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Gwinnett County Gets $3M for New Emergency Vehicles

ATLANTA - Gwinnett County Commission recently passed a measure authorizing $3.1 million for new vehicles in emergency departments.

Jackson County Auctions Off Surplus Vehicles Online

WHITE CITY, OR - Jackson County, Ore., is auctioning off surplus county vehicles and equipment online until Feb. 23.

IRS to Audit Personal Use of California State Vehicles

SACRAMENTO - The IRS is conducting an 18-month audit regarding tax reporting associated with personal use of California's state-owned or -leased vehicles in 2008.

Maricopa County Vehicles Caught on Speeding Cameras

PHOENIX - County workers were held responsible for about 10 percent of tickets received from 2008 to early this year while driving in a county vehicle, according to the Arizona Republic.

Allen County’s At-Fault Drivers Must Answer to New Panel

FORT WAYNE, IN - A new review committee will determine if at-fault county employees must attend safety training courses based on the total amount of damage fees.

W. Va. Makes Progress towards Creating Vehicle Fleet Office

CHARLESTON, WV - Governor Joe Manchin has introduced a bill to formalize his proposal for the creation of a single, statewide Fleet Management Office to regulate state vehicle use.

Metropolitan Sewer District to Host Training Seminars

LOUISVILLE, KY - Ford Commercial Vehicle Operations will conduct two onsite fleet training programs at the Metropolitan Sewer District of Louisville and Jefferson County facility.

ZAP to Develop Prototype Electric Mail Trucks for USPS

SANTA ROSA, CA - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is studying the reduction of fuel consumption through a feasibility study of electric mail trucks.

Calif. Fleets Offered $20M for Hybrid Truck Purchases

SACRAMENTO, CA - As of Feb. 12, approximately $11 million is left in the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program. All fleets with trucks operating in California are eligible for up to 100 vouchers each, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The new Camry hybrids make the Arkadelphia Police Department the first "green" fleet in the state, according to police officials. (Photo courtesy of Arkadelphia Police Dept.)

City of Arkadelphia Unveils Camry Hybrid Police Cars

The Arkadelphia Police Department's new environmentally friendly vehicles have made it the first "green" fleet in the state, according to police officials.

Louisville Working to Resolve Take-Home Fee Dispute

LOUISVILLE, KY - The Metro Council recently introduced a resolution addressing the controversial issue of take-home fees imposed on police officers.

Goodyear to Develop Fuel-Efficient Tires for U.S. Army Program

AKRON, OHIO - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been selected as the exclusive developer of fuel-efficient military tires for the Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED) program.

Florida Juvenile Justice Officials Give Up Car Perks

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida Juvenile Justice Secretary Frank Peterman and three high-ranking deputies have surrendered their free take-home cars after a state investigation said the vehicles might violate federal tax rules on unreported income.

Cook County Considers Car-Sharing Program

CHICAGO - Using a successful Washington, D.C. program as a model, the Cook County Board of Commissioners is banking on an electronic monitoring system to make its management of the county's 2,000-vehicle fleet more efficient.

W. Va. Counties Seek Federal Aid for Storm Damage

CHARLESTON, WV - Gov. Joe Manchin requested for a federal disaster declaration Feb. 10 to assist several counties affected by the winter storm.

The new Camry hybrids make the Arkadelphia Police Department the first "green" fleet in the state, according to police officials. (Photo courtesy of Arkadelphia Police Dept.)

City of Arkadelphia Unveils Camry Hybrid Police Cars

ARKADELPHIA, AR - The Arkadelphia Police Department's new environmentally friendly vehicles have made it the first "green" fleet in the state, according to police officials.

Inside the City of Claremont's Fleet Maintenance Division

CLAREMONT, CA - The following video series shows different aspects of the City's fleet maintenance operations.

Driver’s Alert Awarded NJPA Contract

LIGHTHOUSE POINT, FL - Driver's Alert has been awarded under contract number 052109 to participate in the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), through an addendum agreement with Federal Contracts Corp. (FCC), an awarded vendor to NJPA.

CA State Assembly Halts Toyota Vehicle Purchases

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Assembly Rules Committee voted Feb. 4 to halt the purchase of Toyota vehicles and reinstate its "Buy American" policy.

City of Gary to Add 100+ 'Green' Vehicles to Fleet

GARY, IN - The City of Gary has received a $3.1 million federal grant to equip its police department with up to 120 flex-fuel and hybrid vehicles.

Kanawha County Gets New Space for Vehicles

CHARLESTON, WV - Kanawha County's entire county vehicle fleet will soon be under the same roof, when the new W. Kent Carper Justice and Public Safety Complex opens this month.

Minnesota’s Use of E-85 Up 25%

ST. PAUL, MN - According to the American Lung Association of Minnesota, the SmartFleet Committee estimates the 2,500 flexible fuel vehicles used 816,568 gallons of E-85 in 2009, up from 650,036 gallons used in 2008.

Southwest EVT Conference Set for Feb. 28-March 5

FORT WORTH, TX - The Texas Association of Emergency Vehicle Technicians and the Oklahoma Association of Emergency Vehicle Technicians will host the annual Southwest EVT Conference Feb. 28-March 5 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Long Island Power Authority Adds Two Hybrid Bucket Trucks to Fleet

UNIONDALE, NY - With the new additions, Long Island Power Authority expects to save 1,400 gallons of fuel per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 10-15 tons per truck annually.

Calif. Auctions State Vehicle Surplus Online

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Department of General Services (DGS) fleet division is auctioning 50 state vehicles online. The auction will close Feb. 10.



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