Government Fleet News

City of Lancaster Receives 22 New Vehicles for Fleet

LANCASTER, PA - A fleet of Chevrolet Cobalts replaces aging vehicles for the City of Lancaster and moves housing inspectors out of their personal vehicles.

State of Oklahoma Teams with Tulsa Gas Technologies and NaturalDrive for Advanced CNG

TULSA, OK - The State of Oklahoma’s Department of Central Services Fleet Management Division recently entered into an agreement with Tulsa Gas Technologies, Inc., to provide Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified OEM-style CNG conversion technology for use in its vehicle fleets.

Flexpoint Receives a Follow-up Purchase Order for Emergency Vehicle Sensors

DRAPER, UTAH - Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. recently received a follow-up purchase order to their announced contract with Intertek Industrial Corp.

Central Greenwich Fire Department Reduces Number of Accidents

OLD GREENWICH, CT - An effort to reduce the number of accidents involving Central Greenwich fire department vehicles, officials say this action has resulted in a decrease in frequency, however maintenance repair costs are unchanged.

Attention Fleet Managers: We Need Your Input

TORRANCE, CA – Take a few minutes to share one of your best practices, proven solutions, or creative new concepts in efficient, cost-effective fleet management. One bright idea from you may help benefit fleets across the country! Survey deadline has been extended to March 6.

City of Columbus, Ohio, 'Moves to Fleet Management'

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Crediting city hall leadership, City of Columbus Fleet Administrator Kelly Reagan has instituted significant changes to the public sector fleet, including a reduced carbon footprint, decreased fuel consumption, centralized operations, and an increased use of CNG.

City of Tulsa Fleet to Go "Green"

TULSA, OK - Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor unveiled the City's "Green Fleet," during a recent news conference at River West Festival Park.

SAKAI Appoints CISCO Ford Equipment in Northwest Texas

ADAIRSVILLE, GA - SAKAI is pleased to announce the appointment of the CISCO Ford Equipment as an authorized dealer in the state of Texas.

Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems' P700 Radio-Certified for Use on Michigan Public Safety Communications System

LOWELL, MA - Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems, a worldwide leader of critical radio communication systems, announced that its P7200 portable public safety radios have been certified for use on the Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) by the Michigan Department of Information Technology (MDIT).

Western States Contracting Alliance Renews Vehicle Lifts Contract

WASHINGTON - The State of Washington, acting as the lead state for the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) contract titled vehicle lifts and related shop equipment, has renewed the contract for another two-year contract period.

Hernando County Loans Money to Repair Funds

HERNANDO, FL - With the help of the County Board of Commissioners, Hernando County is struggling to fix its financially embattled fleet department.

Sacramento County Take-Home Vehicle Policy Under Scrutiny

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento County employees' take-home county vehicles policy is under scrutiny. At a time when the County is facing a $55 million deficit, critics believe the vehicle fleet policy is too generous and should be more restrictive.

Suffolk County Cuts Cost with Reserve Fleet of Unused Police Vehicles

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY - Suffolk County owns 141 unused 2007-model police vehicles sitting in a parking lot waiting to be put into commission, a public works department official said.

Mayor Villaraigosa Drives First Heavy-Duty, Electric Port Drayage Truck off the Assembly Line at New Harbor City Factory

SAN PEDRO, CA - Los Angeles' green technology sector takes a heavy-duty roll with the grand opening of a manufacturing facility in Harbor City that will begin producing fleets of clean, all-electric, heavy-duty trucks capable of hauling 30-ton shipping containers in and around the San Pedro Bay port complex.

Luzerne County Examines Vehicle Fleet after Misuse Incident

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA - Luzerne County officials review changes in county vehicle procedures as a result a recent misuse incident in which a county court administrator who pled guilty to collecting more than $70,000 in county money and who kept a county vehicle at his residence for months.

City of Hoover Adds Porsche as New Police Vehicle

HOOVER, AL - The Hoover Police Department recently received custody of a Porsche used to transport 10 kilograms of cocaine, part of a drug seizure two years ago.

APWA launches Computer-based Testing for Fleet and Inspection Certifications

KANSAS CITY, MO – The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently launched computer-based testing for Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) and Certified Public Infrastructure Inspection exams. The first exams offered through the new format will be administered March 16-27.

City of Dallas Adds GPS to Garbage Trucks

DALLAS - A $700,000 contract approved by the Dallas City Council will allow the city to add global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking to all 400 sanitation vehicles, according to MSNBC.

Erie County Plans to Downsize Fleet to Save Money

SANDUSKY, OHIO - Due to a tight budget, Erie County plans to down-size its fleet of 178 vehicles in various departments.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX)

DENVER - With a few months away, there is still enough time to plan to attend the Government Fleet Expo & Conference at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center on June 8-10.

City of San Francisco Unveils Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO -Technologies, the leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, today announced the City of San Francisco has installed its SmartletTM Networked Charging Stations at City Hall.

Zipcar Launches Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Pilot Program in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Zipcar, the world's largest provider of cars-on-demand by the hour or day, announced it has launched a pilot program for plug-in hybrid vehicles in its Bay Area fleet through a partnership with the city of San Francisco

Union County Tests Biofuel in Heavy Duty Vehicles

UNION COUNTY, NJ - In a six-month pilot project, Union County will test its heavy duty vehicles at Ash Brook Golf Course to run on biodiesel fuel to improve the county's environomental footprint.

Washoe County Approves Lease for Unmarked Vehicles

WASHOE COUNTY, NV- Twenty unmarked vehicles have been approved by Washoe County commissioners for leasing rather than purchasing for the sheriff's detectives.

City of Todelo Mayoral Hopeful Takes Interest in Natural Gas for Trucks

TOLEDO, OHIO – In the push to purchase 40 new refuse trucks to convert the engine fuel from diesel to natural gas, Republican mayoral candidate Jim Moody feels that the city would yield savings.


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