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September 22, 2014 - Industry News

Fiat, Mitsubishi May Develop Mid-Size Pickup

The Mitsubishi L200 truck. (PHOTO: Mitsubishi)

Fiat Group Automobiles and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announce that they have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning the possibility to develop and manufacture a mid-size pick-up truck.

Tags: Fiat, Mitsubishi Motors, Mid-Size Pickups

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

Ballot Open for Green Car, Truck of the Year Awards

Green Fleet Magazine, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, will present the first-ever Green Fleet Car of the Year and the Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards at the Connected Car Expo. Vote today!

Tags: Green Car of the Year, L.A. Auto Show, Green Truck of the Year, Green Fleet Magazine

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

Green Fleet Magazine Relaunches Website

Screenshot via GreenFleetMagazine.com.

Green Fleet Magazine has updated its website with a fresh, more user-friendly design that better organizes content for fleet readers wanting to research alternative fuels, grants, legislation, and operational topics.

Tags: Green Fleet Magazine, Online Tool

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

Rocky Mountain Fleet Board Members Announced

Vince Lorefice, public works director, Town of Wickenburg, Ariz., won the general election for president‐elect. Photo courtesy of RMFMA.

The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) recently announced new board members and winners of its annual awards at its Fleetcon event earlier this month.

Tags: Recognition, RMFMA, Associations, Fleetcon

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

New Florida Association Officers Announced at Fall Conference

2014-2015 FLAGFA officers pictured are: (back row, left to right) Sean Williams, vice-president; Daryl Greenlee, treasurer; (front row, left to right): Gary McLean, secretary; and Tim Calhoun, president.

Tim Calhoun of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, has been elected president of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA). The vice president, treasurer, and secretary positions were also announced.

Tags: FLAGFA, Associations, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

GM Releases Payload Ratings for Mid-Size Pickups

Photo of 2015 GMC Canyon courtesy of GM.

General Motors' new mid-size pickup trucks will offer slightly different payload ratings because the two vehicles have different curb weights, GM has announced.

Tags: Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Mid-Size Pickups, Payload

September 21, 2014 - Industry News

Last Week to Submit GFX 2015 Session Topics

A packed session at GFX 2014. Photo by Vince Taroc

The Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) is accepting speaker submissions for the 2015 conference, which will take place June 8-11 in Denver. The deadline to submit session ideas is Sept. 26.

Tags: GFX, Industry Event

September 19, 2014 - Industry News

Ariz. City to Build Its First CNG Station

The City of Gilbert, Ariz., will be constructing its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, which will be able to fuel up to 70 CNG trucks within eight hours.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, ET Environmental, City of Gilbert

September 19, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler's Ram Gamble Pays Off

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler's gamble to spin off its pickup truck division at the tail end of the recession has paid off, as the company has increased its market share of the pickup market by 10 percent since creating the Ram Truck division, reports the New York Times.

Tags: Ram Truck, Chrysler, Automotive Executives, Pickup Trucks

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Offers Surveillance Mode for Competitor Vehicles

Photo of Police Interceptor sedan courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer its surveillance mode first introduced on the 2014 Police Interceptor sedan and utility to government fleets for use on competitive vehicles and military applications.

Tags: Driver Safety, Ford, Police Vehicle Accessories, InterMotive

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

New Commercial Vans Offer Improved Residual Value

Ram ProMaster: Photo by Vince Taroc.

A lineup of new full-size commercial vans from Chrysler/Ram, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz will deliver significantly higher residual value that their counterparts from previous generations, according to ALG’s latest industry projection.

Tags: Residual Values, ALG, Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Transit Offers Significant Fuel Economy Improvement Over E-Series

Photo by Tim Crowley.

Ford's 2015 Transit full-size van offers a significant improvement in fuel economy when compared to the outgoing E-Series van it's replacing, according to the company and U.S. EPA.

September 17, 2014 - Press Release

GreenTech Automotive Completes New Plant

GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer of environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss.

