August 29, 2014 - Industry News
The City of Austin’s Fleet Services Department is the most recent fleet to receive the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification this August.
Tags: CFMO, City of Austin, GFMA, Fleet Certification
August 29, 2014 - Press Release
The Texas Clean Fleet Program provides incentives for the purchasing of an alternative fuel or hybrid vehicle to owners of municipal fleets to replace diesel-powered vehicles.
Tags: Texas, Hydraulic Hybrid, Parker Hannifin, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
Horry County (S.C.) Fire/Rescue is replacing one-third of its fire fleet by purchasing $7.7 million worth of pumpers, ladders trucks, and tankers.
Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Fire Equipment, Horry County
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will distribute $27 million in federal grant money to local public agencies to reduce congestion and improve air quality, Commissioner John Schroer has announced.
Tags: Tennessee, Federal Grants, Class 8, Utility Fleets, CNG Conversions
The Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) has issued a warning addressing potential hazards for CNG dispensers with winter temperatures.
Tags: Clean Vehicle Education Foundation, Winter Driving, CNG Fueling Stations, Natural Gas Vehicles
The City of Lockport, N.Y., will sell off its two ambulances and reduce fire department staffing, while handing over ambulance service to a private company in a cost-cutting move.
Tags: Outsourcing, Ambulances, Emergency Response Vehicles
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
General Motors is adding OnStar 4G LTE with a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging capability, and a hands-free lift-gate to the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban starting in October.
Tags: Chevrolet, OnStar, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, 2015-MY
After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.
Tags: Biodiesel, Renewable Energy Group, EPA, Biofuels
August 28, 2014 - Press Release
Veeder-Root's acquisition of FuelQuest allows the company to provide an end-to-end solution for fuel management.
Tags: FuelQuest, Acquisition, Veeder-Root
August 27, 2014 - Industry News
Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) are surging in Texas, as measured by sharp increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller's office.
Tags: Taxes, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG
August 27, 2014 - Press Release
The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), a public fleet association based in Southern California, will be holding its Fleet & Procurement Services forum on Sept. 18.
Tags: MEMA, Industry Event, Associations
The City of Columbia, Mo., hosted a dedication and grant opening event for its compressed natural gas (CNG) station today. The station will provide CNG to public and private fleets as well as the general public.
Tags: CNG Conversions, City of Columbia, CNG Fueling Stations
President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the federal program that allows local police departments to acquire surplus military equipment.
Tags: Military Surplus, Armored Vehicles, President Obama
The federal agency's investigative office responds to a police department's report of 13 brake hose failures involving 11 2013-MY Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles.
Tags: Police Fleets, 2013-MY, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, NHTSA, SUVs
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
Ford engineers have implemented several improvements to the 2015 F-150 pickup truck that should improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle and improve fuel efficiency, according to Ford.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aerodynamics
August 25, 2014 - Industry News
Fleets who order special versions of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup truck can expect to receive their vehicles in February, following the arrival of more standard versions later this year.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, 2015-MY, Order to Delivery
Ram 3500 models will offer increased torque ratings of 865 lb.-ft. and an increased payload of 7,390 pounds, while maintaining a maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds.
Tags: Cummins, Ram Truck, Aisin, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, 2015-MY
The City of Ames, Iowa, named Corey Mellies as its new fleet services director following the retirement of Paul Hinderaker. Mellies will begin on Sept. 2.
Tags: Retirement, City of Ames, Promotion
The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced that six public-sector fleet professionals are among those who have recently earned the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation.
Tags: NAFA, CAFM, certification, Continuing Education
August 22, 2014 - Industry News
The City of Little Rock's latest investments in CNG include three truck conversions and the purchase of nine Ram and Ford trucks.
Tags: City of Little Rock, Ram 2500 CNG, CNG Conversions, CNG
The Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit will test 22 2015 model-year vehicles, including 10 sedans, eight motorcycles, and four SUVs.
Tags: Vehicle Testing, Michigan State Police, 2015-MY
August 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference, which will take place June 8-11, 2015 in Denver.
Tags: GFX, Industry Event
August 21, 2014 - Press Release
Adrian Steel Company has released its new line of upfit products for Ford's 2015 Transit van that include shelving, partitions, ladder racks, and trade packages for the low-, medium-, and high-roof versions.
Tags: Ford Transit, Adrian Steel, Upfitting Vans
As the Detroit automakers begin rolling out pickup trucks that meet a new SAE towing standard, General Motors has extended the standard to its redesigned full-size SUVs for the 2015 model year.
Tags: Chevrolet Tahoe, Towing, General Motors, Chevrolet Suburban, Large SUVs, 2015-MY
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified dedicated CNG versions of Ford's E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-59 equipped with the Westport WiNG Power System and 6.8L V-10 engine.
Tags: EPA, Ford F-Series, Ford E-Series, Westport WiNG, Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG
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