Government Fleet News

City of Austin Launches New Car-share Program

AUSTIN, TX - The City of Austin just launched its six-month car-sharing pilot program with the introduction of 200 smart car vehicles to the Austin area.

Culver City has been a progressive leader in its commitment to using natural gas as its fuel of choice for its entire fleet, including refuse and public works trucks, standard autos, and buses.

Culver City Named Best Government Green Fleet in North America

CULVER CITY, CA - The City of Culver City was recently named the #1 Green Fleet in North America for 2009 by the Best Green Fleets National Fleet Certification Program and the U.S. Clean Cities Coalition.

Chrysler's Dodge Charger fared best in top speed, acceleration and braking at the Michigan State Police's testing event of 2010 patrol vehicles. Photo via Chrysler.

Michigan State Police Release 2010 Vehicle Test Results

EAST LANSING, MI - Chrysler's 2010 Dodge Charger ranked highest in Michigan State Police's evaluation of the most widely used two- and four-wheel patrol vehicles.

Fleets to Purchase Nearly 4 Million Hybrids by 2015

BOULDER, CO - Cumulative sales of hybrid vehicles in the fleet sector will total nearly 4 million worldwide between 2009 and 2015, according to a recent report from Pike Research.

Ford to Develop All-New Police Interceptor

DEARBORN, MI - Ford will produce an all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor specially designed and engineered to replace the Ford Crown Victoria law enforcement vehicle lineup in 2011.

New Wash System Designed to Help Fleets Save Water

PORTSMOUTH, NH - Fleets can save on gallons of water used during maintenance cleaning with a new waterless wash system.

City of Gadsden Recycling Efforts Include Fleet Biodiesel

GADSDEN, AL - In addition to conventional recycling efforts, the City of Gadsden is also encouraging residents to become more involved in supplying recycled oil for the fleet's biodiesel fuel.

Summit County’s New Fleet Facility in Progress

FRISCO, CO - Builders are making steady progress on Summit County's new $14 million fleet and transit maintenance facility, which is expected to be completed by next fall.

Escambia County Adding 50 SUVs to Fleet

PENSACOLA, FL - Escambia County Sheriff's Office is adding more than 50 Tahoes to its fleet of vehicles in anticipation of Ford phasing out the Crown Victoria.

Hubbard County Fleet Replacements on Hold

PARK RAPIDS, MN - Hubbard County is waiting for a clearer budget picture before making a decision on granting the Sheriff Department's request to purchase three new squad cars and auction older models.

Fairfield Maintenance Manager Named Transit Employee of the Year

FAIRFIELD, CA - David Renschler, vehicle maintenance manager for the City of Fairfield, Calif., was named Transit Employee of the Year by the Solano Transportation Authority.

Rescue Group Says County Denied Fleet Maintenance

ASPEN, CO - Mountain Rescue-Aspen said Pitkin County denied the group access to the county auto shop for preventative maintenance on their fleet of vehicles, prompting the group to bring up the issue at a recent county commissioners meeting.

Pataskala Police to Cut Take-Home Cars, Downsize Fleet

PATASKALA, OH - Cost-cutting measures include staff cuts, suspending the take-home program, refinancing vehicles, and selling surplus.

N.C. State Agencies Spend Money on Parked Vehicles

RALEIGH, NC - A WRAL news investigation found several North Carolina agencies using the state's motor fleet have paid millions for miles they did not drive.

GM Expands Fleet & Commercial Operations

DETROIT - General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations appointed 24 fleet professionals in the field to focus on helping state, city, and municipal customers meet their fleet needs with Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles.

San Patricio County Orders 11 Sheriff's Vehicles

SINTON, TX - San Patricio County will spend about $253,000 on 10 patrol cars and a truck for its Sheriff's Department fleet.

City Sharing Fleet Services with School District

SIERRA VISTA, AZ - The City of Sierra Vista will now provide its school district maintenance and fueling services for its vehicles as a backup to the district's own services.

Springdale Police to Bring Back Old Cruiser

SPRINGDALE, AR - The Springdale Police Department is requesting newer models of its original Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers be added to its fleet.

Maricopa Police Officer Accused of Mismanaging Fleet

MARICOPA, AZ - Sgt. Aki Stant recently underwent a nearly three-month investigation involving mismanagement of the police fleet.

Montmorency County Sheriff Must Cut Staff & Vehicles

GAYLORD, MI - Montmorency County Sheriff Don Edwards said the recent failure of two millage proposals could result in the layoff of one or two deputies and fewer patrol cars on the roads.

Kent County Reviewing Take-Home Necessity

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - In efforts to trim $6.5 million from its proposed 2010 budget, Kent County officials are reviewing whether all take-home vehicles are needed.

New Ford Fleet Powertrain Rebate Available

DETROIT - For a limited time only, Ford is offering up to $300 in rebates for fleets that replace powertrain assemblies in-house.

APWA Announces 99 Earn Public Infrastructure Inspector Certifications

KANSAS CITY, MO - The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that 99 public works infrastructure professionals from the U.S. and Canada have earned credentials as Certified Public Infrastructure Inspectors (CPII).

2010 NAPA/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year Announced

ATLANTA - NAPA AUTO PARTS and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) have named Bill Steele the 2010 NAPA/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year.

2010 NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year Announced

ATLANTA - NAPA AUTO PARTS and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) have named Paul Marquardt the 2010 NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year.

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