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Heavy rains and flooding have closed more than 225 roads in Missouri. Image via MoDOT

Flooding Closes Over 200 Roads in Missouri

Massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Northeastern Missouri has closed more than 225 roads in the state as the Mississippi River overruns its banks and threatens to break levees in several areas.

Fla. City Investing $3.9M on Fleet Upgrade

The City of Boynton Beach (Fla.) will invest $3.9 million from its replacement reserve fund to buy 56 vehicles for its police, fire and solid waste departments.

Calif. Police Agency Adds Electric Motorcycle

The Hollister (Calif.) Police Department has added an electric motorcycle to its patrol fleet with the help of a $19,256 grant from the Monterey Bay Air Pollution Control District.

(Clockwise from top left) Gasoline-powered vehicle, bright ideas, Ford's Police Interceptor Utility, Heil's Odyssey Freedom Front Loader

Top 10 Government-Fleet.com Articles in 2015

The gasoline-versus-diesel debate tops the most-read list for 2015, while other popular topics ranged from fleet improvement to pay incentives.

Lamerato Retires from Troy Fleet

Sam Lamerato, CPFP, is retiring as fleet superintendent from the City of Troy, Mich. His last day is Dec. 31.

Diesel 98 Cents Cheaper Than a Year Ago

For the seventh straight week, the average price of diesel fuel decreased. Gasoline saw a slight increase.

Video Safety Tip: When Your Vehicle Is Stuck in Snow

Consumer Reports and AAA offer advice on what steps drivers can take when a vehicle gets stuck in the snow and won't move.

Photo via Flickr

San Diego Sets Green Fleet Targets

The San Diego City Council has approved the mayor's climate plan that calls for the city to eventually convert a majority of its fleet vehicles to electrified powertrains, and cycle out diesel-powered refuse trucks for cleaner-burning fuels over the next several decades.

Screen shot courtesy of Altec via YouTube.

Altec Recalls Brush Chippers for Welds

Some Altec DC610 and DSC6 Brush Chippers may have improper or missing welds, posing a safety risk.

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Explorers, Police Interceptors

The recall, which covers 868 2013-MY vehicles, also includes Flex, Police Interceptor Utility, Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles at risk for fuel leaks.

Lee County now operates two earlier-model AStars like the one shown here. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters

Fla. Sheriff Adds Helicopter to Air Fleet

Lee County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office has taken delivery of an Airbus H125 AStar helicopter. This addition will increase the Lee County AStar fleet from two to three helicopters.

Texas to Provide $37.8M in Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

The Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program provides grants to encourage fleets that operate heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles to repower them with a natural gas engine or replace them with a natural gas vehicle.

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Auditor Questions Fla. County’s Labor, Parts Rates

The Lake County, Fla., fleet management division has been charging too much for labor costs and too little for parts costs, according to an audit from the county’s inspector general’s office that analyzed Oct. 1, 2013 to April 30.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-650 and F-750 Trucks Recalled for Brakes

The recall, which covers 167 2016 model-year trucks in the U.S., will allow dealers to install a rear air brake chamber replacement.

Photo courtesy of Vision Fleet

Indianapolis EVs Saved 90K Gallons of Gasoline

The City of Indianapolis’ 212 plug-in electric vehicles leased from Vision Fleet have saved the city more than 90,000 gallons of gasoline since they were deployed in early 2014, according to new data from Vision Fleet.

(Clockwise from top left): Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, Public Fleet Hall of Fame, Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Top 10 News on Government-Fleet.com in 2015

Police vehicle updates remains among of the most popular news stories in 2015 on Government-Fleet.com, followed by fleet recognition programs and fleet professionals not following policies or laws.

Photo courtesy of IMPCO.

IMPCO to Offer Bi-Fuel CNG Ford F-150

IMPCO Automotive has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2016 Ford F-150 pick-up powered by a 5.0L TI-VCT V-8 engine.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Trucks Recalled for Seat Belts

The action covers 2,590 2015 model-year trucks in the U.S.

MY-2016 Nissan Titan XD. Photo: Nissan

Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Starts at $41,485

Nissan has announced pricing for the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab. The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel-equipped TITAN XD has a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $40,290 for the S 4x2.

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Axle Shafts

The action covers 1,170 2015 model-year Ford Transit dual-rear-wheel vans in the U.S.

Photo via Flickr/Scott Lowe.

Ohio County Begins Construction of CNG Fueling Station

The Montgomery County (Ohio) Solid Waste District is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The district will complete the process of replacing its aging fleet with CNG vehicles over the next 12 months.

The 2016 NV Cargo Van, photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2016 NV Cargo Van Starts at $27,735

Nissan has increased the retail price of its base model NV Cargo van with a standard roof and 4.0L V-6 engine by $500 to $27,735 for the 2016 model year, Nissan has announced.

Crude Oil Free Fall Keeps Diesel Prices Down

Average diesel fuel prices at the pump decreased for the sixth week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo: Jim Park

State DOTs Tracking El Niño to Prepare Roads for Winter

As much as 70% of state Departments of Transportation are tracking El Niño to make preparations for the unusual winter weather ahead, including increasing stocks of salt and de-icing chemicals, according to a new survey.

Texas City Approves $198K Telematics Purchase

The City of San Angelo's (Texas) council has approved a $198,000 fleet telematics purchase, which includes initial hardware costs and an annual subscription of more than $131,000.



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