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City of Moline Looks to Save Fuel Costs With E-85 Tank

MOLINE, IL – The City of Moline will save an estimated $27,591 next year in fuel costs by installing its own E-85 tank. The 10,000-gallon tank at the city’s public works garage also will be used by Rock Island County and Metro, the mass transit district.

University of Minnesota Ranked in Top 100 Best Fleets in North America

MINNEAPOLIS – University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Services has been named one of The 100 Best Fleets in North America for 2008.

City of Oxnard Recognized as a California EPA "Green Shop"

OXNARD, CA - Oxnard’s Fleet Services Transfer Truck shop at the Del Norte Transfer Facility has been recognized as a "Model Pollution Prevention (P2) Auto Repair Shop" by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for its exceptional efforts to reduce hazardous waste, water and air emissions.

City of Long Beach Named No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America

LONG BEACH, CA - Beating out cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and Colorado Springs, the City of Long Beach recently earned the No.1 Government Green Fleet in North America recognition.

Nissan to Supply EVs to Oregon State Fleet in 2010

PORTLAND, OR – Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has said that Nissan will supply electric vehicles to the state government’s fleet in 2010. The announcement came after Kulongoski met with Nissan executives as part of his business mission to Japan and China.

Pacer Deploying Clean Truck Equipment in Southern California

CONCORD, CA – Pacer International, Inc.,, announced that its subsidiaries, Pacer Cartage, Inc., Harbor Rail Transport, and PDS Trucking, Inc., deployed 230 new clean trucks for use in their Southern California operations in late November.

GE Fleet Services Processes $5.7+ Million Customer Rebates for Hybrids and Alt-Fuel Vehicles

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services' rebate program is designed for customers that make significant investments in new technology to improve their environmental performance.

Researchers Study Pennycress Weed for Biodiesel Potential

PEORIA, IL --- A group of Agricultural Research Service scientists are studying whether a local winter weed -- pennycress -- can be used to produce biodiesel.

Chevy Impala CNG Retrofit Draws EPA Certification

PHOENIX --- NaturalDrive Partners LLC said it has obtained EPA certification for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) retrofit of 2008 Chevrolet Impala sedans powered by 3.5 liter and 3.9 liter flex-fuel engines.

Lexus Stages World Debut of All-New RX 350 and RX 450h at Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES – Lexus unveiled the all-new, next generation RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid at a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Universal Tracking Solutions Partners with NARC, Garmin Int'l, and RMJ Technologies

PHOENIX – Through these partnerships, UTC will provide services to help lower overall fleet operating costs, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to homeland security preparedness.

Universal Studios to Convert 300-Vehicle Fleet to Solar Electric Hybrid Vehicles

HOLLYWOOD, CA – This conversion to an energy-friendly mode of transportation will allow Universal Studios Hollywood to reduce its carbon footprint and combat the use of fossil fuels.

Maxton Announced as NAFA's 2009 I&E Keynote Speaker

PRINCETON, NJ – Graeme Maxton, an international authority on the global automotive industry, will offer his insights into the future of the global automotive industry as the keynote speaker of NAFA's Institute & Expo in New Orleans April 2009.

IIHS Announces 72 Winners of 2009 Top Safety Pick Awards

ARLINGTON, VA – More than double the number of 2008 recipients and more than three times the number of 2007 winners, this year's winners represent nearly every class of vehicle the Institute tests.

New Kenworth T800 LNG Brochure Features Low Emissions Solution

KIRKLAND, WA – The new Kenworth T800 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) truck brochure featuring Kenworth’s latest low emissions solution is now available from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

Hybrids May Soon See a Surge

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA – This past summer, the Port of Los Angeles saw an unusual sight — an electric truck ferrying containers from terminals to warehouses and rail yards.

VW's '09 Jetta TDI Named Green Car of the Year

LOS ANGELES – Volkswagen's 2009 Jetta TDI was recently named Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Are You Managing Your Truck Fleet Effectively?

TORRANCE, CA – Join Work Truck magazine's free, 60-minute Webinar December 10 and learn how to save money on maintenance and fuel, increase productivity, reduce downtime, and other tips. Sign up now!

GEM Launches 2009-MY Electric Vehicles

FARGO, ND– Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) has launched its 2009-model-year line with a variety of option packages.

NaturalDrive Obtains EPA Certification for CNG Impala Retrofit

PHOENIX – NaturalDrive Partners, LLC has obtained EPA certification for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) retrofit of 2008 Chevrolet Impala sedans powered by 3.5L and 3.9L flex-fuel engines in models LS, LT, LTZ, as well as law enforcement packages 9C1 and 9C3.

Problems Plague U.S. Government's Flex-Fuel Fleet

WASHINGTON - The costly effort to put more workers into vehicles powered by ethanol and other fuel alternatives has been fraught with problems.

AFLA Launches Membership Recruitment Campaign

ST. PAUL, MN – The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association has launched a new membership recruitment campaign inviting commercial fleet managers to join the organization.

Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively

TORRANCE, CA – Saving money on maintenance and fuel and improving bottom line are just a few subjects to be discussed during Work Truck magazine's free, 60-minute interactive live event December 10 at 11 a.m. PST. Sign up now!

IRS Announces 2009 Standard Mileage Rates

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2009 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes.

Study Shows Age Makes a Difference in GPS Device Usage

NEW YORK – Younger and older Americans use GPS devices differently, according to a recent online survey of U.S. consumers conducted by ABI Research.



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