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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.

The 'Safety Guy' to Speak at CEI’s NAFA I&E Booth

Nationally renowned safety expert David Wallace will be the featured speaker at The CEI Group Inc.'s booth at the NAFA Institute and Exposition in Austin, Texas, next month, the company announced.

Video Safety Tip: Lane Changes

AAA and State Farm offer advice on how to make safe lane changes.

McCorkhill Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet’s Knowledge Sharing video series, John McCorkhill, retired fleet director, talks about the importance of networking, being a leader rather than a boss, and the difficulty of finding good technicians.

Longobart-Ross Consulting to Hire Manager

Longobart-Ross Consulting, a California-based fleet consulting company, is hiring a full-time employee with the opportunity to become the executive manager of the company. This person would oversee all other employees as they are brought on board.

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Corvallis, Ore. Switches to Renewable Diesel

Another West Coast fleet has decided to switch to renewable diesel for its fleet vehicles. The City of Corvallis, Ore., will begin using renewable diesel this summer for one-third of its fleet.

V8 gasoline-powered TITAN XD. Photo: Nissan

Nissan Announces Pricing for Gasoline TITAN XD

Nissan announced pricing for the new 2016 V-8 gasoline engine-equipped TITAN XD crew cab models. It has starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $35,290 for the base trim.

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, photo courtesy of the automaker.

Toyota's Plug-In Prius Prime 26% More Efficient

Toyota's next-generation plug-in hybrid Prius, called the Prius Prime, improves fuel efficiency by 26% over the outgoing model with an estimated 120 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), Toyota announced at the New York Auto Show.

Last Day to Submit a Public Fleet Hall of Fame Nomination

Nominations for the 2016 Public Fleet Hall of Fame are due end of day today, March 23. Hall of Fame members are recognized industry leaders and pioneers who have contributed to the public fleet management profession.

In Memoriam: Charleston County’s Mark Kostos

Mark Kostos, fleet shop supervisor for Charleston County (S.C.) and vice president of the Southeast Governmental Fleet Management Association (SGFMA), passed away unexpectedly on March 20. He was 55.

Photo of new Ford Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of City of San Diego.

San Diego to Tap Replacement Fund for 'Critical' Vehicles

The City of San Diego has begun using a $16-million reserve fund to immediately replace aging fleet vehicles that have been deemed 'critical,' and will consider leasing, financing, and other funding options to close its replacement backlog.

Ohio Parks Agency's Fleet Approach Questioned

An Ohio parks agency director has come under scrutiny for dismissing 13 staff members including the maintenance supervisor, while purchasing new vehicles.

N.C. Governor Reduces Fleet Costs By Shifting to Smaller Vehicles

North Carolina expects to save $2.3 million from its recent order of smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles as part of an effort by Gov. Pat McCrory to reduce waste in government.

Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Trend Upward

The average price of diesel fuel increased last week, pushed upward by a rebounding crude oil market.

Central Ohio to Host Midwest Green Vehicle Fleet Conference

Clean Fuels Ohio and the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) will host the second annual Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo from Sept. 26-28 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Video Tip: Using Turn Signals Consistently

The Iowa Department of Transportation offers advice that may help some fleet drivers break the lazy habit of neglecting to use turn indicators when they're needed.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of GM.

EPA Rates Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid at 46 MPG Highway

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to achieve 47 mpg in the city, which would put it atop mid-size hybrid sedans.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Platform Tilting Risk

The recall covers 465 utility truck aerial devices manufactured from June 18, 2008, to Sept. 28, 2015.

Photo: Mack

Mack Recalls Trucks For Driveshaft, Steering Issues

Mack Trucks is recalling certain Granite, LR Pinnacle, TerraPro and Titan trucks for a driveshaft issue and separately a steering shaft issue.

Clements Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet’s Knowledge Sharing video series, John Clements, retired fleet manager, discusses changing vehicle technologies, lack of funding, motivating employees, and trying to do too much.

Photo courtesy of Mobility Ventures.

Mobility Ventures Offers Incentives for Paratransit Vehicles

Mobility Ventures will offer incentives from $3,000 to $5,000 to customers who purchase its 2014 MV-1 custom-built paratransit vehicles, the company has announced.

Video: Automatic Braking to Become Standard by 2022

The agreement means that this safety technology will become widely available on passenger cars and Class 1-2 trucks without a protracted regulatory process.


Little Rock Fleet Director to Retire

City of Little Rock (Ark.) Fleet Director Wendell Jones has announced he will be retiring in June. Jones is responsible for 1,300 units, three maintenance facilities, and one storage facility.

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