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Converting fleet vehicles to run on compressed natural gas has helped Alagasco reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save fuel.

Alagasco Fills Fleet Up with CNG

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Alagasco, a Birmingham, Ala.-based natural gas public utility, has been operating 60 of its approximately 600-unit fleet vehicles on compressed natural gas for about 18 months.

Update Your Fleet Information for Top Fleet Listing

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet updates our Top Fleet listing throughout the year to ensure we have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

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Detroit 3's Next Generation Police Vehicles Tested

CHELSEA, MI - About 300 fleet purchasing representatives and law enforcement officers arrived at Chrysler's proving grounds on Saturday to watch drivers from the Michigan State Police put the Detroit 3 police vehicles through acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests.

Most Texas Criminal Justice Fleet Vehicles Won’t be Replaced

HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS - Some 800 of the 2,300 vehicles in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice fleet have reached their lifecycle limits. However, with the $2.5 million available this budget year for replacements, depending on prices and models, only 30 to 40 will be replaced.

Housing Authority to Auction One Third of Fleet

ROCHESTER, NY - The Rochester, N.Y., Housing Authority will auction off a third of its 65-vehicle fleet and has imposed stricter ethics policies and new whistleblower protections as part of a house-cleaning effort within the authority.

Florida Communities Take Delivery of Hybrid Refuse Vehicles

MIAMI - The City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Hialeah in Florida took delivery of a total of 11 hybrid-powered Autocar E3 refuse vehicles after successful field trials last summer.

Natural Gas Training Courses to be Held in Hayward, CA

HAYWARD, CA - Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is offering informational courses to ensure that natural gas vehicle fleets are maintained, fueled, and driven to meet or exceed current safety standards. Two upcoming classes will take place in Hayward, Calif., October 5-7.

Counties Deploy First Propane Autogas Fleet Vehicles

HARRISONBURG, VA - Two South Carolina vehicle conversion centers, Greenville County and Light’N’Up, deployed 15 propane autogas vehicles last month as part of a large-scale, Recovery Act-funded alternative fuel vehicle project in the Southeast United States.

2010 AltCar Expo to Focus on Fleets

SANTA MONICA, CA - A "Focus on Fleets Conference" will take place Oct. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the 2010 AltCar Expo & Conference, designed to focus on providing information on funding, alternative vehicle technology and availability, and infrastructure.

Train Discounts Available for Green Fleet Conference

SAN DIEGO - Amtrak is offering Green Fleet conference attendees a 10-percent discount off the lowest available train fare. The special discount is valid between Oct. 15- 22.

NHTSA, EPA Officials Test Drive Nissan Leaf

WASHINGTON - National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland, and his deputy, Ron Medford, took it out for a spin this week, as did Margo Oge, the director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality.

GPS Insight Ranked No. 281 on Inc. 500 with 1,075% Growth

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Inc. magazine ranked GPS Insight No. 281 on its 29th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.

Kentucky Fleet Auction Generates More Than $350K

FRANKFORT, KY - A September 14 auction of Kentucky's used fleet vehicles — 156 cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs — generated more than $350,000.

Fuel Solutions Forum Promotes EV Network in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN - Leaders from federal, state, and local governments, the automotive industry, and electric utilities recently met in Tennessee at the Fuel Solutions Forum to discuss a national transition to electric transportation.

City of Newton Reduces Fleet

NEWTON, MA - City of Newton, Mass., Mayor Setti Warren is looking to reduce the number of taxpayer-funded cars, a promise he made during his mayoral campaign.

GPS Tracks Chicago City Truck Taken on a Joyride

CHICAGO - GPS tracking systems in Chicago city vehicles, installed to improve employee accountability and speed deployment of limited resources, were recently used to track down a stolen city truck taken for a joyride.

Cape Coral Cancels Take-Home Vehicles

CAPE CORAL, FL - The City of Cape Coral, Fla., is canceling a take-home vehicle policy for some employees. The policy change is effective Oct. 1, and was made to improve efficiency.

City of Northport Looks to Replace Voided Vehicle Policy

NORTHPORT, AL - Dozens of Northport, Ala., city employees, from firefighters and police officers to administrative staff, drive city-owned vehicles every day with no written policy in force. However, this could change if City Council approves a new vehicle policy next month.

Universities Partner with Zipcar

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The University at Buffalo (UB) in New York, Boise State University in Idaho, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) all recently launched new partnerships with Zipcar Inc., providing the campuses with access to the company’s car-sharing services.

Telogis Ranks on Inc.’s List of 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Telogis Inc., the platform for location intelligence, was named to its fourth-consecutive ‘Inc. 5000’ list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Inc. ranked Telogis 761st out of 5,000 companies based on its 400-percent growth from 2006 through 2009.

Fuelman to Host Free Webinar Sept. 21

ATLANTA - Are you a business owner or fleet manager tired of hearing the same tips and tricks for reducing fuel costs and improving your bottomline? On Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. EST, industry experts will be sharing their strategic advice on fuel savings through a live webcast.

Study Recommends 13 Improvements for Boston Fleet

BOSTON - A 16-page report of Boston's Central Fleet Maintenance (CFM) outlines 13 recommendations for the Public Works Department to be implemented over 18 months.

McGonagle Appointed Boston Director of Central Fleet Maintenance

BOSTON - On September 10, Boston Public Works Commissioner Joanne Massaro appointed Jim McGonagle director of Central Fleet Maintenance. The new director is charged with reforming and re-engineering the operations of Central Fleet Maintenance.

15th Annual BusCon Coming to Navy Pier, Chicago

CHICAGO - BusCon, America's convention for buses, will take place at Chicago's Navy Pier September 28-30. Over 50 buses and a wide variety of leading-edge bus accessories and equipment will be on display in the exhibit hall.

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Ford Offers E-Series 50th Anniversary Edition

DEARBORN, MI - Ford marks 50 years of the E-series with production of the 2011 model, a commemorative anniversary edition.

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