Government Fleet News

City Vehicle Use Policy Scrutinized

HATTIESBURG, MS – Although most city business shuts down at 5 p.m., it's not uncommon to see a City-owned automobile out on the streets after-hours.

Cost-Cutting Plan: No City Cars at Home

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Indianapolis hopes to soon save millions of dollars by eliminating a long-standing perk for about 400 city and county employees: vehicles they can take home after hours.

IDOT: Prevent Farm Vehicle Collisions

AMES, IOWA – With harvest season approaching, the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) and local law enforcement are reminding drivers to watch for slow-moving vehicles on rural roadways and exercise patience when passing them.

Audit Shows Colorado Springs Utilities Didn't Follow Vehicle Policy

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Colorado Springs Utilities ignored its own policies for vehicles driven to and from work by employees, according to a city audit.

Four More States Join WSCA

LEXINGTON, KY - Four more states — Rhode Island, Iowa, West Virginia, and Colorado — have joined the Western State Contracting Alliance (WSCA) contract for a state contract that offers discounted prices and a multiple award schedule of vehicle lifts.

LAPD Patrol Cars to Get Sticky-GPS-Tracker Cannon

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will be able to fire sticky GPS tracker devices at fleeing miscreants' cars as soon as next year.

State Employees' Car Rentals Shot up After Privatization Deal With Enterprise

HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut state auditors said they can't tell whether the state's controversial privatization of a daily motor pool in 2003 saved any money.

First-Ever Public Sector Salary Survey Available Online

TORRANCE, CA – How do public sector fleet manager salaries stack up? Government Fleet takes an industry-first, exclusive look at all aspects of public sector fleet manager salaries.

Lawmaker Seeks Flex-Fuel Deal Subpoenas

SACRAMENTO - A state senator said Tuesday that he will seek subpoenas to force members of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration to testify about what he described as a non-competitive purchase of state fleet vehicles from General Motors.

White Rock City Fleet Could Switch to Biodiesel

WHITE ROCK, CANADA – The City of White Rock, Canada's entire fleet of diesel-powered vehicles could be running on environmentally friendly biodiesel by next year.

CCG/FASTER Purchases New Facility

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc, developer of the FASTER fleet management system, is moving to a new facility to accommodate its growth.

Clean Vehicles NOW! Conference Launches Next Era in Green Technology

SEATTLE – A first-of-its-kind green fleet initiative to bring more clean and climate-friendly vehicles to King County has been launched by Executive Ron Sims, environmental leaders, and cities throughout the county.

Transportation Unions Vow to Stop Outsourcing of US Postal Service Positions

WASHINGTON – The Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO, is committed to put a stop to outsourcing at the United States Postal Service (USPS) and protecting the income and retirement security of public transit workers.

Right to Repair Act Continues to Gain Momentum in Congress

WASHINGTON – Congressional support for the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act of 2007 (H.R. 2694) has reached 30 sponsors.

City of Moline and Waco Transit Acquire FASTER Fleet Management System

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Moline, Ill., and Waco Transit, Texas, have implemented CCG Systems, Inc.'s FASTER fleet management system.

The 23rd International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS-23) to Be Held Dec 2-5

ANAHEIM, CA – EVS-23: Sustainability —The Future of Transportation features the latest advancements in the global marketplace.

APWA Congress Attracts 8,000 Attendees

SAN ANTONIO – American Public Works Congress and Exposition took place in San Antonio, Texas from Sept. 9–12. It was the second largest congress with 8,000 attendees and 450 exhibitors.

Minnesota State Agencies on Pace to Double E-85 Fuel Use in 2007

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state government agencies are on a pace to double their use of E-85 in 2007.

EPA Releases Underground Storage Tank Guidelines

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its final “Grant Guidelines to States for Implementing the Operator Training Provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.”

Hawaii Takes the First Step to Being a 100 Percent Biodiesel State

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii is taking a big step toward becoming a green state with the policy they have enacted with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) in association with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

License Plate Scanners Help Recover Stolen Cars, But Raise Concerns

PHOENIX – Officer David Callister was about to drive past the 1991 Nissan sedan when an alert sounded inside his cruiser and an image of a license plate flashed on his laptop.

For Flexcar, No Way Around New Tax

SEATTLE – Thousands of King County residents who use the Flexcar car-sharing service will be charged an extra 9.7-percent rental-car tax..

City of Pocatello Begins Biodiesel Project

POCATELLO, IDAHO – The City of Pocatello, Idaho, is beginning their biodiesel pilot project. A total of five departments in the city are involved in the project and will begin to use biodiesel fuel.

Nampa Police Cruisers Goes Green

NAMPA, IDAHO – The Nampa Police Department has gone green. Effective Saturday, its entire 118-vehicle fleet is operating on ethanol-based fuels.

New Mexico State University Goes Green With On-Campus Vehicles

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The latest “green machine” on the New Mexico State University (NMSU) campus is actually white, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News.


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