Government Fleet News

City of Long Beach, Calif., Names New Fleet Manager

LONG BEACH, CA - Leslie Horikawa-Thiede has been named Fleet Services Bureau manager for the City of Long Beach, Calif., replacing Carlos Velasquez.

ATG Publishes Ford OBDII Trouble Code Quick Reference Guide

The Automotive Training Group (ATG) has released the Ford OBDII Trouble Code, Quick-Reference guide. This 450-page guide, the first in ATG's Technician Reference series, covers all Ford, Lincoln, & Mercury Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans (2003-2008), including Diesel and Hybrid applications.

Lake Wales Fleet Employee Allegedly Misuses City Funds

LAKES WALES, FL - Responsible for managing the city's Fleet, Purchasing and Streets Divisions, Jerry "JT" Torrance is accused of allegedly using city money to buy a $70.44 marine battery for his boat, according to several local news outlets.

Chicago Streets & San. Comm. Returns to Fleet Manager Role

CHICAGO - Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Michael Picardi has returned to his old job as fleet management commissioner, replacing the recently retired Howard Henneman, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Milwaukee Mayor’s Cadillac Part of Police Dept.’s Seized Vehicles

MILWAUKEE - Despite reported speculations that the mayor's "swanky" 2006 Cadillac SUV was funded by taxpayer dollars, the mayor's office said it was actually a seized police vehicle, according to the Journal Sentinel.

City of Hillsboro to Install 16 EV Charging Stations

HILLSBORO, OR - The charging stations, to be installed in downtown Hillsboro, are available for public use and are part of the city's large-scale sustainability and green movement.

City of Napa Enters Green Partnership with Networkfleet

SAN DIEGO - The City of Napa will complete its installation of Networkfleet on all light-duty city vehicles, used by the police, fire, water, streets and community resources departments.

Texas Bans Cell Phone Use in School Zones

ARLINGTON, VA - Effective Sept. 1, all drivers in Texas school crossing zones are banned from talking on hand-held phones and texting, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Tennessee Dept. of Safety Fires CDL Office

NASHVILLE, TN – Certificates for third-party testing issued by Volunteer Training Center are no longer accepted by the Department of Safety as proof that the holder has successfully passed a Tennessee Skills Test.

Take-Home Cars Save Money, Says Guilford County

GREENSBORO, NC – The Guilford County Sheriff's Office believes take-home vehicles for officers are actually more economical in the long run based on multiple studies and law enforcement agency findings, according to the News & Record.

U.S. Navy Helps Out City of Hillsboro Fleet

HILLSBORO, OR – The City of Hillsboro's facilities and fleet department director, who also serves as a commander in the Naval Reserve, is recruiting his troops to assist in department projects, according to the Hillsboro Argus.

Madison Gas and Electric Plans EV Charging Network

MADISON, WI – Madison Gas and Electric purchased six Coulomb Technologies electric vehicle charging stations and plans to install the first charging unit this summer.

GSA Orders $210M Worth of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration's latest order of 14,105 fuel-efficient vehicles for the Federal fleet used $210 million dollars' worth of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Cap-and-Trade Harmful to Trucking industry

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - The American Trucking Associations recently told a congressional committee that a cap-and-trade program would impose "significant costs" on the trucking industry, reported Modern Tire Dealer.

Collective Data to Offer Motion Computing Tablet PC as All-in-One Solution

NORTH LIBERTY, IA – Collective Data Inc. has released collectiveFleet-Te, a product that combines their fleet management software with the mobility of the multifunctional Motion Tablet PC that includes a digital camera, barcode scanner, and optional mobile broadband.

Fleet Helps City of Inglewood Become 'All-America City'

INGLEWOOD, CA – The City of Inglewood was recently named one of 10 All-America Cities by the National Civic League, making it the second time Inglewood has earned the honor in 20 years.

McIntosh Co. Replaces Vehicles Wrecked in Car Chase

EUFAULA, OK – McIntosh County recently purchased four used police vehicles at $300 each to replace four damaged during a high-speed chase in May, according to the Florida-Times Union.

Fairfax Co. to Save $700K with Take-Home Cuts

RESTON, VA – Cuts in take-home vehicles and associated overtime pay are expected to save the county about $700,000, according to the county's quarterly audit report.

Volusia County to Use Several Fuel Suppliers

DAYTONA, FL – Volusia County recently chose three companies to supply $8.7 million in fuel for its cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and off-road equipment, according to The West Volusia Beacon.

More Public Sector Fleet Managers Achieve CAFM

PRINCETON, NJ – Three more public sector fleet managers have earned the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager designation, the industry's highest level of certification.

Volvo Begins Selling Trucks That Meet 2010 Emissions Standards

GREENSBORO, NC – The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction, which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions, according to a statement by the manufacturer.

Volkswagen Offers Discounts for 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

HERNDON, VA – In support of the government-funded "Cash for Clunkers" program, the automaker will provide up to $4,500 off the purchase price of new, more fuel-efficient vehicle for consumers who trade in an older, less efficient vehicle.

New Tire Label to List Fuel Economy

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a new replacement tire label that would include, for the first time, information about the tire's impact on fuel economy and carbon dioxide emission reductions.

Las Vegas Valley Water District Contracts with AssetWorks

WAYNE, PA – AssetWorks has signed a contract to provide its fleet management software application and implementation services to the Las Vegas Valley Water District.

SLO County Spends $1M Annually on Take-Home Vehicles

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – San Luis Obispo County supervisors recently grilled department heads on excessive use of take-home vehicles after a grand jury report found take-home use amounts to an estimated $1 million annually, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune.


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