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N.J. County First Responders Use Drones in Fleet

Since starting its drone program about a year ago, Bergen County's (N.J.) Office of Emergency Management has helped first responders pursue suspects and investigate fires more easily.

Photo via Flickr/Doug Kerr.

Mass. City Receives $4.9 Million Loan for Aging Fire Fleet

The Fall River Fire Department (Mass.) has received a $4.9 million federal loan to purchase fire equipment, including six new fire trucks.

Photo of the 2017 Titan Crew Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2017 Titan to Retail for $35,975

Nissan's gasoline-powered 2017 1/2-ton Titan will retail for at least $35,975 when it arrives in the fall, Nissan has announced.

Photo of 2017 TItan courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers 5-Year, 100K Truck Warranty

Nissan will offer a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited warranty on its line of Titan and Titan XD pickups that follows a similar warranty announced for Nissan's commercial van lineup.

GM Testing New Presidential Limo

Testing is underway for the new presidential limo, which will be supplied by General Motors and uses a heavy-duty truck platform, according to media reports.

Ford Receives $6M Fuel Cell Grant

Ford Motor Co. has received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) has announced.

Sierra Wireless Acquires Calif. Telematics Provider

Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Sierra Wireless has acquired fleet telematics provider GenX Mobile Inc. in a cash deal for $7.8 million, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of Sacramento County.

Sacramento County Adopts Renewable Diesel

Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.

Photo of Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Recalled for Power Loss

The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.

Stertil-Koni to Provide Briefings, Demos at National Lift Week

Vehicle lift maker Stertil-Koni will continue to sponsor National Lift Week, a event highlighting the best practices in vehicle lifting safety, efficiency, durability and environmental friendliness.

Photo of 2017 Super Duty truck courtesy of Ford.

Ford Ships 2017 Super Duty Trucks

Ford has begun shipping all configurations of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty trucks that will arrive with higher-strength frames and lighter-weight bodies, a company spokesman has confirmed.

Ford Transit equipped with an XL3 Hybrid system (Photo courtsey of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids Touts Ford Transit MPG Improvement

XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

DFW Airport Gains Carbon Neutral Status

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has reached carbon neutral status partly because the airport converted its fleet to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), which has reduced carbon emissions by 25%.

Ford F-150 Raptor (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

Video: Ford F-150 Raptor Showcases Shock Absorbers

F-150 Raptor’s front and rear FOX shocks offer 44% more volume and increase overall suspension travel by approximately 15%.

Bosch Learning Portal Adds Virtual Garage Skills Assessment Program

Robert Bosch LLC has added the Bosch 2D Virtual Garage, an interactive training and skills assessment resource, to its Bosch Online Learning Portal.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Depreciation in Most Segments Improves in July

Used vehicles from the 2011 to 2015 model years depreciated 1.5% in July, a slight improvement over June's 1.7% depreciation rate, reports Black Book.

Ariz. City May Reduce Take-Home Fleet

The City of Nogales, Ariz. is looking into its take-home fleet to decide whether it should be reduced.

Infographic courtesy of GHSA.

Drowsy Driving Persists as Fatal Crash Cause

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association highlights the costs of drowsy driving -- in lives and dollars -- and what steps states can take to better combat the problem.

Texas City May Add 51 New Vehicles

The Killeen (Texas) City Council will hear two resolutions that, if passed, will add 51 new vehicles to the city's fleet totaling almost $1.47 million. Of the vehicles proposed, 39 will go to the city's aging police fleet at a cost of $1.18 million.

Photo of Pierce Enforcer pumper truck courtesy of Pierce

S.C. County to Standardize Fire Fleet with 9 Apparatus Orders

Horry County Fire Rescue in South Carolina has updated its fleet with nine Pierce fire apparatus as part of a fleet standardization effort.

Average Diesel Prices Slide, Crude Oil Gains

The average price of diesel fuel in the United States fell again last week, dropping to levels last seen in mid-May, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Dept. of Defense Extends Contract with IronPlanet

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has executed its option to extend its Commercial Venture 4-Rolling Stock (CV4-R) contract with IronPlanet, allowing the company to continue to sell rolling stock surplus assets of the DLA.

Boston Police Adds Ice Cream Truck to Fleet

The City of Boston unveiled a new addition to its fleet — an ice cream truck. The Ford truck is part of the law enforcement agency’s effort to connect with kids in the community by handing out ice cream.

Photo of 2016 P.I. Utility courtesy of Ford.

Albuquerque PD Adds 139 Ford SUVs

The Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department has purchased 139 Ford Police Interceptor Utility SUVs to replace its Dodge Chargers.

Safety Tip: Mountain Driving

Here's some mountain driving advice culled from the Colorado Driver Manual and the National Park Service.

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