Government Fleet News

Utah Fleet to Help State Improve Energy Efficiency

SALT LAKE CITY - The State of Utah Fleet Division is on its way to meeting the state goal of improving overall energy efficiency by 20 percent by the year 2015.

Grants to Help Pay for Greener Trucks Serving Calif. Ports

LONG BEACH, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District on June 4 awarded more than $34 million in state and federal grants to replace 598 trucks operating at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as trucks delivering goods across the region, the Daily Breeze newspaper reported.

55% of Vehicles Have One Under-Inflated Tire

WASHINGTON - A recent nationwide survey by the Rubber Manufacturers Association found 55 percent of vehicles have at least one under-inflated tire and only one in six vehicles has four properly inflated tires.

Propane Helps Jackson County Sheriff Save Money

PENDERGRASS, GA - Converting the remaining 50 vehicles in its fleet to run on propane is expected to save the sheriff's office $250,000 in fuel costs this fiscal year alone.

Titusville to Get 15 New Police Vehicles

TITUSVILLE, FL - Ten of the new vehicles will be used for patrol, two for the K-9 unit, two for the crime-scene investigations unit, and one for criminal investigations.

Burleigh County Sheriff’s Vehicles Get New Look

BISMARCK, ND - The department's six new vehicles are black with gold, silver, and white writing, stripes, and stars.

Search Begins for West Va. State Fleet Manager

CHARLESTON, WV - The hunt to fill the position of West Virginia's state vehicle fleet manager has already attracted more than 50 applicants, according to the Charleston Gazette.

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In Memoriam:<br>Dan Garlick, 1975 -2010

ONEONTA, NY - Dan Garlick, senior mechanic for the City of Oneonta Central Garage, was recently killed in a motorcycle accident on his way to work. He was 34.

NY Office of General Services Deploys Solution to Control Fleet Costs

FITCHBURG, MA - The State of New York Office of General Services chose a web-based fleet management information system to manage the acquisition and management of its 27,000-plus vehicle fleet.

Monmouth County Ends 3-Year Ordeal Over Fuel Theft

FREEHOLD BOROUGH, NJ - The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has agreed to pay $95,000 to Harry Conover Jr., the former emergency management coordinator, after a three-year-long ordeal over several gallons of allegedly stolen gasoline.

First Responders Offered Safety Training on Chevy Volt

SAN FRANCISCO - The training will include animation and illustrations of the Chevrolet Volt, highlighting locations of high-strength steel, cut points for extrication, first-responder labeling, and automatic and manual electrical shut-off.

University Students Build Biodiesel Extended-Range EV

SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors challenged university engineering students from across North America to re-engineer a GM-donated vehicle to minimize the vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions, while maintaining its utility, safety, and performance.

Janesville’s Police Fleet Turns Black to Save Money

JANESVILLE, WI - The City of Janesville's police fleet is changing its color scheme to black vehicles as a way to save money, according to WCLO.com.

Desert Hot Springs Fills Tires with Nitrogen

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA - Desert Hot Springs is the first city in the Coachella Valley to begin filling all city vehicle tires with nitrogen, according to The Desert Sun.

The battery-electric sub-compact vehicle seats four adults and can be recharged from a standard wall-socket, according to the manufacturer.

State of Calif. Fleet Tests Mitsubishi i-MiEVs

LOS ANGELES - During a recent press event, Governor Schwarzenegger sat in the i-MiEV and later spoke to a panel of reporters about the battery electric vehicle being representative of the technology necessary to tackle the sustainable transportation challenges facing California.

Larimer, Weld Counties to Resume Roadside Vehicle Emissions Testing

DENVER - Beginning June 1, roadside emissions testing units called RapidScreen will begin rotating among 22 pre-approved locations throughout the expanded vehicle emissions testing area in Larimer and Weld counties.

Rocklin Fleet Manager Accused of Gambling on City Time

ROCKLIN, CA - The City of Rocklin launched an internal investigation late last month after the city fleet manager was seen at a casino during normal working hours, according to The Placer Herald.

Westchester County to Hold Fleet & Equipment Demo Day

WHITE PLAINS, NY - Taking place June 2, the event is designed as a shared county service to keep local municipalities informed about vehicle safety, green and new technology, the latest equipment, and important operational and maintenance issues.

Santa Barbara County Honored for Clean Air Initiative

SANTA BARBARA, CA - Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its commitment to clean air by encouraging car-free travel in Santa Barbara.

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Fulton County Adopts Anti-Idling Policy

ATLANTA - Vendors making deliveries to Fulton County facilities will also be asked to turn off their vehicles while at the county's loading docks.

400+ Law Enforcement Agencies Reserve E7 Vehicle

CONNERSVILLE, IN - Carbon Motors announced it has surpassed 14,000 production slot reservations for the Carbon E7.

Louisville Plans to Consolidate Vehicle Repair Shops

LOUISVILLE, KY - Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson recently announced plans to consolidate repair and maintenance operations for the city's fleet of 3,700 vehicles in the center of the community.

City of Macon Uses $6M for New Vehicles

MACON, GA - Among the new fleet additions are two new fire engines, police cruisers, and trucks for the Public Works department.

Vehicle Policy Amended for Non-City Employee

TEAGUE, TX - The Teague City Council voted to amend the city policy, which doesn't allow police officers who live 15 miles or more to keep their assigned city vehicles at all times.

Hoboken Disables Prepaid Parking Passes for City Vehicles

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken, N.J., disabled all 160 of its prepaid parking transponders after the results of an audit found they were not being used by city vehicles.

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