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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.

Screenshot via Toyota.

Toyota Opens Ordering for Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan

Buyers in California can begin ordering Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai fuel cell sedan on July 20 through the Toyota website, the automaker announced.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Flashing Yellow Turn Arrows

More municipalities in a growing number of states are adding this relatively new type of signal light. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Silverado Gets Facelift for 2016

Chevrolet's Silverado pickup will arrive for 2016 with a bolder look, including a reworked front end, General Motors has announced.

Arizona Consolidates Its Air Fleet

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is selling off three state planes and consolidating the air fleet as part of efforts to save nearly $2.5 million.

Photo of San Francisco by Vincent Bloch via Wikimedia Commons.

California’s Bay Area Tops Vehicle Theft List

The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently released its list of vehicle theft hot spots, and the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area tops the list based on 2014 data.

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House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

Aiming to address both the lack of funding for the Highway Trust Fund and the lack of trust in finding a long-term solution for that, Rep. Tim Rice (R-SC) has introduced a bill that would hike federal motor-fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon and index the new rate to inflation.

CEI Group Touts 'Highly Engaged' Workforce

Employees at the CEI Group, Inc., are among the most highly engaged in their jobs in U.S., a Gallup Inc. survey has found, CEI has announced.

Photo courtesy of Western Products.

Snowplows Approved for 2015 Ford F-150 Trucks

Western Products' 7-foot, 6-inch HTS snowplow and 7-foot, 4-inch Suburbanite snowplow are now officially approved applications for 2015 Ford F-150 trucks.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Navy to Add Large Leased EV Fleet in Calif.

The U.S. Department of the Navy is planning to lease between 300 and 600 electrified passenger vehicles for use at Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

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Fuel Price Forecast Calls for Small Increases

The U.S. Energy Department this week revised its expectations for fuel prices this year, but they aren’t expected to go wildly higher.

The City of Columbus received four propane-powered mowers for its airport golf course. Photo courtesy of City of Columbus.

Ohio City Testing Propane Autogas Mowers

The City of Columbus has partnered with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) and R&R Products on a propane-autogas mower research program. The city is receiving four mowers for use at its airport golf course at no cost.

NGV Group Offers Online Tech Training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has launched its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training as an e-learning course, the consulting and training provider announced.

Photo courtesy of Elgin Sweeper Co.

Elgin Recalls Street Sweepers for Boom Risk

The action affects 66 Megawind MX trucks whose booms are at risk for detaching.

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John Deere Increases Base Telematics Service to Five Years

John Deere is extending its JDLink Ultimate service in base subscription from three to five years for production-scale equipment.

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Ford Batters 2017 F-150 Raptor in Desert Testing

The 2017 F-150 Raptor recently completed over 1,000 miles of testing.

Chevin Expands to Larger Mass. Office

Chevin Fleet Solutions has expanded into new offices near its existing Massachusetts location thanks to a period of sustained sales success with its range of enterprise fleet management software products, according to the company.

New Class of CAFM Graduates Includes 28 Public Fleet Professionals

The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced its 2014-2015 Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) graduates. Of the 42 graduates, 28 work in the public sector and in universities.

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Texas Sheriff Acquires 8WD Amphibious Vehicle

The Potter County (Texas) Sheriff's Office has purchased an Argo eight-wheel-drive amphibious vehicle for rescues at rivers, ponds, or lakes in its jurisdiction.

Photo: Westport

Westport Offers Dedicated Propane Autogas F-150

Westport Innovations will offer a dedicated propane autogas system for the 2016 Ford F-150 powered by the 5.0L V-8 engine, the company announced.

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.

Photo courtesy of the Braun Corp.

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.



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