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Wisconsin-based Pierce is a major manufacturer of fire and rescue vehicles. Photo courtesy of Pierce Manufacturing.

Pierce Recalls Emergency Vehicles for Driveshafts

The recall affects 191 Pierce Arrow XT, Dash CF, Enforcer, Quantum and Velocity emergency vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

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Calif. City Switching to Renewable Diesel

The City of Walnut Creek, Calif., announced it will begin using renewable diesel to fuel its diesel-powered fleet. This move will reduce the city's diesel emissions by more than 60 percent.

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La. to Create Motor Pools with 1,500 Cars

The State of Louisiana is creating motor pools across the state with up to 1,500 of its fleet vehicles. It is using Agile Access Control’s FleetCommander software to automate the vehicle reservations and dispatching.

Feds Offer $11M for Alternative-Fuel Trucks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of alternative-fuel technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie announces a partnership with Telogis. Photo courtesy of Telogis.

AT&T, Telogis Announce Global Telematics Partnership

AT&T and Telogis have expanded an existing collaboration to provide widespread secure data access for Telogis' suite of fleet software and co-develop new connected services for vehicles around the globe.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Trucks, Chassis Cabs Recalled for Steering

The recall affects 156,498 pickup trucks and chassis cabs that may have faulty bracket welds that can lead to steering difficulties.

The steel rectangular fuel tanks are available in both 45 and 70 gallons with single fuel tank fuel systems, and available with hydraulic, air drum, or air disc brakes. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Adds Fuel Tank Mounting Options for T270/T370

Kenworth has added two new frame packaging options for fuel tank mounting on the T270 and T370 trucks.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet’s 2016 Malibu Starts at $22,500

Chevrolet’s next-generation 2016 Malibu will start at $22,500 for the base-level L model, General Motors has announced.

2014 Ram 1500 is one of the vehicles involved in this recall. Photo courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Recalls 1M Ram Trucks for Faulty Wiring Harness

The recall affects approximately 1.06 million model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.

Photo of Chevrolet Traverse courtesy of GM.

Mid-Size SUVs Lead August Depreciation

Mid-size SUVs from the 2010 to 2014 model years recorded the highest depreciation in August, slipping 3 percent from July to $18,650, while compact pickups increased in value during the month, according to Black Book.

Geotab Adds Fleetio's Odometer Updates

Data provider Fleetio and telematics vendor Geotab have launched a collaboration that provides customers from both companies with automated odometer updates, diagnostic trouble code (DTC) handling and fuel location exception reporting.

Photo of 2016 LEAF courtesy of Nissan.

2016 Nissan LEAF Crosses 100-Mile Range

Nissan has extended the range of its 2016 LEAF battery-electric compact car to 107 miles on a full charge, which represents a 27-percent increase from the 84-mile range of the outgoing model.

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Electrical Short Risk

The recall affects 1,655 2014-2015 model-year Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks.

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D.C. Ambulance Fleet Can't Meet Demand

A record-number of low-priority 911 calls in Washington, D.C., and a deteriorating fleet have taxed the city's emergency response capabilities, according to NBC Washington.

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La. Gubernatorial Candidates Aim to Reduce State Fleet

Several Louisiana gubernatorial candidates have made state fleet reduction a focal point of their campaign platforms.

Photo: Arvell Dorsey Jr. / Flickr

Chicago Saving $7M By Reducing Refuse Fleet

The City of Chicago plans to eliminate 18 garbage trucks in a fleet reduction plan expected to increase waste-collection efficiency and save the city $7 million.

Photo of 2016 Prius courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Improves Prius MPG by 10 Percent

Toyota's fourth generation 2016 Prius gasoline-electric hybrid improves fuel efficiency by 10 percent and will arrive early next year with Mirai-like styling elements designed to improve its emotional appeal, according to the automaker.

Photo of Royal Mail vans via Wikipedia.

USPS Considers Euro Fleet Replacement Model

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recommended four best practices and strategies for replacing vehicles based on a study of postal operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland.

Photo of Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building via Wikipedia.

NASA Contractor Accused of Fleet Tire Fraud

The U.S. Attorney's Office accused a NASA contractor of prematurely replacing the tires of federal fleet vehicles at the Kennedy Space Center in a lawsuit filed Sept. 2.

Thingtech Offering CalAmp-Powered Fleet Management Solution

Thingtech has selected the CalAmp Connect platform and fleet tracking devices to power its new fleet management solution, CalAmp has announced.

Source: EIA

Diesel Price Reversal Ends 14-Week Decline

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose for the first time in 3 ½ months, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Photo courtesy of AEV.

Emergency Vehicles Recalled for Camera Display

The recall affects American Emergency Vehicles' Trauma Hawk ambulances manufactured from Dec. 1, 2014, through June 30 of this year.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Massaging Seats to F-150

Ford is adding massaging seats to its F-150 pickup, and showed off the new seats to a group of construction workers in Michigan.

Video Tip: Railroad Crossing Safety

A motorist is almost 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in a crash involving another motor vehicle. Here are some railroad crossing safety tips you can pass along to fleet drivers.

GPS Insight Releases Hours-of-Service Solution

GPS Insight announced the release of the new GPS Insight Hours of Service solution enabling organizations with a paperless Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant system.



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