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GFX Opens Today with Biggest Attendance Ever

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) begins today at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., with the highest attendance numbers in its history.

Washington DC Enters $21.5M Financing Agreement

The District of Columbia Government entered into a 5-year, $21.5 million lease financing agreement with Grant Capital Management for vehicles, buses, trucks, and IT equipment for various DC government agencies.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Brake Failure

In this video, AAA’s driving expert Bill Van Tassel offers advice on how to cope with sudden brake failure.

Photo courtesy of BMW.

8 States Release Zero-Emission Vehicle Plan

Eight states released an 11-point action plan they say will help them reach 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEV) on their roadways by 2025.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Federal Loan Would Aid Alcoa Aluminum Expansion for F-150

Aluminum producer Alcoa has made strides toward obtaining a $275 million federal loan to expand production to meet demand for Ford's 2015 aluminum F-150 pickup truck.

Photo of 2011 Ford Escape courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Recalling 1.4M Vehicles

Two of the recalls, involving Escape, Mercury Mariner and Explorer SUVs, are tied to a potential loss of power steering.

Photo: Ford

Ford Announces Transit Test Drive Events

Ford will be launching a national tour, which will give fleet owners, commercial customers, and dealers the opportunity to put the all-new MY-2015 Transit through its paces.

(L-R) Norm Brown, Jose Reyna, and Scott West. Photo: A.R.E.

A.R.E. Reorganizes Fleet and Commercial Sales Division

Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. has implemented a strategic realignment of the company's fleet and commercial sales division.

Texas Provides $7.7M in Grants for Light-Duty Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is offering up to $7.7 million in incentives for the purchase or lease of eligible vehicles powered by CNG, propane autogas, or electric drives. Applicants can receive $2,500 per vehicle.

Audit Questions Tampa Mayor's Use of SUV

A federal audit has questioned the City of Tampa's decision to purchase an armored police vehicle as well as the mayor's use of a sport-utility vehicle purchased with federal funds.

N.Y. City Considers Outsourcing Ambulance Service

The City of Lockport has begun discussions about outsourcing the service, following a court battle with the local firefighter union, after the city attempted to reduce staffing on each shift from nine to seven firefighters.

Ga. County Enters $2.4M Vehicle Lease-Finance Agreement

Fulton County, Ga., is replacing 105 of its fleet vehicles through a five-year, $2.4 million vehicle finance lease with Grant Capital Management. The county has entered into two lease purchase agreements to finance vehicle replacements since May 2013.

Photo courtesy of Mike Genthner.

CHP Replacing BMW Motorcycles With Harley-Davidson

The California Highway Patrol has begun adding new Harley-Davidson motorcycles to its highway enforcement fleet, as the agency begins replacing aging BMW motorcycles.

City of Philadelphia Selects AssetWorks Fleet Management Software

The City of Philadelphia has picked AssetWorks' integrated fleet management software to manage its large fleet, the company has announced.

Study Shows Diesel Not Leading Particulate Matter Contributor

A new paper issued by the UNECE concluded that diesel road vehicles were the cause of only a small percentage of particulate matter versus other economic sectors.

CEI to Show Accident Management System at GFX

The CEI Group, Inc. will demonstrate ClaimsLink ExpressLane, the latest version of its online accident management information system, at the 2014 Government Fleet Expo and Conference next week in San Diego, Calif.

The Peterbilt transfer trucks have Cummins-Westport ISX 12L CNG engines and will fuel overnight. Photo courtesy of LCSWMA.

Pa. Refuse Agency Adds $4.8M CNG Fleet, Fueling Station

The Lancaster County (Pa.) Solid Waste Management Authority has invested $4.8 million to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and construct a CNG fueling station.

Photo courtesy of Segway.

Segway Launches SE-3 Patroller

The SE-3 Patroller is a larger vehicle than its two-wheeled personal transport vehicles for agencies looking to show a more visible security and community relations presence.

Screenshot via AF.

Automotive Fleet Launches Van Channel

AutomotiveFleet.com has launched a comprehensive online van resource that allows fleet readers to research the 11 commercial passenger and cargo vans now available.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

Calif. Police Vehicle Test Results Released

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has released its final report of its two-week evaluation of 2014 model-year law enforcement vehicles.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (left) and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard are partnering to reduce fuel use. Photo courtesy of City of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis, Sacramento Forge Alt-Fuel Pact

The mayors of the cities of Indianapolis and Sacramento, Calif., have pledged to work together to reduce the use of petroleum-based fuels in their municipal fleets.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Improves Paint Durability for Transit Van

Ford's 2015 Transit van will carry paint with improved durability that will retain 90 percent of its gloss for four years when ordered in white, Ford has announced.

Fleet Managers Attend Chevin User Group

Fleet managers who oversee more than 150,000 pieces of equipment attended a 2014 User Group meeting hosted by fleet management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions.

Va. County Awards Fuel Contracts

Pittsylvania County in Virginia has awarded bids to two suppliers to provide the county with fuel. This action followed an audit earlier this year revealing the county had not sought competitive bids for vehicle fuel, which violated its procurement policy.

Photo illustration courtesy of NCSR.

Report Reveals Red-Light Running Behavior

Red-light runners run red lights most frequently in the afternoon on Fridays, according to a new study on the driver behavior.



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