May 29, 2015 - Industry News
Sharon Subadan, formerly the fleet management director for Hillsborough County, Fla., was recently named the city manager for the City of Albany, Ga.
Tags: New Hire, Hillsborough County
May 28, 2015 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
Tags: CARB, Trucks, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Buses, Vouchers, State Grants
Ford Motor Co. has released its electrified vehicle technology patents to its competitors in a bid to spur development of electric vehicles, the automaker announced.
Tags: Ford, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Patents
FCA US has reduced its powertrain coverage for 2016 model-year gasoline-powered vehicles. General Motors also made a change to its powertrain warranty earlier this year.
Tags: FCA US, Warranty, Powertrains
General Motors will continue selling the current-generation Chevrolet Malibu as a limited fleet-oriented model for the 2016 model year alongside its next-generation Malibu.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Malibu, General Motors, Mid-Size Sedans, 2016-MY
May 27, 2015 - Industry News
Severe weather, tornado, and flooding have affected at least 45 counties in Texas. In Houston, the state's most populous city, flooding has damaged about 66 city fleet vehicles.
Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, First Responders, Natural Disaster, Flooding, City of Houston
The City of Indianapolis mayor's bid to roll out the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles has become entangled in opposition from city leaders, the threat of a lawsuit to halt it, and complaints from city departments in recent weeks.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, City of Indianapolis, Vision Fleet
Law enforcement agencies are using the Zero SP, Zero DSP and Zero FXP for patrol, including traffic enforcement. The motorcycles produce no audible sound and can provide a tactical advantage for officers.
Tags: Motorcycles, Zero Motorcycles, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Arizona's Gov. Doug Ducey is exploring a plan to reduce the number of aircraft in the state's air fleet, following his unsuccessful attempt to halt the sale of a $6-million plane to the Arizona Department of Transportation earlier this year.
Tags: Arizona, Aircraft, Elected Leaders
May 26, 2015 - Industry News
Only 7% of the vehicles purchased by the federal government during Obama's presidency were hybrid or battery electric powered, despite President Obama's call for 1 million such vehicles on the road by 2015.
Tags: President Obama, Federal Fleet, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles
The New Jersey State Police will begin using a black Chevrolet Caprice with a frosted logo known as a "ghost car" to allow officers to better catch traffic scofflaws without standing out.
Tags: Patrol Cars, Unmarked Police Vehicles, New Jersey State Police
With a voice vote on Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved the two-month extension of the highway bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last Tuesday. The legislation now awaits the expected signature of President Obama.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, Legislation
May 25, 2015 - Industry News
Here is some driving advice on what to do when encountering a funeral procession.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
Hyundai has added new features and exterior colors to its Tucson Fuel Cell for 2016 as it continues to offer the vehicle with a retail lease with the hope of possibly placing it in the hands of fleet users.
Tags: Hyundai, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Compact SUVs, Hyundai Tucson, 2016-MY
The state of Wisconsin began an initiative to ensure petroleum supplies are available in the event of natural disasters. The state will provide assistance to municipal and county fleet operations to enable their facilities to accept a generator in an emergency.
Tags: State of Wisconsin, Fueling Facility, Natural Disaster
The Defense Logistics Agency recently added a biodiesel fuel quality clause in its procurement contracts that requires certification by biodiesel suppliers.
Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, Defense Logistics Agency
May 22, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decides to extend for another year its review of General Motors' decisions and communications about potential vehicle safety issues.
Tags: Recalls, General Motors, NHTSA
BMW has donated 20 i3 battery-electric vehicles to NYC Parks for use in its TreesCount! 2015 program, the automaker has announced.
Tags: BMW, New York City, BMW i3, Battery-Electric Vehicles
The technology allows drivers to steer a trailer instinctively by turning a knob left or right to indicate direction, and the truck controls the steering and limits vehicle speed.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, Driver Assistance Systems, 2016-MY
May 21, 2015 - Industry News
President Obama has ordered the federal government to stop providing certain surplus military vehicles to local law enforcement agencies such as tracked armored vehicles.
Tags: Surplus Vehicles, President Obama, Military Surplus
The NAFA Fleet Management Association urged the U.S. Postal Service not to replace 180,000 new vehicles at the same time and implement better fleet management practices at a congressional hearing on May 21.
Tags: NAFA, USPS, U.S. Congress, Lifecycle Costs, Centralizing Fleet
Connecticut will begin offering cash rebates of up to $3,000 to residents, businesses, and municipalities who purchase or lease eligible battery-electric, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid vehicles, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Connecticut, Emissions Reduction, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Rebates, State Grants
May 20, 2015 - Industry News
The City of Minneapolis Police Department is pulling its transport trucks and vans off the streets for safety improvements. Fleet staff will evaluate how passengers are restrained and install cameras in all the vehicles.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, City of Minneapolis, Prisoner Transport Vehicles
The City of Stamford, Conn., went $290,000 over its fleet maintenance budget of $1.4 million, mostly due to winter weather. About $24,000 was used to pay for tires.
Tags: Operating Costs, Preventive Maintenance, Winter Driving, Fleet Budget
May 20, 2015 - Press Release
The Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association (OPFMA) just launched its website, which includes information about the group and its annual conference as well as a membership directory and a member resources area.
Tags: Fleet Associations, OPFMA
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