July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The diesel engine option is now available for purchase with the 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van in addition to the standard V-6 gasoline power plant.
Tags: Diesel Engines, 2014-MY, Ram ProMaster, Full-Size Vans
July 29, 2014 - Industry News
A new report aims to help bulk fuel purchasers determine the most sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those produced using unsustainable practices.
Tags: Biofuels, Natural Resources Defense Council
July 29, 2014 - Press Release
Maintenance Design Group (MDG), specializing in planning and design for transportation maintenance facilities, has expanded its service offerings to include mechanical and electrical engineering and plumbing (MEP) design.
Tags: New Facility, Fleet Facility, Maintenance Design Group
The City of Columbus, Ohio, will install anti-idling technology on 90 of its police vehicles in an effort to reduce fuel costs. Fuel savings in the first year for 90 units is projected to exceed $315,000, while installation on all 339 units could save $1.2 million annually.
Tags: City of Columbus, Idle Reduction, anti-idling device, GRIP Idle Management System
Worthington Industries' propane-autogas fuel tank has been approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The doughnut-shaped, or toroidal, tank fits in the spare tire space of a car or pickup truck, and will be available for order in August.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Worthington Industrties, Fuel Tanks
Altech-Eco Corporation has obtained certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its compressed natural gas dedicated conversion system for the 2014 Ford 6.2L V-8 F-250/350 pickups.
Tags: Altech-Eco, CARB certification, CNG Conversions
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Ram Truck is questioning Ford's claim that its 2015 F-450 holds the "best-in-class" towing rating for heavy-duty pickup trucks announced earlier this month.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ford F-450, Towing, Ford, Ram 3500, Heavy-Duty Pickup
Tyler County (Texas) Commissioners have approved a new agreement with Synovia Solutions to upfit its Sheriff’s Office vehicles with communications and GPS tracking systems.
Tags: Synovia Solutions, Tyler County, Vehicle Tracking, GPS
Government Fleet is conducting its annual survey, following trends in public fleet management, including budgeting, outsourced services, salaries, and succession planning. The survey deadline has been extended to July 31.
Tags: Benchmarking, Survey
Ford's U.S. dealers began ordering the 2015 F-150 today after receiving pricing for the light-duty pickup that will increase due to the increased use of aluminum in the body.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pricing, Ford, 2015-MY, Light-Duty Trucks
July 28, 2014 - Press Release
Optimus Technologies announced that it is the first to receive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval for a biofuel conversion solution for existing medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
Mohawk Lifts announced that Nebraska has been added to the Mohawk Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) contract, which offers discounted government pricing for vehicle lifts and related garage equipment.
Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Mohawk Lifts, Cooperative Procurement, WSCA/NASPO
The American Public Works Association announced that two public works fleet professionals recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) credential.
Tags: APWA, CPFP, Continuing Education
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
Fleet managers looking for more choice of compact cars powered by natural gas should be able to purchase a dedicated CNG Chevrolet Cruze in the fall.
Tags: Chevrolet Cruze, CNG Conversions, Compact Cars, Crazy Diamond Performance, EPA Certification
July 24, 2014 - Industry News
Drivers who use a mobile phone or other hand-held device triple their crash risk, according to a recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).
Tags: Driver Behavior, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Cell Phones, Distracted Driving
After regulators failed to agree to a nationally recognized, gallon-equivalent measure for sales of liquefied natural gas, fleets that rely on LNG-fueled vehicles will continue to face a state-by-state patchwork of standards for at least one more year.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, LNG, Weights and Measures, CNG
Ford's extensive use of aluminum shaved 732 pounds from the weight of two comparable trucks the company weighed for the media at an event earlier this week.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Lightweighting, Pickup Trucks, 2015-MY
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) has announced it started full production of its propane-autogas S2G medium-duty work truck. The S2G pairs FCCC’s medium-duty S2 chassis with a factory-installed propane-autogas engine and fuel system.
Tags: Freightliner, Chassis, Propane-Autogas
July 23, 2014 - Industry News
The list of models that have been discontinued for the 2015 model year include such vehicles as General Motors' Chevrolet Impala ECO eAssist mild hybrid sedan.
Tags: 2015-MY, 2014-MY, Vehicle Discontinuation
The automaker announces six new recalls involving such models as the Chevrolet Silverado LD and HD, GMC Sierra LD and HD, Buick Regal, and Chevrolet Caprice PPV. The two largest of the six recalls involve seats.
Tags: Chevrolet Equinox, 2010-MY, 2011-MY, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Caprice, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, GMC Sierra, Cadillac ATS, General Motors, Buick Encore, Buick Regal, 2014-MY, GMC Terrain, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Camaro, 2015-MY, Chevrolet Caprice PPV
The Arkansas Energy Office announced that a total of $150,000 in rebates will be awarded through its Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program for fleets to purchase CNG or propane autogas vehicles.
Tags: Grant Funding, Propane Autogas, CNG Conversions, Arkansas
The State of Pennsylvania's Department of the Auditor General has saved more than $750,000 by eliminating 158 cars from its fleet.
Tags: Fleet Reduction, State of Pennsylvania
July 22, 2014 - Press Release
The City of Santa Ana, Calif., will host an energy demand workshop for public entities on August 12. The workshop is designed to show how public agencies can make money by participating in their utilities’ demand-response programs.
Tags: City of Santa Ana
July 22, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has released full engine specifications and towing capabilities for its 2015 F-150 pickup, which will add two new engines and auto stop-start, the automaker announced.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Ford, Class 2
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Allison Transmission has developed stop-start technology with a transmission that could be paired with Cummins' 2.8L ETHOS E-85 medium-duty truck engine, the company announced.
Tags: Cummins, Allison Transmission, Stop-Start, Ethanol, E-85, Medium-Duty Trucks
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