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May 5, 2015 - Industry News

California Ramps Up Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to establish a more aggressive greenhouse gas target for the state of a 40-percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030.

Tags: Legislation, California, Greenhouse Gas

April 30, 2015 - Industry News

California Cities Lead Worst Air Pollution List

Photo via Chang'r/Flickr.

California cities rank at the top of the list of the areas with the worst air pollution, according to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report for 2015.

Tags: American Lung Association, Air Pollution, Trends

April 30, 2015 - Industry News

Ohio Bill Would Set Up Alt-Fuel Incentives

Photo courtesy of Clean Fuels Ohio.

Ohio State Representatives Sean O’Brien and Dave Hall have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to incentivize alternative fuel use in the state, the lawmakers announced.

Tags: Legislation, Propane Autogas, Ohio, CNG, LNG, Tax Incentives, State Grants

April 28, 2015 - Press Release

Donlen Exec Talks Alternative Fuels at AFLA Event

Donlen's vice president of strategic consulting, analytics and sustainability will lead the "Alternative Fuels & Fuel Technologies" forum at the AFLA Mid-Year Forum on April 30 in Chicago.

Tags: AFLA, Alternative Fuels, Donlen, Fleet Executives

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

Penske, Calif. County Win EPA Clean Air Award

Photo courtesy of Penske.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.

Tags: EPA, Penske Truck Leasing, Emissions Reduction, Awards, Sonoma County, California, Alternative Fuels

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Caltrans to Cut Fleet Pollution 20% by 2020

Photo courtesy of Verizon Networkfleet.

Caltrans has set a goal to reduce emissions caused by its operations, including its fleet, by 20% during the decade ending in 2020, the state agency has announced.

Tags: Caltrans, State Fleet, Emissions Reduction

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Award Deadline Extended for Fleet Technology Expo

Nominations are open until Friday, June 5 for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency initiatives.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo

April 16, 2015 - Industry News

KBB Names Top 10 Green Cars of 2015

Photo of the Volkeswagen e-Golf by Vince Taroc.

The battery-electric BMW i3 has topped Kelly Blue Book's list of the top 10 green cars for 2015 for the second year in a row, KBB.com has announced.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, BMW i3, CAFE Standards, 2015-MY

April 13, 2015 - Industry News

FTX Registration Is Open

Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, Fleet Technology Expo takes a comprehensive look at fleet efficiencies. Register before July 24 for the early-bird discount.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 3, 2015 - Industry News

Virginia Clean Cities Counts 25,000 Alt-Fuel Fleet Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Virginia Clean Cities.

The Commonwealth of Virginia was home to 24,642 alternative fuel vehicles in 100 fleets along with 431 alt-fuel stations by the end of 2014, according to Virginia Clean Cities (VCC).

Tags: Clean Cities, Virginia, Alternative Fuels

April 2, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Makers Seek Complete-Vehicle GHG Rule

The Phase 2 GHG/MPG proposed rule is due out in June.

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Phase 2 of the federal GHG/MPG rules has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for formal review. The

Tags: Regulations, Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

March 31, 2015 - Industry News

Ill. County's Anti-Idling Plan Would Save 790 Gallons

Kane County, Ill., is considering an idle-reduction plan that's expected to save 790 gallons of fuel a year and prevent 15,800 pounds of carbon-dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

Tags: Fuel Costs, Idle Reduction, County Fleets

March 20, 2015 - Industry News

Green Truck Association Elects New Leadership

The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association, recently elected new officers of its board of governors.

Tags: NTEA, Green Truck Association, Elected Leaders

March 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Using Recycled Plastic Bottles in F-150 Seats

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun using a material known as Repreve that's derived from recycled plastic bottles to manufacture the cloth seats of the 2015 F-150 pickup and four other vehicles.

Tags: Recycling, Ford F-150, Ford, 2015-MY, Seats

March 19, 2015 - Industry News

House Rep. Shuster Declares Fuel-Tax Hike DOA

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)<br />Photo: House T&amp;amp;I Committee

Speaking to reporters yesterday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster argued that both Congress and President Obama lack the political will to increase federal fuel taxes to pay for funding the next highway bill.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund

March 16, 2015 - Global News

MAN Opens Carbon Dioxide-Neutral Plant in South Africa

Photo: MAN Trucks

MAN’s first CO2-neutral commercial vehicle plant has opened for operations. The company has implemented its climate strategy by using only renewable energies at the MAN Truck & Bus production site in Pinetown, South Africa.

Tags: Solar Power, South Africa, MAN Trucks

March 12, 2015 - Industry News

DOE Awards $6M to Boost Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $6 million for 11 projects designed to improve potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, support training, and integrate alternative fuels into emergency planning.

Tags: Clean Cities, Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

March 6, 2015 - Industry News

CCTA Will Appeal CARB Decision to Supreme Court

Photo: CCTA

The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

Tags: CARB, Lawsuits, U.S. Supreme Court, EPA, Regulations, Legislation

March 6, 2015 - Industry News

Pa. Offers Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

Photo via Flickr/Scott Lowe

Pennsylvania's Clean Diesel Grant Program supports projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Pennsylvania, State Grants, Idle Reduction, Federal Grants

March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Green Strategy Discussions Kick Off Work Truck Show

Some of Florida Power &amp;amp; Light&#39;s green vehicle fleet. Photo courtesy Florida Power &amp;amp; Light.

Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Tags: Fleet Management, Biodiesel, Greenhouse Gases, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Biofuel

February 27, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Awards $20 Million Contract For Emissions Research

Southwest Research Institute will conduct analytical services in emissions and fuel consumption on light- and heavy-duty vehicles and components under a five-year, $20.1 million contract from the EPA. Photo via Soutwest Research Institute

The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.

Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, EPA

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Wins EPA’s Climate Leadership Award

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, UPS said. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.

Tags: UPS, EPA, Awards, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction

February 5, 2015 - Press Release

Blossman Adds Government, Small Engine Specialists

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Blossman Gas has hired two new associates to lead their efforts in the municipal and law enforcement market, as well as the sales of small engines.

Tags: Blossman, New Hire

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Summit Encourages Low-Carbon Fuel Usage

Industry leaders met to discuss the state of low-carbon fuels in California at the Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit, an annual event held by the clean transportation consortium CALSTART.

Tags: CARB, California, Alternative Fuels

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Md. County to Add Motor Pool, PHEVs

Photo of Prince George&#39;s County motor pool courtesy of Agile Access Control.

The Prince George's County, Md., Fleet Management division is adding a second motor pool location and introducing plug-in hybrids as two right-sizing initiatives for 2015.

Tags: County Fleets, Motor Pools, Agile Access Control Inc., Fleet Management Software

 

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