Government Fleet News

Electric’s the Way to Go for the City of Marietta

MARIETTA - Marietta police have unveiled their new electric vehicles.

Florida State Parks Make Environmental Strides With Global Electric Motorcars

TALLAHASSEE, FL– In an effort to protect Florida’s environment, save taxpayers money, and reduce the state’s carbon footprint, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service recently purchased 72 electric-battery powered Global Electric Motorcars (GEM ) cars for use in state parks.

Clash Over Shared-Vehicle Fleet Brings County Meeting to Halt

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS – Even with the budget nearly balanced, the Nacogdoches County Commissioners Court meeting ended abruptly, and County Judge Joe English and Pct. 1 Commissioner Tom Bush walked out of the workshop.

States Should Set Fuel Efficiency, McCain Says

DETROIT - According to Sen. John McCain, states should be able to determine their own fuel-efficiency standards.

Denver Public Works Aims to Save Fuel, Reduce Emissions with “Green Machine”

DENVER - At a time when city managers across the country are grappling with record high fuel prices, the City and County of Denver is preparing to test one of the nation’s first hybrid-hydraulic trash trucks expected to result in fuel savings, lower maintenance costs, and reduced emissions.

CCG/FASTER Gains Three Colorado Sites

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Lakewood, the Town of Parker, and West Metro Fire Rescue in Colorado have purchased CCG Systems, Inc.’s FASTER fleet management system for implementation.

Legislators Want New Jersey’s State Fleet to Use Less Fuel

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Three area legislators have introduced a bill that, if made law, would force the State of New Jersey to increase the fuel efficiency of its motor vehicle fleet.

Workers No Longer Get to Take Gillette County Vehicles Home

GILLETTE, WY – Some 35 Gillette County employees will lose their privilege to take-home county vehicles.

Tennessee Gov. Bredesen Pushes for Fuel-Efficient State Vehicles

KNOXVILLE, TN – Gov. Phil Bredesen wants to put a new emphasis on the use of fuel-efficient vehicles in Tennessee state government.

Moses Retires From GSA Fleet

HEBRON, KY – After 34 years with the General Services Administration (GSA)and the Federal fleet, Michael Moses, senior fleet management specialist, retired on Jul. 3.

Chesapeake Has Too Many Take-Home Vehicles

NORFOLK, VA – Chesapeake has too many take-home vehicles. More than 200 of the city’s 259 take-home vehicles are issued to employees of the city’s police department.

North Dakota State Fleet Manager Looking for Fuel Conservation Measures

BISMARCK, N.D. – The director of North Dakota’s state fleet, Paul Hanson, has said that at the halfway point of the biennium, half his budget remains.

Raptor RP-1 With DuraTrak Conserves Dash Space and Power in Patrol Vehicles

LENEXA, KN – Kustom Signals has unveiled its new dash-mount radar.

Town of Castle Rock Adopts Green Fleet Policy

CASTLE ROCK, CO – Reducing vehicle emissions and increasing fuel economy — while saving money — are the primary goals of the Castle Rock’s new green fleet policy approved by the Castle Rock Town Council.

University of Wisconsin Fleet Runs a Solar Powered Maintenance Vehicle

MADISON, WI – The University of Wisconsin has in its fleet of vehicles a solar powered maintenance vehicle.

Long Island University Invests in Environmentally Friendly Electric Vehicle

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – The Facilities Services department at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University has added an electric vehicle to its fleet.

New Police Motorcycle Video System Unveiled

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Kustom Signals unveiled its Digital Eyewitness Road Warrior motorcycle video system at the recent Police Security Expo in Atlantic City.

Allegany County School Board to Discuss Take-Home Vehicle Policy

CUMBERLAND, MD – The Allegany County Board of Education is taking steps to “actively manage” transportation costs and decrease the figures on gas receipts as much as possible, including a look at the school district’s vehicle take-home practice.

Virginia Tech Fleet Services Going Green

BLACKSBURG, VA – Virginia Tech Fleet Services has added four new hybrid vehicles to its inventory. This inclusion is a step toward a gas-electric hybrid platform that is expected to enhance the fuel efficiency of the entire fleet.

Portland General Electric Predicts Surge in Hybrid Vehicles, Plans More Plug-Ins

PORTLAND, OR – Portland General Electric has begun leading the charge for mass adoption of plug-in hybrid-electric cars in Oregon. The utility plans to install 12 electric-vehicle charging stations in Portland and Salem by September.

First Vehicle Services Fort Wayne, Ind., Location Earns OSHA VPP Star Status

CINCINNATI – First Vehicle Services’ Fort Wayne, Ind., location has received a Star designation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as part of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

States Join Multi-State Contract for Lifts and Garage Equipment

PORTLAND, OR – The states of Maine and Arkansas have joined with other states to avail all state government agencies of a multi-state contract that offers discounted prices on vehicle lifts, tire changers, wheel balancers, alignment machines, and brake service equipment.

North Carolina State Senate to Look at State Vehicle Smoking Ban

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina state employees could soon be barred from lighting up in vehicles owned or leased by the state.

Iowa Senator Grassley Gets Riled Over Idling Federal Fleet Vehicles

WASHINGTON – With gas prices climbing toward $5 per gallon nationwide, energy efficiency is all the rage these days. But some government employees just aren’t conserving enough.

Grand Jury Report Scolds Los Angeles County for Luxury Fleet Cars

LOS ANGELES – At a time when many Los Angeles County residents are grappling with the squeeze of an economic downturn, dozens of top county government officials are driving luxury vehicles that cost taxpayers as much as $50,000 per vehicle.

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