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Stertil-Koni Vehicle Lifts Featured in New Video

Stertil-Koni's latest episode of its “We Care” video series incorporates advanced cinematography and editing technology to showcase a new, state-of-the-art maintenance facility located in New Jersey that utilizes the company’s vehicle lifting systems.

Hot Shot’s Secret Releases Fleet Case Studies

Hot Shot's Secret, the leading brand for stiction elimination, announces three case studies with positive results for fleets.

Source: Diesel Technology Forum

Clean Diesel Trucks Make up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in U.S.

Clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems now make up on average 30% of all heavy-duty commercial vehicles in operation in the U.S. as a result of adoption by fleets over the past five years, according to a recent report commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

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Safety Tip: Night Driving

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice to promote safer driving at night.

Photo of 2012 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Vehicle Depreciation Shows Pockets of Strength at Midway Point

The average price of a used vehicle for model years 2012 to 2016 decreased in value 1.3%, slightly more than the 1.2% decrease in May, according to Black Book. The price of cars overall dropped 1.8%, while trucks decreased 0.8% in value in June. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of 16.7%.

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St. Louis Raises Trash Pickup Fee, Promises Updated Fleet

The City of St. Louis has raised its monthly trash collection fee by $3, promising to buy more trash trucks with the additional funds. Nearly 30 of the city’s 79 vehicles are inoperable or not functioning properly.

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N.Y. Municipality Replaces Aging Fire Fleet

The Lakewood Fire Department (N.Y.) updated its fleet with a new pumping engine, ambulance, command vehicle, pickup truck, and boat.

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Audit: Kansas City PD Should Civilianize Fleet Staff

The study recommends a reduction of 30 sworn personnel and an addition of 88 civilian positions managing fleet, logistics support, and property and evidence.

Clean Fuels Ohio and MEMA to Host Green Fleet Event

The Aug. 1 pre-conference sessions will take place at Columbus State Community College, and Aug. 2 activities will occur at the Hilton Downtown Columbus.

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Va. Utility Worker Dies from Electrocution

A lineman for the City of Danville, Va., was responding to a power outage in an elevated bucket truck when the accident occurred.

Battelle to Host Webinar on Connecting in the Connected Vehicle Environment

Battelle will discuss how an open platform software works and can contribute to the evolution of connected vehicle programs, including enabling connected vehicles to talk to traffic management systems, dynamic message signs, traffic signal controllers, and other ITS devices.

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Following Another Vehicle Leads to Risky Driving

A new study from Arizona State University concludes that drivers who follow another car to a destination are more likely to drive dangerously.

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Nashville Mayor Seeks $4M for Police Equipment Upgrades

In-vehicle technology upgrades are necessary to support the agency's new body worn cameras. Additional funds will be used for radio and server equipment as well as replacement vehicles for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

Chicago PD Begins Rolling Out 550 Patrol Vehicles

The Chicago Police Department has deployed 40 new patrol vehicles and plans to deploy 550 through February 2018.

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Calif. County Receives $3.8M Loan for Police Vehicles

Ventura County, Calif., shifted toward more expensive patrol vehicles, part of the reason why its fleet replacement fund can't keep up. New policies are being determined to replenish the fund and keep it sustainable.

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NYPD to Spend $1.3M on Ballistic Protection for Vehicles

This investment will expand the ballistic protection program to retrofit the New York Police Department's 72 command vehicles with bullet-resistant door panels and window inserts.

Water Utility Van Falls into Sinkhole

A Cleveland Water employee was investigating a possible water main leak when the street started to collapse, his van sinking with it.

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Texas Law Mandates State Fleet Greening

A new bill signed into law in Texas is expected to reduce fleet emissions. State agencies with 15 or more state-owned vehicles will need to purchase vehicles that run on alternative fuels.

Enterprise Fleet Management Reboots Mobile App

Enterprise Fleet Management's new app allows fleet managers and drivers to identify and address issues, such as maintenance needs or opportunities to improve fleet efficiency in real-time.

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Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.

Average diesel prices are forecast to rise only a little this year and into 2018. Graphic: U.S. DOE

Forecast Calls for Continued Low Oil, Fuel Prices

Lower than earlier forecast crude oil prices are expected to translate into continued low prices at the pumps for both diesel and gasoline, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.

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Ill. Forest Preserve to Build $9M Fleet Facility

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Ill., is moving forward with a $9 million fleet facility after years of delays.

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Used Vehicle Values Keep Climbing Higher, Manheim Says

The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index hit a record high for the second consecutive month, as wholesale used-vehicle prices rose 1.1% month over month in June. The increase brought the Index to 129.3, a 2.5% increase from a year ago.

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TSA Workshop to Examine Security Threats at Fleet Safety Conference

The Transportation Security Administration will be providing a hands-on workshop focusing on transportation security at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference.

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Iowa City Repurposes Old Trucks

The City of Muscatine, Iowa, repurposed two old trucks to build a new dump truck. The completed vehicle was inspected by the Iowa Department Transportation and approved for over-the-road use.

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