Government Fleet News

Photo courtesy of City of Tucson.

Tucson Opens CNG Fueling Facility

The City of Tucson (Ariz.) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility to serve the city’s Environmental Services Department, transit agency, and Fleet Services.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Strobe Warning Light for F-150

Ford will offer a strobe warning LED light kit for its F-150 to fleet customers for the first time on 2016 model-year trucks. The package has been available for Super Duty trucks.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet 4500 Low-Cab Forward truck courtesy of General Motors.

Chevrolet Low Cab Forward Pricing Starting at $40K

The new trucks are offered in regular- and crew-cab body styles, with either a 6.0L V-8 gas engine, 3.0L turbo-diesel engine, or 5.2L turbo-diesel engine, all with 6-speed automatic transmissions.

Endurance gasoline V-8s are made in Tennessee and Titans are assembled in Mississippi.

Nissan's Gasoline Titan XD Goes On Sale

Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab pickups powered by an advanced 5.6L Endurance V-8 gasoline engine went on sale April 15. The Titan XD Gas pickup joins the XD with the Cummins 5.0L Turbo Diesel V-8 released last December.

Photo courtesy of Ford

Recycled F-150 Aluminum Can Produce 30K Bodies

Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds of aluminum stamping scrap per month, which could produce the equivalent of 30,000 F-150 bodies each month, according to Ford.

Photo of Bridgestone DriveGuard courtesy of Bridgestone.

Bridgestone Expands DriveGuard Tire Line

Bridgestone is adding seven new sizes of its DriveGuard tires designed for minivans and compact SUVs that will be available May 1. The tire line was already available in 36 run-flat sizes for sedans.

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility for Suspension Part

The safety recall covers 75,364 2014-2015 model-year Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in the U.S.

Ga. Mayor Wants to Lease Refuse Trucks

Revenue from a $2-per-month hike in garbage collection fees could fund lease payments on 33 new garbage trucks and significantly reduce annual maintenance costs on aging vehicles for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Ga., under a new proposal from Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.

NexTraq Integrates Data With Fleetio's PM Calendar

Telematics provider NexTraq will integrate its data with Fleetio's preventative maintenance calendar under a new partnership between the companies, NexTraq has announced.

Clackamas Fire District No. 1 in Oregon has ordered 15 Pierce fire and emergency vehicles. Photo courtesy of Pierce.

Ore. Fire Agency Adds 15 Apparatus

The Clackamas Fire District No. 1 in Oregon has purchased 15 fire and emergency apparatus designed by Pierce Manufacturing. The purchase includes six custom pumpers, two aerial tillers, three tankers, two wildland apparatus, and two heavy-duty rescues.

Superwinch Expands Sales Team

Superwinch has hired two associates to expand its global sales team, including Steve Smith as industrial sales manager for the U.S. and Canada and Al Cruz as industrial sales manager for Latin America and Southern Pacific Region.

Nissan Titan, photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

Used Truck, Full-Size Van Prices Weaken

Black Book has new data that shows truck segments may be feeling additional pricing pressure, resulting in many trucks not holding their values as well as in previous years.

Photo of self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Ford, Google Form Autonomous Vehicle Advocacy Group

Google, Ford, Volvo, Uber and Lyft form the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to push for federal standards for self-driving vehicles.

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees Named

Six fleet professionals have been named to Government Fleet and the American Public Works Association’s Public Fleet Hall of Fame. Honorees are recognized industry leaders and pioneers who have significantly contributed to the public fleet profession.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica courtesy of FCA US.

FCA's 2017 Fleet Preview Starts in Boston, Phoenix

FCA US is giving fleet managers in 15 cities a chance to drive its 2017 model-year lineup starting with two events in Boston and Phoenix on April 26.

Diesel Prices Up, Oil Production Could Increase

The price of diesel fuel increased for the third week in a row, hitting an average price of $2.198 per gallon.

PHOTO: GPS Insight

GPS Insight Integrates with Fleetio

The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.

SiriusXM Offers Fleet Pricing for Satellite Radio

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM has launched its first fleet initiative as a reward-based program, the company announced at the NAFA Institute & Expo.

Safety Tip: Driving in a Dust Storm

Here’s advice from the National Weather Service on what steps you should take if a dust storm strikes while you’re driving.

Dossier Releases Version 6.5 of Fleet Software

Dossier Systems, a provider of fleet maintenance management software and solutions, announced the release of Dossier 6.5, the latest feature-rich version of Dossier Systems’ flagship software.

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

Spartan to Deliver Fire Apparatus in 180 Days

Spartan Emergency Response will delivery fire apparatus within 180 days under its new 180 Truck Program that was introduced at the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis.

Ariz. City Adding Ambulances for New EMS Unit

The Sun City (Ariz.) Fire and Medical Department has been acquiring ambulances from nearby cities in preparation to launch a new emergency medical service unit to handle acute patients.

Va. City Converting Fleet to Propane Autogas

The City of Danville (Va.) has begun converting a portion of its fleet to run on propane autogas to cut fuel costs by up to 40%.

Photo of Transit courtesy of Ford.

Service Fleets Registering Most Vans

Service fleets added the most commercial vans among non-rental entities in 2015 for parcel delivery, HVAC, heath services and other sectors, according to new data from Ford and IHS Automotive.

2017 Mack MP-8 TC uses a second turbo to send extra power to the crankshaft and save fuel. Photos: Mack Trucks

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

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