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Ore. Offers $6M for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will provide up to $6 million in state tax credits for fleets that replace at least two existing fleet vehicles with new or converted vehicles powered by alternative fuels.

A Distracted Driving Epidemic

This video from KEZI 9 News in Oregon highlights police efforts to combat the widespread problem of distracted driving. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Ore. Begins Per-Mile Road Use Charge Program

The State of Oregon on July 1 kicked off a new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program. This program charges volunteer users 1.5 cents per mile while driving in Oregon and allows them to receive credit on their bill for state gas tax paid at the pump.

Fleet Vehicles Go Higher Tech

As new in-car technologies trickle into public fleets, they’re changing the way fleet managers handle purchasing, maintenance, and driver training.

Propane Switch Saves Ore. Agency $25,000

Less than a year and a half after converting its 10 patrol vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas, the Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office reports that it has saved $25,000 in fuel cost.

Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

This compilation of “bright ideas” focuses on single ideas aimed to reduce costs, improve operations, improve customer service, and more. Fleet managers explain how they executed their plan, the challenges they faced, and the results they’ve seen or expect to achieve.

Eugene P.D. Switching to Ford Police Interceptor Utility

The City of Eugene, Ore.’s police department is switching to the Ford Police Interceptor Utility and is planning to purchase 23 new SUVs. After replacing the vehicles, the City’s PD expects to save more than $150,000 in fuel costs each year.

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