Government Fleet News

N.J. DPW Bucket Truck Catches Fire

A bucket truck caught fire in Livingston, N.J., due to a downed wire, which nearly injured an Essex County, N.J., Department of Public Works (DPW) employee after a spring storm.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers More Stealthy Police Interceptor Utility

Ford will offer a factory interior visor light for its Police Interceptor Utility for agencies looking to use a more stealthy version of its police SUV for the 2017 model year.

Cummins-Led Team to Build Plug-in Hybrid Class 6 Truck

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Ford Fleet Care Replaces Quality Fleet Care Billing Tool

Ford Fleet Care replaced Quality Fleet Care as the company's consolidated parts and service billing tool on April 1, according to Ford.

Announcing the 2016 Leading Fleets

Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association (APWA) have announced the Leading Fleets for 2016. Rankings for the top 20 and No. 1 in various fleet size categories will be announced at GFX in June.

Photo of 2017 Fusion Sport courtesy of Ford.

Auto Truck Group Starts Ford Fusion Ship-Through

Ford has awarded Auto Truck Group ship-through status for the Fusion for fleets setting up the mid-size sedan for commercial use, the upfitter has announced.

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Roush CleanTech Offers Propane Fuel System for Ford F-750

The system meets a demand for heavier chassis for autogas-fueled bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks.

Photo courtesy of CleanFUEL USA.

CleanFUEL USA Files for Bankruptcy

CleanFUEL USA, a manufacturer of alternative fuel equipment for propane autogas, announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to seek the restructure of its debts.

OSP's new unarked vehicles will allow the agency to crack down on distracted driving. Photo via Flickr/Oregon DOT

Ore. State Police Adds 40 Unmarked Cars

The Oregon State Police (OSP) has started using 40 new unmarked patrol cars in an effort to curb distracted driving, the agency announced at an event kicking off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Godlewski. Photo courtesy of NGVAmerica.

NGVAmerica Urges Oklahoma to Retain Natural Gas Incentives

Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica, asked Oklahoma legislators not to pass a bill that would cut a number of tax incentives for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and fueling stations.

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Kansas City Officers Disciplined for Shoddy Cars

Three Kansas City (Kan.) Police officers and a civilian employee have been disciplined, after photos of the agency's aging police vehicles appeared on Facebook showing peeling paint, rust, and torn upholstery.

Screencapture courtesy of Genie

Genie Introduces a Content Site Dedicated To Education

Genie, the Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) segment of Terex Corporation, announced the launch of its new education-focused website, Genie Aerial Pros, designed to connect customers, operators, and key stakeholders with industry experts.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Flat in 2016

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in March was 25.3 mpg — unchanged from the value that was revised for February.

Right-Sizing Helps Ariz. County Reduce Fleet Emissions

Pima County, Ariz., has reduced the number of miles traveled by the county fleet by 21% and reduced carbon intensity of its fleet operations by nearly 6%, according to its Sustainable Action Plan Report Card.

Safety Video Tip: Staying Focused on Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the National Safety Council is challenging all motorists to take the pledge to be an attentive driver.

Photo of 2016 F-150 Limited courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Surge 58% in March

Sales of vehicles to government agencies from nine manufacturers increased 58.3% to 17,832 units in March compared to a year ago, as sales of trucks and passenger cars spiked, according to Automotive Fleet data.

The Ford F-150 was converted to run on propane autogas at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Alliance AutoGas F-150 Prepares for Coast-to-Coast Trip

Fresh from setting a record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the F-150 will embark on 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride."

Photo by Vince Taroc

Vote Now for the Public Fleet Hall of Fame

Fleet professionals can now vote for the 2016 inductees of the Public Fleet Hall of Fame. Anyone affiliated with the public fleet industry, including fleet professionals, fleet technicians or other staff members, and suppliers, can vote.

LoJack Celebrates Stolen Vehicle Recovery Milestone

LoJack Corporation has recovered more than 200,000 vehicles in the U.S., and plans to celebrate the achievement by honoring the Los Angeles Police Department at an event on March 30 at Galpin Motors in North Hills, Calif.

Navistar Fined $7.5M in Truck Emission Case

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday charged Navistar International Corp. with misleading investors about its development of an advanced technology truck engine that could be certified to meet U.S. emission standards.

Photo of Model 3 courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Model 3 Provides 215 EV Miles

Tesla Motors' more affordable Model 3 will provide at least 215 miles of electric range when it arrives in late 2017, CEO Elon Musk told an audience who gathered in Hawthorne, Calif., for the car's unveiling.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-650, F-750 for Parking Brake Issue

The recall covers nearly 4,800 2015-2016 model-year work trucks that may have faulty parking brake cable connector clips.

Video: Prius Captures Top Safety Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the 2016 Prius a Top Safety Pick+ award winner after the car excels in crashworthiness evaluations.

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Air Bags

The recall covers nearly 38,000 low-roof Transit vans whose side-curtain air bags may be positioned incorrectly.

N.M. County Considers Vehicle Replacement Plan

The Dona Ana County (N.M.) commission is looking to create a vehicle replacement plan and schedule to keep track of replacements.

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