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Government Fleet Announces 2017-2019 Advisory Board

Government Fleet magazine announces its 2017-2019 Advisory Board, created to help guide Government Fleet’s strategy and content.

Chevin Reports 47% Growth Across North America

For the prior 12 months, Chevin Fleet Solutions — a global provider of fleet management software — has achieved a 47% growth in business across its North American region.

Safety Tip: Warning Motorists After a Breakdown

The Kentucky State Police and AAA offer advice on what measures a driver should take to warn other motorists after a vehicle breakdown.

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GM to Launch 20 EVs by 2023

General Motors will add two battery-electric vehicles to its lineup in the next 18 months as part of its plan to roll out 20 such vehicles by 2023, the company has announced.

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Webinar Explores Ways to Keep Fuel Costs Under Control

Explore the many ways fuel costs can get out of control and how you can stop it.

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Philadelphia Launches Vision Zero Program

The city's Vision Zero plan aims to increase the number of fleet vehicles with traffic safety equipment and technologies and increase fleet operator knowledge of Vision Zero and pedestrian safety.

Baron Introduces Weather API for Fleets

The availability of highly accurate and granular predictive weather information helps fleet companies reduce weather-related accidents.

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Former State Attorney Used County Vehicle for Personal Use

Previous state attorneys used their own cars or vehicles forfeited to the office under asset forfeiture laws.

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Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders, the company announced at the Texas Auto Show.

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Verizon Appoints Senior Fleet Operations Manager

Wayne Corum assumed this position in July and is based at the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport in Texas. Previously, Corum was assistant property management director with the Fleet Division for the City of Fort Worth, Texas.

Kromtech Security Center also discovered 339 log files containing maintenance records, pictures, and more through improperly configured Amazon S3 cloud storage. Photo: Pixabay

Data From Vehicle Tracking Devices Leaked

Kromtech Security Center discovered a cache of about 540,000 exposed records from vehicle tracking devices. The discovered records contained user information such as email addresses, passwords, license plate numbers, and VINs.

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NYC Fleet Faces Rising Expenses, Collisions

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office released its annual Mayor's Management Report. Fleet expenditures are rising and, although safety training has increased, it continues to be a concern.

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State Fleet Association Elects Officers at Annual Event

Attendees participated in roundtable discussions, educational sessions, and networking opportunities. In addition, NCSFA held its annual business meeting to elect officers and present organizational awards.

Stertil-Koni to Debut Virtual Reality at APTA Expo

APTA Expo attendees will get a look — above and below ground — at the inner workings of an in-ground telescopic piston lift, the Diamondlift, and a true vertical rise, clear-floor-concept platform lift, the Skylift.

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W.Va. County May Establish Fleet Management Department

Establishing a fleet management department would lower the average age of the Berkeley County (W.Va.) vehicle fleet, reduce overall operating costs, and increase fleet resale value.

Sketch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz Vans showed an early look at its next-generation Sprinter full-size van that it will launch in Europe by July 1 and roll out to the U.S. and other markets later in 2018.

Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011, and has since expanded the line with product enhancements and additional options. Photo: Daimler

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

New product options include the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring, and the 122SD auto hauler package.

Idaho Police Fleet Gets Needed Makeover

Nampa PD's special tactic units would break down while responding to calls and police vehicles needed to be repaired so frequently that maintenance on other city fleet vehicles was often deferred.

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XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

The hood and grille may be the same, but the HV was redesigned from the inside out. Photo: Evan Lockridge

International HV Series Debuts for Severe Service Market at NACV

International Truck Monday increased its offerings for the vocational market, launching the International HV Series and announcing enhancements to its HX Series, at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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Former Coroner Accused of Using Vehicle for Personal Use

The former coroner faces two misdemeanor counts of using public position for personal gain.

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Voice of Retreading Brodsky Passes Away

Harvey Brodsky, longtime managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and then the Retread Tire Association (RTA), has died in Pacific Grove, Calif. He was 81.

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Lytx Offers Enhanced Video Safety System

Lytx will begin offering an enhanced video monitoring system for commercial and government fleets that provides additional capability over its DriveCam product, the company has announced.

Safety Tip: Driving in Rain or Fog

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation offers some practical advice for driving in the rain or fog.

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Eliminating Excess Vehicles Could Save Wash. County $187K

A Mercury Associates report found Clark County (Wash.) had 20 excess vehicles in its fleet, 15 of which are used in the Public Works Department.

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