Government Fleet News

Nominations for GF's 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year to Begin Dec. 13

TORRANCE, CA – Nominations for Government Fleet magazine's third-annual 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year begin Dec. 13.

Fleet Counselor Services to Redesign Existing Certification Program

MESA, AZ-Fleet Counselor Services Inc. (FCS) is redesigning its existing certification program, resulting in the introduction of two new product lines for 2007.

Mercury Associates Awarded GSA LogWorld Contract

GAITHERSBURG, MD – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a GSA Logistics Worldwide Services Schedule (LogWorld) contract to Mercury Associates, Inc., an independent fleet management consulting company in North America.

Pittsburgh to Upgrade its Police, Fire, EMS, & Sanitation Fleets

PITTSBURGH, PA – This past summer, the City of Pittsburgh made a $7 million, 86-vehicle upgrade to its fleet of 1,000 cars and trucks.

Odyne Corp. Announces Sales & Marketing Alliance With Nassau Suffolk Truck to Service Fleets in New York Tri-State Region

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corporation has entered into a sales and marketing agreement with Nassau Suffolk Truck, a regional medium-and heavy-duty truck fleet services firm, located in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Manteca Police Use New Tool to Fight Car Theft

MANTECA, CA – The Manteca Police Department's #5143 police car is undergoing a high-tech transformation.

Lift Association Elects Officers & Directors

CORTLAND, NY – The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) elected Jerry Lentz of Challenger Lifts, Inc. (Louisville, KY) to serve as chairman of the board of directors during the Association's recent Annual Membership Meeting.

BAF Recognized With NGV Achievement Award

DALLAS, TX – BAF Technologies, a provider of natural gas and propane vehicle upfits, has received the National NGV Achievement Award given by NGV America and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation.

Alternative Car and Transportation Expo to Feature Advanced Technology Cars

SANTA MONICA, CA – A comprehensive exposition of technologically advanced, alternative-fuel, and high-MPG vehicles will be on display at The Alternative Car and Transportation Expo in Santa Monica, Calif., Dec. 9-10.

Idling Police Cars in Ottawa to Go Under Microscope

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – At a time when its fleet spending is under scrutiny, the Ottawa Police Service has joined a federal research project studying idling cruisers.

Chevron's Lubricants University Introduces New Courses on Automotive and Industrial Greases

SAN RAMON, CA – Chevron's Lubricants University, an educational Web site, is introducing two new courses, “Automotive Grease” and “Industrial Grease,” as part of its course catalog.

Durham Officials to Buy 79 Police Vehicles

DURHAM, NC – Durham officials are preparing to buy 79 new police cars, and say they'll take steps to make sure the new vehicles don't end up parked in a city lot because workers can't equip them fast enough.

Study Indicates Biodiesel Standards Needed

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Two important transport studies have been released in the United States recently — the first gives reasons for introducing and enforcing biodiesel fuel standards, and the other shows massive fuel savings regarding aerodynamic improvements.

Certified Equipment Adds Texas DOT Chassis Inspection

PASADENA, TX – Certified Equipment Sales & Service is adding Texas State Department of Transportation (DOT) chassis inspections to its list of services at its Pasadena, Tex., facility.

Mitch Poe, program operations specialist for the Motor Pool, left of center, and David Carr, Motor Pool manager, right of center, on Monday discuss the process of cleaning out a diesel tank.

University of Washington Motor Pool Is Going Green

SEATTLE, WA – The University of Washington is switching to cleaner fuels and using more hybrid vehicles are part of a larger effort at making more environmentally sound, sustainable choices.

Nominations for GF's 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year to Begin Dec. 13

TORRANCE, CA – Nominations for Government Fleet magazine's third-annual 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year begin Dec. 13.

Natural Gas Delivers Forum to Be Held in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, CA – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVI) and Clean Energy Fuels are hosting a forum for truck fleets to be held Jan. 24, 2007, in Long Beach, Calif.

Engine Manufacturers Struggle With B-20 Certification Effort

CHICAGO, IL – The Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) is struggling to carry out a recently unveiled test specification for determining how 20 percent biodiesel blends (B-20) perform in advanced diesel engines, a top official with the group said this week, noting that many technical barriers remain.

Toyota Unveils 8-Series Lift Truck

IRVINE, CA – Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) has unveiled its line of 8-Series lift trucks, which includes 3,000-6,500 lb., internal combustion cushion and pneumatic tire models.

Hand-Me-Down Truck Helps City Fleet

MASCOTTE, FL – The City of Kissimmee, Fla., is selling off one of its older garbage trucks to City of Mascotte, which already has one truck and wants another for a backup.

Indianapolis Salt Trucks Will Be Assisted by Computer on Snow Routes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – At the Indianapolis DPW garage, they're preparing to fight the same old snow with a new tool.

Northern California Cities Push for Plug-In Hybrid Availability

BERKELEY, CA – City leaders in Berkeley, Calif., announced the city's intent to purchase a fleet of plug-in hybrid vehicles once automakers begin producing these cars commercially.

National Biodiesel Board Warns of Low-Quality Biodiesel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Recent fuel quality testing results prompted the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) to issue a “winter weather advisory” warning, according to Today's Trucking Online.

Ohio University Adds First Hybrid Car to its Vehicle Fleet

ATHENS, OH – With the purchase of a 2007 Honda Civic hybrid car by Ohio University (OU) Transport and Parking Services, students, staff, and faculty now have a chance to drive in a hybrid car.

Morales Named Fleet Manager for City of Miami, Fla.

MIAMI, FL – Victor Morales was named fleet manager for the City of Miami, Fla.

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