Government Fleet News

Safety Tip: Yielding to First Responders

Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

CEI Adds Driver Self-Reporting Feature

CEI has enhanced its DriverCare fleet driver safety and risk management application to make it easier for fleets to administer a driver violation self-reporting requirement.

Photo of the Freightliner at Denali National Park and Preserve courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Feds Add Hybrids to Two Fleets for Sustainability Efforts

Two federal entities have added hybrid vehicles into their fleet in response to President Obama's call for tougher goals for renewable energy in federal buildings and lower emission vehicles in the federal fleet.

Philly to Add $2M in CNG Waste Haulers

The City of Philadelphia will invest $2 million to purchase new refuse trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the city announced.

Ga. County Approves Vehicle Locators for Police

Chatham County (Ga.) Commissioners voted unanimously to place GPS locators in every vehicle of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's fleet.

Photo courtesy of City of Atlanta.

Atlanta Deploys First EVs

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the Office of Sustainability presented five new electric vehicles this week, marking the launch of the city's electric vehicle program.

Illustration by herlitz_pbs, used under Creative Commons license.

Final Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 Regs Unveiled

The federal government released highly anticipated "Phase 2" greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules for medium and heavy-duty vehicles Tuesday, which in some ways go further than the original proposal unveiled last year.

Tom Gannon, retired fleet manager from Alameda County Public Works, and Rodney Michaelson from cleanfleets.net play a round of golf. Photo by Tom Fung.

Fleet Professionals Gather for Annual Golf Tournament

A group of fleet professionals gathered earlier this month for a golf and networking event in Northern California.

Video: Ford's Driverless Car to Arrive in 2021

Ford plans to produce a fully autonomous vehicle for commercial operation by 2021, as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.

Photo by ThorRune via Wikimedia Commons.

Pa. City Exempts Its Vehicles from Street Sweeping Tickets

The Allentown (Pa.) City Council has unanimously passed a bill exempting all municipal vehicles from receiving street sweeping tickets if they are parked on official city business.

Altec Recalls Aerial Device, Digger Derrick Trucks

These trucks have a hydraulic motor whose shaft may fail, resulting in unexpected movement of the winch or the capstan.

Zebulon Promotes Alternative Fuels to Neb. Fleets

Zebulon Innovations is working with Nebraskan alt-fuels companies Otte Oil and Propane and C.A.F.E. Nebraska to educate and promote the use of of liquid propane gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) for fleets.

Weekly Diesel Prices Show Little Change

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. was essentially flat last week, falling less than a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Safety Tip: Dangers of Tailgating

Tailgating is a common form of aggressive driving that markedly increases your chances of being involved in a crash or a confrontation with another driver.

Photo courtesy of AT&T Partner Exchange.

AT&T Launches Telematics Solution for Commercial Fleets

AT&T is rolling out a GPS-based fleet, asset and mobile workforce solution designed to help commercial fleets and other business customers track and manage vehicles, high-value assets, and mobile workers.

N.J. County First Responders Use Drones in Fleet

Since starting its drone program about a year ago, Bergen County's (N.J.) Office of Emergency Management has helped first responders pursue suspects and investigate fires more easily.

Photo via Flickr/Doug Kerr.

Mass. City Receives $4.9 Million Loan for Aging Fire Fleet

The Fall River Fire Department (Mass.) has received a $4.9 million federal loan to purchase fire equipment, including six new fire trucks.

Photo of the 2017 Titan Crew Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2017 Titan to Retail for $35,975

Nissan's gasoline-powered 2017 1/2-ton Titan will retail for at least $35,975 when it arrives in the fall, Nissan has announced.

Photo of 2017 TItan courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers 5-Year, 100K Truck Warranty

Nissan will offer a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited warranty on its line of Titan and Titan XD pickups that follows a similar warranty announced for Nissan's commercial van lineup.

GM Testing New Presidential Limo

Testing is underway for the new presidential limo, which will be supplied by General Motors and uses a heavy-duty truck platform, according to media reports.

Ford Receives $6M Fuel Cell Grant

Ford Motor Co. has received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) has announced.

Sierra Wireless Acquires Calif. Telematics Provider

Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Sierra Wireless has acquired fleet telematics provider GenX Mobile Inc. in a cash deal for $7.8 million, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of Sacramento County.

Sacramento County Adopts Renewable Diesel

Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.

Photo of Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Recalled for Power Loss

The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.

Stertil-Koni to Provide Briefings, Demos at National Lift Week

Vehicle lift maker Stertil-Koni will continue to sponsor National Lift Week, a event highlighting the best practices in vehicle lifting safety, efficiency, durability and environmental friendliness.

Sponsored by

A division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, established  Jan. 1, 2000, whose mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

Read more