Government Fleet News

Kingston Mayor Putting Vehicle Take-Home Approvals in Writing

KINGSTON, NY – Kingston, N.Y., Mayor James Sottile has stuck to his pledge to give written permission to employees who take home vehicles, an act he says was required under a rule adopted by the Common Council more than 30 years ago.

Chambers Assumes State of Utah Fleet Responsibilities

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Margaret Chambers has been named Division Director, Fleet and Surplus Property for the State of Utah.

Shelby County Switches to B-20 Biodiesel

MEMPHIS, TN – All diesel-run vehicles in Shelby County's General Services Division could be operating on a percentage of biodiesel by the end of the year.

City of Ukiah Plans to Buy GPS System to Clear Roads in Emergencies

UKIAH, CA – On Oct. 19, the Ukiah City Council signed off on the purchase of a traffic pre-emption system for fire department vehicles, directing staff to bring back the item for final approval at the Nov. 1 council meeting.

Garbage Trucks as Rolling Billboards

MOLINE, IL -- While the City of Moline went live with its five new automated garbage trucks this summer, city fleet manager J.D. Schulte said they'll be going live again, this time wrapped in advertising by local cable company MediaCom.

LA County Citizens Say Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Year Is “Man Sues Himself”

AGOURA, CA – The case of a man who sued himself was the overwhelming choice of citizens throughout Los Angeles County who recently voted in the L.A. Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA).

CCG/FASTER Acquires First Customer in Alaska

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc., producer of the FASTER fleet management system used by top fleets in the nation, acquires its first customer in the State of Alaska.

Burnett Named Public Works Director for City of Macomb, Ill.

MACOMB, ILLINOIS. Macomb Mayor Mick Wisslead has named Walter J. Burnett, CAFM as Public Works Director, to oversee all divisions within the department.

Nassau and Suffolk Counties Join Anti-Diesel Plan

NEW YORK CITY– Nassau and Suffolk counties are part of a comprehensive agreement organized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce diesel emissions.

City of Oneonta Switches Fleet Vehicles to B-20

ONEONTA, NY – The City of Oneonta, N.Y., is running most of its fleet vehicles on B-20 biodiesel.

City of Fort Worth, Texas, Orders New Fleet Managment System

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Fort Worth has purchased CCG Systems, Inc.'s FASTER fleet management software to facilitate the operation of its mixed fleet of 4,500 vehicles.

Wisconsin Barron County Explores Biodiesel Use

BARRON, WI – Barron County Board member Nicole Greschner is promoting a plan to require that regular diesel in the state be mixed with a minimum of two percent biodiesel.

Mitchell 1 Enhances its Shop Management Systems

POWAY, CA – Mitchell 1's OnDemand5 Manager and ManagerPlus Version 5.8 shop management systems have been engineered to support a greater selection of electronic parts catalogs and parts ordering.

Omaha Police Car Stolen While it Was Left Running

OMAHA, NE – Omaha police are asking for help to find a stolen undercover police car, which was stolen while it was left running in a parking lot.

Tucson Fleet Moves to Biodiesel

TUCSON, AR – The City of Tucson, Ariz., has decided to run the majority of its fleet vehicles on biodiesel after completing a successful pilot program.

New Data on Utah State University Van Crash Released

LOGAN, UT – The tires of the 15-passenger van that overturned Sept. 26, 2005, killing eight Utah State University students and their instructor and injuring two others, may have been under-inflated.

National Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey 2006 Educates on Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), the coordinator of National AFV Day Odyssey, released results from a national survey that indicates Americans personally believe that developing alternative fuel sources for cars, trucks, SUVs, and buses is very important to them.

SmartDrive Systems Inc. Establishes New National Award for a Fleet Risk/Safety Manager of the Year

SAN DIEGO, CA – SmartDrive Systems Inc. has established a new national award for a Fleet Risk/Safety Manager of the Year.

Army Launches Vehicle Safety Course

ARLINGTON, VA – Army vehicle drivers are now required to complete a new online course designed to improve driver safety. The Accident Avoidance Course is available through the Army Knowledge online Learning Management Services.

FTA Provides Funding for Advanced Fuel Cell Bus Projects to CALSTART

THOUSAND PALMS, CA – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will provide $12 million in funding for several CALSTART advanced fuel cell bus projects.

San Carlos Police Department Adds Charger to Fleet

SAN CARLOS, CA – The San Carlos Police Department's newest patrol car is the Dodge Charger.

Cities Implement FASTER System

NORFOLK, VA – Several cities across the United States are implementing CCG Systems, Inc.'s FASTER Fleet Management System.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Saves $500,000 Annually

ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently paid off the last of their fleet loans by making a final payment of nearly $600,000 on what had been $11 million of debt.

DOE Publishes Notice of Rulemaking on EPACT 2010 Goal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) outlining a proposed modification to the 2010 goal of 30 percent U.S. motor fuel production to be supplied by replacement fuels.

Wayne County Looking to Hire Fleet Manager

GOLDSBORO, NC – Wayne County officials said they are looking to hire a fleet manager to manage the more than 225 county-owned vehicles.

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