Government Fleet News

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty courtesy of FCA US.

FCA US Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced fleet incentives for its 2016 model-year vehicles for the Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram Truck brands.

Photo of 2015 F-150 in a wind tunnel courtesy of Ford.

Ford Explains F-150's Air Curtain Technology

Ford implemented new air curtain technology on its 2015 F-150 that directs air flow in a way that reduces drag and aids fuel efficiency, according to Ford.

Photo courtesy of Olaeris

Ga. County May Deploy Drone Fleet

Macon Bibb County, Ga., is one step closer to a $5.7 million deal to add drones to its police fleet. A county committee approved a memorandum of understanding to install a network of unmanned aircraft to perform routine, robotic emergency response.

Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra Denali courtesy of GM.

GMC Sierra Gets Styling Updates for 2016

The GMC Sierra 1500 pickup will see several exterior styling updates for 2016, including a significantly reworked front end and new C-shaped LED daytime running lights, General Motors has announced.

Photo courtesy of City of Dublin.

Ohio City Transitioning to CNG Snow Plow Trucks

The City of Dublin, Ohio, recently received its first four compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Freightliner snow plow trucks, bringing its CNG fleet to 63 units.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Suburban (not Heavy Duty model) courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Suburban HD Offered to Feds, Security Fleets

General Motors is producing its Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD Heavy Duty full-size SUV to federal agencies for use as an unmarked armored federal law enforcement vehicle, the automaker has confirmed.

Graph via audit report.

Ohio DOT Audit Suggests $1.7M in Savings

A state audit found that the Ohio Department of Transportation could save more than $1.7 million by eliminating blended biodiesel, adopting new methods for remarketing, and optimizing vehicle life cycles.

Gasoline Bucks Trend of Dropping Diesel, Oil Prices

Diesel fuel prices continue to drop as crude oil futures continue to reflect a worldwide glut. Gasoline prices, however, jumped nearly 30 cents a gallon in California.

Screenshot via Toyota.

Toyota Opens Ordering for Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan

Buyers in California can begin ordering Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai fuel cell sedan on July 20 through the Toyota website, the automaker announced.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Flashing Yellow Turn Arrows

More municipalities in a growing number of states are adding this relatively new type of signal light. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Silverado Gets Facelift for 2016

Chevrolet's Silverado pickup will arrive for 2016 with a bolder look, including a reworked front end, General Motors has announced.

Arizona Consolidates Its Air Fleet

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is selling off three state planes and consolidating the air fleet as part of efforts to save nearly $2.5 million.

Photo of San Francisco by Vincent Bloch via Wikimedia Commons.

California’s Bay Area Tops Vehicle Theft List

The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently released its list of vehicle theft hot spots, and the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area tops the list based on 2014 data.

Photo: Jim Park

House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

Aiming to address both the lack of funding for the Highway Trust Fund and the lack of trust in finding a long-term solution for that, Rep. Tim Rice (R-SC) has introduced a bill that would hike federal motor-fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon and index the new rate to inflation.

CEI Group Touts 'Highly Engaged' Workforce

Employees at the CEI Group, Inc., are among the most highly engaged in their jobs in U.S., a Gallup Inc. survey has found, CEI has announced.

Photo courtesy of Western Products.

Snowplows Approved for 2015 Ford F-150 Trucks

Western Products' 7-foot, 6-inch HTS snowplow and 7-foot, 4-inch Suburbanite snowplow are now officially approved applications for 2015 Ford F-150 trucks.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Navy to Add Large Leased EV Fleet in Calif.

The U.S. Department of the Navy is planning to lease between 300 and 600 electrified passenger vehicles for use at Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

Photo via Freefoto.com.

Fuel Price Forecast Calls for Small Increases

The U.S. Energy Department this week revised its expectations for fuel prices this year, but they aren’t expected to go wildly higher.

The City of Columbus received four propane-powered mowers for its airport golf course. Photo courtesy of City of Columbus.

Ohio City Testing Propane Autogas Mowers

The City of Columbus has partnered with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) and R&R Products on a propane-autogas mower research program. The city is receiving four mowers for use at its airport golf course at no cost.

NGV Group Offers Online Tech Training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has launched its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training as an e-learning course, the consulting and training provider announced.

Photo courtesy of Elgin Sweeper Co.

Elgin Recalls Street Sweepers for Boom Risk

The action affects 66 Megawind MX trucks whose booms are at risk for detaching.

Photo courtesy of John Deere.

John Deere Increases Base Telematics Service to Five Years

John Deere is extending its JDLink Ultimate service in base subscription from three to five years for production-scale equipment.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Batters 2017 F-150 Raptor in Desert Testing

The 2017 F-150 Raptor recently completed over 1,000 miles of testing.

Chevin Expands to Larger Mass. Office

Chevin Fleet Solutions has expanded into new offices near its existing Massachusetts location thanks to a period of sustained sales success with its range of enterprise fleet management software products, according to the company.

New Class of CAFM Graduates Includes 28 Public Fleet Professionals

The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced its 2014-2015 Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) graduates. Of the 42 graduates, 28 work in the public sector and in universities.

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