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Networkcar Selected by ADEM

SAN DIEGO – The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has selected Networkfleet as its fleet management solution to wirelessly monitor GPS location, engine diagnostics, and emissions for its entire fleet.

Greenwich Sets Green Goals

GREENWICH, CT – The town of Greenwich has set a goal to replace the vehicles in its municipal fleet with hybrids and other environmentally-friendly models when old models are in need of replacement.

AFVi Registration Now Open

LAS VEGAS - The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) invites you to start the process of checking out the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008, and then sign up to attend. The conference is scheduled on May 11-14, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Oakland in Need of Police Vehicles

OAKLAND, CA - Putting more cops on the street isn't Oakland's only crime-fighting problem - the city isn't having much luck getting its new squad cars on the road, either.

Garbage Pickups Going Green

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - From energy-efficient light bulbs to houses using solar power; more companies are “going green” these days. Garbage companies are not about to be left behind.

Fire Truck, Idle for Years, Goes Quickly on Web

NEW YORK – Super Truck, a red fire engine with the 100-foot-long extendable arm, was left behind by the Coast Guard a decade ago. It sat on Governors Island in New York Harbor, unwanted by the firefighters stationed there and unavailable to others who coveted it from afar

M-Plus Helps Track Vehicles for Fleets

TEMPE, AZ - www.GotMyGPS.Com, is an authorized distributor for the new Millennium Plus (M-Plus) GPS Tracking and Security System. The Web site provides state of the art tracking, security and fleet management unparalleled in the industry.

AFVi Offers New Fleet Seminar

ORANGE, CA – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is offering a “How to Choose Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Right for Your Fleet” seminar March 4-5 at the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim in Orange, Calif.

Minnesota State Agencies Double E-85 Fuel Use in 2007

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state agencies more than doubled their use of E-85 last year, purchasing 412,500 gallons of E-85 from retailers, nearly a 250 percent increase over the 165,500 gallons purchased in 2006.

PG&E Co. Plans to Test Plug-in Hybrid SUVs

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will buy and test two plug-in hybrids, from Raser Technologies Inc., designed to achieve more than 100 mpg in typical daily driving, with little to no greenhouse gas emissions

Three New Sites Purchase Faster

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc. has added three more customers to its roster. The City of Arvada, Colo.; County of Cape May, N.J.; and Durham Transit, N.C. have purchased CCG’s FASTER fleet management system to replace their existing systems.

Agile FleetCommander Case Study Reveals 1300-Percent ROI

CAMPBELL, CA – Agile Access Control, Inc. has released a fleet case study revealing a 1300-percent return on investment (ROI) from the FleetCommander application.

<i>Government Fleet</I> Applies for BPA Worldwide Business Publication Membership

SHELTON, CTGovernment Fleet magazine has applied for business publication member ship in BPA Worldwide. The magazine is published by Bobit Business Media in Torrance, Calif.

AFVi Offers ‘NGVs: The Road Forward or a Dead End?’ Seminar

ORANGE, CA – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is offering an “NGVs: The Road Forward or a Dead End?” seminar on Mar. 26–27 at the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim in Orange, California.

Hamilton County Park District Adds Golf Cars to Fleet

CINCINNATI, OHIO – The Hamilton County Park District in Cincinnati, Ohio, has recently added two SoloRider golf cars to its fleet to help golfers with limited mobility get back in the game.

Inmates Tapped to Patch Cruisers

JACKSON, MS - A lot of smashed and overworked Jackson police cars have found new value. Recently, the Police Department began a repair program that uses inmate labor from the county jail to fix banged up, but still functioning cars.

Web Site Assesses University’s Computerized Maintenance Systems

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Nobreakdowns.com was engaged by New Jersey City University (NJCU) to perform an assessment of the Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) utilized by the various internal departments of NJCU.

Idle Island ’s Fire Truck Goes Quickly on the Web

NEW YORK – Governors Island utilized a surplus online auction to sell old fire truck that had been idle for years.

Council May Purchase Hybrid SUV for ‘Green Fleet’

ATHENS, OHIO – Athens might purchase a hybrid SUV to replace the Athens Police Department’s unmarked vehicle.

OPW Fuel Management Systems Schedules Training Seminar

HODGKINS, IL – OPW Fuel Management Systems, part of OPW Fueling Components, has scheduled its next onsite product-training seminar for Mar. 25-28 in Chicago.

Faster Announces Training Opportunities

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc.’s Fleet Services staff Mike Brawley, senior vice president, and Mark Jerome, senior fleet consultant, will host the sever multi-day hands-on training opportunities.

Delo Introduces New Extended Life Coolant

SAN RAMON, CA – Chevron’s Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants, and coolants, has introduced the latest member of its product line, Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze — Nitrite Free (DELO ELC-NF).

Mayor Wants to Renew Fleet Management Contract

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl wants to renew a contract with the private company hired three years ago to maintain the city’s 1,000-vehicle fleet.

Enterprise Offers Car-Sharing at University

ST. LOUIS – Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have partnered to bring WeCar, a car-sharing program to the campus.

Mayor Wants to Cut City’s Executive Motor Pool

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to eliminate most of the 229 vehicles in the city’s executive motor pool, as well as cars from other fleets, to help close a $155-million shortfall.



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