Government Fleet News

Voting Open for 2008 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting is now open for Automotive Fleet's 2008 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year.

Oklahoma Biofuels Conference to be Held Oct. 16-17

OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahoma continues to research and develop its alternative-fuel sources and production, the Governor of Oklahoma will host GROW: Oklahoma Biofuels Conference, October 16-17 in Oklahoma City.

Missouri DOT Awards Bid to CCG/FASTER

NORFOLK, VA – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has selected CCG Systems, Inc.'s FASTER Fleet Management System through a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for Fuel/Fleet Management System Installation Services.

California Taxpayers Foot Bill for Legislators' Company Car Crashes

SACRAMENTO, CA –Among the many perks the 80 members of the California State Assembly receive, in addition to a car of their choosing, is a benefit that pays to fix any damage to that vehicle.

Sarasota County Adds a Biodiesel Blend to Fleet Vehicles

CHARLOTTE, NC – Sarasota County has switched to B-5, a blend of petroleum diesel and five-percent biofuel made from soybeans.

Helac PowerTilt Significantly Increases Machine Versatility

Seattle – Helac PowerTilt, a construction equipment attachment from Helac Corporation, has been designed.

Miles Electric Vehicles Debuts Zero Emissions All-Electric Truck at FedFleet Expo

ORLANDO, FL – Miles Electric Vehicles, maker of an advanced line of low-speed all-electric cars and trucks, debuted.

GSA Co-Sponsors FedFleet 2007

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) kicked off the 7th Annual National Motor Vehicle.

Payment Policy Changed for the Use of a Private Vehicle While on Official Business

WILLMAR, MN – Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto said state law prohibits public entities from paying.

Pasadena's ‘Green Fleet' Is Growing

PASADENA, CA – Hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles are popping up everywhere in the City of Pasadena's fleet.

Lexington County in South Carolina OKs Funding for Agency Vehicles

COLUMBIA, SC – Lexington County Council has approved spending $757,000.

Volusia County Car Fleet Goes Green

DAYTONA, FL – George Baker, who is in charge of Volusia County's 2,150-vehicle fleet of sedans, SUVs, and fire trucks, is talking about reducing the fleet's emission.

Last Chance to Participate! Public Sector Salary Survey — Are You Paid Enough?

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is currently performing its first annual Public Sector Salary Survey.

Knox County Audit Set to Expand to Fleet Fuel Card Usage

KNOXVILLE, TN – Knox County auditor Richard Walls will expand his audit.

Ethanol Drives Fuel Plan for Connecticut State Fleet

HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she wants to reduce the amount of gasoline state vehicles consume.

GSA Begins Short-Term Vehicle Lease Program

ORLANDO, FL – The General Services Administration (GSA) is offering short-term car rentals.

Penton's EquipmentWatch Launches Enhanced Fleet Manager With New Green Guide Valuation Capabilities

NEW YORK – Penton Media's EquipmentWatch, a provider of online heavy equipment data, has launched its latest version of EquipmentWatch Fleet Manager, now including Green Guide online valuation data for construction equipment and lift trucks.

AFVi Presents Biofuels Forum on Sept. 20

LAS VEGAS – On Sept. 20, from 8 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is holding a one-day forum called, “Biofuels Drive Economic Solutions.”

ZAP Launches Electric Car Charging Resource on the Web

SANTA ROSA, CA – ZAP has launched a Web site where owners of electric cars can find and report the location of public and private charging outlets.

Ames, Iowa, Fleet Goes Green

AMES, IA – The City of Ames has joined the long list of organizations that are turning their fleets green.

7th Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Meeting to Be Held Sept. 19–21

SEATTLE – WestStart and the U.S. Army National Automotive Center (NAC) are holding the 7th Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Meeting Sept. 19–21 in Seattle.

Castle Rock Public Works Director Wants ‘Green Fleet' Policy

CASTLE ROCK, CO – Castle Rock Public Works Director Bob Goebel announced Jun. 15 that his department wants the town to develop a policy that would mandate replacement of Castle Rock's petroleum-powered vehicles with flex-fuel, hybrid, and bio-diesel powered cars and trucks.

Honda to Launch New Hybrid in 2009

TOKYO – Honda confirmed that it will “offer a new dedicated hybrid vehicle in 2009 at a price level lower than the Civic Hybrid.

Putnam County Looks to Switch to Biodiesel for County Fleet

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – Putnam County fleet vehicles may soon switch to the use of biodiesel.

Moline Mayor Pushes Flex-Fuel for the City

MOLINE, IL – Moline Mayor Don Welvaert said the city has taken cleaner air to heart.

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