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Flagler County to Upgrade Ambulance Fleet

BUNNELL, FL – Two eight-year old units are being replaced, but will remain in fleet as "spares" should other units break down or need routine maintenance, according to The News-Journal.

Bobcat Company Staff and Equipment Help Defend Fargo Moorhead Community from Record Flooding

FARGO, ND – In response to the flood threat in the Fargo area, more than 100 Bobcat employees have volunteered around the clock to help fill and place sandbags, build flood walls along the water's edges, provide meals, and answer phones at the volunteer center.

Navman Wireless Upgrades OnlineAVL2 Vehicle Tracking Software

GLENVIEW, IL - Navman Wireless North America announced an upgrade to its OnlineAVL2 vehicle tracking and logistics system that aids managers of larger service fleets in cutting costs and increasing productivity.

Global Traffic Technologies Introduces Low-Profile Emitter

ST. PAUL, MN – GTT's patented technology ensures this new emitter is fully compatible with all existing Opticom Infrared System equipment.

Fairport Electric Expands Hybrid Vehicle Fleet

FAIRPORT, NY – Village-owned power company Fairport Electric is buying a new hybrid bucket truck to replace a 1999 model, according to MPNnow.com.

San Diego Utility Partners with Nissan for EV Infrastructure

DETROIT – San Diego Gas & Electric and Nissan have partnered to develop plans for a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and work to implement and maintain a battery charging network, according to the automaker.

City of Baltimore Unveils New Fleet Facility

BALTIMORE – Dedicated to the late George L. Winfield, former Department of Public Works director, those in attendance at the unveiling included fleet management personnel, city and state officials, and CCG Fleet Services.

Carbon Motors Corp.'s E7 concept vehicle was on display recently near the U.S. Capitol, according to CNN.com.

Atlanta Cops Help Dream Up High-tech Police Car

ATLANTA – The new, high-tech Carbon E7 concept vehicle was designed by cops for cops, drawing on suggestions from more than 3,000 law enforcement professionals, according to CNN.com.

Kansas City Considering Consolidation of Police Fleet Management with HR & IT Duties

KANSAS CITY, MO – Budget cuts to Kansas City's Police Department may result in merging the police fleet administration with that of other municipal departments, such as human resources and information technology, according to the Kansas City Star.

New York State Industries for the Disabled Inc. Provides SOMS Technologies' microGreen Filter as a Preferred Source Offering

VALHALLA, NY – SOMS Technologies LLC, a provider of engine oil filtration products, announced that its microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter has been selected as a preferred source offering for all New York state agencies and local government vehicles.

American Traffic Solutions' Cameras Help Cathedral City Reduce Red-Light Running Violators 50% and Crashes by 30%

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – City also credits camera program for crash reduction at nearby intersections.

Philadelphia Mayor to Cut 500 Vehicles from Fleet

PHILADELPHIA – As part of a proposal to cut Philadelphia's budget for the 2010 fiscal year, Mayor Michael Nutter plans to cut 500 vehicles from the city fleet, according to the New York Times.

Manatee County Fleet Receives National Recognition

MANATEE COUNTY, FL – The Association of Equipment Management Professionals presented Fleet Services its "Fleet Master of the Year" honor at an industry conference in Orlando.

Glenn County to Spend $410K on Replacement Vehicles

WILLOWS, CA – Fourteen of the 20 replacements are for law enforcement patrol cars, which are usually replaced after 90,000 miles or five years, according to ChicoER.com.

Ohio State University Switches Car-Sharing Companies

COLUMBUS, OHIO – After two years with the car-sharing company Zipcar, Ohio State has decided to continue the program with another vendor, Connect By Hertz.

How Does Your Fleet Reduce Fuel Costs?

TORRANCE, CA – Please take a few minutes to provide your insight on fuel cost reduction strategies. GF greatly appreciates your input!

Wise Gas, Inc. and Altech-Eco Join Forces to Offer Bi-Fuel Gasoline/Natural Gas Vehicle to Florida Consumers

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Wise Gas, Inc. and Altech-Eco have signed an exclusive representation agreement to bring EPA-certified dedicated and bi-fuel (gasoline/compressed natural gas) retro-fitted Ford Focus vehicles to Florida consumers.

Boulder City Manager Describes Green Efforts

BOULDER, CO – Efforts include encouraging local driving alternatives, converting 40 percent of fleet to alt-fuel vehicles, and installing solar systems on three city buildings.

Pa. Lawmakers Cut Back on State Vehicle Use

HARRISBURG, PA – Expecting public scrutiny of all their perks, Pennsylvania legislators have eschewed the chance to drive state cars, according to Philly.com.

Tacoma Police Detectives to Drive Hybrids

TACOMA, WA – The Tacoma Police department is adding four hybrid cars to its fleet of unmarked vehicles, to be outfitted with emergency lights and other equipment. The additional vehicles will be driven by detectives, according to The News Tribune.

Augusta Using GPS to Save Fuel & Taxpayer Money

AUGUSTA, GA – More than 150 Augusta city vehicles are being equipped with GPS tracking systems in efforts to reduce fuel use and save tax dollars, according to WJBF News.

How Does Your Fleet Reduce Fuel Costs?

TORRANCE, CA – Please take a few minutes to provide your insight on fuel cost reduction strategies. GF greatly appreciates your input!

GPS Insight Announces Several Hardware Tracking Options with the Same Interface

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - GPS Insight, a GPS tracking hardware and software solutions supplier for commercial and municipal fleet vehicles, announces the capability to host multiple hardware types within a single interface.

Fallbrook Technologies Inc. Unveils New Accessory Drive Applications

NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology helps improve fuel economy, generate more power at idle, and facilitate the use of smaller engines, according to the company.

GFX Conference Agenda Based on Fleet Manager Responses

DENVER, CO – Based on results from a survey of hundreds of government fleet managers, the Government Fleet Expo & Conference will address concerns expressed by public sector fleets during this challenging economic climate.



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