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Government Fleet News

Volusia County to Use Several Fuel Suppliers

DAYTONA, FL – Volusia County recently chose three companies to supply $8.7 million in fuel for its cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and off-road equipment, according to The West Volusia Beacon.

More Public Sector Fleet Managers Achieve CAFM

PRINCETON, NJ – Three more public sector fleet managers have earned the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager designation, the industry's highest level of certification.

Volvo Begins Selling Trucks That Meet 2010 Emissions Standards

GREENSBORO, NC – The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction, which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions, according to a statement by the manufacturer.

Volkswagen Offers Discounts for 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

HERNDON, VA – In support of the government-funded "Cash for Clunkers" program, the automaker will provide up to $4,500 off the purchase price of new, more fuel-efficient vehicle for consumers who trade in an older, less efficient vehicle.

New Tire Label to List Fuel Economy

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a new replacement tire label that would include, for the first time, information about the tire's impact on fuel economy and carbon dioxide emission reductions.

Las Vegas Valley Water District Contracts with AssetWorks

WAYNE, PA – AssetWorks has signed a contract to provide its fleet management software application and implementation services to the Las Vegas Valley Water District.

SLO County Spends $1M Annually on Take-Home Vehicles

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – San Luis Obispo County supervisors recently grilled department heads on excessive use of take-home vehicles after a grand jury report found take-home use amounts to an estimated $1 million annually, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Greene County Tightens Idling Policy

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Officials consider the new idling-reduction policy a common-sense approach for the county to save money, especially at a time when the county faces declining revenue, according to the News-Leader.

Olmsted County Uses Seized Vehicles for Police Squad

ROCHESTER, MN – The sheriff's office recently added two new squad cars to its fleet, courtesy of drunken driving arrests, according to KTTC.

City of Santa Monica Purchases All-Electric Zero-Emission Truck

SANTA MONICA, CA – The ZeroTruck meets the needs of the city's Water Division and sustainability goals to reduce emissions and use of petroleum.

Central Florida Fire Departments Considering Consolidation

ORLANDO, FL – Tight budgets and dwindling property tax revenues are creating pressure to look into merging two of Central Florida's largest fire departments: Orlando and Orange County, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

City of San Antonio to Optimize Fuel Operations

SAN ANTONIO – Ward's Automated Fuel Management System will provide the city fuel management technology and services for over 1,000 city vehicles and 11 fueling sites.

PG&E to Test First Smith Electric Vehicles All-Electric Utility Truck

KANSAS CITY, MO – The all-electric aerial utility truck, produced by SEV U.S. and SEV U.K. with an aerial bucket integrated by Altec Industries Inc., is the first unit of its kind to be put into operation by a major utility company before being brought to the market.

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City of Salem Fleet / Warehouse Superintendent Earns CAFM

SALEM, OR – Donald Thomson, fleet/warehouse superintendent for the City of Salem, recently earned the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager designation.

EPA Clean Energy Guidebook to Help Fleets Save Money

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has released a guide to help states save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by adopting clean energy practices in their facilities, operations, and vehicle fleets.

Hyster Company Celebrates 80 Years of Lift Truck Manufacturing

GREENVILLE, NC – Hyster Company, a lift truck designer and manufacturer in North America, celebrates its 80th year as a lift truck manufacturer this year.

AssetWorks Launches Updated Web Site

WAYNE, PA – AssetWorks has launched an updated company Web site at with improved navigation and a sophisticated new look.

Driver's Alert to Provide Georgia with Fleet Safety Program

LIGHTHOUSE POINT, FL – Driver's Alert will provide the Department of Administrative Services of the State of Georgia selected it to provide its "Report My Driving Solution" for the state's 15,000 vehicles and 125,000 state employees.

City of Longview to Lease 6 Sanitation Trucks

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – The City of Longview recently entered into a $955,000 lease agreement for six sanitation trucks, according to The News-Journal.

City of Chandler Cracks Down on Vehicle Idling

PHOENIX – A new city policy prohibits idling of a stopped vehicle solely for the comfort of the driver and passengers or for cooling a laptop computer, according to The Arizona Republic.

L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. Tests Electric Mini Coopers

LOS ANGELES, CA – The sheriff's department will receive 17 electric-powered Mini Coopers and electric charging stations at the assigned vehicle locations, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Washington County Updates Vehicle Policy

HAGERSTOWN, MD – The existing three-page document was expanded to a detailed 15 pages with rules on personal use, incident reporting, cell phone use, and other factors, according to The Herald-Mail.

City of Alcoa Fleet Manager Earns CAFM

KNOXVILLE, TN – Steve Hillis, fleet manager and purchasing agent for the City of Alcoa, recently earned the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager designation.

Four States Adopt No-Smiles Policy for DMV Photos

GREAT FALLS, VA – The DMVs in Arkansas, Indiana, Nevada, and Virginia are instructing people not to wear a big smile for their driver's license photo because smiles make face-recognition software less effective in law enforcement efforts.

Boone County Seeks to Improve Operations with GPS

COLUMBIA, MO – The County expects to save money on fuel and resources by tracking vehicles and reducing overlap in activity, reported the Columbia Tribune.



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