Government Fleet News

High Gas Prices Force Governments to Get Creative

COLORADO – Rising gas prices will force Mesa County and Grand Junction to spend nearly 50 percent more this year than last to fuel patrol cars.

Michigan Mayor Orders Employees to Buy American-Made Vehicles

WARREN, MI – Recently, Jim Fouts, the mayor of Metro Detroit’s largest suburb, told his 40-plus appointees that he expects their next new-car purchase to be American-made.

Bergen County 'Conserves and Protects' Using Bi-Propane Conversion System

RIDGEWOOD, NJ – As part of the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) event —Ken Smith Motors, Inc. will make its ultimate bi-fuel hybrid propane conversion system viewable to the public as Bergen County will start to utilize the system.

Making It Official: At ceremonies marking the opening of UCLA’s new CNG fueling station, James Harger (right), Clean Energy senior VP, and Jack Powazek, associate vice chancellor, UCLA General Services, share ribbon-cutting duties.

Clean Energy’s CNG Fueling Station Opens to Serve UCLA and Surrounding West LA Community

LOS ANGELES – On Aug. 28, Sherry Lewis, associate director, UCLA Transportation, kicked off a ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the University’s new Clean Energy Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station.

Layton Truck Expands Snow Removal Offering

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Layton Truck Equipment is now the distributor of Pro-Tech Sno Pushers for Colorado.

Arizona Public Service Signs Contract with MAXIMUS

RESTON, VA – MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management (EAM) software and automated fuel systems, has signed a new fleet management software and implementation services contract with Arizona Public Service (APS).

Rice University Fleet Deal With Zipcar

CAMBRIDGE, MA – A new environmentally friendly alternative will have Rice University students ‘zipping’ to campus.

Gwinnett Sells Used-Fleet Vehicles on eBay

GWINNETT COUNTY – Gwinnett County was bringing in from $800-$900 for its used Chevy Impala police cruisers two years ago; now it’s making $2,500 on average for each of the cars.

Melbourne City Council Tracks Fleet Using RFID

MELBOURNE, FL – Melbourne’s city council is planning to expand the use of passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID system after a successful 12-month trial tracking fleet vehicles from its corporate parking lot.

Tippecanoe County Seeks Funding for New Ambulances

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, IN – Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service is seeking county funding for five new ambulances to help the fleet keep up with demands of the growing community.

City of Lee Summit Initiates Fuel Reduction Program

LEE SUMMIT, MO – Lee Summit City officials are trying to conserve fuel in response to soaring gas prices.

Commonwealth of Virginia Awards Statewide Contract for MAXIMUS

RESTON, VA – MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management software and automated fueling management solutions, has signed a statewide contract with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA).

City of Wichita Unveils Hybrid Vehicle Fleet

WICHITA, KS – City of Wichita officials have unveiled a fleet of Honda Civic hybrid vehicles, saying the 2008 model vehicles will be placed in service in September.

State of Maryland to Increase Ethanol Pumps

MARYLAND – Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has announced plans to build ethanol pump stations around Maryland so the state’s 1,200 flex-fuel vehicles can more easily fill up with the renewable fuel,

Ferrara Fire Apparatus Names Lincoln Factory Sales Rep

HOLDEN, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a manufacturer of custom fire and rescue vehicles, appointed Phil Lincoln as the company’s new factory sales representative for the state of Florida.

Meyer EZ- Mount xpress snowplow shown with optional deflector.

Auto Truck Group Announces Snowplow Promotion

BENSENVILLE, IL - Auto Truck Group begins its sale of Meyer EZ-Mount Xpress snowplows.

SoundOff Signal Announces 100D Series Professional Speaker

HUDSONVILLE, MI - SoundOff Signal recently released the 100D Series Professional Speaker.

City of Frederick Purchases its First Hybrid Vehicles

FREDERICK, MD – Frederick police inquired as far as Florida and Texas when they shopped around for hybrid vehicles. After a couple of months, they found four Toyota Prius models at a local dealer.

ASU Expands Zipcar to Downtown Campus

PHOENIX – Zach Makawi loves his super-simple bicycle commute to Arizona State University in Tempe, but would rather use a campus Zipcar for free.

Public Can Weigh in on Driving Habits of State of Connecticut Workers

STAMFORD, CT – Governor M. Jodi Rell has announced that the public has a new way to help ensure that state vehicles are consistently operated in a safe and courteous manner.

Mineta San Jose Airport’s Entire Fleet Now Green

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mineta San Jose International Airport said its entire 34-bus fleet is now transitioned from diesel to compressed natural gas.

Grease Thefts Up as Biodiesel Gains Traction in Northern California Restaurants

MONTEREY, CA – Hidden behind many Northern California restaurants, tanks of used deep-fryer grease have become like pots of gold for thieves looking to cash in on a spike in demand for biodiesel.

APWA Certified Public Fleet Professional Exam Offered at CCG/FASTER Annual Conference

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – The next APWA’s Certified Public Fleet Professional program examination is scheduled for Oct. 19 in Virginia Beach, Va., in conjunction with the CCG/FASTER Annual Conference.

The City of Jacksonville Fleet Maintenance division pause for a moment to snap a photo.

City of Jacksonville, N.C. Awarded ASE Blue Seal Certification

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – The City of Jacksonville Fleet Maintenance division, part of the Finance Department, was recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for meeting all requirements to become ASE Blue Seal Certified.

GFX 2009 Location Announced

TORRANCE, CA - With the success of Government Fleet magazine's first-ever Government Fleet Conference and Expo, back by popular demand, the 2009 GFX location is announced.

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