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Sarasota County Fleet Manager to Retire

Greg Morris, CEM, fleet manager, Sarasota County, Fla., announced he will retire on Nov. 11 after 11 years at the county. The county is recruiting for his replacement.

Video Safety Tip: Driving After Dark

Here's some nighttime driving advice from the National Safety Council and Drivers Education of America.

Photo of RAV4 Limited Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Offers 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial and government fleets.

: McNeilus has announced that it is now the exclusive distributor of Perkins automated containers, offering customers another option for residential front loader collection routes. (PHOTO: McNeilus)

McNeilus Exclusive Distributor of Perkins Automated Containers

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., is now the exclusive distributor of Perkins automated containers.

IronPlanet Sets Construction Equipment Auction

IronPlanet wil be auctioning equipment from Volvo, Caterpillar, John Deere, Bobcat, Kenworth, Ford, Dodge and more during its Cat Auction Services unreserved public auction this month.

Photo courtesy of Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift Updates Mobile Column Lift Battery Charger

Rotary Lift has updated the battery charger used on its MACH Series mobile column lifts and has relocated it to a more protected area within the lift column for improved durability.

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

Navistar to Build GM's Cutaway Vans

Navistar, Inc. has reached an agreement with General Motors to manufacture GM's Express and Savana cutaway vans at its Springfield, Ohio, plant starting in the first half of 2017.

Photo courtesy of Chesterfield County

Va. County Succeeding With Propane Autogas

Chesterfield County, Va., has saved more than $30,000 in fuel costs and gained more than $35,000 in IRS rebates in less than three years with a fleet greening initiative that has focused on replacing diesel- and gasoline-powered trucks with vehicles that run on propane autogas.

Photo courtesy of City of Los Angeles.

LAPD Adds 100 BMW i3 EVs, Spurns Tesla

The Los Angeles Police Department will lease 100 BMW i3 battery-electric hatchbacks and install DC fast chargers to support the vehicles that the agency will use for community outreach and other police business.

Fuel, Crude Oil Prices Expected to Rise Again

Recent increases in diesel and gasoline prices have translated once again into expectations that costs for both will move even higher the rest of this year and into 2017, according to the Energy Department’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook.

(L-R) Mike Simonds, Brad Northup, and Jessica Sutorus spoke about fleet greening with panel moderator Randy Wilde from the Center for Sustainable Energy.

Fleets Talk Green Procurement at Calif. Vehicle Expo

San Diego County, Calif., is moving toward procuring electric vehicles (EVs) and using renewable diesel, while the City of San Diego is determining which vehicles can be replaced by EVs, fleet professionals said at a recent vehicle expo.

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Ford Telematics Offers Real-Time Diagnostics

Ford will begin offering the Telogis-powered Maintenance Connect this summer that will allow fleets to connect their vehicles to a Ford service center and provide real-time diagnostics and preventive maintenance information.

LR chassis has a retrofitted Wrightspeed Route turbine-electric system instead of a conventional diesel or natural gas engine and transmission. Photo: Mack Trucks Inc.

Mack to Evaluate Electric Powertrain for Refuse Trucks

Designed as an alternative to conventional piston-engine powertrains, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extending electric system that propels the truck and helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs, the companies said.

Pittsburgh Audit Targets Outsourced Maintenance Costs

The City of Pittsburgh's unexpected fleet maintenance costs have increased and turnaround times for vehicle repairs have fallen to a substandard level, according to an audit of the outsourced contract with First Vehicle Services.

Photo of SFPD patrol car via Wikimedia.

San Francisco Telematics Expansion Exempts Police

The City and County of San Francisco will equip nearly 7,600 fleet vehicles with a telematics system following preliminary approval from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that includes an exemption for police and fire vehicles following union objections.

Photo courtesy of Polaris

Polaris Updates GEM Utility Vehicles

Polaris Industries announced details of the 2016 lineup of GEM electric low-speed vehicles. Changes to the previous vehicles include improved ergonomics, ride, and range, as well as more comfort and safety features.

Photo of 2017 Titan crew cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, the company has announced.

Diesel Prices Up 2 Cents for the Week

The average price of diesel fuel has risen by a few cents, continuing a trend toward rising energy costs in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Video Safety Tip: Summer Driving

Here are some summer driving tips from State Farm you can pass along.

Photo of 2011 Ford Transit Connect via Wikimedia.

Used Vehicle Depreciation Dips in May

Used vehicle values from the 2010 to 2014 model years fell 0.5% in May from April levels with cars showing a slightly higher depreciation rate than trucks, according to Black Book.

Hinton

Little Rock Hires New Fleet Director

The City of Little Rock, Ark. has named a new director of Fleet Services. Willie Hinton was appointed to the position to replace Wendell Jones, who retired May 31.

Photo courtesy of City of Dublin

Ohio City Obtains CLEANFleet Certification

The City of Dublin, Ohio, has obtained Tier 5 CLEANFleet certification from the Coalition for Green Fleet Management. This, in addition to the city’s Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) designation, makes Dublin a Fleet Masters operation.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD courtesy of GM.

2017 Diesel Silverado HD Improves Air Intake

The diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado HD will add an improved air intake system for the 2017 model year that pushes cool, dry air through a hood scoop.

Mack LR model refuse truck Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack to Debut Refuse Powertrains at WasteExpo

Mack Trucks will showcase its 2017 powertrain lineup at WasteExpo 2016, including the public debut of its newest Mack MP series engines, the company announced.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Details Special 2017 Raptor Tires

BFGoodrich has developed a special set of tires for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor that improve performance and increase comfort, according to Ford.



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