Government Fleet News

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.

City of Richmond, Calif., First City Fleet in the Nation to Incorporate ZAP Trucks

RICHMOND, CA – With a pledge to ask the Richmond City Council to create a Department of Environment within four years, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin also announced her commitment to fight global warming by demonstrating Richmond's new electric vehicle pilot program.

City of Lawrence in Massachusetts Investigates Report of Private Use of City Truck Plow

LAWRENCE, MA – Lawrence City Council President Patrick Blanchette is demanding an investigation into complaints that a city-owned vehicle was used to plow a driveway at a house in Haverhill.

City of Sheboygan Looks to Tap $8 Million Vehicle Maintenance Fund to Finance Other City Programs

SHEBOYGAN, WI – Three City of Sheboygan aldermen will present a resolution this week to explore whether money from an $8 million Department of Public Works vehicle maintenance fund could be used to finance other city programs.

NCSFA Executive Committee Finalizes Plans for 2007 Conference

HERSHEY, PA – The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) Executive Committee has finalized plans for the upcoming fall conference.

Pueblo County Works to Keep Fleet on Street

PUEBLO, CO – Pueblo County owns 345 vehicles, divided almost equally among the road and bridge department with 117 vehicles, the sheriff's office with 120, and the other county departments with 108.

Version 1.2 ChiltonPRO Released With Updated Labor Times

ALBANY, NY – Thomson Delmar Learning, a provider of lifelong learning products and services for the healthcare, technology and trades, and career education markets and part of Thomson Learning, has released version 1.2 of ChiltonPRO.

Elgin Introduces Sweeper Broom Catalog

ELGIN, IL – Elgin Sweeper has introduced a detailed catalog that features more than 50 genuine OEM performance brooms engineered to function precisely with the key systems of Elgin's line of sweepers.

Kenworth Unveils T270 Class 6 Hybrid Truck Targeted at Municipal, Utility Applications

LOUISVILLE, KY – Kenworth Truck Company has released its new Kenworth T270 Class 6 hybrid-electric truck.

Garden City Police Department Completes Full Fleet Deployment of ICOP In-Car Video Systems

LENEXA, KS – The Garden City Police Department in Kansas has issued ICOP Digital, Inc. another purchase order, providing for total ICOP Model 20/20 sales to the agency of 25 units, completing the agency's planned full patrol fleet deployment.

Gasboy Introduces New Pumps for Above-Ground Storage Tanks

GREENSBORO, NC – Gasboy has introduced two improved pumps specifically designed for above-ground storage tank (AST) applications.

Multiquip Equipment Riskier for Equipment Thieves

CARSON, CA – Multiquip Inc. will register equipment that it sells with the National Equipment Register (NER) to help its customers combat equipment theft.

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