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Mich. City Partially Outsources Fleet Management

The City of Adrian, Mich., is entering into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management for fleet management services for six of its 38 non-emergency vehicles.

Photo courtesy of State of New York.

New York Deploys Emergency Trailers Along Oil Corridor

The State of New York is deploying 24 fully equipped emergency response trailers across New York’s crude oil transportation corridor to strengthen its response to crude oil transportation incidents.

FDNY Mechanic Saves Dept. $750K Annually

Jomar Pichardo, a mechanic who helped save about $750,000 by rebuilding and restoring costly ambulance components, was among the honorees at the annual FDNY Administrative Medals and Awards Ceremony.

Safety Tip: Road Rage Prevention

Here's advice on how to limit your risk of becoming a victim of road rage.

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City of Atlanta Collects Data on Waste

The City of Atlanta, Ga., hopes to cut down on waste and boost its recycling efforts with data. The Public Works Department will begin a six-month pilot using a cloud-based technology platform from Rubicon Global to improve waste operations and provide route optimization for its trucks.

Photo of 2017 NV courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices 2017 NV Vans, Updates V-8

The 2017 Nissan NV will offer the 5.6L Endurance gasoline engine that debuted with the Titan XD. Pricing for the base NV cargo van increases by $1,190.

Photo via Flickr/Dan O'Shea

Four Global Cities to Ban Diesel Vehicles by 2025

The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, and Athens have pledged to ban diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025 in an effort to improve air quality.

Austin Fleet Manager to Retire

Gerry Calk, fleet services director for the City of Austin, Texas, has announced that he will retire. His last work day is Dec. 30.

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Kawasaki Launches Government, Fleet Sales Section Online

To help facilitate government and fleet sales and to add awareness to its internal sales programs, a government and fleet sales section has gone live on Kawasaki.com.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

Fleet Sales Increase 5.6% in November

Sales of vehicles from five manufacturers to government agencies increased 5.6% to 20,625 in November and remain solidly positive for 2016, according to Automotive Fleet data.

IronPlanet to Auction 500 Heavy Equipment Assets

IronPlanet will auction roughly 500 late model, low-hour machines from several manufacturers and construction companies on Dec. 7. This will be followed by an online-only auction on Dec. 8.

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Older Sprinter Vans Recalled for Brake Warning Light

The recall covers more than 17,000 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2003 to 2006 model years.

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Ore. City Deploys Fleet for Leaf Cleanup

The City of Hillsboro, Ore., is preparing for the seasonal weather ahead with its leaf pickup program for the fall and winter. Through the program, the city picks up about 4,500 to 4,700 cubic yards of leaf mulch every year, weighing more than 1.8 million pounds.

NYPA Awards EV Connect $4M Contract

EV Connect was awarded a $4 million contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to install and manage approximately 300 additional Level 2 EV charging stations throughout New York State.

Graphic courtesy of FCA.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Fuel Economy Rises After EPA Testing

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers a range and fuel economy that surpasses manufacturer estimates, according to ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Conn. Invests in Tow-Behind Plows

The State of Connecticut debuted three tow-behind plows capable of clearing snow and ice from two full highway lanes in a single pass. These plows are expected to help improve efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.

Iowa County Officials Debate Fleet Centralization

Scott County, Iowa, officials debated the county's fleet management plans at a recent board meeting. The debate came up after the county's director of budget and administrative services recommended to purchase a system to balance and align tires.

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NYC Orders 50 Chevrolet Bolt EVs

New York City is purchasing 50 Chevrolet Bolt all-electric vehicles for its fleet. The new contract will help the city reach its goal of acquiring 1,000 electric vehicles by the end of 2017.

EPA Retains 2025 Emissions Targets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed leaving in place its emissions standards for light-duty vehicles through 2025 in a move that's expected to face opposition from automakers.

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GM Adds Southeast, West Fleet Sales Regions

General Motors is expanding its sales and service team for commercial and government fleets by appointing regional directors for the Southeast and West regions.

Since opening this CNG fueling station in Anderson, S.C., last year, Piedmont has reduced the price of its fuel to $1.37 per GGE. Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

CNG Supplier Hopes to Spur Adoption in Southeast

Fuel supplier Piedmont Natural Gas hopes to expand compressed natural gas adoption with lowered fuel prices and contracts with government and commercial fleets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Chart courtesy of EPA.

EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.

Diesel Prices Barely Changed Last Week

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. was nearly flat during the week of Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the EIA.

Safety Tip: Floor Mat Installation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides advice on how to ensure floor mats are installed properly and don't interfere with accelerator or brake pedal operation.

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Tenn. School Bus Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash

A Chattanooga, Tenn., school bus driver was arrested after a bus crash resulted in the death of six children.

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