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MicroGreen Oil Filters Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

MicroGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter is offering pink oil filters, instead of its standard green filters, for breast cancer awareness.

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Fla. Cities' Pink Police Cars Support Breast Cancer Awareness

The cities of Leesburg and Orlando have replaced their traditional patrol vehicle decals with a hot-pink design in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The two vehicles will be on patrol throughout the month.

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PERC Doubles Propane Mower Incentive

The Propane Mower Incentive Program offers a financial incentive to purchase propane-fueled mowers has doubled from $1,000 to $2,000.

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Arsenault Associates Changes Name to Dossier Systems

With this name change comes a new look, a new website, and a more focused message to communicate the company’s value proposition to the industry.

Morse Watchmans Previews Voice Cues on Key Control System

Morse Watchmans' KeyWatcher system uses voice cues to prompt the user to open the door, remove the key, return the key, and close the door.

Mich. City Hiring Automotive, Heavy Equipment Technicians

The City of Troy in Michigan is seeking an automotive and heavy equipment technician to fill its afternoon shift.

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Chevrolet Colorado's Towing Capability Released

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup should offer leading towing capability in the segment, General Motors has announced.

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Ram Increases EcoDiesel to 20 Percent of 1500 Production

Ram Truck will increase production of its Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck to 20 percent of all all half-ton pickups produced starting in November, the Chrysler Group unit announced.

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Ford to Add Aluminum to Next-Gen Super Duty Trucks

Ford will incorporate high-strength aluminum alloys into the body of its next-generation Super Duty truck lineup, Ford's new CEO announced Sept. 29 while presenting the company's global growth goals.

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Nissan Announces 2015 NV200 Pricing

Nissan's 2015 NV200 compact cargo van starts at $20,720 and has arrived at more than 350 Nissan commercial vehicle dealers, the company has announced.

Wash. City Converting Refuse Fleet to CNG

Starting later this year, the city will begin replacing aging diesel refuse trucks with dedicated CNG refuse trucks. The conversion of the fleet to CNG is expected to take five years and eventually save the city 500,000 gallons in fuel consumption per year.

Fla. City's CNG Plan to Save $2.9M in Fuel Costs

The City of Panama City, Fla., city commission has approved a recommendation to construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and replace a portion of its fleet with CNG vehicles.

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Ford Releases More 2015 F-150 Towing, Payload Specs

Ford has released the full towing and payload specifications for all four engine offerings of its 2015 F-150 pickup, claiming its revamped truck with added aluminum components offers leading towing and payload capabilities while shedding weight.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving at Dusk and Night

With the days getting noticeably shorter, now is a great time to remind fleet drivers of the dangers associated with night driving. Here's some advice on how to minimize these hazards.

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Procurement Forum Explains Trends in Public Purchasing

Public agencies should look into online procurement services and cooperative purchasing when buying for their agencies, a procurement consultant told attendees of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association’s (MEMA) Fleet & Procurement Services Forum.

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Ford Names Nat G Qualified Vehicle Modifier

Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions has been selected to join Ford's Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to provide fleets natural gas versions of Ford trucks and vans, the company has announced.

ET Environmental Climbs in ENR Rankings

The Engineering News Record (ENR) Rankings of the Top 200 Environmental Firms have been released and ET Environmental Corporation, LLC has made the list again.

Roadnet Launches Updated Logistics Software

Roadnet Technologies has launched Roadnet Transportation Suite version 3.6.7, the latest release of its vehicle routing, scheduling, tracking, mobile workforce, and fleet management software.

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BRC FuelMaker Appoints Technical Support Manager

BRC FuelMaker for North America has appointed David Clement as its manager of technical support and training.

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Spartan Recalls Gladiator, MetroStar Fire Trucks

The emergency vehicles need a software update to prevent surges in fire hose water pressure.

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Ford Adds Second Shift in KC to Meet Transit Demand

Ford has added a second shift at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet the demand for its 2015 Transit full-size van, Ford has announced.

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Chrysler Expands Ram 1500 Production

Chrysler is expanding the capabilities of its Warren, Mich., plant to produce 28,565 additional Ram 1500 pickup trucks each year, the company has announced.

CEI Appraisers Complete Course in 2015 Ford F-150 Repairs

Fifteen members of the in-house Quality Control team from the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) have completed I-CAR's course in collision repairs on the new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, which makes the most extensive use of aluminum of any light-duty vehicle on the road, CEI has announced.

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Altec Recalls 51 Trucks for Fire Risk

The aerial device and digger derrick trucks are equipped with a battery equalizer that may be susceptible to electrical fire because of an epoxy sealing compound.

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Chrysler Group Names Head of Government Fleet Sales

Chrysler Group has announced that F.J. (Bick) Pratt has been named the new head of fleet government sales and operations.

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