Government Fleet News

Sedgwick County's New Kenworth T470s Fit Fleet Needs

WICHITA, KS - Sedgwick County had been looking for a vehicle that would be heavier than a Class 7 truck, but not as pricey as a full-size Class 8.

City Worker’s Vehicle Seized Outside ‘Crack House’

DETROIT - The vehicle was assigned to a Detroit Water and Sewerage officer, but was being driven by a female later identified as the employee's ex-girlfriend.

City of Vineland Take-Home Cars Scrutinized

VINELAND, NJ - City officials are compiling a report of all municipal employees authorized to drive home a city-owned vehicle in efforts to save money.

5,000+ Accidents in W. Va State Fleet in Past 5 Years

CHARLESTON, WV - A legislative audit recently revealed that West Virginia state employees have had more than 5,000 accidents in state vehicles over the past five years, costing the state nearly $23 million in insurance claims and deductibles.

Dodge Challenger Patrol Car Gets ‘Super-Sized’

DALLAS - The custom "special service" version of the re-introduced Dodge Challenger offers a V-8 engine capable of more than 400 hp and can reach a top speed of 165 mph.

City of Columbus, Ohio Fleet Makes TV Debut

COLUMBUS, OH - The City of Columbus, Ohio's large fleet of alternative fuel vehicles is the focus of this week's MotorWeek Clean Cities Success Story.

Campbell Named General Manager of Chevrolet

DETROIT - General Motors announced Dec. 9 that Jim Campbell has been named general manager - Chevrolet, effective immediately. In his previous assignment, Campbell was general manager of GM's Fleet and Commercial Operations.

Buick LaCrosse & Chevy Malibu Named Top Safety Picks

DETROIT - The 2010 models were able to achieve a rating of "good" in a roof strength test --- a new tougher requirement that contributed to the nearly 63-percent drop in total Top Safety Picks this year.

City of Laurel Parks Vehicles to Cut Costs

LAUREL, MS - The City of Laurel will be parking 22 city-issued vehicles beginning Dec. 24 in an ongoing effort to cut expenses.

Payne County Sheriff Updates Image with New Vehicles

STILLWATER, OK - Payne County Sheriff's Department has added four dark gray 2010 Ford Crown Victorias to fleet, designed with new graphic elements for an updated look.

Allen County to Add 20 GPS Trackers to Fleet

FORT WAYNE, IN - The trackers will be used in fleet vehicles, not take-home cars, and will be spread among vehicles used by departments reporting to the commissioners.

Montana to Keep Better Tabs on Fleet with New Software

HELENA, MT - State officials say they will implement a $65,000 software system to track state vehicles after a recent audit failed to determine how many vehicles the state owns.

Stolen Police Car Recovered in Clackamas County

PORTLAND, OR - The police vehicle was stolen from an officer's driveway after he turned on the car in the morning to warm it up and then went back inside to get his child.

Dallas Police Pushing Old Vehicles to Mileage Limit

DALLAS - Older 1995 models with as few as 60,000 miles have been put back into service in order to meet the city's standard for vehicle replacement.

NAFA PSW Chapter to Meet at L.A. Auto Show

LOS ANGELES - NAFA's Pacific Southwest (PSW) Chapter will hold its annual meeting at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Attendees will be free to tour the floors of the Auto Show on their own after the meeting.

Colorado Springs Police Violate City Take-Home Policy

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Although employees with city-owned vehicles are required to maintain mileage logs, records showed logs submitted were either incomplete or missing information.

City of L.A. Begins Construction of Largest LNG/LCNG Fuel Station

LOS ANGELES - With four LNG refueling stations already in operation, the City of Los Angeles has commenced construction on its fifth and largest LNG/LCNG station to date.

Ulster County to Install GPS on County Vehicles

KINGSTON, NY - Ulster County has been awarded a $481,000 state Department of State efficiency grant to fit the county fleet of approximately 450 vehicles with global positioning devices.

Montana State Motor Pool Meets Fuel Efficiency Goals

HELENA, MT - According to the Montana Department of Transportation, the state fleet has managed to surpass its fuel efficiency goal of 30 mpg by 2010.

Niagara County Reviewing Vehicle Policy Change

LOCKPORT, NY -Under the policy proposed by County Manager Gregory Lewis, he would have final approval over department heads' motor vehicle use.

Jefferson County, Ala. Vehicles Stolen Over Holiday Weekend

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Jefferson County authorities said nine county vehicles were broken into and three others were stolen over the long holiday weekend.

Major Refuse Operators Open CNG Fuel Stations in 4 States

SEAL BEACH, CA - Refuse operators in Florida, New Jersey, Idaho, and California have opened new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel stations to support deployment of their growing fleets of CNG refuse collection trucks.

Town of Greenwich Appoints New Fleet Director

GREENWICH, CT - Jay Domeseck has been appointed to the role of fleet director, replacing recently retired long-time fleet director Elizabeth "Betty" Linck.

Monmouth County to Implement ‘Green’ Truck Washes

FREEHOLD, NJ - Monmouth County plans to eventually have four truck washes that comply with new state Department of Environmental Protection stormwater regulations, with municipalities invited to use the washes on a shared-services basis.

Columbia County’s New Full-Size Vehicles to Meet Fleet Needs

EVANS, GA - Though mid-size vehicles are encouraged, about 80 percent of the county's almost 800-vehicle fleet require full-size vehicles for big jobs.


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