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Mich. City Adds 18 Mostly Police Vehicles

The Ann Arbor, Mich., City Council authorized more than $450,000 for the purchase of 18 Ford vehicles mostly for the city's police department.

Photo via LCT Magazine.

U.S. Secret Service Plans Limousine for Next President

The next President of the United States is getting a new presidential limousine. The project just needs a contractor.

Photo courtesy of GPS Insight.

Fleet Manager Survey Covers GPS Vehicle Tracking

GPS Insight, a provider of GPS fleet tracking technology, sponsored a survey by Bobit Business Media that dives into fleet manager mindsets pertaining to GPS tracking technology.

Photo of Dodge Sprinter 2500 (2008-09) via Wikimedia.

Vans Lead Feb. Depreciation Report

Full-size passenger vans lost the least value in the commercial vehicle resale market in February, a month that typically shows strong vehicle retention, according to Black Book.

Calif. Airport Updates Driver Safety Program

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has signed a three-year agreement with SambaSafety to support its driver safety program.

Mont. County Launches 10-Year Vehicle Replacement Program

Cascade County in Montana is launching a 10-year light-duty vehicle replacement program, and it’s starting by replacing 20% of its light-duty fleet this year.

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CEI Repairs 1,000 All-Electric Fleet Vehicles

The CEI Group Inc. (CEI) has managed repairs on more than 1,000 all-electric fleet vehicles, the company announced March 6.

Okla. Fleet Association Selects Leaders, Plans First Member Meeting

Members of the newly revived Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association (OPFMA) chose its leadership and set an agenda for its first statewide meeting, scheduled for April 3 in Oklahoma City.

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South Dakota Incorporates E-15 Into State Fleet

The state of South Dakota's vehicles will begin fueling up with E-15 as a way to support the state's ethanol industry, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced.

Arkansas Association to Hold Annual Conference in May

The Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association will be holding its annual conference May 1-2 in Fayetteville.

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NJ City Replaces Sweeper Fleet for $1.3M

The City of Paterson, N.J., has purchased a seven-vehicle street sweeping fleet for $1.3 million to replace sweepers that had fallen prey to costly repairs.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving Near Big Commercial Trucks

Here is some advice from Driver Solutions and American Trucking Associations on how to share the road with big trucks.

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Fisher Engineering Manager Receives Snow Professional Designation

The product marketing manager for Douglas Dynamics Inc. has earned his Certified Snow Professional (CSP) designation from the Snow and Ice Manufacturers Association (SIMA), the company announced.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces Pricing for 2014 NV Van

Nissan has set pricing for its full-size 2014 NV passenger and cargo van for a vehicle that has arrived at dealerships. The Nissan NV's base price increases $250 to $25,670 for the cargo version with a standard roof.

Freightliner said it will be the first to offer the FuelSense features on its M2-106 medium-duty trucks.

Freightliner Offers Allison's FuelSense to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Freightliner will be the first to offer Allison Transmission's new FuelSense fuel-efficiency features that deliver up to 15 percent savings for certain truck applications and 20% for city buses compared to its current base-line fully automatic, "constant power" products.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Introduces Diesel N-Series Models

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has unveiled its lineup of 2014 and 2015 model year N-Series diesel models and announced that it would extend its 24 Months/60,000 Miles Covered Maintenance Program to all the diesel models sold through June 30.

Photo via Spencer Thomas/Flickr.

E-85 Fueling Growth Slows, Feds Report

Growth in the number of E-85 fueling stations has slowed since 2011, as demand has fallen for the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend, according to federal data.

Photo of European version of Sprinter 4x4 courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz to Sell Sprinter 4x4 in U.S.

Mercedes-Benz will offer the four-wheel drive version of its Sprinter full-size van in the U.S. in early 2015, following its initial introduction in Europe, the automaker has announced.

Calif. Fleet Manager Was Early Adopter of Database-Driven Management

Don Beams, retired fleet manager for the City of San Jose, Calif., passed away on Feb. 7. He served as San Jose’s fleet manager for 21 years, retiring in 2010.

The City of Sacramento's Elgin Broom Bear sweeper runs on compressed natural gas. Photo courtesy of City of Sacramento

Calif. City Fuels Sweepers with Renewable Natural Gas

The City of Sacramento moved toward compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles with the purchase of its first heavy-duty CNG vehicles — two Elgin Broom Bear four-wheel mechanical broom sweepers.

Photo of E-450 stripped chassis courtesy of Ford.

XL Hybrids Adds Powertrain for Ford E-Series Vans

XL Hybrids has developed a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for Ford E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis vans, the vehicle modifier announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo courtesy of MFTA.

Mitsubishi Fuso Introduces Higher-GVWR Class 3 Work Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) introduced its 2015 Canter FE130 cabover work truck, which increases payload capacity over the earlier FE125 model, at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Spireon’s FleetLocate Solution Now Available Through Sprint Network

Spireon and Sprint have partnered to provide Spireon’s FleetLocate-branded mobile resource management (MRM) solutions to fleet operators utilizing the Sprint network.

Leading Fleets Applications Due March 14

Government fleets are encouraged to submit an application for the new award recognizing operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership.

Following the announcement of GM and Telogis’ partnership to provide a fleet telematics solution on GM products (l-r) Paul Loewer, commercial product manager for GM; David Lohmeier, manager of new business for OnStar; Amy Hart Phillips, VP, OEM business for Telogis; Ed Peper, U.S. VP, Fleet & Commercial for GM; and Mark Wallin, VP product management for Telogis pose for posterity.

GM, Telogis Partner on Fleet Telematics

Telogis will integrate its location intelligence platform into General Motors' OnStar telematics system under a new partnership announced today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.



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