Government Fleet News

Wake County Fleet Management Employee Killed

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Wake County employee was recently killed in an accident at Wake County General Services Fleet Management.

Clay County Sheriff Seeks Clarification

CLAY COUNTY, KS – Clay County Sheriff Paul Vescovo said that he wants officials to clarify proposed amendments to the county’s vehicle policy.

Bobcat Introduces New Line of Compact Tractors

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Bobcat Company has introduced a new line of compact tractors. Nine models will make up the Bobcat compact tractor line.

Agile FleetCommander to Manage Fleet

CAMPBELL, CA – California Water Service Company is one of the latest fleets to start using Agile FleetCommander fleet and motor pool management software.

SoundOff Signal Introduces New Lightbar

HUDSONVILLE, MI- SoundOff Signal has introduced a new Lightbar, the ETL 5000. This LED Lightbar was designed from input gathered from public safety professionals throughout the industry and was recently enhanced to add a split arrow option, which activates the upper row of LEDs in all the rear arrow modules against the bottom row of LEDs.

National AFVi Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) announce keynote speakers at the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo in Las Vegas on May 11-14.

Collective Data Welcomes Four Cities as New Clients

NORTH LIBERTY, IOWA – Collective Data, Inc., a provider of integrated fleet management solutions, recently announced that Dubuque, Iowa, Corvallis, Ore., Rosenberg, Texas, and Falls Church, Va., have purchased the collectiveFleet information management system in the fourth quarter of 2007.

San Antonio Water System Chooses New Holland Construction

SAN ANTONIO – New Holland Construction, a manufacturer and marketer of quality construction equipment, has been chosen by the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) as the provider of 57 loader backhoe machines. SAWS, a public utility owned by the City of San Antonio, will use the equipment for the installation and rehab of underground pipes.

Vehicle Tracking Solutions Establishes Government Contract Service

DEER PARK, N.Y.– Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS), a Long Island-based GPS fleet management provider, has added a government contract service component to its existing company operation.

City of Sonoma OK on Greenhouse Gas Plan

SONOMA, CA – The City of Sonoma has set its greenhouse gas emissions goals, including a 37-percent GHG reduction over year-2000 levels by 2010. In that baseline year, the City of Sonoma’s municipal activities produced 659 tons of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gasses.

Jefferson County Acquires First Electric Car

PORT ANGELES, WA – Jefferson County has acquired its first electric car. The acquisition is intended to help cut emissions and save money on gasoline.

City Joins Regional Effort on Air Quality

KELLER, TEXAS – Last January, The Keller City Council rejected a policy that calls for cities to replace 2003- and older-model vehicles with new vehicles that put out 25 percent less pollution.

Dossier Software Users Group 20th Annual Meeting

BURLINGTON, N.J. – The Dossier User Group will hold its annual meeting on Apr. 30 and May 1 at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The Dossier Users Group is an independent organization of fleet professionals whose common interest is their use of Dossier maintenance management software from Arsenault Associates.

Utility to Re-Examine Policy on Cars, Perks

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s policy to provide take-home vehicles to 117 managers and supervisors is under scrutiny.

UNC Honored for Reduced Fuel Use

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The University of North Carolina in Charlotte received the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition’s annual Clean Cities award for its fuel-reduction program and its move toward alternative-fuel vehicles.

Hybrid Cars Help Ocean County Go Green

OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. – Ocean County government is considering incorporating more hybrids into its fleet.

Grant Writing Seminar Offered at Expo & Conference

SAN DIEGO – Those attending the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., Jun. 8-10, can attend the “Secrets to Writing a Successful Grant Proposal,” grant writing seminar.

Pittsburgh City Council Approves Contract

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh City Council has given final, unanimous approval to a new contract with First Vehicle Services, a Cincinnati-based firm that has been maintaining the city’s 1,000-vehicle fleet since 2005.

Networkcar Selected by ADEM

SAN DIEGO – The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has selected Networkfleet as its fleet management solution to wirelessly monitor GPS location, engine diagnostics, and emissions for its entire fleet.

Greenwich Sets Green Goals

GREENWICH, CT – The town of Greenwich has set a goal to replace the vehicles in its municipal fleet with hybrids and other environmentally-friendly models when old models are in need of replacement.

AFVi Registration Now Open

LAS VEGAS - The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) invites you to start the process of checking out the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008, and then sign up to attend. The conference is scheduled on May 11-14, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Oakland in Need of Police Vehicles

OAKLAND, CA - Putting more cops on the street isn't Oakland's only crime-fighting problem - the city isn't having much luck getting its new squad cars on the road, either.

Garbage Pickups Going Green

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - From energy-efficient light bulbs to houses using solar power; more companies are “going green” these days. Garbage companies are not about to be left behind.

Fire Truck, Idle for Years, Goes Quickly on Web

NEW YORK – Super Truck, a red fire engine with the 100-foot-long extendable arm, was left behind by the Coast Guard a decade ago. It sat on Governors Island in New York Harbor, unwanted by the firefighters stationed there and unavailable to others who coveted it from afar

M-Plus Helps Track Vehicles for Fleets

TEMPE, AZ - www.GotMyGPS.Com, is an authorized distributor for the new Millennium Plus (M-Plus) GPS Tracking and Security System. The Web site provides state of the art tracking, security and fleet management unparalleled in the industry.

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