Government Fleet News

Citrus County Sheriff’s Purchases FASTER

NORFOLK, VA – The Citrus County Sheriff’s office in Inverness, Fla., has purchased CCG Systems, Inc.’s FASTER fleet management system through GSA.

Oakland International Airport to Purchase 26 New CNG-Powered Shuttle Buses for AirBART and Rental Car Services

OAKLAND, CA – The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners recently authorized the purchase of 26 new CNG-powered AirBART and rental car shuttle buses that will be deployed at Oakland International Airport (OAK) beginning in 2009.

Moline Wants to Install a 10,000-Gallon E-85 Fuel Tank

MOLINE, IL – City officials hope to save Moline money by having its owns 10,000-gallon E-85 tank.

City of Ferndale Forms Agreement With Enterprise Fleet Management

FERNDALE, MI – The City of Ferndale, Mich., has entered into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to reduce the cost of operating the city’s 51 fleet vehicles.

Polk County Full Speed Ahead on Ways to Save on Gas

POLK COUNTY, FL – High fuel prices have driven Polk County agencies to find ways to save.

State of Connecticut Seeking More Fuel-Efficient Fleet

HARTFORD, CT – The state of Connecticut wants to add more hybrids and traditional high-mileage, gasoline-powered compact cars to its vehicle fleet in order to bump up fuel efficiency.

High Fuel Prices Drive the City of Jacksonville to Downsize Vehicle Fleet

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Jacksonville officials, facing an $11.4 million jump in fuel costs, are downsizing the city’s vehicle fleet

Nonprofit Aims to Help Towns Make Switch to Biodiesel

PORTSMOUTH, NH – New Hampshire has created Green Start, a new statewide nonprofit organization based in Portsmouth that is working to make biodiesel for vehicles so commonplace in New Hampshire that it will be found at the local gas station

Raser Developing 100 MPG Plug-in Hybrid Light Truck for Initial Release to Utility and Government Fleets

PROVO, UT – Raser Technologies is developing a 100 mile per gallon (mpg) light truck in addition to a 100 mpg SUV.

GM Announces Partnership With Nationwide Utilities

DETROIT – General Motors Corp. will join 30 utility companies nationwide to accelerate research on electric vehicles.

CHEP Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

ORLANDO, FL – CHEP, the global provider of pallet and container pooling services leasing, has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership.

Nissan and Tennessee Form Electric Vehicle Partnership

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan Motor Co., planning to offer electric cars in the U.S. as early as 2010, said Tennessee and its main electric utility may set up charging stations to promote use of non-polluting vehicles.

Mayor Wants to Cut Take-Home Vehicles for Rochester Employees

ROCHESTER, NY – Mayor Robert Duffy recently turned in his city-issued Chevy Trailblazer and said he plans to cut the remaining fleet of employee take-home vehicles by up to 90 percent.

Frostburg State University Adds Hybrids to Vehicle Fleet

FROSTBURG, MD – Frostburg State University's vehicle’s fleet now includes five hybrids to replace less-efficient vehicles.

Growing Camelina Could Bring $80 Million to Colorado's Economy

GOLDEN, CO – In a step toward U.S. energy independence, Blue Sun Biodiesel has earned an ACRE grant from the state of Colorado to commercialize a non-food energy crop, camelina, for use in biodiesel.

Petro Vend C/OPT Fuel Control System Now Available

HODGKINS, IL– OPW Fuel Management Systems, a business unit of OPW Fueling Components, has made available its Petro Vend C/OPT Fuel Control System with a FSC3000 fuel site controller built directly inside the fuel island terminal.

The 750,000th skid-steer loader manufactured by Bobcat is driven off the line at the manufacturing plant in Gwinner, N.D.

Bobcat Manufactures 750,000th Skid-Steer Loader

WEST FARGO, ND – Bobcat Company has manufactured its 750,000th skid-steer loader, reaching the milestone 50 years after the Melroe and Keller brothers partnered.

West Virginia Reviews State Fleet

CHARLESTON, WV – The Secretary for the Department of Administration says they’re doing what they can do to reign in fuel costs for state employees with gas prices at more than four dollars a gallon in many parts of West Virginia.

City of Victorville Donates Historic Fire Engine

VICTORVILLE, CA – The Victorville Fire Department has donated a historic 1956 International fire truck to train future firefighters.

Nashville Metro Police to Cut Fleet

NASHVILLE, TN – The Metro Police Department has parked 134 vehicles to comply with the mayor’s call to reduce the fleet and save money on gas.

Two More Sites Purchase FASTER Fleet Management System

NORFOLK, VA – Harford County, Md., and the Town of Windsor, Colo., have purchased the FASTER fleet management system for implementation.

Reznor Introduces New Waste Oil Heater

MEMPHIS, TN – Thomas & Betts HVAC Division, Reznor, has added models RA-250 and RAD-250 Waste Oil Heaters to their line of products specifically designed for recycling used oils into free shop heat.

TOMPKINS

Code 3, Inc. Names Tompkins President

ST. LOUIS, MI – Dale Tompkins was named President of Code 3, Inc., a manufacturer of safety equipment, lighting, and electronics for police and fire departments, emergency medical services, and the construction industry.

Shaw Plant Uses Biodiesel From Cooking Oil

DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries Plant 65 in Andalusia, Ala., has announced a facility-wide initiative to collect and use local cooking oil as a source of biodiesel.

City of Grayslake to Begin Using Low-Emissions Fuel for Public Works Vehicles

GRAYSLAKE, IL – Biodiesel fuel will now be used by Grayslake Public Works Department vehicles.

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