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2010 GFX Conference to be Held in Texas

AUSTIN, TX - The 2010 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) is scheduled for June 21-23 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas.

Meijer Places First U.S. EPA 2010 Fleet Order with Daimler Trucks North America

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Meijer, an EPA SmartWay award-winning retailer, had placed the nation's first fleet order for U.S. EPA 2010 trucks with the company.

Ford Announces Approval of B-20 in Super Duty Trucks

DETROIT - As more public and commercial fleet managers take steps to green their operations, Ford Motor Co. has responded by making its 2011 line of F-Series Super Duty diesel pickup trucks compatible with biodiesel blends up to B-20.

Tesla Motors Hires Veteran Exec

SAN CARLOS, CA --- Tesla Motors said it has hired Silicon Valley executive Jon Sobel as general counsel and board secretary. He'll start in late September.

Calif. Fines School Bus Firm $300,000 for Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board has fined First Student Inc. (formerly Laidlaw) $300,000 for diesel emissions violations of its school bus fleet that occurred in 2005 and 2006 at locations throughout California.

Prius Shines in "MotorWeek" Fuel Economy Face-Off

OWINGS MILLS, MD --- "MotorWeek," television's longest-running automotive series, and Cars.com recently teamed up for the "Power & Economy Drive" to determine which shade of green makes the most sense for consumers.

Biotech Company Harvests Switchgrass for Fuel

THOUSAND OAKS, CA --- Biotech company Ceres has begun harvesting new switchgrass and sorghum seeds for its first foray into the biofuel feedstock market, the company told Greentech Media.

DME as Diesel Fuel Alternative Gaining Ground

DEERFIELD, IL --- Chemrec, a Sweden-headquartered energy company with American operations, said it is actively pursuing U.S. federal and state grants and loan guarantees to improve its ability to ramp up commercial-scale black liquor gasification biorefineries at U.S. pulp mills.

PECO Expands Green Fleet

PHILADELPHIA - PECO has expanded its utility fleet of vehicles with more compressed natural gas and hybrid vehicles.

Avista Service Trucks to Use Biodiesel

SPOKANE, WA - Avista began testing the use of the B-20 blend of biodiesel in two flatbeds, a line truck, and a bucket truck in August.

Toyota Hybrid Sales Top 2 Million Units Worldwide

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles have topped the 2-million mark, with more than 2.01 million units sold worldwide as of Aug. 31.

Green Fleet Conference Discount Ends Sept. 25

CHICAGO - The 2009 Green Fleet Conference, set for Oct. 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, is designed to help public and commercial fleet professionals find truly green, truly practical, and truly affordable solutions.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Ends Outsourced Maintenance

SPARTANBURG, SC - After using an outside vendor five years, the vehicles have been returned to the county's fleet maintenance department for service and repairs.

Chemung County Trucks to Run on Propane

ELMIRA, NY - Chemung County is using Federal stimulus money to help convert some county vans and trucks to run on liquid propane.

Marsh Expands Relationship with GreenRoad

NEW YORK - Marsh and GreenRoad announced they are teaming together so that all Marsh U.S. brokerage clients will have the opportunity to obtain services from GreenRoad.

Ford to Build Engine for 2011-MY Super Duty

DEARBORN, MI - Ford will debut its Ford-engineered-tested-and-manufactured 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine technology in the 2011 F-Series Super Duty truck.

BMW Unveils New Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Supercar

BMW's Vision Efficientdynamics Concept will have the ability to travel up to 31 miles without kicking into the diesel engine.

Mercedes Plans to Lease Fuel-Cell Cars in 2010

Built on Mercedes-Benz's B-Class compact car platform, the F-Cell draws its power from a hydrogen fuel cell and will feature a 136-horsepower electric motor.

Gilbarco Ships First Encore S DEF Dispensers

GREENSBORO, NC - Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers will be required for many heavy transport trucks equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce emissions beginning in January 2010.

EV Autos of Texas Awarded Texas Term Contract for Miles Electric Vehicles

AUSTIN, TX - EV Autos of Texas has been awarded the Texas Term Contract for Miles Electric Vehicles. Clients include San Antonio Water Systems, University of Houston, City of McAllen, and the University of North Texas.

$20.4 Million Grants Available to ‘Green’ CA Fleets

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board is helping to accelerate the deployment of approximately 800 new hybrid medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by providing vouchers for the purchase of new hybrid trucks and buses.

Denver Fleet Surplus Auction Raises $1.2 Million

DENVER - The highest bid was $64,000 for a 1988 Caterpillar 966E front loader with a 5-yard bucket that had logged 18,323 hours of service.

More Oversight Needed for New Orleans Airport Fleet, Audit Reveals

NEW ORLEANS - The report found the New Orleans Aviation Board was not properly documenting take-home vehicle assignments or properly reporting it on employee W-2 forms.

Greenville County Cars to Run on Propane

GREENVILLE, SC - Greenville County has been awarded a federal grant to retrofit 100 patrol cruisers to run on propane fuel.

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Meyer to Retire from GM After 30 Years

IRVING, TX - Thirty-year GM employee Jerry Meyer, government sales and alternative fuels manager for GM's South Central Region, will retire Oct. 1.

 

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