Government Fleet News

APWA Applauds Passage of HIRE Act

WASHINGTON - The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act legislation keeps the Federal Highway Trust Fund solvent and the nation's federal highway and public transportation programs operating through the end of the year.

West Lafayette Approves Take-Home Policy

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - The City of West LaFayette has approved a 2010 take-home vehicle policy for city employees, which includes police officers, fire officials, the mayor, and a city engineer.

Texas State Fleet Vehicles Underutilized

DALLAS - A News 8 investigation found almost 20 percent of the the Dallas District Office's 400 pickup trucks were driven fewer than 11,000 miles in 2008.

Take-Home Cars May Lower Abbeville Police Turnover Rate

ABBEVILLE, AL - City leaders in Abbeville, Ala., are coming up with new strategies to deal with police force shortages resulting from low pay.

BMW Group Receives Order from Carbon Motors Corp. to Supply Diesel Engines for U.S. Law Enforcement Vehicles

MUNICH/WASHINGTON - The BMW Group received a major order from the American law enforcement vehicle manufacturer, Carbon Motors Corp., to supply more than 240,000 diesel engines.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Vehicle Management Selects Chevin FleetWave

FITCHBURG, MA - The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Vehicle Management chose Chevin's web-based fleet management information system, FleetWave to manage the acquisition and management of its diverse fleet of more than 11,000 vehicles.

Ingersoll Rand Receives the Frost & Sullivan Technicians’ Choice Award for Second Consecutive Year

DAVIDSON, NC - Ingersoll Rand has received the 2009 Frost & Sullivan U.S. Automotive Technician's Choice Award for overall best brand of air compressors for the second consecutive year.

Oklahoma Colleges May Lose Fleet Vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The House of Representatives gave unanimous support March 8 to a bill that would turn over supervision of higher education vehicles to a state agency.

Los Alamos County Implements New Fleet Tracking Solution

LOS ALAMOS, NM - With a new fleet maintenance facility on its way, Los Alamos County wanted user-friendly tools to better maintain its fleet, including real-time labor capture, robust reporting capabilities, and complete vehicle equipment lifecycle management.

Bill for W. Va. State Fleet Management Office Endorsed

CHARLESTON, WV - Gov. Joe Manchin got a green light March 11 to set up a special management office to manage West Virginia's fleet of vehicles and aircraft.

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San Francisco Fleets Get Help with Graffiti Removal

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Department of Public Works recently announced the establishment of a "Clean and Green Trucks" pilot program to remove graffiti vandalism from commercial vehicles.

Texting in St. Charles County Vehicles Banned

ST. CHARLES, MO - County Executive Steve Ehlmann recently signed an executive order banning county employees from texting while driving a county-owned vehicle or personal vehicle and claiming mileage reimbursement.

ARI Joins Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Coalition as Gold Level Stakeholder

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI) has announced its Gold Level membership with the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Coalition.

Police Fleets Impressed with Police Interceptor Features

LAS VEGAS - Dozens of U.S. and Canadian police fleet managers introduced to Ford's Police Interceptor at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway event last week were impressed by the vehicle's power, safety features, and ergonomics, according to POLICE magazine.

City of Spokane Fleet to Run on Re-refined Oil

SPOKANE, WA - City of Spokane officials recently announced that the city's 1,400 vehicles will now be running on re-refined motor oil, a product made from waste oil, according to The Spokesman-Review.

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Ford Unveils 2012 Police Interceptor

LAS VEGAS - The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Taurus-based police interceptor in Las Vegas today and provided initial details about the patrol car that will replace the aging "Crown Vic" in late 2011.

Len Deluca (left), director of Ford Commercial Trucks, sales and marketing accepts the 2010 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award from Work Truck magazine Associate Publisher Bob Brown.

2010 Ford F-Series Super Duty 'Three-Peats' Work Truck of the Year Award

ST. LOUIS - For the third consecutive year, fleet professionals voted the Ford F-Series Super Duty work truck the Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.

California May Adopt Toughest Cell Phone Laws in Nation

SAN JOSE, CA - The cost of a ticket for texting or using a hand-held phone in California would be among the toughest in the nation if a bill introduced in the state senate becomes law.

Wyoming Becomes 20th State to Ban Texting While Driving

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recognized Wyoming yesterday for becoming the 20th state to enact a statewide ban prohibiting drivers from texting while behind-the-wheel.

SweepEx Offers Line of Economy Push Brooms

WARREN, MI - SweepEx offers the ValuSweep line of economy push brooms intended for use with most forklifts. The two models weigh 40 and 50 pounds and offer 48- and 60-inch cleaning widths.

Dallas Settles Lawsuit over Bait Car Death

DALLAS - The Dallas City Council decided to settle a two-year-old wrongful death lawsuit involving a stolen bait car designed to lure would-be thieves.

Stricter Policy on Colorado Springs Police Take-Home Vehicles

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - A new policy is in effect for stricter controls on take-home vehicles at the Colorado Springs Police Department in Colorado.

Self-Reporting of Accidents Involving Pennsylvania Vehicles Challenged

HARRISBURG, PA - Self-reporting of accidents when using Pennsylvania state fleet vehicles is being called into question by some legislators and other observers.

Phoenix Pays Millions in Vehicle-Related Claims

PHOENIX - City of Phoenix vehicles are involved in at least one accident a day on average, and the city paid claims for 2,339 accidents in the past five years involving police cars, fire trucks, buses and other city vehicles, costing taxpayers about $15.7 million.

Attleboro City Councilors Seek to Replace Aging DPW Fleet

ATTLEBORO, MA - Despite limited capital, Attleboro, Mass., city councilors plan to urge Mayor Kevin Dumas to start replacing an aging fleet of vehicles in the public works department.

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