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Photo of 2012-2014 Camry courtesy of Toyota.

Compact SUVs Bolster June Depreciation, Small Cars Slump

Smaller cars showed the highest depreciation levels in June, while SUVs, pickups, and vans showed relative strength in a used-car market that's now tilted toward larger, less fuel efficient vehicles.

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Braun Recall to Replace Weight-Rating Labels

Current labels on some Braun-modified vehicles may include inaccurate weight-rating information, increasing the risk of vehicle overloading.

Photo of third-generation (current) Tundra courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota has announced fleet incentives for 14 of its 2016 model-year vehicles and is still determining the incentive for its Mirai fuel-cell sedan.

Ohio Sheriff's AWD Vehicles Reach Remote Areas

The Pike County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office has purchased a fleet of all-wheel-drive patrol vehicles to replace aging cruisers that have been removed from service and sold at auction.

N.Y. County's Leasing Study Eyes Cost Savings

Erie County, N.Y., is conducting a study to see whether leasing vehicles could result in savings. Two county legislators requested the study after learning that a nearby county expects to save $700,000 by leasing 70 vehicles.

Source: EIA

Average Diesel Prices Down For 6th Week

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down slightly, continuing a six-week streak of decreases, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

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Salt Lake City Adds $1.75M to Fleet Fund

Salt Lake City has increased its fleet fund by $1.75 million to $5.75 million for the 2016 fiscal year to pay off debt from earlier purchases and fund new vehicles, including beefing up its zero-emission vehicle fleet and electric-charging infrastructure.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Allergies

Allergy-suffering fleet drivers need to discuss both their symptoms and driving needs with their physician, so the right treatment plan can take both issues into consideration.

Va. Expands Alt-Fuel Incentive Program

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has approved expanding the access of the state’s alternative-fuel incentive program to local governments, Virginia Clean Cities announced. Previously, only state agencies were eligible for the program.

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Ore. Begins Per-Mile Road Use Charge Program

The State of Oregon on July 1 kicked off a new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program. This program charges volunteer users 1.5 cents per mile while driving in Oregon and allows them to receive credit on their bill for state gas tax paid at the pump.

GFO Oil Names Parks CEO

GFO Oil LLC has appointed Michael Parks as its chief executive officer. Parks brings 35 years of experience to his new role.

Photo of Police Interceptor sedan courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Fall 13.6% in June

Sales of fleet vehicles to government agencies fell 13.6% to 25,341 units in June, according to data from Automotive Fleet.

This chart from the audit shows the types of vehicles the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections owns.

Audit: GPS Can Save Ohio Prisons $200K Annually

Installing telematics in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections’ (ODRC) 1,232 fleet vehicles could result in net annual cost savings of $202,807, according to the State of Ohio Auditor’s Office.

Wyoming Adds Telematics to 1,600 Fleet Vehicles

The State of Wyoming announced it will add Verizon’s Networkfleet telematics system to 1,600 fleet vehicles. This will cost the state $244,800 in upfront fees and $363,000 in annual fees.

CARB Approves $373M in Clean-Vehicle Grants

The California Air Resources Board has approved $373-million in grants to bolster alternative-fuel vehicles, including fleet-eligible rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles, the board announced.

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Fleet Employee Arrested for Theft of Remarketing Funds

The fleet coordinator for the City of Augusta (Ga.) has been arrested and accused of stealing $65,000 in fleet remarketing funds.

Photo of 2016 Super Duty lineup courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2016 model-year vehicles for Ford and Lincoln branded cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of GM.

GM Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

GM has released its 2016-MY incentives, which include the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze.

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Toyota Camry Named Most American-Made Car has named the Toyota Camry as the most American-Made car based on its manufacturing locations in Indiana and Kentucky.

Source: Energy Information Administration

Diesel Prices Drop Again as the Streak Continues

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down for the fifth week in a row according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reverse Angle Parking

A growing number of cities, particularly bicycle-friendly cities, have added reverse angle parking spaces in recent years. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers so they won't be caught off-guard when encountering them.

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Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks

Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.

Photo courtesy of City of Orlando.

Utility to Build City of Orlando’s CNG Fueling Station

The City of Orlando will soon have its own time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, which will be owned and operated by TECO Peoples Gas, a natural gas distribution utility.

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City Leases 10 Low-Cost Electric Vehicles

The City of New Bedford, Mass., has replaced 10 of its passenger vehicles with Nissan LEAF electric vehicles. The leases cost the city only $73 per vehicle per month.

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Maintenance Design Group Unveils Responsive Website

As part of Maintenance Design Group’s (MDG) 20th anniversary celebration, the firm rolled out a refreshed website featuring new functionality, a new design, and more content.

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A charter member of the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA), Soell still attends meetings whenever his courtesy-delivery schedule allows.

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