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BYD, Wayne Engineering Unveil All-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD and Wayne Engineering announced the launch of an all-new, fully electric refuse truck that has a range of 100 miles.

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Zero Introduces 2017 Electric Police Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles has released information about its 2017 electric motorcycles, including its police versions. The company offers three police models that provide nearly silent, exhaust-free operation.

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Automakers Congratulate President-Elect Trump

General Motors congratulated President-elect Donald Trump and runner-up Hillary Clinton on "hard-fought campaigns" and said the company looks forward to working with the new administration. Ford Motor Co. and Fiat-Chrysler have issued similar statements.

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Stertil-Koni Debuts New Website

Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced the official launch of its new, fully responsive company website showcasing the latest innovations in heavy duty vehicle lifting systems and related shop equipment and accessories for the North American marketplace.

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Orange EV to Give $150K Discounts for NY Fleets

Orange EV, a manufacturer of pure electric heavy-duty trucks, announced that fleets in the state of New York can now save up to $150,000 per T-Series pure electric terminal truck.

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IronPlanet to Hold Humvee Auction

IronPlanet announced that its GovPlanet marketplace will hold its latest All-Humvee online auction sale of U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Humvee vehicles on Nov. 15.

New Fla. County Fleet Manager to Focus on Turnaround Times

Ross Meslin, CAFS, has been hired as the fleet manager for Broward County, Fla. He began working at the county on Sept. 13.

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Wash. City Converts Service Fleet to Propane Autogas

The City of Redmond, Wash., has converted 10 of its service trucks to run on propane autogas. The fleet of pickup trucks and vans is primarily used for its parks, construction, and water departments.

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Calif. County Highlights Clean Fleet Initiatives

Contra Costa County, Calif., Fleet Services has reduced emissions by utilizing alternative fuel and sustainable power sources, cleaner fuels, and fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Pa. Equips Snow Plows with Vehicle Locators

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will install automatic vehicle location (AVL) technology on all 2,200 of its plow trucks this winter.

NHTSA Slates Public Meeting on Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.

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Workhorse Developing Plug-In Pickup

Workhorse Group Inc. hopes to begin production in 2018 on a plug-in hybrid light-duty pickup truck that the company says is designed for fleet usage.

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How Will Verizon Integrate Acquisitions?

With regulatory approvals now in the rear-view mirror, Verizon must now decide whether to merge its three telematics companies as separate business units or merge them into Verizon Telematics.

Diesel Prices Fall Slightly, Crude Oil Up on OPEC, Election News

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly a cent and is still relatively flat over the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

APWA Selects 16 Participants for Emerging Leaders Academy

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced the selection of 16 public works professionals for its APWA Emerging Leaders Academy Program for 2016-2017, including one fleet manager.

Fire Destroys Entire County Plow Fleet

A Sunday night fire in Montgomery County, Ind., destroyed the county Highway Department's 13 tandem trucks used to plow snow as well as two service trucks and a new supply of tires.

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Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Finalized

Verizon Communications has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group to become the largest provider of telematics systems for commercial fleets, the company has announced.

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Texas City Saves Thousands with In-House Maintenance

The City of Plainview, Texas, has saved about $37,000 since it started doing its maintenance in-house nine months ago.

Safety Tip: Assembling a Winter Emergency Kit

It's time again to remind fleet drivers to make sure they have a fully stocked winter emergency kit in their vehicle. Here's some advice on what to include.

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Feds, 35 States Bolster EV Charging

The Obama administration will establish 48 national electric-vehicle charging networks on about 25,000 miles of highways in 35 states to increase adoption of electric vehicle usage, according to the White House.

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Local Governments Partner with White House for EV Adoption

State and local governments have joined the White House in a broad-based agreement to boost adoption of electrified vehicles by committing to purchase more plug-in electric vehicles for their fleets.

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Depreciation Bites Harder in October, Black Book Says

Depreciation for 1- to 5-year-old vehicles saw a significant increase to 2.9% for October from the 2.3% September rate with passenger cars seeing greater weakness, according to Black Book.

Automakers Exceed EPA Fuel Economy Standards Again

Automakers beat U.S. fuel-economy standards for the 2015 model year for the fourth year in a row, reaching an average of 29.4 miles per gallon for passenger cars, which marked an all-time high, according to an annual report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The ZH2 shares several components with the production Colorado, including the cab, doors, and roof. The standard Colorado production cab was moved back 125mm to accommodate 37-inch off-road tires. (Photo courtesy of General Motors)

Chevrolet Tests Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell Truck

The ZH2, powered by GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell technology, was unveiled to the auto industry at the 2016 SEMA show. In addition, Chevrolet recently developed new off-road test areas at General Motors’ Yuma, Ariz., Proving Ground.

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Ford Developing Evasive Steering, Wrong-Way Alert

Ford is developing several next-generation driver-assisting technologies, including evasive steering that can steer the vehicle away from a collision if the driver doesn't respond and an alert that recognizes when a driver is heading the wrong direction on a road.



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