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FedEx to Increase Vehicle Fuel Efficiency 20 Percent by 2020

MEMPHIS, TN – By 2020, FedEx Corp. plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its FedEx Express aircraft fleet and improve the fuel efficiency of its FedEx Express vehicle fleet by 20 percent.

Networkfleet Receives 2008 AeA High Tech Award

SAN DIEGO – Networkfleet won the 2008 AeA High Tech Award in the category of communications products and services for its 3500 product line, a wireless fleet management system that remotely monitors the performance and location of fleet vehicles.

UPS Expands UK and German 'Green' Fleets

LONDON – UPS has ordered of 12 electric vehicles from Modec, with six vehicles being introduced into its UK fleet in February 2009 and the remaining six operating in Germany.

NAFA Launches Institute & Expo Web Site, Online Conference Registration Now Open

PRINCETON, NJ – NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce the launch of — the first Web site devoted to one of the fleet industry's largest annual networking events, NAFA's Institute & Expo.

Cities & Utilities Work to Conserve Electricity

MADISON, WI – Communities and the utility companies that distribute electricity are taking steps to conserve energy, in part by changing the way they get around.

Clean Energy Secures Ownership of Las Vegas Network of Retail CNG Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has agreed to transfer ownership of five existing Las Vegas compressed natural gas (CNG) public access fueling stations to Clean Energy Fuels Corp., pending Clean Energy entering into lease agreements with the landowners at the sites of the five stations.

City of Columbus Mayor’s Green Efforts Honored by Statewide Group

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Mayor Michael Coleman’s Environmental Office and Fleet Division have been recognized by Clean Fuels Ohio, a statewide advocacy organization.

Navistar Expands Hybrid Truck Line with New International DuraStar Hybrid Tractor

SOUTH BEND, IN – Navistar is continuing its development of environmentally responsible vehicles with the expansion of its industry-leading line of diesel electric hybrid trucks.

UPS Purchases Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

ATLANTA – As part of a public-private partnership to increase the commercial availability and use of alternative-fuel vehicles, UPS has purchased hydraulic hybrid vehicles.

Kenworth Medium-Duty Hybrid Trucks Draw Accolades at Annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company gave participants a close look at its lineup of medium-duty, diesel-electric hybrid trucks during the 8th annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) in South Bend, Ind.

Baytech First to Certify 2009-MY CNG Pickups and Vans

LOS ALTOS, CA – Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled 2009 General Motors full-size pickups and vans.

AFLA Revises Format for 2009 Conference in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Save the date for the AFLA 2009 Conference, September 9-11, 2009! Several scheduling changes have been made to the AFLA 2009 Conference agenda in consideration of attendees.

Joint Venture Formed to Process Sugarcane for Ethanol Production in Brazil

DECATUR, IL --- Illinois-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Brazil-based Grupo Cabrera are forming a joint venture to produce ethanol from sugarcane.

Audi Preparing Electric City Car

INGOLSTADT, GERMANY – Audi engineers and designers have been given the green light to produce a super-efficient small car that replaces the discontinued, slow-selling A2 city car.

ConocoPhillips and CleanFUEL USA Launch Program to Increase Propane Fueling Sites

GEORGETOWN, TX – CleanFUEL USA and ConocoPhillips have signed a three-year agreement to advance propane infrastructure for the U.S. transportation fuel industry.

Telogis Enhances OnTrack Fleet Management System with Satellite Imagery, Advanced Maintenance, and Fuel-Efficiency Module

IRVINE, CA – The new OnTrack 6.1 provides real-time access to onboard diagnostics of individual vehicles, giving fleet managers immediate access to mpg data, fuel tank levels, and other data that support company fuel efficiency initiatives.

FleetCards USA Launches New FleetCards TrendWatch Advisory Council

ATLANTA – The new FleetCards TrendWatch council will identify new and upcoming trends and articulate them to the industry.

<i>Green Car Journal</i> Announces Top 5 ‘Green’ Vehicles for 2009

The winner will be selected by a jury and announced in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Baytech Obtains 2009-MY CNG Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle and Engine Certifications

LOS ALTOS, CA– Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for Baytech’s dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 2009-MY General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse medium-and heavy-duty vehicles with 6.0L engines.

State of Missouri DOT Receives 2008 Honda Environmental Leadership Award

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The State of Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has received the 2008 Honda Environmental Leadership Award from American Honda Motors and the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA).

County of Sonoma Acquires Latest Generation of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Technology

SONOMA COUNTY, CA – Fleet Manager Dave Head said that the County of Sonoma has converted a 2008 Toyota Hybrid Prius to a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Green Products to Be Recognized at the Work Truck Show 2009

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – In an effort to recognize companies that develop innovative products and technology that improve work truck fuel utilization, the National Truck Equipment Association has created The Work Truck Show Green Award.

<i>Green Car Journal</i> Announces Top 5 'Green' Vehicles for 2009

SANTA MONICA, CA – The winner of Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car of the Year will be unveiled at a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 20. The finalists are currently featured on

Mazda Vehicles Earn SmartWay Certified Rating from EPA

IRVINE, CA – Giving environmental scores for cars and trucks based on emission levels and fuel economy values, the U.S. EPA's Green Vehicle Guide designated six Mazda models as SmartWay vehicles.


Subaru to Unveil Forester XTI Concept at SEMA

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Subaru of America, Inc. will unveil the Forester XTI Concept to the public at the 2008 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4-6.


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