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Tulsa Police Allowed Take-Home Vehicles

TULSA, OK– Effective June 1, Tulsa police will be allowed to take their patrol vehicles home under a new contract, according to NewsChannel 8.

New Boston Fire Safety Coordinator Fired

BOSTON – Fire officials said the safety coordinator recently hired to improve maintenance of Boston's firetrucks was fired for absenteeism less than two weeks into the job, reported the Boston Globe.

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Hammer Named GM Law Enforcement Vehicle Manager

General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations has appointed Dana Hammer, a 25-year employee, as manager, Law Enforcement Vehicles.

Yokohama Truck Tire Available in 4 Sizes

FULLERTON, CA – The tire contains special rock ejector platforms, stronger and more pliable rubber to reduce heat generation and reduce rolling resistance, and other features, according to Yokohama officials.

Greater Chicago Water District Implements Chevin Fleet Solutions RoadBASE

FITCHBURG, MA – The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has deployed RoadBASE to gain real-time control over rising fleet running costs.

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In Memoriam:<br>Donnie Myers, 1934-2009

ROANOKE, VA – Donnie Myers, fleet/risk manager for Western Virginia Water Authority, passed away May 8 from cancer. He was 75.

City of Toledo Fleet to Save $500K by Consolidating

TOLEDO, OH – Mayor Carty Finkbeiner recently announced the City of Toledo will move to consolidate its fleet operations service garages, saving taxpayers around $500,000, reported NBC 24.

Boston Transit Authority Bans Cell Phones after Crash

BOSTON – Forty-nine people were injured May 8 when a trolley operator rear-ended another trolley while texting his girlfriend, according to the New York Times.

May 15: Last Chance for $100 GFX Discount

DENVER – Register for the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) by May 15 and save $100 on your registration.

Daytona Beach Fleet Manager Achieves Industry Honor

NEW ORLEANS – Jon Crull, CAFM, fleet manager for the City of Daytona Beach, Fla., became the 41st member to earn this year's NAFA Lifetime Honorary Membership.

More MN State Vehicles Fueled with Ethanol

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state fleet vehicles are using more E-85 than ever, according to a new quarterly report from the Minnesota SmartFleet Committee.

USPS Fleet Manager Involved in $190K Kickback Scheme

CLEVELAND – Ulysses Bradley, vehicle maintenance facility manager for the U.S. Postal Service serving the northern district of Ohio, allegedly approved fake invoices for high-dollar maintenance and detailing work on post office vehicles.

Remanufacturing Reduces Carbon Footprint

JASPER, IN – Compared to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, Jasper Engines' remanufacture of a drivetrain component averaged only 1 percent of the energy consumed of manufacturing the entire vehicle.

2010 Toyota Sienna Prices Same as 2009-MY

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Sales announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices for the 2010 Sienna van will remain unchanged from 2009 model-year prices.

Commercial Vehicles to Give Bikers 6 Feet of Space

AUSTIN, TX – Commercial vehicles and large trucks in Texas would be required to give bicyclists and other vulnerable road users at least six feet of passing clearance under the "Safe Passing" bill, according to The Houston Chronicle.

FMCSA Offers Driver Safety Web Site for Fleets

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now offers a commercial motor vehicle Web-based safety training program for both drivers and fleet safety managers responsible for driver training.

Elgin Sweeper Test Results Highlight Impact of Sweeping on Dust Control & Air Quality

ELGIN, IL – Elgin announced Canada's Environmental Technology Verification Program has verified the data from air quality performance tests conducted by the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute on two Elgin Sweeper models.

OPIS Releases Free Report on Urea/DEF Handling, Storage & Dispensing

OPIS has released its newest FREE white paper: Successful Urea/Diesel Exhaust Fluid Handling, Storage & Dispensing, sponsored by TerraCair, Spatco DEF Dispensing System, and Brenntag.

(L-R) Gerald Faircloth, Hutcheson’s COO, hands over the keys to Captain Traci Reece, Paramedic Wendy Phillips, Asst. Chief James Cutcher, and Lt. Julie Brown to four ambulances donated to Walker County from Hutcheson for emergency medical services. Photo credit: www.hutcheson.org

Hutcheson Medical Center Donates Fleet Vehicles

FT. OGLETHORPE, GA – Hutcheson Medical Center has donated nine ambulances to fleets in Catoosa, Dade, and Walker Counties, and Northwestern Technical College.

Fleet Staff Named City Employee of the Year Finalist

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Tony Bell, safety and training coordinator for the City's fleet services division, was one of three finalists for the Mahlon A. Martin Employee of the Year for the City of Little Rock, according to KARK 4 News.

Ocean City Fleet Cuts Less than Expected

OCEAN CITY, MD – City Council agreed to minimal cuts in the number of cars, reducing fleet by 12 vehicles, according to Ocean City Today.

Beachgoer Run Over by Jacksonville Beach Vehicle

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL – The City mayor has called for a detailed review of all public service vehicles that travel on the beach after an officer ran over and critically injured a woman lying on the sand, according to Jacksonville.com.

Port of Los Angeles to Put 1,000 Alt-Fuel Trucks in Service

SAN PEDRO, CA – The Port has launched a 2009 alternative-fuel truck incentive program to put 900 compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, as well as 100 electric trucks, into service this year.

FuelTs Tank Cleaning

The proprietary tank cleaning system goes straight to the problem - the tank bottom - where you'll find the accumulation of water, bacteria, slime, rust, and dirt that will plug your filters and slow your fuel flow.

Free Ford Work Solutions Web Seminar May 14

TORRANCE, CA – Learn about the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer and 'Crew Chief,' the industry's only OEM telematics solution in a free Web seminar May 14.



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