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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Video: IIHS Begins Headlight Testing for Mid-Size Cars

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety performs a round of headlight evaluations and only one model — when equipped with LED lights and high-beam assist — drew a top score.

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N.J. City University Slashes Preventable Collisions

New Jersey City University (NJCU) fleet reduced its preventable collisions by 78% in calendar-year 2015 in comparison to the prior year, earning it the National Safety Council's award for significant improvement in safety performance.

AEMP Announces Public Sector Fleet Technician of the Year

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) Education Foundation has announced the 2016 Technician of the Year Award winners. Michael Naletko from Sarasota County (Fla.) Fleet Services earned the public sector award.

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Terex Recalls Aerial Devices, Digger Derrick Lifts

The limited recall affects equipment installed on trucks manufactured from Aug. 4, 2015, to Feb. 16 of this year.

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Chevrolet Caprice Police Cars Recalled for Steering

The General Motors recall covers more than 6,000 vehicles that might lose electric power steering assist because of a corrosion problem.

Empire Clean Cities Hosts Stakeholder Meeting

Empire Clean Cities has scheduled its annual stakeholder meeting for May 12 in the Queens neighborhood of Corona.

Weekly Diesel Prices Flatten Out

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. remained mostly flat last week after more than a month of increases.

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Houston Sues Parts Supplier for $1M Overage

The City of Houston has sued its auto parts supplier, NAPA IBS, after an internal audit found the company overcharged the city more than $1 million. NAPA claims it has saved the city money and the city is misreading the contract.

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Private DC Ambulance Service to Aid Overwhelmed Fleet

The District of Columbia's fire agency has contracted with private ambulance provider American Medical Response (AMR) for patients whose injuries or illnesses are not time sensitive or life threatening.

Vision Fleet Renames Itself As Evercar

Vision Fleet has renamed itself as Evercar, and set up a fleet leasing division called Evercar for Fleet that will continue to provide battery-electric vehicles to government and commercial fleet customers.

Audit Commends N.C. City’s Take-Home Car Program

An internal audit of the City of Wilmington, N.C., take-home vehicle fleet commended the police department for the oversight and management of its take-home vehicle program.

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