Government Fleet News

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.

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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.

GM Remains 'Committed to Fleet and Commercial Customers'

DETROIT – General Motors promised "strong commitment" to fleet and commercial customers "remains unchanged," according to Jim Campbell, GM general manager fleet and commercial operations, in a statement addressing the automaker's June 1 bankruptcy.

Mack Delivers Hybrid Refuse Truck to NYC

NEW YORK, NY – During a recent event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Mack Trucks, Inc. was recognized for delivering a diesel-electric hybrid MACK TerraPro Low Entry model refuse truck to the City of New York.

Georgia Co-Op Seeks 24 Million Gallons of Fuel

COVINGTON, GA – The 16 agencies participating in the North Georgia Fuel Cooperative have started the bidding process for their bulk fuel purchase, according to the Covington News.

Frederick Co. Charged $4,600 for Storage Tank Violations

PHILADELPHIA – The county has agreed to pay a $4,600 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal regulations designed to prevent, detect, and control fuel leaks from underground storage tanks.

$900K+ Bond Issued for New Dutchess Co. Vehicles

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Dutchess County will borrow $905,340 to replace vehicles in the sheriff's office and other departments, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Yard Waste to Fuel Naperville Fleet

NAPERVILLE, IL – Naperville fleet vehicles may soon run on residents' yard clippings under a plan to produce renewable energy, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Accident Calls for Updated Jacksonville Safety Policy

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The new safety guidelines to the employee beach driving policy comes after after the May 1 incident in which a 41-year old woman was reportedly run over by a police SUV while sunbathing.

Washington City Opts for Natural Gas

WASHINGTON CITY, UT – Washington City is one of several cities in Utah applying for a sum of money from a $15 million grant to be awarded by Utah Clean Cities, according to the Spectrum.

Commercial Truck Fees Up 35% in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The 35-percent increase could mean up to $350,000 a year for the heaviest trucks, according to Capitol News Service.

Fleet Manager Releases New Book on Fleet Maintenance

ROSELAND, NJ – John Dolce, a New Jersey-based fleet manager, has released a new book edition reviewing the latest technologies and best practices used in fleet maintenance management.

Take-Home Vehicles an Ongoing Issue

TORRANCE, CA – With local governments across the country working hard to cut costs under tight budgets, county and city take-home vehicle policies have become a more closely examined issue in recent months.

Kanawha County Sheriff Dept. to Retire 19 Vehicles

CHARLESTON, WV – The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department will retire 19 cars this year, most with more than 100,000 miles, according to the Charleston Gazette.

King County Saves $140K & Cuts Energy Nearly 40%

SEATTLE – The deployment of Verdiem's Surveyor PC Power Management Software has enabled county agencies to reduce energy consumption by an average of 38 percent and eliminate more than 3 million lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions.

New Albany Police to Add 8 New Vehicles to Fleet

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – The New Albany Police Department will purchase eight new vehicles using the city's riverboat fund, according to the Evening News and Tribune.

Mass. Seeks $6.5M for Clean Vehicles

BOSTON – The state will use stimulus funding from the federal Department of Energy to spur the use of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles by municipalities, private companies, and government agencies, according to the Boston Globe.

Connecticut Idles Fleet Vehicles 2 Days a Week

STAMFORD, CT – Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell has instructed agencies to keep state vehicles off the roads two days a week to save on expenses, according to

Sevier Co. Officials Accused of Misusing County Resources

SEVIERVILLE, TN – The Sevier County mayor and solid waste director are under investigation for using the county's solid waste garage for work on non-county, personal and family vehicles, according to 6 News.

Ocean City to Install $6K Cameras in Patrol Cars

OCEAN CITY, MD – Resort police will install five to six Panasonic brand cameras in late August at a cost of $5,998 per car, according to The Daily Times.

Cedar Rapids Still Surviving the Floods

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which suffered flood damage in June 2008, has established a Web site to create awareness for those who can offer their support.

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