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The City of Naperville's new gasifier Green Fuels Depot facility.

Naperville Opens Facility That Converts Yard Waste to Fleet Fuel

NAPERVILLE, IL – The City of Naperville, Ill. opened its new “Green Fuels Depot” gasifier facility, which will provide electricity, hydrogen, and ethanol for the City’s fleet and other municipal uses.

Tulsa Prepares Fleet for Winter Weather

TULSA, OK – The City of Tulsa announced has prepared its fleet for winter weather by adding a number of vehicles and snow-clearing equipment, among other measures.

NHTSA Opens New Safety Investigation Into Chevrolet Volt Battery Fires

WASHINGTON - NHTSA announced a formal investigation into post-crash battery fires in the Chevrolet Volt following testing in mid-November. On Monday, Nov. 28, General Motors issued a response to NHTSA’s announcement, saying that it is launching new customer satisfaction and safety initiatives related to this investigation.

Cuyahoga Falls Considers Outsourcing Parts Room

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - NAPA would replace the City's parts specialist, who is about to retire, with two employees, according to Patch.

Payson Switches to Leasing for Police Fleet

The Payson Police Department has switched to leasing its police fleet rather than purchasing and has received 18 new Ford Explorers, the Daily Herald reported.

Marie Stopes International Partners with Chevin Fleet Solutions

FITCHBURG, MA - Marie Stopes International, a non-government organization and humanitarian sexual health charity, has partnered with Chevin Fleet Solutions to help streamline its worldwide fleet operation.

The Raleigh, N.C., Police Department converted 10 patrol cars, yielding an estimated annual savings of at least $30,000 in fuel costs.

Law Enforcement Fleets Expect Savings with Autogas Conversions

ASHEVILLE, NC - The Vestavia Hills, Ala., Police Department is among those that have recently converted cruisers to run on propane autogas. The department outfitted 14 Crown Vics with bi-fuel systems and installed an on-site autogas station.

Military Bases Contract with Enterprise WeCar for Carsharing

ST. LOUIS - The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is bringing carsharing to Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado and Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina through WeCar by Enterprise.

The CODA all-electric sedan was available after the meeting for test driving.

OC Sanitation District Hosts MEMA Meeting

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA - The Orange County Sanitation District hosted a Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) meeting Nov. 17, which focused on fleet certification, technician training, an improved brake rotor, and the CODA all-electric sedan.

2011 Los Angeles Auto Show Gallery

LOS ANGELES - With the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in full swing, the automakers have revealed a number of vehicles, in addition to having their existing models on display.

Adams County Changes Policies Following Fleet Corruption Allegations

BRIGHTON, CO - Adams County, Colo., is adopting new policies and creating educational training sessions to prevent future problems. The County's former public works director allegedly provided county equipment, materials, and workers for contractor use.

Cellcontrol Distracted Driving Solution Now Fully Compatible With Major Telematics Solutions

ATLANTA – Cellcontrol announced that its award-winning solution is now fully compatible with most major telematics devices that also utilize the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port.

Maxon Lift Corp. Launches Redesigned Website

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - The fresh design is part of our company focus to provide clarity of communication and optimize overall customer experience.

EPA and DOE Release 2012 Annual Fuel Economy Guide

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have released their 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, which provides users with fuel economy and emissions information for 2012-MY vehicles.

Ford and Azure Dynamics Introduce the Transit Connect Electric Wagon

DEARBORN, MI - Ford said it derived the Wagon from the Transit Connect Electric and that the vehicle is designed to transport cargo or passengers.

CODA Begins Production of Sedan

LOS ANGELES – CODA has started production of its five-passenger electric mid-size sedan. The company said it will offer a 10-year, 100,000-mile battery warranty for the vehicle and a U.S. base MSRP of $39,900.

DOT & EPA Officially Release 2017 - 2025 Proposed Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON - Public hearings on the new fuel-economy standards will take place in January in Detroit, in Philadelphia, and in San Francisco to allow further public input.

2012 GFX Call for Papers

TORRANCE, CA - The 2012 Government Fleet Expo and Conference planning committee invites interested parties to submit papers for consideration for speaking opportunities.

FleetMatics Enhancements Include Industry Benchmarks, Fuel Card

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL - The FleetMatics 8.5 GPS vehicle tracking system offers new features such as industry benchmarks, speed limits, and the FleetMatics fuel card.

Smith Electric Opens New York Plant, Governor Announces EV Incentive

KANSAS CITY, MO - Smith Electric Vehicles will open a manufacturing facility in New York City, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the development of a federally-funded, multi-year commercial EV buyer incentive program.

Tulsa Brings In $800,000 From Auction

TULSA, OK - Some of the vehicles sold were identified in the audit conducted by CST Fleet Services, which recommended reducing the fleet’s size by 568 vehicles.

City of Aurora, Colo., Buys 67 Chevrolet Caprice PPVs

AURORA, CO – The City of Aurora’s police department will receive the first delivery of 34 Chevrolet Caprice PPV patrol cars by the end of the year, according to a release from the department.

Bobcat Company Announces Price Increase Effective Dec. 1

WEST FARGO, ND - Models scheduled to become 2012 Interim Tier 4 (iT4) compliant will increase in price by 5.25% on Dec. 1.

NHTSA Says Volt Still Safe After Investigating Battery Fire

DETROIT - NHTSA said it intends to continue to test the lithium-ion battery in the Chevrolet Volt but that based on the available data, the Volt is as safe as a gasoline-powered vehicle.

Greg Morris, CEM, Operations and Maintenance fleet manager for the County, said outsoursing the parts room frees up county monies held in inventory and ensures quicker parts delivery.

Sarasota County’s Outsourced Parts Room Expected to Save $180K Annually

SARASOTA, FL - Sarasota County, Fla., Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Fleet Services recently outsourced its parts room, which had more than $350,000 of inventory monthly with yearly purchases totaling more than $1 million.

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