Government Fleet News

Hancock Sheriff Getting Big New Fuel Tank

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS - Katrina lesson learned: A sheriff's department can't do much without cars, trucks, or gasoline.

National Gas Vehicle Institute Annouces NGV Safety and CNG Fueling Station Training Oct. 1 - 5

OAKLAND, CA -The National Gas Vehicle Institute will be offering NGV Safety and CNG Fueling Station Training with no registration fees.

Man Arrested on Charges of Bombing Police Car

ORTING, WA – According to federal agents, a man charged with using a pipe bomb to destroy a police car last year has been arrested.

Anderson Wants City Vehicles on the Move, Not Idling

SALT LAKE CITY - Mayor Rocky Anderson has a new rule for city workers: If the car is running, it had better be moving, too.

York County Natural Gas Selects GTG to Implement New GIS Software Solutions

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG) announced today that York County, South Carolina Natural Gas has upgraded LGviewer to Community Connect.

Campuses Join War on Gas-Guzzlers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The downsizing trend is catching on at college campuses, where new businesses are now renting cars to students and staff members who don't want or need a vehicle on campus.

Sampson County Needs A New Fleet

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. - Sampson County is in dire need of new patrol cars. The vehicles in the current fleet are worn-out and have lots of miles on them. Sheriff officials thought they had a solution, but County Commissioners put the freeze on it.

Sheriff's Department Receives Two New Vehicles

COFFEE COUNTY, AL - Coffee County Sheriff's Department deputies are trying out two new 2007 Dodge Chargers to weigh the pros and cons of the models.

City Decals Abolished Starting In 2008

RADFORD, VA - Radford City Council voted unanimously Monday to abolish vehicle decals in the city.

City Looking At Anti-Idling Policy

ONTARIO, CA - Council members are looking to adopt an anti-idling policy for municipally-owned vehicles.

State Funding Will Help Build Facility At Port

STOCKTON, CA - California officials approved $8 million of tax-exempt bonds Tuesday to help underwrite construction of a biodiesel production plant at the Port of Stockton.

Queensland Aims For "Greenest" Government Fleet

QUEENSLAND, AU - The Queensland government will swap its gas-guzzling six-cylinder cars for more fuel efficient hybrids as part of a plan to have the "greenest" government fleet in the country.

City Motors To Operate On Rapeseed Oil

ODENSE, DENMARK - Bus drivers, firefighters and other Odense employees can operate their vehicles with a clean, green conscience when the Funen city begins its new rapeseed oil project in the coming months, reported in MetroXpressnewspaper on Friday.

Sheriff's Office Taking Over Dispatching Duties

BROOKSVILLE, FL - Beginning Jan. 1, Hernando County Sheriff's Office dispatchers will handle police and fire calls for Brooksville in a move expected to save the city both time and money.

Panel Tackles Green-City Plan for San Mateo

SAN MATEO, CA - What do a real estate agent, a Chamber of Commerce president and a Sierra Club activist have in common? They're all on a committee attempting to shape the future of San Mateo as a "green" city.

The City of Somerville Is Looking A Shade Greener

SOMERVILLE, MA - The city's "greening" initiatives includes adding eco-friendly vehicles to its fleets and harnessing wind energy.

Rochester, N.Y., Bids To Be First Green U.S. city

ROCHESTER, NY - The U.S.'s first Hydrogen Village —designed to demonstrate the feasibility of switching from fossil fuels to cleaner-burning hydrogen — has broken ground in the Rochester, N.Y., metropolitan area under the auspices of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Alabama Department Gets First New Truck in Twenty Years

MORRIS, AL - There is only one reason fire departments get rid of a firetruck, according to Morris Fire Lt. Charlie Robertson. "Because it's worn out. It's shot."

Police Bust City Employee for Selling Drugs Out Of Work Truck

MEMPHIS, TN – A Memphis city employee is charged after police busted him selling drugs out of a city truck. The arrest was made as part of Blue Crush, an ongoing Memphis Police sting aimed at wiping illegal drugs off city streets.

The City of Knoxville, Tenn., Deploys FleetWave to Gain Control Over Rising Fleet Running Costs

FITCHBURG, MA – The City of Knoxville, Tenn., recently implemented Chevin Fleet Solutions' FleetWave enterprise fleet management information system to gain control over rising fleet running costs while allowing real-time remote access to the City's dispersed agencies.

The City and County of Honolulu Police Department Adds MAXIMUS FleetFocus to Its Fleet Management Software

RESTON, VA – The City and County of Honolulu Police Department (HPD) has gone live with MAXIMUS' FuelFocus. HPD already uses MAXIMUS FleetFocus to manage its fleet operations.

GE Capital Solutions Launches Dedicated Refuse Sector Team

DANBURY, CT – GE Capital Solutions' Transportation Finance unit has launched a dedicated group to focus entirely on customers in the refuse industry, specifically businesses with $5 million to $100+ million in sales.

Kansas City Fire Department Replaces Heavy Rescue Trucks

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Fire Department is rolling out $600,000 heavy rescue trucks, all bought by the quarter-cent sales tax increase voters approved in 2001.

Report Blasts Irving Police on Tire Maintenance

IRVING, TX – An internal review of the City of Irving's police vehicle maintenance procedures after the traffic death of a police officer concluded that the city has allowed tires on squad cars to become too worn before being replaced.

Petroleum Equipment Institute Solicits Comments on Latest Recommended Practices Draft

TULSA, OK – The comment period is now open for the Petroleum Equipment Institute's latest draft called the Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of Underground Storage Tank Systems.

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