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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.

NaturalDrive Obtains EPA Certification for CNG Impala Retrofit

PHOENIX – NaturalDrive's 2008 EPA-certified CNG Impala is available now via authorized installers in Oklahoma, Utah, Arizona, Alabama, Colorado, and Indiana, with Texas and Florida opening soon.

GE Fleet Services Named One of the 'Best Workplaces for Commuters'

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services offers employees commuting options and support services, such as carpool matching, telecommuting, flexible work schedules, and vanpool program.

Volkswagen's 2009 Jetta TDI Named Green Car of the Year

LOS ANGELES --- Volkswagen's 2009 Jetta TDI has been named Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car of the Year, besting competitors that included a pair of advanced hybrids, a clean diesel sport sedan, and a trendy fuel-efficient microcar.

California Regulators Halt Alameda Station's Sale of Biodiesel

ALAMEDA, CA --- A California state board has stopped a local Safeway gas station from offering biodiesel fuel, citing problems with the station's fuel storage tanks, the Mercury News reported.

Nova Biosource Fuels Passes New Quality Tests for Biodiesel

HOUSTON --- Nova Biosource Fuels Inc., a refiner and marketer of biodiesel, announced it has successfully passed newly required quality tests for more than a year.

Oregon, Nissan Unveil Electric-Vehicle Initiative

LOS ANGELES — Renault/Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn told reporters that Nissan will bring a fleet of electric leased vehicles to the state of Oregon as a first step to having "pure electric" vehicles on U.S. roads by 2010, Edmunds.com reported.

Toyota Displays CNG Camry Hybrid at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES – Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. highlighted a new version of its Hybrid Synergy Drive system by displaying a compressed natural gas Camry Hybrid concept vehicle at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Southern California Edison Announces Record Performance Results for Plug-In Hybrid Battery

ROSEMEAD, CA – SCE has demonstrated battery life performance equivalent to more than 180,000 miles in a commercial delivery van with minimal battery deterioration.

ExxonMobil Fleet Program Saves up to 5¢ Per Gallon

IRVING, TX – ExxonMobil's Fleet Program offers businesses with fleet vehicles a way to control fuel costs with rebates of up to 5¢ per gallon on all Exxon and Mobil fuel purchases.

GE Fleet Services Presents at Logistics & Fleet Management Systems Conference

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Stephen Ulanoski, general manager of GE's telematics solutions program, shared how GE's integrated telematics solution helps its customers leverage real-time information to reduce driver overtime, fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions.

BMW’s Electric Mini First Step Toward Mass Production by 2010

MUNICH, GERMANY – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the world’s largest maker of luxury vehicles, plans to start mass producing an electric vehicle as early as 2010.

2008 LA Auto Show Features 30 Hybrid Models

LOS ANGELES – Hybrids took center stage at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened to the public on Nov. 21. Thirty hybrid models are being displayed at the show.

BMW’s Electric Mini First Step Toward Mass Production by 2010

MUNICH, GERMANY – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the world’s largest maker of luxury vehicles, plans to start mass producing an electric vehicle as early as 2010.

Hybrid Trucks Joining Fort Worth Trash Collection Fleet

By adding four hydraulic hybrid garbage trucks to its Fort Worth fleet,Waste Management Inc. cuts fuel consumption 15 percent.

Border Valley Trading Switches Over to LNG Truck Fleet

TOPOCK, AZ --- Applied LNG Technologies USA (ALT) announced an agreement to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Border Valley Trading for use in the company's new fleet of LNG-fueled trucks used in the distribution of their feed products.

Hybrid Trucks Joining Fort Worth Trash Collection Fleet

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Waste Management Inc. is adding four hydraulic hybrid garbage trucks to its Fort Worth fleet.

City of Burbank Extends CNG Fuel Partnership with Clean Energy to 2022

SEAL BEACH, CA – Under a modified and extended operating agreement, the City of Burbank, Calif., has opted to expand its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and extend it through 2022.

VTA Adds More Green Vehicles to Fleet

SANTA CLARA VALLEY, CA – The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) said it replaced 75 older paratransit and gas-powered vehicles with new hybrid vehicles, which are expected to reduce VTA’s annual greenhouse gas output by 385 tons.

Pickens County Biodiesel Program Continues to Grow

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. – A county program aimed at reducing the amount of pollution created by county vehicles continues to grow. The county’s biodiesel program converts the county’s vehicles to run on biodiesel made from vegetable oil.

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Fleet Managers Cite AFLA as the Must-Attend Conference of 2009

PHOENIX – A growing number of commercial fleet managers have budgeted the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association annual conference as their must-attend conference for 2009. Find out what they had to say.

Ford's EcoBoost, Easy Fuel Technologies Win 2008 <i>Popular Science</i> Awards

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company garnered two "Best of What's New for 2008" awards from Popular Science for its new EcoBoost engines and industry-exclusive Easy Fuel capless fuel filler.

GE Fleet Services to Host Free Online Seminar on Navigating the Energy Environment

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services will host a free online seminar, "Navigating the Energy Environment. What's Next? Fuel Outlook and Impact to Your Bottom Line in 2009" Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST.

 

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