Government Fleet News

City of Dublin Hiring Fleet Technician

The City of Dublin, Ohio, is hiring a fleet technician to join its Fleet Management Division. The city was named a leading fleet in 2016, coming in at No. 18.

This map shows Public Fleet Pilot Project rebates disbursed through August. Image via Center for Sustainable Energy

Fleets Can Reduce Costs by 25% with EVs

Fleets can save up to 25% of the total cost of ownership over the life of a vehicle by replacing select cars with plug-in electric vehicles, according to a report from the Center for Sustainable Energy.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Provides 530 Miles of Range

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will provide 30 miles of electric driving and 530 miles of range when it arrives in early 2017 as the only plug-in hybrid minivan available in the U.S. market, Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) announced.

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North American Car, Truck of the Year Finalists Named

Ford's redesigned F-Series Super Duty and Chevrolet's new battery-electric Bolt EV will compete as finalists for North American car and truck of the year, according to a group of automotive journalists who judge the annual awards.

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NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements contains no big surprises compared to the one issued last year.

Photo of the Houston Auto Auction courtesy of ServNet.

Houston Auto Auction Joins ServNet

The Houston Auto Auction has joined the ServNet independent auction group. The auction, which is located on 24 acres in north Houston, sells fleet, lease, and dealer vehicles every Tuesday.

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City of Long Beach Holds Annual Fleet Car Show

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) Fleet Services held its fourth annual car show on Nov. 3. The event invites Fleet Services and city employees to showcase their vehicles.

Diesel Prices Fall by Nearly 3 Cents

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly 3 cents last week after staying essentially flat for over a month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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EPA Fuel Economy Labels Now More Accurate

Fuel economy labels attached to new vehicles now more accurately reflect real-world fuel consumption, refuting a decade-old study that claimed the labels mislead buyers, according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports.

Bosch NA Components Get Limited Lifetime Warranty

Effective Nov. 1, all Bosch Engine Management part numbers active in the North America catalog will be covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

Pictured is one of Osceloa County's new service trucks. Photo courtesy of Osceola County

Fla. County Modernizes Fleet Ops

A modernization effort at Osceola County (Fla.) Fleet Management has led to equipment and facility upgrades as well as new tools for the fleet. In FY-2017, the county is investing an additional $1.4 million in fleet improvement projects.

Safety Tip: Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle

Restraining pets inside the vehicle not only prevents driver distraction but also protects the animal and other passengers in the event of a crash. Here are some tips from AAA.

Photo of 2017 Nissan Titan Single Cab by Paul Clinton.

Nissan's Single Cab Titan Trucks Priced

Nissan has begun selling Single Cab versions of its Titan XD and Titan pickups for a starting price of $30,775, Nissan has announced.

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Ala. Department of Corrections Saves with Propane Autogas

Alabama's Department of Corrections (DOC) saves thousands of dollars per year by fueling its vans with propane autogas.

Photo of 2017 LEAF courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2017 LEAF Goes on Sale

Nissan has begun selling its 2017 LEAF as a carryover model, following a 2016-model-year update, for at least $31,545, which marks a $1,670 increase for the base model.

Chart courtesy of WEX Inc.

WEX Identifies Fuel Overspending by Industry

Retail industry drivers purchase more premium fuel and higher-priced fuel on average than other industries, while telecommunications, insurance and government fleets keep overspending in check, according to data from WEX Inc.

Fla. City Fleet Manager Moves to County

Don Moore has accepted a position as the fleet management division manager for Pinellas County, Fla. He started at the county on Nov. 7.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Offers 'Trimble-Ready' Option

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will soon offer a “Trimble-ready” option, enabling customers to order Hyundai wheel loaders and excavators with factory-installed Trimble machine control and positioning systems.

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BYD, Wayne Engineering Unveil All-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD and Wayne Engineering announced the launch of an all-new, fully electric refuse truck that has a range of 100 miles.

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Zero Introduces 2017 Electric Police Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles has released information about its 2017 electric motorcycles, including its police versions. The company offers three police models that provide nearly silent, exhaust-free operation.

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Automakers Congratulate President-Elect Trump

General Motors congratulated President-elect Donald Trump and runner-up Hillary Clinton on "hard-fought campaigns" and said the company looks forward to working with the new administration. Ford Motor Co. and Fiat-Chrysler have issued similar statements.

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Stertil-Koni Debuts New Website

Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced the official launch of its new, fully responsive company website showcasing the latest innovations in heavy duty vehicle lifting systems and related shop equipment and accessories for the North American marketplace.

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Orange EV to Give $150K Discounts for NY Fleets

Orange EV, a manufacturer of pure electric heavy-duty trucks, announced that fleets in the state of New York can now save up to $150,000 per T-Series pure electric terminal truck.

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IronPlanet to Hold Humvee Auction

IronPlanet announced that its GovPlanet marketplace will hold its latest All-Humvee online auction sale of U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Humvee vehicles on Nov. 15.

New Fla. County Fleet Manager to Focus on Turnaround Times

Ross Meslin, CAFS, has been hired as the fleet manager for Broward County, Fla. He began working at the county on Sept. 13.

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