Government Fleet News

$900K+ Bond Issued for New Dutchess Co. Vehicles

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Dutchess County will borrow $905,340 to replace vehicles in the sheriff's office and other departments, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Yard Waste to Fuel Naperville Fleet

NAPERVILLE, IL – Naperville fleet vehicles may soon run on residents' yard clippings under a plan to produce renewable energy, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Accident Calls for Updated Jacksonville Safety Policy

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The new safety guidelines to the employee beach driving policy comes after after the May 1 incident in which a 41-year old woman was reportedly run over by a police SUV while sunbathing.

Washington City Opts for Natural Gas

WASHINGTON CITY, UT – Washington City is one of several cities in Utah applying for a sum of money from a $15 million grant to be awarded by Utah Clean Cities, according to the Spectrum.

Commercial Truck Fees Up 35% in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The 35-percent increase could mean up to $350,000 a year for the heaviest trucks, according to Capitol News Service.

Fleet Manager Releases New Book on Fleet Maintenance

ROSELAND, NJ – John Dolce, a New Jersey-based fleet manager, has released a new book edition reviewing the latest technologies and best practices used in fleet maintenance management.

Take-Home Vehicles an Ongoing Issue

TORRANCE, CA – With local governments across the country working hard to cut costs under tight budgets, county and city take-home vehicle policies have become a more closely examined issue in recent months.

Kanawha County Sheriff Dept. to Retire 19 Vehicles

CHARLESTON, WV – The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department will retire 19 cars this year, most with more than 100,000 miles, according to the Charleston Gazette.

King County Saves $140K & Cuts Energy Nearly 40%

SEATTLE – The deployment of Verdiem's Surveyor PC Power Management Software has enabled county agencies to reduce energy consumption by an average of 38 percent and eliminate more than 3 million lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions.

New Albany Police to Add 8 New Vehicles to Fleet

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – The New Albany Police Department will purchase eight new vehicles using the city's riverboat fund, according to the Evening News and Tribune.

Mass. Seeks $6.5M for Clean Vehicles

BOSTON – The state will use stimulus funding from the federal Department of Energy to spur the use of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles by municipalities, private companies, and government agencies, according to the Boston Globe.

Connecticut Idles Fleet Vehicles 2 Days a Week

STAMFORD, CT – Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell has instructed agencies to keep state vehicles off the roads two days a week to save on expenses, according to StamfordPlus.com.

Sevier Co. Officials Accused of Misusing County Resources

SEVIERVILLE, TN – The Sevier County mayor and solid waste director are under investigation for using the county's solid waste garage for work on non-county, personal and family vehicles, according to 6 News.

Ocean City to Install $6K Cameras in Patrol Cars

OCEAN CITY, MD – Resort police will install five to six Panasonic brand cameras in late August at a cost of $5,998 per car, according to The Daily Times.

Cedar Rapids Still Surviving the Floods

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which suffered flood damage in June 2008, has established a Web site to create awareness for those who can offer their support.

Worcester County Faces $327K Deficit

SNOW HILL, MD – Cost-cutting attempts will include a new take-home vehicle policy possibly restricting take-home vehicles to people residing within certain mileage of their work site, according to The Dispatch.

Clarion County Gets 6 New Vehicles through State Grant

CLARION, PA – Clarion County's transportation department will receive six new vehicles thanks to a $373,000 grant from PennDOT's Community Transportation Capital Equipment Program, according to the Clarion News.

Delaware Auctions State Vehicles to Downsize Fleet

DOVER, DE – Delaware is auctioning off 400 vehicles in its efforts to cut the state's fleet by 20 percent, according to The News Journal.

Safest U.S. Drivers in Idaho & Wisconsin

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Idaho and Wisconsin drivers ranked highest as most knowledgeable about basic road rules in the 2009 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, while New York drivers scored lowest.

Comdata Awards $25K in Scholarships to 5 Middle TN Students

NASHVILLE – Five students have each been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Comdata Corporation for their involvement in Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee.

Jeffersonville Cuts Fuel Spending by $16K

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – Jeffersonville's city officials revealed city fuel spending is down about $16,265 between three major fuel-consuming departments this year, reported the Evening News and Tribune.

McLeod County to Save $75K by Lowering Mileage Reimbursement

GLENCOE, MN – County officials said lowering mileage reimbursement to 30 cents per mile for the rest of the year will help save an estimated $75,000, according to the McLeod County Chronicle.

Louisville No Longer Allowed to Charge Fees for Take-Home Vehicles

LOUISVILLE, KY – Department of Labor hearing officers have ruled against allowing the city to continue to charge fees for take-home vehicles, according to WHAS11.

Aiken County to Keep Vehicles Longer Under Tight Budget

AIKEN, SC – Aiken County's $1.5 million budget cut for next fiscal year would mean having to keep its vehicles longer, according to the Aiken Standard.

Lodi's new vehicle maintenance shop can hold up to four small vehicles and four large vehicles such as buses or fire trucks for repair and service. The shop is 14,500 square feet and also has an additional 3,000 square feet of storage. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)

City of Lodi Opens $3.4M Maintenance Shop

LODI, CA – The City of Lodi spent $3.4 million on its new 14,500 sq.-ft. vehicle maintenance shop, which has an additional 3,000 sq.-ft. of storage, according to the Lodi-News Sentinel.

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