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Ford Launches 2016 F-650/F-750 Configurator

Ford has unveiled a configurator for its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that have been redesigned for the 2016 model year.

EPA Approves Omnitek's Natural Gas Cat C15 Replacement Engine

Omnitek Engineering Corp. has earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval to produce dedicated natural gas engines for the Caterpillar C15 diesels as a replacement option for heavy equipment and Class 8 trucks in model years 1993 to 2006.

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California Cities Lead Worst Air Pollution List

California cities rank at the top of the list of the areas with the worst air pollution, according to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report for 2015.

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Paul Ryan: Highway Bill Takes Backseat to Tax Reform

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, has strongly indicated that there’s no way around applying another short-term patch to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent.

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Ohio Bill Would Set Up Alt-Fuel Incentives

Ohio State Representatives Sean O’Brien and Dave Hall have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to incentivize alternative fuel use in the state, the lawmakers announced.

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Hino Recalling Multiple Medium-Duty Models

In nearly 2,000 trucks, a front axle U-bolt may have been over-torqued – a problem that can eventually lead to steering control loss.

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GM Investing $5.4B in Plants to Expand Production

General Motors will invest $5.4 billion over three years to improve its U.S. plants, including spending $783.5 million in three Michigan facilities, GM has announced.

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Vincentric Analyzes 2015 F-150 TCO

The jury is still out on total cost of ownership (TCO) for the 2015 F-150; however, fleet owners should not expect a high cost-to-own increase from the 2014 to 2015 F-150 models, according to Vincentric.

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Kum & Go to Offer E-15 Fueling in 7 States

Kum & Go has opened an E-15 fueling station in Windsor Heights, Iowa, and plans to make the ethanol fuel blend available at more than 65 stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota over the next two years, the convenience store chain announced.

IronPlanet Names New VP of Government Solutions

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, announced that Jeff Holmes has joined as vice president, Government Solutions.

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Ford Recalls Five Popular Fleet Models for Fuel Pump

Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module in Ford Transit Connect, Focus, Edge, Escape and Fiesta vehicles.

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Culver City Hosts Advanced Vehicle Expo Day

The City of Culver City, Calif., fleet division hosted a Technology, Ride & Drive Advanced Vehicle Expo day to showcase the various types of vehicle technologies that the city has deployed in the fleet.

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NHTSA Wants to Boost Recall Completion Rates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an initiative to improve what it calls "unacceptably low" recall completion rates for safety defects on vehicles.

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Tesla Co-Founder Targeting Refuse Trucks

A Tesla Motors co-founder hopes to bring green-vehicle innovation to refuse trucks, which can consume an average of 14,000 gallons of fuel per year, he said at an investor conference in Los Angeles.

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Ky. City, College Partner on Shared Fleet Facility

The City of Covington, Ky., and a local community college are initiating a partnership on a shared fleet maintenance site that could allow students to work on city fleet vehicles.

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Ohio Fleet Managers Suspended for Exercise Equipment Order

The City of Toledo, Ohio has suspended its fleet managers after an elected official discovered purchases of $7,200 worth of unauthorized exercise equipment.

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Alliance Adds Propane Conversion Centers to Network

Alliance AutoGas has added H & H Sales Company, Inc. and Ashby’s Inc./Crenshaw Corporation of Richmond, Va. to its propane conversion center network, the company announced.

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Fuel Costs, Financing Drive Car Ownership Costs Lower

The annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to $8,698, a nearly 2% drop from last year due to declines in gas prices and finance charges, according to AAA.

Colo. City Completes BioCNG Project

The City of Grand Junction, Colo., has finished a $2.8 million compressed natural gas (CNG) project that has been in the works for a decade, the city has announced.

ACDelco Training Help Techs Expand Skills

General Motors will launch the ACDelco Technician Training Excellence Recognition Program this summer with more than 500 hours of available training aligned to the core ASE categories.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Checking Tire Air Pressure

Here’s some tire preventive maintenance advice, provided by America’s Tire, you may want to pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Diesel Price Rises for Second Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the second straight week as oil prices also gained last week.

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MEMA NorCal to Hold First Meeting at Sonoma Raceway

The Northern California chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) will hold its first meeting at the Sonoma Raceway on May 19.

Audit: Calif. City Overpaid for Equipment Rentals, Street Sweeping

An audit found that the City of Industry, Calif., overpaid for its outsourced street sweeping services and equipment rentals provided by a company owned by a former mayor and his family.

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Ford Adds Strobe Lighting to 2016 Super Duty Trucks

Ford will offer factory-installed strobe lighting on its 2016 F-Series Super Duty trucks for utility, road construction or municipal crews to enhance vehicle visibility, Ford has announced.


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