Government Fleet News

Rescue Truck Added to Quincy Fire Department’s Recovering Fleet

QUINCY, MA – Quincy firefighters have a new rescue truck. The MWRA donated to the department one of its tunnel rescue vehicles that was used several years ago.

New Cars, Trucks for the City of Frederick Will Cost $3.3M

FREDERICK COUNTY, MD – Overworked police cruisers, out-of-commission dump trucks, and nearly 20-year-old trash haulers are some of the 95 vehicles being replaced in the City of Frederick’s fiscal 2009 proposed budget.

Pennsylvania DA’s Office Sells Large Vehicle Fleet

READING, PA – Berks County’s new Chief Detective, Michael Gombar said he didn’t expect to become a used-car salesman. But Gombar said he had no choice after finding out that the District Attorney’s office owns 51 vehicles for 28 detectives.

Waste Disposal Trucking Firm Selects SmartFleet GPS Vehicle Tracking

EDMONTON, AB – Connecticut waste removal and demolition firm AMEC Carting has selected Safefreight’s GPS vehicle tracking system to provide them with real-time fleet management data for their trucks.

City of Livonia to Scale Back Take-Home Vehicles

DETROIT – As gasoline prices climb and budgets get tighter, city officials are looking to scale back on the use of city-owned vehicles.

City of Moline Goes Green

ROCK ISLAND, IL – By going paperless, recapping tires and buying flex-fuel vehicles, Molineis continuing its efforts to go green, the council’s No. 2 priority this year.

Public Agencies’ Fuel Budgets Near Empty

REDDING, CA – Many public agencies in Redding, Calif., are about to bust their fuel budgets. Redding's police department had used up 93 percent of its fuel budget for fiscal 2008 through March, figures from the city’s finance office show.

Campbell County New Fleet Policy in Question

GILLETTE, WY – Following in the footsteps of the City of Gillette and the Campbell County Fire Department, the Campbell County Commission has started a fleet management policy to replace old vehicles.

Collective Data Posts Record Sales for First Quarter

NORTH LIBERTY, IOWA – Collective Data, Inc., a provider of fleet information and maintenance management software systems, announced record first quarter sales for the period ending Mar. 31, 2008. Sales posted for the first quarter in 2008 eclipsed by more than eight percent the old record for the same time period set in 2007.

Jay Leno Adds Vectrix Scooters to Garage

MIDDLETOWN, RI - Vectrix two- and three-wheel ZEVs have entered one of the world’s rarest car collections, Jay Leno’s Garage ( Leno’s interest in alternative-fuel vehicles prompted him to test drive Vectrix — an all-electric scooter that has the horsepower to ride on the freeway.

State of Illnois Sells Vehicles Online

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Bidders from all over the country recently logged onto the State of Illinois Web site to find bargain vehicles.

Tehama County Fleet to Go Green

RED BLUFF, CA – Tehama County’s vehicle fleet is going green. Supervisors recently approved the bid specifications for four new hybrid sedans and one new hybrid SUV for the Department of Social Services.

Putnam County Take-Home Vehicle Policy Analyzed by Local Paper

PALATKA, FL – Policies vary on the personal use of government vehicles in Putnam County, including the employee’s job and for which agency or department the employee works, according to results of research by the Daily News.

Pittsburgh Mayor Vetoes Council's Plan for City Vehicles

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl vetoed the City Council’s plan to slash city take-home vehicles and swapped it with his own plan.

Montgomery County Urges Residents’ Use of Ethanol & CNG Fueling Stations

WASHINGTON – With the average nationwide price at the pump hitting $3.26 a gallon, Montgomery County is reminding the public that there are cheaper alternatives available for those driving flexible fuel or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

City of Fayetteville Adds First Hybrid to Fleet

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The City of Fayetteville’s first hybrid vehicle, a Ford Escape for the Police Department’s park patrol, should be a good investment for the city.

Johnston Firefighters Add Custom Truck to Fleet

DES MOINES, IOWA – A $550,000 custom-made fire engine will improve rescue efficiency during emergency situations in Johnston and Grimes, Iowa.

Propane Alternative-Fuel Road Show Comes to California

SACRAMENTO, CA – From Apr. 16-18, the Propane Alternative-Fuel Road Show is allowing attendees to drive the next generation propane vehicle technology in Sacramento, Fresno, and Los Angeles, California.

Brookhaven Downsizes Vehicle Fleet

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. – The issue of vehicle control in the town of Brookhaven has been at the epicenter of controversy for the past year. In the most recent round of controversy, Second District Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Sixth District Councilman Keith Romaine recently called for the elimination of taxpayer-funded vehicles, gas, insurance, repairs and maintenance for certain town personnel.


Goldhammer Appointed COO for E.J. Ward, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO – E.J. Ward, Inc. has appointed Troy Goldhammer to chief operating officer (COO). Goldhammer, previously served as vice president, strategy and has been with E.J Ward, Inc. for five years.


Gill Joins FLD’s Government Division as Business Development Manager

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Bobby Gill has joined FLD, Inc., one of the largest privately held automobile remarketing companies in the United States, as business development manager in the Government Division.

City Facing Cut in Vehicle Funds; $400,000 Less for Fuel, Service

TOLEDO, OHIO – Toledo City Council’s decision to slash $400,000 from a fund that pays for fuel and service to the city’s 2,100 vehicles surprised some Finkbeiner administration officials.

California Lowers Auto Emissions Rule

SACRAMENTO, CA – California regulators have drastically cut the number of zero-emission vehicles required to be sold in the state by the year 2014, a decision that frustrated environmentalists but came as a relief to auto manufacturers.

Bids or Requests for Proposals Should Be Sought for Luzerne County Van Maintenance

KINGSTON, PA – Luzerne County officials have discovered another purchase that should be bid out — routine maintenance of the county transportation department vans.

Montgomery County Gets Word Out About Alt-Fueling Station

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – Montgomery County’s Division of Fleet Management Services is attempting to get the word out to the public about their alternative fueling station for flexible fueling vehicles located at 16640 Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville.


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