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Brookhaven Downsizes Vehicle Fleet

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. – The issue of vehicle control in the town of Brookhaven has been at the epicenter of controversy for the past year. In the most recent round of controversy, Second District Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Sixth District Councilman Keith Romaine recently called for the elimination of taxpayer-funded vehicles, gas, insurance, repairs and maintenance for certain town personnel.

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Goldhammer Appointed COO for E.J. Ward, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO – E.J. Ward, Inc. has appointed Troy Goldhammer to chief operating officer (COO). Goldhammer, previously served as vice president, strategy and has been with E.J Ward, Inc. for five years.

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Gill Joins FLD’s Government Division as Business Development Manager

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Bobby Gill has joined FLD, Inc., one of the largest privately held automobile remarketing companies in the United States, as business development manager in the Government Division.

City Facing Cut in Vehicle Funds; $400,000 Less for Fuel, Service

TOLEDO, OHIO – Toledo City Council’s decision to slash $400,000 from a fund that pays for fuel and service to the city’s 2,100 vehicles surprised some Finkbeiner administration officials.

California Lowers Auto Emissions Rule

SACRAMENTO, CA – California regulators have drastically cut the number of zero-emission vehicles required to be sold in the state by the year 2014, a decision that frustrated environmentalists but came as a relief to auto manufacturers.

Bids or Requests for Proposals Should Be Sought for Luzerne County Van Maintenance

KINGSTON, PA – Luzerne County officials have discovered another purchase that should be bid out — routine maintenance of the county transportation department vans.

Montgomery County Gets Word Out About Alt-Fueling Station

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – Montgomery County’s Division of Fleet Management Services is attempting to get the word out to the public about their alternative fueling station for flexible fueling vehicles located at 16640 Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville.

Scottsdale Considers City Environmental Office

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Scottsdale could establish a new Office of Environmental Policy to research and oversee “green” programs and handle federal environmental mandates.

From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank

SANTA CRUZ, CA – The City of Santa Cruz is thinking of becoming a biofuel producer. Ron Pomerantz, a longtime Santa Cruz resident and member of the city Public Works Commission, would like to see the city scoop up old oil from local restaurants and convert it into biodiesel for the city’s diesel fleet.

City of Long Branch Focuses on Leaner and Greener Fleet

LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider Energy Review Committee met recently for a brain-storming session on how to create a more environmentally friendly city. Reducing police car idling and installing alternate refueling stations for the city’s fleet.

City of Florence Explores Alternative Fuels for Fleet

FLORENCE, AL – City vehicles and equipment that use diesel fuel may soon smell more like home cooking as Florence explores an initiative to take residential cooking oil away from clogging the city’s sewers and recycle it into biodiesel.

Portia Volunteer Fire Department Adds Truck to Fleet

PORTIA, AR – The Portia Volunteer Fire Department is able to serve the community better thanks to the addition of a third pumper truck to the fleet, which will serve as the new main engine.

Hydrogen Fuel Station Opens in White Plains

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - With a history of using alternative-fuel vehicles long before it became chic, White Plains now is the Northeast hub — and one of three cities nationwide — for a model program designed to put hydrogen-powered cars in consumers’ hands.

SoundOff Signal Announces New Product

HUDSONVILLE, MI - SoundOff Signal has taken their powerful little LED3 Mini Light and made it into a versatile line of interior windshield lights available in 4, 8 or 12 LED3 module lengths, called UltraLite Windshield lights.

10 Reasons to Attend the Government Fleet Expo & Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA – The Government Fleet Expo & Conference 2008 will be held Jun. 8-10, 2008, at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

Bruce County Works to Go Green

BRUCE COUNTY, ONTARIO – Bruce County is working toward going green. The county is looking into fleet management policies that would encourage hybrids and reduce idling.

Madison County Ethanol Plant to Open in April

MADISON COUNTY, IN – On Apr. 17, POET will host a grand opening event for POET Biorefining – Alexandria. The $115 million ethanol production facility in Alexandria, Ind., will be the 23rd POET production facility.

Fresno’s Saving Money Using Natural Gas

FRESNO, CA – Filling more garbage trucks with super cooled liquid natural gas is paying off in a big way for the City of Fresno. With the price of diesel fuel skyrocketing, so far this year the City has been forced to pay out $400,000 dollars more to fuel its fleet than budgeted.

Meeting on New Maintenance Facility Will Be Open to Public

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - A new maintenance facility for Council Bluff’s fleet is needed in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

New ZAP Electric Truck Offers More Payload Capacity

SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric car pioneer ZAP is introducing a new electric truck for fleets with a greater payload rating. A prototype of the ZAP XL Truck has been completed and production models are expected for delivery to customers by the fall of this year.

Chandler Trains Techs to Service Honda Fleet

CHANDLER, AZ –When Chandler Police Department began replacing its old Kawasaki motorcycles with new Hondas in 2006 it caused a bit of a problem for the city’s Fleet Services Department.

Fort Payne City Council Considers Biofuel for Fleet

FORT PAYNE, AL – The Fort Payne City Council has began discussions on the potential for turning cooking oil into biodiesel that would fuel the city’s diesel fleet.

City of Pittsburgh Adds New Vehicles to its Fleet

PITTSBURGH – The city of Pittsburgh’s 1,000-vehicle fleet will get a big tune-up this year with the purchase of 151 new cars and trucks, under a buying plan unveiled by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and approved by City Council.

Centerville Orders New Patrol Cars With a Fresh Look

CENTERVILLE, GA - Citizens of Houston County’s smallest city should be seeing new police cars patrolling soon. The Centerville City Council has approved a lease agreement that will give the city five new patrol cars and five new command cars.

Greening the City of Seattle Vehicles

SEATTLE– Mayor Greg Nickels’ has announced that he wants to require all taxi drivers to use cars that get at least 30 miles per gallon by 2013. The city currently has diesel, compressed natural gas, electric, and hybrid vehicles, as well as 2,180 that run on gas,



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