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FCA US Completes 2016-MY Local Fleet Previews

FCA US wrapped up its 26-city fleet road show that provided fleet managers around the country a hands-on experience with 2016 model year vehicles.

Since 2001, the capital funding of fleet has been eroding from about 70% of needs in 2001 to about 30% of needs today. Graph via City of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Faces Shutdown Over Budget Dispute

The City of Cincinnati is facing a potential shutdown because Council members can’t come to an agreement about the city’s capital budget. The proposed budget includes a six-year fleet replacement funding plan totaling more than $80 million.

St. Louis Elected Leaders' Cars Questioned

The take-home vehicles given to St. Louis elected officials have been called into question with voters in the city set to approve a $180-million bond that includes money to replace city fleet vehicles.

Photo courtesy of CarMD.

States Ranked by Vehicle Repair Costs

CarMD has published its annual state-by-state ranking of repair bills that follow a check-engine light. Read our report to find out the states at the top and bottom of the list.

Price of Diesel Dips to $2.87 Per Gallon

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

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Automotive Lift Institute Launches New Website

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has launched a redesigned website that brings together information for lift buyers, owners and users.

UCLA Fleet Director Retires

Sherry Lewis, University of California, Los Angeles’ fleet & transit director, is retiring effective July 1. Clinton Bench has been named the new fleet & transit director.

Photo of 2014 Civic Natural Gas courtesy of Honda.

Honda Kills CNG Civic, Other Green Models

Honda has ceased production of its Civic Natural Gas sedan and will also discontinue sales of the Civic Hybrid and Accord Plug-In Hybrid due to the automaker's ability to "advance fuel economy through conventional engine technology," according to a statement.

California Grants $2.5M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $2.5 million in grants for six alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

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NYC Expands Car Sharing in Fleet Reduction Plan

New York City has begun implementing a plan to eliminate nearly 10% of of its light-duty fleet vehicles by the end of 2020, following the passage of a city law requiring a formal car-sharing plan.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Engine Overheating

Both the Florida Department of Transportation and Esurance provide advice on how to respond to engine overheating.

Photo cabover family courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Re-Enters Low-Cab Forward Market

In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.

Photo of Dodge Sprinter van by IFCAR via Wikimedia. (Photo shot at 2008 Washington Auto Show.)

Freightliner, Dodge Sprinter Vans Join Takata Recall

More than 40,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans need new passenger-side frontal air bags because the existing ones have defective inflators.

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Indiana University Reduces Motor Pool Fleet by 32%

Indiana University has eliminated 19 vehicles and reduced staff time needed to manage the motor pool by more than 50% as part of its fleet right-sizing initiative.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV courtesy of GM.

GM Updates Police Tahoe Models for 2016

General Motors has added a few minor features to its Tahoe PPV and Tahoe Special Service for the 2016 model year, the automaker has announced.

GMC Savana (Photo: Auto Truck Group)

Auto Truck Group Offers Expanded Van Upfit Info

To support expanded upfit production of commercial vans in St. Louis and Kansas City locations, Auto Truck now offers detailed information on van equipment and accessories from Weather Guard.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 courtesy of GM.

Diesel Chevrolet Colorado Arriving in Fall 2016

The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine will arrive in the fall of 2016 as a 2016 model-year vehicle, General Motors has announced.

Photo of 2012-2015 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Compact Pickups Bolster May Depreciation

The average price of a used vehicle from the 2009 to 2013 model years fell 1.2 percent in May with several truck and van segments registering positive gains from April, according to Black Book.

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VIA Motors Shipping Hybrid Silverado to Fleets

VIA Motors’ gasoline-electric hybrid Chevrolet Silverado is now being shipped to fleet customers after receiving emissions certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a company spokesperson said.

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Hawaiian Hydrogen Station Fueling Marine Corps SUVs

The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute has commissioned a fast-fill, high-pressure hydrogen fueling station at the Marine Corps base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Trimble Enhances FieldMaster Mobile Apps

Trimble has added the Supervisor app to its FieldMaster suite of mobile applications to enable managers to stay efficient and effective on the go by empowering them to do more work in the field and manage their day-to-day operations remotely.

Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh International Airport.

Pittsburgh Airport Adds Trio of Alternative Fuels

Sunoco has reopened its APlus fueling station at Pittsburgh International Airport. The public-access station now features compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling, propane autogas fueling, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Elite Fleets Recognized at GFX

Government Fleet staff honored the 2015 Elite Fleets today at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX). The Elite Fleets are: City of Mesa, Ariz.; City of Culver City, Calif.; City of Portland, Ore.; and City of Troy, Mich.

8 Fleets Honored for Operational Certifications

The Government Fleet Management Alliance (GFMA) and the Coalition for Green Fleet Management recognized eight fleets for their completion of the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) program and the new Fleet Masters operation award.

Photo by Thi Dao.

Public Fleet Hall of Fame 2015 Class Named

Eight public sector fleet professionals joined Public Fleet Hall of Fame this year. Each inductee shared a nugget of industry knowledge or helpful advice during The Honors Celebration at GFX today.



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