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Chrysler Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Chrysler has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for the Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram Truck brands.

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Ford Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for Ford and Lincoln branded cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

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GM Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands.

S.C. County's Sheriff Adds 23 SUVs to Patrol Fleet

The Spartanburg County (S.C.) Sheriff's Office has added 23 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs to its black-and-white patrol fleet as a more durable vehicle.

Ill. Cuts State Aircraft Fleet in Half

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a 2015 budget that requires the state to sell off nearly half of its aircraft fleet that costs the state $7 million each year to operate.

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New Holland Construction Launches New Website

New Holland Construction has launched a new website redesigned to offer more content, more interaction, and an overall improved user experience.

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GM Fleet Sales Rise in June

Sales of pickups and vans helped boost General Motors' June fleet sales, which increased 2 percent compared to a year ago.

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Driver Safety Tip: Slow Down and Pay Attention

Though its monitoring of tens of thousands of drivers, DriveCam powered by Lytx has noted a trend in the most dangerous driving practices that lead to collision. Lytx’s 2014 “Driver of the Year and Coach of the Year” Award winners provide tips for drivers.

Elgin Sweepers, Seagrave Fire Trucks Recalled for Seat Belts

Elgin Sweeper Co. and Seagrave Fire Apparatus are recalling street sweepers and fire vehicles to address faulty seat belts, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced.

The new Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) fleet can now be seen driving Philadelphia’s roadways. Adding 24 NGVs is the equivalent of removing six vehicles from the roadway each year, according to PGW. (Photo: PGW)

Philadelphia Gas Works Unveils New Natural Gas Vehicles

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) recently introduced its new fleet of 24 natural gas-powered Honda Civic sedans.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Sonic courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls Nearly 7.6M More Vehicles in U.S.

In addition to older models, this latest round of recalls includes some late-model Chevrolet, Cadillac and Buick vehicles.

Memorial Service Set for Ed Bobit

A memorial service for Ed Bobit has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on July 9 in Rancho Palos Verdes to allow family, friends, and colleagues to pay tribute to the founder of Automotive Fleet Magazine and Bobit Business Media.

Photo of Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Pickup Trucks, SUVs, Police Sedans

General Motors is recalling nearly 400,000 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs used in government fleets as well as nearly 5,000 Chevrolet Caprice PPV sedans.

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Co-op Purchasing Saves Calif. Fire Agency 350 Hours of Labor

By using cooperative purchasing for a new fire truck, the Palo Alto Fire Department estimates it has saved 350 to 400 hours of labor and reduced the purchasing process by nearly a year.

Ed Bobit, Founder of Automotive Fleet and Bobit Business Media, Passes Away

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, and publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine and many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86.

Texas City's PD Spends $1.4M on Police Units

The City of Killeen, Texas, has purchased 20 Chevrolet Tahoe police cars and an armored vehicle for a total cost of $1.4 million.

N.Y. Municipality May Short-Cycle Vehicles

The City of Rome, N.Y., is considering short-cycling its vehicles in an effort to update its aging fleet. Motivated by neighboring cities and towns already using this strategy, officials are working with an auction company to see if the plan is possible.

2015 Ram ProMaster City. Photo credit: Chrysler.

2015 Ram ProMaster City Details Announced

The 2015 ProMaster City will be the first van to offer a 9-speed automatic transmission. It will compete against the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan NV200 and the 2015 Chevrolet City Express.

Ga. Sheriff Denied Fuel Funding

After the Barrow County commission denied the sheriff's request for an additional $547,000 for fuel, fleet maintenance, and overtime, the sheriff said he wouldn’t have money to fuel patrol vehicles.

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Kan. City Adds 10 Fire Trucks

The Wichita Fire Department in Kansas recently put into service 10 new fire apparatus: nine Pierce fire engines and a ladder truck. The vehicles cost approximately $6.5 million.

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GFX Video Provides Show Recap

Government Fleet has released a video of the 2014 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), giving the industry a peek at some of the events and activities at the show.

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Toyota's Fuel Cell Sedan to Cost $70K

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell sedan will retail for about $70,000 when the automaker introduces it in Japan in April, before rolling it out in the U.S. and Europe during the summer of 2015.

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Ford Recalls More F-150 Trucks for Steering Issue

The expanded recall, which addresses a potential problem affecting the electronic power-assist steering gears, now involves nearly 5,700 2014-MY trucks globally.

Photo of 2012 Chevrolet Volt courtesy of General Motors.

GM Issues Service Bulletin for Volt Battery Issue

The service campaign will address a problem that can affect the charging system in certain 2012 and 2013 model-year Chevrolet Volts.

A high-roof Ford Transit has been loaded into a modified rail car. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Rail Industry Modified Cars to Ship Ford Transit

Ford worked closely with railroads and railcar manufacturers to develop the modified car to accommodate Transit vans that reach 110.1 inches tall for the high-roof version.

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