Government Fleet News

M-Plus Helps Track Vehicles for Fleets

TEMPE, AZ - www.GotMyGPS.Com, is an authorized distributor for the new Millennium Plus (M-Plus) GPS Tracking and Security System. The Web site provides state of the art tracking, security and fleet management unparalleled in the industry.

AFVi Offers New Fleet Seminar

ORANGE, CA – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is offering a “How to Choose Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Right for Your Fleet” seminar March 4-5 at the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim in Orange, Calif.

Minnesota State Agencies Double E-85 Fuel Use in 2007

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state agencies more than doubled their use of E-85 last year, purchasing 412,500 gallons of E-85 from retailers, nearly a 250 percent increase over the 165,500 gallons purchased in 2006.

PG&E Co. Plans to Test Plug-in Hybrid SUVs

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will buy and test two plug-in hybrids, from Raser Technologies Inc., designed to achieve more than 100 mpg in typical daily driving, with little to no greenhouse gas emissions

Three New Sites Purchase Faster

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc. has added three more customers to its roster. The City of Arvada, Colo.; County of Cape May, N.J.; and Durham Transit, N.C. have purchased CCG’s FASTER fleet management system to replace their existing systems.

Agile FleetCommander Case Study Reveals 1300-Percent ROI

CAMPBELL, CA – Agile Access Control, Inc. has released a fleet case study revealing a 1300-percent return on investment (ROI) from the FleetCommander application.

<i>Government Fleet</I> Applies for BPA Worldwide Business Publication Membership

SHELTON, CTGovernment Fleet magazine has applied for business publication member ship in BPA Worldwide. The magazine is published by Bobit Business Media in Torrance, Calif.

AFVi Offers ‘NGVs: The Road Forward or a Dead End?’ Seminar

ORANGE, CA – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is offering an “NGVs: The Road Forward or a Dead End?” seminar on Mar. 26–27 at the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim in Orange, California.

Hamilton County Park District Adds Golf Cars to Fleet

CINCINNATI, OHIO – The Hamilton County Park District in Cincinnati, Ohio, has recently added two SoloRider golf cars to its fleet to help golfers with limited mobility get back in the game.

Inmates Tapped to Patch Cruisers

JACKSON, MS - A lot of smashed and overworked Jackson police cars have found new value. Recently, the Police Department began a repair program that uses inmate labor from the county jail to fix banged up, but still functioning cars.

Web Site Assesses University’s Computerized Maintenance Systems

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - was engaged by New Jersey City University (NJCU) to perform an assessment of the Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) utilized by the various internal departments of NJCU.

Idle Island ’s Fire Truck Goes Quickly on the Web

NEW YORK – Governors Island utilized a surplus online auction to sell old fire truck that had been idle for years.

Council May Purchase Hybrid SUV for ‘Green Fleet’

ATHENS, OHIO – Athens might purchase a hybrid SUV to replace the Athens Police Department’s unmarked vehicle.

OPW Fuel Management Systems Schedules Training Seminar

HODGKINS, IL – OPW Fuel Management Systems, part of OPW Fueling Components, has scheduled its next onsite product-training seminar for Mar. 25-28 in Chicago.

Faster Announces Training Opportunities

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc.’s Fleet Services staff Mike Brawley, senior vice president, and Mark Jerome, senior fleet consultant, will host the sever multi-day hands-on training opportunities.

Delo Introduces New Extended Life Coolant

SAN RAMON, CA – Chevron’s Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants, and coolants, has introduced the latest member of its product line, Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze — Nitrite Free (DELO ELC-NF).

Mayor Wants to Renew Fleet Management Contract

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl wants to renew a contract with the private company hired three years ago to maintain the city’s 1,000-vehicle fleet.

Enterprise Offers Car-Sharing at University

ST. LOUIS – Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have partnered to bring WeCar, a car-sharing program to the campus.

Mayor Wants to Cut City’s Executive Motor Pool

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to eliminate most of the 229 vehicles in the city’s executive motor pool, as well as cars from other fleets, to help close a $155-million shortfall.

King County’s New Hybrid Truck Delivers

KING COUNTY, WA– With just 7,300 miles on its odometer, one of King County’s newest work trucks is already proving its worth.

Barnes Joins Flexco Fleet Services as VP of Business Development

WESTERVILLE, OHIO – Sherry Barnes has joined Flexco Fleet Services as vice president business development and will head up the public fleet division.

Albany Airport & CDTA Test Alternate Fuels

COLONIE, NY – Albany International Airport and the Capital District Transportation Authority will join in a test program to try out cleaner-running hydrogen vehicles as part of their fleets.

New Orleans to Upgrade Tow Trucks

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans City workers have been test driving a new tow truck that Public Works Director Robert Mendoza said will help streamline the removal of illegally parked vehicles.

Peotone Police Cut Costs With Hybrid Vehicle

PEOTONE, IL– The Peotone Police Department is on the cutting edge of what could become a statewide trend: The department added a hybrid car to its fleet of sedans and SUVs.

City of Bridgeport Develops Alternative Fuel Fleet

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The City of Bridgeport is going “green,” one vehicle at a time. Mayor Bill Finch is driving a black, 2007 Ford Escape hybrid SUV, the city’s first chief executive to adopt a vehicle that uses an alternative power source — a rechargeable battery — to reduce gas usage and emissions.

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