November 26, 2014 - Industry News
The vehicles should finish the year as the only category that will increase in residual value, while the broader market should depreciate more than 12 percent.
Tags: Full-Size Vans, Depreciation, Black Book
November 26, 2014 - Press Release
Auto Truck Group and Ford Commercial Vehicles donated a fully upfitted 2015 Ford Expedition SSV unit to the Mt. Eden, Ky., volunteer fire department after a fire at the station caused more than $1 million in damage.
Tags: Auto Truck Group, Fire Equipment, Donation
The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), National IPA, and The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) announced the formation of a group promising to uphold ethics in procurement and respect among cooperatives and user groups.
Tags: NJPA, National IPA, Cooperative Procurement, TCPN
November 25, 2014 - Industry News
The City of El Paso, Texas, has added 29 new Dodge Charger Pursuit patrol cars and three Dodge sport utility vehicles with a new color scheme to replace aging Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.
Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Color, City of El Paso, Dodge Charger
The City of Shelton, Conn., has reached agreements with several local repair garages on a set labor rate of $60 for outsourced work.
Tags: Outsourcing, Labor Rates, Public Works
Chuck Forman, rebuild and fleet services manager for the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD), has announced he is retiring on Dec. 12.
Tags: Retirement, Orange County Sanitation District, Sanitation
November 24, 2014 - Press Release
The U.S. Bank Voyager Network is adding 35 new locations in Florida, following Network merchant Monro Muffler Brake’s acquisition of The Tire Choice.
Tags: U.S. Bank, Tires, Fuel Cards
November 24, 2014 - Industry News
Miami-Dade County, Fla., has placed its third order for Autocar E3 hybrid refuse trucks. This purchase of 29 vehicles brings the total hybrid refuse fleet to 64.
Tags: Parker Hannifin, Miami Dade County, Hydraulic Hybrid, Refuse Trucks
With rain forecast this week for many areas, this is a good time for fleet drivers to review safety measures for wet weather driving.
Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Weather, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
The City of West Palm Beach (Fla.) has a new policy banning idling of city utility vehicles for more than five minutes. The new rule takes effect today.
Tags: Utility Fleets, City of West Palm Beach, Anti-Idling, Fleet Policy
Of the three top-selling full-size pickup truck contenders, Ram has won the Motor Trend 2015 half-ton truck shootout, Ram has announced.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Awards, Vehicle Testing
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
Ford's redesigned 2015 F-150 pickup truck was named the 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year by fleet managers from across all industries and fleet sizes.
Tags: Ford F-150, Fleet Truck of the Year, Ford, Awards, 2015-MY
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze captured the most votes among 48 cars selected for this year's competition. This is the first time the Cruze has received the annual award.
Tags: Fleet Car of the Year, Chevrolet Cruze, General Motors, Awards, 2015-MY
Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Fuel Economy, Ford, Aluminum, 2015-MY
November 21, 2014 - Press Release
The Solid Waste Authority of Ohio (SWACO) hosted the final member meeting in 2014 for the Ohio chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA-OH) on Nov. 20.
Tags: Associations, RNG, MEMA, Natural Gas
November 21, 2014 - Product News
Mahindra USA and Intimidator Inc. will introduce a line of utility vehicles early next year.
Tags: Utility Vehicle, Mahindra Group
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
Chevrolet introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept for off-road use, which included the new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine that will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Colorado, Concept Vehicles, Off-Road Vehicles, General Motors
Bobit Business Media, publisher of "Automotive Fleet" and "Green Fleet" magazines, awarded its inaugural Green Fleet Car and Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards to the Ford Fusion Energi and Toyota Highlander Hybrid during a ceremony November 20 at the L.A. Auto Show.
Tags: Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi, Awards, L.A. Auto Show
Chevrolet has added a series of user-friendly features to the charging system of the next-generation Volt that will allow owners to pre-set charging levels based on location and departure times.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Volt, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, EV Charging
For 2016, Ford has updated the Explorer mid-size SUV by giving it a more rugged look than the previous model and adding a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine to replace the former base 2.0-liter engine.
Tags: Ford Explorer, EcoBoost, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, L.A. Auto Show, Mid-Cycle Refresh, Engines
The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that four public works fleet professionals recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional credential.
Tags: APWA, Certification, CPFP, Staff Training, Public Works
November 20, 2014 - Press Release
This new section serves as an additional channel for customers to get helpful information and answers so they can get the most out of their diagnostic tools.
November 19, 2014 - Industry News
The City of Buckeye, Ariz., recently obtained its Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification following a multi-year transformation that allowed the division to become more accountable.
Tags: Certification Program, GFMA, CFMO, City of Buckeye
The City of Redlands, Calif., has expanded its alternative fueling station at its corporate yard with the addition of new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel dispensers. The expansion cost $222,604.
Tags: Grant Funding, LNG Fueling Station, CNG Fueling Stations, Fuel Station Expansion
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
The District of Columbia took delivery of six new pumper engines this month as part of $34 million investment to improve its emergency response fleet. Four additional pumpers are expected be delivered this year.
Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Fire Equipment, District of Columbia
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