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April 24, 2015 - Industry News

Half of Tucson PD's Cars Exceed 80K Miles

The Tuscon (Ariz.) Police Department hopes to replace about 40 of its patrol cars this year to address an aging fleet with more than half of the vehicles showing more than 80,000 miles on the odometer.

Tags: Aging Fleet, City of Tucson, Replacement Cycles

April 24, 2015 - Press Release

Isuzu Reaches N-Series Cabover Sales Milestone

Photo of 20,000th gasoline NPR cabover courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Commercial Truck has reached a sales milestone for its gasoline-powered NPR cabovers, by producing number 20,000 earlier this week.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Isuzu, Class 4

April 24, 2015 - Industry News

Fla. Appraiser's Fleet Vehicles Replace Reimbursement

Photo courtesy of Enterprise.

The Orange County (Fla.) Property Appraiser’s office (OCPA) has switched from mileage reimbursements to county-owned vehicles, acquiring 30 new Toyota Prius vehicles for staff members.

Tags: Reimbursement, Toyota Prius, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Enterprise Fleet Management

April 23, 2015 - Industry News

2015 F-150 SuperCab, Regular Cab Ace Crash Tests

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Crash Tests, Ford, 2015-MY, NHTSA

April 23, 2015 - Press Release

CEI Appraisers Complete F-150 Aluminum Repair Course

Three CEI Group Inc. (CEI) appraisers have completed a one-day review of aluminum repairs on the 2015 F-150 pickup truck at Ford's corporate campus.

Tags: Ford F-150, Collision Repair, CEI Group, Aluminum, Appraisers

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

2015 Ford F-150 Named Greenest Pickup

Photo: Ford

In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."

Tags: Ford F-150, AAA, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

Hybrid, EV Sales Suffer From Low Gasoline Prices

Photo via Wikipedia.

Owners of hybrid and battery-electric vehicles are trading in their alternative fuel vehicles for gasoline powered vehicles, according to new research from Edmunds.com.

Tags: Edmunds.com, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

Fed Fleet Gets Bi-Fuel CNG Pickups, Car Sharing

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Federal fleet managers plan to add compressed natural gas (CNG) pickups, implement car-sharing, and establish a short-term rental program to increase fleet utilization, a GSA fleet director has announced.

Tags: Bi-Fuel CNG, GSA, Federal Fleet, Car Sharing, Motor Pools

April 22, 2015 - Press Release

Omnicomm Releases Fleet Tracking Mobile App

Omnicomm has released a cloud-based mobile application for its Omnicomm Online that allows fleet owners to manage their fleet remotely and look at a variety of reports. The app is available for both iOS and Android platforms.

Tags: Mobile Apps, Cloud-Based Technology, Oil Drain Intervals

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Narrows List of Next-Gen Vehicle Builders

Photo of exising USPS vehicle via Wikimedia.

The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.

Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, Ford, Nissan, Freightliner, FCA US, Vehicle Modifiers

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

Tenn. City Utility Acquires Plug-In Hybrid Bucket Truck

Photo courtesy of TVA.

The Oak Ridge Electric Department has acquired a new plug-in hybrid bucket truck to reduce noise and increase fuel efficiency, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Tennessee, Bucket Trucks

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

N.H. Snow Removal Costs Soar

Photo via Flickr/Will Merydith.

This winter's storms pushed the cost of snow removal in New Hampshire to $9.2 million, a tab incurred by the Department of Transportation that led to a raid on the fund that pays for road and bridge repair and maintenance.

Tags: DOT, Snow Removal, New Hampshire

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

Chicago-Area Clean Cities Promote Green Police Vehicles

Naperville Police Department's new compressed natural gas vehicle is a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. Photo courtesy of Chicago Clean Cities

Three Clean Cities Coalitions kicked off its efforts to promote more sustainable efforts from local police departments by hosting a Police Alternative Fuel Summit in Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Tags: Chicago, Police Fleets, South Shore Clean Cities, Wisconsin Clean Cities, Chicago Area Clean Cities

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

Penske, Calif. County Win EPA Clean Air Award

Photo courtesy of Penske.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.

Tags: EPA, Penske Truck Leasing, Emissions Reduction, Awards, Sonoma County, California, Alternative Fuels

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Rural Driving

Rural roads can pose a variety of hazards. Here's some advice, from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, NHTSA, Ohio Department of Public Safety

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists Announced

(L-R) Brennan, Griffiths, Reagan

Government Fleet has announced three finalists for the 2015 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award: Michael Brennan, Bill Griffiths, and Kelly Reagan.

Tags: Recognition, Montgomery County, City of Columbus, Manatee County, Fleet Manager of the Year, The Honors Celebration

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Caltrans to Cut Fleet Pollution 20% by 2020

Photo courtesy of Verizon Networkfleet.

Caltrans has set a goal to reduce emissions caused by its operations, including its fleet, by 20% during the decade ending in 2020, the state agency has announced.

Tags: Caltrans, State Fleet, Emissions Reduction

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Awards Open for Nomination

Nominations are open for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency. The awards will be presented at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo

April 17, 2015 - Industry News

GFX Staff Begin Denver Road Show Tour

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) staff are heading out for the event’s second Road Show, this time in Denver. The tour will take place April 20-22.

Tags: City and County of Denver, GFX Road Show, GFX 2015

April 17, 2015 - Industry News

Iowa Fleet Manager Joins Private Sector Fleet

Hogan

Dennis Hogan, CAFM, CPFP, fleet services manager for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be assuming the role of director of fleet maintenance for a private fleet effective April 27.

Tags: Appointments, City of Cedar Rapids, Resignations

April 17, 2015 - Industry News

Pearson, G&M Oil to Open E-85 Stations in SoCal

Photo: Pearson Fuels

Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company have opened an E-85 station in Calimesa, Calif., and will open 13 fueling stations featuring the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend throughout Southern California over a 13-month period, the companies announced.

Tags: Ethanol, California, Ethanol Fueling Stations, Flex Fuel Vehicles, E-85

April 17, 2015 - Industry News

Michigan to Test Telematics for State Fleet

Michigan would roll out a telematics initiative for 120 vehicle in the state fleet, under legislation introduced by state legislators.

Tags: GPS, Michigan, Vehicle Tracking, Elected Leaders

April 16, 2015 - Industry News

KBB Names Top 10 Green Cars of 2015

Photo of the Volkeswagen e-Golf by Vince Taroc.

The battery-electric BMW i3 has topped Kelly Blue Book's list of the top 10 green cars for 2015 for the second year in a row, KBB.com has announced.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, BMW i3, CAFE Standards, 2015-MY

April 16, 2015 - Industry News

Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

HDT FIle Photo

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5 billion to ensure highway-infrastructure spending is funded for exactly 1.7 years.

Tags: Congress, Fuel Tax, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, Infrastructure Funding

April 15, 2015 - Industry News

San Francisco Telematics Plan Could Face June Vote

Photo via Wikipedia.

A San Francisco supervisor is drafting a plan to require telematics on every vehicle that could reach the board in June for a vote.

Tags: San Francisco, Elected Leaders, Driver Safety

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