Government Fleet News

Grant Will Allow City Vehicles to Burn E-85

GOODYEAR, AZ – Goodyear’s vehicle fleet can finally go green. The city is looking to buy a special pump and storage tank to fill up its flex-fuel vehicles after receiving a $91,000 grant.

First Vehicle Services Technician Earns Highest Safety Honors at SuperTech2008

CINCINNATI – First Vehicle Services fleet technician Doug Skelly, from the City of Pittsburgh, was awarded First Prize in the Safety and Environmental category at the SuperTech2008 competition in Nashville, Tenn.

Government Fleet Expo & Conference Announces Call for Presentations

DENVER – The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) is now accepting proposals for presentations for the coming 2009 conference.

Las Vegas Valley Water District Vehicle Fleet Among Nation’s Best

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Valley Water District’s (LVVWD) vehicle fleet was named one of the best in the nation recently by the Rocky Mountain Fleet Managers Association (RMFMA).

More Minnesota State Vehicles Filling Up With E-85 Fuel

SAINT PAUL, MN – More Minnesota state employees are heeding Governor Pawlenty’s call to reduce petroleum fuel consumption and use cleaner-burning alternative fuels like E-85 in state vehicles whenever possible.

Call for Presenters: 2009 Government Fleet Conference and Expo

TORRANCE, CA - Calling all public sector fleets! Do you have experience or expertise on a topic of interest and the desire to help educate your peers? Do you know a fleet manager who can offer expert tips or best practices on such topics as dealing with reducing fuel costs, “greening” a fleet, technician shortages, etc.?

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John Deere Announces Two New Products Lines

LENEXA, KS – John Deere announced two new utility tractor product lines, the 5 Series and 6D Series, aimed at government maintenance fleets, commercial operators, and agriculture and ranch applications.

CCG/FASTER Gears Up for 21st National Conference

NORFOLK, VA – Fleet professionals will convene for the 21st CCG/FASTER Annual National Conference on Oct. 19 to 22 at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, Va.

DuraClass Now Offers Sidewinder

TISHOMINGO, MS – DuraClass now offers the Sidewinder, a solution for spreading material during the winter months. It also operates as a standard dump body in warmer climates.

KIOTI Introduces New DK75 Tractor

WENDELL, NC – KIOTI has expanded their compact tractor line with the addition of the DK75. The DK75 was designed for use by farmers, landscapers, light construction contractors, utility workers, and estate owners.

Elgin Sweeper Introduces Alternative Fuel-Powered Pelican Sweeper

ELGIN, IL – Elgin Sweeper, a manufacturer of street sweepers, has introduced a version of the Pelican three-wheel broom sweeper that may be powered by either compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Bobcat Introduces Toolcat 5610

WEST FARGO, ND – Bobcat introduces the Toolcat 5610, a new model in the company’s line of utility work machines, featuring a three-point hitch and hydraulic power take off (PTO) for rear implements and the ability to run more than 40 front-mounted Bobcat attachments.

Rotary Lift Launches Mach 4 Mobile Column Lift

MADISON, IN – The new Mach 4 mobile column lift recently launched from Rotary Lift is sold in sets of four or six battery-operated columns.

Three Cities Implement New Fleet Management System

NORFOLK, VA – FASTER fleet management system has been selected as the system solution of choice by Weber County, Utah; the City of Gastonia, N.C.; and Knoxville Utilities Board, Tenn.

Gov. Beshear Looking to Reduce Hazardous Diesel Emissions in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the approval of $240,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds for a project to curb dangerous diesel emissions from highway construction equipment.

U.S. Could Become Largest Biodiesel Market by 2012

CALIFORNIA – California-based SRI Consulting, a business research service for the global chemical industry, recently released its global 2008 Biodiesel report.

Harris County, Texas Deploys New Fleet Management Information System

FITCHBURG, MA – Harris County, Texas, has recently implemented Chevin Fleet Solutions Web-based enterprise fleet management information system, FleetWave, to gain control over escalating fleet running costs.

City of Hutchinson to Cut Back on Take-Home Vehicles

HUTCHINSON, KS – Before the first of the year, the City of Hutchinson plans to cut back the number of employees who take home city vehicles.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Coulomb Technologies Partner to Build Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

GREENSBORO, NC – Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Coulomb Technologies have partnered to lead development and commercialization of products that will enable the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Gas Station Offers to Close to Keep Gaston Emergency Vehicles on the Road During Gas Shortage

GASTON COUNTY, TEXAS – Gaston County residents can be assured that emergency vehicles will have fuel during the current gas shortage situation.

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.

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