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Ga. Fleet Employee Sentenced in Theft Case

A former City of Augusta, Ga., fleet administrative assistant has been sentenced to four years in prison followed by six years on probation after she pleaded no contest to stealing $66,000 from the city.

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Seattle Increases Fuel Efficiency with Hybrid Ambulances

The City of Seattle has achieved a 23% increase in miles driven per gallon and a 19% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in its hybrid ambulance vehicles.

Agile Launches Fleet Savings Assessment Tool

Agile Access Control, Inc. (Agile) announced a new, proprietary fleet savings assessment tool that identifies hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential savings for government, university, utility, and other fleets.

Photo of 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell courtesy of Honda.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Retail Lease Pricing Announced

Honda will offer its 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan with a retail lease price of $369 per month in California starting at the end of 2016, Honda has announced.

Chevin, NAPA IBS Integration Boosts Parts Spending Visibility

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that it has integrated its FleetWave software with the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) point-of-sale system.

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Electric Smart Fortwo Charging Time Halved

The fourth-generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive increases driving range to 80 miles and improves charging so that it's twice as fast as the previous model, the Daimler unit announced ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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IronPlanet Offers Fixed and Negotiated Pricing Format

The online used equipment marketplace IronPlanet has launched a new allEquip fixed and negotiated pricing format with a "Make Offer" feature.

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E-One Recalls Fire Trucks for Aerial Ladder

The recall, set to begin Dec. 26, affects 196 trucks in the 2014-2016 model years.

IronPlanet's Truck Locator Enables Multiple Purchases

IronPlanet has launched Fleet Services featuring IronPlanet Truck Locator that provides access to more than $200 million in Class 8 and other trucks to meet the needs of multi-unit and fleet buyers, according to IronPlanet.

MyGeotab App Added to Google Play Store

Geotab's MyGeotab fleet management software app is now available in the Google Play Store, the telematics provider has announced.

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Electric courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Offers Subscription-Based Vehicle Ownership

Hyundai will offer a subscription-based approach to vehicle ownership with its 2017 Ioniq Electric sedan that will allow customers to acquire the vehicle for a fixed monthly fee that covers all costs of ownership, Hyundai announced ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

N.M. City Criticized for 'Poorly Maintained' Refuse Trucks

The City of Santa Fe, N.M., is under fire after a local news report claimed that the city's fleet of "poorly maintained" refuse trucks are a danger to public safety.

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Indianapolis Officials Concerned About Vision Fleet Deal

Indianapolis officials are again questioning the city's controversial agreement to lease electric vehicles through Vision Fleet, after the company suspended all car sharing operations last month.

City of Dublin Hiring Fleet Technician

The City of Dublin, Ohio, is hiring a fleet technician to join its Fleet Management Division. The city was named a leading fleet in 2016, coming in at No. 18.

This map shows Public Fleet Pilot Project rebates disbursed through August. Image via Center for Sustainable Energy

Fleets Can Reduce Costs by 25% with EVs

Fleets can save up to 25% of the total cost of ownership over the life of a vehicle by replacing select cars with plug-in electric vehicles, according to a report from the Center for Sustainable Energy.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Provides 530 Miles of Range

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will provide 30 miles of electric driving and 530 miles of range when it arrives in early 2017 as the only plug-in hybrid minivan available in the U.S. market, Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) announced.

Photo of 2017 F-350 King Ranch courtesy of Ford.

North American Car, Truck of the Year Finalists Named

Ford's redesigned F-Series Super Duty and Chevrolet's new battery-electric Bolt EV will compete as finalists for North American car and truck of the year, according to a group of automotive journalists who judge the annual awards.

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NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements contains no big surprises compared to the one issued last year.

Photo of the Houston Auto Auction courtesy of ServNet.

Houston Auto Auction Joins ServNet

The Houston Auto Auction has joined the ServNet independent auction group. The auction, which is located on 24 acres in north Houston, sells fleet, lease, and dealer vehicles every Tuesday.

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City of Long Beach Holds Annual Fleet Car Show

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) Fleet Services held its fourth annual car show on Nov. 3. The event invites Fleet Services and city employees to showcase their vehicles.

Diesel Prices Fall by Nearly 3 Cents

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly 3 cents last week after staying essentially flat for over a month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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EPA Fuel Economy Labels Now More Accurate

Fuel economy labels attached to new vehicles now more accurately reflect real-world fuel consumption, refuting a decade-old study that claimed the labels mislead buyers, according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports.

Bosch NA Components Get Limited Lifetime Warranty

Effective Nov. 1, all Bosch Engine Management part numbers active in the North America catalog will be covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

Pictured is one of Osceloa County's new service trucks. Photo courtesy of Osceola County

Fla. County Modernizes Fleet Ops

A modernization effort at Osceola County (Fla.) Fleet Management has led to equipment and facility upgrades as well as new tools for the fleet. In FY-2017, the county is investing an additional $1.4 million in fleet improvement projects.

Safety Tip: Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle

Restraining pets inside the vehicle not only prevents driver distraction but also protects the animal and other passengers in the event of a crash. Here are some tips from AAA.



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