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Maricopa County Upgrades Fuel Management System

PHOENIX - Maricopa County, Ariz., will be upgrading 1,900 of its fleet vehicles and 11 fueling sites with the AIM2 fuel monitoring system from FuelMaster.

City of Stamford Addresses Fleet Safety

STAMFORD, CT - The City of Stamford, Conn., is taking a proactive approach to address driver safety among its employees, including a revised fleet safety policy and a "How's my Driving" bumper-sticker program.

Free ePaper Offers Tips to Reduce Fleet Size

SAN DIEGO - As public fleets face vehicle reductions, Networkfleet, Inc., offers a new ePaper, "Meeting Government Mandates to Reduce Fleet Size," which provides details on how wireless fleet management can help governments exceed fleet optimization goals.

Coulomb Technologies Achieves New UL Listings from Underwriter Laboratories

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies announced Oct. 6 that its ChargePoint CT500 and CT2000 charging stations have been certified to Underwriters Laboratories’ new requirements UL Subject 2594.

Golf Outing Oct. 20 for NAFA PSW Chapter

TUSTIN, CA - The NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter will hold its annual Outing & Management Meeting Oct. 20 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. Reservations are due no later than Oct. 14.

City Limits Residential Parking for Company Vehicles

McHENRY, IL - A new ordinance recently passed by City Council now allows commercial vehicle parking in driveways, but limits the number of vehicles to one.

Illinois Becomes Latest State to Ban Lead Weights

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois has become the latest state to ban the use of lead wheel weights, following New York's decision to ban them this past July.

Indiana DOT Builds 115 Autogas Fueling Stations

INDIANAPOLIS - As part of the state's alternative fuel vehicle conversion project, Indiana Department of Transportation is installing 115 propane autogas fueling stations. The $3.2 million contract was awarded to Alliance AutoGas.

City Relocates Storage Garage, Ends Joint Contract with Neighboring City

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken, N.J., on September 26 relocated its garage housing municipal vehicles back to its original Public Works Municipal Garage. The move corresponded with the expiration of a 60-day agreement with neighboring City of Weehawken to share a city vehicle storage location.

The Prius PHV is capable of running on electricity for approximately 13 miles at speeds up to 62 mph, at which point it operates as a conventional Prius hybrid.

Georgetown University Tests Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University will be loaned two Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHV) as part of a demonstration program launched Sept. 29.

U.S. Army Receives Prototype Plug-In Hybrid Conversion

WARREN, MI - The U.S. Army has been delivered a prototype electrified vehicle from Bright Automotive for review and testing.

Telogis Introduces New Fuel Card Reconciliation Report for Telogis Fleet

ALISO VIEJO, CA - This new feature compares data that matches fuel card transactions and GPS-provided vehicle locations to verify authorized use of the card in one easy-to-read report. If a card is used without an approved vehicle within a specified range, that information is called out on the report to the fleet manager.

Audit Finds Nevada Motor Pool Can Save $1.6 Million

CARSON CITY, NV - An audit of the Motor Pool Division of the Nevada Department of Administration found the Motor Pool can save $1.6 million by delaying new vehicle purchases and reducing its fleet by 73 low-use vehicles assigned to state agencies.

Kawasaki's Concours 14 ABS P will become the primary enforcement motorcycle of the California Highway Patrol. Photo courtesy of Beaudry Motorsports.

CHP Adopts Kawasaki's Concours 14 P Motorcycle

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Highway Patrol is adopting the Kawasaki Concors 14 ABS P as its primary enforcement motorcycle, following the state's awarding of a contact to Beaudry Motorsports Inc., to supply the bikes.

Study Finds Cape Coral Police Take-Home Policy Cheaper than Car Pool

CAPE CORAL, FL - A study of City of Cape Coral, Fla., police department vehicle policy found that its current take-home program is cheaper than switching to a pooled vehicle program.

Photo from Richard Battersby

UC Davis Tests Biodiesel Sedans

DAVIS, CA - University of California, Davis Fleet Services has begun a pilot project to test the use of biodiesel in passenger sedans. Two 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI sedans have been placed into Fleet Services short-term Motor Pool.

The Micro Bird G5 Roush liquid propane-powered E-450 uses the Ford 6.8L, V-10 engine which runs on the ROUSH liquid propane injection fuel system.

Propane Vehicles Showcased at BusCon

CHICAGO - Roush Performance and CleanFuel USA at BusCon Sept. 28-29 showcased propane autogas-fueled shuttle buses that cut carbon and particulate emissions and lower fuel costs while delivering the horsepower and torque of a diesel-powered bus.

Southern California City Fleets Go Green with Reusable Filters

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - The City of Culver City and the City of Westminster in California have been using Pure Power! oil filters in an effort to reduce waste and maintenance expenses.

Madison Gas and Electric to Expand EV Charging Network in Dane County

MADISON, WI - Coulomb Technologies and Madison Gas and Electric announced on September 28 plans to install 18 additional ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles in and around Dane County.

FleetCor Announces New Chevron and Texaco Universal Business MasterCard

ATLANTA - FleetCor Operating Company, LLC announced the availability of the Chevron and Texaco Universal Business MasterCard, which provides companies the tracking benefits of a fuel card system with the flexibility to make fuel purchases wherever MasterCard cards are accepted.

Center for Professional Fleet Certification to Hold First Meeting

KINGSTON, NJ - The Center for Professional Fleet Certification (CPFC), an alliance of fleet industry associations, entities, and universities formed to advance the fleet management profession, will hold its first Board of Directors organizational and strategic planning meeting Oct. 10-11 in New Orleans.

NAFA PSW Chapter to Hold Golf Outing Oct. 20

TUSTIN, CA - The NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter will hold its annual Outing & Management Meeting Oct. 20 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. Reservations are due no later than Oct. 14.

New Fleet Dept. Proposed for Delaware Port Authority

CAMDEN, NJ - The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) board approved the creation of a new Fleet Management Department, which will result in the creation of two new staff positions: a director of fleet management and a fleet shop manager. The resolution is now being reviewed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Westmoreland County Updates Take-Home Vehicle Policy

GREENSBURG, PA - Westmoreland County, Penn., commissioners on September 23 adopted a revision to the County's fleet policy that places restrictions on how nearly 30 take-home vehicles can be used.

City of Columbus Technicians Commended by City Officials

COLUMBUS, OHIO - City of Columbus, Ohio, Division of Fleet Management hosted a fleet celebration luncheon on September 15, honoring staff and their achievements and emphasizing the City's continued investment in technician education and training.



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