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Ford's Transit Connect Adds Diesel, Fleet Model

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel, and array of driver-assisting features to reduce accidents for commercial users, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Wis. City Launches Fleet Apprentice Program

The Fleet Service Division of Madison, Wis., launched an apprenticeship program to teach automotive skills to high school students.

Photo of gasoline-powered FE Canter courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso.

Mitsubishi Fuso's Class 4 Gasoline Cabovers Arrive

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will begin selling its gasoline-powered 2019 FE cabovers this month, after showing production-ready versions at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of 2019 Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA.

2019 Ram 1500 Starts at $33,340

Fiat Chrysler's 2019 Ram 1500 large pickup will retail for at least $33,340 when it arrives at dealer lots in the coming weeks, FCA has announced. The price includes a retail price of $31,695 and a delivery fee of $1,645.

Photo of current Transit van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Highlights Electrified, Modified Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. partners will be showcasing a truck and vans upfitted from the three participants of its eQVM vehicle modifier program — XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, and Lightning Systems — at the NTEA Work Truck Show this year.

Photo of electrified Transit cargo van courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems to Offer Hydrogen-Powered Transit Van

Lightning Systems will begin delivering its battery-electric Ford Transit cargo van later this month and will eventually offer a hydrogen fuel-cell model, the vehicle modifier announced.

ASE Education Foundation Launches Mentoring Program

The ASE Education Foundation and S/P2 have formed a partnership to develop and distribute a mentoring program for the automotive industry to address the technician shortage.

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Verizon Connect Combines Three Mobile Workforce Solutions

Verizon Connect has launched as the integrated business entity that's the product of $5 billion in investments, including acquisitions of several connected vehicle providers, Verizon has announced.

Manatee County, Fla., fleet team. Photo courtesy of Manatee County

Fla. County Obtains ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

Manatee County, Fla., has joined the growing list of government fleets that have obtained the Blue Seal of Excellence from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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San Francisco Reduces Speeding Incidents

The City of San Francisco has been able to reduce its monthly count of fleet speeding incidents, likely due to telematics reporting data and increased safety measures.

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GFX Exclusive: All About Electrified Trucks & EV Implementation

Michael Terreri, fleet projects manager from the Center for Sustainable Energy, will moderate a session titled, “Electrification the Easy Way: New EVs, Upfits, and Deployment Best Practices” at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference.

The City of Columus purchased 72 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles. Photo courtesy of Nissan

Columbus Purchases First Batch of 93 EVs

The City of Columbus, Ohio, has purchased 93 electric vehicles (EVs) for $2.1 million, the first step toward a total purchase of 200 EVs.

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N.C. County Approves Nearly $4M for Equipment Replacements

The Gaston County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners approved up to $3.9 million for the lease and finance of rolling stock and equipment. Generally, county vehicles are replaced after about 150,000 miles.

Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline Extended

Nominations for the 2018 Public Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Members are recognized industry leaders and pioneers who have contributed to the public fleet management profession. The deadline has been extended to end of day Weds., March 14.

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Merchants Neve Elected to NAFA Board of Directors

Maria Neve, Merchants Fleet Management's government sales manager, has been named to the NAFA board of directors for a three-year term ending in February of 2021.

Photo of 2018 Ford F-250 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids to Electrify Ford's F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids will offer an electrified 2018 Ford F-250 pickup to commercial and municipal fleets that will be unveiled at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March, the company announced.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Fiat Chrysler Scrapping Diesel by 2022

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will phase out diesel vehicles from its passenger models by 2022, but will retain the option in its commercial vehicles, including its Ram pickups, according to a report.

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Ala. City Forced to Lease Fire Trucks

The City of Florence, Ala., is leasing two fire trucks for at least two months to alleviate maintenance problems.

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Pa. County Creates Stricter Driver Policies

Westmoreland County, Pa., fleet drivers will have to complete safety driving classes after minor collisions before getting back behind the wheel, according to the city’s revised driver policy.

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference takes place June 4-7 in San Diego. File photo

GFX Named One of the Fastest Growing Trade Shows

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) has been named as one of the fastest growing trade shows by Trade Show Executive magazine in the attendance growth category.

The City of Greenville's fleet facility is used to maintain 710 pieces of equipment. Photo courtesy of City of Greenville

S.C. City Opens $8M Fleet Facility

The City of Greenville, S.C., moved into a new fleet maintenance facility in October 2017. The facility replaces a 60-year-old building and is part of a 22-acre Public Works campus.

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

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Ind. County Adopts Lease-Purchase Program for Sheriff’s Vehicles

The first round of new vehicles for the Lake County (Ind.) Sheriff's Office would be part of a five-year asset management program, with a goal of replacing roughly 20 vehicles per year.

Ontario Police Showcases Tesla Patrol Car Prototype

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) unveiled a Tesla X pursuit vehicle prototype at the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto to represent the future of policing.

Ariz. County Adopts FleetWave FMIS

The Arizona fleet operation has chosen Chevin's FleetWave fleet management information system to streamline reporting and management processes for more than 1,500 vehicles.

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