Government Fleet News

Inspectors Suspended Over Big Brother GPS Fears

BOSTON – In Massachusetts, 20 state building and engineer inspectors were suspended for refusing to take GPS-enabled cell phones from the public safety commissioner.

City of Lakeland, Fla., Approves Additional Monies for Fleet Fuel Budget

LAKELAND, FL – The Lakeland City Commission recently approved $280,000 in additional gas money for its 1,251 city vehicles, and that was just for the last 2 1/2 months of the fiscal year.

Brattleboro, Vt., to Use Biodiesel for Town Fleet

BATTLEBORO, VT – The town of Brattleboro in Vermont is set to switch over to a biodiesel fuel for municipal vehicles, a move that officials say could improve air quality and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

Voting to Begin for 2007 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA– Voting for the 2007 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year will begin Aug. 1.

Shell Says Biofuels From Food Crops “Morally Inappropriate”

SINGAPORE – Royal Dutch Shell, the world's top marketer of biofuels, considers using food crops to make biofuels “morally inappropriate”.

Houston County Going Hybrid

DOTHAN, AL – Houston County, Ala., officials say something has to be done about the high gas prices that are decreasing gas tax revenue.

Dothan City Officials Are Test Driving Hybrid Cars

DOTHAN, AL – City officials in Dothan, Ala., are testing out new hybrid cars, and they may start investing in the vehicle.

Village of Glenview, Ill., Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Fund Exceeds Recommended Balances

GLENVIEW, IL – Village of Glenview, Ill., officials have uncovered millions of dollars in revenues through a study of the village's fleet replacement practices.

U.S. Military Seeks Alternative Fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. military wants to reduce its dependence on oil to power its aircraft, vehicles, and ships, and is seeking plant-based materials to replace petroleum fuels.

U.S. Postal Service Extends Exclusive Contract With RELM Wireless

WEST MELBOURNE, FL – RELM Wireless Corporation's exclusive supply agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been extended through Jul. 14, 2007.

Former Elko County Undersheriff Charged for Improper Auction Bid for Used County Vehicle

ELKO, NV – Former Elko County Undersheriff Bill Cunningham has been charged with two felony counts, which stemmed from a sheriff's auction last year. He's accused of allegedly improperly buying a retired county vehicle at auction.

Illinois State Police Adds Motorcycles

COLLINSVILLE, IL – The Illinois State Police has set up a Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau to beef up its small motorcycle force.

City of Indio, Calif., to Weigh Worth of Letting Police Drive Cruisers Home

INDIO, CA – The Indio Police Department's assigned-vehicle program, which allows officers who live in the city to take a car home and use it while off duty, is on the brink of extinction.

Culver City, Calif., Recognized for Model Pollution Prevention Facility

CULVER CITY, CA – The City of Culver City, Calif., Equipment Maintenance and Fleet Services Division has been recognized for becoming a model pollution prevention vehicle service and repair facility from the California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

Car Lease Perk Eliminated for Pennsylvania State Senators

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania state legislature is enacting cutbacks in members' perks after a legislative pay raise sparked taxpayer revolt and was repealed last summer.

City of Decatur, Ala., Writes Off About $200,000 After Garbage Truck Mistake

DECATUR, AL – A multimillion-dollar bond issue slated for approval in the fall could compensate for a garbage-truck mistake that cost Decatur taxpayers $200,000 or more.

City of Wichita Weighs Privatizing Fleet Maintenance

WICHITA, KS – Troubled by its management culture and slow-paced repair work, the city of Wichita may turn over its fleet maintenance division to an Ohio company.

City of Flint Shows Off its New Fleet of City Garbage Trucks

FLINT, MI – The City of Flint's new fleet of 20 garbage trucks has been launched and is on the road.

Toledo Employees Banned From Reading in City Trucks

TOLEDO, OHIO – Truck drivers for the City of Toledo won't be able to spend their breaks reading newspapers or magazines in their trucks now that the city has banned them.

City of Peoria in Arizona Implements Biodiesel Program

PEORIA, AZ -- The City of Peoria, Ariz., implemented a biodiesel program this week as part of the City's clean air program.

Arsenault Associates Moves to Expanded Headquarters

ATCO, N.J.-- Arsenault Associates Inc., the provider of Dossier fleet maintenance management software and technology solutions, announced it has completed plans to move the company headquarters to expanded space in Burlington, N.J.

UCLA Fleet Services Recognized as a Model Pollution Prevention Vehicle Service and Repair Facility

LOS ANGELES, CA – UCLA Fleet Services has been recognized for becoming a model pollution prevention vehicle service and repair facility from the California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

Utah Highway Patrol to Replace Fleet With Dodge Chargers

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) will add 350 Dodge Chargers to its police vehicle fleet over a three- to four-year period starting with 2006-models.

The State of Oklahoma Awards Fleet Management Software Contract to Maximus

RESTON, VA –, The state of Oklahoma awarded a fleet management software contract to implement FleetFocus, the company's transportation enterprise asset and maintenance management solution.

City of Pine Bluff, Ark. Debates Take-Home Vehicle Policy

PINE BLUFF, AR – A debated city ordinance regulating the use of Pine Bluff city-owned vehicles topped Pine Bluff City Council's agenda, according to the online edition of the Pine Bluff Commercial.

Sponsored by

Cloud Computing is typically a synonym for Software as a Service (SaaS), where computing power, and an application, exist outside the client’s network, hosted somewhere on the Internet, behind the service provider’s firewalls.

Read more