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A Cummins Westport ISL G engine. Photo: Cummins Westport

Cummins Westport's Near Zero Natural Gas Engine Certified

Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.

Diesel Prices Driven Up by Regional Increases

The price of diesel fuel increased last week, breaking a three-week streak of average price decreases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo of North Carolina highway crews digging trenches to drain a flooded road courtesy of NCDOT.

Flooding Takes Toll on Carolina Fleets

The governors of South Carolina and North Carolina have issued executive orders that suspend hours-of-service requirements as well as certain truck size and weight limits for loads deemed necessary to help speed emergency relief in their states.

Graph courtesy of Utilimarc

Report: Digger Derrick Operating Costs Grow by 81% Over 10-Year Cycle

Utilimarc’s newly released digger derrick report collected data from more than 50 of its utility and municipal fleet benchmarking clients and their active digger derricks.

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FCA US Names Fleet Chief for North America

FCA US has appointed Reid Bigland to oversee North American fleet sales, shifting that responsibility from Timothy Kuniskis, who moves into a role overseeing passenger car sales for the company's brands.

Save the Date: 2016 Fleet Technology Expo

The Fleet Technology Expo will take place from Oct. 17-19, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Geotab Acquires Its Largest Telematics Reseller

Geotab has acquired Strategic Telecom Solutions, the largest reseller of its telematics products, in a deal announced Oct. 5.

Video Tip: When Flash Floods Strike

AAA offers driver safety tips for emergency lash-flooding conditions.

Columbus Recognized for Its Clean Fleets

The City of Columbus has been designated as an Ohio Green Fleet by Clean Fuels Ohio. The Ohio Green Fleets program recognizes fleet efficiency and environmental performance.

Audit: Utah Board of Ed Employees Misused Vehicles

An internal audit of the Utah State Board’s Office of Education (USBOE) found multiple occasions where government employees misused state fleet vehicles.

30 Entities Form Clean Fuels Michigan

Nearly 30 companies and organizations in Michigan have announced the formation of Clean Fuels Michigan. The nonprofit coalition seeks to advance policies for alternative-fuel vehicles, such as electric, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen fuel cell models.

Ohio City Reduces Salt Use, Saves $300K

Even with a jump from 28 snow events in one winter to 63 snow events in the next, the City of North Canton, Ohio was able to cut its salt usage by nearly 50%, saving the city $300,000.

Wyoming Fleet Manager to Retire

Annette Spitsbergen, fleet manager for the Wyoming state motor pool, announced she will retire in November. The state is now hiring for her position.

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Unexpected Braking

The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.

The jointly engineered Class 4/5 trucks will be built in Navistar's Springfield, OH, assembly plant, starting in 2018. Photo: Dept. of Labor

Navistar Details Medium-Duty Deal with GM

The Class 4/5 trucks that will be jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors will provide opportunities for both OEMs “to gain share in markets that we have not participated in for a number of years,” said Navistar's Bill Kozek.

Photo of NOFD ladder truck via Wikimedia.

Aging New Orleans Fire Fleet Stranding Firefighters

The aging New Orleans Fire Department fleet has come under increased scrutiny, following several vehicle breakdowns that stranded firefighters heading to calls.

The Chevrolet Kodiak (and similar GMC TopKick) was produced from 1980 to 2009. Photo by Ildar Sagdejev, licensed under GFDL via Commons

GM, Navistar Collaborate on Class 4/5 Trucks

General Motors is back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with a just-announced long-term agreement with Navistar.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

USPS Should Use Mass-Market Vehicles, Report Says

The USPS could save as much as $1.9 billion by using modified, off-the-shelf mass-market vehicles and upgrading its fleet at least once in the next 20-25 years, according to a report from the organization Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

Officials Allegedly Pressured Analyst to Boost Reimbursements

Elected officials pressured a Snohomish County (Wash.) analyst into fraudulently inflating the amount they received for vehicle reimbursements, according to a March complaint.

N.Y. County's Take-Home Vehicles Politicized

Candidates running for Monroe County's (N.Y.) executive role have been debating the county's $1 million in annual spending for take-home vehicles with the challenger calling the expenditure excessive.

Town Council Opts for Refurbished Fire Truck

The Monteverde (Fla.) Town Council is expected to purchase a reconditioned fire engine rather than a ladder truck that drew opposition from residents because the town charges property owners usage fees for its fleet vehicles.

City Adds 16-, 20-Year-Old Bucket Trucks

The City of South Beloit, Ill., is expanding its fleet with the purchase of two bucket trucks that are 16 and 20 years old to trim trees and repair large equipment at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

Photo of ProMaster van courtesy of FCA US.

USPS Purchasing 9,000+ Ram ProMaster Cargo Vans

The U.S. Postal Service is purchasing 9,113 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans for daily mail delivery, FCA US has announced.

Dublin Earns Ohio Green Fleet Distinction

The City of Dublin, Ohio, tleet has been designated as an Ohio Green Fleet by Clean Fuels Ohio for the fourth year in a row and earned a higher ranking this year.

Photo: Jim Park

Diesel Price Drops Again for Third Week

The price of diesel fuel fell again for the third straight week, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Energy Department.



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