Government Fleet News

North American Cities Take to Hybrid Buses

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The recent popularity of hybrid cars has obscured an even more impressive surge in North American demand for diesel-electric city buses.

Indiana University Considers Outsourcing Maintenance of 600 School Vehicles on Bloomington Campus

BLOOMINGTON, IND. - City and county officials are urging Indiana University (IU) trustees to block the possible outsourcing of some school operations.

Avon Lake Passes Smoking Ban Affecting All City Vehicles and City Buildings

AVON LAKE, OHIO -- The Avon Lake City Council in Ohio on Dec. 19. passed an indoor smoking ban affecting all city property, including vehicles as well as buildings, to bring city law into compliance with the statewide indoor smoking ban passed by Ohio voters Nov. 7.

Wichita City Fleet Workers Worry about Plan to Privatize Fleet Maintenance Department

WICHITA, KS -- Just a few months after an international company appeared poised to take over the city of Wichita's fleet maintenance department, it has backed out and two new companies have stepped in.

UC Irvine Extension Offers Unique and Comprehensive Motor Fleet Safety Course

IRVINE, CA – To meet the demands of the changing fleet industry, UC Irvine Extension in California is offering a new course, titled “Motor Fleet Safety for the Safety and Health Professional,” that explores how to develop safety practices and procedures for motor fleet departments.

Pennsylvania Pursues Biofuels Leadership

HARRISBURG, PA – According to Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell, $3 million will be used to fund alternative-fuel incentive grants.

Bloomingdale Public Works Building Collapses & Damages Fleet Vehicles

BLOOMINGDALE, MI – The collapse of the Village of Bloomingdale public works building over the weekend of Dec. 9-10 damaged several village vehicles inside and severed some natural-gas lines.

Five Dodge Chargers Added to El Paso Police Fleet

EL PASO, TEXAS – The El Paso Police Department has added five new Dodge Chargers to its fleet as part of a pilot program to test the vehicles' effectiveness.

National Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo to Be Held Apr. 1-4, 2007

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is holding the 13th National Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo on Apr. 1-4, 2007.

Shenandoah Police Department Adds Dodge Charger to Fleet

HOUSTON, TX – The Shenandoah, Tex., City Police Department recently made the addition of four rear-wheel-drive 2006 Dodge Chargers to its patrol fleet.

Government Fleet Magazine Accepting Nominations for 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is accepting nominations for the 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

Government Fleet Magazine Accepting Nominations for 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is accepting nominations for the 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Extends FleetWave Capabilities

FITCHBURG, MA – Chevin Fleet Solutions has extended the capabilities of its Web-based fleet management information system, FleetWave, to enable real-time remote input of business critical fleet information.

Ottawa City Council to Vote on Banning Personal Use of City Vehicles

OTTAWA, IL – The issue of personal use of city vehicles will likely be brought up for a vote at the next regular Ottawa, Ill., City Council meeting, Dec. 19.

Washington Switches to Impala for State Fleet

OLYMPIA, WA – Following Ford's decision to discontinue the Taurus, Washington's motor vehicle buyers are turning to the Chevrolet Impala as the mainstay for state agencies starting next year.

Corpus Christi City Employees Demonstrate Careful Driving

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – City of Corpus Christi, employees showed their savvy behind the wheel at the Annual Vehicle Safety “Roadeo” Contest.

Reed Joins Dossier Maintenance Solutions Team

BURLINGTON, NJ – David Reed has joined Arsenault Associates as fleet management consultant.

State of Indiana Increasing Snowplow Fleet

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana state highway department has bought 76 new snowplows, and says that means its trucks will spend more time plowing and less time in the repair shop.

Fuel Prices Will Drive Market Toward Alt Fuels

NEW YORK, NY – A Department of Energy recently released report suggests that energy markets will shift further toward alternative sources in the coming years, driven primarily by higher prices for traditional fossil fuels and recently enacted public policy.

Man Wants to Buy Liposuctioned Fat to Create Biodiesel

MIAMI, FL – Lauri Venoy, a Norwegian businessman who now lives in Miami, is negotiating with Jackson Memorial Hospital to obtain the 11.5 liters of human fat obtained from liposuction operations every week.

Strong Impact of EPACT2005 Is Seen in EIA Analysis of U.S. Energy Supply and Price

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a midterm forecast and analysis of the U.S. energy supply, demand, and prices through 2030.

Colorado Springs Teams With El Paso County for Faster Snow Removal

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Colorado Springs' snow-removal process could get a little quicker. The City made an agreement last week with El Paso County.

Michigan State Fleet Agency Debuts E-85 Fuel Center

LANSING, MI – The state of Michigan has debuted an E-85 alternative-fuel center at the Department of Management and Budget's Vehicle and Travel Services Fleet Operations and Repair facility.

CCG Systems Issues Retraction

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc. is issuing the following retraction: A press release was mistakenly issued on Nov. 28, 2006, announcing the implementation of FASTER fleet management system at the City of North Las Vegas, Nev.

Pittsburgh Receives Fuel Grant to Help Convert Fleet to Biodiesel

PITTSBURGH, PA – The City of Pittsburgh has received a $304,000 grant from Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection to spend on alternative-fuel technologies.

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