October 21, 2014 - Industry News
Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper and his family continue to use two state SUVs, even though a state agency has issued a policy preventing state fleets from purchasing all-wheel-drive SUVs.
Tags: Colorado, Executive Vehicles, Mid-Size SUVs, Elected Leaders
Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.
Tags: Kenworth K270, Kenworth, Cabovers, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6
Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.
Tags: Vehicle Production, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks North America
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
The State of Virginia is committing to alternative fuels with the several programs to encourage alt-fuel vehicle use and expansion within its fleet and across the state.
Tags: Grant Funding, Infrastructure Funding, State Grants, Virginia, Awards
A small rural Minnesota community has acquired two semi-tractors and a tanker trailer from a state agency to facilitate a partnership with local farms. Cold Spring obtained the equipment for less than $15,000.
Tags: Used Vehicles, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Tankers, Military Surplus, Class 8
A green fleet report suggested that transitioning to compressed natural gas heavy-duty vehicles could potentially save the City of Rockville, Md., 45-50% in fuel costs over diesel.
Tags: Biofuels, CNG, Battery-Electric Vehicles, E-85, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
October 19, 2014 - Industry News
Fleet drivers are your first line of defense for unscheduled maintenance needs. Here's some advice to help them identify brake problems that require servicing.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Brakes
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
Richard Lallier, long-time public works director at the City of St. Paul, Minn., is calling it a career. Lallier plans to retire Nov. 28 after 36 years with the city.
Tags: Public Works, Retirement, City of St. Paul
The City of Leadington (Mo.) will sign an open-ended lease for $1 per year for a pumper truck being retired by the Farmington Fire Department.
Tags: Fire Trucks
October 16, 2014 - Industry News
Chrysler is recalling 435,581 2011-2014 model-year vehicles including the Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Tags: Jeep, Dodge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011-MY, Chrysler, 2012-MY, Recalls, Dodge Durango, Dodge Challenger, 2013-MY, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, 2014-MY, NHTSA
October 16, 2014 - Product News
Ford is introducing a cargo management system and LED box lights on its 2015 F-150 pickup, as well as several new options.
Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Payload, Ford, Cargo Storage
October 16, 2014 - Press Release
Icom North America LLC has launched its new Icom Technology and Training Center, dedicated to development, integration, upfitting and training for its bi-fuel and mono-fuel liquid propane autogas injection systems.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Bi-Fuel Propane, Technicians, Icom
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
The Elgin Police Department considered integrating natural gas vehicles into its fleet, but the lack of infrastructure led them to different vehicles according to Elgin Police Commander Dan O’Shea.
Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford Police Interceptor
Caltrans has begun rolling out a $2.5 million telematics system on its fleet of 7,500 sedans, trucks, snowplows and portable signs in an effort to reduce fuel use and protect against theft.
Tags: Caltrans, Fleet Management Software, Vehicle Tracking, GPS
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
The City of Lansing (Mich.) Fire Department has spent $2 million for a new fleet of emergency vehicles to replace its older emergency vehicles.
Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Fire Trucks, Ambulances, Vehicle Purchasing
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s fleet management program needs more oversight of its law enforcement vehicles, according to a report released by the agency.
Tags: EPA, Records Management, Emissions, Vehicle Testing, Take-Home Vehicles
XL Hybrids, Inc. has received a CARB Executive Order allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered 2012-2014 model-year General Motors 2500 and 3500 vans, Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana vans into hybrid-electric vehicles.
Tags: Cargo Vans, CARB, XL Hybrids, General Motors, Chevrolet Express, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
October 14, 2014 - Product News
The NGV Easy Bay is a code-compliant fabric barrier system utilizing an industrial curtain that's more affordable than installing a concrete, masonry, or dry wall barrier in a maintenance garage, according to the company.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks
The Auto Truck Group dedicated a new 70,000-square-foot facility in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, October 9. The facility will handle both complex specialized vehicle upfits and ship thru for the Ford F-150 and Transit.
Tags: Auto Truck Group, Ford Transit, Ship Thru, Upfitting, Upfitting Vans, Ford F-150
October 13, 2014 - Industry News
High-occupancy lanes can improve commuter times and encourage car pooling. But they also can pose some unique safety issues.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, HOV lanes
The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) has selected the Ford F-150 as the Truck of Texas as part of the group's annual Truck Rodeo honoring 2015 model-year vehicles.
Tags: TAWA, Awards, Ford F-150, Ram Truck, Light-Duty Trucks, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Transit, 2015-MY
Ford Motor Co. has added 850 jobs to its Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich., to build the 2015 F-150 pickup truck, the company has announced.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Vehicle Production, Light-Duty Trucks
The Philadelphia Police Department launched an investigation of the safety of its police vans following a $490,000 settlement with a man who broke his neck while being transported.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, City of Philadelphia, Prisoner Transport Vehicles
October 10, 2014 - Industry News
The Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association (OPFMA) announced is new board members at the association’s first annual convention in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 22.
Tags: Industry Event, Fleet Associations, OPFMA, Oklahoma
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new software modeling tool for analyzing the economic impacts of building new compressed natural gas fueling stations.
Tags: Argonne National Laboratory, Online Tool, CNG Fueling Stations
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