Government Fleet News

Propane Vehicle Rebate Offered in N.Y.

New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) is offering New York state residents including fleet users a $5,000 rebate to purchase a propane autogas vehicle or add a propane system to an existing vehicle.

Photo of 2015 ProMaster City via Chrysler.

Chrysler Launches 13-City Compact Van Tour

Chrysler is bringing its 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van to 13 U.S. cities to give prospective fleet buyers an opportunity for hands-on research of the new vehicle.

Photo of 2015 GMC Canyon SLE extended cab courtesy of GM.

EPA: 2015 Colorado, Canyon Provide 20 MPG Combined

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will provide at least 20 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, the U.S. EPA has announced.

Ala. City Rolls Out New Police Cars, Downsizes Fleet

The City of Mobile (Ala.) has begun adding new police vehicles to its patrol ranks in plan to add 103 new vehicles as it downsizes its fleet to 609 cars from 644.

Photo of 2015 F-450 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2015 F-450 to Meet Towing Standard

Ford's 2015 F-450 Super Duty pickup truck will meet the Society of Automotive Engineers' J2807 towing standard with a capability of hauling 31,200 pounds, Ford has announced.

GFMA Awards City of Houston Money for CFMO Certification

The Government Fleet Management Alliance (GFMA) awarded the City of Houston $20,000 for its fleet department to start the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification program.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Resisting Driver Distractions

One of the best ways to educate motorists about distracted driving is to let them hear the personal stories of those who have been most affected by the problem. These two videos include such personal stories as well as advice on how to prevent distracted driving.

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Video: Army Engineer Tests 2015 F-150

Ford released its first ‘You Test’ video giving customers a chance to test the 2015 F-150. The first video featured Brian Schober, a systems engineer for military vehicle testing in Yuma, Ariz.

From L to R: Bruce Kilmer, Jennifer Walls, Gloria Esparza, Gerry Calk, Julie Boring, John Christofferson, Homer Bradshaw and Irvin Schmidt

City of Austin Attains Fleet Certification

The City of Austin’s Fleet Services Department is the most recent fleet to receive the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification this August.

Parker Hannifin Hybrid System Qualifies for Texas Clean Fleet Program

The Texas Clean Fleet Program provides incentives for the purchasing of an alternative fuel or hybrid vehicle to owners of municipal fleets to replace diesel-powered vehicles.

S.C. County to Replace One-Third of Fire Fleet

Horry County (S.C.) Fire/Rescue is replacing one-third of its fire fleet by purchasing $7.7 million worth of pumpers, ladders trucks, and tankers.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan accepts CMAQ Grant check. Photo via Clarksville Online

$27M in Air Quality Grants Given to Tenn.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will distribute $27 million in federal grant money to local public agencies to reduce congestion and improve air quality, Commissioner John Schroer has announced.

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Group Warns Fleets to Prep CNG Trucks for Winter

The Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) has issued a warning addressing potential hazards for CNG dispensers with winter temperatures.

N.Y. Municipality to Outsource Ambulance Service

The City of Lockport, N.Y., will sell off its two ambulances and reduce fire department staffing, while handing over ambulance service to a private company in a cost-cutting move.

New rules say the blue-capped DEF tank can be replenished more often, allowing trucks to carry less fluid. Thus tanks could become smaller.

DEF Tanks May Get Smaller Under New EPA Rules

Under new rules approved by the EPA, vehicles could get smaller DEF tanks than now, because the special fluid is widely available and not as much of it must be carried aboard the vehicle.

2015-MY Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban (PHOTO: General Motors)

2015 Tahoe, Suburban Add LTE Connectivity

General Motors is adding OnStar 4G LTE with a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging capability, and a hands-free lift-gate to the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban starting in October.

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Biodiesel Producers Say Delay in Biofuel Mandate Harms Industry

After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.

Veeder-Root Acquires FuelQuest

Veeder-Root's acquisition of FuelQuest allows the company to provide an end-to-end solution for fuel management.

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CNG, LNG Sales Surge in Texas

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) are surging in Texas, as measured by sharp increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller's office.

Calif. Association to Hold Procurement Forum

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), a public fleet association based in Southern California, will be holding its Fleet & Procurement Services forum on Sept. 18.

Mo. City Opens Public Access CNG Station

The City of Columbia, Mo., hosted a dedication and grant opening event for its compressed natural gas (CNG) station today. The station will provide CNG to public and private fleets as well as the general public.

Courtesy of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Includes ARMS Insurance Company Direct Billed Rentals. Excludes total loss vehicles.

North Dakota Tops Fastest Collision Repair Study

Comparing length of rentals by collision repair center customers, an Enterprise Rent-A-Car study reveals the top states where collision repair centers have the fastest turnaround time.

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Obama Orders Review of Police Military Surplus

President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the federal program that allows local police departments to acquire surplus military equipment.

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

NHTSA Probing Reported Defect in Police Interceptors

The federal agency's investigative office responds to a police department's report of 13 brake hose failures involving 11 2013-MY Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Improves F-150's Aerodynamic Efficiency

Ford engineers have implemented several improvements to the 2015 F-150 pickup truck that should improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle and improve fuel efficiency, according to Ford.

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