Government Fleet News

Photo of 2016 Explorer by Paul Clinton.

Ford Adds EcoBoost Engine to 2016 Explorer

For 2016, Ford has updated the Explorer mid-size SUV by giving it a more rugged look than the previous model and adding a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine to replace the former base 2.0-liter engine.

APWA Announces Certified Public Fleet Professionals

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that four public works fleet professionals recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional credential.

Snap-on Adds Customer Care Web Portal

This new section serves as an additional channel for customers to get helpful information and answers so they can get the most out of their diagnostic tools.

The Buckeye fleet team consists of: (front row l-r) Teri Qualls, fleet coordinator; David Dydasco, fleet general technician; Filiberto Chavira, fleet supervisor; and (back row l-r) Mike DePaulo, fleet manager; Garrett Griffin, master emergency vehicle technician; Chris Evans, fleet intern; and Pat Buchanan, fleet general technician. Photo courtesy of City of Buckeye

Ariz. City Transforms Fleet for Improved Accountability

The City of Buckeye, Ariz., recently obtained its Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification following a multi-year transformation that allowed the division to become more accountable.

Photo via City of Redlands website.

Calif. City Expands CNG Fueling Station

The City of Redlands, Calif., has expanded its alternative fueling station at its corporate yard with the addition of new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel dispensers. The expansion cost $222,604.

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D.C. Gets 6 New Fire Trucks

The District of Columbia took delivery of six new pumper engines this month as part of $34 million investment to improve its emergency response fleet. Four additional pumpers are expected be delivered this year.

Photo: U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Launches All-Electric Vehicle Fleet

The 42-vehicle fleet is the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles.

Photo of the Class 5 Hino 195 cabover with a stake body courtesy of Hino.

Class 5 Youngest, Fastest Growing Truck Segment

The average age of commercial truck fleets is shifting, and Class 5 trucks now make up the youngest commercial trucks on the road in a segment that's one of the fastest growing, sources told Work Truck magazine.

Toro Completes Acquisition of BOSS

The Toro Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of the BOSS professional snow and ice management business for approximately $227 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Avoiding Common Crashes

Here is a video discussing what safety measures drivers can take to help prevent the most common types of collisions.

Photo via Flickr/Will Merydith

Kan. Municipality's Snow Plow Resources Thin

The City of Wichita, Kan., is having problems getting contractors to help city staff with snow plowing because the businesses are already too busy. The city now plans to build up the fleet and change the way it plows.

Photo of 2015 Ford Transit Connect by Vince Taroc.

ALG Adds Vans to Residual Value Awards

For the first time, compact and full-size commercial vans were included in the award's 26 recognized vehicle segments.

Infographic courtesy of Ford.

Ford Reaches Explorer SUV Sales Milestone

Ford has sold the 7-millionth Explorer mid-size SUV as it gets ready to introduce a redesigned version that will enter the vehicle's sixth generation at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Vt. Town Loses Entire Police Fleet in Fire

The Town of Thetford, Vt., lost three police vehicles in an early morning fire last month in a fire described as suspicious by the Vermont State Police investigator handling the case.

Photo courtesy of City of Houston.

Houston Transitions to Propane Autogas Trucks

Next year, the City of Houston will begin purchasing light-duty trucks with a gaseous prep package in order to have a supply of vehicles that can be converted to propane autogas.

CEO Pablo Acedo poses with VIA eREV vans. Photo courtesy of VIA.

EPA Certifies VIA Motors' Hybrid Van

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted certification to VIA Motors' eREV gasoline-electric hybrid van, paving the way for shipping of the vehicle to fleets, the company announced Nov. 13.

Connected Cars Now Available to Federal Fleet

The federal government can now retrofit its fleet vehicles to support the Internet of Things to connect to their vehicles and obtain telematics and other information that's viewable through an iPad mini.

Photo of crash testing of 2015 Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala courtesy of GM.

Bi-Fuel Impala Tested With Bonfire, Rifle Round

General Motors has subjected the compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tank of its 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala to several extreme tests, including the "bonfire test," penetration test with an armor-piercing rifle round, and impact testing.

Ohio City Hiring Fleet Manager

The City of Worthington, Ohio, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of fleet manager. This position provides management and direction for the city’s fleet management program.

Photo of Freightliner Business Class M2 truck courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America.

Daimler Recalls CNG Freightliner M2 Trucks

The manual tank shutoff valve is at risk for getting stuck in the closed position and blocking the flow of fuel to the engine in 16 2013 model-year trucks.

Pierce Manufacturing is a leading custom manufacturer of fire trucks and rescue apparatus. Screen capture courtesy of Pierce via YouTube.

Pierce Recalls Fire Trucks for Suspensions

The recall affects 135 emergency vehicles in the 2009-2013 model years.

Milwaukee Allows Ads for Fleet Vehicles

The City of Milwaukee, Wis., has passed a resolution to allow marketing partnerships with private companies and non-profit organizations, including a plan to sell advertising on fleet vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Ford

N.Y. County Requires 35 MPG for Fleet Purchases

Elected officials in Westchester County, N.Y., have approved legislation mandating that new vehicle purchases must be high-mileage vehicles, electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, or alternative-fuel vehicles.

LAPD Reviewing Helicopter Use for Non-Agency Events

The LAPD has begun reviewing the use of its helicopters for charitable and community events, after a sergeant scheduled a flyover at a school where his child was a student.

Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Ram ProMaster City MPG, Pricing Announced

Ram Truck has announced the pricing and fuel economy for its first vehicle in the small commercial van segment, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City.

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