Government Fleet News

Jay Leno Adds Vectrix Scooters to Garage

MIDDLETOWN, RI - Vectrix two- and three-wheel ZEVs have entered one of the world’s rarest car collections, Jay Leno’s Garage ( Leno’s interest in alternative-fuel vehicles prompted him to test drive Vectrix — an all-electric scooter that has the horsepower to ride on the freeway.

State of Illnois Sells Vehicles Online

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Bidders from all over the country recently logged onto the State of Illinois Web site to find bargain vehicles.

Tehama County Fleet to Go Green

RED BLUFF, CA – Tehama County’s vehicle fleet is going green. Supervisors recently approved the bid specifications for four new hybrid sedans and one new hybrid SUV for the Department of Social Services.

Putnam County Take-Home Vehicle Policy Analyzed by Local Paper

PALATKA, FL – Policies vary on the personal use of government vehicles in Putnam County, including the employee’s job and for which agency or department the employee works, according to results of research by the Daily News.

Pittsburgh Mayor Vetoes Council's Plan for City Vehicles

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl vetoed the City Council’s plan to slash city take-home vehicles and swapped it with his own plan.

Montgomery County Urges Residents’ Use of Ethanol & CNG Fueling Stations

WASHINGTON – With the average nationwide price at the pump hitting $3.26 a gallon, Montgomery County is reminding the public that there are cheaper alternatives available for those driving flexible fuel or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

City of Fayetteville Adds First Hybrid to Fleet

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The City of Fayetteville’s first hybrid vehicle, a Ford Escape for the Police Department’s park patrol, should be a good investment for the city.

Johnston Firefighters Add Custom Truck to Fleet

DES MOINES, IOWA – A $550,000 custom-made fire engine will improve rescue efficiency during emergency situations in Johnston and Grimes, Iowa.

Propane Alternative-Fuel Road Show Comes to California

SACRAMENTO, CA – From Apr. 16-18, the Propane Alternative-Fuel Road Show is allowing attendees to drive the next generation propane vehicle technology in Sacramento, Fresno, and Los Angeles, California.

Brookhaven Downsizes Vehicle Fleet

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. – The issue of vehicle control in the town of Brookhaven has been at the epicenter of controversy for the past year. In the most recent round of controversy, Second District Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Sixth District Councilman Keith Romaine recently called for the elimination of taxpayer-funded vehicles, gas, insurance, repairs and maintenance for certain town personnel.


Goldhammer Appointed COO for E.J. Ward, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO – E.J. Ward, Inc. has appointed Troy Goldhammer to chief operating officer (COO). Goldhammer, previously served as vice president, strategy and has been with E.J Ward, Inc. for five years.


Gill Joins FLD’s Government Division as Business Development Manager

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Bobby Gill has joined FLD, Inc., one of the largest privately held automobile remarketing companies in the United States, as business development manager in the Government Division.

City Facing Cut in Vehicle Funds; $400,000 Less for Fuel, Service

TOLEDO, OHIO – Toledo City Council’s decision to slash $400,000 from a fund that pays for fuel and service to the city’s 2,100 vehicles surprised some Finkbeiner administration officials.

California Lowers Auto Emissions Rule

SACRAMENTO, CA – California regulators have drastically cut the number of zero-emission vehicles required to be sold in the state by the year 2014, a decision that frustrated environmentalists but came as a relief to auto manufacturers.

Bids or Requests for Proposals Should Be Sought for Luzerne County Van Maintenance

KINGSTON, PA – Luzerne County officials have discovered another purchase that should be bid out — routine maintenance of the county transportation department vans.

Montgomery County Gets Word Out About Alt-Fueling Station

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – Montgomery County’s Division of Fleet Management Services is attempting to get the word out to the public about their alternative fueling station for flexible fueling vehicles located at 16640 Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville.

Scottsdale Considers City Environmental Office

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Scottsdale could establish a new Office of Environmental Policy to research and oversee “green” programs and handle federal environmental mandates.

From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank

SANTA CRUZ, CA – The City of Santa Cruz is thinking of becoming a biofuel producer. Ron Pomerantz, a longtime Santa Cruz resident and member of the city Public Works Commission, would like to see the city scoop up old oil from local restaurants and convert it into biodiesel for the city’s diesel fleet.

City of Long Branch Focuses on Leaner and Greener Fleet

LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider Energy Review Committee met recently for a brain-storming session on how to create a more environmentally friendly city. Reducing police car idling and installing alternate refueling stations for the city’s fleet.

City of Florence Explores Alternative Fuels for Fleet

FLORENCE, AL – City vehicles and equipment that use diesel fuel may soon smell more like home cooking as Florence explores an initiative to take residential cooking oil away from clogging the city’s sewers and recycle it into biodiesel.

Portia Volunteer Fire Department Adds Truck to Fleet

PORTIA, AR – The Portia Volunteer Fire Department is able to serve the community better thanks to the addition of a third pumper truck to the fleet, which will serve as the new main engine.

Hydrogen Fuel Station Opens in White Plains

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - With a history of using alternative-fuel vehicles long before it became chic, White Plains now is the Northeast hub — and one of three cities nationwide — for a model program designed to put hydrogen-powered cars in consumers’ hands.

SoundOff Signal Announces New Product

HUDSONVILLE, MI - SoundOff Signal has taken their powerful little LED3 Mini Light and made it into a versatile line of interior windshield lights available in 4, 8 or 12 LED3 module lengths, called UltraLite Windshield lights.

10 Reasons to Attend the Government Fleet Expo & Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA – The Government Fleet Expo & Conference 2008 will be held Jun. 8-10, 2008, at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

Bruce County Works to Go Green

BRUCE COUNTY, ONTARIO – Bruce County is working toward going green. The county is looking into fleet management policies that would encourage hybrids and reduce idling.


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