Government Fleet News


Bartole Promoted at New Jersey City University

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Patrick Bartole, CAFM, has been promoted to assistant facilities operations manager in New Jersey City University (NJCU) Department of Facilities and Construction Management.

City of Lawrence Cuts Costs by Using Solar Panels on Emergency Vehicles

LAWRENCE, KS - The City of Lawrence's emergency-response vehicles are sporting a new "green" look.

Jackson County Sheriff "Greens" Patrol Vehicles

JEFFERSON, GA - Jackson County Sheriff Stan Evans has converted his fleet of nine patrol vehicles to a hybrid propane fuel system. The County intends to convert a total of 50 vehicles by the end of the year.

GFX Can Help Fleets with the Current Economy

DENVER - With the impact of current economy conditions on public sector fleets, it is essential fleet managers do what they can to address specific challenges within their fleets.

ECOtality and Nissan Partner to Launch Electric Vehicles in Arizona's Pima County

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - ECOtality, Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced it has entered into a commitment with Nissan North America and Pima Association of Governments (PAG) to facilitate the establishment of electric vehicle (EV) charge infrastructure throughout Arizona's Pima County.

SAKAI Appoints Miller Construction Equipment in Southeast Alaska

ADAIRSVILLE, GA - SAKAI is pleased to announce the appointment of the Miller Construction Equipment Sales as an authorized dealer in the state of Alaska.

Share Your Best Fleet Ideas With the Industry

TORRANCE, CA – What strategies have proven successful for your fleet? Think other fleets can benefit from your experiences and practices? Share your ideas with the rest of the industry!

Public Sector Salary Survey — Are You Paid Enough?

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is currently conducting its second biannual Public Sector Salary Survey. Are you paid enough? Find out by participating in this survey before March 27.

City of Amherst Reviews Fleet Budget

AMHERST, MA - The Select Board recently held a special budgetary meeting and discussed proposed cuts offered by town officials, including fleet vehicles.

City of Lancaster Receives 22 New Vehicles for Fleet

LANCASTER, PA - A fleet of Chevrolet Cobalts replaces aging vehicles for the City of Lancaster and moves housing inspectors out of their personal vehicles.

State of Oklahoma Teams with Tulsa Gas Technologies and NaturalDrive for Advanced CNG

TULSA, OK - The State of Oklahoma’s Department of Central Services Fleet Management Division recently entered into an agreement with Tulsa Gas Technologies, Inc., to provide Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified OEM-style CNG conversion technology for use in its vehicle fleets.

Flexpoint Receives a Follow-up Purchase Order for Emergency Vehicle Sensors

DRAPER, UTAH - Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. recently received a follow-up purchase order to their announced contract with Intertek Industrial Corp.

Central Greenwich Fire Department Reduces Number of Accidents

OLD GREENWICH, CT - An effort to reduce the number of accidents involving Central Greenwich fire department vehicles, officials say this action has resulted in a decrease in frequency, however maintenance repair costs are unchanged.

Attention Fleet Managers: We Need Your Input

TORRANCE, CA – Take a few minutes to share one of your best practices, proven solutions, or creative new concepts in efficient, cost-effective fleet management. One bright idea from you may help benefit fleets across the country! Survey deadline has been extended to March 6.

City of Columbus, Ohio, 'Moves to Fleet Management'

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Crediting city hall leadership, City of Columbus Fleet Administrator Kelly Reagan has instituted significant changes to the public sector fleet, including a reduced carbon footprint, decreased fuel consumption, centralized operations, and an increased use of CNG.

City of Tulsa Fleet to Go "Green"

TULSA, OK - Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor unveiled the City's "Green Fleet," during a recent news conference at River West Festival Park.

SAKAI Appoints CISCO Ford Equipment in Northwest Texas

ADAIRSVILLE, GA - SAKAI is pleased to announce the appointment of the CISCO Ford Equipment as an authorized dealer in the state of Texas.

Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems' P700 Radio-Certified for Use on Michigan Public Safety Communications System

LOWELL, MA - Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems, a worldwide leader of critical radio communication systems, announced that its P7200 portable public safety radios have been certified for use on the Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) by the Michigan Department of Information Technology (MDIT).

Western States Contracting Alliance Renews Vehicle Lifts Contract

WASHINGTON - The State of Washington, acting as the lead state for the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) contract titled vehicle lifts and related shop equipment, has renewed the contract for another two-year contract period.

Hernando County Loans Money to Repair Funds

HERNANDO, FL - With the help of the County Board of Commissioners, Hernando County is struggling to fix its financially embattled fleet department.

Sacramento County Take-Home Vehicle Policy Under Scrutiny

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento County employees' take-home county vehicles policy is under scrutiny. At a time when the County is facing a $55 million deficit, critics believe the vehicle fleet policy is too generous and should be more restrictive.

Suffolk County Cuts Cost with Reserve Fleet of Unused Police Vehicles

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY - Suffolk County owns 141 unused 2007-model police vehicles sitting in a parking lot waiting to be put into commission, a public works department official said.

Mayor Villaraigosa Drives First Heavy-Duty, Electric Port Drayage Truck off the Assembly Line at New Harbor City Factory

SAN PEDRO, CA - Los Angeles' green technology sector takes a heavy-duty roll with the grand opening of a manufacturing facility in Harbor City that will begin producing fleets of clean, all-electric, heavy-duty trucks capable of hauling 30-ton shipping containers in and around the San Pedro Bay port complex.

Luzerne County Examines Vehicle Fleet after Misuse Incident

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA - Luzerne County officials review changes in county vehicle procedures as a result a recent misuse incident in which a county court administrator who pled guilty to collecting more than $70,000 in county money and who kept a county vehicle at his residence for months.

City of Hoover Adds Porsche as New Police Vehicle

HOOVER, AL - The Hoover Police Department recently received custody of a Porsche used to transport 10 kilograms of cocaine, part of a drug seizure two years ago.

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