Government Fleet News

City of Newark First in Nation Using Cars to Power Grid

NEWARK, DE - The City of Newark, Delaware became the first electric utility in the U.S. to use a car to store and provide power for the local electric grid.

Snohomish County May Cut Vehicle Stipends for Officials

EVERETT, WA - If an ordinance proposed by Snohomish County Council Chairman Mike Cooper is approved, county coffers will no longer have to pay out $570 each month to nearly a dozen elected officials.

CCAR Introduces New S/P2 Module for “Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles”

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) announces the introduction of new module for its “S/P2” (Safety and Pollution Prevention) e-learning program on “Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles.”

Study Shows Take-home Police Cars a Pricey Policy for City of Greensboro

GREENSBORO, NC - Most people involved agree on the benefits of Greensboro patrol officers having individually-assigned vehicles that they can drive home.

Controller Critical of L.A. Workers Driving City Cars

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Controller Laura Chick released two audits raising questions about the hundreds of police and fire officials, elected officials, city department heads and staff who have been allowed to take home city-owned cars at a time when the nation’s second-largest municipality faces a $433-million deficit.

AssetWorks FleetFocus and FuelFocus Selected to Improve Fleet Operations for University of Hawaii

WAYNE, PA – AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and Automated Fuel Systems, announced that it has commenced a fleet management software and fuel system services deployment with the University of Hawaii’s main campus in Honolulu.

Last Chance to Nominate Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is coming to a close with accepting nominations for the 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

collectiveFleet v5.3 Latest Fleet Information Management Software

NORTH LIBERTY, IOWA - Collective Data, Inc., the makers of collectiveFleet integrated fleet management solutions, announced the release of collectiveFleet v5.3, the latest edition of the popular fleet information management software.

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GFX Keynote Speaker Announced

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) has announced Greg Gray as the keynote speaker for its conference on June 8-10 at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center.

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In Memoriam: Bruce Wiley, 1957-2008

CHESTERFIELD, MI - Bruce Wiley, Product and Marketing manager for the Law Enforcement Program for GM Fleet & Commercial Operations, passed away on Dec. 28, 2008. He was 51.

City of Charlottesville Has a "Green City Vision" for Fleet

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - It's no secret the City of Charlottesville works hard to call itself a "green city." Leaders have enacted countless "green" initiatives to keep the city on the cutting-edge of environmentalism.

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, www.fleetfinishes.dupont.com, 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).

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