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Photo courtesy of Ford/Telogis.

Ford Telematics System Tracks Officers' Driving Behavior

Ford and Telogis will offer a factory telematics system to law enforcement agencies that's designed to reduce hazardous driving by officers, the companies said while announcing the product at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference.

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt drivetrain courtesy of GM.

Next-Gen Volt Powered By Higher-Efficiency Engine

General Motors is improving the efficiency of its next-generation Chevrolet Volt by adding a new 1.5L, four-cylinder engine that should deliver 20 percent more electric acceleration.

Photo via dHybrid Systems.

Worthington Buys Controlling Interest in CNG System Company

Worthington Industries, which manufactures pressure tanks for CNG and LNG storage among other things, acquired a majority interest in dHybrid Systems, a designer of CNG fuel systems.

Photo of GO7 courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab Introduces GO7 Telematics Device

Geotab has introduced its GO7 telematics device that gathers vehicle data from the engine, drivetrain, instrument cluster, and other relevant subsystems for delivery to fleet management software including MyGeotab.

The new consolidated fleet facility has 20 bays. Photo courtesy of city of Springfield.

Ill. City Moves Out of ‘Prehistoric’ Garages

The City of Springfield, Ill., has moved into a $1.2 million consolidated fleet facility that replaced five separate, older maintenance repair shops to improve operational efficiency.

Fire Burns Ala. City's Sanitation Trucks

A fire at the City of Huntsville, Ala., fleet management building on Sunday morning burned three sanitation trucks parked at the facility.

Photo courtesy of Hilco Industrial.

Detroit Auctions Vehicles to Decrease Debt

The City of Detroit is selling off more than 450 surplus vehicles through a two day auction in November.

Halcore Group Recalls Horton Ambulances

In 29 ambulances equipped with aftermarket suspension kits, the fluid tank might separate from the vehicle chassis.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

It's that time of year when you need to remind fleet drivers to make sure they have a vehicle emergency kit that's fit for winter weather. Here's advice on what to include.

Photo of Tahoe PPV courtesy of MSP.

2015-MY Mich. Police Vehicle Testing Results Released

The Michigan State Police has released preliminary results of its performance tests of 2015-MY patrol vehicles in a field with an increasing number of SUVs for law enforcement agencies.

Dave Head serves as chair of MEMA NorCal.

MEMA Expands to Northern Calif.

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association, based in Southern California, announced it has expanded to Northern California with a new region, MEMA NorCal. Dave Head serves as chapter chair.

Calif. Vehicle Auction Brings in $1.1M

The State of California’s Oct. 8 vehicle auction brought in $1.14 million for 428 units. Revenue from vehicle auction sales are returned to vehicle-owning agencies.

PERC Offers Mobile Cost Calculators

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released a trio of cost calculator tools in three of the propane autogas industry's fastest-growing markets: agriculture, commercial landscape, and on road fleets.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Completing Safety Tech Testing Area

General Motors is putting the finishing touches on one of the largest automotive safety testing areas in North America. GM has invested $12 million in the 52-acre project that will be fully functional by December.

Texas Equipment & Tech Show Set for Nov. 7

The Texas Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) will host its fourth annual Texas Equipment and Technology Show at the Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 7.

Photo of T880 dump truck via Kenworth.

Kenworth Adds Anti-Theft System to T880

Kenworth has added an anti-theft system to its T880 that integrates with the vehicle and engine functions of the vocational truck.

Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

2015 Dodge Charger Starts at $27,995

Chrysler has released pricing for its 2015 Dodge Charger models, which will start at $28,990 for the SE base model and go up to $64,990 for the SRT Hellcat.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Offer 'Pre-Collision' System

Ford will offer a new driver-assist system that will reduce the severity or eliminate some frontal collisions between its vehicles and pedestrians, the company announced.

Photo courtesy of GM.

2015 Chevrolet City Express Ships to Dealers

General Motors has begun shipping its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van to dealers as it enters one of the most active commercial vehicle segments with a product that's sourced from Nissan's NV200.

Illustration via GFC.

Inside the 2014 Green Fleet Conference

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo kicks off on Oct. 28 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo of 2008 Dodge RAM 1500 by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.

NHTSA Urges Immediate Repairs for Takata Air Bags

Defective air bag inflators pose a safety hazard in more than 7 million vehicles in the 2000-2008 model years, the federal agency warns.

Photo via Facebook/Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

Audit: Fla. Agency Weak on Fuel Card Tracking

The Hernando Beach (Fla.) Volunteer Fire Department needs to improve its tracking of fuel card use, according to a report from the county’s Audit Services Department.

Scott Sporleder, courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels

Utah County Builds CNG Station for Refuse Trucks

Salt Lake County, Utah, is constructing a time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for its refuse vehicles.

Colo. County Takes On Fire District’s Fleet Maintenance

Pitkin County, Colo., will take on maintenance, repair, and fuel services for the Aspen Fire Protection District’s 23 vehicles.

Colo. Gov. Using SUVs, Despite State Fleet Ban

Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper and his family continue to use two state SUVs, even though a state agency has issued a policy preventing state fleets from purchasing all-wheel-drive SUVs.

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