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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Ill. Villages Can't Obtain Insurance for Fleet

Two Illinois villages have been unable to obtain insurance for their fleet vehicles due to their trouble financial history and debts from civil judgments.

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Chevrolet Offers Box-Delete Option on Colorado

General Motors is offering its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with a box-delete option so fleet managers can better configure the mid-size pickup for specific jobs, GM announced today at NTEA's Work Truck Show.

Some of Florida Power & Light's green vehicle fleet. Photo courtesy Florida Power & Light.

Green Strategy Discussions Kick Off Work Truck Show

Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.

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Ford Rolls Out Global Telogis-Powered Telematics Platform

Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Ford's John Davis says upcoming F-650/750 will suit many applications, and powertrains were tested for heavy service. Photo by Tom Berg

Ford Lowers Noise Levels in F-650/F-750 Trucks

Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.

City's Telematics to Reduce Fuel Use By 10%

The City of Crown Point, Ind., will roll out telematics to its fleet, including police cars and snow plows, after a successful 60-day pilot.

U. of Colorado Fleet Director Moves to Non-Profit

Bryan Flansburg, CAFM, director of transportation services for the University of Colorado, has retired and is now working as the fleet manager of the I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County.

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Reading Introduces Isuzu NPR With Tool-Pro Body

Reading Truck Body has introduced the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX work truck with Tool-Pro body. The truck is on display at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

City of Orlando Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, David Dunn, CFM, fleet and facilities management division manager, City of Orlando, talks about transitioning into management, leadership, and being proactive.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Sun Glare

The shift to Daylight Savings Time, along with the presence of highly reflective snow and ice, can make sun glare a major driving hazard this time of year. Here are some tips on how to mitigate the risks.

Average Diesel Price Increases Again Since Hitting 5-Year Low

Diesel prices continue rebounding since hitting their lowest level in five years last month gaining 3.6 cents this week to reach a national average of $2.93 per gallon.

Last Week to Nominate Fleet Manager of the Year

Friday is the last day to nominate a fleet manager for the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. Any industry professional can nominate a fleet manager for this award, and self nominations are accepted.

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Federal Workers Accused of $2.4M Gasoline Theft

Federal workers have illegally purchased more than $2.4 million worth of gasoline since 2010 using fleet gas cards.

Idaho County Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, Mark Tolman, fleet director for Canyon County, Idaho, discusses how being a technician aided him in fleet management and the importance of training new employees.

Photo of Chevrolet Impala courtesy of General Motors.

Chevrolet Impalas Recalled for Fire Risk

The action affects 1,177 2014 model-year vehicles manufactured from Nov. 15, 2012, to May 27, 2014.



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