CHICAGO - More than 350 fleet industry professionals attended the conference, which offered solutions and resources to help fleet managers continue environmental initiatives in budget-challenged times.
Utilities must work closely with public policy makers, private organizations, and automakers to make sure a charging infrastructure is in place as sales of plug-ins rise.
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) offers driver best practices and trainings online at no cost.
TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine honored fleet managers with its first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. "Greening" a fleet will improve its impact on the environment by reducing emissions and fuel consumption.
MINNEAPOLIS - The National Guard Bureau, the federal organization that oversees equipment purchases for the National Guard, will spend $2.4 million on the purchase of Polaris RANGER 800 CREW Side-by-Sides.
KANSAS CITY, MO - President-Elect George Crombie was a driving force behind the creation of the APWA Center of Sustainability, a newly created initiative to promote principles of sustainability within the public works profession.
CHICAGO --- During Green Fleet Conference 2009 in Chicago yesterday, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) unveiled a new set of online tools and materials designed to help fleet managers cut fuel costs and emissions.
NORFOLK, VA --- The algae-to-biodiesel research project at Old Dominion University has been boosted by three key developments in recent months, and Patrick Hatcher, the chemist and science professor in charge of the initiative, said new milestones are in sight.
PALO ALTO, CA - Newsweek ranked the largest U.S. companies based on their actual environmental performance, policies, and reputation in the annual Green Rankings for 2009.
VALHALLA, NY - Since launching its "Fleet Adoption Program" in April, SOMS Technologies, LLC, developer and manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, has announced that over 100 fleets have joined the program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Nine of the top 10 vehicles in the government's fuel economy rankings for the 2010 model year are hybrids, and the Toyota Prius again tops the list.
FORT MILL, SC - U.S. Foodservice - Fort Mill is working to reduce fleet idling time and increase fuel efficiency as part of its latest environmental efforts.
BARTLETT, IL --- Auto Truck Group, a leading builder of work trucks, has partnered with two major CNG conversion companies to convert Ford and GM work trucks to operate on compressed natural gas.
SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board fined Humboldt Transit Authority $24,000 this month for failure to inspect its diesel truck fleet for smoke emissions during 2007 and 2008.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Senate on Thursday, Oct.16, voted to restore nearly all of the government funding for hydrogen car research that the Obama administration had proposed to cut, the Los Angeles Times reported.
MADISON, PA --- Coskata Inc., a major biofuels developer, said it has successfully started up its semi-commercial flex ethanol facility located in Madison, Pa.
IRVINE, CA --- BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc., which produces ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, has decided to relocate its second planned biorefinery to Fulton, Miss.
FRANKLIN, TN - Infiniti confirmed its first production hybrid vehicle will be part of the recently announced line of 2011 Infiniti M luxury performance sedans, scheduled to go on sale in spring 2010 at Infiniti dealers nationwide.
NEW YORK - With a near-record of 29,687 vehicles, the increase of motor vehicles to New York City's fleet may translate into more carbon emissions, reported the New York Post.
BOSTON - Stephen Russell, former fleet superintendent for the City of Keene, N.H., has been named alternative transportation program coordinator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Energy Resources.
CHARLESTON, WV - A legislative audit released Oct. 14 revealed numerous West Virginia state employees failed to properly report use of state vehicles.
WASHINGTON - Although exempt from the recent Executive Order establishing energy guidelines, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) voluntarily determined its greenhouse gas emissions, making it the only federal agency to publicly report them.
PITTSBURGH - The City of Pittsburgh has retrofitted 14 garbage trucks in its city fleet with pollution controls that reduce the amount of soot emissions by 90 percent.
CHICAGO - The company has been awarded a total of $4 million in federal economic stimulus funding to expand its alternative-fuel fleet.
MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI Manager Environmental & Fuel Strategies, John Mack, will be present in booth #37 of the expo to talk with fleets about their diesel emissions compliance needs.
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