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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

Photo courtesy of Montgomery County.

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.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

EPA Certifies Blossman's Propane Autogas Transit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Blossman Services' propane-autogas-powered Ford Transit van, the vehicle modifier announced.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Developing Headlights for Hazards at Night

Ford is developing headlights that will help drivers more easily identify potential hazards while driving at night that will also widen the beam at tricky junctions, Ford has announced.

Ohio Parks Hiring Fleet Manager

Great Parks of Hamilton County, a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, is accepting applications for a fleet manager. This is a full-time position based in Winton Woods.

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N.Y. County Outsources Fleet Maintenance

Ontario County, N.Y. is outsourcing fleet maintenance for most of its vehicles beginning July 20 to save close to $100,000 per year and improve quality and service.

Pa. County Shifts to Fleet Leasing

Lackawanna County (Penn.) has entered into a lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management for 100 of its 107 vehicles to replace county-owned cars, trucks, and vans within the next five years.

EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal

Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in the form of a certificate of compliance, but didn’t.

Highway Bill Would Equalize Taxes of Alternative Fuels

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a highway and transportation bill that included a provision that would change how certain alternative fuels are taxed in relation to conventional fuels.

Photo courtesy of Vision Fleet

Indianapolis Tells Drivers Not to Charge EVs at Home

The City of Indianapolis has told city drivers of its electrified vehicles to stop charging the vehicles at home, after several short circuits were reported, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) contends five-month patch will provide time to legislate a "fiscally responsible' long-term highway bill.

House Passes Five-Month Highway Bill Patch

House Republican leaders on July 15 pushed through an $8-billion plus measure to fund highway and infrastructure expenditures through December 18.

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty courtesy of FCA US.

FCA US Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced fleet incentives for its 2016 model-year vehicles for the Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram Truck brands.

Photo of 2015 F-150 in a wind tunnel courtesy of Ford.

Ford Explains F-150's Air Curtain Technology

Ford implemented new air curtain technology on its 2015 F-150 that directs air flow in a way that reduces drag and aids fuel efficiency, according to Ford.

Photo courtesy of Olaeris

Ga. County May Deploy Drone Fleet

Macon Bibb County, Ga., is one step closer to a $5.7 million deal to add drones to its police fleet. A county committee approved a memorandum of understanding to install a network of unmanned aircraft to perform routine, robotic emergency response.

Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra Denali courtesy of GM.

GMC Sierra Gets Styling Updates for 2016

The GMC Sierra 1500 pickup will see several exterior styling updates for 2016, including a significantly reworked front end and new C-shaped LED daytime running lights, General Motors has announced.

Photo courtesy of City of Dublin.

Ohio City Transitioning to CNG Snow Plow Trucks

The City of Dublin, Ohio, recently received its first four compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Freightliner snow plow trucks, bringing its CNG fleet to 63 units.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Suburban (not Heavy Duty model) courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Suburban HD Offered to Feds, Security Fleets

General Motors is producing its Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD Heavy Duty full-size SUV to federal agencies for use as an unmarked armored federal law enforcement vehicle, the automaker has confirmed.

Graph via audit report.

Ohio DOT Audit Suggests $1.7M in Savings

A state audit found that the Ohio Department of Transportation could save more than $1.7 million by eliminating blended biodiesel, adopting new methods for remarketing, and optimizing vehicle life cycles.

Gasoline Bucks Trend of Dropping Diesel, Oil Prices

Diesel fuel prices continue to drop as crude oil futures continue to reflect a worldwide glut. Gasoline prices, however, jumped nearly 30 cents a gallon in California.



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