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New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.

The city plans to add 2,000 electrified vehicles to its fleet. Pictured are Chevrolet Volts used by the Parks Department. Photo courtesy of DCAS.

New York City to Add 2K Electrified Vehicles

New York City will replace 2,000 sedans with battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which would make it the largest electrified vehicle fleet of any U.S. city.

Tenn. Worker Fired After Dump Truck Strikes Colleagues

A Bradley County (Tenn.) Road Department employee has been terminated after he struck two colleagues with a county dump truck while backing up.

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Congress Forges 5-Year Highway Bill Compromise

The House-Senate conference committee charged with writing a compromise highway bill announced completion today of the FAST Act, a "fully funded five-year plan for surface transportation reauthorization.”

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Conn. Offering Grants for Fleet ZEV Adoption

Connecticut is providing $1 million in state grant funding to encourage government fleets to add zero-emission vehicles and EV charging infrastructure, and encourage consumers to purchase battery-electric vehicles with rebates.

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NHTSA Delays EV Warning Noise Requirements

The deadline for requiring hybrids and electric vehicles to produce pedestrian-alerting noises to warn sight-impaired pedestrians and bicyclists has been pushed back until March.

Diesel Prices Continue Sliding Toward Lows

With diesel and gasoline prices consistently falling all year, there is no sign of a permanent rebound as prices approach new lows.

Minn. State Fleet Director to Retire

Paul Hanson, CAFM, director of Fleet and Surplus Services for the Minnesota Dept. of Administration, will retire this week. The state has posted the opening for the fleet director position online.

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N.C. City's Donated Vehicles Questioned

The City of Wilmington, N.C., will continue to donate some of its used vehicles to local nonprofits after the City Council rejected a proposal to end the practice.

Safety Tip: Dealing With Headlight Glare

In the view of some drivers, this problem has grown much worse. Here's some advice from AAA as well as news about upcoming technology that might help.

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Ford Tests 2017 Super Duty with Aftermarket Equipment

Ford has tested the 2017 F-Series Super Duty truck to ensure that it can perform while equipped with popular aftermarket equipment fitted to its cargo box.

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Albuquerque Investing $33M in Refuse Trucks

The City of Albuquerque is rolling out an aggressive vehicle replacement plan for its refuse fleet to add 397 vehicles over a 10-year period, the city announced.

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SCDOT Suffers Minimal Fleet Damage From Flooding

The minimal damage South Carolina Department of Transportation’s fleet sustained will help it continue repairs on flood-stricken roads.

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DOT to Host Self-Driving Vehicle Talk with Google Expert

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a talk on self-driving vehicles with the director of Google’s Self-Driving Car Program, Chris Urmson.

Photo courtesy of Connecticut DOT.

Conn. Adds 100+ Plow Trucks for Coming Winter

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has added 114 new snowplow trucks to battle the winter season that will replace aging equipment that was prone to breaking down.

Okla. Sheriff Adds 'In God We Trust' to Vehicles

The Creek County (Okla.) Sheriff's Office is adding "In God We Trust" to its detective and deputy vehicles as a patriotic rather than religious act, Sheriff John Davis told News9.

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Tenn. City Falls $6M Behind on Fleet Replacements

The City of Maryville, Tenn., will need $1.5 million per year over the next 20 years to catch up to a regular replacement schedule.

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Ford Shows 2017 Super Duty Trucks in L.A.

Ford gave an early glimpse of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by showing a white F-450 Platinum dual-rear-wheel pickup and F-350 King Ranch.

Diesel Hits Yearly Low Heading Into Thanksgiving Week

Diesel and gasoline prices decreased across the country in the week before Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Registration Opens for 2016 Lytx Driver, Coach Awards

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video-based driver safety and compliance solutions, has opened entries for its annual "Driver of the Year" and "Coach of the Year" awards, the company has announced.

AEMP Releases New Text: Telematics for Fleet Managers

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals Education Foundation (AEMPF) has released a how-to book for fleets seeking the correct methods to integrate and adopt telematics into their fleet operations.

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Feds Acquire Electric Utility Vehicles for Washington Dam

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has acquired 27 battery-electric utility vehicles to help reduce fuel costs and emissions.

The conference included educational sessions with various speakers. Click on the image to view more photos. Photo courtesy of OPMFA

Okla. Fleet Association Expands Second Annual Convention

The Oklahoma Public Fleet Managers Association's second annual convention in October brought together 200 fleet professionals from 80 fleet and service organizations.

Highway Users Rank America's Worst 50 Traffic Bottlenecks

The worst traffic bottleneck in the country is in Chicago, Ill., according to a new study by the American Highway Users Alliance -- and Los Angeles owns the next six of the top 10.

Salt Lake County's new CNG fueling station will be used to fuel up its refuse trucks. Photo courtesy of Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Opens CNG Station

Salt Lake County, Utah, has opened a time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station that will allow it to reduce fuel costs and improve driver efficiency.



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