Government Fleet News

Top 2009 News: Chrysler Reveals All-New Electric Minivan Concepts to USPS

WASHINGTON – Chrysler revealed four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the U.S. Postal Service as part of the USPS Earth Day celebration on April 22.

Nominations Open for 2010 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

Sonoma County Cars Vandalized

SANTA ROSA, CA - The windshields of an estimated 70 cars were broken in at least three locations at the Sonoma County Administration Center on Dec. 23.

Nearly 200 Vehicles Missing from Nassau County Fleet

MINEOLA, NY - An audit of Nassau County's fleet of vehicles and motorized equipment has discovered that 192 are missing, including several recent-model super-duty pickup trucks, SUVs, cars, and vans.

City of Methuen to Fire Employees Who Break New Take-Home Policy

METHUEN, MA - Effective Jan. 1, employees must park all city vehicles used in a city lot at the end of their shifts or risk possible termination.

Investigation of Hernando Co. Kickback Scheme Continues

BROOKSVILLE, FL - Nearly two months after Hernando County Fleet Director Jack Stepongzi's resignation, the state attorney's office and the sheriff's department continue their joint investigation into the activities of the fleet department.

Fort Smith May Loosen Take-Home Policy Restrictions

FORT SMITH, AR - Eighty-seven percent of take-home vehicles were cut in August 2008, reducing use to only 10-12 vehicles. Fort Smith Police Chief Kevin Lindsey has proposed a policy change that would put more than 50 vehicles back into play.

Tulsa Police Take-Home Cuts Expected to Save $1M+

TULSA, OK - The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police has unanimously voted to give up officers' right to drive their patrol cars to their homes outside the city limits.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Changes Vehicle Policy to Save Money

GRETNA, LA - As a cost-cutting measure expected to save more than $300,000, 39 Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office employees will lose their take-home vehicles, and 20 more vehicles could be eliminated.

Key West Employee Used City Vehicle During Drug Sales

KEY WEST, FL - A Key West Parks and Recreation Department employee arrested Dec. 21 allegedly used his city vehicle to sell drugs, reported

More than 12% of New Caltrans Vehicles Sit Idle

SACRAMENTO - The results of a recent report revealed that 319 of the 2,667 vehicles Caltrans has bought since 2007 are waiting to be assembled, while another 5 percent are assembled and waiting to be deployed.

GPS Boosts Kern County Fleet Productivity and Efficiency

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Less fuel consumption and increased productivity and efficiency are just a few of the benefits Kern County has experienced since installing GPS devices in its fleet.

City of Beloit, Univ. of Wisconsin Partner on Fuel Experiment

BELOIT, WI - The City of Beloit and the University of Wisconsin (UW) are experimenting with technology that allows motor scooters, cars, and trucks to use a combination of gasoline and water as fuel.

CA Taxpayers Ensure State Fleet is Cost-Efficient

SACRAMENTO - California taxpayers keeping a watchful eye on state agency expenses, including state-owned vehicles, have prompted action by government officials.

More Public Sector Fleet Professionals Earn CAFM

PRINCETON, NJ - Fleet professionals from California, New York, Washington, Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, and Texas are the latest public sector employees to achieve the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation.

California Government Agencies Select Networkfleet to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Lower Emissions

SAN DIEGO - Networkfleet announced that the cities of Richmond and Oakland, as well as San Diego County and the Alameda County Water District, have selected Networkfleet to reduce fuel consumption and lower vehicle emissions.

NCSFA Announces 2010 Executive Committee

GAITHERSBURG, MD - The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) has announced its executive committee for 2010.

San Bernardino County Take-Home Cuts Disputed

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - San Bernardino County district attorney investigators argue that eliminating their 58 take-home vehicles would reduce productivity and cost the county more money.

City of Tulsa Auction Raises More than $473K

TULSA, OK - The sale of 197 cars, vans, pickups, SUVs, large trucks, and heavy-equipment items brought in more than $473,000 from 760 registered bidders at the City of Tulsa's recent surplus vehicle auction.

USPS to Cut Fuel Costs with Electric Stand-Up Vehicles

COSTA MESA, CA - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has deployed T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicles for mail delivery in California, Arizona, and Florida.

Louisiana Begins Downsizing Fleet

NEW ORLEANS - With more than 12,700 vehicles in its fleet, the State of Louisiana is planning to reduce its fleet by 10 percent annually over the next three years.

FLAGFA Endorses CAFM, CAFS Programs

PRINCETON, NJ - The Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) has joined a coalition of organizations exclusively endorsing and offering to its members the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) and Certified Automotive Fleet Supervisor (CAFS) programs.

More Public Sector Fleet Professionals Earn CPFP Designation

KANSAS CITY, MO - Fleet professionals from California, Illinois, Oregon, Maryland, and Florida are the latest individuals to earn the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) designation.

Ferrara Wins Contract for FDNY Aerials

HOLDEN, LA - Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. has been awarded a three-year contract by the City of New York to manufacture FDNY's new 100' rear mount aerials.

Monterey County Managers Lose Car Perk

SALINAS, CA - Under the newly approved rule, only those whose work necessitates the use of a car will have access to county-owned vehicles.

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