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Photo of 2016 NPR Diesel courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Adds Class 3 NPR Diesel Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has introduced its 2016 NPR Diesel as a Class 3 cabover with a 13,000-pound GVWR and 33.5-inch frame that expands the capability of Isuzu's entry-level truck, according to the company.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Dodge Adds Police Data System to Charger Pursuit

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will integrate law enforcement data systems and add a 12.1-inch touchscreen in its 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit as part of a new Uconnect infotainment system for officers.

Collective Data Unveils Fleet Management Software Version 6.1

Version 6.1 of collectiveFleet delivers more base features, new reports, and software improvements.

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board.

Biofuel Grant State Finalists Selected

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the 21 states that will receive grants through its Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP), which aims to support and expand biofuel infrastructure.

Photo of F-150 hood made from Alcoa's Micromill material courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Add Next-Gen Aluminum Alloy to 2016 F-150

Ford is collaborating with Alcoa to develop a new aluminum alloy for the 2016 F-150 pickup that's more formable and design-friendly that the earlier material.

Enhancements in Mitchell 1 ProDemand Streamline User Experience

As part of Mitchell 1’s continual product improvement process and in direct response to customer feedback, enhancements have recently been introduced to ProDemand, Mitchell 1’s automotive repair, diagnostic, and maintenance information software.

Source: EIA

Diesel Prices Resume Downward Trajectory

After a week of increases, the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell by 1.7 cents, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Photo courtesy of Midway City Sanitary District.

Calif. Refuse District Opens CNG Station

Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Westminster, Calif., the waste management agency announced.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck demonstrate charging of BMW i3. Photo courtesy of City of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles to Become Nation's Largest EV Fleet

The City of Los Angeles has committed to leasing 160 battery-electric vehicles and 128 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced. The LAPD is testing the Tesla Model S and BMW i3.

Video Tip: Preventing Rear-End Crashes

Here’s some advice, provided by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and CNET, on how to avoid a rear-end collision.

Drivers can then tap their city badge on to unlock the vehicle and check it out. Photo courtesy of Local Motion.

Local Motion Ends Fleet Car Sharing Contracts

Zipcar's acquisition of Local Motion, a car sharing technology company, has resulted in the termination of its existing contracts with municipalities.

Wisconsin-based Pierce is a major manufacturer of fire and rescue vehicles. Photo courtesy of Pierce Manufacturing.

Pierce Recalls Emergency Vehicles for Driveshafts

The recall affects 191 Pierce Arrow XT, Dash CF, Enforcer, Quantum and Velocity emergency vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

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Calif. City Switching to Renewable Diesel

The City of Walnut Creek, Calif., announced it will begin using renewable diesel to fuel its diesel-powered fleet. This move will reduce the city's diesel emissions by more than 60 percent.

Image courtesy of Agile.

La. to Create Motor Pools with 1,500 Cars

The State of Louisiana is creating motor pools across the state with up to 1,500 of its fleet vehicles. It is using Agile Access Control’s FleetCommander software to automate the vehicle reservations and dispatching.

Feds Offer $11M for Alternative-Fuel Trucks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of alternative-fuel technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie announces a partnership with Telogis. Photo courtesy of Telogis.

AT&T, Telogis Announce Global Telematics Partnership

AT&T and Telogis have expanded an existing collaboration to provide widespread secure data access for Telogis' suite of fleet software and co-develop new connected services for vehicles around the globe.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Trucks, Chassis Cabs Recalled for Steering

The recall affects 156,498 pickup trucks and chassis cabs that may have faulty bracket welds that can lead to steering difficulties.

The steel rectangular fuel tanks are available in both 45 and 70 gallons with single fuel tank fuel systems, and available with hydraulic, air drum, or air disc brakes. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Adds Fuel Tank Mounting Options for T270/T370

Kenworth has added two new frame packaging options for fuel tank mounting on the T270 and T370 trucks.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet’s 2016 Malibu Starts at $22,500

Chevrolet’s next-generation 2016 Malibu will start at $22,500 for the base-level L model, General Motors has announced.

2014 Ram 1500 is one of the vehicles involved in this recall. Photo courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Recalls 1M Ram Trucks for Faulty Wiring Harness

The recall affects approximately 1.06 million model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.

Photo of Chevrolet Traverse courtesy of GM.

Mid-Size SUVs Lead August Depreciation

Mid-size SUVs from the 2010 to 2014 model years recorded the highest depreciation in August, slipping 3 percent from July to $18,650, while compact pickups increased in value during the month, according to Black Book.

Geotab Adds Fleetio's Odometer Updates

Data provider Fleetio and telematics vendor Geotab have launched a collaboration that provides customers from both companies with automated odometer updates, diagnostic trouble code (DTC) handling and fuel location exception reporting.

Photo of 2016 LEAF courtesy of Nissan.

2016 Nissan LEAF Crosses 100-Mile Range

Nissan has extended the range of its 2016 LEAF battery-electric compact car to 107 miles on a full charge, which represents a 27-percent increase from the 84-mile range of the outgoing model.

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Electrical Short Risk

The recall affects 1,655 2014-2015 model-year Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

D.C. Ambulance Fleet Can't Meet Demand

A record-number of low-priority 911 calls in Washington, D.C., and a deteriorating fleet have taxed the city's emergency response capabilities, according to NBC Washington.

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