Government Fleet News

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.

Alabama Public Safety Teams Up with FMCSA

MONTGOMERY, AL - Increased safety in and around commercial motor vehicles is the goal of a new Department of Public Safety initiative known as TACT: Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks.

Task Force Helps Improve City’s Fleet Operations

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS - A partnership of City of San Marcos officials, business leaders, and graduate students at Texas State University is resulting in efficiency recommendations to improve management of city fleet vehicles.

Chickasha’s New Ambulance to Save Lives & Money

CHICKASHA, OK - The City of Chickasha will add a third ambulance to its fleet, which city officials believe will improve the fire department's ability to save lives as well as city funds.

Trumbull County to Add 13 New Cruisers to Fleet

WARREN, OH - The new police cruisers, which will replace cars with over 200,000 miles on them, are the first new cruisers the department has purchased in about six years.

Baltimore Police Cars Break Down from Fuel Mishap

BALTIMORE - Nearly one third of Baltimore's 200 police patrol cars were recently sidelined because of an apparent problem at the city fuel pump.

Kentucky Surplus Auction Raises $330K

FRANKFORT, KY - Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase more energy efficient and environmentally clean vehicles for the state's fleet.

GM to Invest $21M for 2011 Light-Duty Crew Cab Production

FLINT, MI - The $21-million investment will enable GM to produce both heavy- and light-duty trucks on the same assembly line.

Elgin Sweeper Gives New Life to Used Sweepers with Rebuild Program

ELGIN, IL - Elgin Sweeper has introduced a factory authorized sweeper rebuild program for customers unable to purchase new sweepers due to budget constraints.

Glenn County Fleet Funds May Save Jobs

WILLOWS, CA - To avoid county layoffs, the board is considering dipping into county reserve funds, including $450,000 in its fleet reserve account for general reserve spending.

County Cuts Jobs to Help Pay Fleet Expenses

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL - Despite general revenue falling by $6 million, Clay County has managed to maintain public services through job cuts and reduced benefits for employees.

Vigo County to Cut Back on Take-Home Expenses

TERRE HAUTE, IN - Facing a $3 million budget deficit in 2010, Vigo County will reduce expenses for items such as take-home vehicles and county employee cell phones.

Fort Rucker officials anticipate obtaining 17 the electric vehicles during fiscal year 2010. (Photo credit:

Fort Rucker to Add 17 Electric Vehicles to Fleet

FORT RUCKER, AL - Fort Rucker will replace its less fuel-efficient General Services Administration (GSA) vehicles with 17 new light, slow electric vehicles (LSEVs).

Portage County to Shift Fleet to Biodiesel

RAVENNA, OH - Portage County Solid Waste Management District plans to convert its entire 18-truck fleet to run on biodiesel fuel.

McKitterick Named CFO for First Transit and First Services

CINCINNATI - In her new role as chief financial officer, Arlene McKitterick will direct and manage all financial aspects of First Transit and First Services.

City of Salem, MA to Lease Vehicles

SALEM, MA - Under the three-year lease-to-own plan, the town would spend $118,404 and receive 15 new vehicles for the Police Department and nine for Town Hall.

Cape Coral Take-Home Cars Under Review

CAPE CORAL, FL - In efforts to cut spending, City Council members may eliminate the city's take-home car program for non-sworn employees.

Natural Gas Trucks to Replace Diesel Models at Long Beach & Los Angeles Ports

SEAL BEACH, CA - The new trucks are expected to use approximately 3.6 million gasoline gallon equivalents of natural gas fuel per year once fully deployed.

City of Chattanooga Decides Against Take-Home Fees

CHATTANOOGA, TN - In what has been an ongoing battle for the past few weeks, the Chattanooga City Council has decided to drop fees on take-home vehicles for city employees.

New Fuel Economy & GHG Emission Standards Proposed

WASHINGTON - Instead of three standards, the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency worked with state agencies to propose clearer standards for all automakers, beginning with the 2012 model-year.

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