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Fairfax Co. to Save $700K with Take-Home Cuts

RESTON, VA – Cuts in take-home vehicles and associated overtime pay are expected to save the county about $700,000, according to the county's quarterly audit report.

Two-Time Win for Hillsborough County

TORRANCE, CA – The county made its way from No. 91 on GF's 100 Best Fleets back in 2007 to No. 1 in 2008, and once again earning the top spot for 2009.

Hawaii Electric Light Company Debuts First Kenworth Hybrid Truck in State

HILO, HAWAII - The state's first Kenworth medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid truck to enter service in Hawaii was delivered recently to the Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO).

Work Truck Show 2010 Dates & Location Announced

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - North America's largest vocational truck event, The Work Truck Show, will be held in St. Louis in March 2010, in conjunction with the 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Fuel Cell-Powered Crown Forklift Showcased at Annual Symposium

NEW BREMEN, OHIO - At a recent Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium, forklift manufacturer Crown Equipment Corporation demonstrated how emerging fuel-cell technology can be used to power industrial vehicles, including Crown lift trucks.

San Francisco Bay City Unveils EV Charging Stations

WALNUT CREEK, CA --- Coulomb Technologies this month announced that Walnut Creek, Calif., has become the third San Francisco Bay Area city to deploy the ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles.

Train Carrying Ethanol Derails, Sets Off Blaze

ROCKFORD, IL --- A number of cars from a Canadian National Railway Co. train smoldered here over the weekend, as federal investigators continued to probe whether standing water from heavy rains factored into a Friday night derailment that left one woman dead and three others injured, the Chicago Tribune reported.

PICC Upgrades Prius Conversion Kit

POWAY, CA --- Plug In Conversions Corp. (PICC) said it has completed a software upgrade to its plug-in conversion kit, allowing all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in a converted Prius.

Ford Draws $5.9B in Loans for Fuel-Efficient Cars

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford employees gave U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu a standing ovation today when he announced that the automaker would receive $5.9 billion in loans for the development of fuel-efficient cars, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Comdata Corporation Enters Into Agreement with 360FuelCard

BRENTWOOD, TN - Comdata will provide corporate fuel cards, as well as the network of fuel and service sites, for 360FuelCard customers.

Energy Department to Help Automakers with Green Efforts

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy has approved funding assistance for Ford, Nissan, and Tesla Motors to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles as part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program.

Volvo Begins Selling Trucks That Meet 2010 Emissions Standards

GREENSBORO, NC – The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction, which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions, according to a statement by the manufacturer.

Volkswagen Offers Discounts for 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

HERNDON, VA – In support of the government-funded "Cash for Clunkers" program, the automaker will provide up to $4,500 off the purchase price of new, more fuel-efficient vehicle for consumers who trade in an older, less efficient vehicle.

Nissan to Make Electric Cars in U.S.

SMYRNA, TN – Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. plans to start producing electric vehicles in the United States after initial production in Japan.

New Tire Label to List Fuel Economy

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a new replacement tire label that would include, for the first time, information about the tire's impact on fuel economy and carbon dioxide emission reductions.

EV Charging Stations to Total 5 Million+ by 2015

BOULDER, CO – By 2015, the globally-installed base of charge points for plug-in hybrids and other electric vehicles will surpass 5 million with cumulative equipment revenues of $6.5 billion, according to a new report from Pike Research.

MINI to Expand U.S. Dealerships by 20%

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. --- MINI USA has confirmed its intention to expand its 83-strong American dealer network by 20 percent during the next 18 months to a total of 100 outlets across the country.

Mack Trucks Offers CNG, LNG Engines for Waste Haul

LAS VEGAS --- Mack Trucks Inc. announced June 10 the availability of natural gas-powered engines for refuse applications.

Feds Drop Lawsuit Against Ports' Clean Trucks Program

LOS ANGELES --- The Federal Maritime Commission, the federal agency that oversees maritime trade laws, announced June 16 that it plans to drop a lawsuit that sought to block several provisions of the Clean Trucks Program enacted by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

2010 Buick LaCrosse to Boast 30 MPG Highway

DETROIT – A fuel-efficient, direct injected Ecotec 2.4L four-cylinder engine will be the third engine offered in the 2010 Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan, General Motors announced.

PetroSun Partners With Arizona Town for Biofuels Project

GILBERT, AZ --- PetroSun BioFuels said it has agreed to launch an algae-to-biofuels wastewater pilot program with the town of Gilbert, Ariz.

Greene County Tightens Idling Policy

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Officials consider the new idling-reduction policy a common-sense approach for the county to save money, especially at a time when the county faces declining revenue, according to the News-Leader.

City of Santa Monica Purchases All-Electric Zero-Emission Truck

SANTA MONICA, CA – The ZeroTruck meets the needs of the city's Water Division and sustainability goals to reduce emissions and use of petroleum.

Central Florida Fire Departments Considering Consolidation

ORLANDO, FL – Tight budgets and dwindling property tax revenues are creating pressure to look into merging two of Central Florida's largest fire departments: Orlando and Orange County, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

City of San Antonio to Optimize Fuel Operations

SAN ANTONIO – Ward's Automated Fuel Management System will provide the city fuel management technology and services for over 1,000 city vehicles and 11 fueling sites.

 
 

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