Government Fleet News

Long Beach City Council Supports Campaign for Plug-In Hybrid Cars

LONG BEACH, CA – Future steps to make Long Beach a more environmentally-friendly city may include cars that are even more fuel efficient than traditional hybrids.

Jonesboro Officials Debate Over Mayor's Purchase of New Car

JONESBORO, GA – City of Jonesboro Mayor Joy Day and some city council members are at odds over whether the mayor's recent purchase of a car was outside the city's budgeting procedures

California State Employees Testing Clean-Fuel Efforts

SACRAMENTO– Two alternative-fuel experiments using California state employees as test drivers are under way to help auto manufacturers and green-fuel producers find a way to get motorists into cars that reduce Californians' dependence on petroleum.

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

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

Biofuels Forum to Be Held in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS– The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) will hold its Biofuels Drive Economic Solutions Forum on Sept. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CCG/FASTER Celebrates 25 Years in the Fleet Industry

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc., developer of the FASTER fleet management system, is celebrating its 25 years of service to the fleet industry.

Oregon Legislature OKs Bill to Clean Up Diesel Engines

SALEM, OR – The Oregon Legislature approved a bill intended to clean up old diesel engines in the state.

Bethlehem Mayor Criticized Over Swapped Vehicle

BETHLEHEM, PA – Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan was recently criticized by two City Council members for using a new city-owned vehicle that was not specifically earmarked for his office in this year's budget.

Toyota Donates One-of-a-Kind ‘Tundra' to Cincinnati Police Department

CINCINNATI– A new Toyota Tundra will soon be joining the Cincinnati Police Department. However, this particular Tundra will feature four legs instead of four doors, and a tail instead of a tailgate.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adds Off-Road Motorcycle to Fleet

EVERETT, WA – Snohomish County Sheriff plans to spend about $18,000 for a 2007 KTM 990 Adventure with an after-market police package.

Albuquerque Mayor Wants Vinyl Stickers on City Cars

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez wants adhesive vinyl wraps applied to city vehicles that identify them with a specific city department.

Colorado State Fleet Going ‘Green'

DENVER– Sixteen percent of Colorado's state vehicle fleet runs on something other than straight gasoline.

South Carolina Sheriff Driving on Expired License

ANDERSON, SC – Anderson County Sheriff David Crenshaw has been allegedly driving for 14 months on an expired driver's license. And he allegedly said he flunked the driving test the first time he tried to get his license back.

Flexcar & TerraPass Take Carbon Out of Car-Sharing

SAN JOSE, CA – Flexcar is teaming up with TerraPass, a provider of carbon offsets for individual consumers, to increase their number of hybrid vehicles.

University of Kansas Selects MV Transportation to Operate Transit Services

LAWRENCE, KS The University of Kansas has selected MV Transportation to operate the institution's KU on Wheels transportation service.

Union County Sheriff Demands New Cruisers

UNION COUNTY, PA – Union County Sheriff John Schrawder said the continued wear and tear on his cruisers due to trips his department makes to move county prisoners to other jails has made the vehicles unsafe.

KIA Donates Vehicles to Irvine PD and Orange County Fire Authority

IRVINE, CA – Kia Motors America (KMA) has donated two vehicles, a 2007 Sedona minivan and 2007 Sorento SUV, to the Irvine Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), respectively, during a ceremony held at KMA's new corporate headquarters.

Hernando County Acknowledges Vehicle Fleet Problem Following Newspaper Coverage

BROOKSVILLE, FL – Hernando County officials acknowledged on June 26 that there were problems with its fleet management department and attributed them in part to an absence of proper documentation by its staff and a lack of follow-through from supervisors.

Audit of Los Angeles City Fleet Urged

LOS ANGELES– In the wake of revelations that City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo let his wife drive his city-owned car, against city policy, prompted City Councilman Greig Smith to call for an audit of the city's vehicle-fleet policy.

In Memoriam: David Barratti

CHATTANOOGA, TN – David Baratti, vice president of sales and marketing for Heil Environmental, died this weekend at home in Chattanooga.

Alabama Woman Charged With Stealing Driver License Receipts

DOTHAM, AL – The Alabama Department of Public Safety said a 53-year-old woman has been charged with allegedly stealing approximately $40,000 in missing driver license receipts.

City Council Delays Toledo Police Car Lease

TOLEDO, OH – An ordinance offered by the Toledo Police Department to lease 35 new police cars was pulled from Toledo City Council's agenda at a June 19 council meeting.

City of South Portland Garbage Truck Trashed in Rollover

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME – A South Portland city worker faces termination for his alleged role in a rollover accident that demolished one of the city's two high-tech garbage trucks that cost a total of $360,000.

113 GM Hybrid-Powered Buses to Roll into New York

ROCHESTER, NY – The number of GM hybrid-powered buses ordered by New York transit agencies has grown to 113. When the deliveries are completed next year, New York will have the second-largest statewide fleet of GM hybrid-powered buses; the state of Washington leads with 240 hybrid-powered buses.

City of Jacksonville's Fleet Management Division is Audited

JACKSONVILLE, FL – An anonymous e-mail from a Jacksonville City employee to the Council Auditor's Office led to a recent audit of the City's Fleet Management Division.


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