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Washington State Department of Social & Health Services Selects CEI for Collision Management

TREVOSE, PA – Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has selected The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a global provider of fleet accident management and driver risk management and safety services, for collision management services.

Fuel Costs Make City of Lubbock Think Small for Truck Fleet

LUBBOCK, TEXAS – High gas prices are changing the look of city vehicles. The City of Lubbock expects to start replacing full-size trucks with smaller ones beginning in the 2008-09 fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1.

Auditor: Mississippi Has too Many State-Owned Vehicles

JACKSON, MS – Mississippi needs to adopt guidelines that limit how many new vehicles agencies buy each year, a state auditor’s report says. The report found that Mississippi averages one state-owned vehicle for every three or four employees

Oklahoma State University Switching to CNG-Vehicle Fleet

STILLWATER, OK – Oklahoma State University plans to convert its fleet to vehicles that use compressed natural gas (CNG).

Myers Select Introduces "Greener" Forklift Model

ANAHEIM, CA - Myers Select Material Handling is doing their part to contribute to a cleaner environment. The forklift servicing company recently presented its hydrogen-combustion forklift at "The Future is Green" conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Carmel Introduces No-Idle Policy for City Vehicles

HAMILTON COUNTY, IN – The City of Carmel is creating a no-idle zone for its city-owned vehicle fleet.

Gas Thief Gets Away With 400 Gallons

DENVER – Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies recently reported a gas thief that stole about 400 gallons of gasoline out of a fleet of delivery trucks.

Erie County Saves Money With GPS

BUFFALO, NY – As global positioning comes to the Erie County fleet, officials are looking at $650,000 a year in fuel and maintenance costs, with only $150,000 in start up costs to place the units in 200 county vehicles.

Harris County Lights and Sirens on Auction Block

HARRIS COUNTRY, TEXAS – Criminals hoping to impersonate police officers could outfit their cars with lights and sirens purchased for hundreds of dollars from any number of online dealers.

City of Wheeling Ambulances Stays at Home

WHEELING, OH – Councilman Vernon Seals and Fire Chief Larry Helms have decided that city ambulances will only take patients to Wheeling Hospital and Ohio Valley MedicalCenter.

City of Edison Expands Its Fleet with Hybrids

EDISON, N.J. – City of Edison Mayor Jun Choi now drives a hybrid Ford Escape — one of the 26 fuel-efficient vehicles the township bought for its fleet.

Mayor Baker Wants a 'Green' Wilmington

WILMINGTON, DE – Wilmington Mayor James Baker recently issued an executive order that sets a goal of city government reducing its energy footprint by 20 percent by 2020.

City of Buffalo Debates on Take-Home Vehicles

BUFFALO, NY – In tough economic times, should elected officials have 24 hour access to a city-owned car? It’s a debate that includes Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, the Buffalo School Superintendent, the candidates for District Attorney, and even several federal workers below the cabinet level.

High Gas Prices Force Governments to Get Creative

COLORADO – Rising gas prices will force Mesa County and Grand Junction to spend nearly 50 percent more this year than last to fuel patrol cars.

Michigan Mayor Orders Employees to Buy American-Made Vehicles

WARREN, MI – Recently, Jim Fouts, the mayor of Metro Detroit’s largest suburb, told his 40-plus appointees that he expects their next new-car purchase to be American-made.

Bergen County 'Conserves and Protects' Using Bi-Propane Conversion System

RIDGEWOOD, NJ – As part of the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) event —Ken Smith Motors, Inc. will make its ultimate bi-fuel hybrid propane conversion system viewable to the public as Bergen County will start to utilize the system.

Making It Official: At ceremonies marking the opening of UCLA’s new CNG fueling station, James Harger (right), Clean Energy senior VP, and Jack Powazek, associate vice chancellor, UCLA General Services, share ribbon-cutting duties.

Clean Energy’s CNG Fueling Station Opens to Serve UCLA and Surrounding West LA Community

LOS ANGELES – On Aug. 28, Sherry Lewis, associate director, UCLA Transportation, kicked off a ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the University’s new Clean Energy Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station.

Layton Truck Expands Snow Removal Offering

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Layton Truck Equipment is now the distributor of Pro-Tech Sno Pushers for Colorado.

Arizona Public Service Signs Contract with MAXIMUS

RESTON, VA – MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management (EAM) software and automated fuel systems, has signed a new fleet management software and implementation services contract with Arizona Public Service (APS).

Rice University Fleet Deal With Zipcar

CAMBRIDGE, MA – A new environmentally friendly alternative will have Rice University students ‘zipping’ to campus.

Gwinnett Sells Used-Fleet Vehicles on eBay

GWINNETT COUNTY – Gwinnett County was bringing in from $800-$900 for its used Chevy Impala police cruisers two years ago; now it’s making $2,500 on average for each of the cars.

Melbourne City Council Tracks Fleet Using RFID

MELBOURNE, FL – Melbourne’s city council is planning to expand the use of passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID system after a successful 12-month trial tracking fleet vehicles from its corporate parking lot.

Tippecanoe County Seeks Funding for New Ambulances

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, IN – Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service is seeking county funding for five new ambulances to help the fleet keep up with demands of the growing community.

City of Lee Summit Initiates Fuel Reduction Program

LEE SUMMIT, MO – Lee Summit City officials are trying to conserve fuel in response to soaring gas prices.

Commonwealth of Virginia Awards Statewide Contract for MAXIMUS

RESTON, VA – MAXIMUS, a provider of fleet enterprise asset management software and automated fueling management solutions, has signed a statewide contract with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA).



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