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An Urgent Message to Public Sector Fleet Managers Everywhere from Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau

PACIFIC GROVE, CA - With the worldwide downturn in the economy facing cities, towns, counties, states, provinces and even villages everywhere, it is more important than ever for fleet managers to pay attention to their tire costs.

The City of Utica Sells Unused Snow Blower Vehicle

UTICA, NY - The city blew it in 2007 by buying an $85,000 snow blower vehicle that has never been used, some Utica officials said. Now, the city is listing the vehicle for sale on the Web site eBay through Oneida County’s page.

BATTERSBY

Battersby Named Director of Fleet Services at UC Davis

DAVIS, CA - Richard Battersby has been appointed director of Fleet Services for the University of California, Davis.

State of Pennsylvania Keeps Poor Track of State Vehicles, Audit Finds

HARRISBURG, PA - Gov. Ed G. Rendell's administration is doing a poor job of tracking which of its employees are assigned state vehicles and why, and whether those vehicles are being used and maintained properly.

Baltimore County Saves $6 million in Fuel Costs

BALTIMORE -Baltimore County has locked in monthly gasoline prices with a fuel supplier that officials say will save about $6 million in fuel costs this year,

Knox County Sheriff Give Partial List of Take-Home Fleet to Task Force

KNOX COUNTY, TN - After prodding by Knox County commissioners examining county fleets, Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones says he will provide the Fleet Task Force with a list of at least some of his department's take-home vehicles and their drivers.

City of Arlington Police Upgrade Vehicle Fleet with "New Look"

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - For about 30 years, Arlington police have been driving cars that could be described as a little "vanilla." But that will begin to change this week as the department rolls out the first of its dramatically redesigned fleet.

City of Bridgeport Reduces Number of Take-Home Vehicles

BRIDGEPORT, CT -City of Bridgeport cuts number of take-home vehicles by 43 percent.

Allen County Commissioners Revive Plan to Test GPS Units in Fleet

ALLEN COUNTY, IN - The Allen County commissioners plan to renew efforts to test GPS trackers in county cars, more than a year after announcing similar plans.

Sonoma County Sets Goal for 1,000 Electric Vehicles

SONOMA COUNTY, CA – An ambitious plan to bring 1,000 electric-powered vehicles to the county starting next year could get rolling as early as this summer if the many moving components mesh.

Sweeper Test Results Highlight Impact of Sweeping on Reducing Storm Water Pollution

ELGIN, IL – Elgin Sweeper,the leading manufacturer of street sweepers, has released results of a rigorous sweeper test performed by an independent group of storm water control experts, that demonstrate the efficiency of Elgin Sweeper street sweepers in removing storm water pollutants.

Comtran Introduces SafetyStrobe

BROOKLYN, NY - Comtran introduces its newest product, the SafetyStrobe, an all-in-one handheld flashing strobe light with a built-in, high-powered 20 watt megaphone. The product is ideal for assisting in building emergency evacuations, crowd control, traffic enforcement and other events.

North Coast Truck Body Announces Harsh Hoists Inventory Expansion

JEFFERSON, OHIO - North Coast Truck Body (NCTB) announces an agreement with Harsh International to stock a complete inventory of Harsh Hoists at their warehouse facility located in northeast Ohio.

Delphi to Provide Communications Link for Caterpillar

TROY, MI - Delphi Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE: CAT) to supply telematics transceivers for heavy construction machinery starting in 2010.

First Vehicle Services Maintains Fleet for Inaugural Motorcade

CINCINNATI – Hundreds of vehicles maintained by Cincinnati-based First Vehicle Services will be on hand today to support D.C. Metropolitan Police (DCMPD) efforts for the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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. With a workforce of over 1,000 and a fleet of more than 2,500 trucks, the company has built an impressive 25-year track record for providing the fastest transit time by road within the region to both government and commercial organizations.

Photo credit: New York Power Authority

City of White Plains and New York Power Authority Partner to Purchase Diesel-Electric Hybrid Bucket Truck

WHITE PLAINS, NY - White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino and New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel announced the arrival of the city's first hybrid bucket truck.

Tippecanoe County Ambulance Fleet Receives Upgrades

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, IN - The effort to improve ambulance service in Tippecanoe County is getting a funding infusion from a group of township trustees.

Danville Adds Hybrid to its Vehicle Fleet

DANVILLE, VA - The City of Danville is giving hybrid vehicles a test drive with the purchase of a 2008 Toyota Prius.

City of Elkhart Revises City's Vehicle and Equipment Buy/Replace Policy

SOUTH BEND, IN - Elkhart’s fleet manager, Joe Kaler, has developed a fleet purchase and replacement policy and city Mayor Dick Moore’s on board with the plan.

AssetWorks Announces the Deployment of FleetFocus at the City of Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids Transit

WAYNE, PA - AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and Automated Fuel Systems, announced that the City of Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids Transit has signed a contract to deploy FleetFocus.

California Autobody Association Sanctions Green Certification

SACRAMENTO, CA – David McClune, Executive Director of the California Autobody Association (CAA) announced an agreement with GRC-Pirk Management for members to acquire Certified Green Investment (CGI) qualifications.

ERNIE IVY

Tour the Denver City and County Fleet Facility at GFX

DENVER - Those in attendance at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) will have the opportunity to visit and tour the Denver City and County Fleet Facility, hosted by Denver Fleet Director, Ernie Ivy and his staff.

Chester County Controller Recommends Consolidating Department Fleets

CHESTER COUNTY, PA - Performance audits conducted by Chester County Controller Valentino F. DiGiorgio, contain recommendations for changes to the county’s fleet management as a part of a cost reduction strategy.



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