Government Fleet News

Multiquip Equipment Riskier for Equipment Thieves

CARSON, CA – Multiquip Inc. will register equipment that it sells with the National Equipment Register (NER) to help its customers combat equipment theft.

LA Police Dept. to Install Video Cameras in Patrol Cars

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Police Department is going to install digital video cameras in its patrol cars.

City of Vista, California, Implements Dossier for Municipal Fleet

BURLINGTON, NJ – The City of Vista, Calif., is implementing Dossier maintenance management software for its fleet of municipal vehicles and equipment.

Traffic Violators Paying for Auburn Police Car Upgrades

AUBURN, GA – Auburn police cars are getting a new look and new digital cameras, paid for by traffic violators.

Cummins Announces Approval of B-20 Biodiesel Blends

LOUISVILLE, KY – Cummins's biodiesel B-20 blends have been approved for use in its 2002 and later emissions-compliant ISX, ISM, ISL, ISC, and ISB engines.

2008 Ford Crown Victoria Will be Fleet-Only

DEARBORN, MI – The 2008-model Ford Crown Victoria will only be available to fleets.

Appointee Backs Out of Monmouth County Motor Pool Job

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County government officials are trying to find another person to manage the 1,000-vehicle motor pool, saying their first choice for the $75,000-a-year job backed out.

Nassau Officials Driving County Cars Home Despite Restriction

NASSAU COUNTY, NY –Top Nassau officials take unmarked county cars home, despite a county law restricting the practice.

City of Brampton Implements MAXIMUS FleetFocus Fleet Management Software Solution

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA – The City of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, for its successful implementation of the MAXIMUS FleetFocus fleet management software solution. Fleet Services and Fire and Emergency Services started using M5 on July 10, 2006, followed by Transit July 24.

Mercury Associates Expands to International Fleet Management Projects

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Mercury Associates, Inc., an independent fleet management consulting company in North America, has entered into several new client engagements.

Illinois Institute of Technology's Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Project With City of Chicago to Begin Field-Testing Phase

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Project — sponsored by Chicago-based All Cell Technologies, LLC in collaboration with the City of Chicago, MicroSun Technologies, LLC, and ComEd — has moved into a new phase.

Syracuse PD to Use ICOP Model 20/20 for Police Fleet

LENEXA, KN – The Syracuse Police Department in New York has selected ICOP Digital's Model 20/20 for fleet-wide deployment in its patrol cars.

City of Santa Monica Tests Biodiesel in Heavy-Duty Trucks

SANTA MONICA, CA – The city of Santa Monica, Calif., is in the midst of testing biodiesel, along with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology designed by Extengine Transport Systems LLC, to reduce NOx emissions.

City of Anderson, S.C. Switches Fleet to B-20 Biodiesel

ANDERSON, SC – The city of Anderson has joined a growing number of South Carolina communities that are fueling their fleets with biodiesel.

Arkansas Mayor Fined for Using City Vehicle for Campaigning

GOULD, AK – A small-town Arkansas mayor was fined $500 after taking a city-owned car filled with re-election campaign signs into a neighboring city, then calling for a police cruiser to drive him home when the car broke down.

UMDNJ's Newark Campus Changes to Environmentally Friendlier Biodiesel Fuel

NEWARK, NJ – All diesel-powered vehicles on the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's (UMDNJ) Newark campus have switched to a blend of diesel and agricultural oils for power.

EPAct Alternative Compliance Rule Expected Soon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy will soon issue a final regulation providing alternative compliance options for state and fuel providers to meet their vehicle acquisition requirements under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992).

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Awards Two-Year Contract to Mohawk Lifts to Supply Garage Lifts

CORTLAND, NY – Effective March 12, 2007, through March 11, 2009, the Massachusetts State Police has issued an award to Mohawk lifts to cover all models and options of two post lifts.

Eagle County Employees Not too Excited About Eco-Friendly Cars

EAGLE COUNTY, CO – None of the Eagle County employees who will be driving one of the county's new Toyota Prius hybrids will argue that they aren't good for the environment, but some feel the cars may not benefit the users as much as they do the planet.

Fleet News Fleet Management Conference Set for June 6-8

SONOMA COUNTY, CA – The 9th California Fleet News Fleet Management Conference and Vendor Fair is slated for Northern California on Jun. 6-8.

Las Vegas Ranks First in Gasoline-Free City Fleets

LAS VEGAS, NV – From backhoes used by Las Vegas employees to move earth to compact cars driven by building inspectors on their rounds, the city has more alternatively fueled vehicles in its fleet than any other large city in America.

Honolulu's Alternative Fuels Fleet No. 2 Among Cities

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Fifty-one percent of Honolulu's fleet of city vehicles uses alternative fuels, giving Honolulu the second-highest ranking of U.S. cities with alternative-fuel programs.

City of Manitowoc to Test Biodiesel in Bus Fleet

MANITOWOC, WI – Beginning in May, the city of Manitowoc will test run its buses with a biodiesel fuel derived from five percent biofuel from animal fat and 95 percent petroleum diesel, fleet manager Kevin Glaeser.

California Company Gets Green Light for Biodiesel Additive in Texas

HOUSTON, TX – Oryxe Energy International Inc.'s biodiesel fuel additive, Oryxe LED for Biodiesel, was approved for use in Texas by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

South Coast Air Quality Air Quality Management District Orders Test Fleet of Plug-In Cars

LOS ANGELES, CA – The South Coast Air Quality Management District in California has agreed to spend $2.6 million for a test fleet of 30 plug-in hybrid cars and SUVs.


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