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The $1 title transfer of surplus vehicles to municipalities replaces the previous auction method, which was "time-consuming and legally intensive." Photo via Westchester County Board of Legislators

Westchester County Approves $1 Transfers of Surplus Vehicles to Municipalities

WHITE PLAINS, NY - Westchester County will now be able to transfer surplus paratransit and shuttle buses for $1 to municipalities that request them through an annual lottery.

How Knoxville Fleet Services Earned its ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

KNOXVILLE, TN - The City of Knoxville's Fleet Services light shop has earned the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence for the third year in a row.

GPS Insight Releases New Configurable GPS Tracking Dashboard Interface

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - GPS Insight has streamlined its GPS fleet tracking solution' dashboard interface and now allows users to create custom tabs to meet user preferences.

Puget Sound Clean Cities Offering Up to $7M in Funding for Clean Diesel Projects

PUGET SOUND, WA - Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition is looking for projects to submit to Washington State's Department of Ecology, which is providing the grant funding.

PropertyRoom.com Awarded NJPA National Contract for Auction Services

STAPLES, MN - National Contract 042911-PRC: “Surplus Asset Liquidation and/or Auction Services with Related Solutions” was added to the competitively bid products and services available to National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) contract purchasing members throughout the nation.

CST Fleet Services Announces “What if……?” Modeling for Fleet Management

WEAVERVILLE, NC - CST Fleet Services of North Carolina announced a unique service package for fleet management called "What if......?" Modeling, a unique way of forecasting scenarios that may lead to cost savings.

Arkansas Offers CNG Conversion Rebates for Fleets

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Energy Office is offering $2.2 million in rebates for fleets, both public and private, to convert or purchase CNG vehicles that will be registered and primarily used in the state.

Honolulu Begins Consolidated Motor Pool Pilot Program

HONOLULU - The City and County of Honolulu is consolidating 44 passenger vehicles from six departments into one motor pool to reduce fleet size, improve utilization, and lower maintenance costs.

Gwinnett County Implements a Range of Programs to Reduce Fuel Use

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnet County is facing a 30-percent increase in fuel costs this year but has taken steps to combat this fuel price increase, from an anti-idling policy to joining a regional fuel-buying co-op.

Fleet Toolbox’s fleetPLAN - Detailed Guides and Formulas for Your Fleet Operation

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet Toolbox's fleetPLAN is a collection of 1,200 pages of plans designed to help fleet managers tackle specific problems in their operation.

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.

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