Government Fleet News

Monterey County Managers Lose Car Perk

SALINAS, CA - Under the newly approved rule, only those whose work necessitates the use of a car will have access to county-owned vehicles.

Fatal Boston Fire Crash Attributed to Training and Maintenance

BOSTON - Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley announced Dec. 10 that training and maintenance were two of the "multiple, overlapping factors" in the fatal crash that killed Boston Fire Lieutenant Kevin Kelley in January.

Budget Cuts Force Zanesville Police to Reduce Staff & Take-Home Use

ZANESVILLE, OH - The 2010 proposed budget will force the department to restrict the use of take-home vehicles, explore furloughs or layoffs, and ultimately could result in less personnel on shifts.

City of Grand Rapids Cuts Down on Take-Home Vehicles

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids City Manager Gregory Sundstrom recently proposed cutting use of 24-hour take-home vehicle assignments by 23 percent, effective Feb. 1, 2010.

Tulsa Must Pay Back Take-Home Fees, Says Arbitrator

TULSA, OK - An independent arbitrator has ruled that the City of Tulsa must pay back a total of $92,000 to police officers who were charged a fee for using their patrol cars for off-duty jobs.

Puget Sound Energy & City of Bellevue Welcome Nissan LEAF Debut

BELLEVUE, WA - Puget Sound Energy and the City of Bellevue hosted the King County debut of the 2010 Nissan LEAF on Dec. 10.

City of Sacramento Expects $2M Savings with New 5-Year NAPA Contract

SACRAMENTO, CA - The City expects to save an estimated $2 million dollars over the five-year contract term with Genuine Parts Company / National Auto Parts Association (NAPA) by reducing the cost of inventory procurement, shrinkage, obsolescence, management, and accounts payable.

U.S. Postal Service to Cut Annual Petroleum Use by 2%

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has a goal to cut petroleum usage by 2 percent annually through 2015.

Jefferson County Unveils New Hybrid Snowplow

GOLDEN, CO - While some companies have used the 2009 International Model 7300 Hybrid as a delivery truck, Jefferson County is the first to have outfitted the hybrid truck as a snowplow.

2010 Ram Heavy Duty

Ram Heavy-Duty Named 2010 <i>MOTOR TREND</i> Truck of the Year

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The Ram Heavy Duty was one of four trucks eligible for this year's Truck of the Year award. Competitors included the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the Ford Transit Connect, and the Toyota Tundra 4.6L work truck.

Fleet Equipment LLC, Fleet Leasing Accused of Bribing Shelby County Clerks

MEMPHIS, TN - An ongoing criminal investigation into the Shelby County Clerk's Office stems from allegations that clerks accepted money from individuals registering vehicles in exchange for favorable service.

APWA Announces New Public Infrastructure Inspector Certifications

KANSAS CITY, MO - The purpose of the APWA Public Infrastructure Inspector Certification is to promote quality infrastructure throughout the community by advancing the knowledge and practice of construction inspection to benefit the community and public agencies.

Sedgwick County's New Kenworth T470s Fit Fleet Needs

WICHITA, KS - Sedgwick County had been looking for a vehicle that would be heavier than a Class 7 truck, but not as pricey as a full-size Class 8.

City Worker’s Vehicle Seized Outside ‘Crack House’

DETROIT - The vehicle was assigned to a Detroit Water and Sewerage officer, but was being driven by a female later identified as the employee's ex-girlfriend.

City of Vineland Take-Home Cars Scrutinized

VINELAND, NJ - City officials are compiling a report of all municipal employees authorized to drive home a city-owned vehicle in efforts to save money.

5,000+ Accidents in W. Va State Fleet in Past 5 Years

CHARLESTON, WV - A legislative audit recently revealed that West Virginia state employees have had more than 5,000 accidents in state vehicles over the past five years, costing the state nearly $23 million in insurance claims and deductibles.

Dodge Challenger Patrol Car Gets ‘Super-Sized’

DALLAS - The custom "special service" version of the re-introduced Dodge Challenger offers a V-8 engine capable of more than 400 hp and can reach a top speed of 165 mph.

City of Columbus, Ohio Fleet Makes TV Debut

COLUMBUS, OH - The City of Columbus, Ohio's large fleet of alternative fuel vehicles is the focus of this week's MotorWeek Clean Cities Success Story.

Campbell Named General Manager of Chevrolet

DETROIT - General Motors announced Dec. 9 that Jim Campbell has been named general manager - Chevrolet, effective immediately. In his previous assignment, Campbell was general manager of GM's Fleet and Commercial Operations.

Buick LaCrosse & Chevy Malibu Named Top Safety Picks

DETROIT - The 2010 models were able to achieve a rating of "good" in a roof strength test --- a new tougher requirement that contributed to the nearly 63-percent drop in total Top Safety Picks this year.

City of Laurel Parks Vehicles to Cut Costs

LAUREL, MS - The City of Laurel will be parking 22 city-issued vehicles beginning Dec. 24 in an ongoing effort to cut expenses.

Payne County Sheriff Updates Image with New Vehicles

STILLWATER, OK - Payne County Sheriff's Department has added four dark gray 2010 Ford Crown Victorias to fleet, designed with new graphic elements for an updated look.

Allen County to Add 20 GPS Trackers to Fleet

FORT WAYNE, IN - The trackers will be used in fleet vehicles, not take-home cars, and will be spread among vehicles used by departments reporting to the commissioners.

Montana to Keep Better Tabs on Fleet with New Software

HELENA, MT - State officials say they will implement a $65,000 software system to track state vehicles after a recent audit failed to determine how many vehicles the state owns.

Stolen Police Car Recovered in Clackamas County

PORTLAND, OR - The police vehicle was stolen from an officer's driveway after he turned on the car in the morning to warm it up and then went back inside to get his child.

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