Government Fleet News

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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.

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

2015 F-150s With Special Fleet Requirements to Arrive in February

Fleets who order special versions of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup truck can expect to receive their vehicles in February, following the arrival of more standard versions later this year.

2015-MY Ram 3500 (PHOTO: Chrysler)

Ram Boosts Torque on 2015 Heavy-Duty Models

Ram 3500 models will offer increased torque ratings of 865 lb.-ft. and an increased payload of 7,390 pounds, while maintaining a maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds.

Photo via City of Ames.

Ames, Iowa Names Fleet Director

The City of Ames, Iowa, named Corey Mellies as its new fleet services director following the retirement of Paul Hinderaker. Mellies will begin on Sept. 2.

NAFA Announces New CAFM Graduates

The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced that six public-sector fleet professionals are among those who have recently earned the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation.

These CNG Ram 2500 trucks are being used by the city's Department of Housing and Neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of City of Little Rock.

City of Little Rock Adds 12 CNG Trucks

The City of Little Rock's latest investments in CNG include three truck conversions and the purchase of nine Ram and Ford trucks.

Photo courtesy of MSP.

Michigan State Police to Test 2015-MY Vehicles

The Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit will test 22 2015 model-year vehicles, including 10 sedans, eight motorcycles, and four SUVs.

Call for Abstracts Opens for 2015 GFX

The Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference, which will take place June 8-11, 2015 in Denver.

Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Releases Ford Transit Packages

Adrian Steel Company has released its new line of upfit products for Ford's 2015 Transit van that include shelving, partitions, ladder racks, and trade packages for the low-, medium-, and high-roof versions.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

GM's 2015-MY Large SUVs Meet Towing Standard

As the Detroit automakers begin rolling out pickup trucks that meet a new SAE towing standard, General Motors has extended the standard to its redesigned full-size SUVs for the 2015 model year.

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EPA Certifies Westport's 2015-MY CNG Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified dedicated CNG versions of Ford's E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-59 equipped with the Westport WiNG Power System and 6.8L V-10 engine.

Propane Industry Unveils New Logo, Tagline

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new logo and brand identity for propane — PROPANE Clean American Energy.

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Fla. Fleet Manager Moves to Larger City

Mario Guzman, CAFM, was named the general services manager at the City of West Palm Beach, and leaves his role as fleet administrator with the City of Boynton Beach.

Photo of 2013 Altima courtest of Nissan.

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles Named

Honda's Accord and Civic continue to top the list of most stolen vehicles in the U.S., even as auto thefts have fallen significantly from their peak in the early 1990s following the wider adoption of engine immobolizers.

Photo: GM

2015-MY Silverado Adds 11 Percent More Torque

The 2015-MY Chevrolet Silverado will have 11 percent greater torque capacity than the previous model thanks to its all-new GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission, according to the automaker.

Tim Pfrimmer, fleet manager, is pictured here with some of the fleet's new vehicles. Photo courtesy of UCLA.

UCLA Fleet Receives 41 EVs From Trust

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) received a donation of 41 EcoCentre neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) and electric motorcycles worth $400,000.

N.C. Police Agency Hoping to Increase Take-Home Fleet

The agency hopes to include more patrol officers in the program, which now provides take-home vehicles to supervisors, detectives, community resource officers, and forensic service technicians.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

L.A. Sheriff to Test Trio of New 2015 Models

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will evaluate three new police vehicles, including an electric motorcycle, in the fall when it tests 23 2015 model-year vehicles.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Ships 2015 Tahoe PPV to Agencies

The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe rear-wheel pursuit vehicle and four-wheel special service vehicle have shipped to law enforcement agencies, GM has announced.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Partners with Werk-Brau Attachments

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., announced its partnership with attachment manufacturer Werk-Brau to provide a wider array of attachment options to its customers.

NHTSA Promotes Two Connected-Car Technologies to Prevent Crashes

The agency released a report assessing such connected-car applications as left turn assist and intersection movement assist, which could save as many as 1,083 lives annually, according to estimates.

Photo via City of Lexington

Ky. City Spends $3.9M on CNG Refuse Trucks

The City of Lexington took delivery of 11 new compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks. Each CNG truck is expected to save approximately $6,500 in fuel costs and preventive maintenance annually.

Ala. City Closes Body Shop, Outsources Work

The City of Montgomery, Ala., closes its city body shop and will outsource all city vehicle body work. The change is expected to save the city between $75,000 and $100,000 per year.

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

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