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Public Works Employee Fired For Fuel Theft

A City of Richmond, Ky., has fired a Public Works employee charged with theft for using the city’s fleet card to fuel his personal vehicle.

Video Tip: Proper Seat Belt Use

Here are some seat belt safety guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and FCA US.

Public Works Group Certifies Public Fleet Professionals

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced two public works fleet professionals who recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) credential.

Florida Fleet Association, Colleges Create Scholarships

The Florida Association of Government Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) has partnered with Palm Beach and Santa Fe State College to form scholarship opportunities for students looking to become automotive and truck technicians.

Bill Skinner, the first student to be hired through the mentorship program.

Va. County's Apprenticeship Program Trains Future Technicians

The fleet industry has an aging workforce and a limited number of interested, young, and trained applicants. Chesterfield County, Va.’s fleet manager hopes to rectify that problem within his county.

Photo courtesy of City of Dublin.

Ohio City Hosts Touch-a-Truck Community Event

The City of Dublin, Ohio, participated in the Washington Township Touch & Stuff a Truck event on Aug. 8. Families got a chance to take a closer look at Dublin snow plows and other various vehicles used in the community.

Photo of 2014 Expedition courtesy of Ford.

Trucks, SUVs Top July Retention Value

Trucks and SUVs logged the strongest resale value during July in a month that saw lighter depreciation of 1.3 percent for 2010-2014 model year vehicles, according to Black Book.


Va. City Sues Sheriff Over Fleet Vehicles

The City of Petersburg, Va., is suing the Petersburg Sheriff's Office to reclaim 11 city-owned vehicles from the Sheriff’s Office.

Workers began training to produce the new series in June, and actual production began several weeks later. Photo: Tom Berg

Symbolic First 2016 F-650/750 Shown at Ohio Plant

Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of the new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches.

Photo via SGTSAM49.

Seattle PD's SUVs Cut Maintenance Costs

The Seattle Police Department has added 90 Ford Police Interceptor Utility patrol vehicles to its fleet in an ongoing initiative to replace less-fuel-efficient Crown Victoria units.

Idaho City Adds LTE Network for Police Fleet

The Boise Police Department has adopted Cradlepoint's LTE enterprise networking platform to achieve a stable, flexible, and manageable network for its 150-vehicle cruiser fleet, according to the telecommunications provider.

Colo. City Dives Deep Into CNG

The City of Fort Lupton (Colo.) has converted its entire police fleet to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), and added several other CNG-powered trucks for Public Works and other city departments.

PEX Card Offers Fleet Payment Solution

PEX Card has introduced a new debit card for fleets that allows business owners greater control over expenses logged at fuel pumps by their drivers, according to the company.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Calif. Offers $10.2M in NGV Grants

The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.

Source: EIA

Diesel Prices Down 5 Cents Nationally

As an 11-week slide in diesel prices continues, the price of a gallon dropped 5 cents per gallon nationally.

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

Spartan Recalls Emergency Vehicles for Tire Deflation

The action affects Advantage, Diamond, Gladiator and Metro Star models in the 2007-2015 model years.

Fleet Technology Expo Hall Sold Out

For the Aug. 24-26 conference on fleet efficiency held in Long Beach, Calif., event organizers have announced that the exhibit hall has officially sold out.

Image courtesy of NHTSA, via YouTube.

CNG System Pressure Relief Devices Recalled

Two separate recalls, issued by Emcara Gas Development and Agility Fuel Systems, address faulty pressure relief devices that may fail to adequately vent pressure buildup.

Video Safety Tip: Backing a Vehicle

Here's some advice, provided by AAA and, on one of the riskiest driving maneuvers your fleet drivers make on a regular basis.


Boston Fleet Director Exits for Public Works Role

Jim McGonagle, CAFM, CPFP, previously director of Central Fleet Management for the City of Boston, has been named Public Works commissioner for the City of Newton, Mass. Fleet Foreman Bill Coughlin has been named as his replacement.

Screenshot via AF.

Vehicle Cost Analyzer Tool Launched

Bobit Business Media and Vincentric have launched a Web-based vehicle cost analysis tool for fleet readers of,,,, and

Photo of 2015 e-Golf by Vince Taroc.

VW Launches Entry-Level e-Golf SE

Volkswagen will offer its entry-level e-Golf SE battery-electric vehicle for the 2016 model-year, with a starting price of $29,815 (including $820 destination charge), the automaker announced.

Image courtesy of NTEA.

Fleet Interest in Idle Management Tech Rising

A new study from the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has found increasing interest among fleets in idle management and electrification technologies.

Photo of two of the Kansas City Fire Department's Pierce apparatus courtesy of Pierce.

Kansas City Finances 48 Custom Fire Apparatus

The Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD) in Missouri has ordered 48 custom fire and emergency vehicles from Pierce Manufacturing Inc.

The Contra Costa County Public Works, Fleet Services Division earned its ASE Blue Seal of Excellence this year. Photo courtesy of Contra Costa County

Calif. County Earns ASE Blue Seal

California’s Contra Costa County Public Works, Fleet Services Division has recently earned the Blue Seal of Excellence from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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