Government Fleet News

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Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Injury Risk

Set to begin this month, the recall affects 73 SCM48, SCM50 and SCM55 aerial devices in the 2011-2015 model years.

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DOE Cuts Clean Cities, Boosts SuperTruck

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed 2017 budget would sharply cut funding to the Clean Cities program and add new funding to an initiative seeking to improve the fuel efficiency of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

IronPlanet Sells $93.8M in Assets at Equipment Auction

IronPlanet sold more than 2,350 items for $93.8 million in gross merchandise volume (GMV) at its Cat Auction Services unreserved public auction in Kissimmee, Fla., last week.

Pa. Offers $7M in Incentives for Alt-Fuels

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering $7 million in grants to commercial and government fleets to increase use of alternative fuels, the agency announced.

Head Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, Dave Head of Head Fleet Management discusses the challenges of a modern fleet manager, stricter environmental regulations, and questioning a police officer’s claim of a brake problem.

Lytx Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR is acquiring video-based telematics supplier Lytx, Inc. for more than $500 million in an all-cash transaction, according to a release.

Super Duty insiders go through the frame review process. Photo: Ford

Ford Gives Super Duty to Professional Users for Testing

Ford recently gave five F-Series Super Duty professional users a first-hand look at the torture testing engineers put the pickup through during the development process.

According to the National Safety Council, 2015 was likely the deadliest driving year since 2008. Screen shot courtesy of LoudLabs News/YouTube.

Road Deaths Rise by Largest Percent in 50 Years

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council show an 8% increase in 2015 compared to 2014.

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Wyo. County to Build CNG Station

Laramie County, Wyo., has approved a contract for the construction of a $520,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for its fleet.

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Colo. County Names Fleet Director

Adams County, Colo., has named Jeff Bowman as its director of Fleet Services. He began his role as fleet director earlier this month.

Diesel Falls Below $2 Per Gallon For First Time in 11 Years

The average price of on-highway diesel fuel fell below $2 for the first time since Feb. 14, 2005. Diesel prices came close to that mark in 2009 but never fell below it.

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Sheriff's Collision Avoidance System Combats Rear-End Crashes

The Polk County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office is striving to eliminate rear-end collisions in vehicles with an aftermarket collision avoidance system installed by fleet technicians.

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute Offers CNG Fuel Station Course

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has started offering an online course for companies considering designing and building natural gas fueling stations, and for those involved with permitting CNG station, according to the company.

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Ore. Utility Outsources Parts Room to Reduce Costs

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has outsourced its parts room to NAPA IBS to better comply with internal controls, allow technicians more time to work on vehicles, and reduce the true cost of parts.


McCorkhill Retires as Fleet Director of Va. City

John McCorkhill, fleet director for the City of Lynchburg, Va., retired on Oct. 30. McCorkhill was recognized as Government Fleet’s 2006 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year and a Government Fleet Hall of Fame inductee in 2014.

Ala. City Implements In-Vehicle Video Safety System

The city of Mobile, Ala., has been using the Lytx DriveCam program to recognize its safest drivers and best training coaches, while also helping reduce the risky driving behaviors that lead to collisions among the employees who drive city vehicles.

Video Safety Tip: Dealing With Aggressive Drivers

Here are some precautions fleet drivers can take to avoid becoming a victim of road rage.

File photo of 2011 Ford Transit Connect

Used Van Market Splits In Two

Residual values of full-size vans have remained strong while compact vans have weakened in the past year, creating a widening gap that has created two used van markets for fleet sellers.

Lee County, Fla., Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, Marilyn Rawlings, CEM, fleet manager for Lee County, Fla., talks about being a woman in the fleet industry, bluffing when you don’t know something, and taking responsibility for mistakes.

Photo of 2017 Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Add Four SUVs in Four Years

Ford will introduce four utility vehicles in the next four years in categories where the company doesn't compete, Ford announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Nissan Details Non-XD Titan Pickup

Nissan will offer a redesigned half-ton Titan powered by a pair of gasoline engines that shares no chassis components with its bigger brother, the Titan XD.

Photo of Ram 2500HD off-road 4x4 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 2500HD Adds 4x4 Off-Road Option

Ram Truck will offer a 4x4 off-road package with its three-quarter-ton 2500HD pickup starting in the third quarter, the FCA US business unit announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

The custom Mack Granite snow plow built for Somerset Township. Photo: Mack

Mack Customizes a Snow Plow for Pennsylvania Town

A custom Mack Granite snow plow model outfitted with all-wheel drive was built for Somerset Township, Penn., to deal with hilly terrain and windy roads in the area.

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

Table courtesy of GAO.

GAO Flags Underused Fed Vehicles

Five federal agencies spent may have $8.7 million leasing underutilized vehicles from the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA), according to a recent audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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