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New rules say the blue-capped DEF tank can be replenished more often, allowing trucks to carry less fluid. Thus tanks could become smaller.

DEF Tanks May Get Smaller Under New EPA Rules

Under new rules approved by the EPA, vehicles could get smaller DEF tanks than now, because the special fluid is widely available and not as much of it must be carried aboard the vehicle.

2015-MY Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban (PHOTO: General Motors)

2015 Tahoe, Suburban Add LTE Connectivity

General Motors is adding OnStar 4G LTE with a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging capability, and a hands-free lift-gate to the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban starting in October.

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Biodiesel Producers Say Delay in Biofuel Mandate Harms Industry

After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.

Veeder-Root Acquires FuelQuest

Veeder-Root's acquisition of FuelQuest allows the company to provide an end-to-end solution for fuel management.

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CNG, LNG Sales Surge in Texas

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) are surging in Texas, as measured by sharp increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller's office.

Calif. Association to Hold Procurement Forum

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), a public fleet association based in Southern California, will be holding its Fleet & Procurement Services forum on Sept. 18.

Mo. City Opens Public Access CNG Station

The City of Columbia, Mo., hosted a dedication and grant opening event for its compressed natural gas (CNG) station today. The station will provide CNG to public and private fleets as well as the general public.

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North Dakota Tops Fastest Collision Repair Study

Comparing length of rentals by collision repair center customers, an Enterprise Rent-A-Car study reveals the top states where collision repair centers have the fastest turnaround time.

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Obama Orders Review of Police Military Surplus

President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the federal program that allows local police departments to acquire surplus military equipment.

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NHTSA Probing Reported Defect in Police Interceptors

The federal agency's investigative office responds to a police department's report of 13 brake hose failures involving 11 2013-MY Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Improves F-150's Aerodynamic Efficiency

Ford engineers have implemented several improvements to the 2015 F-150 pickup truck that should improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle and improve fuel efficiency, according to Ford.

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

2015 F-150s With Special Fleet Requirements to Arrive in February

Fleets who order special versions of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup truck can expect to receive their vehicles in February, following the arrival of more standard versions later this year.

2015-MY Ram 3500 (PHOTO: Chrysler)

Ram Boosts Torque on 2015 Heavy-Duty Models

Ram 3500 models will offer increased torque ratings of 865 lb.-ft. and an increased payload of 7,390 pounds, while maintaining a maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds.

Photo via City of Ames.

Ames, Iowa Names Fleet Director

The City of Ames, Iowa, named Corey Mellies as its new fleet services director following the retirement of Paul Hinderaker. Mellies will begin on Sept. 2.

NAFA Announces New CAFM Graduates

The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced that six public-sector fleet professionals are among those who have recently earned the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation.

These CNG Ram 2500 trucks are being used by the city's Department of Housing and Neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of City of Little Rock.

City of Little Rock Adds 12 CNG Trucks

The City of Little Rock's latest investments in CNG include three truck conversions and the purchase of nine Ram and Ford trucks.

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Michigan State Police to Test 2015-MY Vehicles

The Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit will test 22 2015 model-year vehicles, including 10 sedans, eight motorcycles, and four SUVs.

Call for Abstracts Opens for 2015 GFX

The Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference, which will take place June 8-11, 2015 in Denver.

Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Releases Ford Transit Packages

Adrian Steel Company has released its new line of upfit products for Ford's 2015 Transit van that include shelving, partitions, ladder racks, and trade packages for the low-, medium-, and high-roof versions.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

GM's 2015-MY Large SUVs Meet Towing Standard

As the Detroit automakers begin rolling out pickup trucks that meet a new SAE towing standard, General Motors has extended the standard to its redesigned full-size SUVs for the 2015 model year.

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EPA Certifies Westport's 2015-MY CNG Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified dedicated CNG versions of Ford's E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-59 equipped with the Westport WiNG Power System and 6.8L V-10 engine.

Propane Industry Unveils New Logo, Tagline

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new logo and brand identity for propane — PROPANE Clean American Energy.

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Fla. Fleet Manager Moves to Larger City

Mario Guzman, CAFM, was named the general services manager at the City of West Palm Beach, and leaves his role as fleet administrator with the City of Boynton Beach.

Photo of 2013 Altima courtest of Nissan.

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles Named

Honda's Accord and Civic continue to top the list of most stolen vehicles in the U.S., even as auto thefts have fallen significantly from their peak in the early 1990s following the wider adoption of engine immobolizers.

Photo: GM

2015-MY Silverado Adds 11 Percent More Torque

The 2015-MY Chevrolet Silverado will have 11 percent greater torque capacity than the previous model thanks to its all-new GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission, according to the automaker.

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