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Ford Takes Action on Carbon Monoxide Concerns

Ford Motor Company has announced it will offer to cover the cost of specific repairs in its Police Interceptor Utility vehicles with carbon monoxide concerns.

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Bollinger Motors Unveils Electric Utility Truck

Hobart, New York-based Bollinger Motors has unveiled its battery-electric B1 utility truck that the company says would be a fit for tradespeople, construction companies, and government fleets.

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc.

FCA to Restart Sales of Diesel Ram 1500

Fiat Chrysler can begin selling diesel-powered versions of its 2017 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, after receiving approval from state and federal environmental regulators.

The Austin Police Department first installed carbon monoxide detectors in March. Photo courtesy of Austin PD

Austin to Pull 400 Ford Explorers and PIUs Out of Service

The City of Austin has begun pulling all 446 of its Ford Explorers and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles from service after finding traces of carbon monoxide in a significant amount of vehicles.

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VW Diesel Settlement Gains Final Approval From Regulators

Federal and California environmental regulators have given final approval to Volkswagen's plan to fix or buy back about half of the diesel cars involved in its emissions scandal, which includes an additional $153 million payment to that state.

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Va. Exceeds Alt-Fuel Fleet Goals

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s state and local government agencies have transitioned 319 fleet vehicles to alternative fuels, exceeding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s goal of transitioning 300 vehicles by the end of the administration.

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Pierce Introduces High Flow Fire Apparatus

The new Pierce High Flow Industrial Apparatus is capable of flowing 5,500 gallons per minute when drafting and up to 10,000 gallons per minute when drawing from a pressurized water source.

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Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Work Trucks

Ford is celebrating the centennial of its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Model TT, which eventually led to the company producing many iconic work trucks, including the F-Series that has been the best-selling truck lineup for 35 years.

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Calif. Sheriff Modernizes Air Fleet With New Helicopters

San Bernandino County, Calif., will use the helicopters for patrol, high-altitude rescues, and fire suppression.

Pennsylvania State Police Updates Vehicle Design

The new design will appear on new vehicle replacements, at no additional cost, and feature the word “Trooper” on each side, with the Pennsylvania flag on one side and the American flag on the other.

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GM to Launch Collision Certification Program

Set to debut in early 2018, the program will establish a comprehensive set of standards for collision repair of GM vehicles.

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NYC Reports Decreased Traffic Fatalities with Vision Zero

New York City has reported that the first six months of 2017 marked the lowest number of traffic-related fatalities on city streets ever measured. Fleet-related fatalities have also decreased since the city began its Vision Zero initiative.

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Autonomous Automaker NAVYA to Open Michigan Plant

The autonomous vehicle automaker NAVYA announced it will locate its first U.S. plant in Saline, Mich., and plans to build approximately 25 of its ARMA fully autonomous shuttle vehicles at the plant before the close of 2017.

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Voters to Decide on Conn. City’s Fire Equipment Bond

City of Norwich (Conn.) residents will vote on whether or not to approve a $3.2 million bond to replace firefighting vehicles and equipment.

Photo of E-450 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers More 2018-MY Incentives

Ford has added fleet incentives for 11 additional 2018 model-year vehicles, including its E-450 cutaway and stripped chassis van, as well as its police lineup.

Photo of 2018 Ridgeline Sport courtesy of Honda.

Honda Ridgeline Returns for 2018 with Few Tweaks

Honda's 2018 Ridgeline adds $155 to its base price and will offer a few minor tweaks including a streamlined trim walk from 12 to nine and new exterior colors, Honda has announced.

Safety Tip: Spotting Signs of Misaligned Wheels

Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.

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XL Hybrids Touts New Fleet Customers

Fleets using the gasoline-electric hybrid platform from Boston-based XL Hybrids, Inc. across a variety of industries are seeing a 20% reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions and an up to 25% increase in miles per gallon, according to the company.

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Dodge Enhances Charger Pursuit's Officer Protection Package

Fiat Chrysler has enhanced the capabilities of its Officer Protection Package that increases an officer's situational awareness when parked and working inside the 2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit law enforcement sedan, the automaker has announced.

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Conn. City Reduces Fleet by 8%, Fuel Costs by 26%

The City of New Britain, Conn., has reduced its fleet by 7.8% and its fuel costs by 26%, according to its annual fleet report. The fleet reduction is higher than Mayor Erin Stewart’s 5% fleet reduction goal.

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Fla. County Agency Benefits from Hybrids

The Hillsborough County, Fla., Property Appraiser’s office plans to update its fleet of hybrid-electric vehicles after successfully cutting fuel and maintenance costs.

Vincent Hall is pictured at center with General Services Director Jeff Lowdermilk (left) and Fleet Manager Ron Kennedy (right). Photo courtesy of Sarasota County

Sarasota County Celebrates 35-Year Fleet ‘Enforcer’

Vincent Hall, lead technician for Sarasota County, Fla., celebrated 35 years of service at the fleet this year. Hall started working for the county in 1982 as a front end alignment specialist.

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Ford Reveals F-150 Police Responder

Ford is revealing the industry’s first pursuit-rated pickup, the 2018 F-150 Police Responder. The all-terrain law enforcement vehicle is ideal for off-road patrol situations for officers in rural environments.

N.C. County to Use Chevin Fleet Management Software

Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced that Wake County, N.C., has implemented its FleetWave solution to manage a fleet of 1,300 assets, including about 200 pieces of equipment used by municipal departments.

Congressman Robert Latta on July 19 addresses the House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. Screen shot courtesy of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and YouTube.

House Advances Self-Driving Car Bill

The legislation now moves to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is expected to vote on the measure next week.


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