Government Fleet News

Two New Electric Cars Join Minneapolis Fleet

MINNEAPOLIS – The City of Minneapolis has added two new electric cars to its fleet. The cars use no gasoline and make almost no sound.

The City of Memphis Announces Deployment of AssetWorks FleetFocus

WAYNE, PA – AssetWorks, a provider of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and Automated Fuel Systems, has signed a fleet management software and implementation services contract with the City of Memphis, Tenn.

Mass. to Retrofit Hybrid Vehicle Fleet to Plug-In

BOSTON – The State of Massachusetts’ may have a new plug-in hybrid with a regular Toyota Prius engine, but the spare tire in the trunk has a look that makes this car special.

Chicago to Cut Back on Plowing Snow on Side Streets

CHICAGO – City of Chicago crews will cut back on plowing side streets this winter in an effort to save money.

Chicago Police to Get Up to 2,000 Tahoes

CHICAGO – Mayor Richard Daley’s administration has signed a $59.2 million contract with a suburban dealership that could pave the way for the Chicago Police Department to convert most of its squad car fleet by 2011 to Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs.

Indianapolis Adds Hybrids to Vehicle Fleet

INDIANAPOLIS – The City of Indianapolis has purchased 85 hybrid vehicles.

City of Rochester Eliminates More Take-Home Vehicles

ROCHESTER, NY – Having already eliminated more than 30 take-home cars, the city now is looking at 80 more — a move that would hit the Police Department hardest, taking back cars assigned to undercover officers, homicide detectives and others.

Mohawk Lift’s Weight Gauge Acts as Diagnostic Tool

AMSTERDAM, NY– Mohawk’s weight gauge (a scale on the lift itself) is now available for all Mohawk two-post lifts from 7,000 to 30,000 lb. capacities.

City of Moline Looks to Save Fuel Costs With E-85 Tank

MOLINE, IL – The City of Moline will save an estimated $27,591 next year in fuel costs by installing its own E-85 tank. The 10,000-gallon tank at the city’s public works garage also will be used by Rock Island County and Metro, the mass transit district.

City of Oxnard Recognized as a California EPA "Green Shop"

OXNARD, CA - Oxnard’s Fleet Services Transfer Truck shop at the Del Norte Transfer Facility has been recognized as a "Model Pollution Prevention (P2) Auto Repair Shop" by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for its exceptional efforts to reduce hazardous waste, water and air emissions.

City of Long Beach Named No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America

LONG BEACH, CA - Beating out cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and Colorado Springs, the City of Long Beach recently earned the No.1 Government Green Fleet in North America recognition.

Nissan to Supply EVs to Oregon State Fleet in 2010

PORTLAND, OR – Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has said that Nissan will supply electric vehicles to the state government’s fleet in 2010. The announcement came after Kulongoski met with Nissan executives as part of his business mission to Japan and China.

Briggs Named Director, Fleet Administration for King County

SEATTLE – Mary Jo Briggs succeeds Windell Mitchell, who retired last May, as director, fleet administration division for King County Department of Transportation.

City of Rochester Mayor Seeks to Decrease Number of Take-Home Vehicles

ROCHESTER, NY – Having already eliminated more than 30 take-home cars, the City of Rochester now is looking at 80 more — a move that would hit the police department hardest.

Learn How to Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity at GFX 2009

DENVER - The 2009 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) will take place Jun. 8-10, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center in Denver. GFX will cover crucial issues and offer new solutions that are working relating to topics such as reducing fuel costs, maintenance costs, vehicle and equipment lifecycle costs.

GEM Launches 2009-MY Electric Vehicles

FARGO, ND– Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) has launched its 2009-model-year line with a variety of option packages.

NaturalDrive Obtains EPA Certification for CNG Impala Retrofit

PHOENIX – NaturalDrive Partners, LLC has obtained EPA certification for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) retrofit of 2008 Chevrolet Impala sedans powered by 3.5L and 3.9L flex-fuel engines in models LS, LT, LTZ, as well as law enforcement packages 9C1 and 9C3.

Problems Plague U.S. Government's Flex-Fuel Fleet

WASHINGTON - The costly effort to put more workers into vehicles powered by ethanol and other fuel alternatives has been fraught with problems.

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Saltzgiver Has Been Named Fleet Director for the State of Georgia

ATLANTA- Steve Saltzgiver has been named fleet director for the State of Georgia, headquartered in Atlanta.

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Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively

TORRANCE, CA – Saving money on maintenance and fuel and improving bottom line are just a few subjects to be discussed during Work Truck magazine's free, 60-minute interactive live event December 10 at 11 a.m. PST. Sign up now!

Late Audit Imperils Detroit Fleet

DETROIT – If city officials don’t finish an overdue audit in the next two weeks, Detroit may be forced to shut down its entire 5,300-vehicle fleet — everything from police cars and garbage trucks to city buses.

Monterey County Plan Requires Cut in Emissions

MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – Within two years after a long-delayed general plan update is finally approved, Monterey County would be required to adopt a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 30 percent in an attempt to offset the environmental impacts of future growth.

Hybrid Trucks Joining Fort Worth Trash Collection Fleet

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Waste Management Inc. is adding four hydraulic hybrid garbage trucks to its Fort Worth fleet.

City of Burbank Extends CNG Fuel Partnership with Clean Energy to 2022

SEAL BEACH, CA – Under a modified and extended operating agreement, the City of Burbank, Calif., has opted to expand its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and extend it through 2022.

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