September 23, 2014 - Industry News
North Carolina’s Department of Transportation has ordered 67 Freightliner 114SD severe duty trucks for its fleet.
Tags: Freightliner, North Carolina, Daimler Trucks, Class 7, DOT, Vocational Trucks
The 2014 Green Fleet Conference will feature fuel ambassadors representing a different type of alternative fuel of technology from four organizations.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, National Biodiesel Board, Propane Education & Research Council, Diesel Technology Forum, Electrification Coalition
September 22, 2014 - Industry News
Fiat Group Automobiles and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announce that they have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning the possibility to develop and manufacture a mid-size pick-up truck.
Tags: Fiat, Mitsubishi Motors, Mid-Size Pickups
Green Fleet Magazine, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, will present the first-ever Green Fleet Car of the Year and the Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards at the Connected Car Expo. Vote today!
Tags: Green Car of the Year, L.A. Auto Show, Green Truck of the Year, Green Fleet Magazine
Green Fleet Magazine has updated its website with a fresh, more user-friendly design that better organizes content for fleet readers wanting to research alternative fuels, grants, legislation, and operational topics.
Tags: Green Fleet Magazine, Online Tool
The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) recently announced new board members and winners of its annual awards at its Fleetcon event earlier this month.
Tags: Recognition, RMFMA, Associations, Fleetcon
Tim Calhoun of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, has been elected president of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA). The vice president, treasurer, and secretary positions were also announced.
Tags: FLAGFA, Associations, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
General Motors' new mid-size pickup trucks will offer slightly different payload ratings because the two vehicles have different curb weights, GM has announced.
Tags: Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Mid-Size Pickups, Payload
September 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) is accepting speaker submissions for the 2015 conference, which will take place June 8-11 in Denver. The deadline to submit session ideas is Sept. 26.
Tags: GFX, Industry Event
September 19, 2014 - Industry News
The City of Gilbert, Ariz., will be constructing its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, which will be able to fuel up to 70 CNG trucks within eight hours.
Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, ET Environmental, City of Gilbert
Chrysler's gamble to spin off its pickup truck division at the tail end of the recession has paid off, as the company has increased its market share of the pickup market by 10 percent since creating the Ram Truck division, reports the New York Times.
Tags: Ram Truck, Chrysler, Automotive Executives, Pickup Trucks
September 18, 2014 - Industry News
Ford will offer its surveillance mode first introduced on the 2014 Police Interceptor sedan and utility to government fleets for use on competitive vehicles and military applications.
Tags: Driver Safety, Ford, Police Vehicle Accessories, InterMotive
A lineup of new full-size commercial vans from Chrysler/Ram, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz will deliver significantly higher residual value that their counterparts from previous generations, according to ALG’s latest industry projection.
Tags: Residual Values, ALG, Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ram ProMaster
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
Ford's 2015 Transit full-size van offers a significant improvement in fuel economy when compared to the outgoing E-Series van it's replacing, according to the company and U.S. EPA.
September 17, 2014 - Press Release
GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer of environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss.
Tags: GreenTech Automotive, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Production
A new Ohio University-based initiative to increase vehicle sharing and dramatically reduce costs will be helped by the FleetCommander Web-based fleet system.
Tags: Carsharing, Utilization, Agile Access Control Inc., FleetCommander, Ohio University
The City of Chicago has added what is believed to be the first all-electric garbage truck in North America. The Motiv Electric Refuse Vehicle is being used on different residential refuse and recycling routes of up to 60 miles.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, City of Chicago, Motiv Power Systems, Battery-Electric Vehicles
September 16, 2014 - Industry News
The St. Marys (Ga.) Police Department has purchased five new Ford F-150 pickup trucks for its fleet and says the trucks have "the ability to perform all of the duties of a patrol vehicle."
Tags: Ford F-150, Police Vehicles, Dodge Charger, Pickup Trucks
After 30 years in fleet management in the state of Washington, Peter Bednar joined Ventura County, Calif., on July 21 as its fleet operations manager.
Tags: Ventura County, New Hire, Thurston County
As side-loader collection vehicles continue to gain popularity in residential refuse applications, Peterbilt Motors Company announced a new right-hand stand-up configuration of its recently redesigned low-cab forward Model 320.
Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Trucks, Model 320
September 15, 2014 - Industry News
Ford will offer cutaway van models of its E-Series as well as its Transit, but doesn't view the move as competing with itself, because the offerings compete in different weight classes.
Tags: Cutaway Vans, Ford Transit, Ford, Ford E-450
A $4.3-million budget surplus will allow the City of Knoxville (Tenn.) to incorporate its fleet services and operations department into a new Public Works complex.
Tags: City of Knoxville, Elected Leaders, Public Works
The Lexington City Council has awarded $5.3 million to its fire department for new ambulances, ladders and engines. The new equipment will be dispersed to 10 out of the 23 stations in the city.
Tags: Fire Equipment, Ambulances, City of Lexington, Emergency Response Vehicles
The Charlottesville (Va.) City Council is expected to approve 10 new police vehicles and the needed equipment at a Sept. 15 meeting to allow the police department to remain on its three-year fleet replacement cycle.
Tags: Lifecycle Costs, Vehicle Replacement, City of Charlottesville
One company that made medium-duty electrically powered trucks has ended production, but says it has not gone away entirely.
Tags: Boulder Electric Vehicle, Battery-Electric Vehicles
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