Government Fleet News

Drunken Detroit Airport De-Icer Crashes Truck

ROMULUS, MI – A man working as an airplane de-icer at Detroit Metropolitan Airport was caught Apr. 11 with an open beer and legally drunk after tipping over his vehicle.

Alternative Fuels & Vehicles 2007 Industry Awards Announced

ANAHEIM, CA – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry at the 13th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference & Expo 2007.

Municipalities Place Pre-Sales Orders for Phoenix Motorcars' EV Truck

ONTARIO, CAM – Phoenix Motorcars has received (via The Energy Blog) 75 fleet orders from several municipalities and a utility company for its zero-emission, all-electric, freeway-ready sports utility truck. The company, which is on target to manufacture and sell 500 fleet-ready vehicles by year's end, will produce 16 pilot-build vehicles next in May.

Madison Co. Sheriff to Replace Half of Patrol Fleet

CANTON, MS — The Madison County Sheriff's Department will soon be replacing half of its patrol fleet.

State & Local Governments Test Plug-in Cars

NEW YORK CITY, NY – State and local governments are testing hybrid electric-gas vehicles that recharge from a wall socket for their car and bus fleets, CNET reports.

Three Virginia Fleets Switch to Biodiesel

RICHMOND, VA – The Town of Blacksburg, City of Roanoke, and Virginia Tech are converting their diesel fuel-powered public works and facilities vehicles and power equipment to biodiesel fuel — a cleaner-burning, renewable diesel fuel replacement made primarily from soybean oil.

Three Finalists Named for 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet's 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year finalists are...

Become an NCSFA Corporate Partner

WEST JORDAN, UT – The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA), which focuses on fleet management at the State level, sends its corporate members a fleet member mailing list.

Save the Date! 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Awards Ceremony May 6

HOUSTON, TX – Mark your calendars — the 3rd annual Government Fleet magazine 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Awards Ceremony, will be held on May 6, 2007.

In Memoriam: John M. “Mack” Gillis

In Memoriam:
John M. “Mack” Gillis

Tampa Mayor Switches From Lincoln Town Car to Toyota Camry Hybrid

TAMPA, FL – Tampa's mayor is giving up her Lincoln Town Car for a hybrid vehicle.

PERC Presents Exceptional Energy Fleet Awards

ANAHEIM, CA – During the Clean Cities Congress & Expo 2007 in Anaheim, Calif., the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) named the 2007 winners of the Propane Exceptional Energy Fleet Awards.

City of Dallas to Use NOx-Cutting Biodiesel Technology From ORYXE Energy

DALLAS, TX – Building on efforts to expand the use of clean and renewable energy, the City of Dallas has started running much of its fleet on biodiesel, an alternative fuel made mostly from vegetable oil.

Clean Fuels 2007 to Be Held June 25-26 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Clean Fuels 2007 will be held Jun. 26-26 in San Antonio, Texas, at the Hilton Palaxio del Rio hotel.

PennDOT Benchmarks GPS

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is in the middle of preparing specifications for using GPS technology that includes automated precision grading with bulldozers and motor graders.

City of Tampa Adds 10 Ford Escape Hybrids to Fleet

TAMPA, FL – Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio has put forth a pilot hybrid vehicle replacement program directing the municipality to begin with the purchase of 10 Ford Escape Hybrids.

Flexcar Expands to Philadelphia and East Coast University Campuses

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Less than a month after expanding its car-sharing service to Baltimore, Flexcar has started adding vehicles in Philadelphia.

CEI Targets Government Fleet Market, Taps Veteran Croze to Spearhead Effort

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) has named Katherine Croze, a 25-year veteran of the fleet industry, national manager for government fleet accounts.

City of Stamford Public Services Is Hit With Drastic Cuts

STAMFORD, CT – Near the close of a fiscal year in which more than $82,000 budgeted for snow removal overtime was already spent last summer, the city's Public Services Bureau now faces another tight budget.

City of Philadelphia Reduces Fleet Size by 328 Vehicles Using Car Share Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia is targeting commuters who want to save money and the environment. It allows drivers to share vehicles for a minimal cost.

Ford Crown Victoria Police Vehicle Goes Green

ANAHEIM, CA – Ford Motor Company's 2008 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor will be offered as a flexible-fuel vehicle, allowing it to operate on E-85 ethanol or gasoline.

Tampa Owes $18 Million for Crash Involving City Water Dept. Truck

TAMPA –- The city of Tampa is back on the hook for a nearly $18-million jury award owed to a man who crashed with a city Water Department truck.

Zipcar & Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Announce Partnership

CAMBRIDGE, MA – To reduce car ownership and provide more commuting options, Zipcar and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) have created a multi-faceted partnership that will expand the Zipcar program to a dozen T locations along the Green, Orange, and Red lines, making it easier for people to live and work car-free in the city.

Fire Trucks Crash on Average of Twice a Week in District of Columbia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The District of Columbia's fire trucks and ambulances are involved in an average of two crashes per week.

Alternative Compliance Option Now Available for State and Alternative- Fuel Provider Fleets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Mar. 20, 2007, the DOE published a final rule that offers state and alternative-fuel provider fleets a new way to comply with their Alternative Fuel Transportation Program requirements.

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