A Colorado Springs, Colo., outsourced fleet maintenance contract was estimated to save $2 million in three years, but numbers from the first year of the contract show costs are higher than projected due to a new utility service center.
The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) held a vehicle diagnostics mock shop during the ride-and-drive at the Fleet Technology Expo (FTX) in Long Beach, Calif., on Aug. 25.
Daily commuting and work related traveling has increased slightly while total travel time per person has decreased over the past 11 years, according to a study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.
Westport Innovations is acquiring Fuel Systems Solutions from IMPCO Automotive in an all-stock deal valued at about $7.54 per share that will create "a premier alternative fuel vehicle and engine company," according to Westport.
The Clayton County (Ga.) Fire & Emergency Services has unveiled three new fire apparatus last week and nine ambulances in July as part of a fleet modernization program.
The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) is hiring a fleet and facilities maintenance manager and a fleet/heavy equipment mechanic.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is offering $2.5 million in grant funding for public and private fleets to improve vehicle efficiency. Fleets with operations in the 10-county Dallas-Fort Worth ozone non-attainment area can apply.
U.S. Bank and BP have reached an agreement allowing fleet cards from the U.S. Bank Voyager Network to be accepted at BP’s 146 ARCO-branded fueling stations in the state of Washington.
California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.
The City of Sierra Vista, Calif., has divided its large Public Works Department into two departments in a restructure that moves the Fleet Services unit to report to the newly created Transportation and Environmental Services Department.
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the 14th straight week, but crude oil futures spiked on word that OPEC member countries were concerned about low oil prices.
International Truck announced it plans to offer “over-the-air” reprogramming of engine control modules for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 diesels.
Utah Valley University (UVU) and the state Governor’s Office of Energy Development have unveiled two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and two newly purchased Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the university's Orem campus, according to a UVU release.
Here's some advice, provided by AAA and the Palmetto Cycling Coalition, to help motorists share the road safely with cyclists.
The City of Santa Clara, Calif., unveiled a custom-built tap water distribution truck used as a public outreach tool and to deliver water to areas where water has been shut off.
The results from Utilimarc showed a more spread out wage distribution among fleet technicians in the municipal industry but a higher wage floor/ceiling for technicians in the utility industry.
The GMC Sierra HD pickup will add several features for 2016, including active steering assist and a new gooseneck trailering package, according to General Motors.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has added bi-fuel propane autogas systems to seven shuttle buses in its 10-vehicle RamSafe fleet, the university's Parking and Transportation division announced.
Organizers of the North American NGV Conference and Expo have released details about the conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 15-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
The Los Angeles County supervisors have been washing their take-home cars up to three times a week despite a crippling California drought, and one supervisor has been using two vehicles, according to several media reports.
The City of Birmingham (Ala.) will spend $1.9 million to purchase new police and fire vehicles with funds netted from a surplus created because fuel costs were substantially lower than projected.
The NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter announced its first annual chapter Sustainability Award. The award recognizes fleets operating within the chapter area that are addressing sustainability. The application deadline is Sept. 8.
TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.
Advanced levels of integration with all kinds of systems are helping to power continued success at fleet software system provider Chevin Fleet Solutions, according to the company.
Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.
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