Government Fleet News

City of Lake Jackson's Vehicles Yield Unexpected Savings

LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS – Lake Jackson city officials were trying to leave a lighter footprint when they started purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles six years ago. Today, the benefits of that decision also include reduced fuel costs.

City of Newark Might Decrease City Fleet

NEWARK, N.J. – Newark City Council Ways and Means Committee is looking into cutting expenses by considering the number of necessary city vehicles.

Northumberland County Hopes to Save $30,000 a Year With Fuel Management Program

SUNBURY, PA – Northumberland County could save up to $30,000 a year by implementing a fuel management program for its 120-vehicle fleet.

City of Bremerton’s Take-Home Vehicles Prove to be Costly

BREMERTON, WA – An audit has found that the City of Bremerton spends more to let its employees drive city-owned cars to and from work than comparably-sized municipalities with similar “take-home car” programs.

Polk County Taking Steps to Conserve Fuel and Cut Costs

BARTOW, FL – In a cost-saving initiative, the Polk County government is taking several steps to reduce the impact of high fuel costs for its more than 1,600 fleet vehicles.

Researchers Map Deadliest Roads

MINNEAPOLIS, MN --- You can now identify the deadliest road in your town or daily commute through an online interactive map program.

Town of Mt. Olive Motor Vehicle Fleet Goes High Voltage

MT. OLIVE, N.C. – The Town of Mount Olive officials have unveiled a $12,000 electric mini truck, which can run 40 miles on a single overnight charge.

Maximus Announces Integration Between FleetFocus and Zonar Systems

RESTON, VA – MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management (EAM) software and automated fuel systems, announced a collaboration with Zonar Systems to offer an integrated inspection and maintenance package.

PNG Ventures Wins LNG Supply Contract for the City of Phoenix

DALLAS - PNG Ventures, Inc. recently announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Applied LNG Technologies USA, LLC has executed a liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply contract with the City of Phoenix, Ariz.

Minnesota DOT Awards Contract to MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management software and automated fueling management solutions, recently announced that it has received a Statewide fuel system order from the State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

Fort Wayne Adds Three Three-Wheeled Scooters to Fleet

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Fort Wayne Police Department has bought three three-wheeled electric scooters as a way to help patrol downtown while cutting down on the cost of gas.

City of Austin Adds More Hybrids to Fleet

AUSTIN, TEXAS - The City of Austin is buying 20 additional new hybrid Ford Escape SUVs to add to its fleet.

City of Boise to Adopt Policy to Save Fuel

BOISE, IDAHO - Police officers and other city staffers are working to reduce the amount of time their cars idle to save gas and curb pollution.

Long Beach Police Department to Go Green With 10 Priuses

LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Police Department has added 10 Toyota Priuses to its fleet, and will be replacing additional vehicles in the fleet with Priuses as older vehicles are routinely retired.

City of Richmond, Va., Awards Contract for Fleet Management Software to Maximus

RESTON, VA – MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management software and automated fueling management solutions, has signed a contract with the City of Richmond.

Fleet Manager Saves Manatee County Millions

BRADENTON, FL – Manatee County, located in Bradenton, is led by a spirited and undaunted fleet leader, Michael Brennan who has helped drive down operating costs.

Possible Improper Use of Vehicles From Oregon State Motor Pool

SALEM, OR – There have been a few rumblings about what may be an increase in the number of state employees using Oregon fleet vehicles for their personal gain.

CCG/FASTER Nominated for Employer Support Freedom Award

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc. has been nominated for Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award given by the US Department of Defense.

An Irvine, Calif., postal worker loads mail into a Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicle presented to the U.S. Postal Service as part of GM’s Project Driveway, a demonstration program to test the hydrogen-powered vehicle in real-world environments.

US Postal Service to Green 195,000-Vehicle Neighborhood Delivery Fleet

IRVINE, CA — General Motors recently presented a Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicle to the Postal Service for testing in a mail-delivery environment.

OnStar Opens "Crisis Assist" Emergency Services to Those Affected by Hurricane Dolly

DETROIT – OnStar reminds its subscribers in Southeast Texas that a simple push of the OnStar button in GM vehicles will put them in contact with specially-trained crisis advisors.

Electric’s the Way to Go for the City of Marietta

MARIETTA - Marietta police have unveiled their new electric vehicles.

Florida State Parks Make Environmental Strides With Global Electric Motorcars

TALLAHASSEE, FL– In an effort to protect Florida’s environment, save taxpayers money, and reduce the state’s carbon footprint, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service recently purchased 72 electric-battery powered Global Electric Motorcars (GEM ) cars for use in state parks.

Clash Over Shared-Vehicle Fleet Brings County Meeting to Halt

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS – Even with the budget nearly balanced, the Nacogdoches County Commissioners Court meeting ended abruptly, and County Judge Joe English and Pct. 1 Commissioner Tom Bush walked out of the workshop.

States Should Set Fuel Efficiency, McCain Says

DETROIT - According to Sen. John McCain, states should be able to determine their own fuel-efficiency standards.

Denver Public Works Aims to Save Fuel, Reduce Emissions with “Green Machine”

DENVER - At a time when city managers across the country are grappling with record high fuel prices, the City and County of Denver is preparing to test one of the nation’s first hybrid-hydraulic trash trucks expected to result in fuel savings, lower maintenance costs, and reduced emissions.

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