Government Fleet News

Hernando County Fleet Finances Continue to Raise Concerns

BROOKSVILLE, FL – Among the issues criticized is why a department fully funded with $10.3 million at the beginning of the fiscal year requested an additional $350,000 loan mid-year, according to Hernando Today.

Vehicle Tracking Solutions Continues Expansion, Adds Two New Franchise Locations

DEER PARK, NY – Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS) has opened two franchised locations in St. Paul, Minn. and Albuquerque, N.M. Vehicle Tracking Solutions currently has locations in nine major markets across the U.S.

Palm Bay Concerned About Fleet Budget

PALM BAY, FL – Despite cost-cutting efforts for the city budget, the fleet department may need to add more technicians for the aging fleet, according to Florida Today.

Ocean City Tightens Take-Home Vehicle Policy

OCEAN CITY, MD – A $2.5 million trimming of the Ocean City budget over the past few months has led to a proposed reduction of the town's take-home vehicle fleet, according to The Dispatch.

City of Long Beach to Debut New 'Green' Efforts During Earth Week

LONG BEACH, CA – The City's scheduled events include the unveiling of a new LNG fueling site, proposal of a new Green Building Ordinance for City Council approval, and several other ecofriendly programs.

Contra Costa County Fleet Honored by EPA for Efforts to Cut Lead

SAN FRANCISCO – Contra Costa County has voluntarily committed to replace all lead wheel weights from thousands of tires, resulting in a reduction of more than 2,000 lbs. of lead from the environment by 2012.

Public Sector Fleet Manager Salaries Increase in 2008

TORRANCE, CA – Despite declining tax revenues and slashed budgets, the salaries for public sector fleet managers increased over 9 percent in the 2008 calendar year, according to a soon-to-be released compensation survey conducted by Government Fleet.

Mohawk Introduces Adjustable Screw Pads

AMSTERDAM, NY – Mohawk's adjustable screw pads are available for all 7,000 to 20,000-lb. capacity two-post vehicle lifts.

Chesterfield County Fleet Management Reduces Fuel Markups

CHESTERFIELD, VA – During a recent presentation to the school board, fleet management representatives noted that fuel markups have been reduced and labor charges increased to accurately reflect Chesterfield County Public Schools' projected expenses in both areas.

Walla Walla Community College to Use FleetCommander to Manage Motor Pool and Track Maintenance

CHANTILLY, VA – The Web-based fleet management system is being used to manage over 350 assets owned by WWCC, in addition to tracking maintenance and producing work orders.

Cobb County Fleet Saves with AutoZone Strategic Partners Program

MARIETTA, GA – Cobb County, Ga. expects to save more than 30 percent on its auto parts budget this year through the AutoZone Strategic Partners program.

San Clemente Amends On-Street Parking Code for Commercial Vehicles

SAN CLEMENTE, CA – Responding to concerns brought by residents and the police department regarding on-street parking by commercial vehicles, City Council recently voted to approve a new ordinance regarding commercial vehicle street parking.

Myrtle Beach Purchases 22 New 'Greener' Vehicles

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – City officials recently purchased 22 new vehicles, half of which replace larger, 8-cylinder Crown Victorias, according to thesunnews.com.

Riverside County Cost Reductions Impact Vehicle Policy

RIVERSIDE, CA – Among the cost-cutting measures recently reviewed by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors was a proposal to revise the county's take-home vehicle policy, according to the Valley News.

City of Waynesboro to Increase Fleet Maintenance Budget Under New Proposal

WAYNESBORO, VA – Among the items in City Manager Mike Hamp's $39.4 million fiscal year 2010 budget proposal is a 53-percent increase in fleet maintenance expense, according to The News Virginian.

Kustom Signals Introduces New Raptor RP-1

LENEXA, KS – The Raptor RP-1 features DuraTrak, a new patent-pending technology, which incorporates a signal duration tracking algorithm that tracks multiple targets and graphically displays tracking history for strongest and fastest targets.

Rutherford Police to Add Hybrid SUV to Fleet

RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Rutherford Police Department will be one of the first police departments in South Bergen to add a hybrid to its fleet of vehicles, reported The Leader.

Nebraska Public Power District Adds New Hybrid Truck to Fleet

COLUMBUS, NE – The Nebraska Public Power District has acquired a hybrid diesel-electric bucket truck as one of its service vehicles for use in the field.

City of Alamogordo Tests Electric Work Truck

ALAMOGORDO, NM – The city is test driving an electric-powered work truck on loan from Miles Electric Vehicles, according to the Alamogordo Daily News.

Cedar Rapids Tightens Up Vehicle & Equipment Replacement Policy

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – City staff vehicle requests will no longer be a factor in adding new vehicles to fleet, according to The Gazette.

GSA to Use Stimulus Monies to Buy $300M Worth of 'Green' Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration announced plans to buy and deliver $300 million worth of energy-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Gwinnett County Leads Multi-Governmental Effort to Buy Fuel in Bulk

ATLANTA – Gwinnett County is leading a coalition of 14 metro Atlanta governments to jointly buy motor vehicle fuel in bulk, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

California Receives EPA Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.73 million to the California Air Resources Board to support clean diesel projects and loan programs.

Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association Endorses CAFM, CAFS Programs

PRINCETON, NJ – The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association announced it has joined a coalition of organizations exclusively endorsing and offering to its members the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager and Certified Automotive Fleet Supervisor programs.

Honda FCX Clarity Named 2009 World Green Car

TORRANCE, CA – The Honda FCX Clarity was named the 2009 World Green Car at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Mobil 1 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

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