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Fort Wayne Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, Larry Campbell, CPFP, fleet management director for the City of Fort Wayne, Ind., discusses the computerization of fleet management, keeping a good professional reputation, and thinking before speaking.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Rise 12% in February

Sales of light-duty vehicles to government fleets increased 12% to 15,686 units in February compared with the same month a year ago, according to a monthly survey of nine automakers by Automotive Fleet.

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Colorado Appoints New Fleet Manager

Scott Edwards, CAFM, is the new fleet manager for the State of Colorado. He oversees the state’s 6,100 light- and medium-duty vehicles.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Potholes

This winter's extreme freeze-and-thaw cycles have created conditions for a nightmarish pothole season, but AAA offers some valuable advice on how to prevent pothole damage.

Diesel Moves Higher, Passes $2.94 Per Gallon

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its fifth weekly increase but prices have started to moderate a little in some parts of the country, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

Cold Weather Strengthening Used SUV Sales

The average price of a used vehicle fell 1.2 percent in February as colder weather brought strength to SUV segments for the month, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of Derive Efficiency.

Police Fleet Slashes Idle Fuel Costs by 26%

The City of Lakeland, Fla., has cut idle fuel costs by an average of 26% on its 80 police vehicles by using engine calibration software. The vehicles idle six to eight hours every day.

Photo of Peterbilt 320 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Five Peterbilt Truck Models Recalled for Steering

Paccar’s recall affects more than 5,000 trucks in the 2009-2015 model years.

Altec Recalls Digger Derrick, Aerial Device Trucks

To address a fire risk, dealers will replace a 30-amp circuit breaker with a 20-amp one.

Boston Adds Chevin's Fleet Management Software

Chevin Fleet Solutions has signed an agreement with the City of Boston to provide its Web-based enterprise fleet management software, according to the company.

Photo via Flickr/Scott Lowe

Pa. Offers Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

Pennsylvania's Clean Diesel Grant Program supports projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.

Photo of Western Star 4900SF courtesy of Daimler.

Western Star's Trucks 'Get Tough' at Work Truck Show

Western Star brought its 4700SB, 4800SB, and 4900SF to Indianapolis to demonstrate uses for the Class 8 trucks such as construction, dump, municipal and oilfield.

Sprinters now come in a 4x4 version. Photo: Tom Berg

Mercedes-Benz Moving Sprinter Production to S.C.

Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it will invest about $500 million to build a new van plant in Charleston, S.C., to build the next-generation Sprinter van for the North American market.

Photo courtesy of IMPCO Automotive.

IMPCO Gets EPA Nod for Bi-Fuel CNG Trucks

IMPCO Automotive has received EPA certification to install its bi-fuel CNG systems in a trio of General Motors trucks, including the Silverado, Sierra, and Tahoe.

Photo: U.S.House T&I Committee

States Considering Highway Funding Options

While Capitol Hill may yet again slap an eleventh-hour cold patch on the highway-funding gap, state governments are moving ever more quickly and innovatively to put their infrastructure spending in order.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Shows F-750 Tonka Dump Truck

Ford showed a Tonka-branded F-750 dump truck that's nearly 10-feet tall at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of e-Golf Limited Edition courtesy of VW.

VW e-Golf Price Falls With New Base Trim Model

Volkswagen has reduced the price of its 2015 e-Golf compact EV by more than $2,000 by introducing a new base trim model called the Limited Edition, the automaker has announced.

Senior Editor Chris Wolski Presents the Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award to Becky Blanchard, director of the Ram Truck brand. Photo by Chris Brown.

Ram 4500/5500 Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

The Ram 4500/5500 chassis cab truck has been named Work Truck magazine’s eighth annual medium-duty truck of the year. The award was presented at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Ohio City Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

As part of Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, J. Darryl Syler, fleet manager at the City of Dublin, Ohio, discusses how tight budgets affect fleets and why it's important to listen to coworkers.

Photo: EDI

EDI Offers Class 3 Plug-In Hybrid Truck

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) is now offering a Class 3 utility truck based on its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain that can reduce emissions and fuel use by up to 80 percent, according to the company.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Expands Bi-Fuel CNG 2500 Truck Models

Ram Truck has begun offering a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of its 2500 pickup in a regular cab and rear-wheel drive configuration, Ram announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Next-Gen Chevrolet Malibu to Shed 300 Pounds

General Motors is reducing the weight of its 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as it enters a new generation with a significant redesign, the automaker has announced.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Fusion Hybrid, Energi Price Falls for 2016-MY

The suggested retail price for the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid is expected to be reduced by nearly $1,000 for the 2016 model year, according to data from Ford.

Photo of AStar 350 courtesy of Airbus Helicopters.

Airbus Delivers Helicopters to LE Agencies

Law enforcement agencies in California, New York and Florida have recently taken delivery of various AStar Airbus helicopter units, the company has announced.

Landfill Gas May Power N.D. City's Refuse Fleet

The City of Fargo, N.D., is considering converting its refuse and bus fleet to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and using landfill gas to fuel these vehicles.



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