Government Fleet News

Mandeville Reviewing City Vehicle Policy

MANDEVILLE, LA – After Mayor Eddie Price crashed his luxury city SUV into a toll-booth barrier after being intoxicated, the Mandeville City Council is reviewing the policy governing the operation of city vehicles.

City of Burlington Pursues Energy-Efficient Fleet

BOSTON – Burlington’s town meeting recently approved the first year of a five-year plan to replace the town’s non-emergency fleet with new, more fuel-efficient vehicles, phasing out the use of former cruisers. Offers Free Cell Phone Headsets to Those Ticketed Under the New Law

SAN FRANCISCO -, an online retailer of telephone headsets, will offer a free cell phone headset to anyone who sends them a copy of their traffic citation for making calls while driving.

City Replacing Vehicles After 52,000 Miles

ELGIN, IL – Naperville’s City Council voted to spend $222,000 for 10 replacement vehicles with about 52,000 miles on them.

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Texas Fleet Managers Organize RMFMA Chapter

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Thirty three fleet professionals met recently in Austin, Texas, and voted to submit their request for approval as the next chapter of the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA).

City of Austin, Texas, Successfully Achieved National Fleet Certification

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Jim Wright, president of Fleet Counselor Services Inc. (FCS), announced the City of Austin, Texas, has successfully achieved National Fleet Certification.

Westminster Adds Smith Newton 7.5t Truck to Fleet

BASINGSTOKE, ENGLAND - Westminster TranServ, the Balfour Beatty, and Mouchel Group joint venture, which provides highways maintenance, street lighting, and management technology services to Westminster City Council, has boosted its ‘green fleet’ with a Smith Newton 7.5t truck with a tipper body.

Blue Sky Award 2008 winners pose with their awards with CALSTART CEO and President, John Boesel; California Energy Commissioner, Jim Boyd. (l-r): John Boesel, CALSTART, G&#246;ran V&#228;rmby, Environmental Director, Business Region G&#246;teborg, Jim Boyd, Lupe Valdez, Director of Public Policy, Union Pacific, Brian Griley, President, Southern Counties Express, Ken Davis, President, Light &amp; Medium Duty, Truck Group, Eaton Corporation, Jeffrey Krakowiak, Senior Vice President, Marketing &amp; Sales

CALSTART Blue Sky Awards Presented

LOS ANGELES - CALSTART (, a provider in advanced transportation technologies consortium, recently presented winners with its prestigious 2008 Blue Sky Award.

CleanFUEL USA Unveils Cleanest Certified Fuel Engine on the Road Today

SAN DIEGO – CleanFUEL USA provides the transportation industry the first CARB and EPA certified liquid propane fuel system with the potential to counterbalance steadily increasing petroleum fuel prices.

Link to Fleet Hall of Fame Added to Fleet Participation Page

TORRANCE, CA – All of the current surveys, questionnaires, and more for Automotive Fleet, Government Fleet, and Work Truck are available at

Extech Data Systems Announces Three-Inch Portable Printers for Parking Enforcement

WALTHAM, MA – Extech Data Systems, a developer of portable printers for enterprise-wide applications, announces its new portable three-inch battery-operated receipt printers for parking enforcement.

Taxpayer’s Group Recognizes City of San Diego Fleet Services

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen’s group promoting cost-efficient government operations, presented a Golden Watchdog award to the City of San Diego’s Fleet Services Division.

Municipalities Cut Back to Fuel Vehicles

RALEIGH, NC – Wake County Fleet Director Thomas Kuryla is having to be creative due to rising fuel costs.

City of Indianapolis Mulls Surcharge for Take-Home Vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS – Soaring gas prices are forcing the City of Indianapolis to look at ways to cut fleet costs.

Hernando County Dealing With Gas Crisis

BROOKSVILLE, FL – Hernando County Fleet Director Jack Stepongzi said he’s paying about $3.50 to $3.60 per gallon to gas up his 500-vehicle fleet.

Ethanol to Fuel New Road Fleet for U.S. Air Force

WASHINGTON - A new fleet of off road vehicles in the U.S. Air Force will operate on E-85 fuel.

U.S. Department of Transportation Fleet Fuel Standard Review

WASHINGTON – The nation’s fleet of new cars and trucks will be required to achieve 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015.

Cities Going Green as Gas Prices Go Higher

SALT LAKE CITY – As gasoline prices continue to skyrocket, more cities are going green.

State of Indiana Use of E-85 Doesn’t Match Push to Produce

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a drive to become a leading ethanol producer, Indiana’s state government lags neighboring states in purchasing vehicles that can run on E-85.

Ford Delivers Escape Hybrid Delivers to Los Angeles County Lifeguards

LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor Company teamed up with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, a division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, to help save lives while protecting the environment.

Number of APWA Certified Fleet Professionals tops 40

KANSAS CITY, MO – Since the program’s launch in September 2006, 41 fleet professionals from the U.S. and Canada have earned credentials as Certified Public Fleet Professionals (CPFP) from the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Government Fleet Expo Starts in 5 Days

SAN DIEGO - Pre-registration for GFX closes tomorrow morning! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn and network with the best of the best.

Earth Biofuels Subsidiary Renews LNG Supply Contract With City of

LONG BEACH, CA – Earth Biofuels, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Applied LNG Technologies, LLC (ALT) has renewed its contract to provide the City of Long Beach, Calif., with liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Less Waste, Longer Life Are Key Features of New Aqueous Parts Cleaner

SKOKIE, IL - The new Oil Eater 45-gallon water-based parts washer reduces the need and cost of disposal service and its industrial-grade HDPE resin tank provides for long and trouble-free operation.

Top 10 Public Works Professionals in North America Named

KANSAS CITY, MO – The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently named 10 public works professionals as 2008 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year. Marking the 49th year of the award, the honor is among the most coveted presented by the Association.


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