April 24, 2015 - Industry News
The Tuscon (Ariz.) Police Department hopes to replace about 40 of its patrol cars this year to address an aging fleet with more than half of the vehicles showing more than 80,000 miles on the odometer.
Tags: Aging Fleet, City of Tucson, Replacement Cycles
April 24, 2015 - Press Release
Isuzu Commercial Truck has reached a sales milestone for its gasoline-powered NPR cabovers, by producing number 20,000 earlier this week.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Isuzu, Class 4
The Orange County (Fla.) Property Appraiser’s office (OCPA) has switched from mileage reimbursements to county-owned vehicles, acquiring 30 new Toyota Prius vehicles for staff members.
Tags: Reimbursement, Toyota Prius, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Enterprise Fleet Management
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Crash Tests, Ford, 2015-MY, NHTSA
April 23, 2015 - Press Release
Three CEI Group Inc. (CEI) appraisers have completed a one-day review of aluminum repairs on the 2015 F-150 pickup truck at Ford's corporate campus.
Tags: Ford F-150, Collision Repair, CEI Group, Aluminum, Appraisers
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."
Tags: Ford F-150, AAA, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500
Owners of hybrid and battery-electric vehicles are trading in their alternative fuel vehicles for gasoline powered vehicles, according to new research from Edmunds.com.
Tags: Edmunds.com, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Federal fleet managers plan to add compressed natural gas (CNG) pickups, implement car-sharing, and establish a short-term rental program to increase fleet utilization, a GSA fleet director has announced.
Tags: Bi-Fuel CNG, GSA, Federal Fleet, Car Sharing, Motor Pools
April 22, 2015 - Press Release
Omnicomm has released a cloud-based mobile application for its Omnicomm Online that allows fleet owners to manage their fleet remotely and look at a variety of reports. The app is available for both iOS and Android platforms.
Tags: Mobile Apps, Cloud-Based Technology, Oil Drain Intervals
The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.
Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, Ford, Nissan, Freightliner, FCA US, Vehicle Modifiers
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Oak Ridge Electric Department has acquired a new plug-in hybrid bucket truck to reduce noise and increase fuel efficiency, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Tennessee, Bucket Trucks
This winter's storms pushed the cost of snow removal in New Hampshire to $9.2 million, a tab incurred by the Department of Transportation that led to a raid on the fund that pays for road and bridge repair and maintenance.
Tags: DOT, Snow Removal, New Hampshire
Three Clean Cities Coalitions kicked off its efforts to promote more sustainable efforts from local police departments by hosting a Police Alternative Fuel Summit in Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Tags: Chicago, Police Fleets, South Shore Clean Cities, Wisconsin Clean Cities, Chicago Area Clean Cities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.
Tags: EPA, Penske Truck Leasing, Emissions Reduction, Awards, Sonoma County, California, Alternative Fuels
April 20, 2015 - Industry News
Rural roads can pose a variety of hazards. Here's some advice, from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, you can pass along to fleet drivers.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, NHTSA, Ohio Department of Public Safety
Government Fleet has announced three finalists for the 2015 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award: Michael Brennan, Bill Griffiths, and Kelly Reagan.
Tags: Recognition, Montgomery County, City of Columbus, Manatee County, Fleet Manager of the Year, The Honors Celebration
Caltrans has set a goal to reduce emissions caused by its operations, including its fleet, by 20% during the decade ending in 2020, the state agency has announced.
Tags: Caltrans, State Fleet, Emissions Reduction
Nominations are open for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency. The awards will be presented at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif.
Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo
April 17, 2015 - Industry News
Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) staff are heading out for the event’s second Road Show, this time in Denver. The tour will take place April 20-22.
Tags: City and County of Denver, GFX Road Show, GFX 2015
Dennis Hogan, CAFM, CPFP, fleet services manager for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be assuming the role of director of fleet maintenance for a private fleet effective April 27.
Tags: Appointments, City of Cedar Rapids, Resignations
Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company have opened an E-85 station in Calimesa, Calif., and will open 13 fueling stations featuring the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend throughout Southern California over a 13-month period, the companies announced.
Tags: Ethanol, California, Ethanol Fueling Stations, Flex Fuel Vehicles, E-85
Michigan would roll out a telematics initiative for 120 vehicle in the state fleet, under legislation introduced by state legislators.
Tags: GPS, Michigan, Vehicle Tracking, Elected Leaders
April 16, 2015 - Industry News
The battery-electric BMW i3 has topped Kelly Blue Book's list of the top 10 green cars for 2015 for the second year in a row, KBB.com has announced.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, BMW i3, CAFE Standards, 2015-MY
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5 billion to ensure highway-infrastructure spending is funded for exactly 1.7 years.
Tags: Congress, Fuel Tax, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, Infrastructure Funding
April 15, 2015 - Industry News
A San Francisco supervisor is drafting a plan to require telematics on every vehicle that could reach the board in June for a vote.
Tags: San Francisco, Elected Leaders, Driver Safety
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