Government Fleet News

FMCSA Offers Driver Safety Web Site for Fleets

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now offers a commercial motor vehicle Web-based safety training program for both drivers and fleet safety managers responsible for driver training.

Elgin Sweeper Test Results Highlight Impact of Sweeping on Dust Control & Air Quality

ELGIN, IL – Elgin announced Canada's Environmental Technology Verification Program has verified the data from air quality performance tests conducted by the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute on two Elgin Sweeper models.

OPIS Releases Free Report on Urea/DEF Handling, Storage & Dispensing

OPIS has released its newest FREE white paper: Successful Urea/Diesel Exhaust Fluid Handling, Storage & Dispensing, sponsored by TerraCair, Spatco DEF Dispensing System, and Brenntag.

(L-R) Gerald Faircloth, Hutcheson’s COO, hands over the keys to Captain Traci Reece, Paramedic Wendy Phillips, Asst. Chief James Cutcher, and Lt. Julie Brown to four ambulances donated to Walker County from Hutcheson for emergency medical services. Photo credit:

Hutcheson Medical Center Donates Fleet Vehicles

FT. OGLETHORPE, GA – Hutcheson Medical Center has donated nine ambulances to fleets in Catoosa, Dade, and Walker Counties, and Northwestern Technical College.

Fleet Staff Named City Employee of the Year Finalist

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Tony Bell, safety and training coordinator for the City's fleet services division, was one of three finalists for the Mahlon A. Martin Employee of the Year for the City of Little Rock, according to KARK 4 News.

Ocean City Fleet Cuts Less than Expected

OCEAN CITY, MD – City Council agreed to minimal cuts in the number of cars, reducing fleet by 12 vehicles, according to Ocean City Today.

Beachgoer Run Over by Jacksonville Beach Vehicle

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL – The City mayor has called for a detailed review of all public service vehicles that travel on the beach after an officer ran over and critically injured a woman lying on the sand, according to

Port of Los Angeles to Put 1,000 Alt-Fuel Trucks in Service

SAN PEDRO, CA – The Port has launched a 2009 alternative-fuel truck incentive program to put 900 compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, as well as 100 electric trucks, into service this year.

FuelTs Tank Cleaning

The proprietary tank cleaning system goes straight to the problem - the tank bottom - where you'll find the accumulation of water, bacteria, slime, rust, and dirt that will plug your filters and slow your fuel flow.

Free Ford Work Solutions Web Seminar May 14

TORRANCE, CA – Learn about the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer and 'Crew Chief,' the industry's only OEM telematics solution in a free Web seminar May 14.

Hudson City Vehicles Damaged in Building Fire

HUDSON, OH – Six city vehicles and other electrical devices were damaged in a recent overnight fire at a city storage building, according to the

Fleet Employee Attempts Hit-and-Run in Cop Car

PHILADELPHIA – A city fleet management employee was involved in a car accident while driving a police cruiser and then left the scene, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

No New Vehicles in North Charleston Budget

CHARLESTON, SC – North Charleston City Council's $82.2 million spending plan for 2009-2010 doesn't include funding for new equipment purchases, according to The Post and Courier.

Riverside County Supervisors to Pay Vehicle Expenses

RIVERSIDE, CA – Two Riverside County supervisors whose work vehicles each cost more than $50,000 said they will help offset the cars' price tags by paying for gasoline, maintenance, and other expenses, according to The Press-Enterprise.

Navistar Products Qualify for Government Grants

WARRENVILLE, IL – International truck and IC Bus dealers offer a suite of products that may qualify under federal, state, and local clean diesel grant programs, according to Navistar.

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EZ Fuel Announces Exclusive Agreement with Blue1 to offer DEF Storage Solutions for North American SCR Fleet Owners

DULUTH, GA – EZ Fuel & Tank Solutions announced an exclusive Agreement with Blue1 International of Belgium has been finalized between the two organizations.

Redflex Removes Photo Enforcement Vehicles after Camera Operator Shot

PHOENIX – Redflex Traffic Systems removed all mobile photo enforcement vehicles operated by Redflex employees in Arizona after the April 19 murder of a Redflex employee by an angry motorist.


Bowen Takes on New Role as Exec. Director, Sr. Consultant for TransCon Global

ATLANTA – Charles Bowen, former director of fleet for Rollins, Inc., has used his experience in corporate fleet management to start an independent transportation consulting firm called TransCon Global.

California to Cut GHG Emissions by 10 Percent by 2020

SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board has adopted a regulation that will implement Governor Schwarzenegger's low carbon fuel standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by ten percent by 2020.

Comdata Enhances Phillips' Role as Executive VP and GM of Corporate Payment Solutions

BRENTWOOD, TN – With his newly added responsibilities, Scott Phillips will assume leadership of Comdata's Regulatory Compliance and Financial Services divisions, as well as continue to manage sales and operations for the Corporate Payments division.

Act Now! Several Grant Deadlines Approaching

TORRANCE, CA – The MSRC Clean Transportation Funding and Clean Cities FY09 Reduction Technologies Project for the Transportation Sector grants will be closing May 29, with the American Re-investment and Recovery Act Energy Efficient and Conservation Block Grants following on June 25.

Knox County Budget to Cut More Fleet Vehicles

KNOXVILLE, TN – To fund the proposed $649 million budget for next year, Knox County officials are looking to save on other county expenses, including fleet vehicles, according to the Arizona Republic.

Meriden Police Department Expects to Cut Fuel Use 60% with New Idling System

MERIDEN, CT – The Meriden Police Department recently installed the IdleRight fuel saver system, a new fuel reduction system to help make its fleet greener, according to the Record-Journal.

City of Manteca to Expand, Rebuild Fleet Facility

MANTECA, CA – The City of Manteca plans to expand and rebuild the 1910-era horse barn which houses its 425 vehicles, trailers, and other equipment, according to the Manteca Bulletin.

Maricopa County Tightening Take-Home Vehicle Policies

PHOENIX – Facing an estimated $138.2 million shortfall next year, Maricopa County leaders are tightening up their policies on take-home vehicles, according to the Arizona Republic.

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