Government Fleet News

N.M. Sheriff's Aging Fleet at 'Crisis' Point

Dona Ana County Sheriff Enrique "Kiki" Vigil, who took office in January, said he's concerned that many vehicles have been driven past 100,000 miles and pose a risk to deputies.

Clean Cities Releases 2015 Vehicle Buyer’s Guide

Clean Cities has released its 2015 Vehicle Buyer's Guide, a comprehensive source of information for evaluating alternative-fuel vehicle (AFV) options.

GFX Named Among Top 50 Fastest Growing Trade Shows

Government Fleet Expo & Conference 2014 earned a spot in Trade Show Executive magazine’s list of 50 fastest-growing trade shows.

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Ford F-150 with Plow Prep Option Arrives

Ford is providing additional details about the snow plow prep option that's now available with the 2015 F-150 pickup.

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NHTSA Urged to Mandate Truck Crash Avoidance Technology

Highway-safety lobbies have petitioned the NHTSA to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems on all new trucks and buses rated at 10,000 pounds or more GVW.

Photo of 2016 F-650 by Chris Brown.

Landi Renzo to Offer CNG 2016 F-650 Truck

Landi Renzo USA plans to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 F-650 truck that will appear at NTEA's The Work Truck Show in early March.

Road damage in Jamestown, Colo., caused by Boulder County flooding in September 2013. Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA via Wikimedia Commons.

Feds Provide $232.5M for Emergency Road Repairs

The funds from the Federal Highway Administration reimburse states for the repair of roads and bridges damaged by storms and other unexpected disasters.

Ohio City Opens Public Works CNG Station

IGS CNG Services and the City of Dayton, Ohio, have opened their compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the city’s existing fueling station at the Department of Public Works. The station will be available for both Dayton city fleet vehicles and the public, according to IGS CNG Services.

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Calif. Offers Funding to Fleets With Worst Air Pollution

Public fleets serving disadvantaged communities in California can apply for up to $15,000 in rebates for each green light-duty vehicle purchased. Plug-in hybrids, battery or range-extended electric vehicles, and fuel-cell vehicles are eligible.

Photo 2015 Fusion Hybrid cars courtesy of Ford.

Calif. Activists Criticize Car Purchase for Legislators

Taxpayer activist groups in California have questioned the state's purchase of $540,000 in Ford Fusion Hybrids and other cars for state legislators over the past 18 months.

Photo via Flickr_Will Merydith

One-Third of Cleveland's Snow Plow Fleet Out of Service

More than a third of Cleveland's snow plow fleet was unable to respond earlier this month, causing the demotion of the city's Streets commissioner after frustrated residents complained to city hall.

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Milwaukee FD Adds Pierce Arrow Pumpers

The Milwaukee Fire Department in Wisconsin recently took delivery of a matching pair of custom Pierce Arrow XT pumpers, making the state’s largest fire department an all-Pierce fleet.

Diesel Rises for Second Straight Week to $2.86

Fuel prices continue to recover from their lowest levels in years, with both diesel and gasoline increasing over the past week, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures released on Tuesday.

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Toyota Helps Ky. Fleet Reduce Repair Time by 75%

Following a fleet improvement project with Toyota’s Production System Support Center, the Louisville Metro (Ky.) fleet has reduced its repair backlog by 37% within two months and repair time by 75%.

Photo of exising USPS vehicle via Wikimedia.

Postal Service Seeking Next-Gen Delivery Vehicle

The U.S. Postal Service will meet with automotive manufacturers in Washington, D.C., this week to field questions about its proposal to replace its aging delivery fleet with a next-generation vehicle, according to federal records.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Entering a Freeway

Here is some safety advice, provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, on how to merge onto a major highway. It's a driving task that demands total focus.

Cincinnati Trying to Sell Unused CNG Refuse Truck

The City of Cincinnati has struggled to sell off a $350,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse truck that it purchased in 2013 and couldn't use, after a deal to sell the vehicles to the City of Lexington, Ky., fell through.

Tenn. City Creates New Position to Improve Fleet

The City of Oak Ridge, Tenn., is hiring a new streets and fleet maintenance manager in its Public Works Department to improve its fleet operations by focusing on broader fleet initiatives.

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GM Confirms Chevrolet Bolt EV Production

General Motors will build its Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric vehicle at the company's Orion Assembly facility near Detroit, confirmed GM North America President Alan Batey.

Terex Recalls Hi-Ranger Bucket Trucks

The action affects 305 vehicles that need a replacement platform rotate cylinder.

Photo of 2016 P.I. Utility courtesy of Ford.

Ford Updates P.I. Utility Pursuit-Rated SUV

Ford is introducing an updated Police Interceptor Utility for the 2016 model year with a more rugged, truck-like look and several new features requested by its Police Advisory Board of law enforcement officers and police fleet managers.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ courtesy of GM.

GM Updates Equinox Compact SUV for 2016

General Motors' Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV gets a mid-cycle update for the 2016 model year that includes new styling, new available safety features, a larger color touchscreen, and standard rear-view camera for entry-level models.

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Audit: Va. Fleet Should Take Back Outsourced Work

The City of Richmond, Va., should work on improving its fleet operations and take back its partially outsourced fleet maintenance, the city auditor wrote in a January report.

Mobile Device Integration Powering Fleet Software Sales

Fleets are beginning to realize that using the power of the ever-present smartphone or tablet, whether the device belongs to the company or the employee brings a whole range of new possibilities, according to Chevin Fleet Solutions.

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Ram 1500 Named Best Full-Size Truck Value

U.S. News & World Report has named the 2015 Ram 1500 the Best Full -Size Truck for the Money.

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