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Arkansas Gets New Trucks to Help Fight Wildfires

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas State Forestry recently put into service nine new Kenworth T800s outfitted with flatbeds to transport mid-size bulldozers to help assist with wildfires.

States Increasing Distracted Driving Efforts

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

CAFM Status Continues to Grow in Public Sector Fleets

PRINCETON, NJ - Fleet professionals from Texas, Ohio, Florida, and Connecticut are among the latest in the public sector to achieve the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation.

A.R.E. Awarded GSA Contract for Truck Caps, Tonneau Covers

MASSILLON, OHIO - A.R.E. is proud to announce the company has been awarded a Government Service Administration (GSA) contract to sell its line of high-quality truck caps and tonneau covers to government agencies throughout the United States.

Denver Adds Four Hybrid Trucks to Fleet

DENVER - The four new Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid aerial bucket trucks will be used for forestry, traffic signal, and traffic sign repair.

Keith Kerman, assistant commissioner for the New York City Parks Department, is shown with one of the department’s 17 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks. (Photo: Kenworth)

NYC Parks Dept. Deploys Hybrid Trucks

NEW YORK CITY - The New York City (NYC) Parks Department is working to green its fleet as part of a citywide goal to curb carbon dioxide by 30 percent by the year 2017.

As senior equipment mechanic for the City of Rocklin, French is a key member of the service team, providing accurate, reliable vehicle maintenance and repair to fleet vehicles.

City of Rocklin Professional Achieves ASE Master Technician Certification

ROCKLIN, CA - Russ French, senior equipment mechanic for the City of Rocklin, has achieved ASE Master Technician certification in seven ASE categories.

Alabama Takes Steps to Turn Fleet Green

MONTGOMERY, AL - Alabama state officials recently had a first-hand look at vehicles that will help save money and make their vehicle fleets environmentally friendly.

Committee Recommends Centralization of Harford County Fleet

BEL AIR, MD - In efforts to minimize "redundant personnel and services," centralizing and outsourcing the fleet management or motor pool services for all county equipment and vehicles was strongly suggested, according to The Dagger.

Adjustments Made to Ft. Wayne Police Take-Home Fees

FT. WAYNE, IN - The Fort Wayne Police Department has rescinded the biweekly fee it imposed in 2008 on officers who take home their squad cars - unless gas prices rise above $3 a gallon.

Montgomery County Deploys New CNG Trash Trucks

ROCKVILLE, MD - The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) has put into service the first 20 of 100 refuse and recycling collection trucks powered with compressed natural gas.

Car Washing Idea Saves San Francisco $75K

SAN FRANCISCO - David Ebarle, a manager at San Francisco's 911 center who also oversees the Department of Emergency Management's vehicle fleet, was recently honored for coming up with a more-cost effective way to wash city vehicles.

U.S. Army, Gov’t Fleets Gather for Electric Vehicle Showcase

FT. BLISS, TEXAS - Electric vehicle manufacturer ZAP demonstrated its line of electric trucks, vans, and ATVs at the Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Tank and Automotive Center at Fort Bliss.

Allegheny County to Stick to 4-Cylinder Models

PITTSBURGH - Switching fleet vehicles to four-cylinder models is just one part of a recommended strategy to help decrease the county government's overall carbon emissions, energy consumption, and water usage by 20 percent by 2015.

Watervliet Police Fleet Gets New Computer Equipment

WATERVLIET, NY - The entire police fleet will now be equipped with laptops and computers to provide access to the same information while on the road or at the headquarters.

El Paso City Purchasing Hybrid Vehicles

EL PASO, TEXAS - The City Council on June 8 approved the purchase of up to 20 hybrid SUVs over the next two years for a maximum of $570,000.

Utah Fleet to Help State Improve Energy Efficiency

SALT LAKE CITY - The State of Utah Fleet Division is on its way to meeting the state goal of improving overall energy efficiency by 20 percent by the year 2015.

Grants to Help Pay for Greener Trucks Serving Calif. Ports

LONG BEACH, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District on June 4 awarded more than $34 million in state and federal grants to replace 598 trucks operating at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as trucks delivering goods across the region, the Daily Breeze newspaper reported.

55% of Vehicles Have One Under-Inflated Tire

WASHINGTON - A recent nationwide survey by the Rubber Manufacturers Association found 55 percent of vehicles have at least one under-inflated tire and only one in six vehicles has four properly inflated tires.

Propane Helps Jackson County Sheriff Save Money

PENDERGRASS, GA - Converting the remaining 50 vehicles in its fleet to run on propane is expected to save the sheriff's office $250,000 in fuel costs this fiscal year alone.

Titusville to Get 15 New Police Vehicles

TITUSVILLE, FL - Ten of the new vehicles will be used for patrol, two for the K-9 unit, two for the crime-scene investigations unit, and one for criminal investigations.

Burleigh County Sheriff’s Vehicles Get New Look

BISMARCK, ND - The department's six new vehicles are black with gold, silver, and white writing, stripes, and stars.

Search Begins for West Va. State Fleet Manager

CHARLESTON, WV - The hunt to fill the position of West Virginia's state vehicle fleet manager has already attracted more than 50 applicants, according to the Charleston Gazette.

GARLICK

In Memoriam:<br>Dan Garlick, 1975 -2010

ONEONTA, NY - Dan Garlick, senior mechanic for the City of Oneonta Central Garage, was recently killed in a motorcycle accident on his way to work. He was 34.

NY Office of General Services Deploys Solution to Control Fleet Costs

FITCHBURG, MA - The State of New York Office of General Services chose a web-based fleet management information system to manage the acquisition and management of its 27,000-plus vehicle fleet.



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