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Comdata Enhances Phillips' Role as Executive VP and GM of Corporate Payment Solutions

BRENTWOOD, TN – With his newly added responsibilities, Scott Phillips will assume leadership of Comdata's Regulatory Compliance and Financial Services divisions, as well as continue to manage sales and operations for the Corporate Payments division.

Act Now! Several Grant Deadlines Approaching

TORRANCE, CA – The MSRC Clean Transportation Funding and Clean Cities FY09 Reduction Technologies Project for the Transportation Sector grants will be closing May 29, with the American Re-investment and Recovery Act Energy Efficient and Conservation Block Grants following on June 25.

Meriden Police Department Expects to Cut Fuel Use 60% with New Idling System

MERIDEN, CT – The Meriden Police Department recently installed the IdleRight fuel saver system, a new fuel reduction system to help make its fleet greener, according to the Record-Journal.

City of New York Deploys 40 Nissan Altima Hybrid Patrol Cars

NEW YORK – The new vehicles will be utilized in high stop-and-go traffic areas such as Midtown and Manhattan, as well as in precincts with the greatest ground to cover.

Fleet Managers React to Chrysler’s Chapter 11 Filing

Commercial fleet managers have expressed sourcing loyalty to Chrysler, but key concerns remain about unbuilt units, downsizing of the dealer network, and whether a lengthy bankruptcy proceeding will impact 2010 selector development.

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Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks Available for Factory Order and Production

KIRKLAND, WA – The Kenworth T800 LNG truck offers performance and efficiency for heavy-duty port, freight, and vocational applications.

100 Best Fleets Nominations - Last Chance!

TORRANCE, CA – Calling all public sector fleet managers! Government Fleet Magazine wants you to nominate your fleet for the 2009 100 Best Fleets Award. Today is the last day to submit your nominations.

SOMS Technologies Launches Fleet Adoption Program

Company says program validates cost savings for microGreen oil filter, which decreases motor oil use in fleets by 70 percent.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Team Averages 81.5 MPG in '1,000-Mile Challenge'

During a fund raising effort, drivers trained in mileage-maximizing techniques achieved 1,445 miles on a single tank of gas in a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and set world record for gasoline-powered, midsize sedan.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Forms Zero-Emission Partnership with City of Seattle

As part of the agreement, Nissan and the city of Seattle will develop plans to promote a charging infrastructure for EVs, as well as the deployment, operation and maintenance of a charging network.

Birmingham to Lease CNG Garbage Trucks

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The City of Birmingham will lease 70 natural gas-fueled garbage and rubbish trucks and apply for a $5 million federal grant to build a compressed natural gas station, according to the Birmingham News.

Houston School District Contracts with AT&T to Provide Real-Time Fleet Monitoring

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District has signed a contract for AT&T fleet management services, enabling the school district to wirelessly monitor its fleet of more than 1,100 school buses and vehicles.

Doug Weichman was one of 31 nominees competing for this year's award.

Weichman Elected 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

NEW ORLEANS – Doug Weichman, CAFM, director of fleet management for Palm Beach County, Fla., was presented the 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year April 26 by Government Fleet and sponsors, ARI and Fleet Counselor Services.

Washington D.C. Saves $300k+ in 4 Months with FastFleet Program

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., the first city in the country to adopt Zipcar's new FastFleet system, estimates it has saved more than $300,000 during a four-month pilot.

100 Best Fleets Nominations End Friday, May 1

TORRANCE, CA – Past winners have received recognition from their policymakers, city managers, and local and national press. Nominate your fleet today!

Navistar First Truck and Bus Maker to Receive Hybrid Certification from California Air Resources Board

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar becomes the first truck and bus manufacturer to receive total hybrid vehicle certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for improving fuel economy and overall emissions.

AE Biofuels to Supply Cellulosic Ethanol to Pearson Fuels Filling Stations

CUPERTINO, CA --- AE Biofuels Inc., a global biofuels company, said it has signed a strategic agreement with Pearson Fuels to supply cellulosic ethanol to the company's renewable fuels filling stations in California.

Groups Launch Efforts to Increase Awareness of Flexible Fuel Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The Ethanol Across America campaign has announced its support of the National Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Awareness Project in cooperation with the FlexFuel Vehicle Club of America.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Team Averages 81.5 mpg in '1,000-Mile Challenge'

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Drivers trained in mileage-maximizing techniques such as smooth acceleration and coasting to red lights were able to get 1,445.7 miles out of a single tank of gas during a fund-raising effort in Washington, D.C. that concluded today.

Mitsubishi Begins Marketing CNG Version of Minicab Van in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in Japan has started marketing the Minicab CNG, a small van that runs on compressed natural gas.

Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski Takes First Drive in Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle

PORTLAND, OR --- In celebration of Earth Day, Oregonians last week received a sneak peek at Mitsubishi's four-passenger, all-electric car -- the i MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) -- when Mitsubishi brought the vehicle to Portland for a two-day visit.

Tesla Model S to Appear on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

SAN CARLOS, CA --- The Tesla Motors Model S is scheduled to make an in-studio appearance on Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, April 29.

California Approves $42 million for Clean Engine Technologies

SACRAMENTO, CA ---The California Air Resources Board on April 24 approved $42 million in Air Quality Improvement Program projects aimed at speeding the commercialization of on-road and off-road clean engine technologies.

Buffalo Biodiesel Expands Capacity

MIAMI, FL --- HydroGenetics Inc. said that its subsidiary Buffalo Biodiesel has expanded processing facilities to increase capacity from 1 million to 5 million gallons of biodiesel annually.

California Adopts Rule to Limit Greenhouse Gases of Fuels

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The state of California on April 23 adopted the world's first regulation to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the fuel that runs cars and trucks.


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