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Minnesota Auditor Recommends Shifting Funds from Corn-Based Ethanol to Cellulosic Ethanol

ST. PAUL, MN --- A new report about biofuels, released by the Office of the Legislative Auditor for the Minnesota Legislature, recommends that the state eliminate the producer payment program for corn-based ethanol.

EPA Clears Way for Far-Reaching Emission Limits

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- By declaring that industrial greenhouse gases pose a danger to human health and well-being, the Environmental Protection Agency has paved the way for broad new regulations to reduce carbon dioxide and other planet-heating gases, the Los Angeles Times reported.

PepsiCo Set to be Largest U.S. Beverage Fleet if Bottler Acquisitions Consummated

PURCHASE, NY – PepsiCo's proposed acquisition of its two largest anchor bottlers, The Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas, may bump up its fleet size to make it the largest beverage fleet in the U.S.

Nissan Resolves Issues With Tailpipe Emission Diagnostic Equipment

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board said that it fined Nissan Motor Co. $4.4 million last month for "failing to meet requirements concerning the diagnostic equipment that monitors tailpipe emissions on most of its 2005-2007 models -- more than 450,000 vehicles." However, the automaker has resolved the issues.

OriginOil Plans to Commercialize Single-Step Process to Extract Oil from Algae

LOS ANGELES --- OriginOil Inc. said it has developed a single-step process to extract oil from algae and plans to commercialize the patent-pending process for use by the fast-growing algae industry.

Idaho School District Hopes to Switch from B5 to B20 Biodiesel

HAILEY, ID --- The Blaine County School District's plans to switch its bus fleet from B5 biodiesel to B20 biodiesel has hit a snag because of local residents' objections to the installation of a new fuel storage tank.

Earth Day Events Kick Off 'Green Generation' Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Sunday's 2009 Earth Day celebration on the National Mall launched "The Green Generation" campaign -- a nationwide effort to encourage renewable energy, green jobs and a new green economy.

Republic Services to Deploy First CNG Refuse Fleet in Idaho

BOISE, ID – Along with the City of Boise, Republic determined a CNG refuse fleet would bring significant air quality and environmental benefits to the area and help the city achieve consistent compliance with increasingly stringent standards set by the EPA.

MailExpress Steps Up 'Green' Efforts

ATLANTA – In addition becoming an EPA-certified SmartWay Transport partner, the company has also launched a program to replace its fleet of trucks with low-emission vehicles.

FedEx to Use Federal Grant for Electric Lift Trucks

SPRINGFIELD, MO – FedEx will get $1.3 million to deploy 35 fuel cell systems as battery replacements for a complete fleet of electric lift trucks at its existing service center in Springfield, Miss.

Waste Management's Use of LNG Trucks Honored by American Lung Association

SAN DIEGO – Emissions reduced from the company's San Diego-based 125 LNG-powered truck fleet are the equivalent of removing 9,200 cars from San Diego highways.

USPS Employee Recognized by EPA for Greening Delivery Fleet

SAN FRANCISCO – In 2008, Patrick Langsjoen, recycling program manager, United States Postal Service, Northern California, facilitated the transition from the use of lead-free wheel weights for the Pacific area's 31,000 delivery fleet.

Navman Wireless Identifies Underused Vehicles in Large Fleets with New Software Enhancement

GLENVIEW, IL – Navman Wireless North America announced its OnlineAVL2 vehicle tracking and logistics system now has the ability to pinpoint vehicles that are being underused, based on travel distance and ignition time thresholds set by the fleet manager.

<i>Automotive Fleet</i> Conducting 2009 Personal Use Survey

TORRANCE, CAAutomotive Fleet is surveying commercial fleet managers across the country on their fleet's personal-use policies. Take a moment to fill out the questionnaire.

VeraSun Energy Closes Sale of Assets to Valero Renewable Fuels

SIOUX FALLS, SD --- VeraSun Energy Corp. said April 1 it has closed the sale of assets to Valero Renewable Fuels that included five ethanol production facilities and a development site.

Cruise Car to Showcase Solar-Electric Hybrid Vehicle on Capitol Hill

SARASOTA, FL --- Cruise Car Inc. said it will showcase its solar electric hybrid vehicles on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vehicle Tracking Solutions Continues Expansion, Adds Two New Franchise Locations

DEER PARK, NY – Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS) has opened two franchised locations in St. Paul, Minn. and Albuquerque, N.M. Vehicle Tracking Solutions currently has locations in nine major markets across the U.S.

Palm Bay Concerned About Fleet Budget

PALM BAY, FL – Despite cost-cutting efforts for the city budget, the fleet department may need to add more technicians for the aging fleet, according to Florida Today.

Ocean City Tightens Take-Home Vehicle Policy

OCEAN CITY, MD – A $2.5 million trimming of the Ocean City budget over the past few months has led to a proposed reduction of the town's take-home vehicle fleet, according to The Dispatch.

City of Long Beach to Debut New 'Green' Efforts During Earth Week

LONG BEACH, CA – The City's scheduled events include the unveiling of a new LNG fueling site, proposal of a new Green Building Ordinance for City Council approval, and several other ecofriendly programs.

Contra Costa County Fleet Honored by EPA for Efforts to Cut Lead

SAN FRANCISCO – Contra Costa County has voluntarily committed to replace all lead wheel weights from thousands of tires, resulting in a reduction of more than 2,000 lbs. of lead from the environment by 2012.

2010 Lexus HS 250h

HS 250h to Offer Lexus Enform with Safety Connect

TORRANCE, CA - The Lexus HS 250h will be the first vehicle to offer Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc.'s all-new telematics systems. Lexus Enform with Safety Connect will be available on the dedicated luxury hybrid sedan when it goes on sale late this summer.

Lockheed Martin's 'Go Green' Initiative Earns EPA Award

SAN FRANCISCO – Replacing gasoline-powered models with electric vehicles is one of the green efforts that contributed to the company being recognized by the EPA.

AssetWorks Announces Deployment of Fleet Asset/Maintenance Management Software and Automated Fueling Solution for CH2M HILL Alaska

WAYNE, PA – AssetWorks has commenced a fleet management software and fuel system implementation services deployment with CH2M HILL.

ARI Driver insights Introduced to Improve Driver Behavior and Increase Control of Operating Costs

MT. LAUREL, NJ – This new and improved system enhances drivers' capabilities to send and receive information pertaining to themselves and/or their vehicles.



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