Government Fleet News

Miller maintains 54 certifications, including master levels in emergency vehicle technician, automotive service excellence, and school bus.

City of Loveland Employee Wins EVT of the Year Award

LOVELAND, CO - Warren Miller, a senior mechanic and 18-year employee for the City of Loveland Department of Public Works -Vehicle Maintenance Division, recently won the 2009 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year (EVT) award.

National Guard Bureau Orders 800 Off-Road Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS - The National Guard Bureau, the federal organization that oversees equipment purchases for the National Guard, will spend $2.4 million on the purchase of Polaris RANGER 800 CREW Side-by-Sides.

APWA President-Elect Crombie Named to Climate Ready Water Utilities Working Group

KANSAS CITY, MO - President-Elect George Crombie was a driving force behind the creation of the APWA Center of Sustainability, a newly created initiative to promote principles of sustainability within the public works profession.

IIHS Studies Impact of Cell Phone Laws

ARLINGTON, VA - The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) recently sought out the impact of cell phone laws in changing patterns of driver cell phone use in New York, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia.

Fleets Cut Maintenance Costs Utilizing microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY - Since launching its "Fleet Adoption Program" in April, SOMS Technologies, LLC, developer and manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, has announced that over 100 fleets have joined the program.

GPS Causing Truck Crashes

ALBANY, NY - Gov. David Paterson recently proposed penalties including jail time and confiscation of trucks to come down on drivers who use GPS to take more hazardous routes and end up striking bridges.

NYC’s Growing Fleet Causes Some Concern

NEW YORK - With a near-record of 29,687 vehicles, the increase of motor vehicles to New York City's fleet may translate into more carbon emissions, reported the New York Post.

Lee County Reviews Cell Phone Policies

OPELIKA, AL - County officials are reviewing a revised cell phone policy to help reduce risk and liability to the county.

Russell Named Alt-Transportation Coordinator for Energy Division

BOSTON - Stephen Russell, former fleet superintendent for the City of Keene, N.H., has been named alternative transportation program coordinator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Energy Resources.

Personal Use of State Vehicles Not Reported

CHARLESTON, WV - A legislative audit released Oct. 14 revealed numerous West Virginia state employees failed to properly report use of state vehicles.

U.S. Postal Service on Track to Meeting Emissions Goals

WASHINGTON - Although exempt from the recent Executive Order establishing energy guidelines, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) voluntarily determined its greenhouse gas emissions, making it the only federal agency to publicly report them.

Pittsburgh Cuts Garbage Truck Fleet Emissions

PITTSBURGH - The City of Pittsburgh has retrofitted 14 garbage trucks in its city fleet with pollution controls that reduce the amount of soot emissions by 90 percent.

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Subaru Outback Named 2010 Sport/Utility of the Year

CHERRY HILL, NJ - The Subaru Outback has been named 2010 Sport/Utility of the Year by Motor Trend magazine.

Pirelli to Raise Tire Prices

ROME, GA - A 10-percent price increase on several Pirelli tires will go into effect on Nov. 1 in the U.S.

2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

WASHINGTON - For 2010, the Toyota Prius tops the list as the most fuel-efficient model at 51 mpg city/48 highway.

Forsyth County Downsizes Fleet

CUMMING, GA - Cuts to fleet staff and vehicles are just a few of the cost-cutting measures the County has taken in efforts to offset the budget deficit.

Energy Xtreme to Showcase Technology at the 2009 COPS West Expo

ONTARIO, CA - Energy Xtreme will display its Independence Package, a comprehensive, solid-state power-management system that consists of dry recyclable power cells that provide energy to operate a police car system's full electrical load with the engine turned off.

At center, Josh Pennebaker of the Kerry group, a brand ambassador for the Shell ROTELLA Road Show now touring the U.S. and Canada, activates a product demonstration inside the 53-foot-long walk-through mobile display. Visitors engage with the Shell ROTELLA brand of heavy duty motor oils in a high-tech environment featuring touch-free control of videos and product presentations.

Kerry Group Rolls Out New Shell ROTELLA Road Show Mobile Display

ST. LOUIS - The Kerry Group is now rolling out the new Shell ROTELLA Road Show mobile display that premiered at a September 23rd campaign launch event at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, N.C.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Uses Harris Corporation Technology During G-20 Summit

BOSTON - Built with proven Harris technology, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's STARNet system allowed federal agencies and state and local police to work together using a single communications tool.

Mohave County Looking to Replenish Fleet

KINGMAN, AZ - Mohave County is going out on bids for 13 new cars and trucks for various county departments.

Top Government Green Fleets Share Best Practices

TORRANCE, CA - Green Fleet Conference attendees will have an opportunity to attend a value-added bonus training session/workshop reviewing Government Green Fleet contest criteria on Monday, Oct. 19.

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City of Santa Monica Goes Electric

SANTA MONICA, CA - The City will use Rapid Electric Vehicles' (REV) 300 ACX PACKs to transform a Ford Escape to a 100-percent electrified vehicle for fleet use.

Ft. Wayne Honored for Use of Renewable Fuel

FORT WAYNE, IN - The 2009 Paul Dana Award was presented Oct. 14 to the City of Ft. Wayne for its dedication to converting its fleet of city trucks and buses to ethanol and biodiesel.

Gray to Retire from Village of Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, IL - Jack Gray, fleet manager for the Village of Elk Grove, Ill., will retire Nov. 6, after 32-and-a-half years of service with the community.

PTI to Promote Adoption of Driving Change Vehicular Greenhouse Gas Management System

WASHINGTON and CARLSBAD, CA - Driving Change, the world's first vehicular GHG management and reduction solution, was successfully piloted by the City and County of Denver in 2008.

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Henry Paetzel was the manager of automotive services at  General Mills until he retired from the company in 2007.

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