December 19, 2014 - Press Release
Since 2002, Ford has successfully ensured that nearly 100% of all new service and maintenance parts associated with new model launches are available when vehicles hit showroom floors.
Tags: Ford, OEM Parts, Parts Management
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
Rick Sikes, fleet superintendent for the City of Santa Monica, Calif., has announced he is retiring after more than 35 years in fleet management. His last day is December 26.
Tags: Retirement, City of Santa Monica, Alternative Fuels, NAFA
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
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To help accelerate the process and fill the need for Certified Lift Inspectors, ALI member manufacturers came together to hold a five-day “all-in-one” training, testing, and practical inspection event in Las Vegas Nov. 3-6, 2014.
Tags: Vehicle Lifts, lift inspector, ALI Lift Institute
Onspot of North America and VBG Group of Sweden (owner of the Onspot trademarks, designs, and products) have announced the new global list of Onspot distributors that now include 31 distributors in 26 countries.
Tags: Winter Driving, Tires, Onspot, Tire Chains, Sweden
The Ventura County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department is among the first law enforcement fleets to take delivery of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, as the agency transitions from discontinued Ford Crown Vics.
Tags: Ventura County, Police Vehicles, Chevrolet Tahoe, General Motors
December 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Auto Truck Group has announced that it will be opening a new work truck and commercial van upfitting and manufacturing facility later this month. Shipping will begin on January 5, 2015 from the facility located at 21 Elaine Drive, O'Fallon, Missouri.
Tags: Upfitting, St. Louis, Ship Thru, Auto Truck Group
The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles, and equipment.
Tags: Diesel Emissions, U.S. Congress, EPA, Legislation, Federal Grants
The units may not have enough structural support for the fuel tank, which could eventually result in contact between the tank and trailer axle.
Tags: Terex, Recalls, Utility Fleets, NHTSA, Construction Fleets, Aerial Work Platform
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has added six new tow plows to its statewide winter arsenal. A tow plow allows one plow truck and driver to clear two lanes at once.
Tags: Snow Plow, Indiana, State Fleet, DOT, Winter Equipment
The City of Kansas City, Mo., opened its fifth fast-fill CNG fueling station, but it is the first open to the public.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, City of Kansas City, CNG Fueling Stations
Jeff Tews CPFP, fleet operations manager for City of Milwaukee, Wis., discusses what new fleet managers need to know before making operational changes, tips for technicians, and building credibility.
Tags: Knowledge Sharing Videos, City of Milwaukee, Natural Gas Vehicles
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has put into service the first Odyne Systems plug-in system equipped bucket truck in California.
Tags: City of Los Angeles, Utility Fleets, Odyne Systems, Bucket Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles
December 17, 2014 - Press Release
The City of Mississauga in Ontario, Canada, has signed a CAD $2.1 million contract extension with Webtech Wireless to deploy telematics on its winter vehicles.
Tags: WebTech Wireless, Winter Equipment, Canada
The diesel-powered Chrysler ProMaster full-size van was the only non-luxury diesel expected to deliver a lower total cost of ownership than its gasoline counterpart in a Vincentric study that evaluated 35 diesels.
Tags: Vincentric, Total Cost of Ownership, Diesel Engines
December 16, 2014 - Industry News
The recalls will affect more than 1 million vehicles equipped with restraint control modules manufactured by Robert Bosch LLC.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Air Bags, NHTSA, FCA US, Bosch
The Chrysler Group has changed its official name change to FCA US, the company announced on Dec. 16.
Tags: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Major components for the new Ram ProMaster City compact vans will cross the seas twice as part of assembly plans involving Europe, Eurasia and North America, Ram Commercial Truck executives said.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, Turkey
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
Here are some driver safety tips to help fleet drivers when flood conditions pose a threat.
Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Weather, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, NHTSA
In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet supervisor for Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB), Ore., discusses time management when juggling multiple projects and moving cautiously when making big changes.
Tags: Eugene Water & Electric Board, Knowledge Sharing Videos
By switching 165 fleet vehicles to natural gas, Denver International Airport (DIA) in Colorado has prevented the equivalent of 3,347,600 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere in 2013.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Airport Fleet, CNG Conversions
December 12, 2014 - Press Release
Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, announced it will be establishing direct distribution capabilities to serve customers in North & Central Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.
Tags: Jacobsen, Mowers
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
The California transportation agency appears ready to deal with snowfall after it readied 1,500 pieces of storm-related equipment and gathered resources at its station near the Nevada border.
Tags: Caltrans, Snow Removal, Winter Equipment
NatGasCar has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification to produce compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of the 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect with a 2.5L bi-fuel engine system.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, EPA, CNG Conversion, NatGasCar, Vehicle Modifiers, Bi-Fuel CNG
The action affects 92 2012-2014 model-year Broom Badger sweeper trucks with hydraulic systems at risk for overheating.
Tags: 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Street Sweepers, Elgin Industries
December 11, 2014 - Industry News
Thurston County, Wash., has hired Bryan Hanks as its fleet services manager. Hanks just completed 27 years in the U.S. Army.
Tags: New Hire, Thurston County, U.S. Army
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