Government Fleet News

City of Youngstown to Review Policy Regarding Take-Home City Vehicles

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Youngstown, Ohio, Police Department garage foreman who uses a city truck to commute 100 miles round-trip to his lake cabin in Pennsylvania is within the current policy, but the policy will be discussed next year during a full review of take-home vehicles.

Pay Hike Boosts N.H. Plow Drivers' Ranks

CONCORD, NH – For the first time in years, New Hampshire will have nearly a full fleet of plow drivers to clear state roads.

Plans for Natural Gas Trucks Approved for Ports of Long Beach & Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have approved a landmark Clean Air Action Plan that calls for the replacement of older, ‘dirty' diesel-powered trucks with more than 5,000 heavy-duty natural gas models.

Petro Vend Fuel Controls' System2 Paymentech Software Is Now PCI Data Security Standard Compliant

HODGKINS, IL – System2 Fuel Control System Multi-Network Software is now compliant with the PCI (Payment Card Industry) data security standard enacted in 2005.

Networkcar Identifies Most Common Vehicle Diagnostic Trouble Codes

SAN DIEGO, CA – Networkcar has analyzed diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) gathered from thousands of commercial vehicles across the United States that use its Networkfleet wireless vehicle management system.

UQM Technologies Displays All Electric Silverado Pickup Truck at Electric Drive Transportation Association Exposition in Washington, D.C.

FREDERICK, CO – UQM Technologies, Inc., a developer of alternative-energy technologies, recently displayed an all-electric Silverado pickup truck at the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Promotes Alternative-Fuel Vehicles at the 100th Annual L.A. Auto Show

LOS ANGELES, CA – At this week's 100th annual L.A. Auto Show, Gov. Schwarzenegger highlighted the important role the newest alternate-fuel vehicles play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state and throughout the world.

City of North Las Vegas Implements FASTER

NORFOLK, VA – The City of North Las Vegas, Nev., has implemented CCG Systems, Inc.'s FASTER fleet management system.

First Caterpillar Engine With ACERT Technology for 2007 Certified by EPA

PEORIA, IL – On Nov. 20, 2006, Caterpillar Inc. received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the company's first engine equipped with ACERT Technology for 2007.

2007 Chevy Tahoe Redesigned for Law Enforcement

DETROIT - The redesigned 2007 Chevrolet Police Tahoe delivers more power, enhanced ride and handling qualities, and more safety features than its 2006 counterpart.

Nominations for GF's 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year to Begin Dec. 13

TORRANCE, CA – Nominations for Government Fleet magazine's third-annual 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year begin Dec. 13.

Fleet Counselor Services to Redesign Existing Certification Program

MESA, AZ-Fleet Counselor Services Inc. (FCS) is redesigning its existing certification program, resulting in the introduction of two new product lines for 2007.

Mercury Associates Awarded GSA LogWorld Contract

GAITHERSBURG, MD – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a GSA Logistics Worldwide Services Schedule (LogWorld) contract to Mercury Associates, Inc., an independent fleet management consulting company in North America.

Pittsburgh to Upgrade its Police, Fire, EMS, & Sanitation Fleets

PITTSBURGH, PA – This past summer, the City of Pittsburgh made a $7 million, 86-vehicle upgrade to its fleet of 1,000 cars and trucks.

Odyne Corp. Announces Sales & Marketing Alliance With Nassau Suffolk Truck to Service Fleets in New York Tri-State Region

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corporation has entered into a sales and marketing agreement with Nassau Suffolk Truck, a regional medium-and heavy-duty truck fleet services firm, located in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Manteca Police Use New Tool to Fight Car Theft

MANTECA, CA – The Manteca Police Department's #5143 police car is undergoing a high-tech transformation.

Lift Association Elects Officers & Directors

CORTLAND, NY – The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) elected Jerry Lentz of Challenger Lifts, Inc. (Louisville, KY) to serve as chairman of the board of directors during the Association's recent Annual Membership Meeting.

BAF Recognized With NGV Achievement Award

DALLAS, TX – BAF Technologies, a provider of natural gas and propane vehicle upfits, has received the National NGV Achievement Award given by NGV America and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation.

Alternative Car and Transportation Expo to Feature Advanced Technology Cars

SANTA MONICA, CA – A comprehensive exposition of technologically advanced, alternative-fuel, and high-MPG vehicles will be on display at The Alternative Car and Transportation Expo in Santa Monica, Calif., Dec. 9-10.

Idling Police Cars in Ottawa to Go Under Microscope

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – At a time when its fleet spending is under scrutiny, the Ottawa Police Service has joined a federal research project studying idling cruisers.

Chevron's Lubricants University Introduces New Courses on Automotive and Industrial Greases

SAN RAMON, CA – Chevron's Lubricants University, an educational Web site, is introducing two new courses, “Automotive Grease” and “Industrial Grease,” as part of its course catalog.

Durham Officials to Buy 79 Police Vehicles

DURHAM, NC – Durham officials are preparing to buy 79 new police cars, and say they'll take steps to make sure the new vehicles don't end up parked in a city lot because workers can't equip them fast enough.

Study Indicates Biodiesel Standards Needed

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Two important transport studies have been released in the United States recently — the first gives reasons for introducing and enforcing biodiesel fuel standards, and the other shows massive fuel savings regarding aerodynamic improvements.

Certified Equipment Adds Texas DOT Chassis Inspection

PASADENA, TX – Certified Equipment Sales & Service is adding Texas State Department of Transportation (DOT) chassis inspections to its list of services at its Pasadena, Tex., facility.

Mitch Poe, program operations specialist for the Motor Pool, left of center, and David Carr, Motor Pool manager, right of center, on Monday discuss the process of cleaning out a diesel tank.

University of Washington Motor Pool Is Going Green

SEATTLE, WA – The University of Washington is switching to cleaner fuels and using more hybrid vehicles are part of a larger effort at making more environmentally sound, sustainable choices.

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