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Fresenius Medical Care Deploys Mobile Generator Truck

CHICAGO - The mobile truck will be deployed to dialysis clinics in the Chicago area and keep them running during a power outage.

Furniture Brands Int’l Outsources N.C. Trucking Operations

ST. LOUIS - Furniture Brands International is consolidating with Montana-based Watkins Shepard Trucking in an attempt to be more economical and efficient with its shipping operations.

Researchers Explore Making Biofuel from Watermelons

LANE, OK --- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said that Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Lane, Okla., have shown that simple sugars in watermelon juice can be made into ethanol.

Dallas Mayor, Pickens Showcase CNG Cab Prototype

DALLAS --- T. Boone Pickens, the former oilman and current board member of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., appeared with Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert outside of City Hall on Aug. 24 to promote a plan to switch the city's taxicab fleet from gasoline to compressed natural gas.

DeKalb County to Increase CNG Use

ATLANTA - With its recent funding awarded by the Department of Energy, the County will work to increase the supply of renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) while growing the availability of CNG fueling stations.

Green Fleet Contest Ends Friday

TORRANCE, CA - The Government Green Fleet Award contest ends Sept. 4.

Texas Law to Amend Agency Green-Fleet Requirements

AUSTIN, TX --- Texas has passed a new law, set to go into effect on Sept. 1, which amends requirements for state agency purchases of alternative-fuel vehicles.

City of Chicago to Deploy 550+ Green Vehicles

CHICAGO - The City was awarded nearly $15 million by the Department of Energy to move forward with greening activities.

Toyo Proxes A20 Selected as the OE Upgrade for 2010 Lexus HS 250h

CYPRESS, CA - The Toyo Proxes A20 all-season tire has been selected as the 18-inch OE upgrade for the 2010 Lexus HS 250h.

Vision Concept. Source: BMW

BMW to Show 155-mph Vision Plug-In Hybrid Concept

MUNICH, GERMANY - BMW is starting to show off the Vision concept with a plug-in hybrid with electric motors and three-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.

USPS Testing Hybrid-Electric Van

LONG ISLAND, NY - The USPS fleet in Long Island, N.Y., will use the Balance Hybrid Electric for twelve months.

Postal Service Tests Azure Dynamics' Hybrid

OAK PARK, MI --- Azure Dynamics Corp., which develops green technologies for the commercial transportation industry, announced that its Balance Hybrid Electric vehicle is the newest addition to the United States Postal Service fleet.

New 'Clean Cities' Grants to Help Make Fleets Greener

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the selection of 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Michelin Supports Tire Fuel Efficiency Ratings

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin North America Inc. has filed comments with the NHTSA in support of the agency's proposed tire fuel efficiency consumer information program, which is in the rulemaking phase.

ARAMARK to Expand Uniform Fleet with Hybrids

WASHINGTON - ARAMARK Uniform Services will expand its fleet with 50 hybrid vehicles in an effort to increase energy efficiency and help protect air quality.

NYC Fleet Gets Greener with Hybrid Trucks

NEW YORK CITY - New York City put its first medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid truck, the Kenworth T370 hybrid, into service this past spring.

GEM: Tax Credit Now Available for the Purchase of GEM Electric Vehicles

Purchasers of any new 2007, 2008 or 2009 model-year GEM vehicle from Jan .1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2009 can qualify for a $3,751 tax credit or a $5,002 tax credit.

Fleets Test Braking System at 2009 Police Fleet Expo

MILWAUKEE - Nearly 400 police fleet attendees had the opportunity to test drive and experience a new police-specific braking system at the 6th Annual Police Fleet Expo.

Eaton Corp. Produces Plug-in Hybrid Power for Fleets

Thanks to a $45.4 million grant for the U.S. Department of Energy, Eaton Corp. will provide plug-in hybrid electric commercial vehicles to more than 50 utility and municipal fleets nationwide. Eaton will also provide infrastructure for the electrical charging of these vehicles.

Arkansas Police to Add Hybrids to Fleet

LITTLE ROCK, AR - After witnessing a thief use a stolen hybrid car to outrun police during a high-speed chase, the Arkadelphia police chief was convinced hybrids would be a good investment for fleet.

Nearly $300M in Clean Cities Grants Awarded

WASHINGTON - The Department of Energy has selected 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Atlantic City Police Ordered to End Take-Home Use

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - City officials said between $50,000 and $100,000 will be saved by keeping city-owned vehicles in city lots overnight.

Propane-Fueled Vehicles to Advance with Green Funding

LIVONIA, MI - The advancement of propane-fueled vehicles are included among the projects awarded $300 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Detroit Diesel BlueTec SCR Tests 25 Million Miles

DALLAS - During panel discussions held at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Detroit Diesel Corp. announced its BlueTec emissions technology completed 25 million miles of testing ahead of schedule.

P&R Paper Reduces Carbon Footprint with T370 Hybrid

REDLANDS, CA - P&R Paper Supply has introduced "Earth Line" products and a new hybrid truck.

 
 

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