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TruGreen to Cut Maintenance Costs by 65%

MEMPHIS, TN - The national lawn care services provider is testing microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter on vehicles in efforts to reduce maintenance costs and emissions.

Officials Park Their County-Owned Vehicles

PUEBLO, CO - Pueblo County commissioners were scrutinized last summer after a televised news report questioned the "perk" and use of county-owned cars on personal business.

AQMD Funding Deadline Extended to Nov. 20

DIAMOND BAR, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has extended its deadline to apply for the Carl Moyer Program to Nov. 20.

Mitsubishi Fuso Medium Duty Trucks to Use BlueTec® SCR Technology

In an attempt to meet EPA 2010 emissions, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will use BlueTec technology, an emission control technology that utilizes selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

Take-Home Cuts May Spare Tulsa Police Jobs

TULSA, OK - The police union has been asked to give up officer take-home vehicles used outside city limits in order to save jobs and the helicopter and mounted patrol units.

GPS a Possibility for Knox County Vehicles

KNOXVILLE, TN - County commissioners recently approved a proposal that could lead to key county take-home vehicles having GPS systems installed to cut down on employees' personal driving.

Eaton Takes Lead Role in Hybrid Truck Users Forum

KALAMAZOO, MI - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will take a leadership role at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference, Oct. 27 - 29, in Atlanta.

Green Energy Projects Win $151 Million in Funding

SAN FRANCISCO, CA --- The U.S. Department of Energy on Oct. 26 announced $151 million in funding for 37 ambitious research projects -- some of which have long-term potential for greening fleets.

Clean Energy Corp. to Run CNG Station at Ontario Airport

SEAL BEACH, CA --- The city of Los Angeles has awarded a 10-year contract to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to design, build, and operate a new CNG fueling station at Ontario International Airport (ONT) in San Bernardino County.

California Waste Hauler Fined $500,000 for Violations

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board last month fined Montebello-based waste hauler Key Disposal Inc. $500,000 for failing to adequately inspect its fleet and retrofit some of its vehicles with diesel filters as required by state law.

New York's NFTA to Buy 91 Energy-Efficient Buses

BUFFALO, NY --- Representatives from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) announced the forthcoming addition of 91 new energy-efficient buses, which will hit the streets of Western New York over the next 15 months -- thanks to $39,711,371 in federal funding.

Fisker to Acquire Former GM Plant to Make Plug-in Hybrids

DETROIT --- Fisker Automotive plans to build plug-in hybrid electric cars at a former General Motors plant in Delaware.

GM Awarded $2.6M Grant to Convert Engine Heat

WARREN, MI - General Motors has received more than $2.6 million in federal funding to develop technology that will let the automaker convert waste heat from car engines into electricity and boost vehicle efficiency.

Fire Em Up Inc. to Hold Annual Alternative Fuels Event

WAUKEGAN, IL - Fire Em Up Incorporated will hold its Annual Alternative Fuels Event on Friday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Schwarzenegger Helps Unveil Zero-Emission Tyrano

SACRAMENTO, CA --- Vision Industries Corp., producers of the zero-emission, plug-in electric/hydrogen fuel cell hybrid Tyrano semi truck, drew a little promotional help from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Oct. 20.

UPS Testing New Hydraulic Hybrid Trucks

ATLANTA - The trucks use a Freightliner custom chassis and hydraulic hybrid system from Parker Hannifin Corp., and are being financed by the Department of Energy's Clean Cities program.

Entergy Arkansas Adds Hybrid Trucks to Fleet

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The new models have a long green stripe stretched across the sides to identify them as hybrids and are expected to save the company fuel, reduce emissions, and provide added safety at the work site.

West Virginia Boosts Efforts to Track Fleet Vehicles

CHARLESTON, WV - Effective immediately, all state vehicle users must keep a logbook that clearly documents personal use of the vehicles versus business use of the vehicles.

UCM Awarded Grant to Study Electric Vehicles

WARRENSBURG, MO - The University of Central Missouri's (UCM) has been awarded a $5 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to study advanced electric drive vehicles.

Take-Home Vehicles for Houston Police Under Review

HOUSTON - Replacing 186 aging city vehicles, the City of Houston is reviewing all vehicle spending items, including the police department's current take-home policy.

Biofuel Producer Announces Truck Stop Plans

DALLAS --- Evolution Fuels said it is actively pursuing the acquisition of existing truck stop operations in Texas and Oklahoma in hopes of establishing five Legends Travel Center-branded facilities to sell a B20 biodiesel fuel blend.

Burlington County Cuts Fleet & Parks Take-Home Vehicles

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ - Burlington County announced it will cut another 36 vehicles from fleet and park approximately 44 cars and trucks designated as take-home vehicles.

Each patrol vehicle is expected to save an estimated $3,500 through the transition to the new paint scheme. (Photo credit: Sedgwick County)

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s New Look to Save Money

WICHITA, KS - After nearly 17 years, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office is changing the paint scheme of its fleet of “Shamu” patrol vehicles.

More than 60 participants from approximately 40 Houston area energy companies gathered for PHH Arval's annual Energy Conference, held Oct. 22 at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston.

Energy Fleets Discuss Trends in the Industry

HOUSTON - Fleet representatives from approximately 40 Houston area energy companies met at PHH Arval's annual Energy Conference Oct. 22 in Houston.

Automotive Fleet magazine honored both commercial and government fleet managers with its first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. Featured above are the commercial fleet award reci

Awards Recognize Green Fleet Leaders

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet magazine honored fleet managers with its first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards.

 
 

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