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Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.

Ky. Court May Cease Employee Surplus Sales

The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts is under investigation for its employee-only surplus sales, in which the office's 225 employees were invited to purchase old furniture, computer equipment, and vehicles.

Photo of the 2017 Prius Two courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Adds Lower-Priced Base Prius

Toyota has introduced a lower-cost Prius gasoline-electric hybrid into its 2017 lineup with the Prius One, that carries a starting price that's $1,210 lower than the Prius Two, according to a Cars Direct report.

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Mo. City Overhauls Fire Fleet with Six New Trucks

The six vehicles were funded by a voter-approved sales tax increase, and will replace the department's frontline fleet.

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Va. City Urgently Needs Police, Fire Fleet Upgrades

The City of Petersburg (Va.) Police and Fire Departments are hoping the FY-2018 budget will bring funding for fleet vehicles in desperate need of replacement.

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In Memoriam: City of Geneva’s Gary Paris

Gary Paris, fleet maintenance supervisor for the City of Geneva, Ill., died unexpectedly on April 4 at his home. He oversaw and maintained the municipality’s entire 198-vehicle and equipment fleet.

Photo courtesy of EZ Oil Drain Valve.

NAPA Auto Parts Stores Offers EZ Oil Drain Valve

NAPA Auto Parts have begun offering the EZ Oil Drain Valve at participating stores nationwide, the company has announced.

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Calif. PD Adds More Electric Police Motorcycles

City of Clovis (Calif.) Police has added two additional Zero Electric motorcycles to join its existing fleet of the five electric motorcycles.

Sacramento County Hiring Senior Storekeeper

The Senior Storekeeper is tasked with leading and overseeing the ordering, receiving, storing and issuing of parts, equipment, tools, supplies, and services used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and heavy equipment.

Photo of 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda Introduces PHEV, EV Under Clarity Nameplate

Honda will ship the 2017 Clarity Electric and 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid later this year to dealers as part of an ambitious roll-out of green vehicles in the company's bid to sell two-thirds of its vehicles with electrified powertrains by 2030, the company announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Public Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists Announced

Government Fleet has announced three finalists for the 2017 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award.

Chevin Adds Four Team Members to Support Operations

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of web-based enterprise-level fleet and asset management software, today announced several new team members to help support its local and global operations.

ChargePoint & Apollo Sunguard Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement

Apollo Sunguard was one of two vendors awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by GSA Fleet for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) without installation for ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations and the sole awardee for Ancillary EVSE Data Services.

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Ga. County to Reduce Take-Home Vehicles

At a recent meeting, Dawson County, Ga., Board of Commissioners voted to revise its take-home vehicle policy for county employees and re-evaluate who needs a take-home vehicle

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Salt Lake City Looks to Expand EV Use

Through a new initiative, Salt Lake City hopes to reach 100% renewable energy by 2032. Numerous departments have developed tailpipe emissions reduction plans for their fleet vehicles.

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Rightsizing Could Help Oregon DOT Reduce Fleet

The State of Oregon plans to conduct an efficiency study to determine where fleet reductions can be made following a management assessment of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Photo of W-15 courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Releases PHEV Pickup Specs

The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when operating on electric power, the company has announced.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Schwarze Street Sweepers Recalled for Air Brakes

The recall, expected to begin April 17, covers 129 vehicles at risk for unexpectedly stopping.

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Colorado Springs Sued by Fleet Maintenance Provider

The City of Colorado Springs is facing a lawsuit from its fleet maintenance provider, which says it requires a 22% price increase for 2017 to meet its operating needs.

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Ford Offers Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Patrol Sedan

Law enforcement agencies in New York and Los Angeles plan to begin using a new pursuit-rated gasoline-electric hybrid sedan that the automaker unveiled this week at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. Agencies can order the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan this spring, and Ford will begin delivering it next summer.

Infographic courtesy of AAA Foundation. Source of data: CDC.

Safety Tip: Preventing Drowsy Driving

A new report from NHTSA stresses the need to better educate American drivers about the dangers of driving when sleep-deprived.

California Groups to Host Alternative Fuel Expo & Conference

The second annual AltCar Expo and Conference Sacramento takes place Wednesday, April 19, at the Sacramento State Capitol.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

Used Vans, Cars Bolster March Depreciation

Used cars outperformed trucks in March, as full-size pickups, compact vans, compact cars, and sporty cars increased in value, while as overall used vehicles depreciated 0.6%, according to Black Book.

From left to right: David Sutton, KCC; City of Grapevine Mayor William Tate; Governor Greg Abbott; Masatoshi Kimata, president and representative director, Kubota Corporation Japan; Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO, KTC; Teruo Amano, consulate-general of Japan; and Joseph Szymaszek, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce chairman. (Photo: Business Wire)

Kubota Opens Texas Headquarters

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new North American headquarters building in Grapevine, Texas, completing its move from Torrance, Calif.

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New York State Fleet Prepares for Flooding

Under direction from Governor Andrew Cuomo, the State of New York began preparing its fleet Thursday for heavy rain and flooding, expected to continue through Friday.

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