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APWA Honors Congressional Leaders During National Public Works Week

WASHINGTON – In celebration of National Public Works Week, the American Public Works Association (APWA) honored two Congressional leaders during a reception on Capitol Hill.

High Gas Prices Force Cops to Walk the Beat More

NEWBERRY, SC – With gasoline climbing toward $4 a gallon, police officers around the country are losing the right to take their patrol cars home and are being forced to double up in cruisers and walk the beat more.

Sarasota County No Longer Hiring Smokers

SARASOTA, FL – Citing the burden they place on taxpayers who pay for government workers’ health insurance, Sarasota County officials recently announced that they no longer will hire smokers.

Driver, Technician, and Fuel Handler Safety Training for LNG-Powered Vehicles

ANAHEIM, CA – Sponsored by the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute, a one-day course, to be held Aug. 19 at the Doubletree Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., is devoted to training drivers, technicians, and fuel handlers on safe driving, fueling, and operating practices of today’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles.

The World’s First CNG-Powered Plug-In Hybrid Refuse Vehicle Hits the Pavement

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corporation announced that the City of Fresno has held a press conference to debut and demonstrate the World’s First Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Vehicle equipped with Odyne’s PHEV technology.

Government Fleet Expo is Less Than 2 Weeks Away

SAN DIEGO - The Government Fleet Expo & Conference(GFX) is less than 2 weeks away. Join hundreds of public-sector fleet managers to discover green technologies and techniques that are really working. Learn the ten biggest breakthrough ideas from the 100 Best Fleets in North America and many more benefical areas of fleet to learn from.

OnStar Receives Honors at Telematics Update Awards

DETROIT – OnStar by GM captured the "Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product Award" at the 2008 Detroit Telematics Awards event.

Government Fleet Expo Early Bird Registration Ends Thursday

SAN DIEGO - Only 19 more days left until the Government Fleet Conference & Expo begins! Early registration ends May 23 so be sure to register.

CCG/FASTER Announces Leadership Changes

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc. is proud to announce the exciting changes in its leadership structure.

Take Home Vehicle Privileges May Face More Scrutiny in Allen County, Ind.

FORT WAYNE, IN – Local government officials are trying to balance the benefits and costs of take home vehicles for Allen County employees and Fort Wayne City Police.

TRIB to Exhibit at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in San Diego

PACIFIC GROVE, CA – The Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will be an exhibitor at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference 2008, Jun. 8-10 at the Town & Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

Ferris State University Offering College Credit for NAFA CAFM Program

PRINCETON, N.J. – NAFA Fleet Management Association and Ferris State University (FSU) in Michigan have teamed up to provide CAFM program participants 12 semester hours of college credit for successful completion of the program.

AFVi to Hold Live Webinar: “Fleet Solutions: A Primer on Green Fuels, Vehicles, and Technologies”

LAS VEGAS - The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is sponsoring a free 90-minute Webinar — “Fleet Solutions: A Primer on Green Fuels, Vehicles, and Technologies”— on Tues., Jun. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time (1:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

Providence Police Chief Defends Take-Home Vehicle-Use Policy

PROVIDENCE, RI – Police Chief Dean Esserman is defending the Providence, R.I., police department’s policy that allows district commanders, high-ranking officers, and detectives in specialized investigations to take home their city-owned police vehicles.

2008 PROPANE Exceptional Energy Award Winners Announced

WASHINGTON – The propane industry recognized the winners of the 2008 PROPANE Exceptional Energy Fleet Awards at a ceremony during the Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.

Gas Prices Prompting Some Conn. Officials to Rethink Travel

HARTFORD, CT – Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a consumer and environmental advocate, has been putting nearly 7,000 miles a month on his state-owned sedan as gas prices top $4 per gallon.

Mayor Villaraigosa Joins the Port of Los Angeles and the AQMD to Premiere the World’s First All-Electric Drayage Truck

SAN PEDRO, CA – The world’s most powerful short-range heavy-duty electric truck was recently officially introduced at the Port of Los Angeles.

Ghost Mini Light Now Available From SoundOff Signal

HUDSONVILLE, MI - SoundOff Signal has introduced GHOST, a new exterior Edge Mount for single and dual lights that eliminates flashback and “deadened” warning power that results from tinted windows.

Senator Alexander Proposes “New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy

OAK RIDGE, TN – Sen. Lamar Alexander (R–Tenn.) has proposed “launching a five-year New Manhattan Project to put America firmly on the path to clean energy independence within a generation.”

Zipcar Expands The City of Pittsburgh Fleet

PITTSBURGH – Flexcar is expanding its Pittsburgh fleet and moving into several new neighborhoods.

Fram Brand Teams With Polaris to Offer Fluid Analysis Program for Fleets

DANBURY, CT – Honeywell International Inc., the maker of FRAM products, has partnered with Polaris Labs, Inc. to offer its fleet customers a process for evaluating the condition of their vehicles fluids and to possibly help prevent costly engine failures.

J. J. Keller Announces Availability of <i>2008 Emergency Response Guidebook</i>

NEENAH, WI – The 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook — an emergency preparedness guide that helps transporters, police, fire personnel, and other emergency responders quickly identify the hazards of materials involved in an incident — is now available for purchase.

E.J. Ward, Inc. and Advantage PressurePro, LLC Partner to Add PressurePro TPMS

SAN ANTONIO - E.J. Ward, Inc. and Advantage PressurePro, LLC, have partnered to provide another integral feature: tire pressure management.

NAFA Presents First-Ever Green Fleet Awards

SALT LAKE CITY – This year's NAFA's Institute and Expo held its first-ever Green Fleet Awards. Award recipients made significant strides to reduce their company's energy consumption, lower vehicle emissions, and increase overall fleet efficiency.

Bragg and Alley Win Larry Goill Award for Quality Fleet Management Ideas

SALT LAKE CITY – NAFA presented its Larry Goill Award for Quality Fleet Management to David Bragg, fleet operations superintendent for Fayetteville, Ark.



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