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Ocean City Fire Department Takes Delivery of New KME Predator Fire Engines

OCEAN CITY, MD – The City of Ocean City, Md., has received two new KME Predator fire engines, both of which are replacing two engines that have been in service for more than 20 years.

Hempstead, N.Y., Using Wind Turbine to Generate Hydrogen for Fuel Cell Vehicles

HEMPSTEAD, NY - The hydrogen fuel is used to power Toyota fuel-cell vehicles operated by the Town and a hydrogen/natural gas-fueled bus.

Hanceville, Ala., Gets Free Police Vehicles Through DOD Surplus Program

HANCEVILLE, AL – The City of Hanceville, Ala. has added 10 vehicles to its law-enforcement fleet using a U.S. Department of Defense surplus program, according to an article in The Cullman Times.

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Hopfer Retires from City of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA - Karl Hopfer, fleet superintendent for the City of Anaheim, Calif., retired this month.

Commission Proposes Pooled Vehicles for Torrington Fleet

TORRINGTON, CT - The City of Torrington's fleet was found to be oversized and redundant, with lightly-used vehicles overlapping between departments, according to the Register Citizen.

Minnesota State Fleet Continues to Increase E-85 Use

SAINT PAUL, MN - Between July 2010 and June 2011, the Minnesota State fleet used more than one million gallons of E-85, setting a new record for a 12-month period.

Report Says North Carolina Should Implement State-Wide Fleet Management System

RALEIGH, NC – The State of North Carolina’s Program Evaluation Division released a report on State agencies’ fleet vehicles. The report found a discrepancy between vehicle registration records and the number of vehicles those agencies reported.

Miami-Dade PD Limits Take-Home Vehicle Use

MIAMI – The Miami-Dade Police Department is limiting take-home vehicles to officers within Miami-Dade and Broward counties beginning in January, according to the Miami Herald.

Northeastern State University Oklahoma Automates Motor Pool Management

TAHLEQUAH, OK - Northeastern State University Oklahoma is automating the management of its fleet of university vehicles by implementing the Web-based fleet and motor pool software, FleetCommander.

Indianapolis Using Propane Conversions, Hybrids and EVs to ‘Green’ Fleet

INDIANAPOLIS - Both the Department of Public Works and Office of Sustainability are using a $318,300 grant a the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program to improve fleet fuel economy and reduce emissions.

Maxon Lift Corp. Donates Liftgate to the Non-Profit Marine Corps S.O.S. Organization

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Maxon Lift Corp. donated a Tuk-A-Way 72-25 liftgate to the non-profit Marine Corps S.O.S. Organization of St. Paul.

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.

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