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The 2016 Ford F-650 with a dump body configuration.

2016 Ford F-650/F-750 to Offer 3 Diesel Power Ratings

Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel engine in the 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 can be configured for three engine power ratings to optimize vehicle performance for specific vocational needs.

Video: GM Recalls 2.4M Vehicles, Halts SUV Sales

General Motors has ordered dealers to cease sales of its full-size SUVs in a fresh recall that affects 2.43 million vehicles, including Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedans and Chevrolet Silverado pickups.

Graphic courtesy of GM.

GM Updates Global Goals for Emissions, Sustainability

General Motors has reduced carbon tailpipe emissions 5.2 percent in the past two years, the company announced in an annual sustainability report that presented its commitments for producing a greener fleet of vehicles in coming years.

Colo. Establishes $21M Aerial Firefighting Fleet

Colorado will spend $21 million to set up an aerial fleet to battle wildfires, after two of the worst fire season in state history.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Engine Overheating

Higher temperatures place vehicle engines at a higher risk of overheating, especially if there have been lapses in vehicle maintenance. Here are some seasonal safety and maintenance tips you can share with your drivers.

Photo courtesy of Pensacola Energy

Fla. Energy Agency Opens Third Natural Gas Fueling Station

Pensacola Energy in Florida opened its third compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, allowing additional fueling opportunities for CNG fleets in the region.

Photo of Chrysler 200 courtesy of Chrsyler.

Chrysler Announces Regional Fleet Events

Chrysler Group has announced regional fleet previews in 25 U.S. cities that start today in Houston and wrap up in late June near Washington, D.C.

Infographic courtesy of LoJack.

90+ Percent of LoJack Vehicles Recovered in 2013

Law enforcement officials recovered more than $121 million in stolen vehicles equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System in 2013, the company announced May 15.

Battersby Named Oakland Fleet Manager

Richard Battersby, CAFM, CPFP, has been named the new equipment services manager for the City of Oakland, Calif. He currently serves as director of Fleet Services for the University of California, Davis.

GM CEO Mary Barra

GM Fined $35M for Recall Delays

General Motors agrees to pay the maximum penalty for lack of timeliness in reporting the ignition switch defect, which caused airbags to fail in some Chevrolet Cobalt cars and other GM models.

Ohio County Outsources Maintenance Contracts

Lake County, Ohio, commissioners have awarded contracts to two local dealers to provide maintenance service for fleet vehicles, following the sale of the county fleet garage.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado truck courtesy of General Motors.

Five New GM Recalls Affect 2.7M Vehicles

The automaker is issuing five separate recalls that include such popular fleet vehicles as the Chevrolet Malibu, Silverado and GMC Sierra.

Ala. City Replaces 20 Police Vehicles

The Hoover (Ala.) City Council has approved a request by city fleet managers to designate 20 police vehicles as surplus property that can be sold to fund new vehicles.

Pa. Police Unveil 'Low Profile' Patrol Vehicles

The Erie Bureau of Police have converted 10 patrol vehicles to "low profile" stealth units for targeted enforcement by the Pennsylvania agency.

Photo of 2014 Civic Natural Gas courtesy of Honda.

Calif. Offers $1,000 Incentive for Honda Civic CNG

The California Energy Commission is providing fleet-eligible $1,000 incentives for the purchase of Honda's Civic Natural Gas sedan as part of a larger initiative to expand the use of alternative fuels in the state.

Maine DOT Hopes to Open New Fleet Facility by Year's End

The $10.5 million facility would house fleet operations and bring in radio operations and repair as well as surplus property.

Screencapture via City of Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Considers Outsourcing Street Sweeping

The City of Colorado Springs, Colo., which outsourced its fleet services beginning in January, is now considering outsourcing another city department — street sweeping.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Zipcar Expands in Pasadena

Zipcar and the Pasadena Department of Transportation (DOT) are partnering to introduce 20 Zipcars in 10 new locations in Pasadena, Calif.

EPA Releases $9M in Funding for Clean Diesel Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $9 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from existing diesel engines.

Photo of hydrogen fueling station in Torrance by Thi Dao.

Calif. Invests $46M in Hydrogen Fueling Stations

The California Energy Commission has awarded $46.6 million in state grants to construct 28 new hydrogen fueling stations as part of a broader initiative to popularize the alternative fuel in the state.

City officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 25. Screencapture via City of Spokane.

Wash. City Starts Work on Consolidated Fleet Facility

The City of Spokane, Wash., has begun construction on a combined Solid Waste Management and Fleet maintenance facility that will enable the city to convert its solid waste fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG).

Graphic via GAO.

Federal Fleets to Study Telematics Expansion

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) should expand its support for telematics in leased vehicles and change its fuel rate structure to charge agencies for actual fuel use rather than miles traveled, according to a report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

N.C. Fire Truck Overturns, Four Firefighters Injured

Four Charlotte, N.C., firefighters were injured May 8 when their fire truck flipped over on a residential street while responding to a fire.

Texas Attorney Seeks Return of Seized Vehicle

A Dallas attorney representing a woman accused of killing her son filed a motion seeking the return of a vehicle seized by Frisco police during the investigation.

Photo courtesy of Contintental.

Continental's In-Tire Sensors Read Tread Depth

Continental North America has developed an in-tire sensor system that detects changes in pressure for 2017 model-year vehicles equipped with direct tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) from the supplier.



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