Government Fleet News

Propane-Fueled Vehicles to Advance with Green Funding

LIVONIA, MI - The advancement of propane-fueled vehicles are included among the projects awarded $300 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Polk County to Service Lake Wales Fleet

BARTOW, FL - Though the county will absorb the City of Lake Wale's vehicle maintenance operation Oct. 1, Lake Wales will retain ownership of its fleet and its maintenance facility.

JMN Logistics Enhances Social Media Presence

ST. LOUIS - In an effort to better engage and educate its customers, JMN Logistics is now posting updates through its Facebook, Twitter, and Auttr accounts.

City Truck Strikes Napping Man in Calif. Park

ANAHEIM, CA --- A 32-year-old man, napping under a tree in a city park, appeared to have escaped serious injury Aug. 24 after he was struck by an Anaheim Parks and Recreation pickup truck.

Take-Home Expenses May Force City Layoffs

CINCINNATI - Facing a $28 million deficit, more than 150 full-time city employees may be laid off in September unless the City of Cincinnati cuts expensive items such as take-home cars.

Pickens County Honored for Biodiesel Project

PICKENS, SC - Pickens County received Honorable Mention in the 2009 J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award Competition for its biodiesel program.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office to Raise Take-Home Fees

GRETNA, LA - With rising gas prices and declining sales tax revenue, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office must charge more for take-home vehicles beginning Sept. 1.

Ohio DOT Receives 'Green Fleets' Status

COLUMBUS, OH - By reducing diesel emissions and using more alternative fuels on nearly 800 snow plows, the Ohio Department of Transportation (DOT) has earned one of the state's first "Ohio Green Fleets" certifications.

The new trucks can be charged in 30 minutes and provide up to four hours of service. (Photo for the Sun-News by Kalen Severe)

Silver City Adds New EVs to Fleet

SILVER CITY, NM - The town's meter department expects to save on fuel with its new mini electric trucks.

New Trucks Added to WV State Fleet

CHARLESTON, WV - West Virginia's state transportation department fleet will add 40 heavy-duty Hino Motors trucks to its fleet.

Anderson Retires from Omaha Public Power District

ELKHORN, NE - Steve Anderson, transportation manager for Omaha Public Power District, recently retired after 31 years of service.

Fuel Funds for State-Owned Vehicles Unclear

SACRAMENTO, CA - Recently proposed California legislation rescinds funding of fuel for all state-owned vehicles taken home by employees.

Kent State University Goes Green with GEM Cars

KENT, OHIO - The university is greening up campus operations with eight Global Electric Motorcars (GEMs).

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U.S. Army Orders More Polaris ATVs

MINNEAPOLIS - The additional Polaris MV700 ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) will be used for operations in Afghanistan.

Riverside County to Cut D.A.’s Take-Home Cars

RIVERSIDE, CA - Auditors found the district attorney allowed take-home cars for 26 employees who had not responded to any emergency calls in at least one year.

Erie County Criticized for $500K Spent on New Vehicles

BUFFALO, NY - The Erie County Water Authority is spending another $500,000 this year to replace aging work vehicles and provide a few employees new take-home vehicles.

Adams County employee Le Andrew Gaines replaces the mud flaps on one of the county’s trucks. A recent report from Waters International Trucks cited the county for several maintenance issues for its fleet. (Photo credit: Ben Hillyer / natchezdemocrat.com)

Adams County Cited for Lack of Truck Maintenance

NATCHEZ, MS - A recent inspection revealed at least nine trucks would not have passed the test for a Mississippi Department of Transportation inspection sticker.

Cobb County Fleet to Go Lead-Free

MARIETTA, GA - Cobb County Fleet Management has committed to using lead-free wheel weights and implementing recycled lead wheel weights in its existing fleet of automobiles and trucks.

City of Naperville Purchases New 700/800 MHz OpenSky Digital Radio System

NAPERVILLE, IL - Naperville is partnering with the City of Aurora, Illinois, in the purchase of the system, which will provide enhanced in-building and outdoor coverage to provide reliable, interoperable communications between first responders and front-line emergency personnel.

City of Aurora Selects Harris Corporation’s 700/800 MHz OpenSky Digital Radio System

AURORA, IL - The City of Aurora will implement an IP-based (Internet Protocol) 700/800 MHz OpenSky communication system for its first responders.

PSI Celebrates Five Years as SmartWay Affiliate

SAN ANTONIO - Pressure Systems International, which produces the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS), celebrates five years as a SmartWay Transport Partnership shipper and as a manufacturer of a SmartWay endorsed technology.

Fresno, CA, Fined $49,250 for Diesel Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board has fined the city of Fresno $49,500 for diesel emissions violations at multiple fleet centers and entered into a settlement that will bring the city's fleet of diesel vehicles into compliance with state regulations ahead of the mandated schedule.

NY Police Departments Consider Propane Retrofits

NEW YORK - Warren County Sheriff's department is the latest New York police department to consider retrofitting its gasoline-powered vehicles to propane.

Riverside County to Use GPS

RIVERSIDE, CA - Criticized in a recent audit for lax oversight of take-home cars and other inefficiencies, Riverside County is seeking funds to outfit its vehicles with GPS tracking devices.

Maricopa County’s Green Efforts Pay Off

PHOENIX - County officials estimate energy cost savings for the past year total $2.7 million.

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