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Miles Driven Reaches All-Time High

Drivers traveled more miles on U.S. roads in August to push the yearly total to date past 2 trillion for a new all-time high as well as the largest year-over-year gain in monthly driving, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Diesel Prices Fall for Third Consecutive Week

For the third week in a row, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel decreased, according the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Honda Names Fuel Cell Vehicle

Honda Motor Co. plans to initially sell its hydrogen-powered 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in Japan to government agencies and businesses with plans to offer the vehicle to retail customers at a later date. However, the automaker isn't expected to follow that strategy in the U.S.

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Mobility Ventures Hires Veteran Fleet Industry Exec

Paratransit vehicle manufacturer Mobility Ventures has hired Bill Gibson as its vice president of governmental and commercial fleet sales, the company announced Nov. 2.

Many vehicle use recommendation forms were incomplete or unsigned. Image via of OIG audit

New Orleans Water Board's Take-Home Vehicles Scrutinized

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans spent an excessive amount — nearly $400,000 — in fuel and repair costs for take-home vehicles in 2014, a city audit found.

Video Safety Tip: Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

AAA offers advice on what items to include in a winter driving emergency kit.

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Cleveland Leaders Want Extensive Fleet Report

The Cleveland City Council's safety committee asked administrators to produce a detailed report on the state of the city's emergency fleet amid concerns about the city's aging fleet.

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Pittsburgh Beefs Up Snow Removal Fleet

The City of Pittsburgh has increased its fleet of Public Works plows and spreaders as the city readies itself for winter operations.

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Telogis Adds Mobile Apps to Boost Fleet Productivity

Telogis has released six new mobile apps and redesigned two existing ones to enhance fleet productivity and optimize a company's mobile workforce. The telematics vendor announced the new products at its annual Telogis Latitude conference.

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Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

Just a day before current funding was set to expire, the Senate on Oct. 28 approved by voice vote the short highway-bill extension that had been passed by the House a day earlier.

Feds Recall Military Tactical Vehicles from Police

The Florida Department of Management Services has notified 11 law enforcement agencies that tactical vehicles given to them as military surplus have been recalled by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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California EV Market Seeing Explosive Growth

About 40% of U.S. battery-electric vehicles now travel on California roads, and the state's EV charging network has reached 20,000 chargers, according to a report from the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA).

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Ford Recalls E-Series for Trailer Braking

The recall affects 72 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America.

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Fed Audit Dings Agency With More Vehicles Than Officers

The law enforcement agency that protects federal buildings has wasted $2.5 million a year by maintaining more fleets vehicles than officers and adding bicycle racks to its SUVs, an Office of Inspector General audit has found.

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City Upgrades Refuse Fleet, Shuns Outsourcing

The City of Newark, Del,, council approved spending $940,000 to replace four refuse trucks after voting down a controversial plan to outsource refuse collection.

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Polaris Extends GEM Range, Adds Safety Features

Polaris Industries Inc. has updated its Polaris GEM low-speed vehicle with improved ergonomics and range as well as more comfort and safety features, the company has announced.

At the NCSFA's annual T-shirt swap, Matt Wade with Agile Access Control, Inc. (standing at left) scans the crowd looking for a t-shirt to steal from fellow attendees. Photo courtesy of NCSFA.

State Fleet Managers Elect Leaders at Annual Workshop

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) hosted its annual State Fleet Manager’s Workshop in Nashville, Tenn., from Oct. 7-9.

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Delaware Grants to Expand Alternative Fuel Station Network

Delaware will offer $1.4 million in grants to businesses and fleet owners based in the state to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles by expanding the state’s network of alternative fueling stations.

The House has passed a highway patch that will last until Nov. 20. Senate is expected to follow suit this week .Photo: David Cullen

House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.

Photo of Jon Pritchett at the ground-breaking ceremony courtesy of Nextran.

Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

Hino Trucks vocational truck lineup. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Hino Trucks Offering Standard Telematics in 2017

Hino has expanded its Insight factory telematics platform under a partnership with Telogis, and will offer the telematics, remote diagnostics, and case management as standard equipment on its 2017 model-year medium-duty trucks.

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Element Fleet Signs Telematics Deal with Telogis

Element Fleet Management has signed a strategic global agreement that brings Telogis' connected vehicle technologies and mobile apps to the fleet management company's commercial fleet customers.

NTSB investigators at scene of Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on May 12 that killed eight passengers and injured another 200. Photo: NTSB

Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn passing the measure into a game of political football.

Pictured are students attending the City of Columbus/MEMA Ohio training session. Photo courtesy of City of Columbus

Ohio City Hosts Fire Technician Training

The City of Columbus, Ohio teamed up with MEMA Ohio in an effort to bring regional training to local fire technicians.

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Bridgestone to Acquire 800 Pep Boys Stores

Bridgestone Americas is moving to acquire automotive parts retailer and service provider Pep Boys in an all-cash transaction valued at $835 million in share value, the company announced.

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