitate green purchasing decisions.
  • GSAAdvantage!® Environmental Aisle to help procurement and program officers find green products in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Green Icon Definitions to help agencies understand the green attributes, standards and ecolabels on GSAAdvantage!®.

This email is the first in a series that will highlight how GSA enables sustainable acquisition. GSA has one of the broadest based sustainability programs in the world. GSA green resources can help agencies buy green, reduce their environmental footprint, and improve sustainability performance.

GSA is here to help! If you have questions about GSA’s green solutions, visit www.gsa.gov/csd and contact your local Customer Service Director (CSD).

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which is submitted annually to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. Read the rest of this entry

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The Office of the Federal Environmental Executive is pleased to announce that the nomination process for the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s 2014 GreenGov Presidential Awards will begin on Monday, April 14th. We invite Federal civilian and military personnel to participate in the Awards to celebrate extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance. The GreenGov Presidential Awards honor exceptional Federal personnel, teams, projects and facilities, and programs that exemplify President Obama’s charge to lead by example in sustainability. The Awards nomination submission period will be from April 14th – May 23rd. Click for more information.

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