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NYC Passes Law Requiring Use of Biodiesel Blend Fuel in City Fleet Vehicles

New York City has passed a new law requires the City fleet to use a B5 biodiesel blend in its vehicles beginning July 1, 2014 and a B20 blend starting July 1, 2016, from April to November each year.

Last Chance: Early-Bird Discount for Green Fleet Conference Ends Today!

The $100 Early-Bird Discount expires on Sept. 6 for the Green Fleet Conference & Expo on Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix.

Kawasaki Recalls 57 More Concours 14 Police Motorcycles

Kawasaki announced a recall of 57 model-year 2012-2013 Concours 14 police motorcycles to fix their electrical components. Police accessories installed on the motorcycle may cause the 30-amp main fuse to blow.

Rock Hill currently has two CNG refuse trucks.

Rock Hill to Expand CNG Station & Increase its CNG Fleet

Marty Burr, performance manager for Rock Hill, S.C., said he’s focusing on transitioning the City’s 12 refuse vehicles over to CNG. He estimates savings in fuel costs will pay for the additional cost of CNG refuse trucks in about 14 months.

Chrysler is offering AWD for the 2014 Charger Pursuit. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

Chrysler Details Updates to 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Chrysler detailed the updates for its now available 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedan for law enforcement, including changes to its drivetrain, brakes, exterior look, and new police-specific features, such as Secure Park.

U.S. Postal Service Plans to Solicit National Lease Contract for Mail Delivery Vehicles

The USPS stated it's interested in leasing, with the option to buy, minivans, cargo vans, and high-roof cargo vans for a maximum of three years.

Updated Snow Plow and Salt Spreader Comparison Charts Available from Buyers Products

Buyers Products, maker of SnowDogg snow plows and SaltDogg salt spreaders, offers newly updated snow plow and salt spreader product comparison charts.

Shell Launches Fuel Card for Fleets With 80-Plus Vehicles

Shell, one of the largest fuel card providers in the world, launched the Shell Fleet Navigator Card, a highly flexible fuel card for large fleets.

Early-Bird Discount for Green Fleet Conference Ends Friday

The $100 Early-Bird Discount expires on Sept. 6 for the Green Fleet Conference & Expo on Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix.

Ford Recalls Select 2005-2011 Crown Victoria Police Interceptors

Ford is recalling certain model-year 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles, including Police Interceptors. The recall affects vehicles registered or sold in 22 states and the District of Columbia and addresses possible corrosion in the lower intermediate shaft, which may result in loss of steering.

Texas DOT Purchases New Fleet Asset and Fuel Management System

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) selected AssetWorks for a comprehensive fleet asset, fuel management, unmanned motor pool, and GPS tracking solution.

Santa Fe, N.M., Buys CNG Refuse Truck

The City of Santa Fe received $114,670 in grant funding from the New Mexico Environment Department to partially fund an early vehicle replacement in the City’s solid waste fleet, according to the Environment Department.

Grand Traverse, Mich., Road Commission Selects Fleet Tracking Solution for Snowplow Fleet

The Grand Traverse County, Mich., Road Commission has selected a new fleet tracking system for its fleet of 27 snow plows. The Commission plans to implement Webtech Wireless’s InterFleet Winter Operations solution for the vehicles.

The charging station at Hauke Park in Mill Valley, Calif. Photo courtesy City of Mill Valley.

Mill Valley, Calif., Leases New EVs and Opens New Charging Station

The City of Mill Valley, Calif., has purchased four electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles and recently completed the construction of a $28,000 project to install a new publicly accessible EV charging station.

GST and Government Fleet Launch Regional Public Fleet Summits

The Government Solutions Team (GST) and Government Fleet are partnering to provide Public Fleet Summits (PFS), regional education and networking events that will take place around the country.

Green Fleet Conference Adds Panel on Truck Maker Green Truck Plans

The Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix, has added a panel discussion of truck maker representatives to discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric and more.

Agile Access Control, Inc., Awarded NJPA National Contract for Its FleetCommander Fleet & Motor Pool Solution

FleetCommander creator Agile Access Control, Inc. (Agile) has been awarded a national contract for fleet management and related technology by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Conway, Ark., City Council Approves Purchase of CNG Conversion Systems for Police Vehicles

The City of Conway, Ark., has approved the purchase of compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion systems for eight police vehicles and one new animal welfare department vehicle, according to City documents.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office's new police vehicle decals. Photo via facebook/Madison County Sheriff's Office - NY

Madison County, NY, Sheriff’s Vehicles Have a New Look

Madison County, N.Y., Sheriff’s Office’s new police vehicles have brand new decals, updating a two-decade-old look, according to the Oneida Daily Dispatch.

D.C. Buys 30 New Ambulances and Puts First Deliveries Into Service

The District of Columbia has purchased 30 new ambulances for D.C. Fire & Emergency Medical Services (FEMS). The District has received two vehicles so far and the rest will be delivered by the end of the year, according to District Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s office.

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Seavey Retires From Seattle, Joins PG&E

Dave Seavey, CAFM, Fleet Management Division director for the City of Seattle, announced that he will retire from the City and will join Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) as its director of fleet operations. Chris Wiley, CAFM, fleet operations manager, serves as interim fleet director.

Clayton N.C. Enters Sparta Municipal Lease Program to Buy Police Motorcycles

The Town of Clayton, N.C. is using the financing provided by the program to purchase new BMW police motorcycles.

A green light tells drivers that vehicles are available. They can then tap their City badge to unlock the vehicle and check it out. Photo courtesy of Local Motion.

Sacramento Launches ‘Tap & Go’ Car Share Technology for EV Motor Pool

The City of Sacramento, Calif., fleet is using Local Motion technology to better manage the electric vehicles in its motor pool. The technology allows drivers to use their employee IDs to check out vehicles instead of getting a key and lets them see the remaining battery life on each vehicle.

Quantum parked in front of the University of Michigan’s Law Quad. Photo Credit: Diane Thach

University of Michigan Solar Car Team to Exhibit Innovative ‘Quantum’ EV at 2013 Green Fleet Conference

This national champion vehicle, which uses the same amount of energy as a household hair-dryer, is part of a project that began in 1990.

Three Mississippi Municipalities Begin Converting Vehicles to Natural Gas

Three municipalities in Mississippi — Flowood, Pontotoc, and Quitman — are in various stages of converting City-owned vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG).



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