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Mayoral Appearances & Environmental Awards Highlight Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA - Appearances by the mayors of Chicago and the City of Columbus, Ohio, and presentation of the first-ever Environmental Leadership Awards are among the highlights of next week's Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20, in Chicago.

New IT Resource Available for Fleets

PRINCETON, NJ - Fleet managers have created a guide to help fleets utilize technology for easier and more time- and cost-efficient fleet management.

City of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman to Co-Present Green Awards

City of Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael B. Coleman will co-present the first-ever Environmental Leadership Awards at the upcoming Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20 in Chicago.

Plan to Cut U.S. Emissions Backed by 1,000 Mayors

MESA, AZ - Mayor Scott Smith became the 1,000th signatory to sign the Washington-based U.S. Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement, which calls for a 7-percent reduction in carbon emissions below 1990 levels.

Dona Ana County to Create Centralized Fleet Dept.

LAS CRUCES, NM - Splitting fleet operations between personnel in the county roads department and the sheriff's department has "hampered" accountability for maintenance.

Reno Police to Replace 14 Vehicles

RENO, NV - Patrol cars, motorcycles, and pickup utility vehicles that have exceeded their useful life by age, mileage or general condition, or are beyond economical repair will be replaced.

Culver City Recognized for Natural Gas Efforts

CULVER CITY, CA - The City was presented a 2009 National NGV Achievement Award for its NGV fleet deployment and CNG station program at the Annual NGV Conference-Summit in Long Beach, Calif.

Koehle Elected 2009-10 President of APWA

KANSAS CITY, MO - Larry Koehle, P.Eng., MPA, director of Public Works and Engineering for the Town of Caledon, Ontario, was elected president of the American Public Works Association (APWA) during the recent 2009 APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition.

New Fleet Software Product Focuses On Shop Floor Management

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The software offers simple views based on job description, aimed at streamlining and increasing efficiency throughout the shop floor.

Free Webinar on Distracted Driving Oct. 13

TORRANCE, CA - Those who attend all three sessions will receive a Fleet Safety Training Certificate. Sign up now.

Chicago Mayor Daley to Speak at Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA - Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will be a featured speaker at the Green Fleet Conference, scheduled Oct. 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

RMFMA Announces Annual Award Winners

HOUSTON - The ballots were tabulated and results announced to the general membership at the 2009 RMFMA POWER CONFERENCE held last week in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Take-Home Cuts Cause Parking Problems for Ft. Smith Police

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Officers no longer allowed to take home vehicles must now drive their own personal cars to work, which appears to have limited parking for other employees and the public.

Gov’t Employees Banned from Behind-the-Wheel Texting

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order Oct. 1 to prohibit texting while driving on official government business or while using government-supplied equipment.

PALFINGER Names Williams New Western Sales Manager

FALLBROOK, CA - Jon Williams has been named new western sales manager for PALFINGER knuckle boom cranes for the Western United States.

Missouri Agencies to Share $700K Natural Gas Grant

SPRINGFIELD, MO - The City of Springfield, Greene County, and the Missouri Department of Transportation will share the $700,000 grant for a compressed natural gas fueling station.

All-New Chevy Caprice Police Car to Hit Streets in 2011

DENVER - Out of production for more than a decade, the full-size Chevrolet police cars first joined the force in 1976, but ended production in 1996 as GM discontinued its full-size, body-on-frame car architecture.

City of Mesa Fleet Director Named RMFMA President-Elect

HOUSTON - Pete Scarafiotti, fleet services director for the City of Mesa, Ariz., has served the RMFMA in several capacities over the years, most recently as chair of the Arizona Chapter and of the National Web site Committee.

Navistar to Produce 400 Electric Trucks

WASHINGTON - Navistar unveiled an all-electric commercial truck to members of Congress Sept. 30 as a preview of the trucks to be built in 2010.

SOMS Technologies COO to Present at Green Fleet Conference 2009

VALHALLA, NY - Steve Kirchner, chief operating officer (COO) of SOMS Technologies LLC, manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, is one of the speakers who will present "Innovative Solutions on How to Save Money and Green Your Fleet" at the Green Fleet Conference 2009.

Collective Data Relocates

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Collective Data Inc. recently changed office locations from North Liberty, Iowa to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

City of Inglewood to Go All-Electric

INGLEWOOD, CA - The City of Inglewood, Calif., is working with Rapid Electric Vehicles (REV) to transition its fleet to all-electric vehicles.

Allen County’s New Cars on the Way

FORT WAYNE, IN - Allen County Sheriff's Department expects to have its new Dodge Chargers ready to hit the streets by the end of October.

Fresno County Not Taking Over Sheriff Operations

FRESNO, CA - County supervisors voted Sept. 29 not to seek savings by moving information technology and fleet services from the Sheriff's Office to departments that handle the services for other county departments.

Cars Donated to Help Alexander County

CAIRO, IL - After a recent repossession of nearly all county patrol vehicles, Alexander County is rebuilding its fleet with help from other agencies.



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