Government Fleet News

Auditors Say Pinellas County Government Cars & Fuel Misused

CLEARWATER, FL – A recent audit has accused Pinellas County, Fla., workers of abusing car privileges, and government fuel stations of giving free gas to strangers.

UPS Has One of the Best Accidents Rate in Delivery Industry

ATLANTA, GA – United Parcel Service's (UPS) more than 100,000 drivers average less than one accident for every million miles driven.

Audit Finds 100 of Hartford City's Police Cruisers Underutilized

HARTFORD, CT – An internal audit of the Hartford Police Department (HPD) has uncovered that more than 40 percent of the department's 289 police cruisers are underutilized, and that the city could do a better job filing claims against third parties at fault in police cruiser accidents.

Hennepin County Signs with Maximus

RESTON, VA – MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management software and fuel management solutions, has signed a fleet management software contract with Hennepin County in Minnesota.

Police Vehicle Auction Raises $85,000 for City of Toledo

TOLEDO, OH – Toledo police sold 99 vehicles at auction yesterday, including three snowmobiles, for a total of $95,215.

Ogden Police Force Adds Hybrid Vehicles to Fleet

OGDEN, UT – The Ogden Police Department has four new hybrids and three are Ford Escapes.

City Tracks Employees with GPS

PIKEVILLE, KY – Pikeville, Ken., commissioners have voted to install GPS units in 25 city vehicles.

Police Car Paint Jobs Not Changing Despite Citizen Survey

ST. HELENA, CA – St. Helena police cars will retain their traditional paint job, despite a recent phone survey that quizzed citizens on whether the cars should be repainted black and white.

King County Metro Transit to Order Up to 500 Hybrids for Bus Fleet

SEATTLE – King County Metro Transit in Washington will order up to 500 hybrid buses in the next five years, adding those to its 237 hybrids already on the street.

City of Fresno Places Order for Odyne Corp. PHEV System

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corp., a developer of advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology for trucks and buses, received an order from the City of Fresno for a Mobile Power System utilizing components of its PHEV system for use in the city's fleet maintenance program.

Maryland Halts Take-Home Police Car Program

BALTIMORE – Maryland Transportation Secretary John Porcari said that he plans to halt an agreement under which the Ehrlich administration promised take-home police vehicles for each of the 448 uniformed members of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

Allen County, Ind., Tightens Take-Home Car Policy

FT. WAYNE, IN – A new Allen County, Ind., vehicle policy could cut as many as 36 vehicles used as take-home cars by county employees.

Maryland Governor's Office Sells Fleet Vehicles

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley recently tried to sell half of his office's fleet of vehicles in front of the State House, in an effort to address Maryland's coming budget deficit.

U.S. Department of State Awards Fleet Management Contract to In-House Organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of State awarded a five-year, $19.7-million contract to the Fleet Management Office (FMO) to provide fleet management, shuttle, and sedan services.

Kentucky State Fleet Uses GPS to Monitor Non-State Trips

FRANKFORT, KY – The state of Kentucky recently purchased 300 GPS devices for a pilot project in an attempt to reveal if their state-owned, take-home vehicles are being used for personal travel, WHAS 11 News reported.

Public Agencies in Calif. Feel the Sting of Soaring Fuel Prices

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Keeping vehicle fleet fueled has cities throughout Ventura County, Southern Calif., digging deeper into their budgets to keep up with skyrocketing gas prices.

Mohawk Lifts Designated Balcrank Lubrication Supplier for the Federal Government

AMSTERDAM, NY – Mohawk Lifts has been designated as the Balcrank Lubrication supplier for the federal government. Balcrank Lubrication offers a full selection of lubrication equipment including oil and grease pumps, lubrication reels, fluid dispensing & control systems.

National Conference of State Fleet Administrators Set for Sept. 10-14

HERSHEY, PA – National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) will hold its 2007 Conference and Trade Show on Sept. 10-14, at the Hershey Lodge Hotel and Convention Center.

Penske Truck Leasing Awarded Fleet Management and Maintenance Services Contract for L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.

LOS ANGELES – Penske Truck Leasing was awarded a three-year fleet management and maintenance services contract valued at approximately $47 million to support the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Bullhead City to Bypass Arizona State Procurement Process for Municipal Fleet

BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – Bullhead City will allow local car dealers an opportunity to bid on the city's latest fleet-vehicle purchase.

Mixed Review to Decision to Disband Kansas State Motor Pool

OPEKA, KS— In 2003, in an attempt to make state government leaner, the governor disbanded Kansas' auto pool and ordered hundreds of vehicles to be sold, The Star Topeka (Kansas City) reports.

Emergency Vehicle Supply Introduces New Supplier

COCONUT CREEK, FL – Emergency Vehicle Supply has introduced PUGS Command Cabinets, a provider of US-made Command Cabinets, consoles, storage units, and weapon lockers specifically designed to fit most SUVs and vans used for emergency response.

Michigan Clean Fleet Conference to Be Held May 17

DETROIT, MI – The Michigan Clean Fleet Conference will take place on Thurs., May 17, in Detroit, Mich.

Westchester County Adds 30 ‘Green' Vehicles to Fleet

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Westchester County, N.Y., has added 30 hybrid vehicles to its county fleet. The acquisition of the Toyota Prius and Camry hybrids brings to 103 the number of hybrid vehicles in the county's fleet.

Nashville's Public Transit Deploys Integrated Fleet Management

NASHVILLE, TN – Orbital Sciences Corporation's Transportation Management Systems (TMS) division has been awarded a $7.3 million letter contract by the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA).

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