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Camry Hybrid Police Cars Reduce Ark. Agency's Costs

The City of Arkadelphia, Ark., has lowered its budget costs by 3% by replacing its aging fleet of Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors with Toyota Camry Hybrid police cars, according to Toyota.

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Atlanta Receives First EVs in Vision Fleet Deal

The City of Atlanta took delivery of its first five plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from Vision Fleet, as part of a 50-vehicle electric vehicle (EV) pilot program.

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County's Automated Motor Pool Improves Service, Efficiency

The Sonoma County (Calif.) Human Services Department (HSD) has achieved its goals of improving vehicle management and efficiency, and enabled workers to better serve their at-risk clients, after implementing a fleet automation technology for its motor pool.

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Stop-Start Standard for 2017 EcoBoost F-150s

Ford is adding auto stop-start as standard equipment on 2017 F-150 trucks powered by EcoBoost engines, the truck maker has announced.

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Hydrema Breaks Ground on New North American Headquarters

Hydrema, a supplier of earth moving equipment, has announced its expansion with the groundbreaking of its new North American headquarters in Cumming, Ga.

Florida DOT Contract Awarded to Agile for Motor Pool System

The Florida State Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded a contract to Agile Access Control, Inc. for its fleet and self-serve motor pool system, FleetCommander.

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Honda to Initially Lease Fuel-Cell Clarity in Calif.

Honda will initially offer its 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan with a retail lease in California as it tests the market for hydrogen-powered vehicles and eventually offer the car for sale, the automaker has announced.

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Boston Fire Audit: $22M in New Trucks Needed

An audit of the City of Boston Fire Department recommends the city spend more than $22 million to replace 29 units in the Fire Department that are more than 15 years old.

Vision Fleet Added to GSA Schedule

Vision Fleet has been added to the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule under a five-year contract as a provider of transportation, delivery and relocation solutions to deploy electric-drive vehicles in federal fleets.

Ga. County to Hire First Fleet Manager

Floyd County (Ga.) is hiring its first fleet manager for a growing fleet to determine what kind of vehicles the county needs and when the vehicles need to be replaced.

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Trump Calls for Higher Ethanol Blending

While campaigning in corn-rich Iowa, Donald Trump urged federal regulators to increase the amount of ethanol blended into the national gasoline supply.

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Westport Secures EPA Certification for CNG F-150

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Westport Innovations' compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered 2016 Ford F-150 that the vehicle modifier will offer to fleets this summer, the company announced.

Vehicle Reliability a Growing Concern for Car Buyers

For the first time in nearly a decade, concerns about reliability have increased as a reason consumers avoid certain vehicle models, a recent J.D. Power survey has shown.

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Average Diesel Prices See Significant Weekly Drop

Weekly average on-highway diesel and regular gasoline fuel prices saw significant drops last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

The Work Truck Show displays more than 500,000 square feet of vocational trucks and equipment, from more than 500 exhibitors.

Truck OEMs Plan Debuts for 2016 Work Truck Show

Cummins, International Truck, and Mitsubishi Fuso plan to make significant vehicle and powertrain announcements at The Work Truck Show, including the FUSO E-CELL all-electric truck.

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Mid-Size Pickups Bolster GM Fleet Sales in 2015

General Motors increased commercial deliveries by 12% to 213,358 during 2015, which marks a second straight year of double-digit gains, according to the company.

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Terex Rolls Out Utility Truck Spec'ing Standards

Terex has developed a new process to assist customers with spec’ing utility trucks, including aerial devices and digger derricks, that complies with bid specs, costs less to purchase and takes less time to produce.

Used Vocational Trucks More Plentiful, Less Costly

Daycab and construction trucks behave differently than highway tractors in the used commercial truck market, say analysts at NADA Used Car Guide, a division of J.D. Power and Associates.

Video Safety Tip: Three-Second Rule

Here's some advice on how to follow the three-second rule to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead.

2016 Ushers in New Traffic Laws

At the beginning of this month, thousands of new state laws took effect — including many of special interest to fleet managers and drivers.

Pa. Fleet Employees Allegedly Forged Reports

The State of Pennsylvania has charged four employees in connection with an alleged criminal conspiracy in which reports were forged to make it appear that state vehicles were being used more frequently.

Collective Data Launches New Brand Logo

Collective Data, Inc., a provider of fleet and asset management software systems, has introduced a new brand logo.

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N.C. City to Maintain County Fire Fleet at Five Stations

The City of Wilmington, N.C., is considering providing fleet maintenance services to New Hanover County at five of the county’s fire stations. The contract would be for six months at an estimated cost of $25,000, which would be reimbursed.

EWEB's renewable diesel fueling station. Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Energy

Renewable Diesel Reduces Ore. Utility's Maintenance Costs

Since switching from biodiesel to renewable diesel, the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has reduced its fleet greenhouse gas emissions as well as maintenance on its diesel vehicles.

Transportation Secretary Foxx announcing autonomous vehicle proposal at auto show in Detroit. Photo: DOT

Obama Aims to Invest $4B in Automated Vehicle Technology

The Obama administration wants to spend nearly $4 billion over ten years to fund pilot to projects aimed at accelerating the development of connected and automated vehicles.

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