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Fleet Safety Video Tip: Recognizing Wheel Misalignment

Here are tips from Firestone to help fleet drivers recognize early symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Polaris to Open Off-Road Manufacturing Ops in Alabama

Polaris Industries Inc. announced plans to build a new production facility in Huntsville, Ala. The 600,000 square-foot facility will focus on off-road vehicle production.

Applications Open for 2015 Leading Fleets Award

Applications for the Leading Fleets award are now open. The award recognizes operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership. Applications are due March 13.

Photo of 2016 Tacoma Limited by Mike Antich.

Toyota Gives Full Details on 2016 Tacoma Pickup

Toyota's Tacoma mid-size pickup gets a long-overdue makeover for the 2016 model year after more than a decade in its second generation that includes a new V-6 engine and transmission.

Photo of Nissan Titan XD by Mike Antich.

Nissan's 2016 Titan Offers Diesel Engine

Nissan has unveiled its redesigned next-gen 2016 Titan full-size pickups that include a Cummins diesel option for the first time in the model's history.

Photo of the Chevrolet Bolt EV concept courtesy of GM.

GM Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV Concept

General Motors has launched a shot across the bow toward Tesla Motors by unveiling a concept battery-electric car with a range of 200 miles that will start at $30,000.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Volt courtesy of GM.

2016 Chevrolet Volt Increases Range, MPG

General Motors has increased the range for its 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric hybrid to 50 miles from 38 for the existing model, revamped the styling, and added an fifth passenger seat.

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Audit Questions Calif. Courts’ Fleet Management

A financial audit of the State of California’s judicial branch found that the courts maintained a fleet of 66 vehicles without requiring its offices to justify the need.

Photo of Transit vans courtesy of Ford.

New Full-Size Van Sales Grow 11 Percent

Sales of new-model full-size commercial vans rose more than 11 percent in 2014 as several manufacturers transitioned to European-style vans and phased out less fuel-efficient models.

Photo of 2015 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Compact Van Segment Grows 28 Percent

Ford's Transit Connect paced a 28 percent increase in sales of compact vans in 2014 in a segment that saw the introduction of one new model with a second model debuting in early 2015.

GM Touts 2014 Fleet Sales That Rose 7 Percent

General Motors increased its total fleet sales by 7 percent in 2014, selling 703,582 vehicles, and grew its fleet sales in all three segments including commercial, government, and rental.

Ohio Agency Not Using Data-Driven Fleet Management

Operating by data-driven fleet management standards could generate financial gains of more than $1 million for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, a state audit revealed.

The Charleston County fleet division. Photo courtesy of Charleston County.

S.C. County Earns CFMO Certification

After a little over a year, Charleston County, S.C. has earned its Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification from the Government Fleet Management Alliance (GFMA).

Photo of 2016 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Moves Into Full View

Toyota has released several photos of its next-gen 2016 Tacoma mid-size pickup ahead of the vehicle's debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit starting June 12.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Westport Gains EPA Approval for CNG Transit

Westport Innovations Inc. has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2015 Transit van.

Photo of 2013 F-150 Limited courtesy of Ford.

Used Vehicles Depreciate 12.1 Percent in 2014

Used vehicles fell 12.1 percent in value during 2014, which represented a slight improvement from 2013, which saw a 12.8 percent depreciation, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of City of Santa Ana

Santa Ana Celebrates 365 Days of Fleet Safety

The City of Santa Ana, Calif., fleet and facilities division celebrated after completing 365 consecutive calendar days without an OSHA or Workers’ Comp reportable injury.

Photo via Flickr/Twanda Baker.

Suspects Arrested for Vandalizing N.C. State Cars

The North Carolina State Capitol Police arrested three people in connection with the vandalism of 65 state cars and theft of 23 gas credit cards during fall of 2014.

Photo via Facebook/Horry County PD.

S.C. Police Add Armored Rescue Vehicle

The Horry County (S.C.) Police Department added an armored vehicle to its fleet, emphasizing that it would be used as a rescue vehicle.

Screenshot via WTNH,

Conn. City Beefs Up Snow Plow Fleet

The City of New Haven, Conn., has placed nine new snow plows into service in preparation for heavy snowfall that's also part of a broader plan to upgrade the city's aging fleet of the vehicles.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Volt courtesy of GM.

GM Gives Sneak Peek of 2016 Chevrolet Volt

General Motors provided a brief glimpse of its next-gen 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Jan. 4, and will provide full details about the hybrid vehicle in Detroit on Jan. 12.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Silverado Wins PickupTrucks.com Light-Duty Challenge

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the optional 6.2-liter Ecotec3 V-8 and eight-speed transmission finished first in the 2015 PickupTrucks.com Light-Duty Challenge, the website has announced.

Jacobsen to Serve Parts of Mid-Atlantic Directly

Jacobsen, a turf maintenance company, is now serving customers directly in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and two counties of West Virginia.

Photo courtesy of Cirus Controls.

Mass. City Reduces Road Salt Use by 30%

The City of Lowell, Mass., saved more than $780,000 on its snow and ice budget in the last two years by installing spreader control systems on its snowplow trucks.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Aggressive Driving

Here are some tips from the Washington State Patrol and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on how to deal with aggressive driving and prevent road-rage incidents.

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