Government Fleet News

City of Burlington Passes Plan to ‘Green’ Fleet of Vehicles

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA – The City of Burlington city council has approved its first-ever plan to green its corporate fleet of vehicles.

GSA to Announce Fleet Card Contractor

DALLAS – The General Services Administration (GSA) is expected to announce which bank it will choose to provide its fleet cards.

Dallas County Fleet Comes Criticized for Operation of Gas Guzzlers

DALLAS – Dallas County’s alternative-fuel vehicle fleet has come under fire.

Nebraska Putting State Money in Ethanol

LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska plans to buy dozens more flex-fuel vehicles that can run on fuel that is 85 percent ethanol.

Rockland Examines Use of Vehicles and Fuel Fraud

WEST HARRISON, N.Y. – There are pumps in Rockland where gas costs as little as $3.53 a gallon. But only county employees can fill up there.

Police Dept. Fleets Implement Fuel Reduction Initiatives

CHAMPAIGN, IL – With the price of fuel nearing $4 a gallon, Champaign, Ill., Sheriff Dan Walsh told patrol deputies this spring to choose a location, put the vehicle in park, turn off the engine, and sit there for at least an hour a shift, if possible, to reduce the amount of gas deputies were consuming.

New York’s Orange County’s Fleet Considers Going Green

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Lawmakers may push for more fuel-efficient vehicles in New York’s Orange County government fleet but are debating how specific they should be in their guidelines.

City of Toledo Fleet Is Examining Ways to Cut its Fuel Costs

TOLEDO, OHIO – The City of Toledo is looking for ways to save fuel costs and possibly economize the way garbage trucks are sent through the city.

California Fines City of Pasadena Over Fleet Diesel Vehicle Inspections

PASADENA, CA – The California Air Resources Board officials have slapped Pasadena with the $23,250 fine for not properly inspecting emissions from its fleet of diesel vehicles.

Government Fleet Expo & Conference Speaker Presentations Now Posted!

TORRANCE, CA - For those that missed out on the first-ever Government Fleet Expo & Conference have the opportunity to view the highlights online.

City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to Consolidate Fleet Maintenance Operations on July 1

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After two years of preparation, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County will be consolidating their fleet maintenance operations under the City’s management on July 1.

Sign Up Now For Green Fleet Conference 2008 and Save Up to $100

CHICAGO – Bobit Business Media's Green Fleet Conference 2008 will address the latest issues impacting the entire fleet arena.

West Virginia Looks to Make Fleet More Efficient

WHEELING, WV – West Virginia state employees are being asked to think about saving money on gasoline when they travel on official business.

Local Governments Ready for Hike in Gas Prices

NAPERVILLE, IL– The City of Naperville has reduced gas usage by 6 percent since 2004 by launching a fuel conservation program three years ago.

Bahamas Telecommunications Company Gains Real-Time Visibility to Fleet Running Costs

FITCHBURG, MA - Fleet management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions continues to expand its telecommunications client base recently, adding Bahamas Telecommunications Company to their rapidly growing list of global clients.

Canyon Officials Look for Ways to Cut Gas Costs

CANYON COUNTY, IDAHO - Telecommuting, four-day work weeks, and a county-run commuter shuttle are among options Canyon County officials are mulling to ease the impact of soaring gas prices on county employees and departments.

Mayor Wants City to Cut Fleet By 10 Percent

NASHVILLE, TN – Mayor Karl Dean wants Nashville's fleet cut by 10 percent to save money. That means the city will have to park nearly 400 vehicles.

Officers’ Free Rides Questioned in Fairfax

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA - More than 370 of Fairfax County’s police cars, trucks, and SUVs are taken home by officers every day, with taxpayers footing the bill for their gas, maintenance, insurance, and tolls.

San Luis Obispo County’s Vehicle Policy in Question

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – As local motorists pay nearly $4.70 a gallon for gas, many government officials and employees working in San Luis Obispo County are being given a financial break.

Roseburg Looks to County to Help With Fleet Maintenance

ROSEBURG, OR – Douglas County commissioners are considering a request from the City of Roseburg asking the county to temporarily maintain the city’s vehicle fleet.

Dallas County Isn’t Putting Brakes on Gas Guzzlers

DALLAS – Many of Dallas County’s 980 vehicles are large pickups, SUVS, and vans, and make up about 80 percent of the fleet, not including law enforcement vehicles.

Bill Would Limit State Car Use

HARRISBURG, PA – Sen. Mike Folmer, R–Lebanon, plans to introduce legislation that would limit long-term assignment of state cars to employees who log at least 1,200 business miles a month.

Arsenault Launches 2009 Dossier Calendar Contest

BURLINGTON, NJ – Arsenault Associates, a provider in Dossier fleet maintenance software and solutions, has begun taking entries for the 2009 Dossier Fleet Maintenance Software calendar photo contest.

CCG/Faster Expands Customer Base

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Boise, Idaho; Polk County, Iowa; and Salt Lake County Unified Fire Authority, Utah, have purchased CCG Systems, Inc.’s FASTER fleet management system for implementation.

U.S. Speeders Slapped With Fuel Surcharges on Top of Fines

WASHINGTON – Some cash-strapped U.S. municipalities are resorting to slapping fuel surcharges onto tickets issued to speeding drivers in order to fill dwindling city coffers hit hard by skyrocketing gas prices.

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Randy Burwell is the fleet administrator for petroleum refiner and marketer Valero. He has been with the company for more than 14 years.

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