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Five Ohio Law Enforcement Agencies Win New Vehicles

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Five police vehicles were given away to five Ohio law enforcement agencies at the Enforcement Expo in Columbus on September 15. The eighth vehicle giveaway was sponsored by the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO).

North Miami Beach Converts Fleet to microGreen Oil Filter

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL - The City of North Miami Beach Public Services Department, Fla., converted its vehicle fleet to the SOMS Technologies' microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter.

Highway Safety Experts Meet in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Division are hosting GHSA's 2010 annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 25-29.

Approximately 45 fleet managers and product vendors were present at the September 22 MEMA meeting.

MEMA Meeting Focuses on Oil

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Approximately 45 fleet managers and fleet suppliers were present at the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) meeting on September 22, which focused on vehicle oils.

Chandler Appointed Executive Director of W.Va. State Fleet

CHARLESTON, WV - Claton Chandler, CPFP, was appointed executive director of the West Virgina State Fleet Management Office, effective October 4.

The County of Santa Clara, Calif., held a grand opening ceremony on September 16 for its new fleet facility.

Santa Clara County Opens New Fleet Facility

SAN JOSE, CA - The County of Santa Clara, Calif., held a grand opening ceremony on September 16 to celebrate the completion of its new fleet facility in San Jose. The facility consolidates the previous three fleet sites and incorporates new technologies to improve the quality of County fleet services.

North Texas Governments Get Ready for EVs

DALLAS - North Texas state and local governments will be working with Ford Motor Company and Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC to help prepare the region for the operation of electric vehicles.

Georgia Counties Receive Propane Conversion Vehicles

HARRISONBURG, VA - Carroll County, Cobb County, and Muscogee County fleets in Georgia had 49 law enforcement vehicles converted from gasoline to propane autogas since August as part of the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program.

Converting fleet vehicles to run on compressed natural gas has helped Alagasco reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save fuel.

Alagasco Fills Fleet Up with CNG

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Alagasco, a Birmingham, Ala.-based natural gas public utility, has been operating 60 of its approximately 600-unit fleet vehicles on compressed natural gas for about 18 months.

Update Your Fleet Information for Top Fleet Listing

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet updates our Top Fleet listing throughout the year to ensure we have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

2011 Dodge Charger

Detroit 3's Next Generation Police Vehicles Tested

CHELSEA, MI - About 300 fleet purchasing representatives and law enforcement officers arrived at Chrysler's proving grounds on Saturday to watch drivers from the Michigan State Police put the Detroit 3 police vehicles through acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests.

Most Texas Criminal Justice Fleet Vehicles Won’t be Replaced

HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS - Some 800 of the 2,300 vehicles in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice fleet have reached their lifecycle limits. However, with the $2.5 million available this budget year for replacements, depending on prices and models, only 30 to 40 will be replaced.

Housing Authority to Auction One Third of Fleet

ROCHESTER, NY - The Rochester, N.Y., Housing Authority will auction off a third of its 65-vehicle fleet and has imposed stricter ethics policies and new whistleblower protections as part of a house-cleaning effort within the authority.

Florida Communities Take Delivery of Hybrid Refuse Vehicles

MIAMI - The City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Hialeah in Florida took delivery of a total of 11 hybrid-powered Autocar E3 refuse vehicles after successful field trials last summer.

Natural Gas Training Courses to be Held in Hayward, CA

HAYWARD, CA - Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is offering informational courses to ensure that natural gas vehicle fleets are maintained, fueled, and driven to meet or exceed current safety standards. Two upcoming classes will take place in Hayward, Calif., October 5-7.

Counties Deploy First Propane Autogas Fleet Vehicles

HARRISONBURG, VA - Two South Carolina vehicle conversion centers, Greenville County and Light’N’Up, deployed 15 propane autogas vehicles last month as part of a large-scale, Recovery Act-funded alternative fuel vehicle project in the Southeast United States.

2010 AltCar Expo to Focus on Fleets

SANTA MONICA, CA - A "Focus on Fleets Conference" will take place Oct. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the 2010 AltCar Expo & Conference, designed to focus on providing information on funding, alternative vehicle technology and availability, and infrastructure.

Train Discounts Available for Green Fleet Conference

SAN DIEGO - Amtrak is offering Green Fleet conference attendees a 10-percent discount off the lowest available train fare. The special discount is valid between Oct. 15- 22.

NHTSA, EPA Officials Test Drive Nissan Leaf

WASHINGTON - National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland, and his deputy, Ron Medford, took it out for a spin this week, as did Margo Oge, the director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality.

GPS Insight Ranked No. 281 on Inc. 500 with 1,075% Growth

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Inc. magazine ranked GPS Insight No. 281 on its 29th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.

Kentucky Fleet Auction Generates More Than $350K

FRANKFORT, KY - A September 14 auction of Kentucky's used fleet vehicles — 156 cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs — generated more than $350,000.

Fuel Solutions Forum Promotes EV Network in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN - Leaders from federal, state, and local governments, the automotive industry, and electric utilities recently met in Tennessee at the Fuel Solutions Forum to discuss a national transition to electric transportation.

City of Newton Reduces Fleet

NEWTON, MA - City of Newton, Mass., Mayor Setti Warren is looking to reduce the number of taxpayer-funded cars, a promise he made during his mayoral campaign.

GPS Tracks Chicago City Truck Taken on a Joyride

CHICAGO - GPS tracking systems in Chicago city vehicles, installed to improve employee accountability and speed deployment of limited resources, were recently used to track down a stolen city truck taken for a joyride.

Cape Coral Cancels Take-Home Vehicles

CAPE CORAL, FL - The City of Cape Coral, Fla., is canceling a take-home vehicle policy for some employees. The policy change is effective Oct. 1, and was made to improve efficiency.



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