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EZ Fuel Announces Exclusive Agreement with Blue1 to offer DEF Storage Solutions for North American SCR Fleet Owners

DULUTH, GA – EZ Fuel & Tank Solutions announced an exclusive Agreement with Blue1 International of Belgium has been finalized between the two organizations.

Redflex Removes Photo Enforcement Vehicles after Camera Operator Shot

PHOENIX – Redflex Traffic Systems removed all mobile photo enforcement vehicles operated by Redflex employees in Arizona after the April 19 murder of a Redflex employee by an angry motorist.

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Bowen Takes on New Role as Exec. Director, Sr. Consultant for TransCon Global

ATLANTA – Charles Bowen, former director of fleet for Rollins, Inc., has used his experience in corporate fleet management to start an independent transportation consulting firm called TransCon Global.

California to Cut GHG Emissions by 10 Percent by 2020

SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board has adopted a regulation that will implement Governor Schwarzenegger's low carbon fuel standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by ten percent by 2020.

Comdata Enhances Phillips' Role as Executive VP and GM of Corporate Payment Solutions

BRENTWOOD, TN – With his newly added responsibilities, Scott Phillips will assume leadership of Comdata's Regulatory Compliance and Financial Services divisions, as well as continue to manage sales and operations for the Corporate Payments division.

Act Now! Several Grant Deadlines Approaching

TORRANCE, CA – The MSRC Clean Transportation Funding and Clean Cities FY09 Reduction Technologies Project for the Transportation Sector grants will be closing May 29, with the American Re-investment and Recovery Act Energy Efficient and Conservation Block Grants following on June 25.

Knox County Budget to Cut More Fleet Vehicles

KNOXVILLE, TN – To fund the proposed $649 million budget for next year, Knox County officials are looking to save on other county expenses, including fleet vehicles, according to the Arizona Republic.

Meriden Police Department Expects to Cut Fuel Use 60% with New Idling System

MERIDEN, CT – The Meriden Police Department recently installed the IdleRight fuel saver system, a new fuel reduction system to help make its fleet greener, according to the Record-Journal.

City of Manteca to Expand, Rebuild Fleet Facility

MANTECA, CA – The City of Manteca plans to expand and rebuild the 1910-era horse barn which houses its 425 vehicles, trailers, and other equipment, according to the Manteca Bulletin.

Maricopa County Tightening Take-Home Vehicle Policies

PHOENIX – Facing an estimated $138.2 million shortfall next year, Maricopa County leaders are tightening up their policies on take-home vehicles, according to the Arizona Republic.

City of New York Deploys 40 Nissan Altima Hybrid Patrol Cars

NEW YORK – The new vehicles will be utilized in high stop-and-go traffic areas such as Midtown and Manhattan, as well as in precincts with the greatest ground to cover.

Fleet Using Confiscated Drug Money to Fund Vehicle Purchases

ROMULUS, MI – Nine of the new 16 Dodge Charger additions will be paid for with forfeiture funds-money confiscated by the police department in the apprehension of criminals, according to the Journal Newspapers Online.

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Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks Available for Factory Order and Production

KIRKLAND, WA – The Kenworth T800 LNG truck offers performance and efficiency for heavy-duty port, freight, and vocational applications.

Philadelphia Bans Cell Phone Use While Driving

PHILADELPHIA – First-time offenders would be charged a $150 fine and $300 for second offenses, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Tennessee Ban on Texting While Driving Expected July 1

NASHVILLE, TN – Once signed by the governor, the ban would go into effect July 1, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Hino Trucks Launches New Web site

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks has launched an updated Web site (www.hino.com) that provides insight into the expanding vocational breadth of Hino truck applications and enhanced resources for new and returning customers.

Birmingham to Lease CNG Garbage Trucks

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The City of Birmingham will lease 70 natural gas-fueled garbage and rubbish trucks and apply for a $5 million federal grant to build a compressed natural gas station, according to the Birmingham News.

Houston School District Contracts with AT&T to Provide Real-Time Fleet Monitoring

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District has signed a contract for AT&T fleet management services, enabling the school district to wirelessly monitor its fleet of more than 1,100 school buses and vehicles.

Doug Weichman was one of 31 nominees competing for this year's award.

Weichman Elected 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

NEW ORLEANS – Doug Weichman, CAFM, director of fleet management for Palm Beach County, Fla., was presented the 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year April 26 by Government Fleet and sponsors, ARI and Fleet Counselor Services.

Osceola County to Spend $5.6M for Dealership to be Used as Fleet Facility

KISSIMMEE, FL – The County plans to use the property as a Sheriff's Office fleet facility and expects to close on the contract within the next month, according to the Orlando Business Journal.

New President Named at Kubota Tractor Corporation

TORRANCE, CA – Kubota Corporation has named Satoshi Iida as new President of Kubota Tractor Corporation, based in Torrance, Calif.

Intoxicated Clarksville Director Arrested in Unregistered Town-Owned Vehicle

CLARKSVILLE, IN – Clarksville Redevelopment Director Rick Dickman was driving an improperly registered town-owned vehicle on a suspended license when arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reported The Evening News & The Tribune.

Former Richmond Official Sues City, Claims Defamation about City Vehicle Use

RICHMOND, VA – The former emergency management director accuses the City of giving reporters selective and damaging information about a $500 monthly automobile allowance received in addition to city vehicle access, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Washington D.C. Saves $300k+ in 4 Months with FastFleet Program

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., the first city in the country to adopt Zipcar's new FastFleet system, estimates it has saved more than $300,000 during a four-month pilot.

FirstGroup Receives National Safety Council's Highest Safety Honors

CINCINNATI – FirstGroup joins a distinguished list of past Green Cross Medal recipients, including Delta Airlines (2008 recipient), UPS, Intel, Liberty Mutual Group, and other safety leaders in their respective industries.



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Brenda Davis, fleet commodity manager for Baker Hughes, was named the Professional Fleet Manager of the Year for 2015.

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