Government Fleet News

University Pushes Ahead With Biodiesel

WASHINGTON – The University of Washington Motor Pool is pushing ahead with its plans to utilize biodiesel in its diesel-powered vehicles.

Quantum Expands Hydrogen Hybrids for U.S. Army

IRVINE, CA – Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has received an order for four additional Ford Escape Hydrogen Hybrid vehicles for the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC).

Global Fleet Sales, Inc. Receives Truck Orders

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Global Fleet Sales, Inc., a producer of modified and baseline Ford vehicles for companies and organizations involved in humanitarian, aid, relief, and development projects, and police services around the world, has received a number of U.S. government contracts

Ocean County Eyes More Hybrid Vehicles

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – As technology improves and prices drop, more hybrid vehicles will be added to the Ocean County fleet.

SoundOff Signal Intros Predator Single & Dual Dash/Deck/Grille Lights

HUDSONVILLE, MI – SoundOff Signal has released its new Predator Dash/Deck/Grille lights, which provides enhanced side visibility by adding lens material on the side of the light for greater light output and enhanced side angle visibility.

Seattle Times, Teamsters on Collision Course Over Truck Outsourcing

CHICAGOThe Seattle Times Co. is leaping into confrontation with the Teamsters Union over its plans to outsource bulk delivery of the two dailies on Feb. 29.

Vancouver Adds Spartan Trucks to its Fire Fleet

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,CANADA – Vancouver has added nine new vehicles to its fleet as part of an 18-vehicle, $12-million purchase that represents the first new additions to Vancouver's fire fleet in 11 years.

In Memoriam: Mark Warren - 1957 - 2008

McKINNEY, TEXAS - Mark Warren, government sales manager for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations, passed away Jan. 18 in McKinney, Texas. He was 50.

Ulster Sheriff Asks for More Cars

KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Ulster County Sheriff's Department is asking the legislature for seven new vehicles for their fleet this year to replace older cruisers and two Department of Corrections vans.

Ohio Reducing Size of Fleet Vehicles in Push to Save Money

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Officials are revving up a plan to replace many of the state's mid-size sedans with the more fuel-efficient Ford Focus.

Napa's Fleet of Vehicles Goes Green

NAPA, CA – The City of Napa's fleet has been certified as a Model Pollution Prevention Facility by the Cal-EPA, for running an environmentally friendly set of vehicles.

Co-owners of Truck Dealership Sentenced in Bribery Case

NEWARK, N.J. - Two brothers who own a truck dealership were sentenced to federal prison terms for bribing officials in Monmouth County so they could secure sales and repair contracts.

Cornell University Selects FleetCommander for Managing 750 Vehicles

CAMPBELL, CA - Agile Access Control, Inc. announced that Cornell University has selected FleetCommander to optimize the management of the university's fleet staff and vehicles.

State of West Virginia May Add Hino Trucks to Fleet

CHARLESTON, WV - Hino Motors may receive some added business with the help of the state of West Virginia.

Idaho Gov. Otter Mandates Added Measures to Improve Fleet Fuel Efficiency

BOISE, IDAHO - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Dec. 20 signed an executive order aimed at improving the fuel efficiency of the state's fleet of vehicles.

New York City Cuts Employee Parking Privileges

NEW YORK CITY- Following months of embarrassing reports on the blogopshere and in the news about city employees abusing their parking privileges, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that the city would reduce the number of parking placards issued to city workers by “at least 20 percent” as of March 1.

Hybrids for Federal Fleet EPACT Compliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (HR 1585) includes an amendment to the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) to allow the federal fleet to acquire hybrids to meet the vehicle acquisition requirements of EPAct.

APWA Urges Immediate Action on Transportation Commission Recommendations

WASHINGTON – The American Public Works Association (APWA) has commended the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission after they recently released recommendations to Congress on the future of transportation funding.

Allegheny County Obtains APWA Accreditation

PITTSBURGH – After undergoing a review that lasted longer than six years, Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Public Works Director Tom Donatelli have received the American Public Works Association (APWA) accreditation from APWA Region II Director Edward Gottko.

100 Hybrid Sedans Help Verizon's Fleet Get Greener in the New Year

NEW YORK - In metropolitan areas across the country, Verizon is adding "green" to the company's traditional red and black colors. One hundred hybrid sedans are replacing gasoline-powered vehicles in Verizon's fleet, for an estimated annual reduction in carbon emissions of 2.63 metric tons per vehicle.

City to start `Waste to Fuel'

GADSDEN, AL -Gadsden's Fleet Management Department plans to kick off next month its "Waste to Fuel" used cooking oil recycling program, where cooking oil from residents and restaurants will be converted to fuel that will be used to power some of the department's vehicles.

Parking Limits OK'd on Alondra

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Vehicles weighing more than 6,000 pounds will no longer be able to park on a portion of the northern side of Alondra Boulevard, officials said.

Council OKs City of Fort Wayne to Utilize GPS

FORT WAYNE, IN - The City of Fort Wayne hopes to track and deploy its police officers after the City Council gave a preliminary OK to buy GPS tracking devices for cruisers.

Rising Fuel Prices Impacts Local Departments

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — With the average price of gas rising and threatening to jump to $4 per gallon, municipal departments such as the department of public works and the police and fire departments in the community have to deal with the changes.

Casella Waste Systems to Outfit More than 800 Vehicles with OPS-1 On-Board Oil Refining System

SHELTON, CT - Oil Purification Systems (OPS) (www.ops-1.com), developer and manufacturer of the OPS on-board oil refining system, recently announced Casella Waste Systems, Inc., a provider of solid waste, recycling and resource management services in the Northeast, has signed an agreement to outfit nearly 850 vehicles in its fleet with the OPS-1 system.

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