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US Postal Service Selects GPS Fleet Solutions for 500 Unit Pilot

TAMPA, FL – GPS Fleet Solutions has made an agreement with the U.S. Postal Service to begin a GPS vehicle tracking project.

Smith Electric Vehicles Launches Another ZEV at CV Show

BIRMINGHAM, UK – On April 15, Smith Electric Vehicles launched Ampere, its latest zero emission vehicle, at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham NEC.

George Baker currently serves as director of central services for Volusia County, Fla. and his fleet was recently ranked No. 1 Fleet in North America by the 100 Best Fleets.

Government Fleet Announces Three Finalists for Public Sector of the Year Award

TORRANCE, CA – Government Fleet magazine has announced the three finalists for the 2008 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year. They are: George Baker, Volusia County, Fla.; Windell Mitchell, King County DOT; Wash.; Douglas Weichman, CAFM, Palm Beach County, Fla.

Grant Writing Seminar Offered at Government Fleet Expo

SAN DIEGO – While most fleet managers know the importance of grant writing proposals, the “key” is to write a winning proposal.

California State Vehicle Fleet Irks State Legislators

SACRAMENTO, CA – A senate committee confirmed the appointment of the director of the Department of General Services after an hour-long questioning over stalled efforts to “green” the state vehicle fleet.

$1,500 Rebate for Vectrix Riders in California

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is offering up to $5,000 in rebates to Californians who purchase alternative-fuel and electric vehicles, under the Fueling Alternatives rebate program.

Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo Set for May 11–14

LAS VEGAS – This Friday May 2 is the last day to register to receive a lower registration rate for the Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo, May 11-14, in Las Vegas.

Audit Critical of Washoe County Vehicle Handling

RENO, NV – An audit said that Washoe County could save more than $200,000 a year by reducing its vehicle fleet and contracting for maintenance services.

Miles Electric Vehicles Donates All-Electric Car to Ball State University

SANTA MONICA, CA – Miles Electric Vehicles donated an all-electric, low-speed ZX40S Advanced Design car to Ball State University at its “Earth Day on the Green” celebration on Apr. 22.

Monroe County to Roll Out Green Fleet Program

HENRIETTA, NY – Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks’ 2008 State of the County addresses Monroe County's Green Fleet program.

Crawford County Accepts Bid for New Ambulances

PITTSBURG, KS – Crawford County will be getting two new ambulances next year after the Board of Commissioners accepted a bid recently from Osage Industries of Linn, Mo., totaling $279,550.

Pitkin County Likes Energy Action Plan

ASPEN, CO – Pitkin County is crafting its own energy action plan (EAP). Currently in draft form, the plan was unveiled by energy program manager Dylan Hoffman recently during the county commissioners’ work session.

Last Chance to Participate in Top Public Sector Fleets - May 2!

TORRANCE, CA – Government Fleet magazine is compiling data to publish the first-ever listing of the nation's largest public sector fleets. The listing will be segregated by public sector segment (city, county, state, or federal) and will be based on data collected in an online questionnaire.

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Mitchell to Retire from King County

SEATTLE – Windell Mitchell, director of the Fleet Administration Division for King County, announced that he will retire April 30, after 35 years of service to the County.

Government Fleet Expo Draws Fleet's Finest

SAN DIEGO – After surveying hundreds of public sector fleet managers, the upcoming Government Fleet Expo will draw in the fleet industry’s finest on June 8-10 in San Diego at The Town and Country Resort and Convention Center.

State of Maine Awards Fuel Management Contract to MAXIMUS

RESTON, VA - MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management software and automated fueling management solutions, recently announced that it has signed a statewide fuel system contract with the State of Maine, Department of Transportation (DOT).

LA to Invest $5.8 Million in Electric Yard Tractor Fleet

LONG BEACH, CA – The Port of Los Angeles is investing in a small fleet of electric yard-hostlers and on-road trucks to spur development of zero-emissions equipment serving the ports and the goods movement industry.

Montcalm County Debating Higher Taxes for Ambulances

STANTON, MI – Montcalm County voters likely will be asked in August to pay higher taxes in exchange for better ambulance service.

NYC Parks Fleet Gets Greener With Nine New Electric Cars

NEW YORK – The City Department of Parks and Recreation added nine new electric cars to the Astoria Park fleet.

Gas Prices Force Prince William County and City of Manassas to Re-evaluate Budget

MANASSAS, VA – Prince William County and the City of Manassas are both feeling the effects of the upsurge in gas prices and are doing more than just budgeting more money to combat the issue.

California Wants New and Improved Hydrogen Stations

SACRAMENTO, CA – California is seeking experienced and qualified teams to compete for part of $7.7 million aimed at helping construct and improve hydrogen-fueling stations in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.

Athens' City Council Deliberates How to Make City Fleet More Green

ATHENS, OHIO – A discussion on how to “green up” the city of Athens — starting with its vehicle fleet — may lead to a new policy determining what vehicles the city purchases and how that is done.

Propane Alternative Fuel Road Show Drives Through California

SACRAMENTO, CA – Over three days and more than 400 miles, the Propane Alternative Fuel Road Show visited three California cities this week, providing attendees the opportunity to experience first-hand new propane engine fuel technologies now available.

Is Your Fleet One of the Largest Public Sector Fleets?

TORRANCE, CA – Government Fleet magazine is compiling data to publish the first-ever listing of the nation's largest public sector fleets. The listing will be segregated by public sector segment (city, county, state, or federal) and will be based on data collected in an online questionnaire.

Street-Sweeper Cameras in Washington, D.C., Target Illegal Parking

WASHINGTON – District of Columbia officials have put cameras on light poles, police cars, and government buildings. Now they’re preparing to put them on street sweepers in the latest example of increasing surveillance of city residents.



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