Government Fleet News

Feds Nix 54.5-MPG Target for 2025

Improving gasoline fuel economy and strong demand for trucks and SUVs has led federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025.

Average Diesel Prices Drop to $2.40

The average price of diesel fuel fell again last week, continuing a streak of very slight declines in the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Video Safety Tip: Understanding the Zipper Merge

The transportation departments for Minnesota, Washington, Kansas, and Missouri have championed use of the zipper merge near work zones during heavy traffic. So what is the zipper merge?

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N.Y. County's Lease Deal Reduces Maintenance Costs

Franklin County, N.Y., will replace more than two dozen aging vehicles with 2017 models leased from Enterprise Fleet Management.

Calif. City Investigating Fleet Theft

The City of Palm Springs, Calif., is conducting an investigation of its Fleet Maintenance Division, focusing on alleged inappropriate vehicle repairs, parts procurement, and theft and recovery of a surplus tractor.

Photo of TCX aerial courtesy of Terex.

Terex Aerial Devices Recalled for Unexpected Movement

The recall covers 440 2016 model-year HR, HRX, LT, LTM, TL, TC, and TCX aerial devices.

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Ford Ups Power, Hauling for 2017 Super Duty Pickups

Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.

Okla. Association to Hold Annual Convention in Sept.

The Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association (OPFMA) will hold its annual convention Sept. 15-16 in Muskogee, Okla.

Virginia Clean Cities Launches Fuel Cell Supply Chain Website

Virginia Clean Cities has announced the launch of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Nexus, a business-to-business website that will connect hydrogen and fuel cell companies

East Point Power to Lease Trucks

East Point Power Power Department has received approval from the City Council to lease eight trucks over the next five years.

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Nissan Recalls Leaf, Sentra Cars for Air Bags

The recall, expected to get under way later this month, covers 4,355 vehicles in the 2016 model year.

IronPlanet Adds Instant Financing Options

IronPlanet announced that buyers on IronPlanet, TruckPlanet, and GovPlanet can take advantage of instant express financing on equipment purchases when they want to bid.

The City’s Central Maintenance Garage. Photo via New Orleans OIG.

Audit: New Orleans Fleet Management Needs Overhaul

The City of New Orleans does not know how many vehicles it has, how often they are used, or what types of repairs are performed on them, an audit from the city’s Office of Inspector General found.

Atlantic City Considers Advertising for City Vehicles

Atlantic City's elected leaders are considering whether to sell ads that would appear on city vehicles as one way to avert a shutdown.

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Okla. Reaches CNG Fueling Milestone

Oklahoma has reached a milestone of having at least one compressed natural gas (CNG) station every 100 miles along its interstates in a private-public partnership that began in 2011, according to an announcement from NGVAmerica.

Calif. FD Shifting to Smaller Trucks for Medical Response

The Napa Fire Department plans to use squad trucks for medical calls rather than larger fire engines to reduce wear and tear on its fire engines and extend the life of the pricier vehicles.

Diesel Prices Expected to Jump 15% Next Year

A new government forecast is calling for double-digit gains in diesel prices next year, although gasoline is expected increase by only half as much.

Chevin Launches Online Training Resource

Chevin has launched a new online training resource site, Chevin Academy, to help fleets learn how to get the most of their software investment, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Vans Granted Voucher Eligibility in Calif.

Fleets who deploy XL Hybrids vans for delivery or service uses in California can now defray the cost of the conversion with a $2,500 voucher, the company has announced.

Photo of 2017 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 courtesy of Ford.

2017 F-150's Turbo V-6 Adds Power

The new turbo V-6 Ford is adding to the 2017 F-150 will provide even more power than initially expected, Ford has announced.

Diesel Prices Fall Slightly for the Third Week in a Row

The average price of diesel fuel dropped by nearly 1 cent last week, the fourth straight week of small price decreases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Enterprise Fleet Management Named ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’

Enterprise Fleet Management is a Gold Stevie Award winner in the category of "Most Innovative Company of the Year – Up to 2,500 Employees" for the 2016 American Business awards.

Video Safety Tip: Preventing Wrong-Way Crashes

In response to a recent spike in wrong-way crashes, Florida designates July as Wrong-Way Driving Awareness Month and offers safety tips to prevent such collisions.

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Federal Audit Faults N.J. Oversight of Ambulance Provider

A U.S. Department of Health audit found that few trips met state and federal standards. Some were due to gaps in record keeping, while others were due to failures to ensure that drivers were properly licensed, vehicles met requirements, or patients weren't determined eligible for the service.

Audit Analyzes Wash. City's Utilization Patterns

A self-commissioned audit of the fleet operations of the city of Mercer Island, Wash., found that dump trucks were underutilized and police vehicles should be used for 10 years for non-patrol vehicles and four for patrol vehicles.

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