Government Fleet News

Dodge Chargers Will Be Added to Police Fleet for Long Beach, N.Y.

LONG BEACH, NY – The Long Beach Police Department received approval from the City Council to buy five Dodge Charger police cruisers under New York's state's contract.

Audits Reveal Lack of Control of Fleets

DENVER, CO – Several audits of local, state, and national government fleets reveal weaknesses in controlling personal use of government-owned vehicles.

CCG Systems Signs Fleet Management Contract With Dot.Comm

NORFOLK, VA – Douglas County and the City of Omaha, Neb., have signed contracts to implement FASTER — CCG Systems, Inc.'s fleet management solution — through the Douglas-Omaha Technology Commission (DOT.Comm) venture.

INSIDE BUSINESS Names CCG Systems, Inc. One of Top Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc./FASTER was recognized by INSIDE BUSINESS magazine as one of the top 25 Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads.

Salt Lake City Buys ‘Chariots' for Parking Officers

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City has bought one new three-wheeled scooter for its parking enforcers, and four more are on the way.

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.

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