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Isuzu's new Class 6 entry to the medium-duty truck market, the FTR. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America).

Isuzu Details All-New Class 6 FTR

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR

Utah City Leasing 3 Custom Fire Engines

The City of St. George is leasing three new pumper trucks for just over $2 million. The units will allow the Fire Department to retire reserve trucks that have been in use since the 1970s.

2016 Nissan Leaf. Photo courtesy of Nissan

Calif. to Purchase 50% ZEVs by 2025

The State of California has increased its zero emission vehicle (ZEV) purchasing mandates for state agencies, bumping it up to 50% of light-duty replacement vehicles by 2025.

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Culver City Hiring Sr. Fleet Services Technician

The City of Culver City, Calif., is hiring a senior fleet services technician to join its fleet team. The position pays between $4,597.82 and $5,612.27 monthly. The last day to apply is Nov. 4.

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Culver City Hiring Fleet Services Technician

The City of Culver City, Calif., is hiring a fleet services technician to join its fleet team. The position pays between $4,043.80 and $4,930.23 monthly. The last day to apply is Nov. 4.

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Culver City Hiring Fleet Services Assisant

The City of Culver City, Calif., is hiring a fleet services assistant to join its fleet team. The position pays between $20.18 and $22.30 hourly. The last day to apply is Nov. 4.

Safety Tip: Dealing With Vehicle Fires

Here's advice from FEMA on how to respond to a vehicle fire.

Public Agencies Respond to Hurricane Matthew

Local and state government agencies in the Southeast are working to clear roads, restore power, and rescue stranded residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

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NASA Fleet Reduced Petroleum Fuel Use by 62%

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has replaced two-thirds of its fleet with vehicles that run on cleaner fuels, including biofuels and electricity, and is now working on further expanding electrification.

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Calif. Sheriff's Office Installs Gun Vaults in Personal Cars

Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office purchased 750 gun vaults for its deputies to use while off duty. The department is installing the gun vaults in deputies' personal cars as well as unmarked patrol cars.

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DC Water Uses Biodiesel to Fuel its Fleet

DC Water now uses biodiesel fuel to fuel all 230 of its diesel vehicles, including sewer trucks, utility and dump trucks, crane trucks, and crew cabs. The agency uses a B-20 blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel.

Graphic of the Electrovan, the first hydrogen-powered vehicle, courtesy of General Motors.

Army to Test New GM Fuel Cell Vehicle

GM revealed its latest fuel cell demo, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Massachusetts State House. Photo via flickr/erictchin

Mass. Reduces Take Home Fleet After Employee Abuse

The State of Massachusetts is reducing its take home fleet, Governor Charlie Baker announced days after a state employee resigned over misuse of a state-owned vehicle.

Photo of Google self-driving car courtesy of Google.

Calif. Proposes New Autonomous Car Rules

In response to recently released federal guidelines, the state DMV softens its stance on future testing of driverless cars.

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Ky. City Outsources Fleet Management

The City of Somerset (Ky.) Council passed a resolution allowing Enterprise Fleet Management to purchase 25 vehicles on the city’s behalf, remarket its surplus vehicles, and maintain all of the city’s vehicles for one year.

Photo of the F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Updated F-150 3.5L, New 10-Speed Improves Fuel Economy

Ford’s F-150 is now being offered with a new 3.5-L EcoBoost V-6 engine mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission for MY-16 and MY-17 models that offers an improved EPA over the previous generation engine.

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Ohio City Slashes Take-Home Fleet

The City of Toledo, Ohio, has reduced the number of take-home vehicles from 82 to 49 in an effort to save $84,000 a year.

Continental Invests in Zonar

Continental has acquired a majority stake in Zonar, the fleet management technology provider.

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Humvees Top GovPlanet Sales

GovPlanet released its top five sellers since the marketplace’s launch in November 2014. Humvees are the top-selling items by value and type, and the company has sold nearly 5,000 Humvees for more than $40 million in gross merchandise value.

Mayor Jim Kenney is pictured at a news conference wih one of the plug-in hybrid vehicles. Photo courtesy of City of Philadelphia

Philly Purchases Plug-in Hybrids for Police

The City of Philadelphia, Pa., is adding plug-in hybrid vehicles to its Police Department for community outreach. By January, the city will have 17 plug-in hybrids across multiple departments.

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Gasoline Inches Higher to $2.22 Per Gallon

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has reached $2.22 per gallon—two cents more than one week ago, AAA reported.

Safety Tip: Diverging Diamond Interchanges

More states are adding this interchange configuration, but it's still rare enough to leave some drivers a little confused. This tip will help familiarize fleet drivers with how DDIs work.

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Ford Police Interceptor Utility Debuts Rear Spoiler Lights

Ford is debuting rear spoiler traffic warning lights to complement the “no-profile” front interior visor light bar on its Police Interceptor Utility. The options allow law enforcement agencies to go into full stealth mode.

Zonar Rolls Out Connect Tablet, Software for Fleets

LAS VEGAS – The fleet management technology company Zonar introduced what it says is the next generation tablet and software allowing commercial fleets to take greater control of their operations.

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Ga. County Begins Replacing Aging Patrol Fleet

The Henry County, Ga., Police Department received approval to purchase 30 Dodge Chargers for $700,000 to replace vehicles with more than 150,000 miles on them.

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