Government Fleet News

AFVi Offers ‘NGVs: The Road Forward or a Dead End?’ Seminar

ORANGE, CA – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is offering an “NGVs: The Road Forward or a Dead End?” seminar on Mar. 26–27 at the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim in Orange, California.

Hamilton County Park District Adds Golf Cars to Fleet

CINCINNATI, OHIO – The Hamilton County Park District in Cincinnati, Ohio, has recently added two SoloRider golf cars to its fleet to help golfers with limited mobility get back in the game.

Inmates Tapped to Patch Cruisers

JACKSON, MS - A lot of smashed and overworked Jackson police cars have found new value. Recently, the Police Department began a repair program that uses inmate labor from the county jail to fix banged up, but still functioning cars.

Web Site Assesses University’s Computerized Maintenance Systems

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Nobreakdowns.com was engaged by New Jersey City University (NJCU) to perform an assessment of the Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) utilized by the various internal departments of NJCU.

Idle Island ’s Fire Truck Goes Quickly on the Web

NEW YORK – Governors Island utilized a surplus online auction to sell old fire truck that had been idle for years.

Council May Purchase Hybrid SUV for ‘Green Fleet’

ATHENS, OHIO – Athens might purchase a hybrid SUV to replace the Athens Police Department’s unmarked vehicle.

OPW Fuel Management Systems Schedules Training Seminar

HODGKINS, IL – OPW Fuel Management Systems, part of OPW Fueling Components, has scheduled its next onsite product-training seminar for Mar. 25-28 in Chicago.

Faster Announces Training Opportunities

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc.’s Fleet Services staff Mike Brawley, senior vice president, and Mark Jerome, senior fleet consultant, will host the sever multi-day hands-on training opportunities.

Delo Introduces New Extended Life Coolant

SAN RAMON, CA – Chevron’s Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants, and coolants, has introduced the latest member of its product line, Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze — Nitrite Free (DELO ELC-NF).

Mayor Wants to Renew Fleet Management Contract

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl wants to renew a contract with the private company hired three years ago to maintain the city’s 1,000-vehicle fleet.

Enterprise Offers Car-Sharing at University

ST. LOUIS – Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have partnered to bring WeCar, a car-sharing program to the campus.

Mayor Wants to Cut City’s Executive Motor Pool

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to eliminate most of the 229 vehicles in the city’s executive motor pool, as well as cars from other fleets, to help close a $155-million shortfall.

King County’s New Hybrid Truck Delivers

KING COUNTY, WA– With just 7,300 miles on its odometer, one of King County’s newest work trucks is already proving its worth.

Barnes Joins Flexco Fleet Services as VP of Business Development

WESTERVILLE, OHIO – Sherry Barnes has joined Flexco Fleet Services as vice president business development and will head up the public fleet division.

Albany Airport & CDTA Test Alternate Fuels

COLONIE, NY – Albany International Airport and the Capital District Transportation Authority will join in a test program to try out cleaner-running hydrogen vehicles as part of their fleets.

New Orleans to Upgrade Tow Trucks

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans City workers have been test driving a new tow truck that Public Works Director Robert Mendoza said will help streamline the removal of illegally parked vehicles.

Peotone Police Cut Costs With Hybrid Vehicle

PEOTONE, IL– The Peotone Police Department is on the cutting edge of what could become a statewide trend: The department added a hybrid car to its fleet of sedans and SUVs.

City of Bridgeport Develops Alternative Fuel Fleet

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The City of Bridgeport is going “green,” one vehicle at a time. Mayor Bill Finch is driving a black, 2007 Ford Escape hybrid SUV, the city’s first chief executive to adopt a vehicle that uses an alternative power source — a rechargeable battery — to reduce gas usage and emissions.

Maryland Park Fleet Adds Solar Utility Vehicle

ANNAPOLIS, MD — BP America has donated a solar-charged vehicle to be used at Sandy Point State Park in Maryland. The vehicle represents the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) first solar-charged, all-terrain.

University Pushes Ahead With Biodiesel

WASHINGTON – The University of Washington Motor Pool is pushing ahead with its plans to utilize biodiesel in its diesel-powered vehicles.

Quantum Expands Hydrogen Hybrids for U.S. Army

IRVINE, CA – Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has received an order for four additional Ford Escape Hydrogen Hybrid vehicles for the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC).

Global Fleet Sales, Inc. Receives Truck Orders

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Global Fleet Sales, Inc., a producer of modified and baseline Ford vehicles for companies and organizations involved in humanitarian, aid, relief, and development projects, and police services around the world, has received a number of U.S. government contracts

Ocean County Eyes More Hybrid Vehicles

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – As technology improves and prices drop, more hybrid vehicles will be added to the Ocean County fleet.

SoundOff Signal Intros Predator Single & Dual Dash/Deck/Grille Lights

HUDSONVILLE, MI – SoundOff Signal has released its new Predator Dash/Deck/Grille lights, which provides enhanced side visibility by adding lens material on the side of the light for greater light output and enhanced side angle visibility.

Seattle Times, Teamsters on Collision Course Over Truck Outsourcing

CHICAGOThe Seattle Times Co. is leaping into confrontation with the Teamsters Union over its plans to outsource bulk delivery of the two dailies on Feb. 29.

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