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Ohio State U. Building CNG Fueling Station

Ohio State University is building a $2.5 million compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to power its four CNG buses and additional vehicles that will be converted to run on the natural gas.

Photo courtesy of Kawasaki.

Kawasaki Recalls Police Motorcycles for Fuse Issue

The action, which begins this month, includes modified Kawasaki Concours 14 and 14ABS motorcycles in the 2009-2013 model years.

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire named one of top Ultra-High Performance Tires. Photo courtesy of Michelin

Consumer Reports Names Top Tire Brands

Consumer Reports has named Michelin as the Best Tire Brand by its tire-testing team. The brands that performed the best after Michelin were Continental, Goodyear and Pirelli.

Pa. Police Department Backs off Military Vehicle Plan

The Moorestown (Pa.) Police Department has decided against acquiring a military vehicle from the federal surplus program following resistance from its residents.

Milwaukee Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

Jeff Tews CPFP, fleet operations manager for City of Milwaukee, Wis., discusses what new fleet managers need to know before making operational changes, tips for technicians, and building credibility.

Image via Crosspoint Kinetics

Kinetics Hybrid Offered for Class 3-7 Trucks

Crosspoint Kinetics announced that its Kinetics Hybrid system will fit many class 3-7 trucks including the Isuzu Reach platform, Ford E-350, Ram 5500, Chevrolet 4500 and several others.

Diesel Ends 5-Week Rally, Falls Below $2.92

A rally for on-highway diesel prices has ended with the average cost of the fuel falling for the first in more than a month, according to the latest weekly report from the U.S. Energy Department, as the price of crude oil is down dramatically.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Fighting Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is the second leading cause of fatal crashes, behind drunken driving. But the scope and nature of this safety risk is often misunderstood.

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels.

Public CNG Station Opens at Orlando Airport

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Fla., the company announced.

Refurbishing Fire Trucks Could Save City $2M

The City of Montgomery, Ala., Fire/Rescue Department expects to save more than $2 million by refurbishing two ladder trucks and three pumper trucks.

Photo by Vince Taroc

2 More Days to Submit Fleet Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations for the 2015 Public Fleet Hall of Fame are accepted until end of day Tuesday, March 31. This year, eight fleet professionals will be inducted.

Leading Fleets Deadline Extended to Monday

The Leading Fleets award deadline has been extended to end of day Monday, March 16. If you have not received an e-mail confirmation of your submission, please e-mail [email protected]

Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package on regular cab and extended cab 2015 F-150 trucks. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Heavy Payload F-150 to Commercial Users

Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package with its 2015 F-150 pickup that increases the payload and towing capabilities for fleet and other commercial users.

Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, drives the first 2015 F-150 built in Kansas City. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Starts 2015 F-150 Production in Kansas City

Ford has begun production of its 2015 F-150 pickup at the Kansas City Assembly Plant about four months after it began building aluminum-body trucks at its Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Fleets Mostly Exempted From GM Powertrain Warranty Roll-Back

General Motors is rolling back the number of visits under its free maintenance program across the board for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles for fleets amid a change to its powertrain warranty that mostly affects retail buyers.

Pictured l-r are: Chris Helgren, emergency manager of the Fire and Emergency Services Department; Gene Clark, deputy director of the General Services Department; Louis “Pete” Peterka; David Worthington, fleet manager; and Ed Bounoccorsi, deputy director of the General Services Department

Calif. County Fleet Awarded for Emergency Management

The Sonoma County (Calif.) General Services Department was recently awarded the Louis "Pete" Peterka Emergency Management Award for its commitment to emergency management.

Ore. Utility Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video Series

In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet supervisor for Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB), Ore., discusses time management when juggling multiple projects and moving cautiously when making big changes.

Ambulance Recall Addresses Electrical Problems

Wheeled Coach Industries issues a safety recall and completes repairs on 18 2010-MY ambulances at risk for electrical malfunctions.

Photo by Chris Wolski.

Van Upfitters Roll Out ProMaster City Racks, Bins

Several van upfitters have begun offering ladder racks, shelving units and partitions for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van that entered the market in late 2014.

Photo courtesy of Altec Industries.

Altec Aerial Devices Recalled for Boom Malfunction

The action, set to start March 30, affects more than 3,000 aerial devices in the 2011 to 2014 model years.

Fleet Technology Expo Full Website Launches

With a schedule-at-a-glance and additional details about the new show, interested attendees, exhibitors and sponsors can now access the full 2015 Fleet Technology Expo full website.

Image courtesy of Optimus

Pittsburgh to Power Garbage Trucks with Pure Biofuel

The City of Pittsburgh is converting an additional 20 Public Works trucks to run on pure biofuel (B-100/B-99) following a successful 18-month pilot project.

Last Week to Apply for the Leading Fleets Award

Applications for the Leading Fleets award are due this Friday, March 13. The award, open to government fleets, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership.

City 'Getting Ripped Off' in Leasing Deal, Councilman Says

A Flint, Mich., City Council member says city taxpayers are "getting ripped off" in a $2 million vehicle leasing deal with Enterprise Fleet Management.

Mercedes-Benz showed a rugged off-road Sprinter at the Work Truck Show. Photo by Chris Wolski.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Super High Roof Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz will begin offering two new variants of its full-size Sprinter van for the 2015 model year, including a super high roof model and a Super Single heavy duty model.



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