Government Fleet News

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Uses Harris Corporation Technology During G-20 Summit

BOSTON - Built with proven Harris technology, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's STARNet system allowed federal agencies and state and local police to work together using a single communications tool.

Mohave County Looking to Replenish Fleet

KINGMAN, AZ - Mohave County is going out on bids for 13 new cars and trucks for various county departments.

Top Government Green Fleets Share Best Practices

TORRANCE, CA - Green Fleet Conference attendees will have an opportunity to attend a value-added bonus training session/workshop reviewing Government Green Fleet contest criteria on Monday, Oct. 19.

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City of Santa Monica Goes Electric

SANTA MONICA, CA - The City will use Rapid Electric Vehicles' (REV) 300 ACX PACKs to transform a Ford Escape to a 100-percent electrified vehicle for fleet use.

Ft. Wayne Honored for Use of Renewable Fuel

FORT WAYNE, IN - The 2009 Paul Dana Award was presented Oct. 14 to the City of Ft. Wayne for its dedication to converting its fleet of city trucks and buses to ethanol and biodiesel.

Gray to Retire from Village of Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, IL - Jack Gray, fleet manager for the Village of Elk Grove, Ill., will retire Nov. 6, after 32-and-a-half years of service with the community.

PTI to Promote Adoption of Driving Change Vehicular Greenhouse Gas Management System

WASHINGTON and CARLSBAD, CA - Driving Change, the world's first vehicular GHG management and reduction solution, was successfully piloted by the City and County of Denver in 2008.

Clements Retires from County of San Diego

SAN DIEGO - John Clements, fleet manager for the County of San Diego, recently retired after 33 and a half years of service with the county.

RSC Equipment Rental Introduces Equipment Emission Tracking

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - RSC Equipment Rental has launched an equipment emission tracking service that automatically calculates greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions from diesel powered equipment.

Washington County Reviewing Take-Home Vehicles

FORT EDWARD, NY - Over the past year, Washington County officials have been assessing the number of vehicles used by county employees with a renewed focus on where they are driven and how many are taken home by county employees.

Sonoma County Fleet Manager Shares EV Knowledge

TORRANCE, CA - David Head, fleet manager for the County of Sonoma Fleet Operations Division, will offer tips for managing a fleet of electric vehicles with a networked charging infrastructure on Oct. 27.

City of Rolla Approves Take-Home Policy

ROLLA, MO - City Council members unanimously approved a policy for the take-home of 43 of the city's 134-vehicle fleet, of which 35 are used for public safety and eight are for various departments.

Mayoral Appearances & Environmental Awards Highlight Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA - Appearances by the mayors of Chicago and the City of Columbus, Ohio, and presentation of the first-ever Environmental Leadership Awards are among the highlights of next week's Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20, in Chicago.

New IT Resource Available for Fleets

PRINCETON, NJ - Fleet managers have created a guide to help fleets utilize technology for easier and more time- and cost-efficient fleet management.

City of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman to Co-Present Green Awards

City of Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael B. Coleman will co-present the first-ever Environmental Leadership Awards at the upcoming Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20 in Chicago.

Plan to Cut U.S. Emissions Backed by 1,000 Mayors

MESA, AZ - Mayor Scott Smith became the 1,000th signatory to sign the Washington-based U.S. Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement, which calls for a 7-percent reduction in carbon emissions below 1990 levels.

Dona Ana County to Create Centralized Fleet Dept.

LAS CRUCES, NM - Splitting fleet operations between personnel in the county roads department and the sheriff's department has "hampered" accountability for maintenance.

Reno Police to Replace 14 Vehicles

RENO, NV - Patrol cars, motorcycles, and pickup utility vehicles that have exceeded their useful life by age, mileage or general condition, or are beyond economical repair will be replaced.

Culver City Recognized for Natural Gas Efforts

CULVER CITY, CA - The City was presented a 2009 National NGV Achievement Award for its NGV fleet deployment and CNG station program at the Annual NGV Conference-Summit in Long Beach, Calif.

Koehle Elected 2009-10 President of APWA

KANSAS CITY, MO - Larry Koehle, P.Eng., MPA, director of Public Works and Engineering for the Town of Caledon, Ontario, was elected president of the American Public Works Association (APWA) during the recent 2009 APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition.

New Fleet Software Product Focuses On Shop Floor Management

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The software offers simple views based on job description, aimed at streamlining and increasing efficiency throughout the shop floor.

Free Webinar on Distracted Driving Oct. 13

TORRANCE, CA - Those who attend all three sessions will receive a Fleet Safety Training Certificate. Sign up now.

Chicago Mayor Daley to Speak at Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA - Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will be a featured speaker at the Green Fleet Conference, scheduled Oct. 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

RMFMA Announces Annual Award Winners

HOUSTON - The ballots were tabulated and results announced to the general membership at the 2009 RMFMA POWER CONFERENCE held last week in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Take-Home Cuts Cause Parking Problems for Ft. Smith Police

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Officers no longer allowed to take home vehicles must now drive their own personal cars to work, which appears to have limited parking for other employees and the public.

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