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April 30, 2009 - Industry News

Birmingham to Lease CNG Garbage Trucks

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The City of Birmingham will lease 70 natural gas-fueled garbage and rubbish trucks and apply for a $5 million federal grant to build a compressed natural gas station, according to the Birmingham News.

Tags: Natural Gas, grant, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

April 24, 2009 - Industry News

Free Web Seminar May 19: Fleet Pooling and Cost Reduction Strategies that Work

TORRANCE, CA – Sponsored by AssetWorks and INVERS, Bobit Business Media will host a free, 60-minute live Web seminar designed to help determine a productive strategy for your fleet.

Tags: Fleet Management, Bobit Business Media, Fleet Manager, AssetWorks, web seminar, INVERS

April 24, 2009 - Industry News

Dominion Virginia Power Shows Off Biodiesel Hybrid Trucks

NORFOLK, VA – Dominion Virginia Power displayed its five electric hybrid vehicles April 22 at its Cromwell Drive field office, according to The Virginia-Pilot.

Tags: Green, International DuraStar, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 22, 2009 - Industry News

New Incentive Program for Mitsubishi Fuso

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) has announced a new "Navigate Great Savings" incentive program for the second-quarter 2009.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Garmin, Navigation System, Medium-Duty Trucks, Fleet Incentives

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Top Fleets, PepsiCo

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Department of Energy, Federal Grant, Battery-Electric Vehicles, FedEx

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Green, Waste Management, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas

April 17, 2009 - Industry News

17% of Commercial Fleet Managers Earn More than $100K

TORRANCE, CA – Seventeen percent of commercial fleet managers earned more than $100,000 per year in 2008, with 8-percent earning more than $120,000, according to a soon-to-be released compensation survey conducted by Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Commercial Fleets, Industry Research, Salary Surveys

April 17, 2009 - Industry News

TMC Committee Working to Improve Fleet & Vendor Relationships

ARLINGTON, VA – The new committee will take on some long-standing issues between fleets and service providers to create industry practices, improve efficiencies, and build better relationships between fleets and service vendors, according to layover.com.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, TMC, Communications

April 17, 2009 - Press Release

Fleet Response Offering GreenRoad Service to Improve Fleet Safety and Reduce Costs

REDWOOD SHORES, CA – Fleet Response will offer GreenRoad's driving behavior improvement service to its thousands of existing, as well as new, corporate fleet drivers.

Tags: GreenRoad, Driver Behavior, Fleet Response

April 17, 2009 - Press Release

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.

Tags: ARI

April 17, 2009 - Industry News

Companies Respond to NSC Distracted Driving Resource Kit

ITASCA, IL – Corporate sales have been brisk for the National Safety Council's recently released Distracted Driving Resource Kit, which helps companies establish "no cell phone/safe driving policies."

Tags: Driver Safety, NSC, Cell Phone Use

April 17, 2009 - Industry News

Fleet Hall of Fame Balloting Still Open

TORRANCE, CA – Voting to determine inductees for the 2009 Annual Fleet Hall of Fame will remain open until July 17.

Tags: AFLA, Fleet Hall of Fame, Commercial Fleets

April 14, 2009 - Industry News

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp. Partners with Clean Fuels Ohio Program

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Clean Fuels Ohio launched its Ohio Electric Drive Initiative designed to bring more than $10 million in federal funds to Ohio through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Ohio

April 14, 2009 - Industry News

Heritage Transport Driver Named TRALA Driver of Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Dennis Shirar of Indianapolis has logged more than 3 million accident-free miles driving tractor trailers over the past 31 years.

Tags: TRALA, Truck Renting and Leasing Association

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Trucker Arrested for Illegal Substances in Company Vehicle

EL PASO, TX – A Texas man was recently arrested when an Oregon State Police trooper found marijuana plants, hashish, and a kit used for falsifying urine tests during a check of the man's commercial truck, according to The StatesmanJournal.com.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Company Vehicle, Arrest, Commercial Trucks

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

200+ Commercial Trucks Taken Out of Service During One-Day Safety Inspection

HARRISBURG, PA – Out of 1,258 commercial vehicles inspected, 243 were placed out of service, and Pennsylvania state police issued 791 traffic citations and 1,917 written warnings for vehicle and driver violations.

Tags: Commercial Fleets, Inspections, Traffic Violations, Commercial Trucks

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Nebraska Public Power District Adds New Hybrid Truck to Fleet

COLUMBUS, NE – The Nebraska Public Power District has acquired a hybrid diesel-electric bucket truck as one of its service vehicles for use in the field.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

City of Alamogordo Tests Electric Work Truck

ALAMOGORDO, NM – The city is test driving an electric-powered work truck on loan from Miles Electric Vehicles, according to the Alamogordo Daily News.

Tags: Miles Electric Vehicles, Light-Duty Trucks, Pilot Program

April 10, 2009 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Focuses on Green Vehicle Accomplishments

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – In keeping with its dedication to reducing its environmental footprint, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. in Logan Township, N.J., has focused on environmental improvements to its truck designs and operations.

Tags: green truck, Mitsubishi Fuso, Green Vehicles

April 10, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Truck Driver Honored for Safe Driving

COLUMBUS, GA – Truck driver Eric Carter of Columbus has been honored by FedEx Ground for achieving 10 years of safe driving without a preventable accident, according to The Ledger-Enquirer.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Recognition

April 10, 2009 - Industry News

Fire Destroys Four Trucks in Truck Leasing Company Parking Lot

PICO RIVERA, CA – A fire destroyed four big rigs in the parking lot of Rush Truck Leasing Company Friday morning, according to the Daily News.

Tags: Fire

April 10, 2009 - Industry News

Atlas Unveils New Diesel-Electric Hybrid Moving Truck

EVANSVILLE, IN – Atlas Van Lines unveiled its first diesel-electric hybrid moving truck April 8 during a ceremony at Atlas Terminal Company on the Atlas World Group corporate campus.

Tags: Diesel-Electric Hybrids

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

Vincentric Announces 2009 Best Fleet Value Awards

BINGHAM FARMS, MI – Vincentric announced the winners of its 2009 Best Fleet Value in America awards, with strong fleet product lines from General Motors and Toyota each earning seven awards, and Ford with five winning vehicles.

Tags: Toyota, Volvo, Vincentric, Chrysler, Best Fleets in America, General Motors

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