Government Fleet News

Monroe County to Roll Out Green Fleet Program

HENRIETTA, NY – Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks’ 2008 State of the County addresses Monroe County's Green Fleet program.

Crawford County Accepts Bid for New Ambulances

PITTSBURG, KS – Crawford County will be getting two new ambulances next year after the Board of Commissioners accepted a bid recently from Osage Industries of Linn, Mo., totaling $279,550.

Pitkin County Likes Energy Action Plan

ASPEN, CO – Pitkin County is crafting its own energy action plan (EAP). Currently in draft form, the plan was unveiled by energy program manager Dylan Hoffman recently during the county commissioners’ work session.

Last Chance to Participate in Top Public Sector Fleets - May 2!

TORRANCE, CA – Government Fleet magazine is compiling data to publish the first-ever listing of the nation's largest public sector fleets. The listing will be segregated by public sector segment (city, county, state, or federal) and will be based on data collected in an online questionnaire.


Mitchell to Retire from King County

SEATTLE – Windell Mitchell, director of the Fleet Administration Division for King County, announced that he will retire April 30, after 35 years of service to the County.

Government Fleet Expo Draws Fleet's Finest

SAN DIEGO – After surveying hundreds of public sector fleet managers, the upcoming Government Fleet Expo will draw in the fleet industry’s finest on June 8-10 in San Diego at The Town and Country Resort and Convention Center.

State of Maine Awards Fuel Management Contract to MAXIMUS

RESTON, VA - MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management software and automated fueling management solutions, recently announced that it has signed a statewide fuel system contract with the State of Maine, Department of Transportation (DOT).

LA to Invest $5.8 Million in Electric Yard Tractor Fleet

LONG BEACH, CA – The Port of Los Angeles is investing in a small fleet of electric yard-hostlers and on-road trucks to spur development of zero-emissions equipment serving the ports and the goods movement industry.

Montcalm County Debating Higher Taxes for Ambulances

STANTON, MI – Montcalm County voters likely will be asked in August to pay higher taxes in exchange for better ambulance service.

NYC Parks Fleet Gets Greener With Nine New Electric Cars

NEW YORK – The City Department of Parks and Recreation added nine new electric cars to the Astoria Park fleet.

Gas Prices Force Prince William County and City of Manassas to Re-evaluate Budget

MANASSAS, VA – Prince William County and the City of Manassas are both feeling the effects of the upsurge in gas prices and are doing more than just budgeting more money to combat the issue.

California Wants New and Improved Hydrogen Stations

SACRAMENTO, CA – California is seeking experienced and qualified teams to compete for part of $7.7 million aimed at helping construct and improve hydrogen-fueling stations in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.

Athens' City Council Deliberates How to Make City Fleet More Green

ATHENS, OHIO – A discussion on how to “green up” the city of Athens — starting with its vehicle fleet — may lead to a new policy determining what vehicles the city purchases and how that is done.

Propane Alternative Fuel Road Show Drives Through California

SACRAMENTO, CA – Over three days and more than 400 miles, the Propane Alternative Fuel Road Show visited three California cities this week, providing attendees the opportunity to experience first-hand new propane engine fuel technologies now available.

Is Your Fleet One of the Largest Public Sector Fleets?

TORRANCE, CA – Government Fleet magazine is compiling data to publish the first-ever listing of the nation's largest public sector fleets. The listing will be segregated by public sector segment (city, county, state, or federal) and will be based on data collected in an online questionnaire.

Street-Sweeper Cameras in Washington, D.C., Target Illegal Parking

WASHINGTON – District of Columbia officials have put cameras on light poles, police cars, and government buildings. Now they’re preparing to put them on street sweepers in the latest example of increasing surveillance of city residents.

City of Tucson Switches to B-20

TUCSON, AZ - Tucson Fire trucks and almost all city vehicles running on diesel fuel have gone green.

Daytona Chief Said Officer’s Use of City Car Violated Policy

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – A Daytona Beach police captain who drove his city vehicle to a job interview in another part of Florida will have to dole out $3,000 of his own money for damages sustained to the Chevrolet after he crashed into a deer on the way back to the city.

Miles Electric Vehicles Appoints Czinger to President/CEO Position

SANTA MONICA, CA – Miles Electric Vehicles has appointed Kevin Czinger as president and chief executive officer.

Elgin Sweeper Announces New Chassis Configuration for Sweepers

ELGIN, IL – Elgin Sweeper is making its sweepers available on the Nissan Diesel UD3300 chassis with 2007 emission engines. New regulations for on-highway diesel powered vehicles require the use of new “clean diesel” engines that reduce particulate emissions by 90 percent and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and hydrocarbon emissions by more than 50 percent.

City of Sacramento to Participate in Vectrix Fleet Program

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento’s Mayor Heather Fargo recently annouced the city will become the second city in the U.S. to participate in a fleet program with Vectrix.

Hiniker Releases Salt and Sand Spreaders

MANKATO, MN – Hiniker Company’s snow and ice control product line includes two salt and sand spreaders. The 6.5-ft. model 625 is available in stainless steel and the 8-foot spreader is available in both stainless steel and carbon steel.

NYC Metro Region Showcases Commitment to Alternative-Fueled Garbage Trucks

NEW YORK – Actor and environmental activist Blythe Danner joined a gathering of business people, politicians, environmentalists, and community activists to celebrate and praise garbage trucks.

Rescue Truck Added to Quincy Fire Department’s Recovering Fleet

QUINCY, MA – Quincy firefighters have a new rescue truck. The MWRA donated to the department one of its tunnel rescue vehicles that was used several years ago.

New Cars, Trucks for the City of Frederick Will Cost $3.3M

FREDERICK COUNTY, MD – Overworked police cruisers, out-of-commission dump trucks, and nearly 20-year-old trash haulers are some of the 95 vehicles being replaced in the City of Frederick’s fiscal 2009 proposed budget.

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