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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.

Photo of City of Long Beach's Elgin LNG sweeper by Paul Clinton.

Calif. City's LNG Sweepers Reducing Fuel Costs By 58%

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has reduced its fuel costs by nearly 60% annually and significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, after updating its fleet of LNG-powered street sweepers six years ago.

Chart via Santa Barbara County Grand Jury.

Calif. Sheriff’s Idling Vehicles Wasted $1.25M in Fuel

The San Barbara County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office’s fuel cost for idling patrol vehicles exceeded $1.25 million over the past six years, according to a Santa Barbara County (Calif.) Grand Jury report released this month.

Texas City's Fleet Facility Evacuated After Chemical Exposure

The City of Lubbock, Texas, fleet facility was evacuated on Monday after a sanitation worker suffered chemical exposure from a trash truck.

The Tacoma was Toyota's top commercial fleet vehicle in 2013. Photo of 2012-2014 model courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota has released its fleet incentives for 2015-model-year vehicles, as well as order and delivery dates.

Ford Adds Online Parts Tool for Engine Replacement

Online tool makes aftermarket installation parts easier to find and more efficient, accurate to order.

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.

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