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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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