Government Fleet News

Greening the City of Seattle Vehicles

SEATTLE– Mayor Greg Nickels’ has announced that he wants to require all taxi drivers to use cars that get at least 30 miles per gallon by 2013. The city currently has diesel, compressed natural gas, electric, and hybrid vehicles, as well as 2,180 that run on gas,

Decatur County to Upgrade Emergency Fleet

BAINBRIDGE, GA Decatur County Commissioners have agreed to upgrade aging vehicles for the Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue to save money and provide better emergency response vehicles.


FLD Welcomes Dubey as Director of Government Sales

DELRAY BEACH, FL – FLD, Inc., one of the largest privately held automobile remarketing companies in the United States, has hired Raj Dubey as director of government sales.

City of Denver Launches Pilot Program

DENVER – Driving Change, a vehicular greenhouse gas (GHG) management and reduction pilot program, was just launched at an event led by Denver Mayor John W. Hickenlooper and Driving Change developers, stakeholders, and participants.

Fayetteville Fleet Moving Forward With Acquisitions

FAYETTEVILLE, AR– Recently the Fayetteville, Ark. City Council less than 15 minutes to spend $1.5 million, even though the city just got through a tough budget session. But David Bragg, fleet operations supervisor for the city, said the 16 vehicles proposed for purchase all make sense.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Department Puts New Fleet Into Service

CLEVELAND, TN – Eleven new vehicles are being added to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office fleet. Bradley County Sheriff Tim Gobble said the new Ford Interceptors will replace cars currently in the fleet, which have 200,000-plus miles on them.

Athens Police Get Back-Up in Green Fleet Debate

ATHENS, OHIO – Athens Police wanted to put off a possible switch to greener vehicles, recently gained some support from Mayor Paul Wiel and Paula Horan Moseley, service-safety director.

Allen County Sheriff's Sporty Fleet Gets Larger

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Allen County Sheriff’s Department will continue testing a new type of police car by adding a few more Dodge Chargers to its fleet.

Staffordshire Council Chooses GreenRoad For Teen Driver Safety Program

LONDON, UK– GreenRoad Technologies (, an innovative leader in driver safety technologies, recently announced that Staffordshire County Council ( is the first UK council to deploy GreenRoad Safety Center to improve teen driving.

ELSAG North America Appoints Bardong as Vice President

BREWSTER, N.Y.- ELSAG North America Law Enforcement Systems, a Finmeccanica company, a manufacturer of advanced Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) systems in the U.S., announces the appointment of Charles A. Bardong to the position of Vice President.

Toro Announces Partnership with Nicholson Kovac

BLOOMINGTON, MN- The Toro Company announces Nicholson Kovac, Inc. as their new integrated marketing communications partner.

Government Fleet Expo & Conference Agenda Announced

SAN DIEGO – The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) has finalized its agenda for the conference in San Diego, June 8-10.

Last Chance to Participate in Largest Public Sector Fleets!

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is compiling data to publish the first-ever listing of the nation’s largest public sector fleets. The deadline is this Fri., Mar. 21. at Midnight to submit responses.


CCG Partners With GSA

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc., developer of the FASTER Fleet Management System, has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract effective February 2008.

Ex-City Worker Pleads Guilty to Stealing Gas

CHICAGO – Sidney Redwine, a watchman for the city’s Department of General Services, has pleaded guilty to stealing 300 gallons of gas for his personal car from taxpayer-owned fueling stations that are supposed to be used for city-owned vehicles.

Komatsu America Corp. Provides Recommendations for Biodiesel Use

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – With an increased interest in emissions and reducing the use of petroleum distillate based fuels, some governments and regulating bodies are encouraging the use of biofuels.

University Fleet Continues to Grow

NEW JERSEY– Alan Binstein, director of Logistical Services for The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), has taken on more responsibility that started out 10 years ago as the assistant coordinator of Transportation with seven employees and 150 vehicles.

Mopar Introduces a New 3-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty

CENTER LINE, MI – Mopar, Chrysler LLC’s original equipment parts manufacturer and supplier, has introduced a new three-year/100,000-mile warranty on its remanufactured powertrain assemblies for Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles.

Employees Prohibited to Take Home City-Owned Vehicles

LORAIN, OHIO – City employees will not be allowed to take their city-owned or city-leased vehicles home beginning Mar. 10.

Fleet One Awarded Kentucky Contract

NASHVILLE, TN – Fleet One, LLC, a provider of fuel cards and fleet-related payment solutions to businesses and government agencies with vehicles, was selected by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to a four-year contract for government entities to be able to use the Fleet One Local fuel card at more than 1,000 retail locations throughout Kentucky.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Holds Forum

LAS VEGAS – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) will host a who’s who of experts on hand Mar. 26-27 in Orange, Calif., for a two-day forum on the rapidly growing marketplace for natural gas.

Mayor Signs Alternative-Fuel Taxi Legislation

SAN FRANCISCO – Mayor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will enable the purchase of more alternative-fuel taxi cabs for use on San Francisco streets.

Toronto Okays Green Fleet, Green Power

TORONTO – Toronto politicians have unanimously backed measures to make the city fleet more environmentally friendly and to make it easier for residents and businesses to use renewable energy like solar and wind power.

Ken-Tool Introduces Easy-Lift Bead-Seating Stand

AKRON, OHIO – The Easy-Lift Bead-Seating Stand from Ken-Tool is ergonomically designed to increase productivity and reduce back strain and injuries for drivers.

Lubrizol’s GF-5 Web Site Features Up-to-Date Info

CLEVELAND – The Lubrizol Corporation has unveiled its GF-5 Web site, The site provides automotive OEMs, oil marketers, the additive industry, government regulators, oil-related retailers, independent lubricant manufacturers, and consumers with a go-to resource for complete information.

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