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NYC Fleet Faces Rising Expenses, Collisions

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office released its annual Mayor's Management Report. Fleet expenditures are rising and, although safety training has increased, it continues to be a concern.

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State Fleet Association Elects Officers at Annual Event

Attendees participated in roundtable discussions, educational sessions, and networking opportunities. In addition, NCSFA held its annual business meeting to elect officers and present organizational awards.

Stertil-Koni to Debut Virtual Reality at APTA Expo

APTA Expo attendees will get a look — above and below ground — at the inner workings of an in-ground telescopic piston lift, the Diamondlift, and a true vertical rise, clear-floor-concept platform lift, the Skylift.

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W.Va. County May Establish Fleet Management Department

Establishing a fleet management department would lower the average age of the Berkeley County (W.Va.) vehicle fleet, reduce overall operating costs, and increase fleet resale value.

Sketch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz Vans showed an early look at its next-generation Sprinter full-size van that it will launch in Europe by July 1 and roll out to the U.S. and other markets later in 2018.

Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011, and has since expanded the line with product enhancements and additional options. Photo: Daimler

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

New product options include the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring, and the 122SD auto hauler package.

Idaho Police Fleet Gets Needed Makeover

Nampa PD's special tactic units would break down while responding to calls and police vehicles needed to be repaired so frequently that maintenance on other city fleet vehicles was often deferred.

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XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

The hood and grille may be the same, but the HV was redesigned from the inside out. Photo: Evan Lockridge

International HV Series Debuts for Severe Service Market at NACV

International Truck Monday increased its offerings for the vocational market, launching the International HV Series and announcing enhancements to its HX Series, at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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Former Coroner Accused of Using Vehicle for Personal Use

The former coroner faces two misdemeanor counts of using public position for personal gain.


Voice of Retreading Brodsky Passes Away

Harvey Brodsky, longtime managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and then the Retread Tire Association (RTA), has died in Pacific Grove, Calif. He was 81.

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Lytx Offers Enhanced Video Safety System

Lytx will begin offering an enhanced video monitoring system for commercial and government fleets that provides additional capability over its DriveCam product, the company has announced.

Safety Tip: Driving in Rain or Fog

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation offers some practical advice for driving in the rain or fog.

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Eliminating Excess Vehicles Could Save Wash. County $187K

A Mercury Associates report found Clark County (Wash.) had 20 excess vehicles in its fleet, 15 of which are used in the Public Works Department.

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$21M Approved for Clean Transportation Projects in Southern California

The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee designed the program so that it can partner directly with eligible cities and counties in California to jump-start clean transportation projects.

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City of Dublin and Clean Fuels Ohio to Host Ride & Drive

The Ride & Drive will showcase electric vehicles and the importance and locations of charging stations in the Dublin, Ohio, community.

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Shell's New Oil Works for Mixed Diesel and Gas Fleets

Shell Rotella's T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 synthetic oil is designed for versatility, meeting the API CK-4 specification for Class 8 Trucks as well as API SN specification for gasoline trucks and vans.

Since 2011 the company has amassed 60 million test miles on CK-4 formulations, and 50 million miles of tests involving the High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) formulas required by FA-4 specifications. Photo: Shell

Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

Photo of 2015-MY Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Idle Transit Production for Two Weeks

Ford Motor Co. will halt production of its Transit full-size van for two weeks to better align production with demand, the company said.

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Ala. City Officials Consider Using Red-Light Funds to Replace Police Fleet

Tuscaloosa (Ala.) has collected $1.54 million since red light cameras were implemented in 2013. The red light funds would be combined with $624,000 in police department savings to purchase 46 new police vehicles.

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La. Police Department Owes $100,000 in Unpaid Fleet Repairs

The Opelousas (La.) Police Department's bills for patrol vehicle repairs date back as far as 2014.

Matthew Beaton, secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, shared details of the state's plan at a press conference. Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids

Mass. Agencies Awarded $1.3M to Deploy XL Hybrids Vehicles

Past vehicle conversions for Massachusetts state agencies have saved 650 gallons of gasoline to date and the agencies expect to save nearly 82,000 gallons over the life of the systems.

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Texas County Approves Funding for New Helicopter Fleet

All aircraft in the Travis County, Texas, STAR Flight fleet will have a 300-gallon water dropping capacity, the ability to travel longer distances without refueling, and can transport fire crews.

N.C. City Begins Tracking City, Police Vehicles with GPS

City staff can use the GPS system to help get in contact with public works employees who are out of the office. The software can also be set up to alert when a service such as an oil change is needed.

One of the undeground fuel tanks being removed in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Photo courtesy of City of North Myrtle Beach

S.C. City Transitions from On-Site Fuel to Fuel Cards

Officials from the City of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., say the move to fuel cards will save money and avoid potential environmental risks once the city's four underground fuel tanks are removed.


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