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NTSB Recommends Nationwide Ban on Driver Use of Portable Electronic Devices

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a recommendation to the 50 states, and D.C., to ban driver use of all portable electronic devices in a vehicle, including hands-free devices.

Fleet Review Recommends Montgomery County Improve Vehicle Utilization

ROCKVILLE, MD - A review of Montgomery County's light vehicles stated that improved utilization can result in avoidance of further fleet investments. The County's response stated it is already working on reassigning underutilized vehicles.

Luzerne County Transportation Authority Considering CNG Van Fleet

KINGSTON, PA – The Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) in Pennsylvania is in discussions with UGI Penn Natural Gas to build a compressed natural gas refueling station in Forty Fort to fuel a fleet of about 60 CNG vans, the Times Leader reported.

LA Housing Authority Sees Cost Reduction in EV Test Program

LOS ANGELES - The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has extended and amended an electric vehicle testing program with BYD Motors Inc.

Turlock Irrigation District Using GPS to Improve Safety and Boost Productivity

TURLOCK, CA - The district is using Trimble’s GeoManager system to monitor vehicles, and has seen improvements in productivity and safety, and a reduction in fuel use.

Atlanta Purchases New Snow-Fighting Equipment

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta has purchased 65 new pieces of equipment to ensure the City is better prepared to deal with winter weather.

Mitsubishi Makes First Fleet Delivery of the 2012 i-MiEV to Bay Area’s City CarShare

SAN FRANCISCO - Representatives from Mitsubishi Motors North America conducted the very first fleet delivery of the all-new 100% electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi i to the California Bay Area's City CarShare.

Oklahoma City Opens Fast-Fill CNG Station

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - According to the City, its 89 CNG-fueled vehicles can fuel up in as little as seven minutes using this station.

Terex HyPower Hybrid System Receives ARB Approval

WATERTOWN, SD - The Air Resources Board approval enables the HyPower system to meet the requirements set forth in title 13, California Code of Regulations section 2485.

Ingersoll Rand Wins Award for W7150 Cordless Impactool at the 2011 SEMA Show

ANNANDALE, NJ -The Ingersoll Rand W7150 1/2" cordless Impactool was awarded as one of the top 15 products, the only power tool to be recognized in the top 15.

Petro-Canada Announces Continued Partnership with Voith Turbo

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - Voith extends its warranty program with Petro-Canada’s Heavy Duty Synthetic Blend ATF.

Ford Offers 2012 F-650 Super Duty With Gasoline Engine Option for Municipalities

DEARBORN, MI – At a recent Ford commercial vehicle media event, the automaker said its 2012 Ford F-650 will be available as a gasoline model with a 6.8L V-10 engine. Ford said it created this option to help meet the needs of municipalities looking to reduce costs.

OSHA Revises Tire Charts With New Standards for Single- and Multi-Piece Rim Wheels

WASHINGTON – OSHA has revised its tire servicing reference materials to address its Materials Handling and Storage standard, which is designed to protect workers who service single-piece and multi-piece rim wheels.

Rockford, Ill., Considering Fleet Leasing Plan

ROCKFORD, IL – The City of Rockford, Ill., is considering a four-year plan to replace its fleet through leasing. The plan would reduce the fleet’s size by 21 percent, from 590 vehicles to 462.

Montclair (Calif.) PD's Capt. Michael deMoet. Photo: Paul Clinton.

Montclair PD Chooses Caprice PPV

MONTCLAIR, CA -The Montclair Police Department decided to replace its fleet of Ford Crown Vics with Chevrolet Caprice PPVs.

NexTraq Celebrates Unprecedented Success in 2011

ATLANTA – NexTraq, the value leader of GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions, spent 2011 focused on its commitment to customer service and providing industry leading advances in the telematics industry.

Southern Calif. Police Fleets Test Motorcycle Rotors

SAN DIEGO - Southern California police fleets are testing out a new brake system from PureForge, a corporation that develops clean brake products, through its Police Department Pilot Program.

New Mexico Reduces State Fleet by 253 Vehicles

SANTA FE, NM – New Mexico’s Governor Susana Martinez released an update on efforts to cut costs, one of which was reducing the size of the State’s fleet.

New Jersey State Agencies Prepare Fleets for Winter

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation, NJ Turnpike Authority, NJ Transit, and South Jersey Transit Authority have been preparing their vehicles for use in snow-clearing and de-icing efforts.

Trenton Using Grant to Purchase New Computers in Patrol Cars

TRENTON, NJ – The City of Trenton, N.J., is using a federal technology program grant to purchase new computers for its police vehicles, according a Times of Trenton article.

The solar panel installation will power, among other things, four EV chargers for City vehicles.

City of Sacramento Fleet Installs Solar-Powered EV Chargers

SACRAMENTO, CA - The City of Sacramento celebrated the completion of the first of four solar installations on City facilities. The fleet's six new plug-in electric vehicles will be charged using power from the solar panels.

Corpus Christi Fleet Auction Brings In $800K

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The auction of approximately 250 units was larger than previous auctions due to a recent study that recommended the fleet reduce its size.

An attendee tries out a police vehicle at the Michigan State Police vehicle testing. Photo: Michigan State Police

Michigan State Police Publishes 2012 Test Report

LANSING, MI - The Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit has published its test report of 2012 model-year vehicles.

DC Water Gains Real-Time Visibility over Fleet Running Costs

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority (DC Water) recently contracted with Chevin Fleet Solutions as its fleet management software provider.

Bergen County Cuts Fleet by 123 Vehicles

HACKENSACK, NJ - County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan said the County has auctioned 123 take-home vehicles and reduced its fleet’s fuel use by 22,000 gallons, which saved approximately $66,000.



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