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<i>Government Fleet Magazine</i> Now Accepting Nominations for 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

Colquitt County Defends Take-Home Vehicle Policy

MOULTRIE, GA — Colquitt County commissioners recently defended employees who drive county vehicles home, saying that the employees are on call or need them to travel to out-of-office work sites.

Audit Finds Poor Oversight of New Hampshire State Vehicles

CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire does a poor job keeping track of the nearly 2,000 passenger vehicles used by state employees, according to a recent audit.

Hendrix College Adds Two Electric Cars to Fleet

CONWAY, AR – Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. has put two electric cars into service on campus, replacing two older gas-powered vehicles in the college’s fleet.

Edison Police Get Four New Hybrid Cars

EDISON, NJ – Edison Township’s goal to eventually have half its fleet of cars consist of hybrid electrics recently advanced as the police department rolled out four of the energy-saving vehicles.

Two New Electric Cars Join Minneapolis Fleet

MINNEAPOLIS – The City of Minneapolis has added two new electric cars to its fleet. The cars use no gasoline and make almost no sound.

The City of Memphis Announces Deployment of AssetWorks FleetFocus

WAYNE, PA – AssetWorks, a provider of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and Automated Fuel Systems, has signed a fleet management software and implementation services contract with the City of Memphis, Tenn.

Mass. to Retrofit Hybrid Vehicle Fleet to Plug-In

BOSTON – The State of Massachusetts’ may have a new plug-in hybrid with a regular Toyota Prius engine, but the spare tire in the trunk has a look that makes this car special.

Chicago to Cut Back on Plowing Snow on Side Streets

CHICAGO – City of Chicago crews will cut back on plowing side streets this winter in an effort to save money.

Chicago Police to Get Up to 2,000 Tahoes

CHICAGO – Mayor Richard Daley’s administration has signed a $59.2 million contract with a suburban dealership that could pave the way for the Chicago Police Department to convert most of its squad car fleet by 2011 to Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs.

Indianapolis Adds Hybrids to Vehicle Fleet

INDIANAPOLIS – The City of Indianapolis has purchased 85 hybrid vehicles.

City of Rochester Eliminates More Take-Home Vehicles

ROCHESTER, NY – Having already eliminated more than 30 take-home cars, the city now is looking at 80 more — a move that would hit the Police Department hardest, taking back cars assigned to undercover officers, homicide detectives and others.

Mohawk Lift’s Weight Gauge Acts as Diagnostic Tool

AMSTERDAM, NY– Mohawk’s weight gauge (a scale on the lift itself) is now available for all Mohawk two-post lifts from 7,000 to 30,000 lb. capacities.

City of Moline Looks to Save Fuel Costs With E-85 Tank

MOLINE, IL – The City of Moline will save an estimated $27,591 next year in fuel costs by installing its own E-85 tank. The 10,000-gallon tank at the city’s public works garage also will be used by Rock Island County and Metro, the mass transit district.

City of Oxnard Recognized as a California EPA "Green Shop"

OXNARD, CA - Oxnard’s Fleet Services Transfer Truck shop at the Del Norte Transfer Facility has been recognized as a "Model Pollution Prevention (P2) Auto Repair Shop" by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for its exceptional efforts to reduce hazardous waste, water and air emissions.

City of Long Beach Named No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America

LONG BEACH, CA - Beating out cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and Colorado Springs, the City of Long Beach recently earned the No.1 Government Green Fleet in North America recognition.

Nissan to Supply EVs to Oregon State Fleet in 2010

PORTLAND, OR – Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has said that Nissan will supply electric vehicles to the state government’s fleet in 2010. The announcement came after Kulongoski met with Nissan executives as part of his business mission to Japan and China.

Briggs Named Director, Fleet Administration for King County

SEATTLE – Mary Jo Briggs succeeds Windell Mitchell, who retired last May, as director, fleet administration division for King County Department of Transportation.

City of Rochester Mayor Seeks to Decrease Number of Take-Home Vehicles

ROCHESTER, NY – Having already eliminated more than 30 take-home cars, the City of Rochester now is looking at 80 more — a move that would hit the police department hardest.

Learn How to Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity at GFX 2009

DENVER - The 2009 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) will take place Jun. 8-10, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center in Denver. GFX will cover crucial issues and offer new solutions that are working relating to topics such as reducing fuel costs, maintenance costs, vehicle and equipment lifecycle costs.

GEM Launches 2009-MY Electric Vehicles

FARGO, ND– Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) has launched its 2009-model-year line with a variety of option packages.

NaturalDrive Obtains EPA Certification for CNG Impala Retrofit

PHOENIX – NaturalDrive Partners, LLC has obtained EPA certification for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) retrofit of 2008 Chevrolet Impala sedans powered by 3.5L and 3.9L flex-fuel engines in models LS, LT, LTZ, as well as law enforcement packages 9C1 and 9C3.

Problems Plague U.S. Government's Flex-Fuel Fleet

WASHINGTON - The costly effort to put more workers into vehicles powered by ethanol and other fuel alternatives has been fraught with problems.

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Saltzgiver Has Been Named Fleet Director for the State of Georgia

ATLANTA- Steve Saltzgiver has been named fleet director for the State of Georgia, headquartered in Atlanta.

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