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GM Recalls Mid-Size Pickups for Air Bags

The recall affects 2,283 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks from the 2015 model year.

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November New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Ratings Flat

Fuel economy for new vehicles sold in November averaged 25.3 mpg for the third straight month, according to a study from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Bosch Redesigns Parts Website

A new, responsive design now makes it easier for users to search for, select, and purchase Bosch products.

U.S. House Extends Alternative-Fuel Tax Credits

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes an amendment extending the federal 50-cent per gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits through the remainder of 2014, even though the credits had previously expired at the end of 2013.

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Ford Recalls Transit Connect Vans for Door Panels

The action affects 19,825 2014-MY cargo vans that may have a problem with a loosening exterior plastic panel on the sliding door.

Photo of 2013 Corolla courtesy of Toyota.

November Used Vehicle Depreciation Reaches 1.9 Percent

The average price of a used vehicle fell 1.9 percent in November from the prior month led by steeper-than-expected declines by full-size pickups, according to Black Book.

Kubota to Open Parts Distribution Center in Kansas

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced that it will open a 450,000 square foot Parts Distribution Center in Edgerton, Kan.

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Volkswagen Ramps up Fuel Cell Development

Volkswagen has begun testing a hydrogen fuel cell version of its Passat sedan on the streets of California and has developed a fuel cell model of the Golf SportWagen for research.

Bad Drivers Can Increase Operating Costs by 13%

The best drivers can reduce total operating costs by more than 12 percent but the worst drivers can drive up costs by more than 13 percent, according to a release from Chevin Fleet Solutions.

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Obama Wants Standards for Military Equipment Given to Police

President Obama wants to tighten standards covering the granting of surplus military equipment and vehicles to municipal and county law enforcement agencies.

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N.C. County Looks to Finance $1.1M in Vehicles

Rowan County in North Carolina has issued a request for proposal for a $1.1 million financing contract to purchase 31 vehicles.

Utah County Opens $9.4M Fleet Facility

Salt Lake County in Utah has opened a new $9.4 million, 22-bay heavy-duty fleet maintenance shop. The shop has 31-foot ceilings, natural lighting, and energy-efficient features.

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Ford Transit Best-Selling Commercial Van in November

The 2015 Ford Transit was the top-selling full-size commercial van in November and accounted for almost one in four units sold in the category, Ford announced.

The fleet division consists of (l-r): Darryl Syler, Scott Wine, Randy Mesnard, John Hyatt, Bobby Butcher, Donnie Francis, Mike Bliss, Terry Stickel, Mark Schiering, and Debbie Commeans. Photo courtesy of City of Dublin

Ohio City Obtains CFMO Certification

During the process of obtaining the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO), the City of Dublin, Ohio, was able to use the certification checklist to complete its fleet management program. The city became certified in November.

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Oklahoma City Adds Two Police Helicopters

The Oklahoma City Police Department has added two Airbus AStar helicopters into service as part of fleet upgrade plan to expand the agency's airborne law enforcement capabilities.

Mont. County Consolidates Purchasing Under Public Works

Cascade County, Montana, has been able to save money by consolidating purchasing under the Public Works department and plans to implement a vehicle replacement plan that would take a fleet vehicle out of service at 10 years or 100,000 miles.

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Toyo Recalls 175,000 Truck, Van Tires

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has announced a safety recall campaign on approximately 175,000 Toyo and Nitto brand tires intended for light trucks, SUVs and vans.

Culver City Hiring Fleet Technician

The City of Culver City, Calif., is hiring a senior fleet services technician to join its award-winning fleet. The deadline to apply is Dec. 16

Terex Construction Launches Responsive Website

Terex Construction announced the launch of a new Distributor Support application and the enhanced terex.com/construction website.

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Bobcat Launches Equipment Blog

Bobcat Company has launched the new Bobcat Blog — a site where equipment experts, other individuals with Bobcat, and occasional guest bloggers will provide perspective on Bobcat products.

Cook County to Settle Unpaid Tickets With Chicago

Cook County commissioners are moving to settle a years-long dispute with the City of Chicago over a bill for unpaid parking and traffic tickets issued to drivers of county fleet vehicles.

Calif. Cities Cease Washing Cars During Drought

The cities of Malibu, Santa Monica, and Burbank have agreed to stop washing their fleet vehicles to help save water at a time when California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in the state's history.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Seat Positioning

During winter driving conditions, it’s even more critical for drivers to ensure they’re properly positioned in their seat to maintain optimal steering control and visibility. Here are tips from AAA.

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Volkswagen E-Golf Arrives at Dealerships

Volkswagen’s first fully electric car for the U.S. market, the 2015 e-Golf, has arrived at dealerships in select states. Volkswagen will be advising dealers in these states on how to sell to government fleets.

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NYC Grows Fleet for First Time in Six Years

The New York City vehicle fleet grew for the first time in six years, adding 1,445 units of mostly non-road equipment to reach 27,300 pieces of fleet vehicles and equipment as of June 30.

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