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Government Fleet - January/February 2009

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Denver ‘Trashes’ Emissions With ‘Green Machine’
With a new hybrid-hydraulic refuse truck, the City of Denver achieves 25-percent better fuel economy and anticipates reduction of 1,600 gallons of gas.

Fleet Budgets Squeezed by Decreasing Tax Revenues
U.S. economic woes have hit business and industry hard. For government agencies, these turbulent financial times mean significantly decreasing tax revenues and often drastically shrinking budgets.

A New Facility & Outlook For City Of Columbus Fleet
The City of Columbus, Ohio, demonstrates how updating facilities results in more than a new appearance.

Polk County Incentivizes Employees To Reduce Fuel Costs
Polk County, Fl., is implementing a broad strategy to ensure employees who adhere to fuel-efficient guidelines share in the rewards.

Northwest Agencies Partner To Purchase Hybrid Trucks
A consortium of 14 local and state government agencies uses its combined purchasing power to negotiate favorable pricing for medium-duty hybrid trucks. The group also aims to promote the availability of the new technology.

2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager Of The Year Award Nominations
In its 5th year, GF’s Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award, sponsored by ARI, recognizes outstanding achievements by government fleet professionals.

Wirelessly Keeping New York City Streets Clean
With on-the-street inspectors and a wireless reporting system, New York City is making a big dent in street maintenance.

State Fleets Adopt Fuel Cards To Reduce Cost
The States of Indiana and Illinois fleets improve fleet operations and their carbon footprints, all with swipe of a card.

Constable Fleet Saves Through Alternative Fuel
The Clark County, Nev., Constabulary owns its fleet of 21 hybrids and plans to invest in other alternative-fuel options. The unit’s success could be duplicated by other public fleets around the country.

Cedar Rapids Fleet Tested By Flood of 2008
Despite losing 91 units, four out of five garages, all but one fuel island, and an entire data network, the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, fleet staff came together to overcome these challenges and forge a “new normal.”

Off-Road Equipmemt
John Deere Introduces New Utility Fleet Tractor Product Lines
The tractor and utility vehicle manufacturer’s two new product series- the 5 Series and 6D Series – offer work tools to fit government maintenance fleet needs.

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