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December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Ships 2015 F-150 Trucks to Dealers

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has shipped more than 8,000 2015 F-150 pickup trucks to dealers, and the trucks should arrive in the next few days at dealers across the country.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Order-to-Delivery Times, Vehicle Transportation, Ford, Dealers, 2015-MY

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Fort Wayne Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, Larry Campbell, CPFP, fleet management director for the City of Fort Wayne, Ind., discusses the computerization of fleet management, keeping a good professional reputation, and thinking before speaking.

Tags: City of Fort Wayne, Knowledge Sharing Videos

December 10, 2014 - Industry News

Celebrate Your Fleet’s Success & Win an iPhone® 6

Sponsored by Ford Commercial Vehicles

For the annual 12 Days of Ford Commercial Vehicle Fleets, you have multiple chances to win an Apple® iPhone 6 for the holidays from now until Dec. 23.

Tags: Ford

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Mich. County Doubles Price for City's Police Maintenance

Saginaw County, Mich., has increased the cost of a maintenance contract with the City of Saginaw under a cooperative agreement causing the city to pay twice as much as first negotiated.

Tags: County of Saginaw, Outsourcing, Police Vehicles

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Ohio City Approves $1.1M Fleet Upgrade

The City of Springfield, Ohio, will spend $1.1 million in 2015 to upgrade its aging fleet of vehicles by adding police cruisers, investigation bureau vehicles, snow plows, and possibly a fire engine.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Purchasing, Dump Trucks

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Pa. County Pursuing Wide-Ranging Leasing Plan

Westmoreland County, Pa., could begin selling off as many as two-thirds of its fleet vehicles in favor of a leasing contract to reduce spiraling maintenance costs.

Tags: Westmorland County, Enterprise Fleet Management, Elected Leaders

December 21, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Downed Power Lines

Downed power lines pose unique road hazards. Here are safety tips from PG&E and Southern California Edison.  

Tags: Southern California Edison, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

December 19, 2014 - Press Release

Ford Ensures Parts Availability for New Models

Since 2002, Ford has successfully ensured that nearly 100% of all new service and maintenance parts associated with new model launches are available when vehicles hit showroom floors.

Tags: Ford, OEM Parts, Parts Management

December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Santa Monica Fleet Manager Retires


Rick Sikes, fleet superintendent for the City of Santa Monica, Calif., has announced he is retiring after more than 35 years in fleet management. His last day is December 26.

Tags: Retirement, City of Santa Monica, Alternative Fuels, NAFA

December 19, 2014 - Press Release

Vehicle Lift Manufacturers Help Inspectors Become Certified

ALI Lift Inspector Certification program candidates inspect a heavy-duty two-post lift at the Regional Transportation Center in Las Vegas as part of the Five Days to Victory accelerated certification program organized by several ALI member manufacturers in November. Photo courtesy of ALI

To help accelerate the process and fill the need for Certified Lift Inspectors, ALI member manufacturers came together to hold a five-day “all-in-one” training, testing, and practical inspection event in Las Vegas Nov. 3-6, 2014.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, lift inspector, ALI Lift Institute

December 19, 2014 - Press Release

Onspot Announces 31 Global Distributors

Onspot of North America and VBG Group of Sweden (owner of the Onspot trademarks, designs, and products) have announced the new global list of Onspot distributors that now include 31 distributors in 26 countries.

Tags: Winter Driving, Tires, Onspot, Tire Chains, Sweden

December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. Sheriff Takes Delivery of First Tahoe PPVs

Photo courtesy of GM.

The Ventura County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department is among the first law enforcement fleets to take delivery of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, as the agency transitions from discontinued Ford Crown Vics.

Tags: Ventura County, Police Vehicles, Chevrolet Tahoe, General Motors

December 18, 2014 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group to Open St. Louis Facility

Photo: The Auto Truck Group

The Auto Truck Group has announced that it will be opening a new work truck and commercial van upfitting and manufacturing facility later this month. Shipping will begin on January 5, 2015 from the facility located at 21 Elaine Drive, O'Fallon, Missouri.

