Government Fleet News

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GAO Flags Underused Fed Vehicles

Five federal agencies spent may have $8.7 million leasing underutilized vehicles from the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA), according to a recent audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Virginia Clean Cities to Hold Electric Vehicle Workshop

The Tidewater Area Fleet Manager's Association, the City of Norfolk, Va., and the Virginia Clean Cities are hosting the Norfolk Electric Vehicle Workshop on March 17.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT Z71 courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls 473K Pickups, SUVs for Brake Pedal

The recall covers 2015-2016 model-year Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

San Diego's Vehicle Tracking System Delivering Data

The City of San Diego has implemented CalAmp's vehicle tracking system GovOutlook across its fleet of approximately 4,000 vehicles to increase efficiency and productivity, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

BraunAbility Introduces Wheelchair-Accessible Ford Explorer

BraunAbility has introduced the MXV, a Ford Explorer-based mobility vehicle that allows wheelchair access for passengers and drivers.

Rochester-Area Fleets Eligible for $1M Alt-Fuel Grants

Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Autocar Recalls Xpeditor Trucks

In more than a thousand trucks in the 2013-2016 model years, the brake pedals are at risk for detaching.

Pa. County to Lease Majority of Fleet

Greene County, Pa., is entering into a five-year agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to lease the majority of its fleet vehicles, a move expected to save $140,000 over the next 10 years.

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Cummins Connected Diagnostics Now Available with Geotab

The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution.

Pa. Borough Considering Leased Fleet

The Waynesboro (Pa.) Borough Council is considering disbursing its vehicles in favor of a leased vehicles fleet to reduce maintenance costs.

Diesel Prices Are Down Over 82 Cents in 12 Months

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell last week to a level that is 82 cents cheaper than a year ago.

Nominations Open for Fleet Manager of the Year Award

Government Fleet magazine is accepting nominations for the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. The last day to submit a nomination is March 7.

In hopes of developing new strategies to reduce crash injuries and deaths, NHTSA this year is holding a series of summits. Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Road Deaths Spike in 2015

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. climbed during the first three quarters of last year, according to estimates in a newly released NHTSA report.

Video Safety Tip: Curbing All Distractions

In 2014, distracted driving accounted for 10% of all crash fatalities, killing 3,179 people. This video highlights 10 of the most common driving distractions.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Large SUVs Soar, Compact Vans Sink at January Auctions

Used Full-Size SUVs depreciated the least, while compact vans and Subcompact Luxury CUVs fell hardest in the auction lanes during January, according to Black Book's monthly report.

Atlantic City Bans Council Cars

City Council members in Atlantic City, N.J., will no longer have access to three vehicles that had become a source of controversy in the city as a costly legislator perk.

Collision Repair Bills Rising in Boise

The City of Boise, Idaho, fleet department has increased its collision repair budget by 80% since November, after a steep increase in collisions involving city fleet vehicles.

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AutomotiveFleet.com, Government-Fleet.com Update Statistics Channel

AutomotiveFleet.com, Government-Fleet.com and other Bobit Business Media websites have updated the Statistics Channel as a more dynamic resource for commercial and government fleet managers, as well as fleet management companies.

Ford Sets Fleet Advance Product Planning Meetings

Ford will host 12 advance product planning meetings in March to provide fleet professionals with details about its 2017 model-year lineup, the automaker has announced.

Photo courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

Clean Cities Coalitions Host Green Transportation Event in Illinois

Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana today will jointly host a host a green transportation conference in the Chicago area on May 19, the groups have announced.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Commercial, Government Fleet Sales Start Strong in 2016

Sales of commercial and government fleet vehicles from eight manufacturers started 2015 with nearly double-digit gains as major manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors continued shifting car sales away from rental fleets.

Photo of Toyota Tundra by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

Toyota Recalls Older Tundra Pickups for Air Bags

The action covers 2005-2006 model-year trucks that need a new air bag control module to prevent unexpected activation of the side curtain-shield air bags.

Fleets predominantly working within the marked region qualify for the AFV funding.

Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

Long Beach Adopts Renewable Diesel for Fleet

The City of Long Beach, Calif., has begun using renewable diesel for trucks and equipment used for maintenance and transportation in a move that expands the city's use of renewable fuels.

Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Unexpected Movement

The recall affects 195 devices that need new hydraulic pressure control valves.

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