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NY Police Departments Consider Propane Retrofits

NEW YORK - Warren County Sheriff's department is the latest New York police department to consider retrofitting its gasoline-powered vehicles to propane.

Riverside County to Use GPS

RIVERSIDE, CA - Criticized in a recent audit for lax oversight of take-home cars and other inefficiencies, Riverside County is seeking funds to outfit its vehicles with GPS tracking devices.

Maricopa County’s Green Efforts Pay Off

PHOENIX - County officials estimate energy cost savings for the past year total $2.7 million.

Fleet Cuts to Save $3.4M for Burlington County

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ - Within the next two weeks, the County expects to reach its goal of reducing the fleet by 120 vehicles.

ZAP Electric Trucks Added to FAA Fleet

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has placed an initial order for seven Zaptruck XL 100-percent plug-in electric trucks.

Continental's HTL1 Trailer Tire ‘Rocks Out’

FORT MILL, SC - Designed for significant weight savings and fuel efficiency, the HTL1 (Heavy Trailer Long-Haul) is a super single tire that replaces duals on highway or regional trailer axle fitments.

Free Carbon Footprint Calculator for Auto Shops

RENO, NV - GRC-Pirk Management launched an online calculator to determine how much climate pollution is produced by automotive service and repair shops.

Altech-Eco Obtains Certification From EPA for its Dedicated Ford Focus 2008 & 2009 CNG Conversion System

ASHEVILLE, NC - Altech-Eco Corporation, announced they have obtained a Certificate of Conformity from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their compressed natural gas dedicated conversion system for the Ford Focus.

SoundOff Signal Acquires Exclusive License Rights to 911EP Manufacturing, Sales, Trademarks, Service and Global Distribution

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SoundOff Signal has contracted with Safariland to assume responsibility for the sales, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, and service of the 911EP product line.

No Change in County Vehicle Policy Despite Employee DUI Arrest

ROCKVILLE, MD - Despite the March arrest of a county employee drunk driving in a county-owned vehicle, Montgomery County's driving policy has not yet been changed.

San Francisco Anticipates $25 Million Fuel Spend

SAN FRANCISCO - The gasoline and diesel fuel contract agreement between the City and Western States Oil was approved for up to $25 million.

AQMD Gets $45.4 Million Grant for PHEV Development

DIAMOND BAR, CA - The Department of Energy grant will help the district accelerate the development of U.S.-manufactured next-generation batteries and electric vehicles.

Citrus County to Save Money Using Underutilized Vehicles

INVERNESS, FL - Using underutilized vehicles would replace the current practice of paying employees reimbursement fees for personal vehicles.

Last Chance to Nominate 'Green Fleet Leaders'

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet and Government Fleet magazine want to honor fleet managers with the first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. August 17 is the last day to submit nominations.

Kansas City Fleet Administrator Sam Swearngin, along with other fleet operations staff, recently received training for the new CNG truck.

Kansas City Adding New CNG Trucks to Fleet

KANSAS CITY, MO - The City recently took delivery of one of the first of a total of 19 heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks being placed into service this year.

Riverside County to Cut Down on Take-Home Vehicles

RIVERSIDE, CA - The policy change is expected to cut the number of take-home cars in half and save more than $2.2 million.

Ohio State University Secures $3M HEV Grant

COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio State University and Vanner, Inc. are working with industry partners to accelerate the electric vehicle industry in Ohio.

Providence’s Take-Home Policy Under Review

PROVIDENCE, RI - City workers would be charged up to 55 cents per mile for any department-approved travel outside of Providence under a proposed city council amendment.

Arizona Agencies to Cut Underutilized Vehicles from Fleets

PHOENIX - According to state guidelines, a government vehicle should be used a minimum of 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year to justify the cost of acquiring and maintaining it.

PGE, Oregon to Participate in Electric Vehicle Project

PORTLAND, OR - The project will deploy up to 5,000 electric vehicles and 12,750 charging stations in five U.S. markets.

Awards to Recognize ‘Green’ Fleet Leaders

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet wants to honor fleet managers with its first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. Submit your nomination today!

San Bernardino County Testing Smart Cars

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - San Bernardino County Fleet Management has purchased three 2009 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupes and is studying their efficiency, durability, and usefulness.

AltWheels Fleet Day Registration Discounts Ending Aug. 10

FRAMINGTON, MA - After August 10, the prices rise to $100 and $90 respectively for commercial and government fleets.

Annexation Increases City of Kingsport’s Fuel Use

KINGSPORT, TN - The City of Kingsport used 6,500 more gallons of fuel this year than last year - a 1.3 percent increase - because of annexation.

Etowah Co. to Consolidate Fleet Maintenance Operations

GADSDEN, AL - Etowah County will consolidate its fleet maintenance operations in one location and house a county fuel system to save money.



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