Government Fleet News

Graham Fire Dept. Donates Truck to Louisiana

GRAHAM, NC – The City of Graham, N.C., fire department has donated a used fire truck to the Lakeside Fire Department in Louisiana.

Winston-Salem Receives Grant to Help Buy Four Electric Vehicles

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The City of Winston-Salem fleet officials have been awarded a $28,800 state grant to help buy four electric vehicles that will be used by parking-meter readers downtown.

FEMA to Auction Off Trailers Left From Katrina

JONESBORO, AR – FEMA is putting thousands of travel-trailers up for sale at auction, saying they are too damaged to be repaired and put back into service.

Sparta Commercial Enters Municipal Leasing Market

NEW YORK, NY – Sparta Commercial Services, Inc., the New York-based financial services company dedicated to the powersports industry, has launched a new Municipal Leasing Program designed to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S.

Philadelphia Zoo Switches Trucks to Biodiesel

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Zoo has opted to start fueling its fleet of trucks with biodiesel.

EPA Awards $50,000 Grant to Wisconsin Department of Commerce for Clean-Diesel Project

CHICAGO, IL – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce for a project to cut emissions from heavy-duty diesel trucks that operate in Wisconsin.

Henderson Sheriff's Fleet Goes Black and White

HENDERSONVILLE – Henderson County Sheriff's Department's is repainting patrol cars black and white, replacing the previous solid-white color scheme.

Calhoun Named Director of Fleet Maintenance for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – Tim Calhoun has been appointed the director of fleet maintenance for the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, effective Feb. 26.

9th California Fleet News Fleet Management Conference & Vendor Fair to Be Held Jun. 6-8

SONOMA, CA – The 9th California Fleet News Fleet Management Conference & Vendor Fair will be held Jun. 6-8 at the Doubletree Sonoma Wine Country in Sonoma County, Calif.

Tennessee DOT Expands Biodiesel Use

CHATTANOOGA, TN – The Tennessee Transportation Department has expanded the use of biodiesel in its vehicles to Chattanooga and Cookeville.

Toronto Police Crash One-Third of Their Police Cruisers in 2006

TORONTO, ONTARIO – A third of Toronto's police department's 1,600 vehicles were in an accident in 2006; however, that was considered a good year because that number has been dropping since 2004.

Two Knoxville Fire Trucks Out of Service

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Knoxville Fire Department has spent months waiting for repairs to be made on a broken fire truck.

Culver City Maintenance/Fleet Team 7th in U.S.

CULVER CITY, CA – If Culver City's Equipment Maintenance and Fleet Services Division was a college football team, it would be looking at an invitation to one of the country's biggest bowl games.

CCG/Faster Secures Two Bids in Colorado

NORFOLK, VA – Two Colorado sites, the Town of Castle Rock and the City of Loveland, have each awarded CCG Systems, Inc. with their RFP contract to implement the FASTER fleet management system.

Proposal to Increase Number of Clean-Fuel Vehicles in Clark County Fleet

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Clark County Commission received a status report on efforts to convert more than 2,600 county vehicles into a cleaner, greener fleet.

Sebastian County Receives Vehicle Bids

FT. SMITH, AR – Sebastian County Associate County Administrator Cindy Hulsey opened bids for 13 new vehicles.

Mobile Command Vehicle to Join Tinley Park Police Fleet

TINLEY PARK, IL – A mobile command vehicle will be added to the Tinley Park police department's fleet within the next two weeks.

Biodiesel Fuel Quality Program Continues to Expand

SAN ANTONIO, TX – After three years of growth that has seen biodiesel demand triple annually, the industry continues to gain ground in the challenge of enforcing fuel quality standards.

“Too Tired to Walk,” Man Steals Police Car

TOKYO, JAPAN – A Japanese man told police he stole a patrol car that had been left idling outside a post office in Gunma, north of Tokyo, because he was too tired to walk home.

Phoenix Looks to Reduce Growing Trash Costs

PHOENIX, AZ – Once a week, the average Phoenix household closes the lid on a garbage can packed with 49 pounds of trash.

City of Prescott Kicks Off Construction of New Central Fleet Garage

PRESCOTT, AR – The City of Prescott plans for a new central garage has far-reaching impacts on city operations.

Lake County Submits Annual Replacement Plan for Police Vehicles

MADISON, SD – Lake County Sheriff Roger Hartman has presented Lake County Commissioners with an annual plan for purchasing patrol vehicles, as well as a request for a server for backup of computer files.

City of Austin Aims for Zero CO2 Emissions by 2020

AUSTIN, TX – The City of Austin announced an aggressive climate protection plan to cut its carbon dioxide emissions to almost nothing by 2020.

John Madison University Switches to Ethanol

HARRISONBURG, VA – In an attempt to be more environmentally friendly and to educate the public about gasoline alternatives, James Madison University (JMU) is switching all of its 280 gasoline-powered vehicles to a 10-percent ethanol blend.

District of Columbia Fleet Reduction Goal Offset by Contract for 15 New Trucks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cutting the District of Columbia's government's fleet by 150 vehicles within 90 days, as demanded by Mayor Adrian Fenty, will have to wait, as D.C. recently contracted with a Virginia dealership to purchase 15 new pickup trucks.


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