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Ill. City Promotes Fleet Manager, Names Replacement

The City of Moline, Ill., promoted its fleet manager, J.D. Schulte, to director of Public Works, and promoted Dave Mallum, mechanic II, to replace him.

Diesel Prices Flat After Small Increase

The average price of diesel fuel last week remained relatively flat after a small increase in the week before, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Fleet Sales Decline 7.8% in August

Sales of vehicles from five manufacturers to government agencies declined 7.8% to 23,405 in August with a modest decline in truck sales and sharp slide in passenger car sales, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District Using Cooking Oil to Fuel Trucks

Through its biodiesel program, the Chicago Park District recycles used cooking oil from local restaurants to fuel 56 vehicles in its fleet, including lawnmowers, refuse trucks, and log loaders.

City Denies Discrimination of Fleet Employee

A former fleet coordinator for the City of Redlands, Calif., is suing the city for discrimination and retaliation for taking medical leave, but her former supervisor told jurors this week that she wasn't doing her job well.

Photo courtesy of Twitter @GwinnettPD.

Ga. County Adds Drone for Collision Investigations

The Gwinnett County (Ga.) Police Department has added a drone to its department, which they’re now using to fly over scenes of serious traffic collisions and take pictures and video.

Photo courtesy of Sacramento County.

Sacramento County Switches to Renewable LNG

Sacramento County has announced that it will make the switch from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Safety Tip: Parallel Parking Without Dings or Drama

Esurance breaks down parallel parking into eight simple steps.

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Okla. City Receives Grant for CNG Fueling Station

The City of Norman (Okla.) has received a $100,000 grant from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments to expand the storage tanks at its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to better meet demand during peak hours.

Dave Sowers, head of Ram Truck marketing, commercial vehicles, shows journalists the 2017 Ram 4500 chassis cab truck. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Ram Raises Capacities for 2017 Chassis Cab Trucks

Ram has increased the towing capacities and gross combination weight rating (GCWR) for its 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cab trucks for the 2017 model year, Ram has announced.

Photo of 2017 Ram ProMaster 3500 by Paul Clinton.

2017 Ram ProMaster Becomes More Upfit Friendly

The 2017 Ram ProMaster full-size van will arrive with upgrades designed to improve upfitting for the chassis cab and cutaway models, as well as an updated Uconnect infotainment system.

Photo by Thi Dao

APWA Expands Fleet Focus at Annual Conference

The American Public Works Association (APWA) expanded its fleet educational offerings at its annual Public Works Expo (PWX), providing more than a full day of fleet classes.

Plug In America Launches Website

Plug In America, the nation’s leading organization in electric vehicle consumer advocacy, has announced the launch of its new website.

Minn. County Unveils New Public Works Facility

Washington County (Minn.) unveiled its new Public Works North Shop in the City of Stillwater. This is the department's primary facility, responsible for maintaining over 300 miles of county roads, 100 traffic signals, and 600 vehicles from the county fleet.

Northern California Fleet Groups to Host Clean Technology Event

The Northern California Clean Technology Forum brings together regional and national fleet managers and industry stakeholders to explore available technology and vehicle options today as well as looking at policies, incentives, and regulations helping to move the market.

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Chicago Fleet Unit Relocating Into $25M Facility

The City of Chicago will move its Fleet and Facility Management headquarters into a custom facility that's expected to spur economic development in the area and improve department operations.

Photo: Cummins Westport

Peterbilt Offers Cummins Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520, and 320 trucks.

GM Teases Fuel Cell Colorado Pickup

General Motors and a U.S. Army research unit will show a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup that's powered by a hydrogen fuel cell system in October in Washington, D.C.

Source: DOE Energy Information Administration

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Up, Crude Oil Futures Slip

Diesel and gasoline prices were up over the past week compared to the week before, according to weekly figures from the Department of Energy, but still lower than they were a year ago.

Ritchie Bros. Acquires IronPlanet

Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has acquired online auctioneer IronPlanet of Pleasanton, Calif., for $758.5 million, the company announced.

Photo of the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali courtesy of GM.

2017 GMC Canyon Adds 8-Speed Automatic, Like Colorado

The GMC Canyon will also receive an 8-speed transmission and slightly more efficient V-6 that mirror updates announced for its sister Colorado mid-size pickup as well as adding the off-road Terrain X trim grade to the lineup for the 2017 model year.

Safety Tip: Back-to-School Driving Advice

Here are some timely tips from the National Safety Council that you can share with fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Photo via Flickr / Laurie Avocado.

Ky. Fleet Employees Disciplined Over Missing Tire Funds

The Ashland City Board of Commissioners closed an investigation into $143,000 worth of tire expenditures that were unaccounted for.

Photo courtesy of Cobb County.

Ga. County Adds EVs to Emergency Services Fleet

Cobb County (Ga.) has expanded its electric vehicle (EV) fleet by providing seven Nissan Leafs to its Fire and Emergency Services division.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Chevrolet Caprice PPV and SS Recalled for Seat Belts

The recall, tied to a problem with the driver’s seat belt, affects nearly 15,500 cars in the 2014-2016 model years.



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