Government Fleet News

Baltimore Fleet May Save $6M with Trash Collection System

BALTIMORE - The City of Baltimore began a route optimization project for its trash collection system July 2009 that could save the City about $6 million a year.

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Finalists for Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Revealed

TORRANCE, CA - Out of 24 nominees, three finalists are now in the running for the title of 2010 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year.

Carbon Motors Partners with BMW Group

WASHINGTON - Carbon Motors Corporation and BMW Group jointly announced a strategic partnership. BMW will supply Carbon Motors with advanced clean diesel engines, complete with cooling and exhaust gas systems, and automatic transmissions for the Carbon E7.

ARI Offers Support to Fleets for CSA 2010 Compliance

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI) announces consulting support, driver training, and Web-based resources for CSA 2010 compliance.

Rebates Up to $20K on New Electric Vehicles Available

SACRAMENTO, CA - California fleets can now receive rebates on new zero-emission and electric vehicles of up to $5,000 per vehicle as part of the new Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. Certain zero-emission commercial vehicles are also eligible for rebates up to $20,000.

City & County of San Francisco Deploys New Fleet Software

SAN FRANCISCO - In 2009, the City and County of San Francisco Fleet Management Department began a search for a comprehensive citywide, fleet-specific management information system to help improve efficiencies and reduce costs.

Placentia Police Detectives Get Take-Home Privileges Revoked

PLACENTIA, CA - Revoking the take-home car privileges of nine officers is an action the city estimates will save $25,000.

St. Clair County Road Commission Outsources Fleet Maintenance

ST. CLAIR, MI - St. Clair County Road Commission has awarded a three-year contract, worth $1.1 million annually, for vehicle and equipment maintenance, parts procurement, and inventory management.

Attention Fleet Managers: We Need Your Input

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet is seeking bright ideas from U.S. government fleet managers for the upcoming June 2010 issue. One bright idea from you may help benefit fleets across the country!

Lee County Wins Fleet Masters Award

FORT MYERS, FL - Lee County Fleet Management was recently presented the 2010 Fleet Masters Award at the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP)'s Annual Management Conference in Dallas.

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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