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Feds Triple Returns with Online Auction Platform

The Defense Logistics Agency, under contract with IronPlanet, received more than $3.2 million during the first two months of online public auctions for excess rolling stock, including Humvees.

Auto Truck Group Helps Fire Agency Display World Trade Center Artifact

The Bartlett (Ill.) Fire Protection District and Auto Truck Group have collaborated to display a recovered piece of material from the World Trade Center. The agency will host a remembrance event and dedication ceremony on April 11.

9 of 10 Federal Workers Prefer In-Person Meetings

In a new Meetings Mean Business survey of 100 federal agency employees who have travel-related responsibilities, nine out of ten respondents reported that face-to-face interaction enhances productivity, collaboration, and effectiveness.

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Upfitters Offer City Express Compact Van Packages

Van upfitters have begun offering partitions, shelving and roof racks for the 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van since the vehicle's introduction late last year.

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Ford Recalls F-Series Ambulances

The action covers 6,472 vehicles that may have a malfunctioning exhaust gas temperature sensor.

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Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor SUVs Recalled

The recall covers nearly 213,000 2011-2013 model-year SUVs that may have an interior door handle problem.

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Gasoline Use Falls to Lowest Level in 30 Years

The average gasoline consumption by Americans is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, according to a report from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

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Ram 1500 Concept Pays Tribute to Texas Rangers

The Ram Truck brand has unveiled a Texas Ranger concept truck that pays homage to the legacy of the iconic law enforcement agency.

Fired S.C. University President Allegedly Demanded Luxury Car

South Carolina State University's former fleet director is claiming he was demoted and later fired because he didn't get the president a black Chrysler 300 and a luxury golf cart, reports WACH.

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Cleveland Patrol Union President Calls Aging Cruisers 'Dangerous'

Cleveland police officers have been driving aging cruisers that often have more than 100,000 miles on the odometer and lack basic working safety features, the Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association president told NewsChannel 5.

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Phoenix FD Orders 14 Pumpers, Signs 7-Year Contract

The Phoenix Fire Department has ordered 14 Pierce Quantum pumpers as part of a seven-year renewable contract that gives the agency the opportunity to continue purchasing the same number of pumper vehicles per year through 2022.

International’s OnCommand Truck Diagnostics Now Standard

International Truck announced improvements to its OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system at the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.

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House Members Seek to End Ethanol Mandate

A bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the ethanol mandate, following a similar measure introduced in the U.S. Senate in late February.

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Chevrolet Silverado Design Simplifies Collision Repair

General Motors engineers incorporated several features that allow technicians to more efficiently repair collision damage.

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Feds Ramping Up Purchase of Zero-Emission Vehicles

The federal government plans to increase its purchasing of zero-emission vehicles, following an executive order signed by President Obama requiring 50 percent of the federal fleet to be battery-electric or hydrogen vehicles by 2025.

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Report: Seattle Fleet Vehicles Violating Parking Limits

Drivers of the City of Seattle's fleet vehicles have been regularly overstaying posted time limits in paid parking spots in the downtown area, according to a report from KING 5 News.

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Grant Funding Buys Calif. County 6 EVs

Monterey County, Calif., is purchasing six electric vehicles almost entirely funded with grant money. The county was awarded $27,000 per vehicle for the six cars and is paying the remaining $855 per vehicle and taxes.

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Biodiesel Imports Plummet 36 Percent

After reaching record levels in 2013, United States imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell 36 percent, to 333 million gallons in 2014.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Motorcycle Awareness

Sharing the road with motorcyclists poses a host of safety issues that fleet drivers need to keep in mind. Here's some advice you can pass along.

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Ford Using Recycled Plastic Bottles in F-150 Seats

Ford has begun using a material known as Repreve that's derived from recycled plastic bottles to manufacture the cloth seats of the 2015 F-150 pickup and four other vehicles.

Collective Data Launches Web Version of Fleet Management Software

Collective Data, Inc., has officially launched a web-based version of their collectiveFleet solution. The new version brings a new level of accessibility and ease of use, while maintaining Collective Data's core goal of being able to easily configure the software to meet different requirements among organizations, according to the company.

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Fire Agency Leases Non-Emergency Vehicles

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA) in Colorado is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to lease its light-duty non-emergency vehicles and reduce its fleet size.

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Recall Customer Satisfaction Increases

The percentage of dealer service visits relating to recalls reached 16 percent in 2015 for at least a six-year high, yet satisfaction among those customers is also rising, according to a J.D. Power study.

Ohio State U. Building CNG Fueling Station

Ohio State University is building a $2.5 million compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to power its four CNG buses and additional vehicles that will be converted to run on the natural gas.

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Kawasaki Recalls Police Motorcycles for Fuse Issue

The action, which begins this month, includes modified Kawasaki Concours 14 and 14ABS motorcycles in the 2009-2013 model years.

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