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The Ranger will be available in three trim grades: XL, midlevel XLT, and a high-level Lariat trim series. It will include FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

The Ford Ranger is returning to the North American market with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a suite of Ford’s latest technologies.

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N.Y. County to Save $400K With Leasing Initiative

Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) expects to save nearly $400,000 in its 2018 budget by leasing 31 vehicles rather than buying them outright.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls.

State Fleets Prepare for Continued Severe Weather

With snow and rain forecasted over the weekend, three states prepared their truck fleets to respond and clear roads quickly and efficiently.

California Hiring Fleet Operations Program Manager

The State of California Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Fleet Asset Management (OFAM) is recruiting a Fleet Operations Program Manager.

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Baton Rouge’s New Police Chief Plans for New Vehicles, More Technology

Baton Rouge, La., Police Department’s new chief announced plans to adopt new technology and purchase 78 new vehicles to supplement an aging fleet.

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Texas Sheriff to Purchase Used Patrol Vehicles

The San Jacinto County (Texas) Sheriff's Office is purchasing used police vehicles to replace its aged fleet — some vehicles on the road have 300,000 miles on them.

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New York State Deploys Its First Police Drones

The State of New York has launched an unmanned aerial system program for its state police. The first four drones will be put into service this month, and by April 2018, an additional 14 aerial drones will be deployed.

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Develop a Connected Car Platform

Ford revealed its initiatives for a smart city cloud platform that is designed to help create city ecosystems that are prepared for upcoming changes in mobility, such as connected vehicle networks and autonomous cars.

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New York City Deploys Magellan GPS in 700 Salting Trucks

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to deploy Magellan's latest navigation product: Return to Route. Magellan worked with the agency to accommodate a large library of maps

Caterpillar Extends Full-Machine Warranty to 24 Months For Compact Equipment

Caterpillar has extended its machine standard warranty to 24 months or 2,000 hours for skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders, and mini excavators.

Orlando Hiring Fleet Manager

The City of Orlando, Fla., is hiring a fleet manager. The fleet manager is responsible supervisory and administrative work directing the repair, maintenance and operation of motor vehicles, heavy equipment or tools.

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Colorado Springs’ Outsourced Maintenance Plan Lags on Savings

The City of Colorado Springs, Colo., expected to save $2 million in the first three years of its outsourced maintenance contract but has saved just $1.4 million.

Video Safety Tip: Vehicle Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

AAA explains which eight vehicle noises signal trouble that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Photo of a power washer via public domain/U.S. National Guard

Audit: Police Evidence Improperly Stored by Fleet Staff

According to a state audit, the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office in Oklahoma failed to properly manage evidence, with some evidence stored in lockers at a fleet facility and additional evidence on the shop floor.

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet to Unveil Class 4/5 Silverado

Chevrolet will reveal its all-new Silverado Class 4 and 5 chassis cab trucks at The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis.

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Va. City to Keep EVs Following V2X Pilot

The City of Danville, Va., is permanently adding four electric vehicles to its fleet thanks to a donation from bi-directional EV charging startup Fermata Energy.

Image of converted Ford F-150 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Gets Latest CARB Approval

XL Hybrids has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State of California.

Photo of diesel-powered 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Ford's first diesel-powered 2018 F-150 pickup can deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg in highway driving, which would put it among the most fuel-efficient pickups available when it goes on sale in the spring.

Purchasing late-model used electric vehicles will reduce vehicle replacement costs for the city. Photo of a 2017 Nissan Leaf courtesy of Nissan

Va. City Creates Motor Pool, Purchases Nissan Leafs

The City of Roanoke, Va.'s new Vehicle Sharing Program will allow city employees to use Nissan Leafs, cut down on low-use fleet vehicles, and reduce the fleet's carbon footprint.

Meet the Man Behind the Movie: Rudy Ruettiger to Speak at GFX

Rudy Ruettiger, the first Notre Dame football player to be carried off the field and the inspiration behind the 1993 film Rudy, will deliver the breakfast keynote at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference.

Trimble Partners with CalAmp to Deliver Fleet Management Solutions

Trimble has announced that CalAmp is supplying customized telematics tracking devices and systems management technology for Trimble’s Field Service Management (FSM) vehicle and asset monitoring solutions.

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Colo. City to Convert Sewage Gas to RNG to Power Refuse Fleet

The City of Longmont, Colo., will convert biogas from its Waste Water Treatment Plant to renewable natural gas, which will be used to power the city's trash trucks.

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Video Safety Tip: Freeway Driving

AAA offers seven tips on how to drive safely on busy freeways.

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No. 1 Leading Fleet to Construct $5.1M Facility

San Bernardino County, Calif., Fleet Management Department, which was named the No. 1 Leading Fleet in 2017, received approval to construct a new facility at a cost of $5.1 million.


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