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Green Fleet Conference Discount Ends Sept. 25

CHICAGO - The 2009 Green Fleet Conference, set for Oct. 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, is designed to help public and commercial fleet professionals find truly green, truly practical, and truly affordable solutions.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Ends Outsourced Maintenance

SPARTANBURG, SC - After using an outside vendor five years, the vehicles have been returned to the county's fleet maintenance department for service and repairs.

Buncombe County Tightens Up Police Vehicle Policy

ASHEVILLE, NC - The Buncombe County Sheriff's Department has ended a long-standing policy of allowing deputies in county-owned cruisers to drop their children off at local schools while on their way to work.

Chemung County Trucks to Run on Propane

ELMIRA, NY - Chemung County is using Federal stimulus money to help convert some county vans and trucks to run on liquid propane.

NAFA’s Florida Chapter and FLAGFA Team Up For Fall Conference

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NAFA's Sunshine State Chapter and the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) will combine to present a conference for fleet managers Sept. 16-18 at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Fla.

DMV Fees Up 25% in New York

ALBANY, NY - Because commercial vehicles vary by weight, the increase in registration fees will range from $3 to $52.

Gilbarco Ships First Encore S DEF Dispensers

GREENSBORO, NC - Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers will be required for many heavy transport trucks equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce emissions beginning in January 2010.

EV Autos of Texas Awarded Texas Term Contract for Miles Electric Vehicles

AUSTIN, TX - EV Autos of Texas has been awarded the Texas Term Contract for Miles Electric Vehicles. Clients include San Antonio Water Systems, University of Houston, City of McAllen, and the University of North Texas.

Bobcat to Consolidate Operations in North Dakota

WEST FARGO, ND - Bobcat Company announced it is transferring all North American machinery production to its original manufacturing facility in Gwinner, N.D. This will result in discontinuing production at Bobcat's Bismarck, N.D., plant by the end of 2009.

City of Chattanooga Implements Take-Home Fees

CHATTANOOGA, TN - Under a recent mayoral executive order, any City of Chattanooga employee who uses a city car for take-home purposes must now pay $50 every two weeks.

$20.4 Million Grants Available to ‘Green’ CA Fleets

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board is helping to accelerate the deployment of approximately 800 new hybrid medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by providing vouchers for the purchase of new hybrid trucks and buses.

Denver Fleet Surplus Auction Raises $1.2 Million

DENVER - The highest bid was $64,000 for a 1988 Caterpillar 966E front loader with a 5-yard bucket that had logged 18,323 hours of service.

More Oversight Needed for New Orleans Airport Fleet, Audit Reveals

NEW ORLEANS - The report found the New Orleans Aviation Board was not properly documenting take-home vehicle assignments or properly reporting it on employee W-2 forms.

Greenville County Cars to Run on Propane

GREENVILLE, SC - Greenville County has been awarded a federal grant to retrofit 100 patrol cruisers to run on propane fuel.

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Meyer to Retire from GM After 30 Years

IRVING, TX - Thirty-year GM employee Jerry Meyer, government sales and alternative fuels manager for GM's South Central Region, will retire Oct. 1.

Fresenius Medical Care Deploys Mobile Generator Truck

CHICAGO - The mobile truck will be deployed to dialysis clinics in the Chicago area and keep them running during a power outage.

DeKalb County to Increase CNG Use

ATLANTA - With its recent funding awarded by the Department of Energy, the County will work to increase the supply of renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) while growing the availability of CNG fueling stations.

Osceola County Vehicles Vandalized

KISSIMMEE, FL - County workers recently found eight county-owned vehicles had their windows smashed and items removed from the interior of the vehicles.

City of Chicago to Deploy 550+ Green Vehicles

CHICAGO - The City was awarded nearly $15 million by the Department of Energy to move forward with greening activities.

Erie County Audit Highlights Parking Problems

NORTH TONAWANDA, NY - Several county employees have been observed placing "official placards" in their windshields to park in no-parking or "official parking" zones.

USPS Testing Hybrid-Electric Van

LONG ISLAND, NY - The USPS fleet in Long Island, N.Y., will use the Balance Hybrid Electric for twelve months.

Navistar First OEM to Offer ‘Black Box’ Data Recorder on Emergency Vehicles

WARRENVILLE, IL - International DuraStar and WorkStar fire trucks and emergency vehicles now offer the first factory-installed vehicle data recorder fully-compliant with National Fire Protection Association standards.

HYVA USA Joins Forces with VIPAR Heavy-Duty & VHD Equipment Network

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - VIPAR Heavy Duty and its wholly owned subsidiary, VHD Equipment Network, LLC, have announced a new heavy duty supplier program with Hyva USA.

NYC Fleet Gets Greener with Hybrid Trucks

NEW YORK CITY - New York City put its first medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid truck, the Kenworth T370 hybrid, into service this past spring.

Fleets Test Braking System at 2009 Police Fleet Expo

MILWAUKEE - Nearly 400 police fleet attendees had the opportunity to test drive and experience a new police-specific braking system at the 6th Annual Police Fleet Expo.



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