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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.

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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

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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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Virginia Clean Cities to Hold Electric Vehicle Workshop

The Tidewater Area Fleet Manager's Association, the City of Norfolk, Va., and the Virginia Clean Cities are hosting the Norfolk Electric Vehicle Workshop on March 17.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT Z71 courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls 473K Pickups, SUVs for Brake Pedal

The recall covers 2015-2016 model-year Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

San Diego's Vehicle Tracking System Delivering Data

The City of San Diego has implemented CalAmp's vehicle tracking system GovOutlook across its fleet of approximately 4,000 vehicles to increase efficiency and productivity, the company has announced.

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BraunAbility Introduces Wheelchair-Accessible Ford Explorer

BraunAbility has introduced the MXV, a Ford Explorer-based mobility vehicle that allows wheelchair access for passengers and drivers.

Rochester-Area Fleets Eligible for $1M Alt-Fuel Grants

Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Autocar Recalls Xpeditor Trucks

In more than a thousand trucks in the 2013-2016 model years, the brake pedals are at risk for detaching.

Pa. County to Lease Majority of Fleet

Greene County, Pa., is entering into a five-year agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to lease the majority of its fleet vehicles, a move expected to save $140,000 over the next 10 years.

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Cummins Connected Diagnostics Now Available with Geotab

The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution.

Pa. Borough Considering Leased Fleet

The Waynesboro (Pa.) Borough Council is considering disbursing its vehicles in favor of a leased vehicles fleet to reduce maintenance costs.

Diesel Prices Are Down Over 82 Cents in 12 Months

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell last week to a level that is 82 cents cheaper than a year ago.

Nominate the 2016 Fleet Manager of the Year

Government Fleet magazine is accepting nominations for the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. The last day to submit a nomination is March 7.

In hopes of developing new strategies to reduce crash injuries and deaths, NHTSA this year is holding a series of summits. Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Road Deaths Spike in 2015

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. climbed during the first three quarters of last year, according to estimates in a newly released NHTSA report.

Video Safety Tip: Curbing All Distractions

In 2014, distracted driving accounted for 10% of all crash fatalities, killing 3,179 people. This video highlights 10 of the most common driving distractions.



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