Government Fleet News

City Motors To Operate On Rapeseed Oil

ODENSE, DENMARK - Bus drivers, firefighters and other Odense employees can operate their vehicles with a clean, green conscience when the Funen city begins its new rapeseed oil project in the coming months, reported in MetroXpressnewspaper on Friday.

Sheriff's Office Taking Over Dispatching Duties

BROOKSVILLE, FL - Beginning Jan. 1, Hernando County Sheriff's Office dispatchers will handle police and fire calls for Brooksville in a move expected to save the city both time and money.

Panel Tackles Green-City Plan for San Mateo

SAN MATEO, CA - What do a real estate agent, a Chamber of Commerce president and a Sierra Club activist have in common? They're all on a committee attempting to shape the future of San Mateo as a "green" city.

The City of Somerville Is Looking A Shade Greener

SOMERVILLE, MA - The city's "greening" initiatives includes adding eco-friendly vehicles to its fleets and harnessing wind energy.

Rochester, N.Y., Bids To Be First Green U.S. city

ROCHESTER, NY - The U.S.'s first Hydrogen Village —designed to demonstrate the feasibility of switching from fossil fuels to cleaner-burning hydrogen — has broken ground in the Rochester, N.Y., metropolitan area under the auspices of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Alabama Department Gets First New Truck in Twenty Years

MORRIS, AL - There is only one reason fire departments get rid of a firetruck, according to Morris Fire Lt. Charlie Robertson. "Because it's worn out. It's shot."

Police Bust City Employee for Selling Drugs Out Of Work Truck

MEMPHIS, TN – A Memphis city employee is charged after police busted him selling drugs out of a city truck. The arrest was made as part of Blue Crush, an ongoing Memphis Police sting aimed at wiping illegal drugs off city streets.

The City of Knoxville, Tenn., Deploys FleetWave to Gain Control Over Rising Fleet Running Costs

FITCHBURG, MA – The City of Knoxville, Tenn., recently implemented Chevin Fleet Solutions' FleetWave enterprise fleet management information system to gain control over rising fleet running costs while allowing real-time remote access to the City's dispersed agencies.

The City and County of Honolulu Police Department Adds MAXIMUS FleetFocus to Its Fleet Management Software

RESTON, VA – The City and County of Honolulu Police Department (HPD) has gone live with MAXIMUS' FuelFocus. HPD already uses MAXIMUS FleetFocus to manage its fleet operations.

GE Capital Solutions Launches Dedicated Refuse Sector Team

DANBURY, CT – GE Capital Solutions' Transportation Finance unit has launched a dedicated group to focus entirely on customers in the refuse industry, specifically businesses with $5 million to $100+ million in sales.

Kansas City Fire Department Replaces Heavy Rescue Trucks

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Fire Department is rolling out $600,000 heavy rescue trucks, all bought by the quarter-cent sales tax increase voters approved in 2001.

Report Blasts Irving Police on Tire Maintenance

IRVING, TX – An internal review of the City of Irving's police vehicle maintenance procedures after the traffic death of a police officer concluded that the city has allowed tires on squad cars to become too worn before being replaced.

Petroleum Equipment Institute Solicits Comments on Latest Recommended Practices Draft

TULSA, OK – The comment period is now open for the Petroleum Equipment Institute's latest draft called the Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of Underground Storage Tank Systems.

Bobcat to Enter Compact Utility Tractor Market

WEST FARGO, ND – Bobcat Company has signed a long-term strategic agreement with Korean manufacturer, Daedong Industrial Co. Ltd., to produce a line of Bobcat-branded compact utility tractors.

City of Ft. Collins Goes Green With Fleet

FT. COLLINS, CO – The city of Fort Collins was already a step ahead when a new state law went into effect Friday requiring all government agencies to buy green products or services when possible.

CCG/FASTER Adds Four Customers to Roster

NORFOLK, VA – CCG System, Inc., developer of the FASTER fleet management system, added four sites to its customer base.

Fischer Retires From City of Oak Park, Ill.

OAK PARK, IL – Russ Fischer, fleet supervisor for the City of Oak Park, IL, has retired.

Legislation to Ban Pets in Toledo City Cars After Mayor Left Dog in Auto

TOLEDO, OH – Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner's recently left his dog locked inside a parked car, leading to a city councilman proposing legislation outlawing pets from city vehicles.

Federal Vehicles Increasingly Outfitted With Smart Technologies

WASHINGTON – Federal cars and trucks are increasingly being outfitted with smart technologies that can record virtually everything a driver does with a vehicle.

Snohomish County Creates Climate Change Committee

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA – Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon issued Executive Order 07-48, an order regarding climate change and sustainability.

Details Announced for the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference & Expo 2008

LAS VEGAS – The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo 2008 (AF&V 2008) will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., from May 11-14, 2008.

California State Senator to Plead ‘No Contest' to Reckless Driving in State Vehicle

SACRAMENTO, CA – Solano County prosecutors said they will be filing a misdemeanor complaint against State Senator Carole Migden for her “wild ride” on Interstate 80.

Utah State University Gives Mixed Review to Natural Gas Fleet

LOGAN, UT – Utah State University officials said they are happy with the school's fleet of nine natural gas-powered buses, but the school is getting rid of seven natural gas-powered trucks.

Audit Identifies Fat in Washington State Motor Pool

OLYMPIA, WA – A Washington state voter initiative gave the power to evaluate how well an agency performs.

Police Bust Memphis City Employee for Selling Drugs Out of Work Truck

MEMPHIS, TN – A Memphis city employee, Darius Patton, was charged after police busted him for allegedly selling drugs out of a city truck.

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