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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado debuted last November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet.

Air Bag Defect Halts Sale of Colorado, Canyon Pickups

General Motors tells its dealers they must fix the problem before selling any more 2015-MY Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks. A formal safety recall is imminent.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Chassis-Control System

The automaker’s 70th recall of this year includes 2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks.

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Tire Vendor Accuses Memphis of Racial Bias

A tire vendor is suing the City of Memphis, Tenn., for $3 million for allegedly breaking a tire-changing contract with his minority-owned company to give business to two white-owned companies.

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Dana Spicer Axle Now Compatible With Peterbilt Trucks

The Dana Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem drive axle is now available on Peterbilt's model 348 medium-duty and 320 vocational trucks.

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Ford Recalls F-650/F-750 Trucks for Stalling

The problem is linked to defective fuel filters for the Cummins-manufactured engines.

Photo of 2015 Zero police motorcycle courtesy of Zero Motorcycles.

Zero Increases Range on 2015 Electric Cycles

Zero Motorcycles has increased the range and added anti-lock (ABS) braking, tire and suspension upgrades to its 2015 lineup of electric motorcycles. Several law enforcement agencies in northern California have purchased Zero cycles.

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Calif. County Moves to CNG

Sacramento County, Calif., has begun switching to compressed natural gas (CNG) from liquified natural gas (LNG) for its fleet by awarding a contract to TruStar Energy for fueling infrastructure.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

ROUSH CleanTech to Launch Propane Autogas Transit in 2016

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van to fleet customers in the middle of 2016, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

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Ill. City Considers GPS for Public Works Vehicles

The City of Lockport, Ill., City Council will vote on whether to begin a pilot program to install GPS units on 14 public works vehicles. GPS would be installed on snow removal and street sweeping vehicles.

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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.

John Deere's propane mower is one of the many mowers on the incentive list. Photo courtesy of John Deere.

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.

Photo of 2015 Colorado courtesy of GM.

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.

Photo of 2016 F-Series Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

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.

Photo of 2015 NV200 courtesy of Nissan.

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.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

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.

Tammy Rimes of Tammy Rimes Consulting speaks to attendees of the procurement forum.

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.

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