Government Fleet News

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Culver City Hosts Advanced Vehicle Expo Day

The City of Culver City, Calif., fleet division hosted a Technology, Ride & Drive Advanced Vehicle Expo day to showcase the various types of vehicle technologies that the city has deployed in the fleet.

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NHTSA Wants to Boost Recall Completion Rates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an initiative to improve what it calls "unacceptably low" recall completion rates for safety defects on vehicles.

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Tesla Co-Founder Targeting Refuse Trucks

A Tesla Motors co-founder hopes to bring green-vehicle innovation to refuse trucks, which can consume an average of 14,000 gallons of fuel per year, he said at an investor conference in Los Angeles.

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Ky. City, College Partner on Shared Fleet Facility

The City of Covington, Ky., and a local community college are initiating a partnership on a shared fleet maintenance site that could allow students to work on city fleet vehicles.

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Ohio Fleet Managers Suspended for Exercise Equipment Order

The City of Toledo, Ohio has suspended its fleet managers after an elected official discovered purchases of $7,200 worth of unauthorized exercise equipment.

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Alliance Adds Propane Conversion Centers to Network

Alliance AutoGas has added H & H Sales Company, Inc. and Ashby’s Inc./Crenshaw Corporation of Richmond, Va. to its propane conversion center network, the company announced.

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Fuel Costs, Financing Drive Car Ownership Costs Lower

The annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to $8,698, a nearly 2% drop from last year due to declines in gas prices and finance charges, according to AAA.

Colo. City Completes BioCNG Project

The City of Grand Junction, Colo., has finished a $2.8 million compressed natural gas (CNG) project that has been in the works for a decade, the city has announced.

ACDelco Training Help Techs Expand Skills

General Motors will launch the ACDelco Technician Training Excellence Recognition Program this summer with more than 500 hours of available training aligned to the core ASE categories.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Checking Tire Air Pressure

Here’s some tire preventive maintenance advice, provided by America’s Tire, you may want to pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Diesel Price Rises for Second Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the second straight week as oil prices also gained last week.

During lunch, attendees will get to ride with a professional racecar driver at the Sonoma Raceway. Photo courtesy of MEMA

MEMA NorCal to Hold First Meeting at Sonoma Raceway

The Northern California chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) will hold its first meeting at the Sonoma Raceway on May 19.

Audit: Calif. City Overpaid for Equipment Rentals, Street Sweeping

An audit found that the City of Industry, Calif., overpaid for its outsourced street sweeping services and equipment rentals provided by a company owned by a former mayor and his family.

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Ford Adds Strobe Lighting to 2016 Super Duty Trucks

Ford will offer factory-installed strobe lighting on its 2016 F-Series Super Duty trucks for utility, road construction or municipal crews to enhance vehicle visibility, Ford has announced.

Half of Tucson PD's Cars Exceed 80K Miles

The Tuscon (Ariz.) Police Department hopes to replace about 40 of its patrol cars this year to address an aging fleet. More than half of the vehicles in the fleet show more than 80,000 miles on the odometer.

Photo of 20,000th gasoline NPR cabover courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Reaches N-Series Cabover Sales Milestone

Isuzu Commercial Truck has reached a sales milestone for its gasoline-powered NPR cabovers, by producing number 20,000 earlier this week.

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Fla. Appraiser's Fleet Vehicles Replace Reimbursement

The Orange County (Fla.) Property Appraiser’s office (OCPA) has switched from mileage reimbursements to county-owned vehicles, acquiring 30 new Toyota Prius vehicles for staff members.

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2015 F-150 SuperCab, Regular Cab Ace Crash Tests

The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.

CEI Appraisers Complete F-150 Aluminum Repair Course

Three CEI Group Inc. (CEI) appraisers have completed a one-day review of aluminum repairs on the 2015 F-150 pickup truck at Ford's corporate campus.

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2015 Ford F-150 Named Greenest Pickup

In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."

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Hybrid, EV Sales Suffer From Low Gasoline Prices

Owners of hybrid and battery-electric vehicles are trading in their alternative fuel vehicles for gasoline powered vehicles, according to new research from

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Fed Fleet Gets Bi-Fuel CNG Pickups, Car Sharing

Federal fleet managers plan to add compressed natural gas (CNG) pickups, implement car-sharing, and establish a short-term rental program to increase fleet utilization, a GSA fleet director has announced.

Omnicomm Releases Fleet Tracking Mobile App

Omnicomm has released a cloud-based mobile application for its Omnicomm Online that allows fleet owners to manage their fleet remotely and look at a variety of reports. The app is available for both iOS and Android platforms.

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USPS Narrows List of Next-Gen Vehicle Builders

The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.

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Tenn. City Utility Acquires Plug-In Hybrid Bucket Truck

The Oak Ridge Electric Department has acquired a new plug-in hybrid bucket truck to reduce noise and increase fuel efficiency, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

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