Government Fleet News

Nashville Scrambles to Find Funds for 100 Police Vehicles

NASHVILLE, TN – In efforts to keep 100 vehicles in the city's police fleet, all departments with vehicles have been ordered to find money-saving efforts in fleet expenses totaling $877,000, according to WSMV.

Brazoria County to Save Money with White Vehicles

CLUTE, TEXAS – Claiming it a more economical choice, the county is aiming to make white the standard color for all county vehicles in the next few years, according to Brazosport Facts.

Hunt County to Hold 2-Week Surplus Auction

GREENVILLE, TEXAS – Hunt County is slated to conduct its annual auction of surplus equipment later this month, according to the Herald-Banner.

Baltimore Mayor Scrutinized for Use of 3 City Vehicles

BALTIMORE – City taxpayers have spent $13,803 to keep the mayor's three cars running so far this fiscal year, according to a WBALTV investigation.

New Jersey City Univ. Awarded for Fleet Safety by NSC

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The National Safety Council has recognized New Jersey City University for its significant improvement in fleet safety performance.

Maryland to Allow Highway Speed Cameras

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Beginning October 1, a new Maryland law will allow the use of speed cameras in highway work zones and within a half-mile radius of schools.

Mazda Announces 2010-MY National Fleet Incentives

IRVINE, CA – Mazda is offering 2010 National Fleet Incentives from $250-$2,000 on several vehicle models.

Philadelphia Opens Fifth Biodiesel Station

PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Michael Nutter recently opened the city's fifth biodiesel refueling station, furthering the goals laid out in the city's sustainability plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent and improve overall air quality.

Monmouth Co. Holds Online Vehicle Auction

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County's 2009 surplus auction will be conducted online through June 17.

Cape May Co. Installs LoJack on Fleet Vehicles

CAPE MAY COUNTY, NJ – Cape May County Sheriff's Office is equipping and training officers to use the LoJack System for tracking stolen motor vehicles, according to the Cape May County Herald.

Jefferson County Budget Proposes Fleet Cuts

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Jefferson County's proposed budget cuts include reducing fleet size, cutting jobs, and eliminating departments, according to CBS42.

Montgomery Co. Vehicle Policies Reviewed After DUI Arrest

WASHINGTON – Vehicle privileges are being reviewed after police reportedly arrested a county employee June 4 for driving drunk in a county-owned vehicle, according to the Washington Examiner.

Hybrid Trucks Showcased at Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – CALSTART, the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF), Duke University, Environmental Defense Fund, and U.S. truck and system manufacturers will head to Capitol Hill June 11 for "Hybrid on The Hill Day".

ZAP has completed an engineering project to develop a four-wheel electric pickup with the majority of the parts and components supplied by U.S. companies.

ZAP Completes U.S. Electric Pickup Engineering Project

FRANKLIN, KY – ZAP has completed an engineering project to develop a four-wheel electric pickup with the majority of the parts and components supplied by U.S. companies.

Edick Earns CAFM Designation

TACOMA, WA – In addition to earning a CAFM designation, Tacoma Public Utilities' Jonathan Edick also holds an ASE Certified Master Medium in Heavy-Duty Truck Technology.

Santa Clara Co. Audit Finds Fleet Inefficiencies

SAN JOSE, CA – In the first audit since 1981, findings include vehicle idling, more than $100,000 in unpaid parking fines, personal use of county vehicles, and unused units in fleet, according to Mercury News.

Fleet Professionals Gather at Software & Fuel Conference

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Hundreds of fleet professionals from across the globe recently gathered for AssetWorks' 23rd Annual Users Conference, which featured discussions and hands-on training sessions on some of the fleet industry's latest technology.

Cincinnati Offers Free Parking for Electric Vehicles

CINCINNATI – As part of the Green Cincinnati Initiative, the program allows electric vehicles displaying city-issued stickers to park free of charge next to city parking meters and in four downtown parking garages, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Seattle Receives 144 CNG Refuse Trucks

SEATTLE – CleanScapes, Inc. and Waste Management of Seattle have received deliveries of 144 new compressed natural gas refuse trucks from McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, according to Environmental Protection.

City of Peoria Seeks Funds for Hybrid Trucks

PEORIA, AZ – Peoria is among six cities that joined the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office to file for a Clean Cities federal stimulus grant through the U.S. Department of Energy, according to The Arizona Republic.

Philly Police Boost Patrol Fleet with Segway Mini-Vehicles

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Police Department is using more than $60,000 donated from the Philadelphia Police Foundation to purchase ten two-wheeled, motorized, standup Segway Personal Transporters, according to KYW Newsradio.

New Online Forum Promotes Transparency and Openness in Government

WASHINGTON – The eRulemaking Program, a federal-wide E-Government project led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has launched a one-stop, online source for citizens to search, view and comment on regulations issued by the U.S. government.

Networkfleet Announces New Low-Cost GPS Vehicle Tracking System

SAN DIEGO – Networkfleet, Inc. announced the soon-to-be available Networkfleet 4200, a low-cost GPS vehicle tracking system for commercial and government fleets.

2009 Kustom Signals Catalog

Kustom Signals Releases New 2009 Product Catalog

LENEXA, KS – New products featured in the catalog include the Raptor RP-1, which is the smallest moving radar on the market, according to the company.

Maine Bans Red-Light Cameras

AUGUSTA, ME – Maine Gov. John Baldacci has signed into law a bill that prohibits the state, or municipalities within the state, from using traffic surveillance cameras to prove or enforce a violation of traffic laws.

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