Government Fleet News

Providence Police Chief Defends Take-Home Vehicle-Use Policy

PROVIDENCE, RI – Police Chief Dean Esserman is defending the Providence, R.I., police department’s policy that allows district commanders, high-ranking officers, and detectives in specialized investigations to take home their city-owned police vehicles.

2008 PROPANE Exceptional Energy Award Winners Announced

WASHINGTON – The propane industry recognized the winners of the 2008 PROPANE Exceptional Energy Fleet Awards at a ceremony during the Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.

Gas Prices Prompting Some Conn. Officials to Rethink Travel

HARTFORD, CT – Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a consumer and environmental advocate, has been putting nearly 7,000 miles a month on his state-owned sedan as gas prices top $4 per gallon.

Mayor Villaraigosa Joins the Port of Los Angeles and the AQMD to Premiere the World’s First All-Electric Drayage Truck

SAN PEDRO, CA – The world’s most powerful short-range heavy-duty electric truck was recently officially introduced at the Port of Los Angeles.

Ghost Mini Light Now Available From SoundOff Signal

HUDSONVILLE, MI - SoundOff Signal has introduced GHOST, a new exterior Edge Mount for single and dual lights that eliminates flashback and “deadened” warning power that results from tinted windows.

Senator Alexander Proposes “New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy

OAK RIDGE, TN – Sen. Lamar Alexander (R–Tenn.) has proposed “launching a five-year New Manhattan Project to put America firmly on the path to clean energy independence within a generation.”

Zipcar Expands The City of Pittsburgh Fleet

PITTSBURGH – Flexcar is expanding its Pittsburgh fleet and moving into several new neighborhoods.

Fram Brand Teams With Polaris to Offer Fluid Analysis Program for Fleets

DANBURY, CT – Honeywell International Inc., the maker of FRAM products, has partnered with Polaris Labs, Inc. to offer its fleet customers a process for evaluating the condition of their vehicles fluids and to possibly help prevent costly engine failures.

J. J. Keller Announces Availability of <i>2008 Emergency Response Guidebook</i>

NEENAH, WI – The 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook — an emergency preparedness guide that helps transporters, police, fire personnel, and other emergency responders quickly identify the hazards of materials involved in an incident — is now available for purchase.

E.J. Ward, Inc. and Advantage PressurePro, LLC Partner to Add PressurePro TPMS

SAN ANTONIO - E.J. Ward, Inc. and Advantage PressurePro, LLC, have partnered to provide another integral feature: tire pressure management.

NAFA Presents First-Ever Green Fleet Awards

SALT LAKE CITY – This year's NAFA's Institute and Expo held its first-ever Green Fleet Awards. Award recipients made significant strides to reduce their company's energy consumption, lower vehicle emissions, and increase overall fleet efficiency.

Bragg and Alley Win Larry Goill Award for Quality Fleet Management Ideas

SALT LAKE CITY – NAFA presented its Larry Goill Award for Quality Fleet Management to David Bragg, fleet operations superintendent for Fayetteville, Ark.

Last Chance to Participate in Top Public Sector Fleets - May 16!

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is compiling data to publish the first-ever listing of the nation's largest public sector fleets.

The City of Vallejo Declares Bankruptcy

VALLEJO, CA – Facing labor contract obligations that overwhelm expected revenues, the Vallejo, Calif., City Council voted May 6 to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

City of Troy Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Honored

KANSAS CITY, MO – Samuel Lamerato, CPFP, fleet maintenance superintendent for the City of Troy, Mich., was named a 2008 Top Ten Public Works Leader of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Government Fleet Expo & Conference Registration Now Open!

SAN DIEGO - The Government Fleet Expo & Conference is only 26 days away! Early registration is recommended before May 23 to save $100.

Clean Energy Signs LNG Fueling Contract for City of Fresno Municipal Refuse Fleet

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded a contract to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the City of Fresno, Calif., municipal refuse fleet for up to five years.

FASTER Customers Recognized in Technology Excellence

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc. congratulates 10 FASTER Customers for receiving several recognitions in technology excellence given by Public Technology Institute’s 2007-08 Solution Awards.

Earth Biofuels Subsidiary Signs Contract With City of San Bernardino to Supply LNG

DALLAS – Earth Biofuels, Inc.’s subsidiary Applied LNG Technologies, LLC (ALT) has entered a three-year agreement to supply the City of San Bernardino, Calif., with liquefied natural gas. The City of San Bernardino utilizes liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) as transportation fuel for its municipal fleet vehicles.

Clean Energy to Fuel Brookhaven Municipal Waste Fleet

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded the contract by the Town of Brookhaven, New York, to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Industry Excellence Awards Announced

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry as part of the opening day of the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008.

Aspen Testing Toyota Highlander Hybrid for Police Work

ASPEN, CO – In efforts to go "green", the Aspen Police Department have been testing a hybrid patrol car, the 2008 Toyota Highlander hybrid, as a way to do their part in reducing the city’s carbon footprint and minimize effects on the environment.

Windell Mitchell (center) accepted congratulations on his 2008 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award from (left) Phil Fitzgerald, representing Automotive Resources International, the award sponsor, and Mike Antich, editor, Government Fleet magazine.<br /><br />

Windell Mitchell Chosen 2008 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

SALT LAKE CITY – Capping a career in public service that spanned more than 30 years, Windell Mitchell, fleet manager for King County, Wash., Department of Transportation, was named 2008 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year in an award ceremony at the NAFA 2008 Institute & Expo May 4.

Become a NAFA Certified Automotive Fleet Manager at The Government Fleet Expo

SAN DIEGO – The Government Fleet Expo and Conference will offer the NAFA Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) on June 8. Attendees interested in participating need to register before the May 23 exam application deadline at www.nafa.org/exams.

Purchase Audit Shows City of Tampa Overspending on Gas

TAMPA, FL – The city of Tampa underwent an internal audit examining gas purchases made with city-issued credit cards.

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