Government Fleet News

Biodiesel a No-Go in Waste Fleet

SCOTTSBORO, AL – The Jackson County Commission has voted to discontinue its trial use of an alternative fuel in three trash collection trucks.

City of Pocatello Begins Biodiesel Project

POCATELLO, IDAHO – The City of Pocatello is beginning their biodiesel pilot project. A total of five departments in the city are involved in the project and will begin to use biodiesel fuel.

License Plate Scanners Help Recover Stolen Cars, But Raise Concerns

PHOENIX – Officer David Callister was about to drive past the 1991 Nissan sedan when an alert sounded inside his cruiser and an image of a license plate flashed on his laptop. It was a signal that the vehicle was stolen.

Anderson Police Department Picks Lucas Oil

ANDERSON, IN – Forrest Lucas, founder and president of Lucas Oil Products, announced on March 1, 2006, his plan to invest $122 million over the next 20 years to name the new stadium under construction in downtown Indianapolis the Lucas Oil Stadium.

For Flexcar, No Way Around New Tax

SEATTLE – Thousands of King County residents who use the Flexcar car-sharing service will be charged an extra 9.7-percent rental car tax after the state Department of Revenue determined that car-sharing services were essentially rental car businesses.

Lake Havasu City Fleet Considers Using Biodiesel

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ – City vehicles in Lake Havasu City may soon be running on biodiesel, a vegetable-based fuel that burns cleaner than traditional diesel fuel.

Missouri Governor Accepts E-85 Hybrid for State Fleet

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A new Ford E-85 Escape Hybrid, made at the Claycomo, Mo., plant, has joined the fleet of state cars.

Armarillo Police Department Installs Rumbling Sirens in Cars

ARMARILLO, TEXAS – The Amarillo Police Department recently installed new siren devices on some of its patrol vehicles.

Merchants Leasing Sponsors Webinar on Alternative Fuel Fleets Oct. 25

MANCHESTER, NH – The upcoming Web seminar, “Green Fleet Vehicles — What You Should Know,” is now available to those companies concerned about greenhouse gases, fuel economy, global climate change, and the environment.

EPA Releases Underground Storage Tank Guidelines

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its final “Grant Guidelines to States for Implementing the Operator Training Provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Auburn University Buses Switch to Alternative Fuel

AUBURN, AL – The orange and blue Tiger Transit buses at Auburn University are now being fueled with biodiesel.

New Mexico State University Goes Green With On-Campus Vehicles

LAS CRUCES, NM – The latest “green machine” on the New Mexico State University (NMSU) campus is the newly acquired Global Electric Motorcar (GME).

King County and WestStart to Host National Clean Vehicles Conference in Seattle

SEATTLE – King County is teaming up with local and national policymakers and industry innovators for the first-ever Clean Vehicles Now! Conference, held on Sept. 19 at Qwest Field in Seattle from 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

Hawaii Takes the First Step to Being a 100 Percent Biodiesel State

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii is taking a big step toward becoming a green state with the policy they have enacted with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) in association with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Dodge City Commission Legalized Use of Work-Site Vehicles on City Roads

DODGE CITY, KS - The Kansas Legislature decided in 2006 that use of work vehicles on public roadways was illegal unless each individual city legalized them.

Hancock Sheriff Getting Big New Fuel Tank

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS - Katrina lesson learned: A sheriff's department can't do much without cars, trucks, or gasoline.

National Gas Vehicle Institute Annouces NGV Safety and CNG Fueling Station Training Oct. 1 - 5

OAKLAND, CA -The National Gas Vehicle Institute will be offering NGV Safety and CNG Fueling Station Training with no registration fees.

Man Arrested on Charges of Bombing Police Car

ORTING, WA – According to federal agents, a man charged with using a pipe bomb to destroy a police car last year has been arrested.

Anderson Wants City Vehicles on the Move, Not Idling

SALT LAKE CITY - Mayor Rocky Anderson has a new rule for city workers: If the car is running, it had better be moving, too.

York County Natural Gas Selects GTG to Implement New GIS Software Solutions

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG) announced today that York County, South Carolina Natural Gas has upgraded LGviewer to Community Connect.

Campuses Join War on Gas-Guzzlers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The downsizing trend is catching on at college campuses, where new businesses are now renting cars to students and staff members who don't want or need a vehicle on campus.

Sampson County Needs A New Fleet

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. - Sampson County is in dire need of new patrol cars. The vehicles in the current fleet are worn-out and have lots of miles on them. Sheriff officials thought they had a solution, but County Commissioners put the freeze on it.

Sheriff's Department Receives Two New Vehicles

COFFEE COUNTY, AL - Coffee County Sheriff's Department deputies are trying out two new 2007 Dodge Chargers to weigh the pros and cons of the models.

City Decals Abolished Starting In 2008

RADFORD, VA - Radford City Council voted unanimously Monday to abolish vehicle decals in the city.

City Looking At Anti-Idling Policy

ONTARIO, CA - Council members are looking to adopt an anti-idling policy for municipally-owned vehicles.


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