Government Fleet News

Learn How to Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity at GFX 2009

DENVER - The 2009 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) will take place Jun. 8-10, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center in Denver. GFX will cover crucial issues and offer new solutions that are working relating to topics such as reducing fuel costs, maintenance costs, vehicle and equipment lifecycle costs.

GEM Launches 2009-MY Electric Vehicles

FARGO, ND– Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) has launched its 2009-model-year line with a variety of option packages.

NaturalDrive Obtains EPA Certification for CNG Impala Retrofit

PHOENIX – NaturalDrive Partners, LLC has obtained EPA certification for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) retrofit of 2008 Chevrolet Impala sedans powered by 3.5L and 3.9L flex-fuel engines in models LS, LT, LTZ, as well as law enforcement packages 9C1 and 9C3.

Problems Plague U.S. Government's Flex-Fuel Fleet

WASHINGTON - The costly effort to put more workers into vehicles powered by ethanol and other fuel alternatives has been fraught with problems.

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Saltzgiver Has Been Named Fleet Director for the State of Georgia

ATLANTA- Steve Saltzgiver has been named fleet director for the State of Georgia, headquartered in Atlanta.

Join <i>Government Fleet</i>'s LinkedIn and Facebook Networking Groups

TORRANCE, CA – Network with other fleet professionals without ever leaving your computer! Meet your colleagues in government fleets, fleet services organizations, public and private fleet sectors across the country and stay connected throughout the year.

Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively

TORRANCE, CA – Saving money on maintenance and fuel and improving bottom line are just a few subjects to be discussed during Work Truck magazine's free, 60-minute interactive live event December 10 at 11 a.m. PST. Sign up now!

Late Audit Imperils Detroit Fleet

DETROIT – If city officials don’t finish an overdue audit in the next two weeks, Detroit may be forced to shut down its entire 5,300-vehicle fleet — everything from police cars and garbage trucks to city buses.

Monterey County Plan Requires Cut in Emissions

MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – Within two years after a long-delayed general plan update is finally approved, Monterey County would be required to adopt a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 30 percent in an attempt to offset the environmental impacts of future growth.

Hybrid Trucks Joining Fort Worth Trash Collection Fleet

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Waste Management Inc. is adding four hydraulic hybrid garbage trucks to its Fort Worth fleet.

City of Burbank Extends CNG Fuel Partnership with Clean Energy to 2022

SEAL BEACH, CA – Under a modified and extended operating agreement, the City of Burbank, Calif., has opted to expand its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and extend it through 2022.

KustomNet Manages Mission Critical Digital Evidence

LENEXA, KS – Kustom Signals recently featured its new digital evidence management system at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Segways Add Visibility to University of NorthAlabama Campus Security Fleet

FLORENCE, AL – Public safety officers at the University of North Alabama (UNA) got a little more visibility thanks to the addition of three Segways — electric-powered personal transport vehicles — to the campus security fleet.

VTA Adds More Green Vehicles to Fleet

SANTA CLARA VALLEY, CA – The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) said it replaced 75 older paratransit and gas-powered vehicles with new hybrid vehicles, which are expected to reduce VTA’s annual greenhouse gas output by 385 tons.

Pickens County Biodiesel Program Continues to Grow

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. – A county program aimed at reducing the amount of pollution created by county vehicles continues to grow. The county’s biodiesel program converts the county’s vehicles to run on biodiesel made from vegetable oil.

Cities & Utilities Work to Conserve Electricity

MADISON, WI – Communities and the utility companies that distribute electricity are taking steps to conserve energy, in part by changing the way they get around.

Peekskill Council Looks to Cut City Vehicle Use

PEEKSKILL, NY – The Peekskill Common Council is considering a new city vehicle use policy that could save taxpayers $100,000. There are 22 city vehicles in use. Four are designated for police undercover operations, and three are for fire department leadership.

Puradyn Working to Assist Florida Municipalities With Environmental Directives

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Puradyn Filter Technologies Incorporated continues to assist Florida municipalities in implementing Florida environmental directives as well as broadening its reach to national levels.

Raybestos Brand D3EA PPSV Friction Tested at Police Fleet Event

MCHENRY, IL – While newly hired Ingham County Sherriff’s Department officers received training in high-pursuit driving, manufacturer Affinia tested vehicle products at the Michigan International Speedway.

Clean Energy Secures Ownership of Las Vegas Network of Retail CNG Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has agreed to transfer ownership of five existing Las Vegas compressed natural gas (CNG) public access fueling stations to Clean Energy Fuels Corp., pending Clean Energy entering into lease agreements with the landowners at the sites of the five stations.

City of Columbus Mayor’s Green Efforts Honored by Statewide Group

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Mayor Michael Coleman’s Environmental Office and Fleet Division have been recognized by Clean Fuels Ohio, a statewide advocacy organization.

Web Xclusive – Cedar Rapids Fleet Tested by Flood of 2008

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - In a Government Fleet Web Xclusive feature, read about how City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa , fleet operations responded to the devastating flood of June 2008.

Proposal Would Put a Boot on Some Jacksonville City Vehicles

JACKSONVILLE, FL – About a dozen Jacksonville City Hall employees could be forced to turn in the keys to their assigned city vehicles if a policy proposed by Mayor John Peyton is approved.

Baytech Obtains 2009-MY CNG Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle and Engine Certifications

LOS ALTOS, CA– Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for Baytech’s dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 2009-MY General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse medium-and heavy-duty vehicles with 6.0L engines.

Hydraulic Braking, Propulsion System Reduces Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Carbon Footprint

CHICAGO – Recaptured Energy Technologies has developed a new hydraulic braking and propulsion system for fleet, commercial, and transit vehicles that can be retrofit to existing vehicles.

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