Government Fleet News

Indiana Looks to Cut Fleet of 13,000 Vehicles by 15%

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 1,000 of Indiana's state vehicles have either been sold in the past two months or are ready for sale, according to a June 7 Associated Press report.

Rocky Mountain Fleet Managers Association Names Six Fleet Manager Certification Graduates

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – The Rocky Mountain Fleet Managers Association (RMFMA), a trade association of 1,000 public-sector fleet managers, has announced the following Professional, Advanced, and Master's Degree Certification Graduates.

Georgia Public to Monitor State Drivers

ATLANTA – Georgia Gov. Sonny Purdue launched a Web site allowing the public to report state employees' bad driving.

WebTech Wireless Expands Presence in Chicago City Fleet

CHICAGO – WebTech Wireless has announced that Chicago has equipped more than 400 of its Water Management Department vehicles with WebTech's wireless tracking and fleet management solution.

New Program Allows Public to Report Bad Drivers in Georgia State Cars

ATLANTA -- From now on, all of Georgia's 21,000 vehicles, except those assigned to law-enforcement use, will have a bumper stick urging motorists to "report my driving," both bad and good, to a new "report my driving" Web site.

Garfield County, Colo., Adds Hybrids to Motor Pool

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – Garfield County now has 11 hybrid vehicles in its motor pool and plans to add five more per year, County Manager Ed Green said, according to the Associated Press.

County EMS Pleads for Staff to Alleviate Shortage

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A sharp increase in emergency calls is becoming almost too much to handle for Guilford County's Department of Emergency Management Services, according to WFMY TV.

Claims Down Against City Vehicles in Seattle

SEATTLE – For the third straight year, the city of Seattle's claim and lawsuit settlement costs were down for 2004, according to the Website...

State of Missouri Buys 170 Vehicles Since Gov. Blunt Took Office

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Since Gov. Blunt took office, state agencies have bought 170 motor vehicles, spending about $3.5 million in all, according to the Associated Press.

Kentucky State Fleet Consolidates Management Under Single Agency

FRANKFORT, KY – Drivers of thousands of state-owned passenger vehicles are to have those vehicles counted and inspected as part of a state government attempt at more effectively managing its fleet, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Connecticut State Fleet Adds 575 Hybrids

HARTFORD, CT – The state of Connecticut is adding 575 hybrids to its fleet of vehicles, according to Newsday. About 125 hybrid vehicles will be integrated into the state's fleet early this summer, Gov. M. Jodi Rell said.

South Carolina State Fleet to Be Reviewed by State Board

COLUMBIA, SC – The state of South Carolina will review a report that says South Carolina could save $52 million by changing the way it buys and manages its fleet of cars, according to WIS TV.

Clean Cities Names Fresno City Fleet of the Year

PALM SPRINGS, CA – The 2005 Clean Cities National Partner Award winner of the City Fleet of the Year was the city of Fresno, Calif., which was recognized at the Clean Cities Conference in Palm Springs.

Nebraska State Agencies Directed by Governor to Use E-85 or Biodiesel

LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman recently signed an executive order that directs all state agencies using fleet vehicles to require state employees to use E-85 ethanol and biodiesel fuel whenever available, and while operating a state flexible-fuel or diesel-powered vehicle.

USPS to Use Alternative Fuel

MINNEAPOLIS – The Northland District of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), based in Minnesota, believes in using E85, according to the Clean Cities Website. The state has more than 125 ethanol fueling sites.

Possible New Location for Salt Lake City's Fleet Facility

SALT LAKE CITY – Van Turner, Salt Lake City councilman, wants to move the city's fleet facility, to open space for housing, retail or other commercial uses, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Douglas County Puts Hybrid Cars Into Fleet

DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR – Fleet Manager Mike Blanck told members of the Douglas County Budget Committee that he plans to buy four hybrid sedans for delivery next fall or winter, according to the News-Review.

Senate Introduces CLEAR Act for Government Fleets

WASHINGTON – In the U.S. Senate, legislation has been introduced that aims to provide tax incentives to encourage the use of alternative fuels and advance technology vehicles, according to the Fleet Focus, the e-mail newsletter produced by the National Association of Fleet Administrators.

Dodge Charger Receives Top Safety Rating From NHTSA

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2006 Dodge Charger the government's highest rating for frontal-impact crash protection.

City of Decatur Receives New Police Cars in Classic Black and White

DECATUR, IL – The city of Decatur, Ill., received the first of the new black and white Chevrolet Impala police cruisers that will replace the present white cars, according to the Herald-Review. The current fleet will be phased out over the next several years.

Dutchess County Legislature Advises on Buying Alt-Fuel Vehicles

MIDDLETOWN, NY – The Dutchess County Legislature is on record requesting that when county agencies buy new vehicles, they consider purchasing alternative-fuel vehicles, according to the Website...

Sheriff's Office in Geauga County Creates Fleet Manager Position

CHARDON, OH – Geauga County Sheriff's Office in Chardon, Ohio, promoted Gerald R. Farrow to the newly created position of fleet manager.

150,000 Crown Victorias Used by Police and Taxi Fleets Recalled by Ford

TUCSON, AZ – Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 150,000 vehicles used by police departments and taxi companies due to reports of problems with insulation on the dashboard becoming overheated, according to the Tucson Citizen.

Salt Lake County to Overhaul Fleet

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – Salt Lake County has announced another overhaul of its fleet operations by selling many of its cars, parking dozens of take-home vehicles, adding hybrids, and switching some SUVs to sedans, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

N.C. County Looks to Consolidate Vehicle Maintenance

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC – Some business owners in Rockingham County, N.C., say efforts to balance the county's budget will hurt their bottom lines, according to WFMY News in Greensboro, N.C.

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