Government Fleet News

New Jersey City University Received Award for Significant Improvement in Fleet Safety by the National Safety Council

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The National Safety Council has recognized New Jersey City University for its significant fleet safety improvement.

Superior Signals Introduces Meteorlite High Intensity Led Modules

OLATHE, KS – Superior Signals, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of vehicle safety lighting and traffic control products, recently introduced Meteorlite High Intensity LED Modules that feature an encapsulated power supply eliminating the need for an external power source.

Calaveras County Fleet Manager Charged With Alleged Embezzlement

ANDREAS, CA—Dave Sanders, fleet manager for Calaveras County in California, was arrested on suspicion of alleged embezzlement and has since retired.

North Carolina State Motor Fleet Not Affected by Rising Gas Prices

RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is way over its yearly fuel budget, but the rest of the state's motor fleet is faring pretty well.

Faulconer Retires as Fleet Administrator for Commonwealth of Massachusetts

BOSTON– Herb Faulconer has retired as fleet administrator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Columbus Police Department to Get 41 Cruisers This Fall

COLUMBUS, OH – Forty-one new police cruisers will be hitting the streets in Columbus, Ohio, in the fall.

Audit Finds Deficiencies in City of Richmond Fleet Operations

RICHMOND, VA – Oversight of Richmond's government vehicle fleet is so lax that someone charged almost 45 gallons of gasoline for a car with a 16-gallon tank.

Arsenault Opens New Technology and Development Center in West Chester, Pa.

BURLINGTON, NJ – Arsenault Associates, a developer of fleet maintenance management software, has opened its new technology and development center in West Chester, Pa.

City of Chattanooga Switches to Biodiesel Fuel

CHATTANOOGA, TN – In the next few months all of Chattanooga city's 300-plus diesel vehicles will run on a B-20 blend.

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.

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