Government Fleet News

Fed Fleet Slow to Track Flex-Fuel Vehicle Locations

WASHINGTON - Another shortcoming of the Energy Policy Act was that the legislation did not require fleet managers to track vehicle locations. The fleet grew, but no one knew how it was taking shape.

Salt Lake police have added five 2009 Toyota Camry four-door sedan hybrids to its fleet.

Salt Lake Police Fight Crime and Fuel Costs with Hybrid Cars

SALT LAKE CITY - In an effort to cut fuel costs — thereby possibly saving jobs, as well as reducing its impact on the environment — the Salt Lake Police Department recently unveiled the latest additions to its fleet: a hybrid patrol car and an electric three-wheeled vehicle.

Kansas City Receives Money for Natural Gas Vehicles for Water Services Fleet

KANSAS CITY, MO - Kansas City’s Water Services Department has received the fourth reimbursement from an $880,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation for compressed natural gas conversions to its vehicles.

Albuquerque Police Abandon Use of E-85

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The City of Albuquerque is abandoning part of its push for a greener Albuquerque after finding that E-85 powered vehicles are not all they are cracked up to be.

Gov. Rell Issues Order Reducing Connecticut State Fleet

HARTFORD, CT - Gov. M. Jodi Rell has issued an executive order cutting Connecticut's fleet of state cars and trucks by 20 percent.


In Memoriam:<br> Joe O’Neill, 1943-2008

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ- Joe O’Neill, former executive director of the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA), passed away unexpectedly Dec. 24 from a brief illness. Born October 29, 1943, he was 65.

Pace University Converts Campus Fleet to SOMS Technologies’ microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY – SOMS Technologies LLC, a provider of engine oil filtration products, announced that Pace University is using the microGreen™ extended performance oil filter in its entire fleet of campus vehicles.

NAPA Names 2009 NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year

ATLANTA - NAPA AUTO PARTS and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) have named Jack Gregory of Wassaic, N.Y., the 2009 NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year.

Fleet Counselor Services Inc. Announces Release of the First Green Fleet Certification program, Proteus

MEZA, AZ - Fleet Counselor Services Inc (FCS) announces exciting news regarding industry issues involving fuel pricing, clean air, managing your carbon foot print, alternative fuels, environmental programs and the ability to reduce our dependency on foreign oil.

State of Oklahoma Awards Contract for Integrated Fleet Management Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) to AssetWorks and Networkfleet

WAYNE, PA - AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and Automated Fuel Systems, announced that it has signed a fleet management software, hardware, hosting and implementation services contract with the Department of Central Services for the State of Oklahoma.

Minnesota Governments Unite to Lock in Fuel Prices

MINNEAPOLIS - Following a year in which fuel prices reached historic highs, more than 30 metro-area cities, counties, school districts and state agencies have banded together to purchase more than 5 million gallons of fuel for 2009, in a move that will lock in lower prices and reduce their fuel bills by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Two Weeks Left to Nominate GF Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is still accepting nominations for the 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

New York City to Auction Off Fleet of Cars

NEW YORK - Nearly 700 New York City-owned vehicles will go on the auction block as the Bloomberg administration looks for more ways to curb city spending.

State of California Issues First Report on Fuel Use & Spending

SACRAMENTO, CA - The state of California spent $145.1 million to buy just over 45.5 million gallons of gasoline, diesel and alternative fuels for its vehicles and equipment during the 2007-08 fiscal year.

Budget Woes Make Nassau County Rethink Fleet

NASSAU COUNTY, NY - Nassau County, N.Y. can't get enough money to buy police cars.

Sparta Police Department Selects Mobile Trak Pro® GPS Fleet Management System for Vehicle Tracking and Safety

UNION, NJ - The Mobile Trak Pro® system will enable the Sparta Police Department (NJ) to view the location of their police vehicles in real-time, gaining a better understanding of resource deployment and increasing the safety of their officers.

Government Fleet E-News to Expand Content and Frequency

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet E-News will be expanding the content available for its readers while increasing its frequency to twice a week starting next Monday. The e-newsletter will now be delivered every Monday and Thursday.

City of Hartford Police to Keep Older Vehicles Longer

HARTFORD, CT – City of Hartford Police officers will have to stick with their older, higher-mileage cars when cash-strapped communities stop buying new ones.

City of Raleigh Pays Woman $1 Millon for Crash with Fleet Vehicle

RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh authorities say a woman who sued the city over a head-on crash with a recycling truck has agreed to a $1.1 million settlement.

Upgrades for Chandler Mayor's $32K-Car Cost Taxpayers More than $5,000

CHANDLER, AZ – City of Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn is taking heat for allowing taxpayers buy him a new $32,000 Toyota Camry Hybrid with more than $5,000 in upgrades when the city is facing a budget deficit.

Snohomish County to Retrofit Vehicles and Prevent Pollution

SNOHOMISH, WA - A state grant will allow Snohomish County to retrofit part of its diesel fleet, further reducing the county’s overall pollution emissions.

Boy Hit by City of Detroit-Owned Vehicle Gets $15 million

DETROIT - A Detroit child struck by a city-owned vehicle while crossing the street recently won a $15-million verdict.

New Orleans Inspector General Reveals City Fleet Free-for-All

NEW ORLEANS - Inspector General Robert Cerasoli has fired the opening salvo in what’s likely to be a long and drawn out war over the use of city-owned vehicles.

City of Jackson Fleet Audits Spots Deficiencies

JACKSON, MS - Recent reports from the City of Jackson's internal audit division reveal apparent widespread lack of oversight of the city's vehicle fleet.

City of Fort Wayne Saves Nearly $400,000 by Reducing Take-Home Vehicles

FORT WAYNE, IN - Together, Fort Wayne and Allen County have cut nearly 100 take-home cars and trucks from their fleets since 2003, leaving more employees to drive their own vehicles to and from work.

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