Government Fleet News

Honda to Launch New Hybrid in 2009

TOKYO – Honda confirmed that it will “offer a new dedicated hybrid vehicle in 2009 at a price level lower than the Civic Hybrid.

Putnam County Looks to Switch to Biodiesel for County Fleet

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – Putnam County fleet vehicles may soon switch to the use of biodiesel.

Moline Mayor Pushes Flex-Fuel for the City

MOLINE, IL – Moline Mayor Don Welvaert said the city has taken cleaner air to heart.

GSA Adds Saturn Hybrids to Energy-efficient Federal Vehicle Fleet

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration's top official today picked up the keys to one of 55 Saturn Aura Green Line hybrid sedans GSA has purchased for the federal fleet.

Rowlett Police Department Wins National Police Specialty Vehicle Design Competition

DALLAS – SkinzWraps, Inc.'s vehicle wrap that it designed for the Rowlett Police Department won first prize in a national competition.

A Greener and Cleaner Fleet for the City of Hamilton

HAMILTON, CANADA – The City of Hamilton's Public Works fleet has become cleaner and greener.

City of Bonita Gets First Hybrid Vehicle

The hybrid runs on electrical power rather than gasoline when it is traveling under 40 mph.

Seven West Michigan Counties Seek Clean Cities Status to Reduce Petroleum Dependence

LANSING, MI – West Michigan Strategic Alliance (WMSA) recently received a $24,500 grant from Michigan's Energy Office.

Green Fleet Management Seminar to Save Costs and Air Quality for Business Transportation

DOWNEY, CA – On July 31, California Green Solutions is presenting a half-day seminar of practical solutions that connect attendees with incentives, products, and strategies to help companies save.

Oregon Governor Kulongoski Signs Biofuels Legislation

EUGENE, OR – Kicking off Energy Independence Month, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski was recently joined by legislators, environmental, and agricultural leaders at a biofuels facility in Eugene.

Fuel Cell-Powered Patrol Car Makes Landmark First Traffic Stop

DETRIOT – Wayne State University's (WSU's) fuel cell-powered police patrol vehicle has made its first meaningful law enforcement contribution.

ZAP Electric Car, Truck Deliveries Pass 500 Units

SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric vehicle manufacturer ZAP has delivered more than 500 units of its XEBRA car and truck.

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Carr Promoted to Assistant Director of Transportation Services at University of Washington

SEATTLE – David Carr has been promoted to assistant director of Transportation Services at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Are You a Top 100 Alt-Fuel Vehicle Fleet?

TORRANCE, CA- Automotive Fleet is currently updating our listing of the Top 100 Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Fleets in the U.S. Surveys are currently being mailed out.

NCSFA Conference and Trade Show to Be Held Sept. 10-14

b>HERSHEY, PA – The 2007 NCSFA Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held Sept. 10-14 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA.

Kauai County Fleet Utilizing Gasboy Fleetkey Management System

KAUAI, HI – Tracking fuel use and improving maintenance of the county's vehicles should save Kaua'i taxpayers a “significant amount of money over the course of time,” Finance Director Wallace Rezentes Jr., said.

Public Sector Salary Survey — Are You Paid Enough?

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is currently performing its first annual Public Sector Salary Survey.

North Dakota State Fleet Sets 29+ MPG as Purchasing Criteria for New Vehicles

BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota State Fleet Services Director Paul Hanson said that for the first time all cars purchased for the fleet will have to get at least 29 miles-a-gallon, based on highway mileage.

Pending Energy Legislation – Making Tax Incentives Work for Government Fleets

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress is considering comprehensive energy legislation that is expected to include tax incentives to encourage the purchase and use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

California State Senate Hearing to Focus on `Flex-Fuel' Vehicle Purchases by State Fleet

SACRAMENTO, CA – Two state California Senate committees on Jun. 9 scheduled an investigative hearing to examine why Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration purchased a new fleet of large sedans and trucks — touting them as green machines.

New S100 Skid-Steer Loader Features Compact Size, Power, and Spacious Cab

WEST FARGO, ND – The new Bobcat S100 skid-steer loader, which has a 1,000-lb rated operating capacity, features a spacious cab, easy-to-read instrument panel, and a transversely mounted engine in a frame small enough to access and work in some of the tightest jobsites.

In Memoriam: Mike Anderson

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Mike Anderson, shop superintendent for fleet operations for Jefferson County Commission in Birmingham, Ala., passed away July 8 from a heart attack. He was 51.

Public Sector Salary Survey — Are You Paid Enough?

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is currently performing its first annual Public Sector Salary Survey.

Toyota Material Handling Announces Toyota Fleet Solution Program

IRVINE, CA – Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) has launched the Toyota Fleet Solution program, its lift-truck fleet management program.

Alt-Fuel Station Locations Now Available Free to Drivers Via Phone

PASADENA, CA – As gas prices and concern over imported oil rise, more and more motorists are turning to natural gas, biodiesel, ethanol, and other alternative-fuel vehicles.

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