Government Fleet News

Louisville Cost Studies Seen as Move Toward Privatization

LOUISVILLE, KY - Union officials see cost studies examining city fleet and jail expenses as the first step toward taking away jobs from government workers and giving them to private companies, reported The Courier-Journal.

FleetPride Acquires Fleet Supply of Tallahassee Inc.

THE WOODLANDS, TX - FleetPride Inc., announced that it had completed the acquisition of Fleet Supply of Tallahassee Inc. The acquisition includes a 11,300 square foot warehouse and machine shop located at 720 Blountstown Highway. With this acquisition, FleetPride now has nine locations throughout Florida.

Caterpillar's New In-frame Overhaul Kits Give Customers More Options

PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar (Cat) is proud to announce the introduction of Precious Metals In-frame Overhaul Kits for on-highway engines -- for cost-effective, simple-to-order pre-packaged engine overhaul options that are backed with Cat warranties, no matter who does the work.

Macon City Wants Fleet Cut 10%

MACON, GA - Macon city administration has been given 90 days to come up with a plan for cutting the vehicle fleet by 10 percent, according to the Macon Telegraph.

Faison Announced as Consultant and Spokesperson for Raybestos Brand Police System

MCHENRY, IL - Former Equipment Superintendent Ronnie Faison managed a 2,000-vehicle fleet for the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Boston’s Fleet Maintenance Criticized in Harvard Study

BOSTON - Underutilization of vehicles and an aging fleet are a few of the issues pointed out by Harvard students in a study of the city's non-public safety vehicle fleet, reported WCVB.

Baltimore Take-Home Accidents Kept Confidential

BALTIMORE - Accident reports submitted by city drivers to the law department's Central Bureau of Investigation are not tracked or filed and are kept confidential as "attorney client information," reported Investigative Voice.

City of Albany Worker Violates Take-Home Policy

ALBANY, GA - A city engineer employee was recently reprimanded after a civil suit revealed a 2002 take-home policy violation, WALB News reported.

GM Announces 2010-MY Incentives

DETROIT - General Motors has announced fleet incentives on several 2010-MY Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brand vehicles, ranging from $250-$3,000.

EPA Funds to Help Sublette County Go Green

PINEDALE, WY - Sublette County plans to use more than $1 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Recovery Act funds to improve its environmental efforts, according to the Pinedale Roundup.

City of Baton Rouge to Use FleetFocus Software

WAYNE, PA - The City of Baton Rouge intends to move to a paperless shop with the help of the FleetFocus software solution.

City of San Antonio Awards Automated Fuel Management Contract to E.J. Ward, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO - Ward’s Automated Fuel Management System will provide fuel management technology and services for over 5,000 city vehicles and 11 city fueling sites.

City of Pasadena Tests Electric Minis

PASADENA, CA - Along with the water department, the electric Minis will be used by employees in the departments of transportation and public works, mostly for making customer calls or doing field work around the city, reported the Pasadena Star News.

Kansas City Audit Reveals Take-Home Violations

KANSAS CITY, MO - Increased fuel consumption, poor recordkeeping, and the unauthorized use of police cars as take-home vehicles were among the findings of a recent Kansas City Police audit, according to the Kansas City Star.

Louisville Officer Involved in Fatal Wreck with Take-Home Vehicle

LOUISVILLE, KY - The City is denying financial responsibility for unspecified damages requested by the family of a victim killed by an off-duty officer in a city vehicle, according to The Courier-Journal.

USPS to Add 1,900 Alt-Fuel Vehicles to Fleet

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service will replace 6,500 aging units in its delivery fleet with E-85, gasoline/electric hybrid, and four-cylinder vehicles.

New GM Officially Launched

DETROIT - The "unretirement" of Bob Lutz, downsizing of senior management positions and committees, and a new "Tell Fritz" Web site are just a few of the updates announced with the launch.

Freightliner Business Class M2 112

Freightliner Introduces its First Natural Gas Truck

PORTLAND, OR - The Freightliner Business Class M2 112 NG is powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G.

Outstanding 'Green' Fleets to be Recognized

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet managers who excel in implementing effective environmentally responsible programs will be recognized in a special presentation at the upcoming 2009 Green Fleet Conference in Chicago.

Green Fleet Conference to 'Show Where the Money Is'

TORRANCE, CA - The 2009 Green Fleet Conference will present solutions and resources to help public sector fleet managers continue environment initiatives in budget-challenged times.

Carroll County to Establish Policy for Vehicle Purchases

CARROLL, IA - One recommendation for the policy would require the head of a department in need of a vehicle to write up bid specifications in conjunction with the supervisors, according to the Daily Times Herald.

No More Take-Home Fees for Louisville Police Cars

LOUISVILLE, KY - The city has reportedly collected more than $890,000 since the fees were imposed in March 2008, according to The Courier-Journal.

Rutland Police Allowed to Keep Take-Home Vehicles

RUTLAND, VT - The Rutland Police Union has won the right to retain the unofficial automotive benefit in place since the '90s, according to the Rutland Herald.

Six States to Go Green with $145M from DOE

WASHINGTON - More than $145 million in Recovery Act funding has been awarded to six states to support their green efforts, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Biodiesel to Save Money for City of Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The City is conducting a pilot program that converts old cooking oil to biodiesel in an attempt to save money and find alternative uses for cooking oils, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

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