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Seattle Wants to Cut Fleet Emissions in Half by 2025

The City of Seattle would reduce fleet greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% by 2025 by using electric vehicles as well as renewable diesel and biodiesel under a new plan announced by Mayor Ed Murray.

March 11, 2016

Orlando Cuts Fuel Use from Idling

Orlando Cuts Fuel Use from Idling

The City of Orlando has saved over 400,000 gallons of fuel in one year through a number of fuel-saving measures, including idle reduction technology in its law enforcement vehicles.

January 12, 2017

California Grants $2.5M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $2.5 million in grants for six alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

June 15, 2015

Clean Diesel Trucks Make up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in U.S.

Clean Diesel Trucks Make up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in U.S.

Clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems now make up on average 30% of all heavy-duty commercial vehicles in operation in the U.S. as a result of adoption by fleets over the past five years, according to a recent report commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

July 17, 2017

National Park Runs Biodiesel Year-Round

National Park Runs Biodiesel Year-Round

Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota runs biodiesel blends of up to B-20 year-round, despite temperatures that fall to an average low of minus 7 degrees. A proper winter additive prevents problems.

April 6, 2017

Feds Offer $100M in Biofuel Fueling Grants

Feds Offer $100M in Biofuel Fueling Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in grants to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to support and expand biofuel infrastructure, according to a press release from the USDA.

June 17, 2015

Tampa Boosts Productivity by Outsourcing Parts

Tampa Boosts Productivity by Outsourcing Parts

Since the City of Tampa, Fla., began outsourcing its parts room in January, the fleet has been able to improve technician productivity, improve parts availability, and streamline its procurement processes.

June 27, 2017

Two Peterbilt Models Eligible for HVIP

Two Peterbilt Models Eligible for HVIP

The Peterbilt Models 520 and 320 equipped with the Cummins ISL-G Near Zero engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

March 20, 2017

Hawaii Ends Ethanol Blending in Gasoline
Phoenix FD Orders 14 Pumpers, Signs 7-Year Contract

Phoenix FD Orders 14 Pumpers, Signs 7-Year Contract

The Phoenix Fire Department has ordered 14 Pierce Quantum pumpers as part of a seven-year renewable contract that gives the agency the opportunity to continue purchasing the same number of pumper vehicles per year through 2022.

March 25, 2015

Ga. County Approves Outsourcing Agreement

The Barrow County (Ga.) Board of Commissioners has approved a contract to outsource maintenance and management of vehicles to a Ford dealership. Commissioners voted 4-2 in favor of the plan.

May 2, 2016

U.S. Senators Seeking Repeal of Ethanol Mandate

U.S. Senators Seeking Repeal of Ethanol Mandate

Two U.S. Senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that would repeal a renewable fuel mandate that requires refiners to blend ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.

February 27, 2015

Mohawk Lifts Renews U.S. GSA Contract

Mohawk Lifts, manufacturer of two-post, four-post, mobile columns, parallelogram, and in-ground lifts, announces the renewal of its GSA contract for a 5-year basic period.

April 2, 2013

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Extension Introduced
Sacramento to Fuel Refuse Vehicles with Renewable Natural Gas
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