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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.

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.

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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.

Photo courtesy of NJCU.

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.

Photo of Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of General Motors.

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.

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.



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