Government Fleet News

Frederick County Adopts Car Rental Policy for Special Purposes

FREDERICK COUNTY, MD - Frederick County has entered the car rental business. Commissioners have instituted a policy allowing certain non-county government agencies to borrow from the county's fleet of vehicles, trailers and construction equipment.

City of Boulder's Goal: 90 Percent Alt-Fuel Vehicles for Fleet

BOULDER, CO - If all goes as planned, nine out of 10 vehicles in the City of Boulder's fleet will run on some type of alternative fuel within a few years,

Fiat to Acquire 35-percent Stake in Chrysler

TURIN, ITALY – In a joint statement, Fiat, Chrysler, and Chrysler's majority shareholder Cerberus Capital Management L.P, said they have signed "a non-binding term sheet to establish a global strategic alliance."

Hydro Aluminum Teams with Carbon Motors on First Purpose-Built Law Enforcement Vehicle

LINTHICUM, MD — Hydro Aluminum’s Extrusion Americas unit and Carbon Motors announced plans to collaborate on design work for the new Carbon E7 law enforcement vehicle.

Yazoo County, Miss. Awards Seven New Pumpers to Ferrara

HOLDEN, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, has been awarded a contract by Yazoo County, Mississippi.

DuPont Introduces Fleet Protection Program Web Site for Fleet Maintenance Managers

WILMINGTON, DE – DuPont Commercial Finishes introduces a new Web site,, to help fleet maintenance managers design a fleet finish that delivers the best combination of protection and value for their fleet.

Oregon State University Wants to Build Fleet of Alt-Fuel Vehicles

CORVALLIS, OR - Oregon State University hopes to take a larger role in electric and hybrid car technology with the recent announcement of a zero-emission vehicle partnership between the State and Nissan North America,

City of Richmond Installing New Fueling System for Fleet

RICHMOND, VA - A year and a half after an audit found wide spread abuse of gas cards meant for the City of Richmond 's fleet. The city is taking steps to stop it.

Howard County EMA Employees Fired Over 'Dumb Mistake'

KOKOMO, IN - Two Howard County EMA officers were caught with a county vehicle in a place the EMA director says they shouldn't have been.

City of Fernandina Beach Reaps $100K from eBay Sales

FERNANDINA BEACH, FL - Fernandina Beach has made more than $100,000 since March 2007 from eBay sales of surplus vehicles and other items.

Ward Celebrates 35 Years in Fleet Asset Management

SAN ANTONIO - E.J. Ward, Inc. (Ward) will celebrate 35 years of innovation in fleet asset management through out 2009.

Mohawk Lifts A-7 Brochure Press Release

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk Lifts introduces an updated flyer on the Mohawk A-7 two post vehicle lift. Mohawks A-7 lift flyer shows the lift and all features with comparative photos of other lift brands.

Lamar County, Mississippi Awards 10 New Pumpers to Ferrara

HOLDEN, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, has been awarded a contract by Lamar County, MS. to build ten (10) new, heavy duty extruded aluminum rescue pumpers on International 4400 chassis.

AssetWorks to Provide Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) With Fleet Management Software

WAYNE, PA– AssetWorks, a provider of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and Automated Fuel Systems, has signed a contract to provide their FleetFocus enterprise asset management software suite to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA).

Government Fleet Completes BPA Worldwide Initial Business Publication Audit

SHELTON, CT - Government Fleet has completed its first BPA Worldwide business publication audit.

Milwaukee County names Torres' Interim Replacement

MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI - Jack Takerian, director of facilities management and operations for Milwaukee County, will serve as interim director of the Department of Transportation and Public Works, County Executive Scott Walker said.

Fed Fleet Slow to Track Flex-Fuel Vehicle Locations

WASHINGTON - Another shortcoming of the Energy Policy Act was that the legislation did not require fleet managers to track vehicle locations. The fleet grew, but no one knew how it was taking shape.

Salt Lake police have added five 2009 Toyota Camry four-door sedan hybrids to its fleet.

Salt Lake Police Fight Crime and Fuel Costs with Hybrid Cars

SALT LAKE CITY - In an effort to cut fuel costs — thereby possibly saving jobs, as well as reducing its impact on the environment — the Salt Lake Police Department recently unveiled the latest additions to its fleet: a hybrid patrol car and an electric three-wheeled vehicle.

Kansas City Receives Money for Natural Gas Vehicles for Water Services Fleet

KANSAS CITY, MO - Kansas City’s Water Services Department has received the fourth reimbursement from an $880,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation for compressed natural gas conversions to its vehicles.

Albuquerque Police Abandon Use of E-85

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The City of Albuquerque is abandoning part of its push for a greener Albuquerque after finding that E-85 powered vehicles are not all they are cracked up to be.

Gov. Rell Issues Order Reducing Connecticut State Fleet

HARTFORD, CT - Gov. M. Jodi Rell has issued an executive order cutting Connecticut's fleet of state cars and trucks by 20 percent.


In Memoriam:<br> Joe O’Neill, 1943-2008

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ- Joe O’Neill, former executive director of the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA), passed away unexpectedly Dec. 24 from a brief illness. Born October 29, 1943, he was 65.

Pace University Converts Campus Fleet to SOMS Technologies’ microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY – SOMS Technologies LLC, a provider of engine oil filtration products, announced that Pace University is using the microGreen™ extended performance oil filter in its entire fleet of campus vehicles.

NAPA Names 2009 NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year

ATLANTA - NAPA AUTO PARTS and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) have named Jack Gregory of Wassaic, N.Y., the 2009 NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year.

Fleet Counselor Services Inc. Announces Release of the First Green Fleet Certification program, Proteus

MEZA, AZ - Fleet Counselor Services Inc (FCS) announces exciting news regarding industry issues involving fuel pricing, clean air, managing your carbon foot print, alternative fuels, environmental programs and the ability to reduce our dependency on foreign oil.

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