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City of Houston Selects AssetWorks Fleet Asset & Maintenance Management Software Solution

HOUSTON - AssetWorks has signed a contract and commenced implementation services with the City of Houston.

Valencia County Cuts Down on Take-Home Cars

LOS LUNAS, NM - Valencia County's new policy will put an end to take-home vehicles and save approximately $75,000 a year, according to KOAT.com.

DuPage County Holds Auction to Raise Vehicle Funds

WHEATON, IL - DuPage County Forest Preserve hopes to gain at least $100,000 in vehicle replacement funds from its July 25 auction of surplus inventory.

Kansas Audit Shows Higher Vehicle Expenses

LAWRENCE, KS - A recently released audit report revealed all state travel and vehicle-related expenses have risen since the central motor pool was eliminated, according to the Lawrence Journal World & 6News.

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Pruitt Named Fleet Manager for Mid Georgia Ambulance

MACON, GA - In his new position, Bill Pruitt will oversee the management of supply equipment and ordering and distribution of uniforms.

Take-Home Abuse Prompts 15% Cut in CA Fleet

LOS ANGELES - Governor Schwarzenegger has ordered a 15-percent reduction of the State of California's motor vehicle fleet after reports surfaced of waste and abuse regarding state-owned take-home vehicles.

City of Phoenix Awarded $800K+ in Stimulus Funds

PHOENIX - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $829,697 to the City of Phoenix to reduce diesel emissions by retrofitting and replacing city-owned equipment.

LA & Houston Drivers Most ‘Diligent’

CONCORD, MA - In contrast, Atlanta drivers travel five to 10 miles over the speed limit and demonstrate the most road rage behavior, according to a recent nationwide study conducted by TomTom.

GPS Insight Unveils New Upgrades

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The past few months have been very busy at GPS Insight, the company revealed in its newsletter. The company will release its Hierarchy Capabilities, an new CDMA version of the GPSI-4000 and upgrades to the Garmin enhanced GPS Tracking solutions.

Louisville Cost Studies Seen as Move Toward Privatization

LOUISVILLE, KY - Union officials see cost studies examining city fleet and jail expenses as the first step toward taking away jobs from government workers and giving them to private companies, reported The Courier-Journal.

FleetPride Acquires Fleet Supply of Tallahassee Inc.

THE WOODLANDS, TX - FleetPride Inc., announced that it had completed the acquisition of Fleet Supply of Tallahassee Inc. The acquisition includes a 11,300 square foot warehouse and machine shop located at 720 Blountstown Highway. With this acquisition, FleetPride now has nine locations throughout Florida.

Caterpillar's New In-frame Overhaul Kits Give Customers More Options

PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar (Cat) is proud to announce the introduction of Precious Metals In-frame Overhaul Kits for on-highway engines -- for cost-effective, simple-to-order pre-packaged engine overhaul options that are backed with Cat warranties, no matter who does the work.

Macon City Wants Fleet Cut 10%

MACON, GA - Macon city administration has been given 90 days to come up with a plan for cutting the vehicle fleet by 10 percent, according to the Macon Telegraph.

Faison Announced as Consultant and Spokesperson for Raybestos Brand Police System

MCHENRY, IL - Former Equipment Superintendent Ronnie Faison managed a 2,000-vehicle fleet for the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Boston’s Fleet Maintenance Criticized in Harvard Study

BOSTON - Underutilization of vehicles and an aging fleet are a few of the issues pointed out by Harvard students in a study of the city's non-public safety vehicle fleet, reported WCVB.

Baltimore Take-Home Accidents Kept Confidential

BALTIMORE - Accident reports submitted by city drivers to the law department's Central Bureau of Investigation are not tracked or filed and are kept confidential as "attorney client information," reported Investigative Voice.

City of Albany Worker Violates Take-Home Policy

ALBANY, GA - A city engineer employee was recently reprimanded after a civil suit revealed a 2002 take-home policy violation, WALB News reported.

GM Announces 2010-MY Incentives

DETROIT - General Motors has announced fleet incentives on several 2010-MY Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brand vehicles, ranging from $250-$3,000.

EPA Funds to Help Sublette County Go Green

PINEDALE, WY - Sublette County plans to use more than $1 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Recovery Act funds to improve its environmental efforts, according to the Pinedale Roundup.

City of Baton Rouge to Use FleetFocus Software

WAYNE, PA - The City of Baton Rouge intends to move to a paperless shop with the help of the FleetFocus software solution.

City of San Antonio Awards Automated Fuel Management Contract to E.J. Ward, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO - Ward’s Automated Fuel Management System will provide fuel management technology and services for over 5,000 city vehicles and 11 city fueling sites.

City of Pasadena Tests Electric Minis

PASADENA, CA - Along with the water department, the electric Minis will be used by employees in the departments of transportation and public works, mostly for making customer calls or doing field work around the city, reported the Pasadena Star News.

Kansas City Audit Reveals Take-Home Violations

KANSAS CITY, MO - Increased fuel consumption, poor recordkeeping, and the unauthorized use of police cars as take-home vehicles were among the findings of a recent Kansas City Police audit, according to the Kansas City Star.

Louisville Officer Involved in Fatal Wreck with Take-Home Vehicle

LOUISVILLE, KY - The City is denying financial responsibility for unspecified damages requested by the family of a victim killed by an off-duty officer in a city vehicle, according to The Courier-Journal.

USPS to Add 1,900 Alt-Fuel Vehicles to Fleet

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service will replace 6,500 aging units in its delivery fleet with E-85, gasoline/electric hybrid, and four-cylinder vehicles.



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