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Government Fleet News

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.

APWA Offers CPFP Certification at CCG/Faster National Conference

NORFOLK, VA – American Public Works Association (APWA) will offer its exam for Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) in conjunction with CCG Systems, Inc.’s annual national conference.

Government Fleet Expo and Conference Draws in Over 350 Attendees

TORRANCE, CA – The Government Fleet Expo and Conference held at San Diego’s Town and Country Resort and Convention Center on June 8-10 drew in over 350 fleet managers and individuals involved with the fleet management industry.

IronPlanet Appoints Greg Forke as Governmental Sales Manager

PLEASANTON, CA — IronPlanet (www.ironplanet.com), a provider leading online auction company for used construction and agricultural equipment, recently appointed Greg Forke to the position of governmental sales manager.

<i>What Makes a Mohawk a Mohawk</i> Booklet Available

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk Lifts now offers a free 12-page online booklet to assist lift buyers with information about Mohawk’s lifts. The booklet, called What Makes a Mohawk a Mohawk, shows pictures and detail descriptive text of different lifts, components, and lift brand comparisons.

New Jersey City University Fleet Manager Receives Employee of the Month

NEW JERSEY CITY – Patrick Bartole, CAFM, fleet manager for New Jersey City University’s (NJCU) Department of Facilities and Construction Management, was recognized as the Employee of the Month for June.

Police Patrols Cut to Save Gas; But Officials Warn of Risk to Public Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rising gas prices are prompting some police departments to curb their cruisers for parts of their daily shifts and walk the beat instead.

Washington County Officials Say Take-Home Vehicle Policy Isn’t Wasteful

HAGERSTOWN, MD – As gas prices continue to climb, prompting some to question the value of giving take-home vehicles to government employees, Washington County officials defended the practice saying it is not the money-waster that some people think it is.

Harford County Overhauls Car-Fleet Policies

BALTIMORE, MD – Harford County will no longer hang on to a 10-year-old car with high mileage and higher maintenance bills.

Cost of Gas Has City of Lynn Officials on Alert

LYNN, MA – With fuel prices soaring, City of Lynn's Department of Public Works commissioner Jay Fink asked all departments in January to monitor their costs, which he said has solely been absorbed by the DPW budget in the past.

Sevier County Government Faces Challenges Fueling 847 Vehicles

SEVIERVILLE, TN – Sevier County is setting its budget for the coming fiscal year, and some are wondering if the county needs all the vehicles it operates.

City of San Antonio Approves Hybrid Vehicle Purchase

SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio approved the purchase of the Ford Escape hybrids to both reduce the cost of the fleet and help reduce pollutants across the city.

New York Funds Alternative-Fuel Vehicles for Private Fleets

NEW YORK – New York State and New York City have jointly announced that $6 million is available to help private and not-for-profit fleets operating in New York City to purchase new or repower vehicles with alternative fuels or advanced technologies that improve efficiency and reduce emissions.

City of Philly Selects ZipCar

PHILADELPHIA - Zipcar, the world's largest car-sharing company, today announced it won the bid from the City of Philadelphia to provide car sharing for City workers.

Going Green Creates Bond Between NAFA and NYC

NEW YORK CITY – NAFA took part in The City of New York Parks & Recreation’s 20th Annual Vehicle and Equipment Show on May 29 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Mandeville Reviewing City Vehicle Policy

MANDEVILLE, LA – After Mayor Eddie Price crashed his luxury city SUV into a toll-booth barrier after being intoxicated, the Mandeville City Council is reviewing the policy governing the operation of city vehicles.

City of Burlington Pursues Energy-Efficient Fleet

BOSTON – Burlington’s town meeting recently approved the first year of a five-year plan to replace the town’s non-emergency fleet with new, more fuel-efficient vehicles, phasing out the use of former cruisers.



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