Government Fleet News

American Public Works Associaciation Kicks off Online Mentoring Program

KANSAS CITY, MO - The American Public Works Association (APWA) is working to expand cost-effective learning and networking opportunities to its membership and agencies, by launching a new program that allows you to tune in to high-quality speakers for just the time it takes to dial a toll-free phone number.

Tacoma (WA) Public Utilities Selects CEI for Collision Management Services

TREVOSE, PA – Tacoma Public Utilities located in Washington State, has selected The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) to provide collision management services for the utility's 1,050 vehicles, consisting mostly of pickup and specialty medium-duty trucks.

San Francisco International Airport Wins Award to Convert Airport Shuttles to Run on Hythane

DENVER – San Francisco International Airport, in conjunction with Hythane Company, and BAF Technologies, received a $499,800 grant to acquire 14 parking lot, hotel, and airline crew shuttles to run on Hythane fuel.

Arsenault Associates Teams with U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems to offer new Dossier Fleet Card

BURLINGTON, N.J. – Arsenault Associates has teamed up with U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc., to bring Arsenault's Dossier fleet customers a new comprehensive fleet fuel and maintenance purchasing card named Dossier Fleet Card.

CCG/Faster Welcomes Four New Sites

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc., announces that the City of Concord, N.C., City of Pomona, Calif., and the City of Bakersfield, Calif., have purchased the FASTER fleet management system for implementation. City of Concord, N.C. City of Pomona, Calif. City of Bakersfield, Calif. Housing Authority, District of Columbia

Mississauga Fire Department Adds Invoice to Injury

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - It's bad enough when you're involved in a motor vehicle accident. Now Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services sends a bill for saving your life.

Pittsburgh's Chief Complains of a Dire Lack of Vehicles

PITTSBURGH — Some Pittsburgh police officers have to walk to their sectors or drive their personal cars on duty, Chief Nate Harper recently informed the City Council in a budget hearing that focused on the decrepitude of cruisers and patrol wagons.

WebFeature Article Now Available: Preparation and Coordination Key in Emergencies

TORRANCE, CA – Preparing for emergency situations helps a business or agency recover quickly to resume normal activities. John Clements, fleet manager, San Diego County, Calif., discusses with Government Fleet how lessons learned in the past helped shape the county's response to last fall's devastating wild fires.

H2Diesel and City of Orlando, Fla., Announce Vehicle Test Program

HOUSTON – H2Diesel Holdings Inc., a company that manufactures an alternative biofuel from domestically produced vegetable oils and animal fats, and the City of Orlando, Fla., have entered into a vehicle test program to demonstrate the capabilities of the company's proprietary biofuel in fleet vehicle applications.

Top 50 Public Sector Alt-Fuel Fleets Update

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is compiling a list of the Top 50 Public Sector Fleets. If your fleet contains more than 1,000 alt-fuel vehicles, we'd like to hear from you!

Johnson Named Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent for City of Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, LA - Edward Johnson has been named vehicle maintenance superintendent for the Vehicle Maintenance Division of the City of Lake Charles, La.

City of Wilmington to Acquire Seven Hybrid Cars

WILMINGTON, NC - The City of Wilmington is going green on the road. The City purchased the first of seven new Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid cars for its fleet.

San Francisco Fleet is All Biodiesel

SAN FRANCISCO — Claiming it now has the largest green fleet in the nation, the City of San Francisco recently completed a yearlong project to convert its entire array of diesel vehicles — from ambulances to street sweepers — to biodiesel, a clean-burning and renewable fuel that holds promise for helping to reduce greenhouse gases.

Raleigh Buys a 100-MPG Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

RALEIGH, NC – Raleigh, N.C., has unveiled its new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle — a Toyota Prius that promises 100 miles to the gallon and greatly reduced tailpipe emissions.

Town's First Green Fleet Vehicles Hit the Streets

DENVER – Castle Rock's air became a little cleaner last week, when the Town's first two hybrid vehicles hit the streets on Nov. 15.

Tehama County to Buy 21 New Vehicles to Replace Aging Fleet

RED BLUFF, CA – Tehama County in California will purchase 21 new vehicles after a series of bids for various departments was approved.

Dearborn Heights Officials to Review Cost and Use of City Vehicles

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI – Dearborn Heights city officials agreed that purchasing city vehicles outright could reduce save the city money in the long run, but some say stricter enforcement regarding employees' use of those vehicles is still needed.

White Named Interim Fleet Management Superintendent for City of Norman

NORMAN, OK – Mike White has been named interim fleet management superintendent for the City of Norman following the death of Frank Lawson on Oct. 5.

Arizona Starts to Cut Greenhouse Gases From Vehicles

PHOENIX – In the 10 years from 1990 to 2005, greenhouse gas emissions in Arizona grew by 56 percent, the fastest rate of growth of any state in the country.

UPS to Use ZAP Electric Car and Truck Fleet for Deliveries

ATLANTA – United Parcel Service (UPS) has rolled out a small parcel delivery service in Northern California, using 42 electric cars and trucks from ZAP.

Basehor Chief Makes Case for New Vehicles

BASEHOR, KS - Police Chief Terry Horner says his department is behind the curve and trying to play catch up when it comes to patrol cars, according to Basehor Sentinel.

S.F. Program Recycles Restaurants' Cooking Oil For Fuel

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco officials are giving the city's old grease a new career - one that should mean cleaner air, cleaner sewers and Muni buses that smell like fried zucchini one day and fried chicken the next.

Signal Control Gets "Ok"

BURNABY, B.C. - Burnaby city councilors hope a high-tech traffic control system will prevent crashes between residents and emergency vehicles.

City of Little Rock Fleet Department Named 7th Best in North America

NORFOLK, VA - At a Fleet Professionals conference held recently in Norfolk, Virginia, the City of Little Rock's Fleet Services Department was named the 7th most efficient operation in North America. The designation was made by Government Fleet Magazine.

Carmel Has No Plans to Park its Fleet of 159 Take-Home Vehicles

CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel, Ind., will continue to allow 159 city vehicles to be taken home after hours.

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