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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.

Fatal Boston Fire Crash Attributed to Training and Maintenance

BOSTON - Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley announced Dec. 10 that training and maintenance were two of the "multiple, overlapping factors" in the fatal crash that killed Boston Fire Lieutenant Kevin Kelley in January.

Budget Cuts Force Zanesville Police to Reduce Staff & Take-Home Use

ZANESVILLE, OH - The 2010 proposed budget will force the department to restrict the use of take-home vehicles, explore furloughs or layoffs, and ultimately could result in less personnel on shifts.

City of Grand Rapids Cuts Down on Take-Home Vehicles

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids City Manager Gregory Sundstrom recently proposed cutting use of 24-hour take-home vehicle assignments by 23 percent, effective Feb. 1, 2010.

Tulsa Must Pay Back Take-Home Fees, Says Arbitrator

TULSA, OK - An independent arbitrator has ruled that the City of Tulsa must pay back a total of $92,000 to police officers who were charged a fee for using their patrol cars for off-duty jobs.

Puget Sound Energy & City of Bellevue Welcome Nissan LEAF Debut

BELLEVUE, WA - Puget Sound Energy and the City of Bellevue hosted the King County debut of the 2010 Nissan LEAF on Dec. 10.

City of Sacramento Expects $2M Savings with New 5-Year NAPA Contract

SACRAMENTO, CA - The City expects to save an estimated $2 million dollars over the five-year contract term with Genuine Parts Company / National Auto Parts Association (NAPA) by reducing the cost of inventory procurement, shrinkage, obsolescence, management, and accounts payable.

U.S. Postal Service to Cut Annual Petroleum Use by 2%

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has a goal to cut petroleum usage by 2 percent annually through 2015.

Jefferson County Unveils New Hybrid Snowplow

GOLDEN, CO - While some companies have used the 2009 International Model 7300 Hybrid as a delivery truck, Jefferson County is the first to have outfitted the hybrid truck as a snowplow.

2010 Ram Heavy Duty

Ram Heavy-Duty Named 2010 <i>MOTOR TREND</i> Truck of the Year

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The Ram Heavy Duty was one of four trucks eligible for this year's Truck of the Year award. Competitors included the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the Ford Transit Connect, and the Toyota Tundra 4.6L work truck.

Fleet Equipment LLC, Fleet Leasing Accused of Bribing Shelby County Clerks

MEMPHIS, TN - An ongoing criminal investigation into the Shelby County Clerk's Office stems from allegations that clerks accepted money from individuals registering vehicles in exchange for favorable service.

APWA Announces New Public Infrastructure Inspector Certifications

KANSAS CITY, MO - The purpose of the APWA Public Infrastructure Inspector Certification is to promote quality infrastructure throughout the community by advancing the knowledge and practice of construction inspection to benefit the community and public agencies.

Sedgwick County's New Kenworth T470s Fit Fleet Needs

WICHITA, KS - Sedgwick County had been looking for a vehicle that would be heavier than a Class 7 truck, but not as pricey as a full-size Class 8.



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