Government Fleet News

Video Tip: Freeway Entering and Exiting

Here’s some advice from AAA on how to safely merge onto a freeway and how to exit.

Video: FCA Agrees to Record NHTSA Fine, Vehicle Buyback

The automaker reached an agreement with NHTSA relating to how the company conducted vehicle recalls, and will buy back almost 580,000 trucks.

Long weekend leads into a long week for highway bill on Capitol Hill Photo: David Cullen

Senate Highway Bill Dodges Potholes

As of late Sunday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had managed to steer the multi-year highway bill introduced last week beyond some legislative potholes that had threatened to slow the process of getting the measure to the House for consideration.

State of Fla. Hiring Fleet Chief

The State of Florida is hiring a chief of fleet and federal property assistance. This position’s responsibilities include ensuring the state obtains effective and efficient use of motor vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft for state agencies, and to ensure donated federal surplus property is available for eligible donees.

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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Unsafe Terex Bucket Trucks

A class action lawsuit representing owners and lessees of vehicles equipped with Terex aerial worker lifts alleges a design defect that may result in catastrophic failure.

Sheriff Adds 'In God We Trust' to Fleet Vehicles

The Wakulla County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office has added a new bumper sticker to its fleet vehicles that reads, "In God We Trust."

Alt-Fuel Consortium Announces Fall 2015 Training Schedule

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has released its fall alternative fuel vehicle training schedule. These classes are for automotive technicians, fleet managers, municipalities, and others who work with or are interested in alternative fuel vehicles.

Sen. McConnell contends that if the Senate can pass its highway bill quickly, the House may be persuaded to agree to a multi-year package. Photo:

Senate Moves Highway Bill Forward

The Senate voted on Wednesday to move forward a bipartisan highway bill that had been blocked by a procedural vote just a day before.

Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4 Dually Heavy Duty Photo via Ram Truck

First 2016 Ram 3500 Rolls off Assembly Line

Ram Truck announced that the first 2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty has rolled off of the assembly line at the company's Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Mexico.

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San Francisco Switching to Renewable Diesel

The City of San Francisco will phase out the use of petroleum diesel in its municipal fleet and replace it with renewable diesel by the end of this year, Mayor Ed Lee announced at a conference in Vatican City on climate change.

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La. Parish May Outsource to Reduce 'Bloated Costs'

Jefferson Parish, La., is considering outsourcing fleet management functions, following an accounting analysis that revealed "bloated costs" in the department, reports The Times-Picayune.

Photo of Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Five Models for Parking Brakes

Included are 2015-2016 model-year Explorer, 2015 Taurus and Flex, 2015 Lincoln MKS and 2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles.

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Turn Fleet Technology Expo Into a Vacation

Come enjoy the attractions in Long Beach and surrounding areas while also learning how to build a smart and efficient fleet.

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Utilimarc Releases Prius Operating Cost Averages

Utilimarc's report about the Toyota Prius shows that operating and fuel costs for the hybrid car are much lower than gasoline compact cars, but the Prius is making up a smaller portion of the compact car class in fleets each year.

Photo if 2016 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Top Trim F-150 Limited for 2016

Ford introduces improvements, more standard technology and driver convenience features with 2016 F-150 Limited. Ford's new luxury trim will go on sale this winter.

Spartan Secures Contract With City of Philadelphia

Spartan Emergency Response has secured a one-year contract with the City of Philadelphia to design and build Spartan pumpers.

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TruStar Opens Public CNG Station in Orlando

TruStar Energy has opened its first company-branded public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Orlando, Fla., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Calif. Corrections Unit Adds Fleetio Fleet Management Software

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's (CDCR) Division of Adult Parole Operations has implemented Fleetio's web-based fleet management software for 1,500 vehicles, according to the company.

Delaware Offers $2.7M In Alt-Fuel Incentives

Delaware has launched its Clean Transportation Incentive Program (CTIP) to provide financial incentives for alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure, according to state officials.

Police: Fleet Employee Impersonating Cop Pulled Over Women

An employee of Erie County (N.Y.) Bureau of Fleet Services allegedly impersonated an officer and pulled over women at night.

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

Senators’ Highway Deal: 6-Year Bill Funded for 3

Two top Senators reached agreement today to put forward a bipartisan, multi-year highway bill that would fund projects for the next three years — leaving it to the next Congress to determine how to fund its final three years.

Screen shot from the University of Michigan's video, Driving The Future of Mobility.

Simulated Mich. City Supports Autonomous Vehicle Testing

The University of Michigan has opened Mcity, a 32-acre simulated town to allow automakers to test autonomous vehicles.

Diesel Prices Down for Two Consecutive Months

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel continued a now two-month-long streak of decreases

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Emissions, Fuel Costs Slashed By Pa. Sheriff's PHEVs

Montgomery County, Pa., has added three Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid electric sedans to its sheriff’s fleet of vehicles, according to a county release.

Video: 7 Tips for Curbing Distracted Driving

Farmers Insurance offers seven ways drivers can help curb distractions that can compromise driving safety.

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