Government Fleet News

FirstGroup Receives National Safety Council's Highest Safety Honors

CINCINNATI – FirstGroup joins a distinguished list of past Green Cross Medal recipients, including Delta Airlines (2008 recipient), UPS, Intel, Liberty Mutual Group, and other safety leaders in their respective industries.

Red-Light Cameras Coming to Buffalo, N.Y.

ALBANY, NY --- New York Gov. David Paterson has signed legislation authorizing the city of Buffalo to install cameras at 50 intersections to catch red-light runners.

Comdata Promotes Daly to Executive VP and General Manager, Enterprise Solutions

BRENTWOOD, TN – Comdata Corporation has promoted Joseph B. Daly to executive vice president and general manager, enterprise solutions. In this role, Daly will be responsible for sales and operations for Comdata's Healthcare, Merchant, and Prepaid solutions.

Hernando County Given May 29 Deadline to Fix Fleet Problems

BROOKSVILLE, FL – County Administrator David Hamilton intends to see "significant and quantitative" improvements from billing procedures to vehicle purchasing by May 29, reported the Hernando Today.

Clean Energy Sees New CA Low Carbon Fuel Standard as Benefit to Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Growth

SEAL BEACH, CA – The State of California's Air Resources Board recently adopted a regulation to implement Governor Schwarzenegger's Low Carbon Fuel Standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by 10 percent by 2020.

Utah to Spend $4.5M to Double Green Fleet Vehicles

SALT LAKE CITY – Over the next 14 months, officials plan to buy 26 new CNG vehicles and convert nearly 100 from gasoline-burning engines to run on natural gas, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Eagle County Fleet Mechanic Indicted for Motorcycle Theft

EAGLE COUNTY, CO – Eagle County said there is no evidence the fleet mechanic had used county facilities in connection with the alleged motorcycle theft ring, according to the Vail Daily.

Minnesota DNR Enrolls 2,000 Drivers in GreenDriver Training Program

ST. PAUL, MN – By training drivers how to operate vehicles more efficiently, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects to reduce annual fuel consumption by at least 70,000 gallons.

San Francisco to Replace Outdated Vehicle Tracking System

SAN FRANCISCO – The software used by the City Administrator's Office, which oversees approximately much of the city fleet, is incapable of tracking or reporting mileage, reported the San Francisco Examiner.

Boston Fire Department Hires New Fleet Manager & Safety Officer

BOSTON – The Boston Fire Department's new fleet manager and fleet safety officer will oversee the aging vehicle fleet in hopes of averting more fatal accidents, according to the Boston Herald.

Free Web Seminar May 19: Fleet Pooling and Cost Reduction Strategies that Work

TORRANCE, CA – Sponsored by AssetWorks and INVERS, Bobit Business Media will host a free, 60-minute live Web seminar designed to help determine a productive strategy for your fleet.

All-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan prototype for the U.S. Postal Service.

Chrysler Reveals All-New Electric Minivan Concepts to USPS

WASHINGTON – Chrysler revealed four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the U.S. Postal Service as part of the USPS Earth Day celebration on April 22.

Toyota Announces Prices for 2010 Prius

TORRANCE, CA – The third-generation Prius will start at $21,000.

Interactive Web Seminar Series May 6 & 14

TORRANCE, CA - Participants of these FREE Web seminars will learn the ins and outs of the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer.

City of Goldsboro Proposes Cutting Fleet Budget

GOLDSBORO, NC – Struggling to cope with the economic downturn and facing budget cutbacks in the millions, city officials have proposed budget cuts that would impact fleet, according to the Goldsboro News-Argus.

UC Irvine Working to Remove Lead Wheel Weights from Fleet

IRVINE, CA – The University of California, Irvine announced plans to replace lead wheel weights from the tires in its fleet, taking its cue from Contra Costa County.

$300M Clean Fleet Pilot Program Available for Government Fleets

LANDOVER, MD – Vice President Joe Biden announced $300 million in federal stimulus funding will be available to expand the nation's government fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles and for the fueling infrastructure necessary to support them.

Audit of Cape Coral Take-Home Vehicles Cites Discrepancies in Vehicles Insured

CAPE CORAL, FL – Though 920 on-road vehicles were listed as insured, the take-home vehicle audit report revealed the combined total of all departmental vehicles only numbered 845, reported the Cape Coral Daily Breeze.

Kustom Signals Introduces SMART 800+ Speed Trailer

LENEXA, KS – The SMART 800+ is the newest addition to Kustom Signals' line of portable, self-contained speed trailers.

Cruise Car's Solar Electric Hybrid Low-Speed Vehicles on Capital Hill for Earth Day

SARASOTA, FL – Cruise Car, Inc. showcased its solar electric hybrid vehicles on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Earth Day, April 22 to demonstrate the ecological and economical benefits of operating solar-powered, low-speed vehicles.

Warren County Opts Out of $373k Stimulus Funds to Upgrade Fleet

MIDDLETOWN, OH – Warren County is the only Ohio County that has opted out of stimulus money for transportation improvements, reported the Middletown Journal.

<i>Government Fleet</i> Magazine Endorses NJPA

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet has announced its endorsement of the National Joint Powers Alliance, a government agency offering an alternative procurement method to help improve fleet efficiencies in the purchasing process.

Maryland Law Enforcement Cracks Down on Commercial Vehicles

LA PLATA, MD – In just two days of enforcement, police issued 203 traffic citations and 209 warnings to commercial vehicle drivers in Southern Maryland, according to the Southern Maryland Online.

Hernando County Fleet Finances Continue to Raise Concerns

BROOKSVILLE, FL – Among the issues criticized is why a department fully funded with $10.3 million at the beginning of the fiscal year requested an additional $350,000 loan mid-year, according to Hernando Today.

Vehicle Tracking Solutions Continues Expansion, Adds Two New Franchise Locations

DEER PARK, NY – Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS) has opened two franchised locations in St. Paul, Minn. and Albuquerque, N.M. Vehicle Tracking Solutions currently has locations in nine major markets across the U.S.

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