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City of Anaheim Puts New CNG Bookmobile Into Service

ANAHEIM, CA – In keeping with the city's commitment to the environment, and to remain pro-active in emissions reductions, the city of Anaheim unveiled a new CNG-powered bookmobile Sept. 30. This new bookmobile is only the second of its kind in the United States.

Collin County to Enact Emissions-Reduction Policies for its Vehicles

MCKINNEY, TEXAS — Collin County Commissioners are expected to adopt a resolution calling for the eventual replacement of its fleet with cleaner vehicles that emit fewer nitrogen oxides.

Missouri Governor Taking Steps to Reduce State Fleet Costs

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt is taking steps to saving the state more than a half million dollars a year in vehicle fleet costs.

Debate Over County Police Cars vs. Subsidized Personal Vehicles for Law Enforcement

HILO, HAWAII — An advisory panel has found that Hawaii County would save $169,485 if police were to switch from unmarked subsidized personal vehicles to a fleet of county-owned marked patrol cars.

Citizen Group Proposes to Run Part of Greenwich Fleet on CNG

GREENWICH, CT – Residents and members of the Greenwich town legislature are pitching a plan to town officials to run part of the town's fleet on natural gas to reduce air pollution.

Putting Newark's Teens to Work at UMDNJ Fleet Operations

LONDON — Company drivers in the United Kingdom are twice as likely as other motorists to become victims of smash-and-grab attacks while sitting in a jam or at traffic lights, according to the 12th annual Autoglass car crime report.

Fleet Industry Symposium to Be Held at Manheim's DRIVE Center Nov. 17-19

STOCKBRIDGE, GA – The National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Atlanta Chapter's Fleet Industry Symposium 2005 will be held Nov. 17-19 at Manheim's DRIVE Center in Stockbridge, just outside of Atlanta.

City of Cape Coral Fleet Management Department Completes Fleet Certification Testing Program

CAPE CORAL, FL – Cape Coral's Fleet Management Department has successfully completed Fleet Counselor Services, Inc. (FCS) fleet certification-testing program and has qualified as an Industry Competitive Fleet Management Operation.

Hunt Named Fleet Manager for City of Portland

PORTLAND, OR — On Nov. 30, John Hunt will take over as fleet manager for the City of Portland, when current fleet manager Bruce Cross will retire. Hunt was the fleet manager for the city of Fresno, Calif.

Minnesota Governor Getting New Vehicle Fueled by E-85

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is replacing his gasoline-powered Chevy Suburban with a Suburban that runs on 85-percent ethanol, E-85. The state will take delivery on the new black Suburban in November.

Fleet Awards to be Presented to Ft. Worth and Ft. Wayne

FT. WORTH, TEXAS and FT. WAYNE, IN – Austin Energy will sponsor a seminar by Fort Worth Fleet Department Nov. 17. Purdue University will host the city of Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec. 15.

University of Washington Motor Pool Operations Earns ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

SEATTLE – The University of Washington Motor Pool Operations maintenance shop received the Institute of Automotive Service Excellence's (ASE) Blue Seal of Excellence for 2005-2006.

City of Maryville Fuels Fleet Only With B-20 Biodiesel

MARYVILLE, TN — The City of Maryville has decided to fuel its fleet entirely with biodiesel.

Allen County May Consider Acquiring E-85 Fleet Vehicles

FT. WAYNE, IN — Allen County Council member Roy Buskirk has recommended that the county investigate buying vehicles that run on ethanol-based fuel when replacing old cars.

Berkeley Planning to Buy Hybrid Cars for City Fleet

BERKELEY, CA — Berkeley city council members recently voted to authorize the purchase of new hybrid cars to update the city's sedan fleet.

NAFA Atlanta Chapter's Fleet Industry Symposium to Be Held Nov. 17-19

STOCKBRIDGE, GA – The National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Atlanta Chapter's Fleet Industry Symposium 2005 will be held Nov. 17-19 at Manheim's DRIVE Center in Stockbridge, just outside of Atlanta.

San Francisco Reduces City Fleet

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom reported in his annual State of the City address that San Francisco reduced the number of the city's vehicle fleet by 21 percent, resulting in $1.2 million dollars in annual savings.

Results Released for Michigan State Police Evaluation Program for Charger and Magnum

AUBURN HILLS, MI — The Michigan State Police announced preliminary results of its 2006-model year Police Vehicle Evaluation Program, which included evaluation of the Dodge Charger and Magnum.

California Air Qaulity Board OKs Diesel Bus Trade-Off

DIAMOND BAR, CA — California's air quality board has left intact a stringent smog-fighting standard for new buses but will allow transit agencies to keep buying more highly polluting diesel buses as long as they compensate by retrofitting some old ones.

American Trucking Association Endorses B-5

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) board of directors has unanimously endorsed an energy resolution that includes promoting low blends of biodiesel as part of the organization's efforts to help shape a strong national energy plan.

Police Cruisers Going Retro

NEW YORK — Several police departments across the country are converting their police cruisers to the classic black and white squad cars from decades ago.

Las Vegas to Reduce Fleet After Audit Finds a Surplus of Vehicles

LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas city audit of 1,247 vehicles found that the city owns about 30 vehicles more than it needs. Disposing of them could save about $700,000.

DFW International Airport Receives Energy Efficiency Award

DALLAS-FT.WORTH — The Alliance to Save Energy, a U.S. energy conservation group, recently presented the “Star of Energy Efficiency” award to the DFW International Airport for its work in reducing energy consumption and air pollution, and making North Texas a “greener” place to live and visit.

Massachusetts State Senate Bill Provides Incentives for Hybrid & Alternative Vehicle Use

BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Senate has passed legislation to encourage the development, purchase, and use of hybrid and alternative vehicles in Massachusetts, creating a broad variety of incentives to promote the purchase of hybrid vehicles over the next three years.



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