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Kenworth Continues Government Sales Program

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6-8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

Photo of BMW i3 hatchbacks courtesy of City of Los Angeles

LAPD’s Battery-Electric BMWs Appear Barely Used

Two years after the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) decided to lease 100 battery-electric BMW i3 hatchbacks, those vehicles have been barely used, according to a local news report.

The 2018 Government Fleet Expo & Conference includes more than 14 educational sessions for attendees. Photo by Natalia King

GFX Announces Educational Sessions

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) has announced the training sessions for this year’s conference in June. Educational programming will feature 14 full sessions, with additional shorter sessions focusing on technology.

Photo of Ford Expedition courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs for Windows

The safety compliance recall covers 361 2018-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Agencies purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles must have compliant maintenance facilities.  Photo via public domain

Ind. City Unveils New CNG Station and Maintenance Garage

The City of Hobart, Ind., celebrated the opening of a new time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, and showcased its new CNG-compliant fleet maintenance garage.

N.Y. Town Renews Fleet Tracking Contract

Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS) announced that the Town of Riverhead, N.Y., has renewed its fleet tracking contract and is continuing to see an increase in savings.

Photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

2019 Silverado Diesel Engine Produced at Flint Facility

General Motors will produce the 2019 Silverado's all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel engine at its Flint Engine Operations facility.

Connected vehicles can improve safety and reduce traffic congestion. Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Denver to Launch 1,500 Connected Vehicles

The City and County of Denver council has approved a $12 million program to reduce traffic congestion that includes adding connected vehicle technology to 1,500 fleet vehicles.

Photo courtesy of NYC DCAS

NYC Trucks Provide Fuel to Schools, Facilities

Due to the extended cold spell, the winter storm, and the requirement for facilities to use backup oil tanks, New York City agencies used their fuel trucks to ensure schools had heat and emergency vehicles had fuel.

Michigan Fleets Boost Visibility with Green Lights

Across the state of Michigan, road maintenance trucks are adopting green lights, which improve truck visibility compared to traditional white strobe lights.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

All-New Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing for 2019-MY

The new 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter than the previous model year, features increased payload and towing capabilities, and three new, longer frame lengths.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.

The Ranger will be available in three trim grades: XL, midlevel XLT, and a high-level Lariat trim series. It will include FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

The Ford Ranger is returning to the North American market with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a suite of Ford’s latest technologies.

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N.Y. County to Save $400K With Leasing Initiative

Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) expects to save nearly $400,000 in its 2018 budget by leasing 31 vehicles rather than buying them outright.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls.

State Fleets Prepare for Continued Severe Weather

With snow and rain forecasted over the weekend, three states prepared their truck fleets to respond and clear roads quickly and efficiently.

California Hiring Fleet Operations Program Manager

The State of California Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Fleet Asset Management (OFAM) is recruiting a Fleet Operations Program Manager.

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Baton Rouge’s New Police Chief Plans for New Vehicles, More Technology

Baton Rouge, La., Police Department’s new chief announced plans to adopt new technology and purchase 78 new vehicles to supplement an aging fleet.

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Texas Sheriff to Purchase Used Patrol Vehicles

The San Jacinto County (Texas) Sheriff's Office is purchasing used police vehicles to replace its aged fleet — some vehicles on the road have 300,000 miles on them.

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New York State Deploys Its First Police Drones

The State of New York has launched an unmanned aerial system program for its state police. The first four drones will be put into service this month, and by April 2018, an additional 14 aerial drones will be deployed.

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Develop a Connected Car Platform

Ford revealed its initiatives for a smart city cloud platform that is designed to help create city ecosystems that are prepared for upcoming changes in mobility, such as connected vehicle networks and autonomous cars.

Photo via Chris Hamby/Flickr

New York City Deploys Magellan GPS in 700 Salting Trucks

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to deploy Magellan's latest navigation product: Return to Route. Magellan worked with the agency to accommodate a large library of maps

Caterpillar Extends Full-Machine Warranty to 24 Months For Compact Equipment

Caterpillar has extended its machine standard warranty to 24 months or 2,000 hours for skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders, and mini excavators.

Orlando Hiring Fleet Manager

The City of Orlando, Fla., is hiring a fleet manager. The fleet manager is responsible supervisory and administrative work directing the repair, maintenance and operation of motor vehicles, heavy equipment or tools.

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