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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 Edmunds.com.

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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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N.H. Snow Removal Costs Soar

This winter's storms pushed the cost of snow removal in New Hampshire to $9.2 million, a tab incurred by the Department of Transportation that led to a raid on the fund that pays for road and bridge repair and maintenance.

Naperville Police Department's new compressed natural gas vehicle is a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. Photo courtesy of Chicago Clean Cities

Chicago-Area Clean Cities Promote Green Police Vehicles

Three Clean Cities Coalitions kicked off its efforts to promote more sustainable efforts from local police departments by hosting a Police Alternative Fuel Summit in Buffalo Grove, Ill.

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Penske, Calif. County Win EPA Clean Air Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Rural Driving

Rural roads can pose a variety of hazards. Here's some advice, from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

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Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists Announced

Government Fleet has announced three finalists for the 2015 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award: Michael Brennan, Bill Griffiths, and Kelly Reagan.

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Caltrans to Cut Fleet Pollution 20% by 2020

Caltrans has set a goal to reduce emissions caused by its operations, including its fleet, by 20% during the decade ending in 2020, the state agency has announced.

Award Deadline Extended for Fleet Technology Expo

Nominations are open until Friday, June 5 for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency initiatives.

GFX Staff Begin Denver Road Show Tour

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) staff are heading out for the event’s second Road Show, this time in Denver. The tour will take place April 20-22.

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Iowa Fleet Manager Joins Private Sector Fleet

Dennis Hogan, CAFM, CPFP, fleet services manager for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be assuming the role of director of fleet maintenance for a private fleet effective April 27.

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Pearson, G&M Oil to Open E-85 Stations in SoCal

Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company have opened an E-85 station in Calimesa, Calif., and will open 13 fueling stations featuring the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend throughout Southern California over a 13-month period, the companies announced.

Michigan to Test Telematics for State Fleet

Michigan would roll out a telematics initiative for 120 vehicle in the state fleet, under legislation introduced by state legislators.

Photo of the Volkeswagen e-Golf by Vince Taroc.

KBB Names Top 10 Green Cars of 2015

The battery-electric BMW i3 has topped Kelly Blue Book's list of the top 10 green cars for 2015 for the second year in a row, KBB.com has announced.

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Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5 billion to ensure highway-infrastructure spending is funded for exactly 1.7 years.

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San Francisco Telematics Plan Could Face June Vote

A San Francisco supervisor is drafting a plan to require telematics on every vehicle that could reach the board in June for a vote.

Trimble Enhances Field Service Management Software

Trimble has launched Trimble Fleet Express, a new fleet management offering for fleet and field service operators, according to the company.

California Grants Millions for Biodiesel, NGV Projects

The California Energy Commission approved more than $83.7 million in grants and loans for 46 energy-related projects, including a number of projects involving alternative fuels.

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2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.



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