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August 19, 2014 - Industry News

N.C. Police Agency Hoping to Increase Take-Home Fleet

The agency hopes to include more patrol officers in the program, which now provides take-home vehicles to supervisors, detectives, community resource officers, and forensic service technicians.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, City of Asheville, Police Fleets

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

L.A. Sheriff to Test Trio of New 2015 Models

Photo by Paul Clinton.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will evaluate three new police vehicles, including an electric motorcycle, in the fall when it tests 23 2015 model-year vehicles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Testing, Motorcycles, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, 2015-MY

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Chevrolet Ships 2015 Tahoe PPV to Agencies

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV courtesy of GM.

The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe rear-wheel pursuit vehicle and four-wheel special service vehicle have shipped to law enforcement agencies, General Motors has announced.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Chevrolet Tahoe, Mid-Size SUVs

August 19, 2014 - Press Release

Hyundai Construction Equipment Partners with Werk-Brau Attachments

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., announced its partnership with attachment manufacturer Werk-Brau to provide a wider array of attachment options to its customers.

Tags: Equipment attachments, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Promotes Two Connected-Car Technologies to Prevent Crashes

The agency releases a report assessing such connected-car applications as left turn assist and intersection movement assist, which could save as many as 1,083 lives annually, according to estimates.

Tags: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Connected Vehicle Technology, NHTSA, Association of Global Automakers, Wireless

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

Ky. City Spends $3.9M on CNG Refuse Trucks

Photo via City of Lexington

The City of Lexington took delivery of 11 new compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks. Each CNG truck is expected to save approximately $6,500 in fuel costs and preventive maintenance annually.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, City of Lexington

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

Ala. City Closes Body Shop, Outsources Work

The City of Montgomery, Ala., closes its city body shop and will outsource all city vehicle body work. The change is expected to save the city between $75,000 and $100,000 per year.

Tags: Outsourcing, Body Shops, City of Montgomery, Cost Cutting

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Transmissions, U.S. Department of Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Transit Connect Sales Rise 29 Percent

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect cargo van courtesy of Ford.

Sales of Ford's Transit Connect cargo van and wagon increased 27 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit Connect, Compact Vans, Passenger Vans, Cargo Vans, 2014-MY

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Chevrolet City Express Gets 24 MPG City

Photo courtesy of GM.

The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van has been rated to achieve 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined under U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Compact Vans, 2015-MY, Chevrolet City Express

August 14, 2014 - Press Release

Washington County Hiring Fleet Services Manager

Thurston County in Washington is looking to hire a fleet services manager for its fleet. The fleet services manager oversees 12 employees, an annual operating budget of $5 million, and an equipment replacement fund of nearly $12 million.

Tags: Hiring, Thurston County

August 13, 2014 - Press Release

Pure Electric Terminal Truck Successfully Tested

Photo courtesy of Orange EV

ITS Technologies & Logistics (ITS) and Orange EV announced the successful demonstration of Orange’s T-Series electric terminal truck. Terminal operators now have a viable zero-emission alternative to existing diesel terminal trucks.

Tags: Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks

August 13, 2014 - Industry News

Fatal Mont. Fire Truck Crash Caused By Mechanical Failure

A fiery crash involving a City of Three Forks (Mont.) fire truck and pickup truck that killed six was the result of a mechanical failure, investigators said.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Fire Trucks, Fatal Accidents

August 13, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Energy Fuels Reports 23% Rise In Natural Gas Deliveries

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels.

For the period April 1 to June 30, the company delivered the equivalent of 64.8 million gallons of fuel, up from 52.6 million gallons delivered in the same period a year ago.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, LNG Fueling Station, CNG Fueling Stations

August 13, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. City Issues RFP for Telematics System

The Burlingame (Calif.) Department of Public Works issued a request for proposal (RFP) for an automated fleet monitoring system for 78 vehicles.

Tags: RFP, City of Burlingame, Vehicle Tracking

August 13, 2014 - Industry News

Texas City Approves Take-Home Patrol Vehicles

Pictured is the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle. Photo courtesy of GM

The City of Odessa (Texas) Council has approved the Police Department’s $2.6 million take-home fleet program.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, City of Odessa, Police Vehicles, Chevrolet Tahoe

August 13, 2014 - Industry News

Traffic Fatalities Fall 4 Percent Through June

Road deaths caused by vehicle crashes fell 4 percent during the first half of 2014, according to the National Safety Council. From January to June, there were 16,180 traffic deaths on U.S. roads.

Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths

August 13, 2014 - Industry News

Ohio County Receives $454K Equipment Grant

The Scioto County (Ohio) Engineer’s Office has received a grant for more than $454,000 to replace its aging equipment. The funds will be used to purchase a semi tractor, three dump trucks, and an excavator.

Tags: Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Scioto County, Heavy Equipment

August 12, 2014 - Industry News

Propane Switch Saves Oregon Agency $25,000

The Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office switched 10 patrol vehicles to propane autogas in March 2013. Photo: Blue Star Gas

Less than a year and a half after converting its 10 patrol vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas, the Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office reports that it has saved $25,000 in fuel cost.

Tags: Polk County, Propane Autogas, Oregon, Blue Star Gas, Polk County Sheriff's Office

August 12, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Establishes Vehicle Safety Office

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Chrysler has set up a new office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Chrysler, Automotive Executives, Promotion

August 12, 2014 - Press Release

University of Washington Hiring Fleet Manager

Photo courtesy of UW.

The University of Washington has an available position for a fleet services manager in its Seattle campus location.

Tags: Hiring, University of Washington

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Cars.com Picks 2014 Ram 2500 HD As Top Three-Quarter-Ton Pickup

Photo of 2014 Ram 2500 HD courtesy of Chrysler.

The 2014 Ram 2500 HD has been picked as the winner of the Cars.com 3/4-ton heavy duty pickup challenge powered by PickupTrucks.com.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Ram 2500, Ram Truck, Towing, Class 2

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Nebraska County Considering Verizon Telematics System

The Gage County (Neb.) Board of Supervisors has begun considering Verizon's Networkfleet telematics system as a cost-savings measure for most of the county's vehicle fleet.

Tags: Elected Leaders, Verizon Networkfleet, Gage County, Vehicle Tracking

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Louisiana City to Convert 35 Police Cars to CNG

The Bossier City (La.) Police Department is adding 35 new police vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions to its fleet for a cost of approximately $1.5 million.

Tags: CNG Conversions, City of Bossier, Alternative Fuels

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Helicopter Sale Brings N.J. County Auction Total to $2.6M

A recent Monmouth County, N.J., surplus property auction brought in $2.69 million, bolstered by the sale of a Jet Ranger helicopter that sold for $421,000.

Tags: Monmouth County, Online Auctions, Helicoptor, Aircraft

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