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Mack to Debut Refuse Powertrains at WasteExpo

Mack Trucks will showcase its 2017 powertrain lineup at WasteExpo 2016, including the public debut of its newest Mack MP series engines, the company announced.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Details Special 2017 Raptor Tires

BFGoodrich has developed a special set of tires for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor that improve performance and increase comfort, according to Ford.

IronPlanet Sets Florida Heavy Equipment Auction

IronPlanet will offer more than 250 pieces of heavy equipment on June 8 at the Cat Auction Services' online public auction based in St. Augustine, Fla.

Graph via Center for State and Local Government Excellence.

Fleet Techs Rank Among Most Difficult Positions to Fill

Recruiting and retaining qualified personnel, succession planning, and staff development rank as the top challenges for state and local governments for the second year in a row, according to a recently released survey.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

Fleet Sales Increase 26.2% in May

Sales of vehicles from five manufacturers to government agencies increased 26.2% to 28,476 in May with double-digit increases in the car and truck categories, according to Automotive Fleet data.

California Bill Requires Ignition Locks for Drunk Drivers

The California Senate has unanimously approved new legislation that would require ignition interlocks for all drunk-driving offenders in the state.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Special Service courtesy of GM.

GM Updates 2017-MY Government Lineup

General Motors is expanding availability of its Chevrolet Tahoe police SUV and will introduce an updated non-police Chevrolet Impala for government agencies for the 2017 model year, according to the company.

Baltimore Police Add Cameras to Prisoner Transport Vans

The Baltimore Police Department added 10 new prisoner transport vans and retrofitted 13 others with a redesigned interior and camera system to improve treatment of detainees in custody.

Nissan’s Easy-Fill Tire Alert indicates reaching the correct pressure with a beep of the horn. Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers Tire Safety Tips

It’s Tire Safety Week so here’s some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Conn. Utility Opens $1.8M CNG Fueling Station

Norwich (Conn.) Public Utilities has opened its second compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility that will be used for municipal fleet vehicles and businesses.

Colo. DOT Employees Fired for Fleet Card Abuse

A State of Colorado Department of Transportation fleet supervisor and mechanic were fired in May for using a state purchasing card to buy materials to fix up and sell personal vehicles.

Diesel Prices Near $2.40 Per Gallon

The average price of diesel fuel has risen about 40 cents from a near $2 low earlier this year, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Buyers Products Names New Municipal Sales Manager

Fuchs will join the sales and marketing team in the role of municipal sales and product development pertaining to fluid control and anti-ice.

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.

Video Tip: Making Safer Turns

The Florida DMV offers advice on how to execute safer right and left turns.

John Deere Extends Warranty on Commercial Worksite Products

John Deere has extended the machine warranty on all commercial worksite products, including compact track loaders, skid steer loaders, compact wheel loaders, and compact excavators.

Photo courtesy of Clean Fuels Ohio

Ohio to Provide $5M in Grants for Alt-Fuel Conversions

The Ohio State Legislature passed legislation that allocates $5 million in grants for compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane conversions in vehicles.

Photo of the Model 520 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt Unveils Model 520 for Refuse Fleets

Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the Model 520, which features new seating configurations for route collection, more versatility and the availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine.

Photo of Ram ProMaster prisoner transport van courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Offers Ram ProMaster Prisoner Transport Van

FCA has begun offering a Ram ProMaster prisoner transport van to law enforcement agencies under a partnership with Havis, Inc., which equips the cargo van for agencies.

With 2,244 pounds (maximum) payload, the box delete provides the opportunity for service body, stake body, and other aftermarket applications. (PHOTO: GM)

Chevrolet Colorado Box Delete Ordering Opens

The 2016 Colorado Box Delete package is now available on Colorado Work Truck rear-wheel-drive extended cab models and is offered exclusively with the 305-hp 3.6L V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission.

IronPlanet Names Chief Marketing Officer

IronPlanet has named Matt Ackley as its senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Ackley comes to IronPlanet with 25 years of technology marketing experience with companies such as eBay, Google, Marin Software and FairMarket.

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Dispute Could End Mich. City's Parts Contract

An agreement between City of Lansing, Mich., Mayor and a labor union could result in the end of a contract with a fleet parts management company that began this year.

Audit Dings K.C. Police Take-Home Vehicles

The Kansas City Police Department doesn't know the cost of its take-home vehicle program, and should implement several measures to improve its effectiveness, according to a city audit released May 18.

Screenshot via Knapheide.

Knapheide's KUV Body Sheds 650 Pounds

Knapheide has reduced the weight of its KUV enclosed utility body for chassis cab vans by 650 pounds, the upfitter has announced.

Photo via Flickr/Mike Mozart.

Albuquerque Hedges Fuel Costs to Save $1.4M

The City of Albuquerque, N.M., has renewed its fuel hedging agreements to lock in lower fuel prices for the year ahead that's expected to save the city $1.4 million.

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