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August 29, 2014 - Industry News

City of Austin Attains Fleet Certification

The City of Austin’s Fleet Services Department is the most recent fleet to receive the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification this August.

Tags: CFMO, City of Austin, GFMA, Fleet Certification

August 29, 2014 - Press Release

Parker Hannifin Hybrid System Qualifies for Texas Clean Fleet Program

The Texas Clean Fleet Program provides incentives for the purchasing of an alternative fuel or hybrid vehicle to owners of municipal fleets to replace diesel-powered vehicles.

Tags: Texas, Hydraulic Hybrid, Parker Hannifin, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 29, 2014 - Industry News

S.C. County to Replace One-Third of Fire Fleet

Horry County (S.C.) Fire/Rescue is replacing one-third of its fire fleet by purchasing $7.7 million worth of pumpers, ladders trucks, and tankers.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Fire Equipment, Horry County

August 29, 2014 - Industry News

$27M in Air Quality Grants Given to Tenn.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan accepts CMAQ Grant check. Photo via Clarksville Online

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will distribute $27 million in federal grant money to local public agencies to reduce congestion and improve air quality, Commissioner John Schroer has announced.

Tags: Tennessee, Federal Grants, Class 8, Utility Fleets, CNG Conversions

August 29, 2014 - Industry News

Group Warns Fleets to Prep CNG Trucks for Winter

Photo via Wikipedia Commons.

The Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) has issued a warning addressing potential hazards for CNG dispensers with winter temperatures.

Tags: Clean Vehicle Education Foundation, Winter Driving, CNG Fueling Stations, Natural Gas Vehicles

August 29, 2014 - Industry News

N.Y. Municipality to Outsource Ambulance Service

The City of Lockport, N.Y., will sell off its two ambulances and reduce fire department staffing, while handing over ambulance service to a private company in a cost-cutting move.

Tags: Outsourcing, Ambulances, Emergency Response Vehicles

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Tahoe, Suburban Add LTE Connectivity

2015-MY Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban (PHOTO: General Motors)

General Motors is adding OnStar 4G LTE with a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging capability, and a hands-free lift-gate to the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban starting in October.

Tags: Chevrolet, OnStar, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, 2015-MY

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Biodiesel Producers Say Delay in Biofuel Mandate Harms Industry

Photo via Propel Fuels

After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.

Tags: Biodiesel, Renewable Energy Group, EPA, Biofuels

August 28, 2014 - Press Release

Veeder-Root Acquires FuelQuest

Veeder-Root's acquisition of FuelQuest allows the company to provide an end-to-end solution for fuel management.

Tags: FuelQuest, Acquisition, Veeder-Root

August 27, 2014 - Industry News

CNG, LNG Sales Surge in Texas

File photo

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) are surging in Texas, as measured by sharp increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller's office.

Tags: Taxes, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG

August 27, 2014 - Press Release

Calif. Association to Hold Procurement Forum

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), a public fleet association based in Southern California, will be holding its Fleet & Procurement Services forum on Sept. 18.

Tags: MEMA, Industry Event, Associations

August 27, 2014 - Industry News

Mo. City Opens Public Access CNG Station

The City of Columbia, Mo., hosted a dedication and grant opening event for its compressed natural gas (CNG) station today. The station will provide CNG to public and private fleets as well as the general public.

Tags: CNG Conversions, City of Columbia, CNG Fueling Stations

August 27, 2014 - Industry News

Obama Orders Review of Police Military Surplus

File photo

President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the federal program that allows local police departments to acquire surplus military equipment.

Tags: Military Surplus, Armored Vehicles, President Obama

August 27, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Probing Reported Defect in Police Interceptors

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The federal agency's investigative office responds to a police department's report of 13 brake hose failures involving 11 2013-MY Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles.

Tags: Police Fleets, 2013-MY, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, NHTSA, SUVs

August 26, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Improves F-150's Aerodynamic Efficiency

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford engineers have implemented several improvements to the 2015 F-150 pickup truck that should improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle and improve fuel efficiency, according to Ford.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aerodynamics

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

2015 F-150s With Special Fleet Requirements to Arrive in February

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

Fleets who order special versions of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup truck can expect to receive their vehicles in February, following the arrival of more standard versions later this year.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, 2015-MY, Order to Delivery

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Ram Boosts Torque on 2015 Heavy-Duty Models

2015-MY Ram 3500 (PHOTO: Chrysler)

Ram 3500 models will offer increased torque ratings of 865 lb.-ft. and an increased payload of 7,390 pounds, while maintaining a maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds.

Tags: Cummins, Ram Truck, Aisin, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, 2015-MY

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Ames, Iowa Names Fleet Director

Photo via City of Ames.

The City of Ames, Iowa, named Corey Mellies as its new fleet services director following the retirement of Paul Hinderaker. Mellies will begin on Sept. 2.

Tags: Retirement, City of Ames, Promotion

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

NAFA Announces New CAFM Graduates

The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced that six public-sector fleet professionals are among those who have recently earned the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation.

Tags: NAFA, CAFM, certification, Continuing Education

August 22, 2014 - Industry News

City of Little Rock Adds 12 CNG Trucks

These CNG Ram 2500 trucks are being used by the city's Department of Housing and Neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of City of Little Rock.

The City of Little Rock's latest investments in CNG include three truck conversions and the purchase of nine Ram and Ford trucks.

Tags: City of Little Rock, Ram 2500 CNG, CNG Conversions, CNG

August 22, 2014 - Industry News

Michigan State Police to Test 2015-MY Vehicles

Photo courtesy of MSP.

The Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit will test 22 2015 model-year vehicles, including 10 sedans, eight motorcycles, and four SUVs.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Michigan State Police, 2015-MY

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Call for Abstracts Opens for 2015 GFX

The Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference, which will take place June 8-11, 2015 in Denver.

Tags: GFX, Industry Event

August 21, 2014 - Press Release

Adrian Steel Releases Ford Transit Packages

Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Company has released its new line of upfit products for Ford's 2015 Transit van that include shelving, partitions, ladder racks, and trade packages for the low-, medium-, and high-roof versions.

Tags: Ford Transit, Adrian Steel, Upfitting Vans

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

GM's 2015-MY Large SUVs Meet Towing Standard

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

As the Detroit automakers begin rolling out pickup trucks that meet a new SAE towing standard, General Motors has extended the standard to its redesigned full-size SUVs for the 2015 model year.

Tags: Chevrolet Tahoe, Towing, General Motors, Chevrolet Suburban, Large SUVs, 2015-MY

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Westport's 2015-MY CNG Trucks

Photo: Westport

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified dedicated CNG versions of Ford's E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-59 equipped with the Westport WiNG Power System and 6.8L V-10 engine.

Tags: EPA, Ford F-Series, Ford E-Series, Westport WiNG, Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG

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