Government Fleet News

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.

Carbon Motors Raises $100M to Open First Factory

CONNORSVILLE, IN - Carbon Motors Corp. announced it has secured $100 million in private financing that will allow it to open its first factory in Connorsville, Ind., to build its E7 patrol car.

Greenville Police Unveils New Look

GREENVILLE, NC - The new cruisers bear the department's new logos and are expected to be more recognizable than the previous models.

Jefferson County Sheriff Begins Use of Fleet Cards

MT. VERNON, IL - Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be using Fleet One cards to help offset the costs of fueling for transport vehicles and keep the county from paying state motor fuel taxes and sales taxes on its purchases.

San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s 100K-Mile Vehicles to be Replaced

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - The 100,000-mile guideline is based on maintenance cost, reliability, declining resale value, major component failure, and other factors.

N.C. State Cars Missing Side Air Bags

RALEIGH, NC - A recent news investigation discovered approximately 750 of North Carolina's state-owned vehicles are not equipped with side air bags.

GM Offers Two Versions of 2010 Tahoe for Law Enforcement

General Motors is offering law enforcement agencies two versions of the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV in 2010 — the pursuit-rated two-wheel and higher-off-the-ground all-wheel drive versions.

Tippecanoe County's New Ambulances Speed Response Time

LAFAYETTE, IN - Buying five new ambulances for the county's fleet allowed an additional truck to go into service, making six ambulances available for response at all times.

Autauga County Sheriff’s Office to Install Computers in Patrol Cars

PRATTVILLE, AL - A federal grant is funding the purchase of about $30,000 worth of computers, enough to outfit half the patrol cars in the fleet.

Montana State Fleet Audit Reveals Accounting Inconsistencies

HELENA, MT - In addition to lack of an accurate vehicle count, a recent audit found discrepancies in the state agencies' maintenance records, vehicle assignments, and take-home vehicle policy.

Clark County Vehicle Repairs Too High

LAS VEGAS - Clark County officials say $600 per vehicle is far too expensive compared with prices charged by local mechanics and dealership.

Tulsa Police Take-Home ‘Perk’ a City Violation

TULSA, OK - Tulsa Police officers who live outside the city limit and take patrol cars home at night may be violating a city ordinance.

SDG&E, Nissan Unveil New All-Electric Vehicle

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Nissan unveiled the first Nissan LEAF zero-emission, all-electric vehicle Nov. 19. The utility will add 15 Nissan new zero-emission electric vehicles to its current fleet of 200 alternative-fuel vehicles.

Genesee County Branding Tires to Deter Theft

FLINT, MI - To prevent future thefts of tires and other equipment, the Genesee County Road Commission has resorted to branding every tire it buys for its vehicle fleet.

Atlantic County Utilities Authority Transitioning to CNG

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is working with Clean Energy Fuels on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station to support its growing fleet of CNG refuse trucks, as well municipal and private CNG fleet vehicles in the area.

Iowa Considering Vehicle Options to Save Money

SIOUX CITY, IA - With total estimated vehicle costs for its 3,000-plus fleet totaling more than $30 million, the state is exploring ways to save money.

Monterey County Reviewing Car ‘Perk’

SALINAS, CA - County policy currently allows some high-level managers to use county-provided cars for their commutes or receive a $375 monthly transportation stipend.

City of Houston Installs 10 EV Charging Stations

HOUSTON - The charging stations will be located around Houston, with public stations at City Hall, the Health Department office and at the Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office.

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