Government Fleet News

Safety Tip: Dealing With Headlight Glare

In the view of some drivers, this problem has grown much worse. Here's some advice from AAA as well as news about upcoming technology that might help.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Tests 2017 Super Duty with Aftermarket Equipment

Ford has tested the 2017 F-Series Super Duty truck to ensure that it can perform while equipped with popular aftermarket equipment fitted to its cargo box.

Albuquerque Investing $33M in Refuse Trucks

The City of Albuquerque is rolling out an aggressive vehicle replacement plan for its refuse fleet to add 397 vehicles over a 10-year period, the city announced.

SCDOT Suffers Minimal Fleet Damage From Flooding

The minimal damage South Carolina Department of Transportation’s fleet sustained will help it continue repairs on flood-stricken roads.

Chris Urmson Photo: U.S. DOT

DOT to Host Self-Driving Vehicle Talk with Google Expert

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a talk on self-driving vehicles with the director of Google’s Self-Driving Car Program, Chris Urmson.

Photo courtesy of Connecticut DOT.

Conn. Adds 100+ Plow Trucks for Coming Winter

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has added 114 new snowplow trucks to battle the winter season that will replace aging equipment that was prone to breaking down.

Okla. Sheriff Adds 'In God We Trust' to Vehicles

The Creek County (Okla.) Sheriff's Office is adding "In God We Trust" to its detective and deputy vehicles as a patriotic rather than religious act, Sheriff John Davis told News9.

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Tenn. City Falls $6M Behind on Fleet Replacements

The City of Maryville, Tenn., will need $1.5 million per year over the next 20 years to catch up to a regular replacement schedule.

Photo of 2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum by Thi Dao.

Ford Shows 2017 Super Duty Trucks in L.A.

Ford gave an early glimpse of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by showing a white F-450 Platinum dual-rear-wheel pickup and F-350 King Ranch.

Diesel Hits Yearly Low Heading Into Thanksgiving Week

Diesel and gasoline prices decreased across the country in the week before Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Registration Opens for 2016 Lytx Driver, Coach Awards

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video-based driver safety and compliance solutions, has opened entries for its annual "Driver of the Year" and "Coach of the Year" awards, the company has announced.

AEMP Releases New Text: Telematics for Fleet Managers

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals Education Foundation (AEMPF) has released a how-to book for fleets seeking the correct methods to integrate and adopt telematics into their fleet operations.

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Feds Acquire Electric Utility Vehicles for Washington Dam

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has acquired 27 battery-electric utility vehicles to help reduce fuel costs and emissions.

The conference included educational sessions with various speakers. Click on the image to view more photos. Photo courtesy of OPMFA

Okla. Fleet Association Expands Second Annual Convention

The Oklahoma Public Fleet Managers Association's second annual convention in October brought together 200 fleet professionals from 80 fleet and service organizations.

Highway Users Rank America's Worst 50 Traffic Bottlenecks

The worst traffic bottleneck in the country is in Chicago, Ill., according to a new study by the American Highway Users Alliance -- and Los Angeles owns the next six of the top 10.

Salt Lake County's new CNG fueling station will be used to fuel up its refuse trucks. Photo courtesy of Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Opens CNG Station

Salt Lake County, Utah, has opened a time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station that will allow it to reduce fuel costs and improve driver efficiency.

Video Tip: Driving Safely in High Winds

Some parts of the country have experienced high winds in recent days. Here's some advice from Ford and esurance on how to drive safely in such conditions.

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EPA Expected to Reduce Ethanol Fuel Blend

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reduce the amount of ethanol that's blended into the nation's gasoline by at least 15% when it finalizes its proposal by Nov. 30.

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Drug Smugglers Arrested With Fake Water District Truck

Border Patrol agents arrested two men attempting to smuggle more than 674 pounds of marijuana through the Calexico checkpoint with a fake Imperial Irrigation District work truck.

Infographic courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Drugged Driving Suit Simulates Hazards

Ford is demonstrating the dangers of driving while under the influence of illegal street drugs with its Drugged Driving Suit, which simulates impairments caused by the use of cannabis, cocaine, heroin, and MDMA (Ecstasy).

Photo courtesy of ROEV.

Group to Streamline Access to EV Charging

BMW and Nissan have formed a coalition with three EV charging network that would allow a driver to use a single EV charging network account to access CarCharging/Blink, ChargePoint, and NRG EVgo stations.

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Two More Weeks for Congress to Work on Highway Bill

Congress has another two weeks to work on finishing up a highway bill, as President Obama Friday signed a bill extending federal transportation funding through Dec. 4. It was due to expire Friday night.

Teaser sketch of the fuel-cell Colorado courtesy of Chevrolet.

GM, U.S. Army to Test Hydrogen-Powered Colorado Truck

General Motors and the U.S. Army will test out a hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Colorado pickup to see if it can withstand the extremes of daily military use, the automaker has announced.

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado (such as the one above with a service body upfit) and GMC Sierra will be available with a box delete option.Photo: GM

GM Offers Box Delete Option on 1500 Trucks

General Motors is making a box delete option available to fleet and retail customers on its 1500 two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive Regular Cab Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

Photo of Japanese-Spec Honda Clarity Fuel Cell by Paul Clinton.

Honda Shows Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan

Honda will begin delivering its Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in late 2016 through select California dealers, while unveiling the car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.