Government Fleet News

Video: Ford's Driverless Car to Arrive in 2021

Ford plans to produce a fully autonomous vehicle for commercial operation by 2021, as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.

Photo by ThorRune via Wikimedia Commons.

Pa. City Exempts Its Vehicles from Street Sweeping Tickets

The Allentown (Pa.) City Council has unanimously passed a bill exempting all municipal vehicles from receiving street sweeping tickets if they are parked on official city business.

Altec Recalls Aerial Device, Digger Derrick Trucks

These trucks have a hydraulic motor whose shaft may fail, resulting in unexpected movement of the winch or the capstan.

Zebulon Promotes Alternative Fuels to Neb. Fleets

Zebulon Innovations is working with Nebraskan alt-fuels companies Otte Oil and Propane and C.A.F.E. Nebraska to educate and promote the use of of liquid propane gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) for fleets.

Weekly Diesel Prices Show Little Change

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. was essentially flat last week, falling less than a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Safety Tip: Dangers of Tailgating

Tailgating is a common form of aggressive driving that markedly increases your chances of being involved in a crash or a confrontation with another driver.

Photo courtesy of AT&T Partner Exchange.

AT&T Launches Telematics Solution for Commercial Fleets

AT&T is rolling out a GPS-based fleet, asset and mobile workforce solution designed to help commercial fleets and other business customers track and manage vehicles, high-value assets, and mobile workers.

N.J. County First Responders Use Drones in Fleet

Since starting its drone program about a year ago, Bergen County's (N.J.) Office of Emergency Management has helped first responders pursue suspects and investigate fires more easily.

Photo via Flickr/Doug Kerr.

Mass. City Receives $4.9 Million Loan for Aging Fire Fleet

The Fall River Fire Department (Mass.) has received a $4.9 million federal loan to purchase fire equipment, including six new fire trucks.

Photo of the 2017 Titan Crew Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2017 Titan to Retail for $35,975

Nissan's gasoline-powered 2017 1/2-ton Titan will retail for at least $35,975 when it arrives in the fall, Nissan has announced.

Photo of 2017 TItan courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers 5-Year, 100K Truck Warranty

Nissan will offer a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited warranty on its line of Titan and Titan XD pickups that follows a similar warranty announced for Nissan's commercial van lineup.

GM Testing New Presidential Limo

Testing is underway for the new presidential limo, which will be supplied by General Motors and uses a heavy-duty truck platform, according to media reports.

Ford Receives $6M Fuel Cell Grant

Ford Motor Co. has received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) has announced.

Sierra Wireless Acquires Calif. Telematics Provider

Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Sierra Wireless has acquired fleet telematics provider GenX Mobile Inc. in a cash deal for $7.8 million, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of Sacramento County.

Sacramento County Adopts Renewable Diesel

Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.

Photo of Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Recalled for Power Loss

The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.

Stertil-Koni to Provide Briefings, Demos at National Lift Week

Vehicle lift maker Stertil-Koni will continue to sponsor National Lift Week, a event highlighting the best practices in vehicle lifting safety, efficiency, durability and environmental friendliness.

Photo of 2017 Super Duty truck courtesy of Ford.

Ford Ships 2017 Super Duty Trucks

Ford has begun shipping all configurations of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty trucks that will arrive with higher-strength frames and lighter-weight bodies, a company spokesman has confirmed.

Ford Transit equipped with an XL3 Hybrid system (Photo courtsey of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids Touts Ford Transit MPG Improvement

XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

DFW Airport Gains Carbon Neutral Status

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has reached carbon neutral status partly because the airport converted its fleet to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), which has reduced carbon emissions by 25%.

Ford F-150 Raptor (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

Video: Ford F-150 Raptor Showcases Shock Absorbers

F-150 Raptor’s front and rear FOX shocks offer 44% more volume and increase overall suspension travel by approximately 15%.

Bosch Learning Portal Adds Virtual Garage Skills Assessment Program

Robert Bosch LLC has added the Bosch 2D Virtual Garage, an interactive training and skills assessment resource, to its Bosch Online Learning Portal.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Depreciation in Most Segments Improves in July

Used vehicles from the 2011 to 2015 model years depreciated 1.5% in July, a slight improvement over June's 1.7% depreciation rate, reports Black Book.

Ariz. City May Reduce Take-Home Fleet

The City of Nogales, Ariz. is looking into its take-home fleet to decide whether it should be reduced.

Infographic courtesy of GHSA.

Drowsy Driving Persists as Fatal Crash Cause

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association highlights the costs of drowsy driving -- in lives and dollars -- and what steps states can take to better combat the problem.

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