Government Fleet News

Komatsu America Corp. Provides Recommendations for Biodiesel Use

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – With an increased interest in emissions and reducing the use of petroleum distillate based fuels, some governments and regulating bodies are encouraging the use of biofuels.

University Fleet Continues to Grow

NEW JERSEY– Alan Binstein, director of Logistical Services for The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), has taken on more responsibility that started out 10 years ago as the assistant coordinator of Transportation with seven employees and 150 vehicles.

Mopar Introduces a New 3-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty

CENTER LINE, MI – Mopar, Chrysler LLC’s original equipment parts manufacturer and supplier, has introduced a new three-year/100,000-mile warranty on its remanufactured powertrain assemblies for Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles.

Employees Prohibited to Take Home City-Owned Vehicles

LORAIN, OHIO – City employees will not be allowed to take their city-owned or city-leased vehicles home beginning Mar. 10.

Fleet One Awarded Kentucky Contract

NASHVILLE, TN – Fleet One, LLC, a provider of fuel cards and fleet-related payment solutions to businesses and government agencies with vehicles, was selected by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to a four-year contract for government entities to be able to use the Fleet One Local fuel card at more than 1,000 retail locations throughout Kentucky.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Holds Forum

LAS VEGAS – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) will host a who’s who of experts on hand Mar. 26-27 in Orange, Calif., for a two-day forum on the rapidly growing marketplace for natural gas.

Mayor Signs Alternative-Fuel Taxi Legislation

SAN FRANCISCO – Mayor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will enable the purchase of more alternative-fuel taxi cabs for use on San Francisco streets.

Toronto Okays Green Fleet, Green Power

TORONTO – Toronto politicians have unanimously backed measures to make the city fleet more environmentally friendly and to make it easier for residents and businesses to use renewable energy like solar and wind power.

Ken-Tool Introduces Easy-Lift Bead-Seating Stand

AKRON, OHIO – The Easy-Lift Bead-Seating Stand from Ken-Tool is ergonomically designed to increase productivity and reduce back strain and injuries for drivers.

Lubrizol’s GF-5 Web Site Features Up-to-Date Info

CLEVELAND – The Lubrizol Corporation has unveiled its GF-5 Web site, www.GF-5.com. The site provides automotive OEMs, oil marketers, the additive industry, government regulators, oil-related retailers, independent lubricant manufacturers, and consumers with a go-to resource for complete information.

Niagara County Bids for Mobile Defense Vehicle

TONAWANDA, N.Y. – NiagaraCounty is joining forces with its partners in Erie County in a bid to secure additional Homeland Security money from New York State.

State Fleets Are Sidestepping Ethanol Use

WASHINGTON - The state of New Jersey owns more than 2,200 cars and light trucks that run on E-85, a cleaner-burning fuel mix of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

Wood County Commission Considers Vehicle Use Policy

PARKERSBURG, W.V. – Commissioners for Wood County in West Virginia met Feb. 28 with Steve Rawlings of the West Virginia Liability Insurance Pool about the possible implementing a county vehicle-use policy.

Rotary Expands Government Sales Program

MADISON, IN – Rotary Lift, a manufacturer of vehicle lifts and productivity tools, has expanded its government sales program and is now offering 145 products to governmental customers through its GSA contract.

City of Olympia Buys First Electric Vehicle

OLYMPIA, WA – The City of Olympia received $11,000 from the Olympia Regional Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) to purchase its first electric vehicle.

City Unveils Plan to Expand its ‘Green Fleet’

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA – From Smart Cars to hybrids to biodiesel fuel, the City of London is looking to reduce its carbon footprint through the expansion of its green fleet vehicles.

Agile Access Control, Inc. & Fleet One Launch Fuel Module

CAMPBELL, CA – The creators of FleetCommander fleet and motor pool management software, and Fleet One, provider of fuel cards and fleet-related payment solutions, have deployed the software solution integrating the companies’ two products.

Adams Electric Will Own Plug-In Hybrid Utility

GETTYSBURG, PA – Adams Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Gettysburg, Pa., says it will be the first utility in the United States to own and operate a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) bucket truck.

Wake County Fleet Management Employee Killed

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Wake County employee was recently killed in an accident at Wake County General Services Fleet Management.

Clay County Sheriff Seeks Clarification

CLAY COUNTY, KS – Clay County Sheriff Paul Vescovo said that he wants officials to clarify proposed amendments to the county’s vehicle policy.

Bobcat Introduces New Line of Compact Tractors

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Bobcat Company has introduced a new line of compact tractors. Nine models will make up the Bobcat compact tractor line.

Agile FleetCommander to Manage Fleet

CAMPBELL, CA – California Water Service Company is one of the latest fleets to start using Agile FleetCommander fleet and motor pool management software.

SoundOff Signal Introduces New Lightbar

HUDSONVILLE, MI- SoundOff Signal has introduced a new Lightbar, the ETL 5000. This LED Lightbar was designed from input gathered from public safety professionals throughout the industry and was recently enhanced to add a split arrow option, which activates the upper row of LEDs in all the rear arrow modules against the bottom row of LEDs.

National AFVi Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) announce keynote speakers at the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo in Las Vegas on May 11-14.

Collective Data Welcomes Four Cities as New Clients

NORTH LIBERTY, IOWA – Collective Data, Inc., a provider of integrated fleet management solutions, recently announced that Dubuque, Iowa, Corvallis, Ore., Rosenberg, Texas, and Falls Church, Va., have purchased the collectiveFleet information management system in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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