Government Fleet News

Photo of 2015 Civic Natural Gas courtesy of Honda.

Honda Announces 2015 Civic CNG Pricing

Honda's Civic Natural Gas returns for the 2015 model year with a starting price of $27,530 for the base model, the automaker has announced.

Photo of Miami-Dade PD Ford P.I. Utility courtesy of the agency.

Government Fleet Sales Rise 16.3%

Sales of fleet vehicles to government agencies strengthened in October, and are now 9.5% higher through 10 months of 2014 when compared to a year ago.

N.J. Bill Would Cut State Fleet by 20%

A New Jersey assemblywoman has introduced a bill to reduce the number of passenger vehicles owned by the State of New Jersey fleet by 20% over the course of three years.

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McNeilus Expands CNG Fuel System to More Vehicles

The McNeilus Next Generation Compressed Natural Gas system, already available for refuse and concrete mixers, is now available on more vehicle types, including construction, delivery, over-the-road, and other severe-duty fleets.

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Half of Ford's Class 3-5 Chassis Cab Buyers Choose Gasoline

Commercial buyers of Ford Super Duty trucks now opt for a gasoline-powered Class 3-5 truck as often as they choose a diesel-powered model to avoid higher up-front costs and increased maintenance work, Ford told

The Toro Company to Acquire BOSS

The Toro Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the BOSS professional snow and ice management business of privately-held Northern Star Industries, Inc.

Photo of 2014 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls 7 Models Including 2014 F-150

The automaker issues five separate recalls affecting more than 202,000 vehicles in North America.


Dixon Named NCSFA President at Annual Workshop

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) elected new leaders at its October Fleet Managers Workshop in Burlington, Vermont. Missouri Fleet Manager Cindy Dixon begins a two-year term as NCSFA president.

Day 2's general session sat down (L to R) Tony Orta, Southern California Gas, Banny Allison, AmeriPride, and Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, Ohio to talk about their experiences in the fleet world. Photo by Becky May

2014 Green Fleet Conference Wrap Up

The Green Fleet Conference & Expo rallied its 550 attendees back together for day two of the alternative fuels conference.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Understanding Two-Lane Roundabouts

This video from the Minnesota Department of Transportation explains what rules apply when you drive through a multi-lane roundabout.

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Indianapolis Begins Rolling Out 425 EVs

The City of Indianapolis will upgrade 425 non-police pursuit sedans to plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles by 2016, cut its fleet size by 100 vehicles, and save $8.7 million over ten years.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

Full-Size Pickups Drive GM's Oct. Fleet Sales

GM posted a 30-percent gain in sales to commercial fleets, as well as a 30 percent gain in sales to government vehicle buyers. Sales to rental customers fell 6 percent.

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Lenco Introduces Covert Tactical SUV

Lenco Industries has introduced the BearCat Tactical SUV that provides law enforcement agencies a more inconspicuous armored vehicle for executive and diplomatic protection missions.

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Federal DoD Vehicle Auction Set for Nov. 19

GovPlanet, a new online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling used government assets, announced that buyers can now view and bid on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) rolling stock surplus assets.

2014-MY Sprinter 2500 passenger van. Photo by Vince Taroc.

Mercedes-Benz Gives Details on 2015 Sprinter, Compact Van Plan for U.S.

Mercedes-Benz is strongly considering offering a compact van in the U.S. and will add a new standard safety feature to the 2015 Sprinter van, executives said during a March 25 visit to Bobit Business Media.

Pictured are the Sustainability All Stars present at the Green Fleet Conference.

2014 Sustainability All-Stars Announced

Fifteen government fleet managers who made their fleets more environmentally friendly earned Green Fleet magazine's Sustainability All-Star award.

Photo of 2014.5 Camry Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Vincentric: Hybrids Losing Their Competitive Edge

Gasoline-electric hybrids are losing their competitive edge over ther gasoline counterparts due to falling fuel prices and more efficient internal combustion engines, according to a five-year owner cost analysis by Vincentric.

Photo by Becky May.

Green Fleet Conference Focuses on Alternative Fuels

Fleet managers, vendors and alternative-fuel experts gathered in Schaumburg, Ill., for the annual Green Fleet Conference & Expo to share ideas about more efficient ways to run operation.

Fuel Ambassadors field questions from Richard Battersby. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Green Fleet Conference Panel Debunks Alt-Fuel Misconceptions

Dirty diesel? Dangerous natural gas? Expensive propane stations? Some myths and misconceptions about alternative fuels were debunked in a fun late-night talk show format Wednesday at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Ford Refreshing Explorer for 2016 as Global SUV

The 2016 Explorer will reach showrooms next year with a new look, added capability and additional driver-assist technology, according to Ford.

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ROUSH CleanTech Shelves Propane Autogas Transit

ROUSH CleanTech has indefinitely halted production of its propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van after hearing concerns from fleet owners.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

NYC Releases City Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Data

The New York Police Department is responsible for more than 40 percent of the personal injury claims filed against New York City for injuries and deaths involving city vehicles, according to a new report from Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

Photo of Ram 2500 courtesy of Chrysler Group.

Chrysler Recalls Ram Pickups, Dodge and Jeep SUVs

Two separate global recalls will address problems in such popular fleet vehicles as Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees.

Electronic controls send power to three grounded wheels while the fourth hangs in the air. Photo: Tom Berg

2015 Sprinter Gets Small Diesel, ‘Crosswind Assist'

A smaller and more economical diesel powertrain, new styling and safety features, and optional on-demand four-wheel drive are among features of 2015 Sprinter models.

Photo from 2013-MY testing courtesy of MSP.

2015-MY Mich. Police Motorcycle Test Results Released

A three-wheeled motorcycle joined the carryover models during the Michigan State Police's annual testing of cycles offered to law enforcement agencies. Troopers from the agency's Precision Driving Unit tested the Can-AM Spyder RTP.

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