Government Fleet News

Web Xclusive – Cedar Rapids Fleet Tested by Flood of 2008

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - In a Government Fleet Web Xclusive feature, read about how City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa , fleet operations responded to the devastating flood of June 2008.

Proposal Would Put a Boot on Some Jacksonville City Vehicles

JACKSONVILLE, FL – About a dozen Jacksonville City Hall employees could be forced to turn in the keys to their assigned city vehicles if a policy proposed by Mayor John Peyton is approved.

Baytech Obtains 2009-MY CNG Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle and Engine Certifications

LOS ALTOS, CA– Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for Baytech’s dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 2009-MY General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse medium-and heavy-duty vehicles with 6.0L engines.

Hydraulic Braking, Propulsion System Reduces Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Carbon Footprint

CHICAGO – Recaptured Energy Technologies has developed a new hydraulic braking and propulsion system for fleet, commercial, and transit vehicles that can be retrofit to existing vehicles.

Myers Rolls Out TPMS Kits for Ford, Chrysler, and GM

AKRON, OHIO – Myers Tire Supply Distribution Inc. has three exclusive tire pressure monitoring system sensor and service kits available for Ford Motor Co., Chrysler LLC, and General Motors Corp. vehicles.

State of Missouri DOT Receives 2008 Honda Environmental Leadership Award

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The State of Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has received the 2008 Honda Environmental Leadership Award from American Honda Motors and the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA).

CCG/FASTER Adds Two New Fleets to Roster

NORFOLK, VA – Richland County, S.C., and Spokane Valley Fire, Wash., have purchased CCG Systems, Inc.’s FASTER fleet management system for implementation.

County of Sonoma Acquires Latest Generation of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Technology

SONOMA COUNTY, CA – Fleet Manager Dave Head said that the County of Sonoma has converted a 2008 Toyota Hybrid Prius to a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Montgomery County Employees Circumvent Rule Against SUVs

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MO – Montgomery County employees across various departments have been circumventing a freeze on purchasing SUVS for use in county jobs by renting the vehicles through the county’s Enterprise Rent-A-Car account.

Salt Lake County Approves New Vehicle Idling Policy

SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake County predicts it can save six figures on its budget by implementing a new vehicle idling policy.

Parker Hannifin Introduces New Portable TireSaver Nitrogen Tire Inflation System

HAVERHILL, MA - Using dry nitrogen gas to inflate tires instead of compressed air will maintain proper inflation pressure preventing one of the major causes of tire failures.

Take-Home Vehicle and Car Allowance Policy Being Revised for The City of Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FL– Citing the lack of a formal policy, the Jacksonville mayor’s office has drafted a new policy that will address the City’s take-home vehicle and car allowance policy.

Morris County Government Is Downsizing is Vehicle Fleet

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Under a new policy enacted by Morris County government, County workers will have to get used to less leg room and smaller engines if they drive county vehicles on the job.

City of Chattanooga Adds Toyota Priuses to Fleet

CHATTANOOGA, TN – The latest additions of the Toyota Prius to the City of Chattanooga’s fleet were assigned to police service technicians working in the downtown area.

City of Eau Claire Looks to Upgrade Fuel Management System

EAU CLAIRE, WI – According to Eau Claire city mechanic Bob Zawecki, dealing with an outdated fuel management system in Eau Claire is a necessary part of the job.

Broome County Tests 100 Percent Electric Car

BINGHAMTON, NY – Broome County officials are exploring the use of zero emission, 100 percent electric cars. The County has been researching alternative vehicles to reduce expenses and improve its fleet operations.

Witt Appointed Director of Engineering for E.J. Ward, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO – Paul Witt has been appointed to director of engineering at E.J. Ward, Inc. (Ward).

Proposal to Have Voters Decide on Fleet Purchase

WEST BROOKFIELD, MA – Auditor Thomas Scanlon Sr. believes voters should decide whether the town buys specific vehicles.

Oklahoma State University to Buy 10 Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

STILLWATER, OK – Oklahoma State University (OSU) is scheduled to purchase 10 alternative-fuel sedans for the school’s motor pool.

Wisconsin’s Largest Airport Orders Snow Removal, Emergency Equipment From Oshkosh

MILWAUKEE - General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee has placed a $5.6 million order with Oshkosh Airport Products for snow removal and emergency response equipment.

City of Augusta Spends $3.5 Million for Vehicle Maintenance

AUGUSTA, GA – Keeping city vehicles rolling is costing millions. So, the City of Augusta is working to find cheaper ways to provide services.

Salt Lake County Considers Anti-Idling Policy

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal law was recently passed that discourages school busses from idling for extended periods.

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Wants to Add New Car to Fleet

HICKORY, NC – The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is going green. Sheriff David Huffman is taking a close look at two models of electric cars for his deputies to use while patrolling at Catawba Valley Community College East

Carbon Motors Kicks Off 2008 Pure Justice Tour Across U.S. Cities

CHICAGO – Carbon Motors Corporation will unveil the Carbon ‘E7,’ the world’s first purpose-built law enforcement vehicle, during the “2008 Pure Justice Tour” of nine U.S. cities starting in Chicago.

Grant Will Allow City Vehicles to Burn E-85

GOODYEAR, AZ – Goodyear’s vehicle fleet can finally go green. The city is looking to buy a special pump and storage tank to fill up its flex-fuel vehicles after receiving a $91,000 grant.

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