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All-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan prototype for the U.S. Postal Service.

Chrysler Reveals All-New Electric Minivan Concepts to USPS

WASHINGTON – Chrysler revealed four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the U.S. Postal Service as part of the USPS Earth Day celebration on April 22.

Toyota Announces Prices for 2010 Prius

TORRANCE, CA – The third-generation Prius will start at $21,000.

Interactive Web Seminar Series May 6 & 14

TORRANCE, CA - Participants of these FREE Web seminars will learn the ins and outs of the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer.

City of Goldsboro Proposes Cutting Fleet Budget

GOLDSBORO, NC – Struggling to cope with the economic downturn and facing budget cutbacks in the millions, city officials have proposed budget cuts that would impact fleet, according to the Goldsboro News-Argus.

UC Irvine Working to Remove Lead Wheel Weights from Fleet

IRVINE, CA – The University of California, Irvine announced plans to replace lead wheel weights from the tires in its fleet, taking its cue from Contra Costa County.

$300M Clean Fleet Pilot Program Available for Government Fleets

LANDOVER, MD – Vice President Joe Biden announced $300 million in federal stimulus funding will be available to expand the nation's government fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles and for the fueling infrastructure necessary to support them.

Audit of Cape Coral Take-Home Vehicles Cites Discrepancies in Vehicles Insured

CAPE CORAL, FL – Though 920 on-road vehicles were listed as insured, the take-home vehicle audit report revealed the combined total of all departmental vehicles only numbered 845, reported the Cape Coral Daily Breeze.

Kustom Signals Introduces SMART 800+ Speed Trailer

LENEXA, KS – The SMART 800+ is the newest addition to Kustom Signals' line of portable, self-contained speed trailers.

Cruise Car's Solar Electric Hybrid Low-Speed Vehicles on Capital Hill for Earth Day

SARASOTA, FL – Cruise Car, Inc. showcased its solar electric hybrid vehicles on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Earth Day, April 22 to demonstrate the ecological and economical benefits of operating solar-powered, low-speed vehicles.

Warren County Opts Out of $373k Stimulus Funds to Upgrade Fleet

MIDDLETOWN, OH – Warren County is the only Ohio County that has opted out of stimulus money for transportation improvements, reported the Middletown Journal.

<i>Government Fleet</i> Magazine Endorses NJPA

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet has announced its endorsement of the National Joint Powers Alliance, a government agency offering an alternative procurement method to help improve fleet efficiencies in the purchasing process.

Maryland Law Enforcement Cracks Down on Commercial Vehicles

LA PLATA, MD – In just two days of enforcement, police issued 203 traffic citations and 209 warnings to commercial vehicle drivers in Southern Maryland, according to the Southern Maryland Online.

Hernando County Fleet Finances Continue to Raise Concerns

BROOKSVILLE, FL – Among the issues criticized is why a department fully funded with $10.3 million at the beginning of the fiscal year requested an additional $350,000 loan mid-year, according to Hernando Today.

Vehicle Tracking Solutions Continues Expansion, Adds Two New Franchise Locations

DEER PARK, NY – Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS) has opened two franchised locations in St. Paul, Minn. and Albuquerque, N.M. Vehicle Tracking Solutions currently has locations in nine major markets across the U.S.

Palm Bay Concerned About Fleet Budget

PALM BAY, FL – Despite cost-cutting efforts for the city budget, the fleet department may need to add more technicians for the aging fleet, according to Florida Today.

Ocean City Tightens Take-Home Vehicle Policy

OCEAN CITY, MD – A $2.5 million trimming of the Ocean City budget over the past few months has led to a proposed reduction of the town's take-home vehicle fleet, according to The Dispatch.

City of Long Beach to Debut New 'Green' Efforts During Earth Week

LONG BEACH, CA – The City's scheduled events include the unveiling of a new LNG fueling site, proposal of a new Green Building Ordinance for City Council approval, and several other ecofriendly programs.

Contra Costa County Fleet Honored by EPA for Efforts to Cut Lead

SAN FRANCISCO – Contra Costa County has voluntarily committed to replace all lead wheel weights from thousands of tires, resulting in a reduction of more than 2,000 lbs. of lead from the environment by 2012.

Public Sector Fleet Manager Salaries Increase in 2008

TORRANCE, CA – Despite declining tax revenues and slashed budgets, the salaries for public sector fleet managers increased over 9 percent in the 2008 calendar year, according to a soon-to-be released compensation survey conducted by Government Fleet.

Mohawk Introduces Adjustable Screw Pads

AMSTERDAM, NY – Mohawk's adjustable screw pads are available for all 7,000 to 20,000-lb. capacity two-post vehicle lifts.

Chesterfield County Fleet Management Reduces Fuel Markups

CHESTERFIELD, VA – During a recent presentation to the school board, fleet management representatives noted that fuel markups have been reduced and labor charges increased to accurately reflect Chesterfield County Public Schools' projected expenses in both areas.

Walla Walla Community College to Use FleetCommander to Manage Motor Pool and Track Maintenance

CHANTILLY, VA – The Web-based fleet management system is being used to manage over 350 assets owned by WWCC, in addition to tracking maintenance and producing work orders.

Cobb County Fleet Saves with AutoZone Strategic Partners Program

MARIETTA, GA – Cobb County, Ga. expects to save more than 30 percent on its auto parts budget this year through the AutoZone Strategic Partners program.

San Clemente Amends On-Street Parking Code for Commercial Vehicles

SAN CLEMENTE, CA – Responding to concerns brought by residents and the police department regarding on-street parking by commercial vehicles, City Council recently voted to approve a new ordinance regarding commercial vehicle street parking.

Myrtle Beach Purchases 22 New 'Greener' Vehicles

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – City officials recently purchased 22 new vehicles, half of which replace larger, 8-cylinder Crown Victorias, according to thesunnews.com.

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