Government Fleet News

City of Eau Claire Looks to Upgrade Fuel Management System

EAU CLAIRE, WI – According to Eau Claire city mechanic Bob Zawecki, dealing with an outdated fuel management system in Eau Claire is a necessary part of the job.

Broome County Tests 100 Percent Electric Car

BINGHAMTON, NY – Broome County officials are exploring the use of zero emission, 100 percent electric cars. The County has been researching alternative vehicles to reduce expenses and improve its fleet operations.

Witt Appointed Director of Engineering for E.J. Ward, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO – Paul Witt has been appointed to director of engineering at E.J. Ward, Inc. (Ward).

Proposal to Have Voters Decide on Fleet Purchase

WEST BROOKFIELD, MA – Auditor Thomas Scanlon Sr. believes voters should decide whether the town buys specific vehicles.

Oklahoma State University to Buy 10 Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

STILLWATER, OK – Oklahoma State University (OSU) is scheduled to purchase 10 alternative-fuel sedans for the school’s motor pool.

Wisconsin’s Largest Airport Orders Snow Removal, Emergency Equipment From Oshkosh

MILWAUKEE - General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee has placed a $5.6 million order with Oshkosh Airport Products for snow removal and emergency response equipment.

City of Augusta Spends $3.5 Million for Vehicle Maintenance

AUGUSTA, GA – Keeping city vehicles rolling is costing millions. So, the City of Augusta is working to find cheaper ways to provide services.

Salt Lake County Considers Anti-Idling Policy

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal law was recently passed that discourages school busses from idling for extended periods.

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Wants to Add New Car to Fleet

HICKORY, NC – The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is going green. Sheriff David Huffman is taking a close look at two models of electric cars for his deputies to use while patrolling at Catawba Valley Community College East

Carbon Motors Kicks Off 2008 Pure Justice Tour Across U.S. Cities

CHICAGO – Carbon Motors Corporation will unveil the Carbon ‘E7,’ the world’s first purpose-built law enforcement vehicle, during the “2008 Pure Justice Tour” of nine U.S. cities starting in Chicago.

Grant Will Allow City Vehicles to Burn E-85

GOODYEAR, AZ – Goodyear’s vehicle fleet can finally go green. The city is looking to buy a special pump and storage tank to fill up its flex-fuel vehicles after receiving a $91,000 grant.

First Vehicle Services Technician Earns Highest Safety Honors at SuperTech2008

CINCINNATI – First Vehicle Services fleet technician Doug Skelly, from the City of Pittsburgh, was awarded First Prize in the Safety and Environmental category at the SuperTech2008 competition in Nashville, Tenn.

Government Fleet Expo & Conference Announces Call for Presentations

DENVER – The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) is now accepting proposals for presentations for the coming 2009 conference.

Las Vegas Valley Water District Vehicle Fleet Among Nation’s Best

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Valley Water District’s (LVVWD) vehicle fleet was named one of the best in the nation recently by the Rocky Mountain Fleet Managers Association (RMFMA).

More Minnesota State Vehicles Filling Up With E-85 Fuel

SAINT PAUL, MN – More Minnesota state employees are heeding Governor Pawlenty’s call to reduce petroleum fuel consumption and use cleaner-burning alternative fuels like E-85 in state vehicles whenever possible.

Call for Presenters: 2009 Government Fleet Conference and Expo

TORRANCE, CA - Calling all public sector fleets! Do you have experience or expertise on a topic of interest and the desire to help educate your peers? Do you know a fleet manager who can offer expert tips or best practices on such topics as dealing with reducing fuel costs, “greening” a fleet, technician shortages, etc.?

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John Deere Announces Two New Products Lines

LENEXA, KS – John Deere announced two new utility tractor product lines, the 5 Series and 6D Series, aimed at government maintenance fleets, commercial operators, and agriculture and ranch applications.

CCG/FASTER Gears Up for 21st National Conference

NORFOLK, VA – Fleet professionals will convene for the 21st CCG/FASTER Annual National Conference on Oct. 19 to 22 at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, Va.

DuraClass Now Offers Sidewinder

TISHOMINGO, MS – DuraClass now offers the Sidewinder, a solution for spreading material during the winter months. It also operates as a standard dump body in warmer climates.

KIOTI Introduces New DK75 Tractor

WENDELL, NC – KIOTI has expanded their compact tractor line with the addition of the DK75. The DK75 was designed for use by farmers, landscapers, light construction contractors, utility workers, and estate owners.

Elgin Sweeper Introduces Alternative Fuel-Powered Pelican Sweeper

ELGIN, IL – Elgin Sweeper, a manufacturer of street sweepers, has introduced a version of the Pelican three-wheel broom sweeper that may be powered by either compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Bobcat Introduces Toolcat 5610

WEST FARGO, ND – Bobcat introduces the Toolcat 5610, a new model in the company’s line of utility work machines, featuring a three-point hitch and hydraulic power take off (PTO) for rear implements and the ability to run more than 40 front-mounted Bobcat attachments.

Rotary Lift Launches Mach 4 Mobile Column Lift

MADISON, IN – The new Mach 4 mobile column lift recently launched from Rotary Lift is sold in sets of four or six battery-operated columns.

Three Cities Implement New Fleet Management System

NORFOLK, VA – FASTER fleet management system has been selected as the system solution of choice by Weber County, Utah; the City of Gastonia, N.C.; and Knoxville Utilities Board, Tenn.

Gov. Beshear Looking to Reduce Hazardous Diesel Emissions in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the approval of $240,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds for a project to curb dangerous diesel emissions from highway construction equipment.

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