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Government Fleet News

Hubbard County Fleet Replacements on Hold

PARK RAPIDS, MN - Hubbard County is waiting for a clearer budget picture before making a decision on granting the Sheriff Department's request to purchase three new squad cars and auction older models.

Fairfield Maintenance Manager Named Transit Employee of the Year

FAIRFIELD, CA - David Renschler, vehicle maintenance manager for the City of Fairfield, Calif., was named Transit Employee of the Year by the Solano Transportation Authority.

Rescue Group Says County Denied Fleet Maintenance

ASPEN, CO - Mountain Rescue-Aspen said Pitkin County denied the group access to the county auto shop for preventative maintenance on their fleet of vehicles, prompting the group to bring up the issue at a recent county commissioners meeting.

Pataskala Police to Cut Take-Home Cars, Downsize Fleet

PATASKALA, OH - Cost-cutting measures include staff cuts, suspending the take-home program, refinancing vehicles, and selling surplus.

N.C. State Agencies Spend Money on Parked Vehicles

RALEIGH, NC - A WRAL news investigation found several North Carolina agencies using the state's motor fleet have paid millions for miles they did not drive.

GM Expands Fleet & Commercial Operations

DETROIT - General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations appointed 24 fleet professionals in the field to focus on helping state, city, and municipal customers meet their fleet needs with Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles.

San Patricio County Orders 11 Sheriff's Vehicles

SINTON, TX - San Patricio County will spend about $253,000 on 10 patrol cars and a truck for its Sheriff's Department fleet.

City Sharing Fleet Services with School District

SIERRA VISTA, AZ - The City of Sierra Vista will now provide its school district maintenance and fueling services for its vehicles as a backup to the district's own services.

Springdale Police to Bring Back Old Cruiser

SPRINGDALE, AR - The Springdale Police Department is requesting newer models of its original Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers be added to its fleet.

Maricopa Police Officer Accused of Mismanaging Fleet

MARICOPA, AZ - Sgt. Aki Stant recently underwent a nearly three-month investigation involving mismanagement of the police fleet.

Montmorency County Sheriff Must Cut Staff & Vehicles

GAYLORD, MI - Montmorency County Sheriff Don Edwards said the recent failure of two millage proposals could result in the layoff of one or two deputies and fewer patrol cars on the roads.

Kent County Reviewing Take-Home Necessity

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - In efforts to trim $6.5 million from its proposed 2010 budget, Kent County officials are reviewing whether all take-home vehicles are needed.

New Ford Fleet Powertrain Rebate Available

DETROIT - For a limited time only, Ford is offering up to $300 in rebates for fleets that replace powertrain assemblies in-house.

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.



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