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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.

PG&E to Test First Smith Electric Vehicles All-Electric Utility Truck

KANSAS CITY, MO – The all-electric aerial utility truck, produced by SEV U.S. and SEV U.K. with an aerial bucket integrated by Altec Industries Inc., is the first unit of its kind to be put into operation by a major utility company before being brought to the market.

EPA Clean Energy Guidebook to Help Fleets Save Money

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has released a guide to help states save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by adopting clean energy practices in their facilities, operations, and vehicle fleets.

NorthWestern Energy Unveils Hybrid Bucket Truck in Missoula

BUTTE, MT – NorthWestern Energy unveiled its first hybrid bucket truck June 10 in Missoula.

USPS Keeps Vehicle Costs Down by Retreading Tires

WASHINGTON – With tires the third highest cost of running any fleet, the savings offered by the use of retreads adds up to be very significant, according to the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau.

Navistar Awarded First Total Hybrid Vehicle Certification

SACRAMENTO – The Air Resources Board has awarded its first total hybrid vehicle certification for trucks and buses to Navistar.

Subaru Legacy Sedan Achieves 31 MPG Hwy

CHERRY HILL, NJ – The 2010 all-wheel drive Legacy achieves up to 26 mpg combined and 31 mpg highway, despite having grown in size in almost every dimension.

Susan Goodell, exec. director of Forgotten Harvest, accepts keys to a new 2009 Freightliner M2 Hybrid Class 7 diesel-electric truck from (l-r) Klaus Entenmann, president and CEO of Daimler Financial S

Forgotten Harvest Adds First Hybrid Truck to Fleet

Daimler Trucks North America, Daimler Financial Services, and Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies recently donated a 2009 M2e Hybrid Freightliner diesel-electric truck to the mobile food rescue organization.

Production model of the 2010 ROUSH propane-injected F-250.

Ferrellgas Presents First 2010 Propane-Injected F-250

Ferrellgas recently received the first production 2010 ROUSH liquid propane-injected F-250 from Motorsports legend Jack Roush, founder and chairman of the board of directors for ROUSH Enterprises.

NAFA Releases Fleet Maintenance Operations Guide

PRINCETON, NJ – Created for fleet managers from various sectors, the guide contains guidelines, checklists, and essential information to assist fleet managers.

Plug-in Prius Travels from Florida to D.C. on 9 Gallons of Gas

A Toyota mechanic completes the trip in 10 days, with stops along the way, and averaging 123 mpg.

EV Innovations Battery Travels 211 Miles on Single Charge

Using a 29.6 kWh of lithium ion battery energy, EV Innovations has increased the driving range of its LiV WISE electric vehicle from 120 miles to 211 miles.

City of Longview to Lease 6 Sanitation Trucks

The City of Longview recently entered into a $955,000 lease agreement for six sanitation trucks, according to The News-Journal.

City of Chandler Cracks Down on Vehicle Idling

PHOENIX – A new city policy prohibits idling of a stopped vehicle solely for the comfort of the driver and passengers or for cooling a laptop computer, according to The Arizona Republic.

L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. Tests Electric Mini Coopers

LOS ANGELES, CA – The sheriff's department will receive 17 electric-powered Mini Coopers and electric charging stations at the assigned vehicle locations, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Sharon Subadan, fleet manager for Hillsborough County, poses with Michael Brennan from Manatee County.

2009 100 Best Winners Announced

TORRANCE, CA – The award ceremony took place at the 2009 Government Fleet Expo & Conference, held June 8-10 in Denver, Colo., with Hillsborough County earning the No. 1 spot.

CALSTART Sponsors 'Hybrid on the Hill'

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- CALSTART, along with its Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF), held its first "Hybrid on the Hill" event on June 12 to showcase fuel-saving hybrid technology for the nation's biggest vehicles.

Daimler Trucks to Offer Natural Gas Engine Options

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada --- Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI), a provider of alternative fuel engines, said that Daimler Trucks North America will offer the ISL G Natural Gas (NG) engine in the Freightliner Business Class M2 112 truck in six LNG and CNG tractor/truck configurations.

Mazda Develops Eco-Friendly Paint System

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Mazda Motor Corp. said its newly developed Aqua-tech Paint System for vehicle body painting features new technology limiting emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) contained in paint as well as carbon dioxide (CO2) gas generated from the energy consumed during the vehicle painting process.

Calif. Ready Mix Company Fined for Fleet Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board said it fined Robertson's Ready Mix $65,700 in May for diesel truck emissions violations during 2007 and 2008 at the company's Southern California facilities.

Ohio State Engineers Win EcoCAR Contest

TORONTO --- Students from Ohio State University on June 12 earned top honors at the 2009 finals of the "EcoCAR: the Next Challenge" competition in Toronto, Canada, for their design of an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV).

Biodiesel Producer Sees Potential in Pennycress

PEORIA, IL --- Biofuels Manufacturers of Illinois (BMI), a company planning to operate a major biodiesel plant in Peoria County, plans to use the pennycress plant as feedstock.

Jack Roush, founder and chairman of the board of directors for ROUSH Enterprises, presented the keys to the first production 2010 ROUSH liquid propane-injected Ford F-250 to Ferrellgas President and C

Ferrellgas Presented First 2010 Propane-Injected F-250

LIVONIA, MI – Ferrellgas recently received the first production 2010 ROUSH liquid propane-injected F-250 from Motorsports legend Jack Roush, founder and chairman of the board of directors for ROUSH Enterprises.

 
 

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