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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.

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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.

Los Angeles Named Most Congested U.S. City

Los Angeles has been named the most congested city in the U.S., where drivers wasted an average of 81 hours per year stuck in gridlock, according to date from data-provider Inrix.

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Ford Offers 7 Trailer Cameras With 2017 Super Duty

Ford is offering a seven-camera system with its 2017 Super Duty trucks that gives a driver additional views around the side of the truck and behind the trailer, Ford has announced.

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N.H. Bill Would Raise Fed Fleet Gasoline Costs

New Hampshire lawmakers are poised to approve a bill that would remove an exemption that has allowed federal fleet vehicles to skirt the state's gasoline tax.

Ga. County's Outsourcing Plan Wouldn't Cut Jobs

Barrow County's interim county manager is urging for outsourced fleet maintenance, claiming that the county can’t buy new diagnostic equipment and train technicians to keep up with new technologies on vehicles.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Silverado Adds Camera System, Tow-Prep Package

Fleets will be able to acquire a 2014-2016 model year Chevrolet Silverado with a new camera system for trailering and a fifth-wheel prep package.

N.Y. Town Adds 'Ghost' Police Cruiser

The Ramapo (N.Y.) Police Department's vehicle looks like an unmarked car, but includes subtle graphics with white-shaded lettering on the white paint scheme.

(from l. to r.), LMTV apparatus, crash rescue vehicle, and water tender. Photo courtesy of WVFD-Bagdad.

Ariz. Fire District Adds Refurbished Apparatus

The Williamson Valley-Bagdad (Ariz.) Fire District is rolling out three new fire-fighting apparatus, including an upgraded military truck, refurbished vehicle, and apparatus purchased from a nearby department.

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Hincklease Hires Municipal Leasing Manager

Salt Lake City-based Hincklease has hired Lamont Nelson as the lead relationship manager for its municipal leasing business, the company has announced.

The city's "green" fleet currently consists of hybrids, compressed natural gas vehicles, and electric vehicles, including this Toyota Rav4 EV. Photo courtesyof City of Anaheim

Anaheim's GHG Reduction Plan Gains CLEANFleet Certification

The City of Anaheim, Calif., has obtained Tier 5 CLEANFleet certification from the Coalition for Green Fleet Management. This, in addition to the city’s Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) designation, makes the city a Fleet Masters operation.

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Diesel Prices Climb, Crude Prices May Stall

The average price of diesel fuel continued to climb last week as a rebound in the crude oil market put upward pressure on energy costs. However, the trend may reverse, as Iran has vowed not to freeze its oil production output at current levels.

Little Rock to Host Ark. Fleet Conference

The Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association will be holding its annual conference May 12-13 in Little Rock.

Safety Video Tip: Adjusting to the Time Change

The beginning of Daylight Saving Time brings an increase in drowsy driving risk as motorists struggle with sleep debt. Here are some timely safety tips from AAA and the National Sleep Foundation you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Photo: Matheson Postal Services

USPS Contract Carrier Adds Natural Gas Powered Trucks

Matheson Postal Services, a contract carrier for the United States Postal Service, is adding 37 new compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas tractors to its fleet as part of a company-wide program to expand clean energy use.

APWA Announces New Certified Public Fleet Professionals

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that four public works fleet professionals have recently received the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) certification.

Iowa County Creates New Fleet Manager Position

The Scott County (Iowa) Board of Supervisors approved the creation of an in-house fleet manager position that will oversee the maintenance and management of vehicles for the county’s departments.

Seattle Wants to Cut Fleet Emissions in Half by 2025

The City of Seattle would reduce fleet greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% by 2025 by using electric vehicles as well as renewable diesel and biodiesel under a new plan announced by Mayor Ed Murray.

Boise, Idaho Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, Craig Croner, CPFP, administrative services manager for the City of Boise, Idaho, talks about not always having to be right, giving up control, and ensuring adequate training to prepare for the retirement of baby boomers.

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Ford Police Interceptors Offer Ballistic Protection

Ford will offer ballistic panels on its Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility that protect occupants from armor-piercing rifle ammunition, Ford has announced.

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NM, NJ Top Commercial Driving Incident List

Fleetmatics has released a report that includes an analysis of the driving behavior of fleets across the U.S. New Mexico and New Jersey were included in the list of top 10 states with the most severe driving incidents.

IronPlanet Announces First Spring Auction

IronPlanet's first spring auction will take place on March 23 in St. Cloud, Minn. This Midwest auction is the first of five major onsite events this spring across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

Vector's facility manager (center) and fleet technicians will continue to work on Newberry County vehicles. Photo courtesy of Vector Fleet Management

S.C. County Awards Maintenance Contract

Newberry County, S.C., has awarded Vector Fleet Management a five-year fleet maintenance contract estimated to cost $532,121 annually. The company has performed fleet maintenance for the county since 2009.

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SUVs, Mid-Size Cars Lead February Residual Values

Full-size pickups led vehicle depreciation in February, while mid-size cars, full-size cars, and utility vehicles held their value best, according to Black Book.

Philadelphia Fleet Supervisor Charged in $400K Fraud Case

The Philadelphia District Attorney has charged a city fleet supervisor and two body shop owners for an insurance fraud scam that stole $400,000 from the city’s Office of Fleet Management.



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