Government Fleet News

Ethanol to Fuel New Road Fleet for U.S. Air Force

WASHINGTON - A new fleet of off road vehicles in the U.S. Air Force will operate on E-85 fuel.

U.S. Department of Transportation Fleet Fuel Standard Review

WASHINGTON – The nation’s fleet of new cars and trucks will be required to achieve 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015.

Cities Going Green as Gas Prices Go Higher

SALT LAKE CITY – As gasoline prices continue to skyrocket, more cities are going green.

State of Indiana Use of E-85 Doesn’t Match Push to Produce

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a drive to become a leading ethanol producer, Indiana’s state government lags neighboring states in purchasing vehicles that can run on E-85.

Ford Delivers Escape Hybrid Delivers to Los Angeles County Lifeguards

LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor Company teamed up with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, a division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, to help save lives while protecting the environment.

Number of APWA Certified Fleet Professionals tops 40

KANSAS CITY, MO – Since the program’s launch in September 2006, 41 fleet professionals from the U.S. and Canada have earned credentials as Certified Public Fleet Professionals (CPFP) from the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Government Fleet Expo Starts in 5 Days

SAN DIEGO - Pre-registration for GFX closes tomorrow morning! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn and network with the best of the best.

Earth Biofuels Subsidiary Renews LNG Supply Contract With City of

LONG BEACH, CA – Earth Biofuels, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Applied LNG Technologies, LLC (ALT) has renewed its contract to provide the City of Long Beach, Calif., with liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Less Waste, Longer Life Are Key Features of New Aqueous Parts Cleaner

SKOKIE, IL - The new Oil Eater 45-gallon water-based parts washer reduces the need and cost of disposal service and its industrial-grade HDPE resin tank provides for long and trouble-free operation.

Top 10 Public Works Professionals in North America Named

KANSAS CITY, MO – The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently named 10 public works professionals as 2008 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year. Marking the 49th year of the award, the honor is among the most coveted presented by the Association.

Raser Vice President Speaks at Green West Conference

LOS ANGELES – David West, vice president of Marketing for Raser Technologies, Inc., recently addressed the Green West Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and also participated in a panel discussion focused on how advanced plug-in hybrid technology can be used to help green America’s utility and government fleets,

Campbell County Weighs Restrictions on Vehicle Use

GILLETTE, WY – The Campbell County Commission is considering a new policy that could reduce the number of county employees who get to drive county vehicles home.

U.S. DOE and GM Select 17 College Teams for “EcoCAR” Vehicle Engineering Competition

WASHINGTON – The U.S.Department of Energy, General Motors, and Natural Resources Canada has announced the 17 teams selected to participate in EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a collegiate vehicle engineering competition set to begin in Fall 2008.

APWA Honors Congressional Leaders During National Public Works Week

WASHINGTON – In celebration of National Public Works Week, the American Public Works Association (APWA) honored two Congressional leaders during a reception on Capitol Hill.

High Gas Prices Force Cops to Walk the Beat More

NEWBERRY, SC – With gasoline climbing toward $4 a gallon, police officers around the country are losing the right to take their patrol cars home and are being forced to double up in cruisers and walk the beat more.

Sarasota County No Longer Hiring Smokers

SARASOTA, FL – Citing the burden they place on taxpayers who pay for government workers’ health insurance, Sarasota County officials recently announced that they no longer will hire smokers.

Driver, Technician, and Fuel Handler Safety Training for LNG-Powered Vehicles

ANAHEIM, CA – Sponsored by the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute, a one-day course, to be held Aug. 19 at the Doubletree Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., is devoted to training drivers, technicians, and fuel handlers on safe driving, fueling, and operating practices of today’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles.

The World’s First CNG-Powered Plug-In Hybrid Refuse Vehicle Hits the Pavement

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corporation announced that the City of Fresno has held a press conference to debut and demonstrate the World’s First Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Vehicle equipped with Odyne’s PHEV technology.

Government Fleet Expo is Less Than 2 Weeks Away

SAN DIEGO - The Government Fleet Expo & Conference(GFX) is less than 2 weeks away. Join hundreds of public-sector fleet managers to discover green technologies and techniques that are really working. Learn the ten biggest breakthrough ideas from the 100 Best Fleets in North America and many more benefical areas of fleet to learn from.

OnStar Receives Honors at Telematics Update Awards

DETROIT – OnStar by GM captured the "Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product Award" at the 2008 Detroit Telematics Awards event.

Government Fleet Expo Early Bird Registration Ends Thursday

SAN DIEGO - Only 19 more days left until the Government Fleet Conference & Expo begins! Early registration ends May 23 so be sure to register.

CCG/FASTER Announces Leadership Changes

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc. is proud to announce the exciting changes in its leadership structure.

Take Home Vehicle Privileges May Face More Scrutiny in Allen County, Ind.

FORT WAYNE, IN – Local government officials are trying to balance the benefits and costs of take home vehicles for Allen County employees and Fort Wayne City Police.

TRIB to Exhibit at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in San Diego

PACIFIC GROVE, CA – The Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will be an exhibitor at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference 2008, Jun. 8-10 at the Town & Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

Ferris State University Offering College Credit for NAFA CAFM Program

PRINCETON, N.J. – NAFA Fleet Management Association and Ferris State University (FSU) in Michigan have teamed up to provide CAFM program participants 12 semester hours of college credit for successful completion of the program.

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