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Telematics Offers Fleet Benefits, Study Reports

SAN ANTONIO - An investment in commercial vehicle telematics significantly helps fleets boost productivity while decreasing costs, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

Mazda6 Pricing Announced

IRVINE, CA - Available in four trim lines, pricing for the 2010 Mazda6 ranges from $20,320-$25,935.

U.S. Postal Service to Receive More Alt-Fuel Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to replace 6,500 vehicles in its delivery fleet. The move will add 1,000 E-85 ethanol-capable and 900 gasoline/electric hybrid vehicles to the fleet.

Valencia County Cuts Down on Take-Home Cars

LOS LUNAS, NM - Valencia County's new policy will put an end to take-home vehicles and save approximately $75,000 a year, according to

DuPage County Holds Auction to Raise Vehicle Funds

WHEATON, IL - DuPage County Forest Preserve hopes to gain at least $100,000 in vehicle replacement funds from its July 25 auction of surplus inventory.

Kansas Audit Shows Higher Vehicle Expenses

LAWRENCE, KS - A recently released audit report revealed all state travel and vehicle-related expenses have risen since the central motor pool was eliminated, according to the Lawrence Journal World & 6News.

Audi Builds Online Hype for Clean Diesel

HERNDON, VA - Hoping to quash memories of 1970's-era diesel clatter with social media marketing, Audi has launched a pro-diesel campaign complete with viral video and a Facebook Cause.

City of Phoenix Awarded $800K+ in Stimulus Funds

PHOENIX - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $829,697 to the City of Phoenix to reduce diesel emissions by retrofitting and replacing city-owned equipment.

Frito-Lay Exec to Keynote Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA - David Haft, VP Operations Sustainability and Productivity at Frito-Lay North America, will provide the opening keynote address at the 2009 Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20, in Chicago.

Lease Standard Revisions Too Complex, Says ELFA

WASHINGTON - The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) released a statement July 17 on proposed revisions to lease accounting standards (FAS 13) and submitted a comment letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

LA & Houston Drivers Most ‘Diligent’

CONCORD, MA - In contrast, Atlanta drivers travel five to 10 miles over the speed limit and demonstrate the most road rage behavior, according to a recent nationwide study conducted by TomTom.

Shell Partners with GM for Hydrogen Station

NEW YORK CITY - Shell partnered with General Motors, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the U.S. Department of Energy to open this latest station.

Collective Data Welcomes New Clients Over Second Quarter

NORTH LIBERTY, IA - Collective Data Inc. recently welcomed Dejana Industries; Century Oilfield Services Inc.; Smyrna, Ga.; Adrian, Mich.; Valley Fleet Service LLC, and Taxi Affiliation Services as new clients of the collectiveFleet system in the second quarter of 2009.

Molex to Cut Fuel Use by 10%

LISLE, IL - Molex's sales and marketing teams drive approximately 3,700,000 miles, consuming approximately 260,000 gallons of fuel a year, according to the company.

Macon City Wants Fleet Cut 10%

MACON, GA - Macon city administration has been given 90 days to come up with a plan for cutting the vehicle fleet by 10 percent, according to the Macon Telegraph.

Mercedes-Benz Releases S 400 Hybrid

Mercedes' new S 400 hybrid features a lithium-ion battery and produces 18 percent lower CO2emissions than the comparative model, according to the company.

Honda to Expand Hybrid Lineup

Hybrid versions of the Fit car and the CR-Z sports coupe are on the horizon.

Kenworth T370 Hybrid Exceeds Expectations for Moving Company

William Duggan, owner and president of WM. Duggan Co. Inc. says, "Since the [Kenworth] hybrid is expected to run 30,000 miles per year, we're projecting close to $7,000 a year in fuel savings."

Eckhaus Fleet Qualifies for Future USPS Electric Fleet Conversion

The United States Postal Service (USPS), which maintains the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world, has notified Eckhaus Fleet that it has met the requirements for suppliers of the possible conversion to electric vehicles.

New Study Benchmarks Truck Industry Preference for EPA 2010 Emissions Technologies

GREENSBORO, NC - A national research study indicates that purchase consideration for SCR (selective catalytic reduction) remains significantly higher than increased EGR.

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New Kenworth T470 Brochure Offers Key Specifications for Vocational, Municipal Applications

KIRKLAND, WA - The new Kenworth T470 brochure featuring Kenworth's newest truck model is available from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

Pa. Seeks Airport-Based Applicants for Alt-Fuel Grants

HARRISBURG, PA --- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is offering nearly $500,000 in financial aid to state airports and airlines interested in advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects for cleaner ground service equipment.

Va. Draws Complaints About Ethanol Levels in Gas

RICHMOND, VA --- From June 8 to July 7 of this year, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) received more than 500 complaints about high levels of ethanol in gasoline sold in the state's Tidewater area.

Indian Tribe to Produce Biodiesel for Bus Fleet

PAUMA VALLEY, CA --- The Pauma Band of Mission Indians will soon team with Pacific Natural Energy to produce biodiesel from waste cooking oil.

Calif. Lithium-Ion Battery Maker Vies for Stimulus Funds

SYLMAR, CA --- Quallion, a lithium-ion battery maker, is requesting $220 million in stimulus funds to build a manufacturing plant that will make more than 20,000 batteries annually for hybrid cars and trucks by 2012.



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