Government Fleet News

Riverside County Cost Reductions Impact Vehicle Policy

RIVERSIDE, CA – Among the cost-cutting measures recently reviewed by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors was a proposal to revise the county's take-home vehicle policy, according to the Valley News.

City of Waynesboro to Increase Fleet Maintenance Budget Under New Proposal

WAYNESBORO, VA – Among the items in City Manager Mike Hamp's $39.4 million fiscal year 2010 budget proposal is a 53-percent increase in fleet maintenance expense, according to The News Virginian.

Kustom Signals Introduces New Raptor RP-1

LENEXA, KS – The Raptor RP-1 features DuraTrak, a new patent-pending technology, which incorporates a signal duration tracking algorithm that tracks multiple targets and graphically displays tracking history for strongest and fastest targets.

Rutherford Police to Add Hybrid SUV to Fleet

RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Rutherford Police Department will be one of the first police departments in South Bergen to add a hybrid to its fleet of vehicles, reported The Leader.

Nebraska Public Power District Adds New Hybrid Truck to Fleet

COLUMBUS, NE – The Nebraska Public Power District has acquired a hybrid diesel-electric bucket truck as one of its service vehicles for use in the field.

City of Alamogordo Tests Electric Work Truck

ALAMOGORDO, NM – The city is test driving an electric-powered work truck on loan from Miles Electric Vehicles, according to the Alamogordo Daily News.

Cedar Rapids Tightens Up Vehicle & Equipment Replacement Policy

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – City staff vehicle requests will no longer be a factor in adding new vehicles to fleet, according to The Gazette.

GSA to Use Stimulus Monies to Buy $300M Worth of 'Green' Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration announced plans to buy and deliver $300 million worth of energy-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Gwinnett County Leads Multi-Governmental Effort to Buy Fuel in Bulk

ATLANTA – Gwinnett County is leading a coalition of 14 metro Atlanta governments to jointly buy motor vehicle fuel in bulk, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

California Receives EPA Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.73 million to the California Air Resources Board to support clean diesel projects and loan programs.

Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association Endorses CAFM, CAFS Programs

PRINCETON, NJ – The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association announced it has joined a coalition of organizations exclusively endorsing and offering to its members the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager and Certified Automotive Fleet Supervisor programs.

Honda FCX Clarity Named 2009 World Green Car

TORRANCE, CA – The Honda FCX Clarity was named the 2009 World Green Car at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Mobil 1 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Network and Carbon Day Automotive Deliver Solar Plug-In Stations

CHICAGO – Carbon Day Automotive announced the unveiling of the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in the City of Chicago.

Government Demand for Grounds Maintenance Equipment to Increase

CLEVELAND – Demand for power lawn and garden equipment in the government and institutional market is forecast to increase 3.4 percent per year to $580 million in 2011, according to a study by a market research firm.

AEMP Makes Progress in Developing Telematics Standard

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – The AEMP Technology Committee has been working to provide fleet managers an easier, more efficient method to access basic fleet information from multiple OEMs and integrate telematics systems data into business management software.

City of Norman to Use Alt-Fuel Vehicles

NORMAN, OK – City council members adopted a comprehensive alternative fuel program they believe will be better for the environment and save money in the long run, according to NewsOK.com.

Hernando County Fleet Criticized for High Operation Costs

BROOKSVILLE, FL – County Commissioner Jeff Stabins questioned why fleet mechanics charge $85-an-hour in labor costs to do oil changes when a better price could be had at a private dealer, reported Hernando Today.

City of Albuquerque to Use Stimulus Funds to 'Green' Up

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The City of Albuquerque will use $750,000 of its energy efficiency block grants to purchase new hybrid vehicles, according to New Mexico Business Weekly.

NYPD to Cut Vehicle Budget by $6.1M

NEW YORK – No marked patrol cars would be lost, but there would be a cut in unmarked cars and rental or leased vehicles, reported the New York Times.

Rotary Lift offers 145 vehicle lifts and accessories, including its new Mach 4 mobile column lift, to state and local governmental agencies across the United States through HGACBuy.

145 Rotary Lift Vehicle Lifts & Accessories Available through HGACBuy

MADISON, IN – State and local governmental agencies across the United States can now easily purchase new vehicle lifts from Rotary Lift.

NY Auto Show to Feature Latest Concept Cars & Alt-Fuel Vehicles

MANHATTAN, NY – The 2009 New York International Automobile Show, open to the public April 10-19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, showcases the latest in innovative, more fuel-efficient vehicles, with drivetrain and technology advancements and cutting-edge design.

Finalists Named for 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

TORRANCE, CA – Out of 31 nominees, the competition for the title of 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year has been narrowed down to four finalists. Find out who made the cut.

SPAL Celebrates 50 Years

CORREGGIO, Italy – SPAL Automotive s.r.l. is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a manufacturer of high-quality fan, blower, and electronic products for a variety of industries, including the agricultural, automotive, bus, construction, industrial, off-highway, and truck markets.

Kevin Fareri (left), CAFM, fleet acquisitions administrator for the City of San Antonio poses with Christopher Petree, operations & maintenance director for the City of Lakeville, Minn., at the MPWA conference.

Minnesota PWA Teams Up With the City of San Antonio

MINNEAPOLIS – The City of San Antonio's fleet acquisitions administrator, Kevin Fareri, CAFM, presented a number of green fleet topics at the Minnesota Public Works Association's conference.

Palm Beach County Receives First Hybrid Bucket Truck Delivery

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The first of three hybrid bucket trucks ordered by the county 18 months ago has been delivered, with the other two to be delivered within the next 30 days.

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