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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.

APWA launches Computer-based Testing for Fleet and Inspection Certifications

KANSAS CITY, MO – The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently launched computer-based testing for Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) and Certified Public Infrastructure Inspection exams. The first exams offered through the new format will be administered March 16-27.

City of Dallas Adds GPS to Garbage Trucks

DALLAS - A $700,000 contract approved by the Dallas City Council will allow the city to add global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking to all 400 sanitation vehicles, according to MSNBC.

Erie County Plans to Downsize Fleet to Save Money

SANDUSKY, OHIO - Due to a tight budget, Erie County plans to down-size its fleet of 178 vehicles in various departments.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX)

DENVER - With a few months away, there is still enough time to plan to attend the Government Fleet Expo & Conference at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center on June 8-10.

City of San Francisco Unveils Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO -Technologies, the leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, today announced the City of San Francisco has installed its SmartletTM Networked Charging Stations at City Hall.

Zipcar Launches Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Pilot Program in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Zipcar, the world's largest provider of cars-on-demand by the hour or day, announced it has launched a pilot program for plug-in hybrid vehicles in its Bay Area fleet through a partnership with the city of San Francisco

Union County Tests Biofuel in Heavy Duty Vehicles

UNION COUNTY, NJ - In a six-month pilot project, Union County will test its heavy duty vehicles at Ash Brook Golf Course to run on biodiesel fuel to improve the county's environomental footprint.

Washoe County Approves Lease for Unmarked Vehicles

WASHOE COUNTY, NV- Twenty unmarked vehicles have been approved by Washoe County commissioners for leasing rather than purchasing for the sheriff's detectives.

City of Todelo Mayoral Hopeful Takes Interest in Natural Gas for Trucks

TOLEDO, OHIO – In the push to purchase 40 new refuse trucks to convert the engine fuel from diesel to natural gas, Republican mayoral candidate Jim Moody feels that the city would yield savings.

Monmouth County in Need of Alternative-Energy Aid

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - While state and county governments rely on the federal economic stimulus funding for transportation projects, Monmouth County is also seeking to get a share for energy programs.

KGL Transportation Company Leads Competition with Fleet Management Solutions All-Satellite Tracking

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – When it comes to safe, reliable and cost-effective movement of goods in the Middle East, KGL Transportation Company (KGL TC) is a leader.

Kinedyne Corporation’s Lawrence, KS Facility Achieves Prestigious ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification

LAWRENCE, KS - Kinedyne Corporation’s Lawrence, KS facility – which produces a wide range of products, including cargo straps for the aviation industry – recently achieved the ISO 9001:2000 certification of its Quality Management System (QMS). The Lawrence plant is Kinedyne’s first U.S. facility to receive this internationally recognized quality management certification.

The Toro Company Expands List of Financial Service Partners for Grounds Customers

BLOOMINGTON, MN – In order to ensure that Toro grounds customers continue to have access to financing at market competitive rates, The Toro Company announced that it has reached agreement with three additional financial service firms to support equipment and irrigation system sales through the company’s distribution channel.

Economic Recovery Legislation to Include Grants to Aid with Green Efforts

WASHINGTON - The House and Senate recently completed a final version of the $789 billion economic recovery legislation which includes grants to aid the reduction of diesel emissions and promotion of electric vehicles and other transportation electrification projects.

Ocean City Examines Take Home Vehicle Use

OCEAN CITY, MD – In lieu of cutting expenditures, town officials many review Ocean City employees take home vehicle policy.

State Senators Urge Nevada State Fleet to be More Energy-Efficient

RENO, NV - By implementing the use of fuel-efficient vehicles and alternative fuels by getting its own garage in order, the State of Nevada can set a good example to be energy-efficient, said the chairman of a state Senate subcommittee.



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