Government Fleet News

Fischer Retires From City of Oak Park, Ill.

OAK PARK, IL – Russ Fischer, fleet supervisor for the City of Oak Park, IL, has retired.

Legislation to Ban Pets in Toledo City Cars After Mayor Left Dog in Auto

TOLEDO, OH – Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner's recently left his dog locked inside a parked car, leading to a city councilman proposing legislation outlawing pets from city vehicles.

Federal Vehicles Increasingly Outfitted With Smart Technologies

WASHINGTON – Federal cars and trucks are increasingly being outfitted with smart technologies that can record virtually everything a driver does with a vehicle.

Snohomish County Creates Climate Change Committee

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA – Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon issued Executive Order 07-48, an order regarding climate change and sustainability.

Details Announced for the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference & Expo 2008

LAS VEGAS – The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo 2008 (AF&V 2008) will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., from May 11-14, 2008.

California State Senator to Plead ‘No Contest' to Reckless Driving in State Vehicle

SACRAMENTO, CA – Solano County prosecutors said they will be filing a misdemeanor complaint against State Senator Carole Migden for her “wild ride” on Interstate 80.

Utah State University Gives Mixed Review to Natural Gas Fleet

LOGAN, UT – Utah State University officials said they are happy with the school's fleet of nine natural gas-powered buses, but the school is getting rid of seven natural gas-powered trucks.

Audit Identifies Fat in Washington State Motor Pool

OLYMPIA, WA – A Washington state voter initiative gave the power to evaluate how well an agency performs.

Police Bust Memphis City Employee for Selling Drugs Out of Work Truck

MEMPHIS, TN – A Memphis city employee, Darius Patton, was charged after police busted him for allegedly selling drugs out of a city truck.

Iowa State Patrol Switching to Flex-Fuel Fleet

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa Governor Chet Culver announced Aug. 7 that Iowa State Patrol will eventually replace all its vehicles with ones that can run on a mix of gasoline that's 85-percent ethanol.

First Annual Public Sector Salary Survey Results

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is excited to announce the conclusion of the first annual “Public Sector Salary Survey."

EnVironmental Motors: Meet the Fleet BBQ in Glendale, Calif.

GLENDALE, CA- EnVironmental Motors will be hosting a “Meet the Fleet BBQ,” on Aug.15.

Arsenault Releases Dossier Version 4.4 With Invoice Data Import Option

BURLINGTON, NJ – Arsenault Associates released version 4.4 of its Dossier fleet maintenance management software.

All Systems ‘Go' for Green Motor Fleet at University of North Carolina in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – The University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) is building a fleet of alternatively-fueled vehicles to comply with a state mandate.

CCG/FASTER Unveils Mobile Solution

NORFOLK, VA – CCG System, Inc. developer of the FASTER fleet management products and services announced its newest technology tool, the FASTER Mobile Solution.

Decal Switch for City Vehicles Called Waste

KENNER, LA – The Kenner City Council on Aug. 2 deferred for two weeks Mayor Ed Muniz's request to double the amount the city spends yearly on decals for city vehicles.

Voting Open for 2008 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting is now open for Automotive Fleet's 2008 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year.

Oklahoma Biofuels Conference to be Held Oct. 16-17

OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahoma continues to research and develop its alternative-fuel sources and production, the Governor of Oklahoma will host GROW: Oklahoma Biofuels Conference, October 16-17 in Oklahoma City.

Missouri DOT Awards Bid to CCG/FASTER

NORFOLK, VA – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has selected CCG Systems, Inc.'s FASTER Fleet Management System through a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for Fuel/Fleet Management System Installation Services.

California Taxpayers Foot Bill for Legislators' Company Car Crashes

SACRAMENTO, CA –Among the many perks the 80 members of the California State Assembly receive, in addition to a car of their choosing, is a benefit that pays to fix any damage to that vehicle.

Sarasota County Adds a Biodiesel Blend to Fleet Vehicles

CHARLOTTE, NC – Sarasota County has switched to B-5, a blend of petroleum diesel and five-percent biofuel made from soybeans.

Helac PowerTilt Significantly Increases Machine Versatility

Seattle – Helac PowerTilt, a construction equipment attachment from Helac Corporation, has been designed.

Miles Electric Vehicles Debuts Zero Emissions All-Electric Truck at FedFleet Expo

ORLANDO, FL – Miles Electric Vehicles, maker of an advanced line of low-speed all-electric cars and trucks, debuted.

GSA Co-Sponsors FedFleet 2007

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) kicked off the 7th Annual National Motor Vehicle.

Payment Policy Changed for the Use of a Private Vehicle While on Official Business

WILLMAR, MN – Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto said state law prohibits public entities from paying.


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