Government Fleet News

Geneva OKs Purchase of First Hybrid Vehicle

GENEVA, IL – The Geneva, Ill., City Council has approved the purchase of a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid for use by the staff at the city's new water treatment facility.

California Sues Feds Over Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA – California has sued the federal government to force a decision on the state's request to enforce tough new rules aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.

Fleet Management Solutions Launches GPS and Two-Way Satellite Asset Tracking Services into 50th Country

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Fleet Management Solutions, Inc (FMS), announced that it has deployed systems into Australia, making that the 50th country where the company's GPS and all-satellite asset tracking services are in operation

Zipcar, Flexcar to Merge Car Sharing Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO – Zipcar and Flexcar, the two largest and only nationwide car sharing companies, are merging. The new company will operate under the Zipcar brand and use its technology.

NY City Harvest Launches First “Green” Truck

NEW YORK - City Harvest has retrofitted a truck in its fleet to be a biofueled, custom-made vehicle that uses less fuel and cuts down on the need for the truck to be idling.

Vehicle Use Changes Proposed for City Staff

KAWARTHA LAKES, ONTARIO - Mayor Ric McGee presented proposed changes to the City's current policy regulating vehicle use, during the corporate and human resource services at a current committee meeting.

Elsa City Vehicles Not Insured

ELSA, TEXAS - Elsa city vehicles are driving city streets without insurance. City is negotiating to re-instate coverage.

UCLA Fleet Services Offer Transport Alternatives

LOS ANGELES – UCLA Fleet Services, which owns 1,112 vehicles valued at $7 million, is a transportation resource available for both university students and staff members.

City Fleet Receives National Recognition

FORT WAYNE, IN – The City of Fort Wayne's fleet maintenance program has been recognized in the 100 Best Fleets in North America list published by Government Fleet magazine.

MAXIMUS Congratulates Fleet Manager of the Year

CITY OF MESA, AZ – MAXIMUS is happy to congratulate Pete Scarafiotti, fleet director, City of Mesa, Ariz., on winning the 2008 Fleet Manager of the Year award, presented by The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association.


Win Mitchell of King County Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc. presented its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Win Mitchell of King County at its 20th national conference.

Underwriters Laboratories Develops Certification Requirements for E-85 Dispensers

NORTHBROOK, IL – Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a North American safety testing and certification organization, has established safety requirements for E-85 fuel dispensing equipment, and is now accepting submittals for certification investigations.

Luber-Finer Debuts Oil Analysis Program on Web Site

ALBION, IL – Luber-finer, a division of Champion Laboratories, Inc., and a manufacturer of heavy-duty filtration products for the transportation, off-road/mining, marine, agriculture, and automotive light truck industry, has added a Web page that focuses on its recently-debuted Oil Analysis Program.

New Electric Car Factory Rolls Out First ZAP Xebra

SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric car pioneer ZAP said that a new factory in the Shandong Province of China has rolled out the first of its Xebra sedans and pickups.

OPW Fuel Management Systems Schedules Final 2007 Onsite Training Seminar for Houston, Texas

HODGKINS, IL – OPW Fuel Management Systems, part of OPW Fueling Components, has scheduled its final onsite product training seminar of 2007 for Dec. 4-7 in Houston, Tex.

Green Earth Technologies Introduces Totally Green Motor Oil

MENLO PARK, CA – Green Earth Technologies has unveiled G-OIL, a totally green biodegradable motor oil guaranteed to protect engines as well as the leading brands, but without the environmental hazards or dependence on foreign oil.

Ann Arbor Transportation Authority to Use GM-Allison Hybrid Buses

ANN ARBOR, MI – The first of 20 new GM-Allison hybrid-powered buses unveiled by the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority's (AATA) fleet marks next step in AATA's continuing effort to minimize negative impacts on the environment and cut operating costs.


In Memoriam: Frank Lawson 1948-2007

NORMAN, OK - Frank Lawson, fleet management superintendent for the City of Norman, Okla., passed away on Oct. 5 at Norman Regional Hospital from a heart attack. He was 59.

APWA Awards Nine Professionals With Fleet Certification

KANSAS CITY, MO – Nine fleet professionals from across the United States and Canada recently earned credentials as Certified Public Fleet Professionals (CPFP) from the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Gov. Schwarzenegger for Vehicle Retirement Program Law

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Motor Car Dealers Association (CMCDA) has commended Governor Schwarzenegger for signing into law the fleet modernization program in Assembly Bill 118 by Assembly Speaker Nuñez.

Online Tool Helps Explain How Mohawk Lifts Are Made

AMSTERDAM, NY - A new online tool explaining how Mohawk U.S.-made lifts are made.

First Ever Canadian Plug-In Hybrid Electrical Vehicle (PHEV) Conference Coming to Winnipeg Nov. 1 and 2

WINNIPEG – The first-ever Canadian Plug-In Hybrid Electrical Vehicle (PHEV) Conference is being held in Winnipeg on Nov. 1 and 2.

New York State Police Go Online to Gain Control of Rising Fleet Running Costs

ALBANY, NY – The New York State Police (NYSP) chose Chevin's Web-based fleet management information system, FleetWave, to manage the maintenance and operations of its fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles across the state.

NAVTEQ Wins Renewal Contract with the U.S. Federal Government

CHICAGO – NAVTEQ has been selected as a primary map data provider by the U.S. government. With this contract, NAVTEQ will continue to provide road network and standard points of interest data under a government-wide enterprise license to numerous government agencies supporting U.S. Homeland Defense.

Chicago to Add Surveillance Cameras to Street Sweeper

CHICAGO – Drivers who park in the path of Chicago's 118 street sweepers may soon find themselves in the same boat as those who run red lights: caught in the act by surveillance cameras.

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