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Columbus to Add 200 EVs After Winning Smart City Challenge

The City of Columbus, Ohio, was selected as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, earning up to $50 million. Columbus’ proposal includes the addition of 200 electric vehicles to the fleet.

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Chevrolet Expands Suburban 3500HD for Police, Fire

Chevrolet will offer its Suburban 3500 Heavy Duty full-size SUV to state and local state and local government entities and commercial fleets as a police or fire emergency response vehicle for the 2017 model year, after developing the vehicle as an unmarked armored federal law enforcement vehicle, a GM spokesman said.

ith more than 1 million EcoBoost trucks on the road, F-150 owners will save more than 110 million gallons of gas over the course of the next year. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Hits 1 Million Sales

More than 1 million Ford F-150 pickups with segment-exclusive EcoBoost engines have now been sold in the United States.

America’s Highways Turn 60, Need Major Facelift

As the U.S. Interstate Highway system turns 60, it is in dire need of repairs and improvements – and that will require a substantial increase in funding for the long-term, says a new report.

Screen shot courtesy of Allstate.

Brownsville, Texas, Named Safest-Driving City

Other cities making Allstate’s annual safest-driving list include Kansas City, Madison, Cape Coral and Boise.

Photo by Vince Taroc

San Diego County Opens $22M Fleet Facility

San Diego County, Calif., opened its $22 million fleet facility building in May. The structure consists of a 45,000-square-foot ground floor fleet service operation and four levels of parking for fleet vehicles and county employees.

Caterpillar touted its unique ACERT technology as the answer to EPA 2007 emissions regs. HDT file photo by STF

Caterpillar Reaches Settlement in EPA Emissions Lawsuit

Caterpillar has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over allegedly defective ACERT EPA 2007-compliant engines, with owners of these engines eligible to receive $500 to $10,000 per engine.

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Austin Creates Internship Program for Veterans

The City of Austin, Texas launched a new internship program with the Fort Hood military base, allowing exiting soldiers to join the city as interns. The first three interns will be placed in the Fleet Services Department.

Photo by Tod Parker, courtesy of the Indianapolis Fire Department

Indianapolis Adds 7 Custom Fire Apparatus

The Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) in Indiana has placed five Pierce Saber pumpers and two Arrow XT 75-foot heavy-duty aerial ladders into service, joining 40 Pierce custom apparatus now serving at IFD.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Video Tip: Staying Safe This Holiday Weekend

Fourth of July celebrations can turn tragic when they lead to drunk driving. Here's advice aimed at keeping the roads safe for everyone this weekend.

FAA Releases Rule for Small Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized its first operational rules for the “routine commercial use” of small drones.

Photo of Ram ProMaster powered by propane autogas courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas Launches System for Ram ProMaster

The Alliance AutoGas engineered single-plug connector, no cut or drill fuel system, installed on a Ram ProMaster, was spotted at the Government Fleet Expo.

Workhorse has been testing its HorseFly UAS delivery drone system for the past six months, which is launched from the roof of the E-Gen electric delivery truck. (PHOTO: Workhorse)

Workhorse Hybrids Benefit from Drone Usage Ruling

Workhorse Group Inc.’s fleet of EPA-approved E-Gen hybrid trucks has benefited from a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruling that approves the routine commercial use of drones.

Verizon-Telogis Deal Creates Top Telematics Unit

Verizon's acquisition of Telogis would create the second-largest telematics company in the U.S. in a deal that brings together complementary businesses, a leading telematics consultant said.

Photo of 2017 F-350 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles that include its medium-duty trucks and Lincoln vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Verizon Acquires Telogis

Verizon has acquired California-based Telogis to expand its market share in the growing telematics industry, the telecom giant announced.

2016 Elite Fleets Recognized at GFX

Government Fleet staff honored the 2016 Elite Fleets at GFX. The Elite Fleets are: City of Boise, Idaho; City of Mesa, Ariz.; City of Culver City, Calif.; and City of Portland, Ore.

Photo by David Broyles.

5 Fleets Earn Operational Certifications

Five public fleets were recognized at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) for their completion of the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) program, CLEANFleet program, and the Fleet Masters operation award.

(l. to r.) Head, Blackington, Bonansinga, Seavey, and Alley. Photo by Jason Mallory.

Public Fleet Hall of Fame 2016 Class Recognized

Six public sector fleet professionals joined Public Fleet Hall of Fame this year, joining a group of fleet professionals who have made a significant impact to the industry.

Bonansinga Receives Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award

Barb Bonansinga, fleet management and efficiency study project manager for the State of Illinois, received the 2016 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award.

Photo by Jason Mallory.

City of Columbus Named No. 1 Leading Fleet

The City of Columbus, Ohio, was named the No. 1 fleet among the Leading Fleets at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 21.

Photo by Jason Mallory.

Reagan Named Fleet Manager of the Year

Kelly Reagan was named the 2016 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference on June 21 during The Honors Celebration.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Police Interceptor Driving Event

Ford has scheduled a driving event for government fleet managers and purchasers near Indianapolis later this month and plans to host a second event on a future date, according to the automaker.

Photo of Chevrolet's low cab forward models courtesy of GM.

GM Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands.

Diesel Prices Flatten After Weeks of Increases

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell slightly last week, ending weeks of consistent increases in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.



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