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Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.

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Cummins Powers Up Medium-Duty Engines

Cummins has updated its B and L series medium-duty engines for 2017, increasing power output options and fuel efficiency.

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Ford Extends F-650/F-750 V-8 Diesel's Range

Ford will offer a new 6.7L Powerstroke V-8 diesel with its the 2017 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that can travel 500,000 miles without a major service visit, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show.

Michelin's Auto Tire Inflation Tech Maintains Pressure

Michelin Auto Inflate will use automatic tire inflation technology developed by Aperia Technologies called Halo to maintain the pressure on drive and trailer tires.

Photo of Matthew Godlewski of NGVAmerica by Mike Antich.

Natural Gas Use, Vehicle Sales Decline

Natural Gas vehicle production and sales declined in 2015 compared to 2014. This was primarily due to the reduced cost of petroleum, according to Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica.

Fuel Prices Increase for Second Straight Week

The price of diesel fuel at the pump increased for the second straight week, jumping a few tenths of a cent nationally.

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Dublin Public Works Earns APWA Accreditation

The Dublin Public Works department has earned accreditation through the American Public Works Association (APWA).

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Google Self-Driving Car Strikes Bus

An autonomous Google car struck a municipal bus in a crash that appears to place fault with Google's autonomous Lexus RX450.

Last Week to Apply for the Leading Fleets

The Leading Fleets award is a national award that recognizes peak-performing public fleet operations. The last day to apply is March 4.

Video Safety Tip: Dealing With Black Ice

The Maine Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers advice for dealing with one of the most dangerous winter driving hazards.

State Fleet Group Launches Benchmarking Initiative

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA), an association of state and university fleet professionals, is embarking upon a new benchmarking survey initiative. The survey is open to all state and public university fleets.

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Mich. City to Address Parts Outsourcing Dispute

The City of Lansing, Mich., council will discuss whether a contract with NAPA IBS for parts management violates a collective bargaining agreement with two union employees.

EPA Offers $26M in Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that $26 million in grant funding will be made available to establish clean diesel projects with the intention of reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.

Dossier Systems Names Midwest Account Manager

Dossier Systems announced that Jim Dyer has joined the company as regional account manager for the Midwest. Dyer will develop new business and serve existing Dossier customers.

St. Louis Moving Forward with $12M Fleet Garage

St. Louis will purchase a site and build it out as a maintenance facility for its fleet of trash trucks as well as fire department vehicles, after the Board of Alderman approved the project.

Mitchell Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet’s Knowledge Sharing video series, Allen Mitchell, retired fleet executive and consultant for AMM Fleet Consulting, discusses increasing regulations related to fleet, being an active listener, and the importance of customer service.

Phillips 66 Consolidates Lubricants Brands

To strengthen strategic relationships and drive growth, Phillips 66 Lubricants will consolidate its Lubricant’s portfolio into two brands, Phillips 66 and Kendall Motor Oil.

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Mild Hybrid Silverado, Sierra Trucks to Arrive for 2016

General Motors will offer about 700 eAssist hybrid versions of its 2016 model year Silverado and Sierra pickups through California dealers, GM has announced.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Releases Fleet Data Mastermind Guide

Chevin Fleet Solutions has released its "How to Become a Fleet Data Mastermind" — the first in a series of informative white papers created by the company.

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Tri-Fuel System Installed on Ford Truck

Niyato Industries Inc. has developed a tri-fuel system that can support the use of gasoline, compressed natural gas, or propane and installed it on a Ford F-350 4x4 pickup.

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Fla. City to Build CNG Fueling Facility

The City of Panama City, Fla., has awarded a contract to Zeit Energy to build a $2.19 million compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for fleet vehicles that will also be publicly accessible.

Report Details Mass. City's Aging Fire Fleet

The Pittsfield (Mass.) Fire Department's fleet "is not well suited" to respond to several types of incidents due to its age, and the city doesn't have a plan in place to replace the vehicles, according to a report prepared by a consultant.

N.M. County Bans Outsourcing

The Doña Ana County (N.M.) manager has banned departments from using outside vendors to perform vehicle repairs, as a cost-containment strategy partly aimed at the county sheriff's department.

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Texas Town Considers Luxury Patrol Cars

The Town of Addison (Texas) Police Department is considering replacing its fleet of 14 patrol cars with luxury vehicles. These include the Volvo XC90, BMW X5, and Audi Q7 in addition to the Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Chevrolet Tahoe.

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Facebook Helps Fla. Police Arrest Fleet Burglar

The Lake City (Fla.) Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with the burglary at the city’s fleet maintenance facility. The suspect entered the fenced-in facility and took personal property of Public Works employees located in vehicles.

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