Government Fleet News

Proposal to Increase Number of Clean-Fuel Vehicles in Clark County Fleet

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Clark County Commission received a status report on efforts to convert more than 2,600 county vehicles into a cleaner, greener fleet.

Sebastian County Receives Vehicle Bids

FT. SMITH, AR – Sebastian County Associate County Administrator Cindy Hulsey opened bids for 13 new vehicles.

Mobile Command Vehicle to Join Tinley Park Police Fleet

TINLEY PARK, IL – A mobile command vehicle will be added to the Tinley Park police department's fleet within the next two weeks.

Biodiesel Fuel Quality Program Continues to Expand

SAN ANTONIO, TX – After three years of growth that has seen biodiesel demand triple annually, the industry continues to gain ground in the challenge of enforcing fuel quality standards.

“Too Tired to Walk,” Man Steals Police Car

TOKYO, JAPAN – A Japanese man told police he stole a patrol car that had been left idling outside a post office in Gunma, north of Tokyo, because he was too tired to walk home.

Phoenix Looks to Reduce Growing Trash Costs

PHOENIX, AZ – Once a week, the average Phoenix household closes the lid on a garbage can packed with 49 pounds of trash.

City of Prescott Kicks Off Construction of New Central Fleet Garage

PRESCOTT, AR – The City of Prescott plans for a new central garage has far-reaching impacts on city operations.

Lake County Submits Annual Replacement Plan for Police Vehicles

MADISON, SD – Lake County Sheriff Roger Hartman has presented Lake County Commissioners with an annual plan for purchasing patrol vehicles, as well as a request for a server for backup of computer files.

City of Austin Aims for Zero CO2 Emissions by 2020

AUSTIN, TX – The City of Austin announced an aggressive climate protection plan to cut its carbon dioxide emissions to almost nothing by 2020.

John Madison University Switches to Ethanol

HARRISONBURG, VA – In an attempt to be more environmentally friendly and to educate the public about gasoline alternatives, James Madison University (JMU) is switching all of its 280 gasoline-powered vehicles to a 10-percent ethanol blend.

District of Columbia Fleet Reduction Goal Offset by Contract for 15 New Trucks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cutting the District of Columbia's government's fleet by 150 vehicles within 90 days, as demanded by Mayor Adrian Fenty, will have to wait, as D.C. recently contracted with a Virginia dealership to purchase 15 new pickup trucks.

City of San Bernardino to Add 20 LNG Refuse Vehicles to Fleet

SAN BERNARDINO, CA -- The City of San Bernardino Fleet Division will be taking delivery of 20 LNG (liquid natural gas) refuse vehicles starting in April 2007 with an additional 13 LNG vehicles to be placed on order in the next fiscal year.

Deadline for Government Fleet Magazine Nominations for 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award is March 6th.

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is accepting nominations for the 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

Ford Sells More Than 50,000 Crown Victoria Police Interceptors in 2006-CY

DEARBORN, MI - Out of 160,000 total government sales in the 2006-CY, Ford sold more than 50,000 Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.

Minneapolis to Install GPS in All Squad Cars, Fire Trucks, and Ambulances

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Every squad car, fire truck, and ambulance in Minneapolis is getting a state-of-the-art GPS tracking system installed.

Bayne Relocates Headquarters

GREENVILLE, SC – Bayne Premium Lift Systems, a manufacturer of hydraulic cart lifters for refuse collection vehicles and commercial/industrial applications, has moved its headquarters houses offices and manufacturing less than four miles from its former Greenville location.

New Kubota KX080-3 Features Direct-Injection Engine

TORRANCE, CA – Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) has introduced the KX080-3, its largest and most advanced excavator to date. Designed especially for work environments where space is limited, but additional power, capacity, and efficiency are required, this eight-ton, tight-tailswing excavator offers more than 14,000 pounds of breakout force.

Snap-on Wins Frost & Sullivan's Technicians' Choice Awards By Considerable Margin

KENOSHA, WI – Snap-on Incorporated has won seven 2006 Technicians' Choice Awards from global growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan.

Odyne's Hybrid Electric Technology on Display in a Municipal Waste Truck

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corporation CEO Roger Slotkin was a featured speaker at the kickoff event of the Greater Long Island Clean Cities 2007 Seminar Series, “Alternative Fuels in the Carting Industry.”

MTS Allstream Goes ‘Live' With FleetFocus

RESTON, VA – MTS Allstream Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., has gone ‘live' with FleetFocus, the MAXIMUS Web-based fleet management system.

Caterpillar Purchases Remy's Diesel Remanufacturing Businesses

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. has acquired Franklin Power Products, Inc. (FPP) and International Fuel Systems, Inc. (IFS), subsidiaries of Remy International, Inc., for $150 million.

GSA Uses Real-Time Data to Monitor Fleet Card Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – General Services Administration (GSA) fleet card managers and auditors rely on data to spot fraud and abuse of government charge cards.

Miami PD Used Segway PTs to Patrol Super Bowl XLI

MIAMI, FL – The Miami-Dade Police Department used Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) to provide security services at Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4 and throughout the week preceding the event.

Oklahoma Introduces ‘Right to Repair Act'

Oklahoma has introduced The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, HB 1584, which allows motorists to choose where, how, and by whom to have their vehicles repaired; whose parts they wish to purchase; and even work on their vehicles themselves.

Worcester Adopts Plan to Reduce Local Greenhouse Emissions

WORCESTER, MA – City Manager Michael O'Brien has submitted to the City Council a comprehensive plan for reducing local greenhouse emissions and identifying alternative energy sources.

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