Government Fleet News

Take-Home Cuts Cause Parking Problems for Ft. Smith Police

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Officers no longer allowed to take home vehicles must now drive their own personal cars to work, which appears to have limited parking for other employees and the public.

Gov’t Employees Banned from Behind-the-Wheel Texting

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order Oct. 1 to prohibit texting while driving on official government business or while using government-supplied equipment.

PALFINGER Names Williams New Western Sales Manager

FALLBROOK, CA - Jon Williams has been named new western sales manager for PALFINGER knuckle boom cranes for the Western United States.

Missouri Agencies to Share $700K Natural Gas Grant

SPRINGFIELD, MO - The City of Springfield, Greene County, and the Missouri Department of Transportation will share the $700,000 grant for a compressed natural gas fueling station.

All-New Chevy Caprice Police Car to Hit Streets in 2011

DENVER - Out of production for more than a decade, the full-size Chevrolet police cars first joined the force in 1976, but ended production in 1996 as GM discontinued its full-size, body-on-frame car architecture.

City of Mesa Fleet Director Named RMFMA President-Elect

HOUSTON - Pete Scarafiotti, fleet services director for the City of Mesa, Ariz., has served the RMFMA in several capacities over the years, most recently as chair of the Arizona Chapter and of the National Web site Committee.

Navistar to Produce 400 Electric Trucks

WASHINGTON - Navistar unveiled an all-electric commercial truck to members of Congress Sept. 30 as a preview of the trucks to be built in 2010.

SOMS Technologies COO to Present at Green Fleet Conference 2009

VALHALLA, NY - Steve Kirchner, chief operating officer (COO) of SOMS Technologies LLC, manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, is one of the speakers who will present "Innovative Solutions on How to Save Money and Green Your Fleet" at the Green Fleet Conference 2009.

Collective Data Relocates

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Collective Data Inc. recently changed office locations from North Liberty, Iowa to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

City of Inglewood to Go All-Electric

INGLEWOOD, CA - The City of Inglewood, Calif., is working with Rapid Electric Vehicles (REV) to transition its fleet to all-electric vehicles.

Allen County’s New Cars on the Way

FORT WAYNE, IN - Allen County Sheriff's Department expects to have its new Dodge Chargers ready to hit the streets by the end of October.

Fresno County Not Taking Over Sheriff Operations

FRESNO, CA - County supervisors voted Sept. 29 not to seek savings by moving information technology and fleet services from the Sheriff's Office to departments that handle the services for other county departments.

Cars Donated to Help Alexander County

CAIRO, IL - After a recent repossession of nearly all county patrol vehicles, Alexander County is rebuilding its fleet with help from other agencies.

San Bernardino County Considers Fleet Cuts & Consolidation

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - Plans to hire a consultant to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of the county's 5,000 vehicles could lead to reductions and consolidation of the county's maintenance and repair operations.

Take-Home Cuts to Save Ocean City $80K

OCEAN CITY, MD - City Manager Dennis Dare said the "right-sizing" means Ocean City won't have to resort to layoffs or furloughs as the state makes further cuts to municipal government aid.

Peach County Excited Over New Fire Trucks

FORT VALLEY, GA - Replacing 1982 and 1989 fire trucks, the new trucks have stirred up employee morale for the Peach County Fire Department.

Mayor Accused of Abusing City Vehicle Use

NOGALES, AZ - In just 16 months, mileage on the new SUV purchased for the City of Nogales mayor and city council has surpassed 50,000 miles - nearing the same overall mileage as the 10-year vehicle it replaced.

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Additional Duracore Remanufactured Parts Now Available for Bobcat Compact Equipment

WEST FARGO, ND - Bobcat Company announces the addition of a new line of remanufactured parts for Bobcat compact loaders, excavators, and utility vehicles.


Arsenault Appoints Becker to Account Management Post

BURLINGTON, NJ - Arsenault Associates announced that Adam Becker has joined the company as regional accounts manager, Southeastern U.S.

County Official Drives County Vehicle on Suspended License

CONWAY, SC - A Horry County Council Chairwoman had a suspended driver's license during some of the time she was driving a checked-out county vehicle.

Alexander County Short on Staff & Fleet

CAIRO, IL - Alexander County Sheriff David Barkett has laid off eleven workers and surrendered almost all his patrol vehicles in a recent repossession.

City of Baltimore to Implement Furloughs & Take-Home Cuts

BALTIMORE - Facing a mid-year reduction of $60 million in city revenues, the city's plans to immediately reduce spending include employee layoffs, proposed furloughs for all city employees, and cuts to the city take-home fleet.

West Covina Adds More Hybrid Vehicles to Fleet

LOS ANGELES - The City of West Covina's green fleet includes propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), electric, and hybrid vehicles.

Last Day for Green Fleet Conference $100 Discount

TORRANCE, CA - Sept. 25 is the last day to save on your Green Fleet Conference registration and hotel rooms.

Retrofitting Municipal, Transit Vehicles Promises to Create Jobs

CHICAGO - Recaptured Energy Technologies has developed a hydraulic braking and propulsion system that is designed specifically to be retrofit to existing vehicles.

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