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Photo of 2016 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Moves Into Full View

Toyota has released several photos of its next-gen 2016 Tacoma mid-size pickup ahead of the vehicle's debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit starting June 12.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Westport Gains EPA Approval for CNG Transit

Westport Innovations Inc. has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2015 Transit van.

Photo of 2013 F-150 Limited courtesy of Ford.

Used Vehicles Depreciate 12.1 Percent in 2014

Used vehicles fell 12.1 percent in value during 2014, which represented a slight improvement from 2013, which saw a 12.8 percent depreciation, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of City of Santa Ana

Santa Ana Celebrates 365 Days of Fleet Safety

The City of Santa Ana, Calif., fleet and facilities division celebrated after completing 365 consecutive calendar days without an OSHA or Workers’ Comp reportable injury.

Photo via Flickr/Twanda Baker.

Suspects Arrested for Vandalizing N.C. State Cars

The North Carolina State Capitol Police arrested three people in connection with the vandalism of 65 state cars and theft of 23 gas credit cards during fall of 2014.

Photo via Facebook/Horry County PD.

S.C. Police Add Armored Rescue Vehicle

The Horry County (S.C.) Police Department added an armored vehicle to its fleet, emphasizing that it would be used as a rescue vehicle.

Screenshot via WTNH,

Conn. City Beefs Up Snow Plow Fleet

The City of New Haven, Conn., has placed nine new snow plows into service in preparation for heavy snowfall that's also part of a broader plan to upgrade the city's aging fleet of the vehicles.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Volt courtesy of GM.

GM Gives Sneak Peek of 2016 Chevrolet Volt

General Motors provided a brief glimpse of its next-gen 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Jan. 4, and will provide full details about the hybrid vehicle in Detroit on Jan. 12.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Silverado Wins PickupTrucks.com Light-Duty Challenge

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the optional 6.2-liter Ecotec3 V-8 and eight-speed transmission finished first in the 2015 PickupTrucks.com Light-Duty Challenge, the website has announced.

Jacobsen to Serve Parts of Mid-Atlantic Directly

Jacobsen, a turf maintenance company, is now serving customers directly in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and two counties of West Virginia.

Photo courtesy of Cirus Controls.

Mass. City Reduces Road Salt Use by 30%

The City of Lowell, Mass., saved more than $780,000 on its snow and ice budget in the last two years by installing spreader control systems on its snowplow trucks.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Aggressive Driving

Here are some tips from the Washington State Patrol and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on how to deal with aggressive driving and prevent road-rage incidents.

Diesel Prices Continue Falling in New Year

Diesel prices continued their recent and steep decline into the New Year, aided by oil prices that are the lowest in nearly six years.

Ind. Police Dept. Doubles Take-Home Vehicle Fee

The Evansville (Ind.) Police Department has doubled the fee officers must pay to use take-home vehicles due to tight budgets. Officers with take-home vehicles will pay $20 per paycheck if they live in the city and $38 per paycheck if they live outside it.

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Ky. City Investigates Potential Tire Theft

Officials at the City of Ashland, Ky., are investigating a potential tire theft after they found that tire purchases in 2014 had increased 203% over the prior year, and there was inconsistent paperwork for these purchases.

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Ford Adds Mobile Apps to Refreshed SYNC

Ford is unveiling a slew of mobile apps available for its SYNC AppLink that range from minute-by-minute weather updates to safety features to discourage drivers from texting while behind the wheel.

Photo courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni to Expand Manufacturing Facility

Stertil-Koni announced that its U.S. production facility has purchased a 4.5-acre parcel adjacent to its current manufacturing plant in Streator, Ill. The acquisition will enable Stertil ALM to further expand production of heavy-duty vehicle lifts.

Photo courtesy of City of Loveland

Colo. City’s Hybrid Garbage Trucks Will Halve Fuel Costs

The City of Loveland, Colo., has added six hydraulic hybrid garbage trucks to its fleet. The city expects the hybrid drive system to pay for itself in fuel and maintenance savings in 6.2 years.

General Motors shipped its new mid-size pickups in late 2014. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Tops Total Fleet Deliveries for 2014

General Motors sold the most fleet vehicles in 2014 on the strength of its daily rental fleet sales, while Ford delivered the most vehicles to commercial and government fleets amid a rising tide of vehicle sales to close out the year.

Photo of International WorkStar courtesy of Navistar.

Navistar Recalls International WorkStar for Headlights

Navistar is recalling 498 2013-2015 model-year International WorkStar trucks for faulty headlights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

Photo courtesy of PoliceMag.com.

LAPD Begins Tracking Officer Driving

The Los Angeles Police Department will roll out its telematics system to begin tracking the driving behavior of 50 officers starting in January as part of a trial program to determine if telematics can help reduce crashes.

Clockwise from top left: Seized vehicles, tracking labor, 2015 F-150, in-service police cars

Top 10 Articles of 2014 on Government-Fleet.com

For 2014, seized vehicles and calculating direct and indirect labor top the most-read list, while other popular topics ranged from vehicle and technology information to building fleet infrastructure.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Debuts F-150 Ads In College Football Playoff

Ford will launch a comprehensive marketing campaign for its aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup during the first-ever college football playoff on New Year's Day with TV commercials, Web episodes, radio ads, event marketing, and a mobile device campaign.

Photo by Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons.

FCA US Recalls Older Pickups for Ignition Interlock Switches

The global action affects such popular models as the Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500.

Feds Close Books on Auto Bailout

The U.S. government lost $9.26 billion in its financial rescue of the auto industry, and closed out its last investment earlier this month six years after initiating the plan.



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