Government Fleet News

Sheboygan Police Department Buying 16 New Squad Cars

SHEBOYGAN, MI – The Sheboygan Police Department will be getting 16 new squad cars, a $308,000 expenditure approved by the Common Council.

Reid Promoted to Director of General Services for City of Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, FL – Milton Reid was promoted to director of General Services for the City of Gainesville, Fla.

Horton Named Fleet Acquisition Coordinator for City of Dallas

DALLAS, TX -- Mike Horton has been appointed fleet acquisition coordinator for the City of Dallas.

Duluth Police Department Requests $151,000 for New SWAT Vehicle

DULUTH, MN – The Duluth special weapons and tactics team is awaiting permission from the Duluth City Council to purchase a $151,553 tactical response team vehicle.

Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical Department Updates Fleet

RENCE, KS – For the first time since the 1970s, the Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical department's emergency response units will be the traditional red design.

Former League City Mayor Questions Take-Home Police Vehicle Policy

LEAGUE CITY, TX – A former League City mayor is questioning a city policy that allows most police officers to take their patrol cars home and to extra jobs.

DOT Offers Model for Flexible Private/Public Partnering

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued model legislation designed to give states flexibility in working with the private sector.

Clean Energy Provides Discounts for Fleet Registrations for National Conference

ANAHEIM, CA – Clean Energy Fuels is providing a $200 discount off the regular registration fee for any fleet professionals to attend the Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo, formerly the Clean Cities Conference & Expo.

Miller Promoted to Public Works Superintendent; McKinney Named Fleet Services Supervisor

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Bob Miller was named of Public Works superintendent for the City of Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Battersby Named Fleet Manager for Contra Costa County

MARTINEZ, CA – Richard Battersby was named fleet manager for Contra Costa County in California.

New York City to Build Garbage Truck Parking Tower in Hudson Square

NEW YORK CITY, NY – The New York City Department of Sanitation wants to build garages on three sites, one of them owned by United Parcel Service, in the Hudson Square neighborhood where six luxury residential towers have risen in the past few years.

Mayor of Columbia, S.C., Goes Green With City's First-Ever Purchase of a Hybrid

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia, S.C., Mayor Bob Coble will begin driving the first hybrid car the city has ever purchased — a 2007 Ford Escape.

Illinois Gov. Signs Bill Requiring State Agencies to Purchase Flex-Fuel Vehicles

SPRINGFIELD, IL – New state-owned vehicles will be able to be run on fuel derived from Illinois crops.

Bangor City Council Supports Smoking Ban in Cars

BANGOR, ME – In 10 days, Bangor will become the first city in Maine to ban adults from smoking in any motor vehicle when children are present.

Phoenix Motorcars Takes First Fleet Pre-Sales Orders for its All-Electric, Sport Utility Truck

ONTARIO, CA – Phoenix Motorcars has announced the receipt of 75 fleet orders from several municipalities and a utility company for its new zero-emission, all-electric, freeway-ready sport utility truck.

Arsenault Associates Reports 31.6% Growth for 2006

BURLINGTON, NJ – Arsenault Associates Inc., a provider of fleet maintenance management solutions, reported record growth of more than 31.6 percent for 2006, which comes on the heels of 18.5 percent growth in 2005.

Bernalillo County Plans to Spend $500,000 on Carwash

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Bernalillo County management do not keep track of how many times each of the county's 1,200 vehicles gets run through a carwash every year.

State of New Hampshire Using New High-Tech Anti-Icing Truck on Highways

CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire's Transportation Department is using a new approach and new equipment to use less salt to clean two major roads.

USPS to Deliver Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Case Study at eyefortransport's Effective Fuel Management for Fleets Conference

MIAMI, FL – At the upcoming eyefortransport Effective Fuel Management for Fleets Conference, Julie Rios, executive director, Energy Initiatives at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), will present an industry evaluation and report about the lessons learned from managing the largest alternative-fuel vehicle fleet in the US.

Grand Junction Fire Department's Takeover of Ambulance Service a Success

GRAND JUNCTION, CO – The Grand Junction Fire Department's ability to be the exclusive provider of ambulance service for much of Mesa County in Colorado is a success.

EPA Issues Final SPCC Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In December, the EPA issued final rules for the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures program (SPCC).

Cincinnati Transit Fleet Says it Saved Money With Biodiesel

CINCINNATI, OH – Approximately 20 percent of downtown Cincinnati's workforce commutes on buses fueled by biodiesel blends.

Washington State Government Motor Pool Undergoes State Audit

OLYMPIA, WA – Washington's audit teams are working on the first wave of 30 performance audits, with targets ranging from big-ticket agencies like education and transportation to more hidden facets of state and local government, such as use of car pools and first-class air travel.

City of Fremont Police Department Orders New Cars

FREMONT, CA – The Fremont Police Department is working to decrease the age of its patrol fleet and increase the safety of the vehicles.

Ohio's Muskingum County to Impose Daily Fee for Personal Use of County Cars

ZANESVILLE, OH – Rising gas prices and complaints from the public about the use of Muskingum County vehicles has prompted the county commissioners to impose a daily fee for the use of vehicles.

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