Tags: Upfitting, St. Louis, Ship Thru, Auto Truck Group

December 18, 2014 - Industry News

Federal Legislation Boosts Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles, and equipment.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, U.S. Congress, EPA, Legislation, Federal Grants

December 18, 2014 - Industry News

Terex Recalls Work Platforms for Fire Risk

The units may not have enough structural support for the fuel tank, which could eventually result in contact between the tank and trailer axle.

Tags: Terex, Recalls, Utility Fleets, NHTSA, Construction Fleets, Aerial Work Platform

December 17, 2014 - Industry News

Indiana DOT Adds Two-Lane Tow Plows

Photo via INDOT/Twitter.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has added six new tow plows to its statewide winter arsenal. A tow plow allows one plow truck and driver to clear two lanes at once.

Tags: Snow Plow, Indiana, State Fleet, DOT, Winter Equipment

December 17, 2014 - Industry News

Kansas City Opens First Public CNG Station

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy

The City of Kansas City, Mo., opened its fifth fast-fill CNG fueling station, but it is the first open to the public.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, City of Kansas City, CNG Fueling Stations

December 17, 2014 - Industry News

Milwaukee Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

Jeff Tews CPFP, fleet operations manager for City of Milwaukee, Wis., discusses what new fleet managers need to know before making operational changes, tips for technicians, and building credibility.

Tags: Knowledge Sharing Videos, City of Milwaukee, Natural Gas Vehicles

December 17, 2014 - Industry News

Los Angeles Utility Deploys Plug-In Electric Bucket Truck

Photo courtesy of Odyne.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has put into service the first Odyne Systems plug-in system equipped bucket truck in California.

Tags: City of Los Angeles, Utility Fleets, Odyne Systems, Bucket Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 17, 2014 - Press Release

Canadian City Signs $2.1M Telematics Contract

Photo via Flickr/Will Merydith.

The City of Mississauga in Ontario, Canada, has signed a CAD $2.1 million contract extension with Webtech Wireless to deploy telematics on its winter vehicles.

Tags: WebTech Wireless, Winter Equipment, Canada

December 17, 2014 - Industry News

Vincentric: ProMaster Van Leads TCO Among Diesels

Photo of ProMaster courtesy of FCA US.

The diesel-powered Chrysler ProMaster full-size van was the only non-luxury diesel expected to deliver a lower total cost of ownership than its gasoline counterpart in a Vincentric study that evaluated 35 diesels.

Tags: Vincentric, Total Cost of Ownership, Diesel Engines

December 16, 2014 - Industry News

FCA US, Ford to Recall Vehicles for Air Bag Controls

The recalls will affect more than 1 million vehicles equipped with restraint control modules manufactured by Robert Bosch LLC.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Air Bags, NHTSA, FCA US, Bosch

December 16, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Group Changes Name to FCA US

Photo via Wikimedia.

The Chrysler Group has changed its official name change to FCA US, the company announced on Dec. 16.

Tags: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

December 16, 2014 - Industry News

ProMaster City Vans Built in Turkey with U.S Powertrains

ProMaster City is a beefed-up, Americanized version of the Fiat Doblo van.

Major components for the new Ram ProMaster City compact vans will cross the seas twice as part of assembly plans involving Europe, Eurasia and North America, Ram Commercial Truck executives said.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, Turkey

December 15, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Flood Response

Here are some driver safety tips to help fleet drivers when flood conditions pose a threat.

Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Weather, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, NHTSA

December 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ore. Utility Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video Series

In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet supervisor for Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB), Ore., discusses time management when juggling multiple projects and moving cautiously when making big changes.

Tags: Eugene Water & Electric Board, Knowledge Sharing Videos

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