Government Fleet News

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.

Boston Police Fleet Has 184 Take-Home Vehicles

BOSTON, MA – More than 180 Boston Police Department employees are assigned personal take-home cars, with all gas paid for by taxpayers.

Las Vegas Valley Water District Earns Fleet Certification

Las Vegas, Nev. – The Las Vegas Valley Water District's (LVVWD) Fleet Services Division has successfully completed the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association's (RMFMA) Fleet Certification program and is now a certified Industry Competitive Fleet Management Operation.

California Fuel Cell Partnership Announces Strategy to Further the Commercialization of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

ANAHEIM, CA - On Oct. 4, members of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) announced a plan to further the commercialization of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles at the Orange County Auto Show.

Automakers Get Court Nod to Fight Cal Rules

FRESNO, CA – A federal judge in Fresno turned down California's request to throw out the challenge to the state's greenhouse gas by major automakers.

Major Police Supply Adds In-House Graphics to Complete Turnkey Services for Emergency Vehicles

KENVIL, NJ – Major Police Supply, the emergency vehicle equipment company, has added a full-service, in-house Graphics Division to their service and installation shop in New Jersey.

DoD Wants a Humvee That Sips Gas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Defense Department wants a new Humvee because, among other things, the current models consume too much fuel.

Smithtown Chooses CNG to Cut Refuse Collection Costs

SMITHTOWN, NY – Faced with rising refuse collection costs, the Town of Smithtown, N.Y., is requiring its refuse collection contractors to use compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks.

John Deere Power Systems Sponsors Alternative-Fuel Education Day

WATERLOO, IA – John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) is a sponsor of the third National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey, which will take place Oct. 12 at numerous locations in the United States and Canada.

Problems With Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Increase as More Manufacturers Employ New Emission Standards

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – As manufacturers of heavy-duty truck engines strive to meet government-regulated emission standards by implementing new emission technologies, customers are increasingly experiencing problems with their engines.

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