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A Vectrix VX-1 model used by NYPD.

NYPD Using Electric Police Bikes for Patrol at 9/11 Memorial in NYC

NEW YORK – The New York Police Department (NYPD) has deployed two all-electric Vectrix VX-1 Law Enforcement Model motorcycles at the NYC 9/11 Memorial Site.

York County Selects Fleet Management and GPS Tracking System

YORKTOWN, VA – York County, Va., selected a new fleet management system and a telematics platform. The County plans to use the system to manage 600 out of the 900 vehicles it oversees directly.

Green Fleet Conference Doubles Floor Space Compared With 2011 Event

TORRANCE, CA - The Green Fleet Conference’s expansion represents growing interest from fleet industry professionals in fleet sustainability and emerging vehicle technologies.

Chrysler Adds AWD to Charger Pursuit, Ford Adds 3.7L V-6 to Police Interceptor

AUBURN HILLS and DEARBORN, MI - Chrysler is adding an all-wheel-drive system to the Charger equipped with the automaker’s 5.7L HEMI V-8. Ford is adding a 3.7L V-6 engine option to its Police Interceptor sedan. Chrysler stated it is testing the AWD system. Ford said its new V-6 engine option for the Police Interceptor is now available.

RMFMA Awards Members & Announces New Leadership at Conference

ARLINGTON, TX - At its annual conference, the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) recognized Wayne Corum from Fort Worth as its Fleet Professional of the Year. New president Mel Galbraith will target the younger generation of potential fleet professionals and announced Corum as president-elect.

City of Dublin Fleet Receives Award for Going Green

DUBLIN, OH - The City of Dublin reported that Clean Fuels Ohio’s state-wide program has designated the City’s Division of Fleet Management as an Ohio Green Fleet.

A Chevrolet Volt from the WeCar car-sharing program that the university has partnered with.

University of Hawaii Manoa to Use Car Sharing Services for Staff and Students

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai’i at Manoa will provide a car-sharing service to its staff, faculty, and students for university business and for personal use.

GSA Automotive Announces 2013-MY Vehicle Contracts

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration on Sep. 10 announced model-year 2013 vehicle contracts for sedans, police, use, emerging technology, light trucks, sport utility vehicles, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Vincentric Analysis Reveals 11 Cost-Effective Hybrid Models

BINGHAM FARMS, MI – Vincentric, a compiler of automotive cost-of-ownership data, announced its 2012 Hybrid Analysis, in which 11 of 25 hybrid vehicles were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their all-gasoline counterparts.

GreenRoad Partners with GPS Insight to Add Advanced GPS Fleet Tracking

REDWOOD CITY, CA - GreenRoad and GPS Insight announced that GreenRoad will offer advanced fleet tracking capability, provided by GPS Insight, as part of its GreenRoad driver performance management service.

Annapolis Outsources Refuse Collection

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The City of Annapolis has outsourced its refuse collection program to a private vendor, Bates Trucking Trash Removal, as part of its 2013-FY budget.

Atlanta Bans City Employee Cell Phone Use While Driving

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta’s council approved an ordinance that prohibits City employees from using a cell phone while driving. The ban applies to employees driving City-owned vehicles and extends to the use of personal vehicles for City business.

Pictured left to right celebrating the first fueling are Chesapeake council members Debbie Ritter, Suzy Kelly (fueling), Robert Ike, and Scott Matheson.

Chesapeake Celebrates Opening of Its First CNG Station

CHESAPEAKE, VA – The City celebrated its "First Fueling" on Sept. 7. Chesapeake currently owns 17 CNG waste trucks and has plans to convert its entire 53-truck waste fleet over the next six years.

One of the City of Tulsa&#39;s CNG vehicles is this Impala bi-fuel motor pool car.<br />

Tulsa Opens First Public CNG Station

TULSA, OK – The City of Tulsa opened its third compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on Sept. 7. The new station is only open to the public, and CNG vehicles operated by the City will continue to be fueled at the two existing fueling stations.

Polk County Sheriff Reduces Maintenance Costs with New Oil Filter

WINTER HAVEN, FL – Use of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filters allows the Polk County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office to extend oil intervals, which in turn reduces vehicle downtime and maintenance costs.

Green Fleet Conference Revamps Ride and Drive Event

TORRANCE, CA - Attendees will have two full hours to get behind the wheel of some of the latest green vehicles available during the “Experience Tomorrow at the Ride & Drive Event,” scheduled for Oct. 2 from 9-11 a.m.

Shreveport Equips 60 Chevrolet Caprice PPVs for Patrol Duty

SHREVEPORT, LA - The Shreveport (La.) Police Department began equipping the first group of its 60 new Chevrolet Caprice patrol cars for patrol duty, according to news website KTBS.

City of Midlothian to Lease Fire Engines

The City of Midlothian, Texas’ city council recently approved the lease of new fire engines as part of the City’s 2012 – 2013 budget, according to news website Wahaxachietx.com.

Bob Stanton.

Stanton Named to Manage City of San Antonio Fleet

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Bob Stanton, CPM, CPFP, has been named assistant director of the Building & Equipment Services Division for the City of San Antonio, effective Sept. 10.

ASE Releases 2012-2013 Testing Calendar

LEESBURG, VA - The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recently released its 2012-2013 registration and testing calendar. Up to 230 days of testing are available in most centers.

Collective Data Provides New Functionality with Software Update

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Collective Data Inc., a provider of fleet and asset management software solutions, has officially released Core Update 6.0.32, a software update that provides a variety of new functionality and enhancements to its comprehensive system.

The Priuses were bought under Pima Community College&amp;rsquo;s vehicle fleet lifecycle-replacement program. Photo courtesy of PPC.

Pima Community College Goes Green with New Priuses

TUCSON, AZ – Pima Community College (PCC) purchased three new Toyota Prius hybrid sedans. The Priuses were bought under PCC’s vehicle fleet lifecycle-replacement program and are part of the College’s 109-vehicle fleet.

The Bobcat S150 featured at APWA&#39;s 2012 International Congress &amp;amp; Expo.

APWA Hosts 2012 Public Works Congress & Expo

ANAHEIM, CA - The 75th annual International Public Works Congress & Exposition, hosted by the American Public Works Association (APWA), included fleet seminars and plenty of equipment on the show floor.

Former El Paso Fleet Chief Indicted for Wire Fraud

EL PASO, TX – A former City of El Paso fleet maintenance chief was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and the deprivation of honest services, according to El Paso Times.

EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Louisiana

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for 14 Louisiana parishes.

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