Government Fleet News

Dorchester County, S.C. Acquire a Dozen New Ferrara Fire Trucks

HOLDEN, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a builder of custom fire apparatus, recently completed a 12-truck order for Dorchester County, S.C. won in a competitive bid against several other national and regional fire apparatus builders, the trucks were sold by Fire Equipment Services in Sumter, S.C.

Yuma Fleet Taking Multifaceted Approach to “Going Green”

YUMA, AZ – With the recent addition of six new 2008 Toyota Camry hybrids and two new 2008 Ford Escape hybrids, the City of Yuma, Ariz., now has a total of 20 gasoline-electric hybrids, including six Toyota Priuses and six additional Escapes, to go along with 31 flex-fuel-compatible cars and trucks.

Save the Date: Government Fleet Expo June 8-11 in San Diego

SAN DIEGOGovernment Fleet magazine is hosting a Government Fleet Expo on June 8-11 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego.

Government Fleet Magazine Now Accepting Nominations for 2008 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award. The annual award, in its fourth year is sponsored by Automotive Resources International (ARI) and Fleet Counselor Services, Inc.

Anne Arundel County Slashing Number of Take-Home Vehicles

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD – Anne Arundel County is reducing the number of take-home vehicles for county employees by more than half in a plan to save about $600,000 a year.

Whatcom County Selects CEI for Collision Management Services

TREVOSE, PA – Whatcom County, Wash., has selected The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) to provide collision management services for the 300 vehicles in the county's mixed fleet of police and civilian sedans, minivans, and light-duty trucks.

City of Inglewood Selects CEI for Collision Management Services

TREVOSE, PA – The City of Inglewood, Calif., has selected The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) to provide collision management services for the city's 600-vehicle fleet, including civilian sedans, police cruisers, pickup, and medium-duty trucks. Katherine Croze, CEI national manager, government accounts, secured the agreement for services.

Clean Transportation Funding From The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

DIAMOND BAR, CA – The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) is currently offering Clean Transportation Funding for projects that reduce motor vehicle emissions.

FleetCommander to Support Fleet at 120 Counties throughout Kentucky

CAMPBELL, CA – The Commonwealth of Kentucky's Department of Agriculture (KDA) is now using the FleetCommander fleet and motor pool management software. The Web-based software is being used to manage hundreds of vehicles located across 120 counties throughout Kentucky.

Florida City Considers Fingerprint Scanners in Police Cruisers

WINTER PARK, FL – The city of Winter Park is considering putting 56 portable digital fingerprint scanners into patrol cars. The scanners would eliminate identity confusion by offering a complete record on the spot.

Agile's FleetCommander Software Managing Northwestern Oklahoma State University Vehicles

CAMPBELL, CA – Agile Access Control, Inc.'s FleetCommander fleet and motor pool management software is currently being used daily by authorized faculty, staff, and students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU).

Three Colorado Political Subdivisions Select FASTER as Fleet Management System

NORFOLK, VA – Boulder County, Jefferson County, and Denver Public Schools have purchased CCG's FASTER fleet management system to replace their existing systems.

APWA Launches More Powerful Public Works Job Site

KANSAS CITY, MO – The American Public Works Association (APWA) has launched a new version of APWA WorkZone (, a comprehensive public works employment site. The site now features enhanced tools for job seekers and employers, as well as free postings of internships in the public works field

The City of Austin Adds Maximus FuelFocus to its Newly Upgraded Fleet Management Software

RESTON, VA – MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management (EAM) software and fuel management solutions, is working with the City of Austin, Texas, to implement an extensive fleet management software upgrade and deploy the MAXIMUS fully integrated FuelFocus automated fueling system (AFS).

San Diego Hosts Global Green Truck, Bus, and Fuel Conference

PASADENA, CA – The WestStart-CALSTART Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference (CHDV 2008), taking place Feb. 20-22, 2008, at the Hilton San Diego Resort in San Diego, is assembling government policy makers, major heavy-duty vehicle and engine manufacturers, and fuel providers and their customers to discuss real-world solutions to these challenges.

NCSFA Adopts NAFA's CAFM Program

PRINCETON, N.J. – The National Association of Fleet Administrators, Inc. (NAFA) and the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) have joined forces to offer NAFA's Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) program to NCSFA members.

American Public Works Associaciation Kicks off Online Mentoring Program

KANSAS CITY, MO - The American Public Works Association (APWA) is working to expand cost-effective learning and networking opportunities to its membership and agencies, by launching a new program that allows you to tune in to high-quality speakers for just the time it takes to dial a toll-free phone number.

Tacoma (WA) Public Utilities Selects CEI for Collision Management Services

TREVOSE, PA – Tacoma Public Utilities located in Washington State, has selected The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) to provide collision management services for the utility's 1,050 vehicles, consisting mostly of pickup and specialty medium-duty trucks.

San Francisco International Airport Wins Award to Convert Airport Shuttles to Run on Hythane

DENVER – San Francisco International Airport, in conjunction with Hythane Company, and BAF Technologies, received a $499,800 grant to acquire 14 parking lot, hotel, and airline crew shuttles to run on Hythane fuel.

Arsenault Associates Teams with U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems to offer new Dossier Fleet Card

BURLINGTON, N.J. – Arsenault Associates has teamed up with U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc., to bring Arsenault's Dossier fleet customers a new comprehensive fleet fuel and maintenance purchasing card named Dossier Fleet Card.

CCG/Faster Welcomes Four New Sites

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc., announces that the City of Concord, N.C., City of Pomona, Calif., and the City of Bakersfield, Calif., have purchased the FASTER fleet management system for implementation. City of Concord, N.C. City of Pomona, Calif. City of Bakersfield, Calif. Housing Authority, District of Columbia

Mississauga Fire Department Adds Invoice to Injury

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - It's bad enough when you're involved in a motor vehicle accident. Now Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services sends a bill for saving your life.

Pittsburgh's Chief Complains of a Dire Lack of Vehicles

PITTSBURGH — Some Pittsburgh police officers have to walk to their sectors or drive their personal cars on duty, Chief Nate Harper recently informed the City Council in a budget hearing that focused on the decrepitude of cruisers and patrol wagons.

WebFeature Article Now Available: Preparation and Coordination Key in Emergencies

TORRANCE, CA – Preparing for emergency situations helps a business or agency recover quickly to resume normal activities. John Clements, fleet manager, San Diego County, Calif., discusses with Government Fleet how lessons learned in the past helped shape the county's response to last fall's devastating wild fires.

H2Diesel and City of Orlando, Fla., Announce Vehicle Test Program

HOUSTON – H2Diesel Holdings Inc., a company that manufactures an alternative biofuel from domestically produced vegetable oils and animal fats, and the City of Orlando, Fla., have entered into a vehicle test program to demonstrate the capabilities of the company's proprietary biofuel in fleet vehicle applications.


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