Government Fleet News

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.

Richmond Purges 500 Vehicles From City Fleet

RICHMOND, VA – The City of Richmond has completed a purge of its fleet of vehicles and heavy equipment as part of a strategy for saving money on maintenance and fuel.

LDV Partners With Rajant Corporation to Deliver Integrated Wireless Meshed Networks in Special Service Vehicles

BURLINGTON, WI – LDV, Inc. and Rajant Corporation have implemented a joint effort to combine portable wireless network capabilities with mobile command and other specialty vehicles to ensure the continuity of communications in and around mobile hubs.

UC Irvine Extension Offers Motor Fleet Safety Course

IRVINE, CA – To meet the demands of escalating insurance costs and potentially higher liability rates, UC Irvine Extension is offering a new course, “Motor Fleet Safety for the Safety and Health Professional,” that explores how to develop safety practices and procedures for motor fleet departments.

Hartford Police Department Purchases 40 ICOP Model 20/20 Units

LENEXA, KS – The City of Hartford, Conn., has purchased 40 ICOP Model 20/20 units, from ICOP Digital, Inc., for immediate deployment in its fleet of Hartford Police Department marked patrol cars.

LAX to Purchase 30 More Alternative-Fuel Vehicles Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Airport Commissioners has approved the purchase of 30 alternative-fuel buses and trucks for use at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as part of its ongoing replacement of existing gasoline-powered vehicles when they reach the end of their useful service life in the airport's fleet.

Seattle Tacoma Airport Cab Fleet 100% CNG Powered

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle-Tacoma International Taxicab Association (STITA) has met the Port of Seattle's goal of having all association cabs fueled by compressed natural gas by Aug. 31, 2006.

DaimlerChrysler Donates Dodge Ram 3500 and GEM Electric Vehicle to Its Hometown Heroes - Detroit's Firefighters

AUBURN HILLS-- The season of giving isn't over in Detroit. Last night, DaimlerChrysler donated a Dodge Ram 3500 and a GEM electric vehicle to the Detroit Fire Department as well as $25,000 to the Detroit Fireman's Benevolent Fund.

Harper College Upgrades its Fuel Management Capabilities With Complete System From OPW Fuel Management Systems

HODGKINS, IL – Harper College recently upgraded its existing Petro Vend commercial fuel management system to a new Petro Vend K800/System2 Hybrid Fuel Control System.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Experiments With Plug-In Hybrid

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MnDNR), as part of the governor's “Smart Fleet” initiative, has led the way for vehicle technology for the state.

SmartDrive Wins Contract With California CALTRANS

SAN DIEGO, CA – SmartDrive Systems Inc. has been awarded a contract with the State of California and the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS).

Northampton Department of Public Works Switches to Biodiesel

NORTHAMPTON, MA – Northampton's public works vehicles are now running on B-20 biodiesel fuel.

Saturn Hybrid Debuts as NYC Taxi

NEW YORK CITY – A Saturn VUE Green Line recently was put into service as a taxi in New York City. This is the first GM vehicle to be approved by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission since 1996 when GM discontinued the rear-wheel-drive Caprice.

Arlington County Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Arlington County plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent over the next five years.

Monmouth County New Jersey Selects Collective Data as Fleet Management Software Provider

NORTH LIBERTY, IA – Monmouth County, N.J., has selected Collective Data, Inc. as its fleet information management systems (FIMS) provider.

City of Salem Switches to Biodiesel

SALEM, VA -- The City of Salem announced that it has switched all of its heavy trucks, buses, and heavy equipment to B-2 biodiesel.

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