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Pierce Recalls Fire Trucks for Ball Joints

The recall, expected to begin Nov. 30, affects 910 fire truck chassis in the 2006 and 2007 model years.

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Elio to Use Continental Tires on Three-Wheeled P5

Elio Motors will source production of the tires for its three-wheeled P5 vehicle from Continental Tire the Americas. The ProContact GX tires will be manufactured at the Continental Tire facility in Sumter, S.C., the company said.

Cleveland Upgrades Snow Plow Fleet

The City of Cleveland has spent $6 million to upgrade its snow removal fleet to avoid a similar debacle from a year ago when many of its trucks were out of service and couldn't respond to clear snow, reports

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N.J.County Auction Generates $180K

A recent Monmouth County (N.J.) surplus auction generated $180,736 for the sale of 259 items, including 89 vehicles. The county has been exclusively conducting online auctions since 2008.

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House Applies Highway Patch; Senate Expected to Rubberstamp

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 has been passed by the House.

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McNeilus Recalls Refuse Trucks for Fire Risk

The recall, set to begin Nov. 30, affects more than 700 front-loader refuse trucks in the 2012-2015 model years.

The City of Chesapeake has 35 CNG refuse trucks. Photo courtesy of City of Chesapeake.

Va. City to Open $1.4M Fast-Fill CNG Station

The City of Chesapeake, Va., has contracted with Clean Energy to build a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station that will also be used by the city fleet. This will replace a slow-fill station.

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Colorado to Disclose Recalls in Online Auctions

The State of Colorado will start disclosing open recalls to prospective buyers of its vehicles on eBay, where it disposes of de-fleeted vehicles, a state spokesman told Government Fleet.

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31% Say Self-Driving Cars Safer Than Distracted Drivers

New research indicates that one in three Americans would feel safer knowing autonomous vehicles were on the road.

OTC Upgrades Encore Maintenance Software

OTC has released version of its Encore software to provide enhanced diagnostics information, an improved web browser experience, and an expanded data stream and global OBD II coverage in Spanish.

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Diesel, Gasoline Prices Continue to Fall

Diesel and gasoline prices continued to fall last week, but the weekend's terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut caused crude oil prices to jump.

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Full-Size Vans Bolster October Depreciation

Full-size cargo and passenger vans logged the least amount of depreciation in October and with pickups bolstered the used vehicle market, which saw a sharp increase from September, according to Black Book.

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90% of Ford Vehicles Share Front Seat Architecture

Nearly 90% of Ford vehicles sold in North America share a common front seat architecture that allows Ford to more easily implement features such as mutli-adjusting, massage, and heating/cooling that enhance vehicle comfort, according to a release.

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House Floating Another Highway Patch

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 was introduced in the House Nov. 16.

All Department of General Services vehicles have been equipped with GPS devices. Photo courtesy of Sacramento County

Calif. County Pilots GPS in 200 Vehicles

Sacramento County, Calif., will evaluate the benefits of GPS telematics on 200 of its fleet vehicles over the next six months to determine if it will expand telematics use to 2,000 vehicles.

Video Tip: Safe Winter Driving

With snow storms on the way, AAA offers valuable safety tips for driving in harsh winter weather.

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Fleets Better at Advancing NGV Deployment

A new guide created by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) states that public and private fleets that use natural gas vehicles are better at advancing their deployment than individual vehicle owners.

Take-Home Vehicles Costing N.Y. County Too Much

Nassau County (N.Y.) needs to improve oversight of its 282 take-home vehicles to reduce unnecessary expense and liability, an audit from the county Office of the Comptroller found.

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Isuzu Recalls Older N-Series, GM W-Series Trucks

The recall covers 13,671 Isuzu NPR, Isuzu NPR-HD, Chevrolet W3500, Chevrolet W4500, GMC W3500 and GMC W4500 gasoline trucks in the 2006-2008 model years.

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Electric Trucks Struggling to Gain Acceptance in Calif.

California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

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Nissan Titan XD Tows 12,314 Pounds

Nissan's diesel-powered 2016 Titan XD pickup will tow 12,314 pounds and offers a maximum payload capacity of 2,091 pounds, according to new details released by Nissan.

Photo of Seymour Setnor with his side-view mirror system courtesy of Seymour Setnor.

Inventor Patents No-Blind-Spot Side Mirror

A Florida businessman has obtained a patent for a side-view mirror control system with no blind spots to improve visibility for drivers called the See More switch system.

N.Y. County Considers Leasing to Reduce Costs

St. Lawrence County, N.Y., is considering a contract with Enterprise Fleet Management to begin leasing its vehicles rather than owning them to save at least $500,000 over a 10-year period.

Government Fleet to Recognize Top Fleet Professionals Under 40

Government Fleet is accepting nominations of fleet managers, supervisors, technicians, analysts, etc., under 40 who have contributed to their own operations or show potential as emerging fleet leaders.

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Worthington Expands CNG Offering with Acquisition

The Worthington Industries Pressure Cylinders segment has acquired assets from Trilogy Engineered Systems, a manufacturer of CNG fuel system components for the commercial truck market.

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