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Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Unexpected Movement

The recall affects 195 devices that need new hydraulic pressure control valves.

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Van Sales Reach Four-Decade Peak

Sales of full-size and compact vans have continued to show strength, as Ford sold nearly 10,000 full-size Transit vans in January, following the company's best year of van sales since 1978.

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Mack Offers Standard Telematics on TerraPro With MP Engine

Mack’s integrated diagnostics and telematics product quickly diagnoses problems and automatically schedules dealer repairs, and confirms that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.

Eaton's Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton Expands AMT Line for Vocational Use

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.

Fleet Manager Pete Bednar is pictured here with one of the county's electric vehicles. Photo courtesy of Ventura County

Calif. County Fleet to Reduce Emissions with EVs

The County of Ventura, Calif., will reduce fleet greenhouse gas emissions by expanding its plug-in electric vehicle fleet and increasing use of technology.

Photo of 2016 Prius Four courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota's Japan Plant Shut Down Delays 2016 Prius

Toyota Motor Corp. will suspend production at assembly plants in Japan next week due to a steel factory explosion that will delay shipments of the new 2016 Prius hybrid.

Diesel Prices Slide Further While Oil Production Remains High

The average price of diesel fuel continued to fall last week amidst reports that global crude oil production would not be cut to meet lower demand.

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Bridgestone Recalls Firestone FS561 Tires

The voluntary safety recall is limited to FS561 tires in size 255/70R22.5 and only those tires that are installed in the trailer application.

Video Safety Tip: Preventing Pothole Damage

Here's some advice from the Michigan Department of Transportation on how to deal with potholes.

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Texas City Creates $11M Fleet Replacement Fund

The City of Killeen is creating a fleet replacement fund. The city will provide $7.5 million to establish the program as well as $3.5 million for the year's fleet purchases.

Photo courtesy of City of Chicago/Patrick Pyszka.

Chicago Officers Tampering with Dashcams

Chicago police officers have been disabling the microphones connected to their dashcam systems, which has caused an absence of audio in about 80% of videos.

Commercial Truck Demand to Slow, Parts Remain Stout

Commercial fleets will register a lower growth percentage of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2016, but feed strong demand for aftermarket parts, according to a new forecast from IHS Automotive.

Colo. Police Union Wants 100K-Mile Cars Replaced

About 75 of the department's 100 vehicles are older than five years, and 51 of the vehicles have more than 100,000 miles. One 2000 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor has logged 192,617 miles.

A new IIHS study examines the effectiveness of forward collision warning systems -- with and without automatic emergency braking. Photo courtesy of IIHS.

Automatic Braking Cutting Rear-End Crashes

A new IIHS study finds that forward collision warning systems that include automatic emergency braking cut rear-end crash rates by 39%.

IronPlanet Donates Auction Proceeds to Charity

GovPlanet, IronPlanet's online marketplace for used government surplus, is auctioning three High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), or Humvees, and donating the proceeds to the Fisher House Foundation.

Presentation slide courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Planning Hybrid Trucks, SUVs

FCA US plans to introduce a mild hybrid Ram 1500 and its next generation Jeep Wrangler with several alternative powertrains to meet increasing stringent tailpipe emissions standards and fuel economy regulations.

Photo of 2016 Jeep Wrangler courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Ending Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart to Focus on Trucks, SUVs

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will eventually discontinue the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart, increase Jeep SUV and Ram truck production, and roll out additional hybrids as part of its business plan leading toward 2018.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford E-Series Recall Tied to Trailer Braking

The recall affects 83 2016 model-year cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America, including 75 in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Kardex Remstar

Kardex Remstar Awarded Contract with NJPA

Kardex Remstar has announced the signing of a contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA). NJPA’s cooperative contract is available to more than 50,000 member agencies, helping streamline the required purchasing process.

Infographic courtesy of Bosch.

Bosch's Smart Gas Pedal Lowers Fuel Consumption

Bosch has developed the active gas pedal, which notifies the driver when to lighten pressure on the pedal, promotes lowered fuel consumption, and issues warnings to drivers when they are speeding.

Photo of 2016 F-750 truck courtesy of Ford.

Fontaine Opens F-650/F-750 Upfitting Center in Ohio

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has opened a modification center in Avon Lake, Ohio, to provide modifications for Ford's 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks, including an exclusive tractor package for beverage fleets, the truck upfitter has announced.

Philadelphia City Council Vehicles Questioned

More than 70% of the Philadelphia City Council members have signed up to use a city-issued vehicle, a practice frowned up during the recession that one member said would not be appropriate.

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Texas City Employees Charged with Gasoline Theft

Two former City of Port Arthur, Texas, employees were charged with felony theft by public servant in connection with fuel theft from the city amounting to $146,000.

Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT courtesy of GM.

GMC Sierra 1500 Named Texas Truck Towing Champ

The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 has been named the Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion during a head-to-head test conducted by editors from Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com, and MrTruck.com.

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In Memoriam: Culver City’s Brian Haskins

Brian Haskins, fleet services supervisor for the City of Culver City, Calif., died on Jan. 19 following a motorcycle accident. Haskins had worked at the city fleet for more than 13 years.



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