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McNeilus' New Front Loading Refuse Truck Enables CNG

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing has added the Meridian front loader to the company’s lineup of refuse vehicles.

Screenshot of new collective Data software being used. Photo courtesy of Collective Data

Collective Data Launches Asset Management Platform

The collectiveGov asset management software brings together a comprehensive set of government-focused features as well as maintaining the flexibility in how the software can be configured, according to the company.

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NY, NJ Port Fleet Manager Retires

Jim Reinish, fleet manager of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, retired on May 29. His replacement has not yet been announced.

Ford will shorten its summer shutdown from the traditional two-week summer shutdown to one week for a majority of North American assembly plants, increasing production by close to 40,000 units. (PHOTO: Business Wire).

Ford Reduces Summer Shutdown to Meet Demand

Based on strong customer demand for the company’s newest products – F-150, Edge, Escape and Explorer – six Ford assembly plants, along with supporting powertrain and stamping plants, will shut down only the week of June 29.

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Ga. County Installs Charging Stations

Cobb County, Ga., is installing a network of 22 electric chargers around the county that will be used for fleet vehicles and by the public.

The 2015 Prius gets a combined MPG of 50 and can be used to bring up the average MPG in a fleet. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Calif. Raises MPG for State Vehicle Purchases

California has raised its average fuel economy standard for state agencies that purchase passenger vehicles to 38 miles per gallon starting July 1, according to a memo from the Department of General Services.

Paul Condran, MEMA president, led the May 21 association meeting. Photo by Kelly Bracken

Calif. Fleet Association Discusses Autonomous Vehicles

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), a Southern California fleet managers’ group, focused on autonomous vehicles and how they will change the fleet industry during a May 21 meeting.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Pedal Error Prevention

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers five safety tips aimed at preventing pedal error, which occurs when drivers mistakenly apply the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.

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GM Recalls Silverado, Sierra Pickups

Dealers will replace defective front-passenger air bag inflators manufactured by Takata.

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Ford Recalls Ranger Pickup Trucks

The recall, expected to get under way July 13, is part of the expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls.

Photo of Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck by Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons.

More Ram Pickups Added to Takata Recalls

The latest actions bring Fiat Chrysler's global Takata-related recall total to an estimated 5.2 million vehicles.

Photo of Grand Rapids worker assembling cam phasers courtesy of GM.

GM Investing $119M in Mich. Components Plant

General Motors will invest $119 million in tools and equipment to support production of future vehicle components at a Grand Rapids, Mich., components plant, GM has announced.

NCSFA to Host OEM Webinar Series

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators is hosting a webinar series at no charge.

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Sacramento County to Demo Electric Refuse Trucks

​Sacramento County (Calif.) will be testing out two battery-electric heavy-duty refuse trucks to see how they compare with diesel and natural gas vehicles. The county will demo the TransPower "ElecTrucks" at no cost for two years.

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Ram Truck, FCA Foundation Support Flood-Stricken Texas

Ram Truck and the FCA Foundation have donated $100,000 to the First Response Team of America, a disaster relief organization which is providing recovery and relief support to residents in flood-stricken central-Texas communities.

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Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

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Former Fleet Director Named City Manager

Sharon Subadan, formerly the fleet management director for Hillsborough County, Fla., was recently named the city manager for the City of Albany, Ga.

CALSTART to Manage Alt-Vehicle Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

Photo of 2014 C-MAX Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Ford Releases Patents for Electric Vehicle Tech

Ford Motor Co. has released its electrified vehicle technology patents to its competitors in a bid to spur development of electric vehicles, the automaker announced.

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Rolls Back Powertrain Warranty

FCA US has reduced its powertrain coverage for 2016 model-year gasoline-powered vehicles. General Motors also made a change to its powertrain warranty earlier this year.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of GM.

GM to Offer Fleet-Oriented Malibu Limited

General Motors will continue selling the current-generation Chevrolet Malibu as a limited fleet-oriented model for the 2016 model year alongside its next-generation Malibu.

Screencapture courtesy of NCBNews.com

Houston Flood Damages City Vehicles

Severe weather, tornado, and flooding have affected at least 45 counties in Texas. In Houston, the state's most populous city, flooding has damaged about 66 city fleet vehicles.

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Indianapolis' EV Fleet Embroiled in Controversy

The City of Indianapolis mayor's bid to roll out the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles has become entangled in opposition from city leaders, the threat of a lawsuit to halt it, and complaints from city departments in recent weeks.

Photo courtesy of Zero Motorcycles.

50 Police Agencies Using Zero's Electric Motorcycles

Law enforcement agencies are using the Zero SP, Zero DSP and Zero FXP for patrol, including traffic enforcement. The motorcycles produce no audible sound and can provide a tactical advantage for officers.

Ariz. Gov. Wants to Consolidate State's Aircraft Fleet

Arizona's Gov. Doug Ducey is exploring a plan to reduce the number of aircraft in the state's air fleet, following his unsuccessful attempt to halt the sale of a $6-million plane to the Arizona Department of Transportation earlier this year.



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