Government Fleet News

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Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill

President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.

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2015 F-150 Rated Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint

The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.

Fuel Price Competition Provides Savings Opportunity, Says Chevin

Increased competition in oil and fuel prices is providing fleets with a real opportunity to make new operational savings, according to fleet software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions.

Fleet Supervisor Fired for Taking Home City Equipment

A veteran fleet supervisor for the City of Knoxville, Tenn., has been fired after equipment from the fleet garage was found at his home.

Diesel Costs Post Double Digit Declines Over Past Week

Fuel prices continue a big decline with diesel posting its biggest weekly drop in recent memory, according to U.S. Energy Department figures.

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Hyundai Floats Compact Truck Concept

Hyundai revealed a compact truck concept vehicle designed for urban settings that includes an extendable bed that would give the truck a similar size to a mid-size pickup at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: More Winter Driving Advice

Here’s some winter driving advice from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and AAA.

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Cleveland Plans $20M Fleet Upgrade

A privately offered $100-million municipal bond approved by the Cleveland City Council this week would set aside $20 million to upgrade the city's emergency response fleet.

S.D. City Begins Fleet Assessment

The City of Sioux Falls, S.D., hired Mercury Associates to conduct a comprehensive review of fleet operations. The goal of the project is to determine the most cost-effective and efficient way to provide fleet services.

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Verizon to Offer New Connected-Vehicle Service

Verizon Vehicle will include diagnostic technology, push-button live assistance, and roadside assistance using GPS to hasten the tow truck’s arrival.

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Zenith Motors EV Shuttle Approved for Calif. Funding

Fleets in California now have access to a voucher for up to $50,000 toward the purchase of a Zenith Motors shuttle van.

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Lower Fuel Prices Save Fleets Money

Gasoline prices have been decreasing since July 2014, and fleets have been seeing savings in fuel costs.

Colo. City Invests in Biogas Fueling Plant

The City of Grand Junction, Colo., has jointly invested in a biogas conditioning system and pipeline project that will provide a biogas-based fuel to municipal fleet vehicles, including 30 refuse trucks, dump trucks, pickups, and sedans.

Photo of 2017 F-150 Raptor courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2017 Aluminum Raptor Sheds 500 Pounds

Ford's redesigned F-150-based Raptor truck will incorporate an aluminum-alloy body to reduce its weight by more than 500 pounds when it debuts for the 2017 model year.


VIA Motors Begins Building Hybrid Silverado Pickup

VIA Motors has launched production of its hybrid electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup and Chevrolet Express cargo and passenger vans, Chairman Bob Lutz announced in Detroit.

A technician installs a telematics device on one of the City of Houston's fleet vehicles. Photo courtesy of City of Houston

Houston Adds Telematics to Quarter of Public Works Fleet

The City of Houston is expanding use of telematics in its Public Works fleet. Technicians are installing 922 telematics devices on Public Works trucks after a successful pilot with 75 vehicles.

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Improves 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup's Fuel Efficiency

Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Recognizing Wheel Misalignment

Here are tips from Firestone to help fleet drivers recognize early symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Polaris to Open Off-Road Manufacturing Ops in Alabama

Polaris Industries Inc. announced plans to build a new production facility in Huntsville, Ala. The 600,000 square-foot facility will focus on off-road vehicle production.

Applications Open for 2015 Leading Fleets Award

Applications for the Leading Fleets award are now open. The award recognizes operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership. Applications are due March 13.

Photo of 2016 Tacoma Limited by Mike Antich.

Toyota Gives Full Details on 2016 Tacoma Pickup

Toyota's Tacoma mid-size pickup gets a long-overdue makeover for the 2016 model year after more than a decade in its second generation that includes a new V-6 engine and transmission.

Photo of Nissan Titan XD by Mike Antich.

Nissan's 2016 Titan Offers Diesel Engine

Nissan has unveiled its redesigned next-gen 2016 Titan full-size pickups that include a Cummins diesel option for the first time in the model's history.

Photo of the Chevrolet Bolt EV concept courtesy of GM.

GM Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV Concept

General Motors has launched a shot across the bow toward Tesla Motors by unveiling a concept battery-electric car with a range of 200 miles that will start at $30,000.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Volt courtesy of GM.

2016 Chevrolet Volt Increases Range, MPG

General Motors has increased the range for its 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric hybrid to 50 miles from 38 for the existing model, revamped the styling, and added an fifth passenger seat.

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Audit Questions Calif. Courts’ Fleet Management

A financial audit of the State of California’s judicial branch found that the courts maintained a fleet of 66 vehicles without requiring its offices to justify the need.

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