Tags: GreenTech Automotive, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Production

September 17, 2014 - Press Release

Ohio University Improves Fleet Utilization to Cut Costs

A new Ohio University-based initiative to increase vehicle sharing and dramatically reduce costs will be helped by the FleetCommander Web-based fleet system.

Tags: Carsharing, Utilization, Agile Access Control Inc., FleetCommander, Ohio University

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

Chicago Debuts First All-Electric Refuse Vehicle

Photo courtesy of Motiv.

The City of Chicago has added what is believed to be the first all-electric garbage truck in North America. The Motiv Electric Refuse Vehicle is being used on different residential refuse and recycling routes of up to 60 miles.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, City of Chicago, Motiv Power Systems, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 16, 2014 - Industry News

Ga. Police Using Ford F-150s for Patrol

One of the new Ford F-150 trucks. Photo via SMPD

The St. Marys (Ga.) Police Department has purchased five new Ford F-150 pickup trucks for its fleet and says the trucks have "the ability to perform all of the duties of a patrol vehicle."

Tags: Ford F-150, Police Vehicles, Dodge Charger, Pickup Trucks

September 16, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. County Hires New Fleet Manager

Bednar

After 30 years in fleet management in the state of Washington, Peter Bednar joined Ventura County, Calif., on July 21 as its fleet operations manager.

Tags: Ventura County, New Hire, Thurston County

September 16, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt Launches Right-Hand Stand-Up Model 320

The redesigned Model 320 was introduced in 2014 with an entirely new ProBilt interior that features enhanced fit and finish and numerous updates that improve operator comfort, productivity, and safety. (PHOTO: Peterbilt)

As side-loader collection vehicles continue to gain popularity in residential refuse applications, Peterbilt Motors Company announced a new right-hand stand-up configuration of its recently redesigned low-cab forward Model 320.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Trucks, Model 320

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Offer Pair of Cutaway Van Models Through 2019

Photo of Transit cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer cutaway van models of its E-Series as well as its Transit, but doesn't view the move as competing with itself, because the offerings compete in different weight classes.

Tags: Cutaway Vans, Ford Transit, Ford, Ford E-450

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

Knoxville's Fleet Operations Benefits from Budget Surplus

A $4.3-million budget surplus will allow the City of Knoxville (Tenn.) to incorporate its fleet services and operations department into a new Public Works complex.

Tags: City of Knoxville, Elected Leaders, Public Works

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

Lexington Fire Dept. Receives $5.3M for Its Emergency Fleet

Photo via City of Lexington

The Lexington City Council has awarded $5.3 million to its fire department for new ambulances, ladders and engines. The new equipment will be dispersed to 10 out of the 23 stations in the city.

Tags: Fire Equipment, Ambulances, City of Lexington, Emergency Response Vehicles

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

Va. City's Police Fleet Upgrade Shortens Lifecycle

Screenshot via WVIR.

The Charlottesville (Va.) City Council is expected to approve 10 new police vehicles and the needed equipment at a Sept. 15 meeting to allow the police department to remain on its three-year fleet replacement cycle.

Tags: Lifecycle Costs, Vehicle Replacement, City of Charlottesville

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

Electric Truck Maker Shuts Down Production

One of Boulder Electric Vehicles' models on display in May 2013 during the Southeastern High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum. Photo: Evan Lockridge

One company that made medium-duty electrically powered trucks has ended production, but says it has not gone away entirely.

Tags: Boulder Electric Vehicle, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 12, 2014 - Press Release

Hilco to Sell Detroit's Surplus Municipal Vehicles

The City of Detroit has awarded Hilco Industrial a contract to manage the sale of the city’s surplus transportation, rolling stock and public utility maintenance vehicles.

Tags: Surplus Vehicles, City of Detroit, Hilco Industries

September 12, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. Hits Record Sales for EVs

Photo via Wikimedia

More than 100,000 zero-emission vehicles now travel the roads of California, according to a survey from the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California Air Resources Board, Battery-Electric Vehicles, NRG Energy, Zero-Emission Vehicles

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