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GM Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

GM has released its 2016-MY incentives, which include the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze.

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Toyota Camry Named Most American-Made Car

Cars.com has named the Toyota Camry as the most American-Made car based on its manufacturing locations in Indiana and Kentucky.

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Diesel Prices Drop Again as the Streak Continues

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down for the fifth week in a row according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reverse Angle Parking

A growing number of cities, particularly bicycle-friendly cities, have added reverse angle parking spaces in recent years. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers so they won't be caught off-guard when encountering them.

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Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks

Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.

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Utility to Build City of Orlando’s CNG Fueling Station

The City of Orlando will soon have its own time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, which will be owned and operated by TECO Peoples Gas, a natural gas distribution utility.

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City Leases 10 Low-Cost Electric Vehicles

The City of New Bedford, Mass., has replaced 10 of its passenger vehicles with Nissan LEAF electric vehicles. The leases cost the city only $73 per vehicle per month.

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Maintenance Design Group Unveils Responsive Website

As part of Maintenance Design Group’s (MDG) 20th anniversary celebration, the firm rolled out a refreshed website featuring new functionality, a new design, and more content.

Photo of 1.4L Ecotec courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Details New Cruze Engines

Chevrolet has provided additional details about the gasoline and diesel engines that will power the 2016 Cruze to give the compact car a greater balance of power and efficiency, according to a release.

ChargePoint Unveils New Express EV Charger

ChargePoint will offer the new electric vehicle charging station called Express 100, a 24-kilowatt station that provides faster DC charging.

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Columbus Takes Delivery of CNG Refuse Trucks

The City of Columbus, Ohio, took delivery of 18 automated side loader refuse trucks powered by dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) at a cost of $5.2 million.

Photo of 2016 F-150 Lariat with appearance package courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces More 2016 F-150 Updates

Ford will add new special editions of the F-150 for the 2016 model year and equip the nation's top-selling truck with its new SYNC 3 infotainment system, in addition to the previously announced gaseous-fuel prep package and trailer assist option.

Connecticut Signs on with Chevin Fleet Solutions

The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services recently selected Chevin’s Web-based fleet management information system, FleetWave, to better manage its fleet of more than 7,000 units.

Toro Awarded NJPA Contract for Compact Construction Equipment

The Toro Company has been awarded a national contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) for compact construction and maintenance equipment. The contract was approved on May 19.

Senate bill would provide $350 billion over six years for surface transportation. Photo: David Cullen

Senate to Consider 6-Year, $350 Billion Highway Bill

A bipartisan effort by four key Senators led the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on June 24 to recommend that the full Senate consider a six-year bill that calls for spending $350 billion on surface-transportation infrastructure.

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Ky. Fleet Employee Indicted for Missing Tires

A former fleet employee of the City of Ashland, Ky., has been indicted for purchasing $143,000 in tires that are unaccounted for.

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Douglas Dynamics Named Top 100 Workplace

Douglas Dynamics, Inc., has again been named as one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin. Douglas Dynamics is one of only 24 companies to have made the list every year since it was first published in 2010.

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NYC Mayor Mandates Sideguards for Refuse Trucks

New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that requires side guards on 10,000 city and private refuse trucks by 2024 to reduce deaths and serious injuries during collisions with passengers.

The Fleet Technology Expo is in Long Beach, Calif. on Aug. 24-26. Conveniently located in the midst of Southern California, Long Beach is nearby multiple SoCal attractions. Photo courtesy Long Beach Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Fleet Technology Expo Attendee Count Doubles

Compared to the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, fleet attendee count for the now renamed and expanded show has so far doubled in 2015.

Diesel Prices Down for Fourth Week in a Row

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped for the fourth straight week according to the weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Hydroplaning

Here's advice from both AAA and Consumer Reports on how to avoid, or recover from, hydroplaning.

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DOT Audit Criticizes Federal Safety Investigations

A newly released DOT audit report, ordered in the wake of GM’s ignition switch recalls, offers a disturbing assessment of NHTSA’s efforts to identify and investigate vehicle safety defects.

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Adrian Steel Introduces Interior Van Ladder Rack

Adrian Steel has introduced its Interior Ladder Rack for full-size vans to provide a safe and efficient way to transport a step ladder between job sites, according to the company.

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Large Fleets Driving Strong Used Class 3-8 Sales

Overall, used GVW 3-8 transactions from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 accounted for 51.7 percent of total GVW 3-8 transactions in the U.S. market.

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 2500/3500 Trucks Increase Towing Capability

Ram Truck has increased the towing and payload capabilities of its 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups for 2016 through engine calibration, Ram has announced.

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