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Tulsa to Reduce Fleet Size by 22 Percent

TULSA, OK - The City of Tulsa also plans to consolidate six garage facilities down to four and purchase a new asset management system next year.

Wright Express Partners With Merit Builders to Accept Universal Fleet Card for EVs

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - Together with Merit Builders, Wright Express recently demonstrated use of its Universal Fleet Card at one of Merit’s Charging Stations during the GSA Sustainable Development Conference in Washington, D.C. in June.

Call for Sustainability All Stars Nominations

TORRANCE, CAGreen Fleet magazine is looking for nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability in the fleet industry.

White House Sets Fuel-Economy Targets for Heavy-Duty & Vocational Vehicles

WASHINGTON - The new fuel-economy and emissions standards will go into effect beginning in MY-2014.

Ankeny Overhauls Fleet Maintenance Procedures to Improve PM & Vehicle Availability

ANKENY, IA - The City of Ankeny is no longer seeing vehicles overdue for maintenance by hundreds, if not thousands, of miles with new procedures in place.

University Installs Lap Belts After Fatal Campus Shuttle Accident

SAN FRANCISCO - The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) expects installation of retractable lap belts on its 53 shuttle buses to be completed by the end of August, and is implementing other safety measures.

Researchers Say Lithium Resources for Electric Vehicles are Plentiful

ANN ARBOR, MI - Researchers from the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Co. conclude that sufficient resources of lithium exist for the next 90 years to supply a large-scale global fleet of electric vehicles through at least 2100.

ASE Posts YouTube Videos Explaining New Computer-Based Test Format

LEESBURG, VA – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has posted two videos that describe what technicians can expect when they take one of ASE’s new computer-based tests.

Krystal Infinity Debuts New Electric Shuttle Bus

BREA, CA and ORLANDO, FL — The 38-foot long plug-in electric vehicle, based on the Krystal KK38 bus model, is capable of a 125-mile range under average loads with a maximum speed of 65 mph.

Photo courtesy Chrysler Group LLC.

Sacramento & San Francisco Testing 28 Ram PHEV Pickups

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, CA - Chrysler Group LLC delivered 14 plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ram 1500 pickups to San Francisco and 14 to Sacramento this week for a three-year demonstration.

Guilford County Acquires Enterprise Fleet Management System

CHANTILLY, VA - The system is designed to automate many formerly manual fleet management processes, optimize use and maintenance of County vehicles and inventory, and improve the vehicle reservation process.

One of the dual-fuel Ford Crown Victorias next to the newly installed fueling station.

Raleigh Converts 10 Patrol Cars to Dual-Fuel Propane Systems

RALEIGN, NC- The Raleigh Police Department also had an on-site propane autogas fueling station installed at the Raleigh North District stationhouse.

San Antonio Issues RFP for Car-Sharing Program

SAN ANTONIO - According to the RFP, the car-sharing program would be located in downtown San Antonio.

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LaRoche Centralizes Huntington Beach Fleet Operations

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Since Robert LaRoche’s move to the City of Huntington Beach in March, he has consolidated fleet operations, leading to improvements such as fleet rightsizing, fuel use reduction, and regulatory compliance improvement.

Blue Star Gas Event Features Propane-Fueled Law Enforcement Vehicles

SALEM, OR - Alliance Autogas’ Darren Engle, director of marketing, gave a presentation on the benefits of using propane autogas as a fuel during a barbecue lunch.

Fleet Managers' Solutions to Today’s Challenges – Video Series Part Three

TORRANCE, CA - Part three of our video series of fleet managers presenting solutions to today's challenges covers managing fuel budgets, green fleet initiatives, and manging aging assets.

Toronto Airport Adds Car-Sharing Kiosks

TORONTO - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) added four more self-service fleet kiosks to further reduce costs, as an expansion of its car-sharing program.

Anchorage Fleet to Undergo Efficiency Evaluation

ANCHORAGE, AK - The Municipality of Anchorage's fleet maintenance services, among other municipal functions, will undergo an evaluation in order to improve efficiency.

CAFE to Increase to 54.5 MPG by 2025

WASHINGTON - The administration's new program proposes vehicle performance equivalent to 54.5 mpg or 163 grams/mile of CO2 by MY-2025.

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ROUSH CleanTech Appoints Beauchamp Sales Manager for Western Region Fleet Sales

LIVONIA, MI - Brad Beauchamp, appointed ROUSH CleanTech government fleet sales manager for the western region, comes from Clean Cities, where he worked as a regional project manager dealing with infrastructure and deployment of alternative-fuel vehicles.

GPS Insight Integrates GPS Tracking Data with Partner Software, Inc.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The integration of GPS Insight's tracking technology into Partner Software's Map Viewer will allow utility cooperatives to better track their resources and service teams.

Frederick Co. Decides Not to Outsource For Now

FREDERICK, MD – Frederick County’s board of county commissioners voted against a potential public-private partnership plan.

USPS Boosts Alt-Fuel Use Between 2009 and 2010

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service released its sustainability report earlier this month, which detailed its progress related to improving its fleet's fuel economy.

The 2010 Equipment Theft Report focuses on what types of equipment are most likely to be stolen and recovered and where in the country thefts and recoveries occur.

Report: 19% of Stolen Equipment Recovered in 2010

JERSEY CITY, NJ and DES PLAINES, IL – According to a Heavy Equipment Theft Report, the top five states reporting the most thefts account for 43 percent of total equipment theft.

Cerritos College&#39;s SCCT center hosted 45 fleet professionals at a  Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) meeting on July 21.<br />

MEMA Meeting Highlights Leadership Skills

CERRITOS, CA – A Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) meeting featured a keynote speech by Joe Healey, CEO of FASTER, information about low-cost alt-fuel training classes, and a vehicle and equipment showcase.



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