Government Fleet News

Vancouver Adds Spartan Trucks to its Fire Fleet

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,CANADA – Vancouver has added nine new vehicles to its fleet as part of an 18-vehicle, $12-million purchase that represents the first new additions to Vancouver's fire fleet in 11 years.

In Memoriam: Mark Warren - 1957 - 2008

McKINNEY, TEXAS - Mark Warren, government sales manager for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations, passed away Jan. 18 in McKinney, Texas. He was 50.

Ulster Sheriff Asks for More Cars

KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Ulster County Sheriff's Department is asking the legislature for seven new vehicles for their fleet this year to replace older cruisers and two Department of Corrections vans.

Ohio Reducing Size of Fleet Vehicles in Push to Save Money

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Officials are revving up a plan to replace many of the state's mid-size sedans with the more fuel-efficient Ford Focus.

Napa's Fleet of Vehicles Goes Green

NAPA, CA – The City of Napa's fleet has been certified as a Model Pollution Prevention Facility by the Cal-EPA, for running an environmentally friendly set of vehicles.

Co-owners of Truck Dealership Sentenced in Bribery Case

NEWARK, N.J. - Two brothers who own a truck dealership were sentenced to federal prison terms for bribing officials in Monmouth County so they could secure sales and repair contracts.

Cornell University Selects FleetCommander for Managing 750 Vehicles

CAMPBELL, CA - Agile Access Control, Inc. announced that Cornell University has selected FleetCommander to optimize the management of the university's fleet staff and vehicles.

State of West Virginia May Add Hino Trucks to Fleet

CHARLESTON, WV - Hino Motors may receive some added business with the help of the state of West Virginia.

Idaho Gov. Otter Mandates Added Measures to Improve Fleet Fuel Efficiency

BOISE, IDAHO - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Dec. 20 signed an executive order aimed at improving the fuel efficiency of the state's fleet of vehicles.

New York City Cuts Employee Parking Privileges

NEW YORK CITY- Following months of embarrassing reports on the blogopshere and in the news about city employees abusing their parking privileges, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that the city would reduce the number of parking placards issued to city workers by “at least 20 percent” as of March 1.

Hybrids for Federal Fleet EPACT Compliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (HR 1585) includes an amendment to the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) to allow the federal fleet to acquire hybrids to meet the vehicle acquisition requirements of EPAct.

APWA Urges Immediate Action on Transportation Commission Recommendations

WASHINGTON – The American Public Works Association (APWA) has commended the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission after they recently released recommendations to Congress on the future of transportation funding.

Allegheny County Obtains APWA Accreditation

PITTSBURGH – After undergoing a review that lasted longer than six years, Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Public Works Director Tom Donatelli have received the American Public Works Association (APWA) accreditation from APWA Region II Director Edward Gottko.

100 Hybrid Sedans Help Verizon's Fleet Get Greener in the New Year

NEW YORK - In metropolitan areas across the country, Verizon is adding "green" to the company's traditional red and black colors. One hundred hybrid sedans are replacing gasoline-powered vehicles in Verizon's fleet, for an estimated annual reduction in carbon emissions of 2.63 metric tons per vehicle.

City to start `Waste to Fuel'

GADSDEN, AL -Gadsden's Fleet Management Department plans to kick off next month its "Waste to Fuel" used cooking oil recycling program, where cooking oil from residents and restaurants will be converted to fuel that will be used to power some of the department's vehicles.

Parking Limits OK'd on Alondra

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Vehicles weighing more than 6,000 pounds will no longer be able to park on a portion of the northern side of Alondra Boulevard, officials said.

Council OKs City of Fort Wayne to Utilize GPS

FORT WAYNE, IN - The City of Fort Wayne hopes to track and deploy its police officers after the City Council gave a preliminary OK to buy GPS tracking devices for cruisers.

Rising Fuel Prices Impacts Local Departments

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — With the average price of gas rising and threatening to jump to $4 per gallon, municipal departments such as the department of public works and the police and fire departments in the community have to deal with the changes.

Casella Waste Systems to Outfit More than 800 Vehicles with OPS-1 On-Board Oil Refining System

SHELTON, CT - Oil Purification Systems (OPS) (, developer and manufacturer of the OPS on-board oil refining system, recently announced Casella Waste Systems, Inc., a provider of solid waste, recycling and resource management services in the Northeast, has signed an agreement to outfit nearly 850 vehicles in its fleet with the OPS-1 system.

Marion Police Department May Acquire New Cruisers

MARION, IN - Sixteen new cars may be purchased for Marion Police Department if an additional $330,208 is approved by the Marion City Council to go to the department's equipment fund.

The City of Sauk Rapids Deploys RoadBASE to Gain Control Over Rising Fleet Costs

FITCHBURG, MA – The City of Sauk Rapids, Minn., has recently implemented Chevin Fleet Solutions' RoadBASE enterprise fleet management information system to gain control over rising fleet running costs while allowing real-time access to all of the fleet's disparate operating data.

Seven City Workers Arrested and Accused of Altering Vehicle Inspection

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Seven employees working at the Fleet Services Center in East Austin, Texas, have been arrested and accused of altering inspection vehicle stickers.

Atlantic City Tightens Control Over City-Owned Vehicles

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Looking to tighten spending on its publicly-owned fleet, resort officials recently announced a recall of all vehicles belonging to employees who live outside city limits.

Metro Area Snowclearing Fleets Report Smooth Sailing, Though Higher Fuel Costs

ST. JOHN'S, CANADA – Paul Mackey, director of public works for the City of St. John's, said its fleet of snowclearing equipment has been able to handle the stress caused by the early winter storms.

Idaho Gov. Otter Mandates Added Measures to Improve Fleet Fuel Efficiency

BOISE, IDAHO – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed an executive order aimed at improving the fuel efficiency of Idaho's fleet of vehicles.

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