Government Fleet News

APWA Announces 99 Earn Public Infrastructure Inspector Certifications

KANSAS CITY, MO - The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that 99 public works infrastructure professionals from the U.S. and Canada have earned credentials as Certified Public Infrastructure Inspectors (CPII).

2010 NAPA/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year Announced

ATLANTA - NAPA AUTO PARTS and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) have named Bill Steele the 2010 NAPA/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year.

2010 NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year Announced

ATLANTA - NAPA AUTO PARTS and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) have named Paul Marquardt the 2010 NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year.

USPS Long Life Vehicles to Go Electric

KANSAS CITY, MO - Smith Electric Vehicles US Corp and AM General are working together to develop a prototype electric version of the gasoline-powered Long Life Vehicle for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Strict Take-Home Policy Enforced for City of Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, AL - Effective this week, only two out of 22 city departments will be assigned take-home vehicles, which will only be allowed when an employee is on call for the evening.

Jefferson County Sheriff Proposes Fuel Card

MT. VERNON, IL - Jefferson County Sheriff Roger Mulch has proposed the adoption of a gas card for vehicles that travel across state lines during the week to cut down on fuel costs.

Hybrid SUVS Added to Cincinnati Police Fleet

CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Police Department is adding Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUVs to its fleet, which will be converted into K-9 units, supporting bomb-sniffing dogs and counter-terrorism specialists.

Greene County Sheriff Considers Propane for Fleet

CATSKILL, NY - Greene County Sheriff's Office expects to save up to 50 percent annually on fuel costs with an alternate fuel system that would enable vehicles to run on either gasoline or propane.

Indiana City Resolves Biodiesel Fleet Issues

KOKOMO, IN --- After months of working out problems, the City of Kokomo in Indiana is finally confident in its efforts to run some city trucks on biodiesel.

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

Honda to Launch New 2010 Accord Crossover

TORRANCE, CA - The all-new 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour crossover utility vehicle, set to debut Nov. 20, combines features of the Accord V-6 Sedan with increased cargo space and functionality.

NAFA PSW Chapter to Meet at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES - The NAFA Pacific Southwest (PSW) Chapter will hold its annual Los Angeles Auto Show meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Attendees will be free to tour the auto show after the meeting.

Kickback Scheme Revealed, Fleet Manager Resigns

BROOKSVILLE, FL - Jack Stepongzi, fleet manager for Hernando County, resigned Oct. 30 after county officials learned he had been receiving payments from a county vendor.

Coalition Wants Trenton Fleet Downsized

TRENTON, NJ - Members of the Trenton Residents Action Coalition have submitted an ordinance to make the City of Trenton keep a vehicle inventory and do away with some take-home vehicles.

Fleet Fuel Funds May Keep Pittsburgh Libraries Open

PITTSBURGH - An anticipated excess of $1.6 million in the fleet fuel fund is a possible solution to help keep the city's libraries open.

2010 GFX Conference: Call for Speakers

TORRANCE, CA - The 2010 Government Fleet Expo & Conference is seeking engaging speakers and interesting topics about real-world case studies. Proposals must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2010.

New Certified Public Fleet Professionals Announced

KANSAS CITY, MO - Fleet employees from Colorado, Maryland, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, and Washington are among those who recently earned the CPFP designations.

NAFA Seeks Tax Credits for Green Fleets

PRINCETON, NJ - NAFA recently sent a proposal to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee to help state and local government fleets get federal tax credits for using clean fuel or low-emission vehicles.

Christy Coyte presented the scholarship to Gary Maike, assistant professor at Ferris State University.

$5K Fleet Manager Scholarship Awarded to Ferris State

BIG RAPIDS, MI - Christy Coyte, global fleet manager for Johnson Controls Inc. and 2009 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year, recently presented a $5,000 scholarship to Ferris State University.

California State Vehicles Found to be Underutilized

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento Bee investigation discovered many of the new cars and trucks purchased for the State of California this year, which cost more than $5.5 million, have been idle for months.

Officials Park Their County-Owned Vehicles

PUEBLO, CO - Pueblo County commissioners were scrutinized last summer after a televised news report questioned the "perk" and use of county-owned cars on personal business.

AQMD Funding Deadline Extended to Nov. 20

DIAMOND BAR, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has extended its deadline to apply for the Carl Moyer Program to Nov. 20.

Take-Home Cuts May Spare Tulsa Police Jobs

TULSA, OK - The police union has been asked to give up officer take-home vehicles used outside city limits in order to save jobs and the helicopter and mounted patrol units.

GPS a Possibility for Knox County Vehicles

KNOXVILLE, TN - County commissioners recently approved a proposal that could lead to key county take-home vehicles having GPS systems installed to cut down on employees' personal driving.

The Toro Company Acquires Assets of TY-CROP Manufacturing

BLOOMINGTON, MN - TY-CROP products will be marketed under the Toro brand and sold through Toro's distribution channel in the United States and international markets.

2010 Dodge Ram Laramie Crew Cab

Pricing for All-New 2010 Dodge Ram Heavy-Duty Announced

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group LLC announced pricing for the all-new 2010 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty trucks, scheduled to arrive in dealerships at the end of the 2009 calendar-year.

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