Government Fleet News

Grote LED Dome Lamp Delivers Lighting for Ambulance

MADISON, IN – Grote Industries has introduced a state-of-the-art, long-lasting LED interior dome lamp specifically designed to provide exceptionally bright, low-heat illumination.

Fleet Solutions: Light-Duty OEM Product Preview 2009 Webinar to Be Held Oct. 21

LAS VEGAS - A live Webinar on “Fleet Solutions: Light-duty OEM Product Preview 2009” will be held Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time (1:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

CNG Fuel System Inspector Training and CNG Fueling Station Operation & Maintenance Training Now Available

DOWNEY, CA – The National Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is offering CNG training courses at the Energy Resource Center in Downey, Calif.

City of San Bernardino Purchases 15 LNG Refuse Vehicles

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – City of San Bernardino Fleet Division continues its efforts to help reduce the amount of air pollution within the South Coast Air Basin by recently purchased 15 LNG (liquid natural gas) refuse vehicles.

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Hyster Company Offers Two New Reach Truck Attachments

GREENVILLE, NC – Hyster Company offers the fork laser and the fork camera, two attachment options for the Hyster ZR Reach truck.

Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports Inaugurate New Anti-Smog Plan

LOS ANGELES – A landmark pollution-control program at the nation’s busiest port complex was recently launched with an immediate ban on 2,000 of the region’s diesel-spewing big rigs and few reports of backups or unusual delays in the flow of cargo.

FirstGroup America One Year After the Purchase of Laidlaw

CINCINNATI – Oct. 1, 2008, marks the one-year anniversary of the FirstGroup acquisition of Laidlaw International, Inc. The new integrated company, FirstGroup America, has established itself as a leader in the transportation industry.

AssetWorks Begins Operations

WAYNE, PA – AssetWorks recently began operations under its new name. Formerly the Asset Solutions division of MAXIMUS, the company was acquired by Constellation Software Inc. on Sept. 30, 2008.

Fleet Manager Quits Amid Grill Scandal

LAKELAND, FL – The manager of the city of Lakeland’s motor pool, where a taxpayer-financed $5,300 grill was built early this year, has quit his job.

Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association Honors Industry Professionals

LAS VEGAS –The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) recognized excellence in fleet management and industry service at the recent RMFMA Fleet Management Conference & Equipment Show in Las Vegas.

Knoxville Utilities Board Gets First Hybrid Bucket Truck

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) has received its first hybrid electric diesel bucket truck, which is 57 percent more efficient than the traditional kind.

(L-R) Madison, Myles, Mason join Myers Select president Rich Allen and Linde hydrogen-combustion forklift designer Hannes Schobel at the Future is Green conference on Sept. 14 in Long Beach, CA.<br /><br />

Forklift Servicing Company Myers Select Presented World’s First Hydrogen Combustion Forklift at Long Beach Convention

LONG BEACH - Southern California forklift service company, Myers Select, presented a prototype of the Linde hydrogen-combustion forklift at The Future is Green Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 14-16.

Electric Vehicles Making Their Way Into Government Fleets

SALT LAKE CITY – The City of Midvale recently purchased an electric truck, which cost $20,000. It can carry a cargo of about half a ton.

New Jersey Report Finds Problems With Fire Truck Purchases

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey State Commission of Investigation (SCI) is sounding an alarm over the way fire trucks are purchased in the state.

The City of Stamford Deploys RoadBASE to Gain Real-Time Control Over Rising Fleet Running Costs

FITCHBURG, MA – The City of Stamford, Conn., has recently implemented Chevin Fleet Solutions enterprise fleet management information system, RoadBASE, to gain control over rising fleet running costs while allowing real-time access to all of the fleet’s disparate operating data.

Cochise County Exploring Next Generation of Vehicle

BISBEE, AZ – Cochise County employee transportation is now using a white compact Toyota Prius Hybrid.

City of Beaufort Firefighters Take PM/Repairs Into Their Own Hands

BEAUFORT, SC – A handful of Beaufort firefighters — doubling as firehouse handymen — repair everything from squeaky hinges to their own fire trucks, saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year

City of Champaign to Utilize Natural Gas for Fleet

CHAMPAIGN, IL – The City of Champaign officials are interested in pursuing compressed natural gas vehicles.

Fleet Superintendent Charged With Theft

LAUGHLIN, NV – Two more Bullhead City Public Works employees have been charged by the Bullhead City Police Department in connection with a theft and fraud investigation.

The City of Culver City's Equipment Maintenance & Fleet Services Division Win SEED Awards

CULVER CITY, CA - The City of Culver City recently attended the annual Southern California Excellence & Environmental Development (or, SEED) ceremony and awards event hosted by the City of Beverly Hills and the South Bay Business Environmental Coalition (SBBEC).

New Fleet Policies in Philadelphia Expected to Generate Up to $2.3M Annually in Savings

PHILADELPHIA – As of October 2008, the City of Philadelphia — through the managing director’s office — is initiating new policies on vehicle assignment, usage, and parking that will reduce the number of take-home vehicles, overall fleet size, and decrease City employee parking in Center City, both on-street and in garages.

LA Judge Favoring Ports’ Clean Truck Program

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has denied a trucking association’s bid to block an effort to ban older trucks from entering the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Fleet Owners Sue New York City on Hybrid Cab Rules

NEW YORK – A taxi industry group recently filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block a city requirement that all new taxis meet stringent fuel efficiency standards that would make most cabs hybrid vehicles.

City of Yonkers Fleet Size Larger than Comparable Cities

YONKERS, N.Y.– Despite reductions, Yonkers’ fleet of take-home cars for civilian officials and employees far exceeds the number of vehicles issued to municipal workers in similar-sized cities in New York

Clean Energy to Build, Operate CNG Fueling Station for New Solid Waste Fleet in Seattle

SEAL BEACH, CA – CleanScapes, Inc., a newly-designated City of Seattle, Wash., solid waste contractor, has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a contract for up to 10 years to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) station and provide fuel for CleanScapes’ 40 new CNG-powered refuse trucks.

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