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Fleets Prepare for Snow with Vehicle Upgrades

As winter approaches, government fleets all over the country are preparing for the snow with increased staff, larger vehicles, and more preventive measures to minimize snow's impact this season.

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Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Exemption Changes

A federal judge has issued an injunction, blocking the Department of Labor's proposed changes to the rules governing overtime. If passed, the changes would have extended overtime to 4.2 million employees.

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Terex Utilities Offers Idle Mitigation Solution

Terex Utilities now offers customers another option to meet their green fleet needs with the new HyPower IM, the latest innovation in the HyPower hybrid solutions offering.

Toyota Developing Battery EV

Toyota Motor Corp. has formed an in-house venture company that will begin developing a battery-electric vehicle for a company known as a hybrid pioneer starting in December, Toyota has announced.

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Fla. Sheriff Makes Safety Upgrades to SUVs

The Orange County Sheriff's Office in Fla. has made changes to 85 of its SUVs to improve safety after a murder suspect was able to grab two deputies' shotguns earlier this year.

The Chevrolet Volt is the most popular vehicle in the CHEAPR program. Photo courtesy of GM

Conn. Adds $2.7M to EV Rebate Program

The State of Connecticut has extended a cash rebate program for municipalities, businesses, and residents to purchase electric vehicles (EVs). The state will provide an additional $2.7 million in new funding for the rebate program.

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

GPS Insight Offers Mannequin Challenge Video

Telematics provider GPS Insight has added their contribution to the Mannequin Challenge, a viral video trend in which people remain frozen in action while a camera records their poses.

Diesel Prices Fall, Crude Oil Surges on Putin Remarks

The price of diesel fuel dropped by around two cents last week, the second straight week with declines of over a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Mercedes-Benz Van Upfitter Program Now Underway

Mercedes-Benz's MasterSolutions upfitter program has launched for Metris and Sprinter vans to provide common equipment packages for fleets through a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealer.

Elio Motors debuted its E1c engineering vehicle during the L.A. Auto Show. The production model is expected to go on sale to consumers and fleets in late 2017. Photo: Chris Wolski

Elio Personal Transportation Vehicle May Reach Fleets

Elio Motors’ E-Series, a three-wheel, two-person personal transportation vehicles, is a step closer to production reality, according to the company.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

GM Expanding Alt-Fuel Heavy-Duty Pickup Lineup

General Motors is expanding its lineup of heavy-duty pickups and vans fueled by compressed natural gas and propane autogas for the 2017 and 2018 model years, which will bring its alternative fuel lineup to more than 25 vehicles.

Safety Tip: Preparing for Winter Driving

The season's first major snowstorm pummeled parts of the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend, signaling the need to review winter driving safety tips again.

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Md. County Upgrades Plow Tracking System

Howard County, Md., will spend $44,000 to launch a new snow plow tracking system to replace one the county has used for more than a decade.

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City Should Hire Fleet Superintendent, Study Advises

An efficiency study of the City of Pekin, Ill., recommended the city create a fleet superintendent position to consolidate all the duties performed by other departments.

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Ga. Fleet Employee Sentenced in Theft Case

A former City of Augusta, Ga., fleet administrative assistant has been sentenced to four years in prison followed by six years on probation after she pleaded no contest to stealing $66,000 from the city.

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Seattle Increases Fuel Efficiency with Hybrid Ambulances

The City of Seattle has achieved a 23% increase in miles driven per gallon and a 19% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in its hybrid ambulance vehicles.

Agile Launches Fleet Savings Assessment Tool

Agile Access Control, Inc. (Agile) announced a new, proprietary fleet savings assessment tool that identifies hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential savings for government, university, utility, and other fleets.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Retail Lease Pricing Announced

Honda will offer its 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan with a retail lease price of $369 per month in California starting at the end of 2016, Honda has announced.

Chevin, NAPA IBS Integration Boosts Parts Spending Visibility

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that it has integrated its FleetWave software with the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) point-of-sale system.

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Electric Smart Fortwo Charging Time Halved

The fourth-generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive increases driving range to 80 miles and improves charging so that it's twice as fast as the previous model, the Daimler unit announced ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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IronPlanet Offers Fixed and Negotiated Pricing Format

The online used equipment marketplace IronPlanet has launched a new allEquip fixed and negotiated pricing format with a "Make Offer" feature.

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E-One Recalls Fire Trucks for Aerial Ladder

The recall, set to begin Dec. 26, affects 196 trucks in the 2014-2016 model years.

IronPlanet's Truck Locator Enables Multiple Purchases

IronPlanet has launched Fleet Services featuring IronPlanet Truck Locator that provides access to more than $200 million in Class 8 and other trucks to meet the needs of multi-unit and fleet buyers, according to IronPlanet.

MyGeotab App Added to Google Play Store

Geotab's MyGeotab fleet management software app is now available in the Google Play Store, the telematics provider has announced.



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