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Fulton County Adopts Anti-Idling Policy

ATLANTA - Vendors making deliveries to Fulton County facilities will also be asked to turn off their vehicles while at the county's loading docks.

400+ Law Enforcement Agencies Reserve E7 Vehicle

CONNERSVILLE, IN - Carbon Motors announced it has surpassed 14,000 production slot reservations for the Carbon E7.

Louisville Plans to Consolidate Vehicle Repair Shops

LOUISVILLE, KY - Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson recently announced plans to consolidate repair and maintenance operations for the city's fleet of 3,700 vehicles in the center of the community.

City of Macon Uses $6M for New Vehicles

MACON, GA - Among the new fleet additions are two new fire engines, police cruisers, and trucks for the Public Works department.

Vehicle Policy Amended for Non-City Employee

TEAGUE, TX - The Teague City Council voted to amend the city policy, which doesn't allow police officers who live 15 miles or more to keep their assigned city vehicles at all times.

Hoboken Disables Prepaid Parking Passes for City Vehicles

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken, N.J., disabled all 160 of its prepaid parking transponders after the results of an audit found they were not being used by city vehicles.

New York Dept. of Sanitation Runs First Hino Hybrid in U.S.

NEW YORK - As part of its initiative to reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions, the department has elected to run a Hino diesel hybrid cab-over for parts delivery.

Monroe County Cuts Emissions with Ethanol

ROCHESTER, NY - Testing conducted on Monroe County's fleet has shown E-20 use reduces tailpipe emissions of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide and shows "no discernible impact to vehicle drivability or the need for additional maintenance."

Newport Beach Opens New CNG Station

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - Located in the City's General Services Corporation Yard, the station will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve public fleets and private vehicles.

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Santa Maria Fleet Supervisor Earns City Honors

SANTA MARIA, CA - The City of Santa Maria recently recognized Fleet Services Supervisor Robert "Bob" Mathews of the Department of Public Works as a recipient of its "Going the Extra Mile" (GEM) Award.

Genesee County Toughens Accident Policy

FLINT, MI - Genesee County Road Commission has toughened its policy for reporting accidents in county vehicles, an action taken in response to an official damaging his take-home car and waiting six days to report it.

City of Olean Considers Vehicle Replacement Options

City of Olean officials recently discussed several proposals to allocate funds and establish protocols to replace many city vehicles.

Mobile County Commissioner Charged $3,500+ on County Fuel Card

MOBILE, AL - Fuel records show Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine put more miles on his government-issued pickup truck than the other two commissioners combined, according to The Press-Register.

Tulare County Updates Reimbursement Policy

VISALIA, CA - Under the new policy, members of the Board of Supervisors will continue to receive mileage reimbursements in addition to their monthly car allowances.

Washington Endorses Steel Wheel Weights

OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington State Department of Ecology recently endorsed steel wheel weights over other lead alternatives.

Archie Retires from City of Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, TX - James Archie, fleet manager for the City of Huntsville , announced his retirement. Archie has worked for the City for more than 30 years in four different positions.

NYPD Plans to Add 200 Hybrids to Fleet

NEW YORK - The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint with plans to buy 200 hybrid vehicles in 2010.

Pittsburgh Mayor Pushes for Fleet Consolidation

PITTSBURGH - In order to begin a fleet consolidation process, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has asked City Council to extend its contract with First Vehicle Services (FVS) up to six months so it ends when Allegheny County's separate contract with FVS ends.

City of Enterprise Makes First Batch of Biodiesel

ENTERPRISE, AL - After a year of preparations, the City of Enterprise successfully made its first batch of biodiesel fuel - 275 gallons worth.

City of Springfield, Mo. Makes Move to Natural Gas Fleet

SPRINGFIELD, MO - City of Springfield officials want to transition from regular gasoline in the city's fleet to compressed natural gas.

City of Eden Prairie Gets Closer to Fleet Efficiency Goal

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - The City has implemented a "20-40-15" initiative, which calls for Eden Prairie to increase the efficiency of its facilities by 20 percent (compared to 2005 levels) and fleet efficiency by 40 percent, all by 2015.

St. Clair County Projects $250K Savings by Outsourcing Maintenance

ST. CLAIR, MI - Saving $250,000 annually is just one of the benefits St. Clair County expects from outsourcing its vehicle maintenance operations, according to Kirk Weston, managing director of the St. Clair County Road Commission.

Summit County Changes Vehicle Policy

PARK CITY, UT - County Manager Bob Jasper said he wants to cut costs by requiring employees to pay to drive their county vehicles home if they live outside Summit County.

Breckenridge Police to Upgrade Fleet Vehicles

BRECKENRIDGE, TX - The City of Breckenridge was awarded $35,104 to upgrade its fleet of patrol vehicles.

Comal County Considers Alt-Fuels for Fleet

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX - Comal County commissioners voted May 6 to join the city of New Braunfels, New Braunfels Utilities, and Comal Independent School District in studying the possibility of powering their fleet using alternative fuels.



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