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Ann Arbor Transportation Authority to Use GM-Allison Hybrid Buses

ANN ARBOR, MI – The first of 20 new GM-Allison hybrid-powered buses unveiled by the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority's (AATA) fleet marks next step in AATA's continuing effort to minimize negative impacts on the environment and cut operating costs.

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In Memoriam: Frank Lawson 1948-2007

NORMAN, OK - Frank Lawson, fleet management superintendent for the City of Norman, Okla., passed away on Oct. 5 at Norman Regional Hospital from a heart attack. He was 59.

APWA Awards Nine Professionals With Fleet Certification

KANSAS CITY, MO – Nine fleet professionals from across the United States and Canada recently earned credentials as Certified Public Fleet Professionals (CPFP) from the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Gov. Schwarzenegger for Vehicle Retirement Program Law

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Motor Car Dealers Association (CMCDA) has commended Governor Schwarzenegger for signing into law the fleet modernization program in Assembly Bill 118 by Assembly Speaker Nuñez.

Online Tool Helps Explain How Mohawk Lifts Are Made

AMSTERDAM, NY - A new online tool explaining how Mohawk U.S.-made lifts are made.

First Ever Canadian Plug-In Hybrid Electrical Vehicle (PHEV) Conference Coming to Winnipeg Nov. 1 and 2

WINNIPEG – The first-ever Canadian Plug-In Hybrid Electrical Vehicle (PHEV) Conference is being held in Winnipeg on Nov. 1 and 2.

New York State Police Go Online to Gain Control of Rising Fleet Running Costs

ALBANY, NY – The New York State Police (NYSP) chose Chevin's Web-based fleet management information system, FleetWave, to manage the maintenance and operations of its fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles across the state.

NAVTEQ Wins Renewal Contract with the U.S. Federal Government

CHICAGO – NAVTEQ has been selected as a primary map data provider by the U.S. government. With this contract, NAVTEQ will continue to provide road network and standard points of interest data under a government-wide enterprise license to numerous government agencies supporting U.S. Homeland Defense.

Chicago to Add Surveillance Cameras to Street Sweeper

CHICAGO – Drivers who park in the path of Chicago's 118 street sweepers may soon find themselves in the same boat as those who run red lights: caught in the act by surveillance cameras.

City of Arizona Fleet Director Wins Association's Fleet Manager of the Year Award

MESA, AZ - Pete Scarafiotti, fleet director for the City of Mesa, Ariz., was presented with the Fleet Manager of the Year award by the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association during their annual national conference on Sept. 28.

Three Government Fleets Among Winners in Dossier Fleet Calendar Photo Contest

BURLINGTON, N.J. – The 2008 wall calendar from Arsenault Associates will feature 12 winners of a Dossier fleet calendar photo contest. Three government fleets are among the winners.

City of Plainfield Utilities Authority Worker Shot on Back of Garbage Truck

PLAINFIELD, CT - City police are investigating a second shooting. Steve Soltys said a 38-year-old male Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority employee was shot once in the back as he was riding on the back of a City garbage truck.

Miles Electric Vehicles Debuts New All-Electric Work Truck

SANTA MONICA, CA - All-electric automotive company Miles Electric Vehicles has upgraded its low-speed, zero emissions ZX40ST work truck.

EMS Worker Reprimanded for Washing Personal Vehicle

DENVER, NC – The Lincoln County EMS employee who washed his personal car recently was reprimanded.

Titan Will Raise Construction Tire Prices Up to Five Percent

AKRON, OH – Titan Tire Corp., a subsidiary of Titan International Inc., will raise the prices of its Titan and Goodyear brand construction tires up to five percent, effective Nov. 1.

2007 Alt-Car Expo Showcases More Than 150 Exhibits

SANTA MONICA, CA – The 2007 Alt-Car Expo will be showcasing more than 150 exhibits that will offer extensive presentations of the latest examples and information on vehicle and transportaion technologies including electric, natural gas, biodiesel, hydrogen, ethanol, propane and hybrid alternative technologies.

City of Yuma Adds to ‘Green Fleet'

YUMA, AZ – The City of Yuma unveiled new green vehicles, adding to its growing fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles, according to the Yuma Sun newspaper. City officials said they are acting ahead on an anticipated federal mandate already in place in nearby counties.

Green Fleet Vehicles – What You Should Know Web Seminar Oct. 25

TORRANCE, CA – From the panel experts of Bobit Business Media, Merchants Leasing and ZAP brings you this free online presentation about “greening fleet vehicles,” on Oct. 25.

Indianapolis Council Votes to End City Take-Home Cars

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Indianapolis City-County Council unanimously voted to save taxpayers millions of dollars by putting the brakes on take-home vehicles for about 400 city and county employees.

Allen County Uses GPS to Track its Vehicles

FORT WAYNE, IN – Allen County government will soon start using global positioning devices to monitor some county-owned cars and trucks — a test program that could later lead to the tracking of all county vehicles.

GPS May Keep Track of Chicago's Police

CHICAGO – Every Chicago Police officer's movements could be electronically tracked by global positioning systems (GPS) if a program being tested in the Chicago Lawn District wins approval.

New Smoking Ban Includes City and County Vehicles

COOKEVILLE, TN – Since the new Non-Smoker Protection Act recently became effective in Cookeville, Tenn., those affected by the new law are still interpreting what that means for their workplaces.

Connecticut State-Run Garage to Dispense Ethanol

HARTFORD, CT – A state of Connecticut garage in Hartford will begin dispensing ethanol, adding a third fueling alternative for state vehicles that can run on the corn-based fuel.

No Rental Tax for Flexcar — For Now

SEATTLE – The State Department of Revenue has agreed to defer the car-rental tax it said it would begin imposing on Flexcar, the car-sharing company.

Government of Guam Uncertain of Number of Vehicles in Fleet

AGANA, GUAM – The government of Guam does not know the total number of vehicles its agencies own or lease, according to an audit report from the Office of the Public Auditor.



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