Government Fleet News

New York City to Build Garbage Truck Parking Tower in Hudson Square

NEW YORK CITY, NY – The New York City Department of Sanitation wants to build garages on three sites, one of them owned by United Parcel Service, in the Hudson Square neighborhood where six luxury residential towers have risen in the past few years.

Mayor of Columbia, S.C., Goes Green With City's First-Ever Purchase of a Hybrid

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia, S.C., Mayor Bob Coble will begin driving the first hybrid car the city has ever purchased — a 2007 Ford Escape.

Illinois Gov. Signs Bill Requiring State Agencies to Purchase Flex-Fuel Vehicles

SPRINGFIELD, IL – New state-owned vehicles will be able to be run on fuel derived from Illinois crops.

Bangor City Council Supports Smoking Ban in Cars

BANGOR, ME – In 10 days, Bangor will become the first city in Maine to ban adults from smoking in any motor vehicle when children are present.

Phoenix Motorcars Takes First Fleet Pre-Sales Orders for its All-Electric, Sport Utility Truck

ONTARIO, CA – Phoenix Motorcars has announced the receipt of 75 fleet orders from several municipalities and a utility company for its new zero-emission, all-electric, freeway-ready sport utility truck.

Arsenault Associates Reports 31.6% Growth for 2006

BURLINGTON, NJ – Arsenault Associates Inc., a provider of fleet maintenance management solutions, reported record growth of more than 31.6 percent for 2006, which comes on the heels of 18.5 percent growth in 2005.

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.

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