Government Fleet 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.

Ambulance Recall Addresses Electrical Problems

Wheeled Coach Industries issues a safety recall and completes repairs on 18 2010-MY ambulances at risk for electrical malfunctions.

Photo by Chris Wolski.

Van Upfitters Roll Out ProMaster City Racks, Bins

Several van upfitters have begun offering ladder racks, shelving units and partitions for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van that entered the market in late 2014.

Photo courtesy of Altec Industries.

Altec Aerial Devices Recalled for Boom Malfunction

The action, set to start March 30, affects more than 3,000 aerial devices in the 2011 to 2014 model years.

Fleet Technology Expo Full Website Launches

With a schedule-at-a-glance and additional details about the new show, interested attendees, exhibitors and sponsors can now access the full 2015 Fleet Technology Expo full website.

Image courtesy of Optimus

Pittsburgh to Power Garbage Trucks with Pure Biofuel

The City of Pittsburgh is converting an additional 20 Public Works trucks to run on pure biofuel (B-100/B-99) following a successful 18-month pilot project.

Last Week to Apply for the Leading Fleets Award

Applications for the Leading Fleets award are due this Friday, March 13. The award, open to government fleets, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership.

City 'Getting Ripped Off' in Leasing Deal, Councilman Says

A Flint, Mich., City Council member says city taxpayers are "getting ripped off" in a $2 million vehicle leasing deal with Enterprise Fleet Management.

Mercedes-Benz showed a rugged off-road Sprinter at the Work Truck Show. Photo by Chris Wolski.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Super High Roof Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz will begin offering two new variants of its full-size Sprinter van for the 2015 model year, including a super high roof model and a Super Single heavy duty model.

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.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Rise 12% in February

Sales of light-duty vehicles to government fleets increased 12% to 15,686 units in February compared with the same month a year ago, according to a monthly survey of nine automakers by Automotive Fleet.

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Colorado Appoints New Fleet Manager

Scott Edwards, CAFM, is the new fleet manager for the State of Colorado. He oversees the state’s 6,100 light- and medium-duty vehicles.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Potholes

This winter's extreme freeze-and-thaw cycles have created conditions for a nightmarish pothole season, but AAA offers some valuable advice on how to prevent pothole damage.

Diesel Moves Higher, Passes $2.94 Per Gallon

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its fifth weekly increase but prices have started to moderate a little in some parts of the country, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

Cold Weather Strengthening Used SUV Sales

The average price of a used vehicle fell 1.2 percent in February as colder weather brought strength to SUV segments for the month, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of Derive Efficiency.

Police Fleet Slashes Idle Fuel Costs by 26%

The City of Lakeland, Fla., has cut idle fuel costs by an average of 26% on its 80 police vehicles by using engine calibration software. The vehicles idle six to eight hours every day.

Photo of Peterbilt 320 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Five Peterbilt Truck Models Recalled for Steering

Paccar’s recall affects more than 5,000 trucks in the 2009-2015 model years.

Altec Recalls Digger Derrick, Aerial Device Trucks

To address a fire risk, dealers will replace a 30-amp circuit breaker with a 20-amp one.

Boston Adds Chevin's Fleet Management Software

Chevin Fleet Solutions has signed an agreement with the City of Boston to provide its Web-based enterprise fleet management software, according to the company.

Photo via Flickr/Scott Lowe

Pa. Offers Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

Pennsylvania's Clean Diesel Grant Program supports projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.

Photo of Western Star 4900SF courtesy of Daimler.

Western Star's Trucks 'Get Tough' at Work Truck Show

Western Star brought its 4700SB, 4800SB, and 4900SF to Indianapolis to demonstrate uses for the Class 8 trucks such as construction, dump, municipal and oilfield.

Sprinters now come in a 4x4 version. Photo: Tom Berg

Mercedes-Benz Moving Sprinter Production to S.C.

Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it will invest about $500 million to build a new van plant in Charleston, S.C., to build the next-generation Sprinter van for the North American market.

Photo courtesy of IMPCO Automotive.

IMPCO Gets EPA Nod for Bi-Fuel CNG Trucks

IMPCO Automotive has received EPA certification to install its bi-fuel CNG systems in a trio of General Motors trucks, including the Silverado, Sierra, and Tahoe.

Photo: U.S.House T&I Committee

States Considering Highway Funding Options

While Capitol Hill may yet again slap an eleventh-hour cold patch on the highway-funding gap, state governments are moving ever more quickly and innovatively to put their infrastructure spending in order.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Shows F-750 Tonka Dump Truck

Ford showed a Tonka-branded F-750 dump truck that's nearly 10-feet tall at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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