Government Fleet News

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.

CCG/FASTER Gains Three Colorado Sites

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Lakewood, the Town of Parker, and West Metro Fire Rescue in Colorado have purchased CCG Systems, Inc.’s FASTER fleet management system for implementation.

Legislators Want New Jersey’s State Fleet to Use Less Fuel

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Three area legislators have introduced a bill that, if made law, would force the State of New Jersey to increase the fuel efficiency of its motor vehicle fleet.

Workers No Longer Get to Take Gillette County Vehicles Home

GILLETTE, WY – Some 35 Gillette County employees will lose their privilege to take-home county vehicles.

Tennessee Gov. Bredesen Pushes for Fuel-Efficient State Vehicles

KNOXVILLE, TN – Gov. Phil Bredesen wants to put a new emphasis on the use of fuel-efficient vehicles in Tennessee state government.

Moses Retires From GSA Fleet

HEBRON, KY – After 34 years with the General Services Administration (GSA)and the Federal fleet, Michael Moses, senior fleet management specialist, retired on Jul. 3.

Chesapeake Has Too Many Take-Home Vehicles

NORFOLK, VA – Chesapeake has too many take-home vehicles. More than 200 of the city’s 259 take-home vehicles are issued to employees of the city’s police department.

North Dakota State Fleet Manager Looking for Fuel Conservation Measures

BISMARCK, N.D. – The director of North Dakota’s state fleet, Paul Hanson, has said that at the halfway point of the biennium, half his budget remains.

Raptor RP-1 With DuraTrak Conserves Dash Space and Power in Patrol Vehicles

LENEXA, KN – Kustom Signals has unveiled its new dash-mount radar.

Town of Castle Rock Adopts Green Fleet Policy

CASTLE ROCK, CO – Reducing vehicle emissions and increasing fuel economy — while saving money — are the primary goals of the Castle Rock’s new green fleet policy approved by the Castle Rock Town Council.

University of Wisconsin Fleet Runs a Solar Powered Maintenance Vehicle

MADISON, WI – The University of Wisconsin has in its fleet of vehicles a solar powered maintenance vehicle.

Long Island University Invests in Environmentally Friendly Electric Vehicle

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – The Facilities Services department at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University has added an electric vehicle to its fleet.

New Police Motorcycle Video System Unveiled

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Kustom Signals unveiled its Digital Eyewitness Road Warrior motorcycle video system at the recent Police Security Expo in Atlantic City.

Allegany County School Board to Discuss Take-Home Vehicle Policy

CUMBERLAND, MD – The Allegany County Board of Education is taking steps to “actively manage” transportation costs and decrease the figures on gas receipts as much as possible, including a look at the school district’s vehicle take-home practice.

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