Government Fleet News

Photo of Tahoe PPV courtesy of MSP.

2015-MY Mich. Police Vehicle Testing Results Released

The Michigan State Police has released preliminary results of its performance tests of 2015-MY patrol vehicles in a field with an increasing number of SUVs for law enforcement agencies.

Dave Head serves as chair of MEMA NorCal.

MEMA Expands to Northern Calif.

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association, based in Southern California, announced it has expanded to Northern California with a new region, MEMA NorCal. Dave Head serves as chapter chair.

Calif. Vehicle Auction Brings in $1.1M

The State of California’s Oct. 8 vehicle auction brought in $1.14 million for 428 units. Revenue from vehicle auction sales are returned to vehicle-owning agencies.

PERC Offers Mobile Cost Calculators

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released a trio of cost calculator tools in three of the propane autogas industry's fastest-growing markets: agriculture, commercial landscape, and on road fleets.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Completing Safety Tech Testing Area

General Motors is putting the finishing touches on one of the largest automotive safety testing areas in North America. GM has invested $12 million in the 52-acre project that will be fully functional by December.

Texas Equipment & Tech Show Set for Nov. 7

The Texas Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) will host its fourth annual Texas Equipment and Technology Show at the Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 7.

Photo of T880 dump truck via Kenworth.

Kenworth Adds Anti-Theft System to T880

Kenworth has added an anti-theft system to its T880 that integrates with the vehicle and engine functions of the vocational truck.

Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

2015 Dodge Charger Starts at $27,995

Chrysler has released pricing for its 2015 Dodge Charger models, which will start at $28,990 for the SE base model and go up to $64,990 for the SRT Hellcat.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Offer 'Pre-Collision' System

Ford will offer a new driver-assist system that will reduce the severity or eliminate some frontal collisions between its vehicles and pedestrians, the company announced.

Photo courtesy of GM.

2015 Chevrolet City Express Ships to Dealers

General Motors has begun shipping its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van to dealers as it enters one of the most active commercial vehicle segments with a product that's sourced from Nissan's NV200.

Illustration via GFC.

Inside the 2014 Green Fleet Conference

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo kicks off on Oct. 28 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo of 2008 Dodge RAM 1500 by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.

NHTSA Urges Immediate Repairs for Takata Air Bags

Defective air bag inflators pose a safety hazard in more than 7 million vehicles in the 2000-2008 model years, the federal agency warns.

Photo via Facebook/Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

Audit: Fla. Agency Weak on Fuel Card Tracking

The Hernando Beach (Fla.) Volunteer Fire Department needs to improve its tracking of fuel card use, according to a report from the county’s Audit Services Department.

Scott Sporleder, courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels

Utah County Builds CNG Station for Refuse Trucks

Salt Lake County, Utah, is constructing a time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for its refuse vehicles.

Colo. County Takes On Fire District’s Fleet Maintenance

Pitkin County, Colo., will take on maintenance, repair, and fuel services for the Aspen Fire Protection District’s 23 vehicles.

Colo. Gov. Using SUVs, Despite State Fleet Ban

Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper and his family continue to use two state SUVs, even though a state agency has issued a policy preventing state fleets from purchasing all-wheel-drive SUVs.

Kenworth 270 cabover (Photo: Kenworth)

Kenworth Adds New Features to Medium-Duty Cabovers

Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.

Photo of 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Daimler to Build Next-Gen Sprinter in North America

Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.

This map from the Alternative Fuels Data Center shows the alternative fuel stations in Virginia.

Va. Hopes to Double Alt-Fuel Infrastructure

The State of Virginia is committing to alternative fuels with the several programs to encourage alt-fuel vehicle use and expansion within its fleet and across the state.

Minn. City Acquires Surplus Semi-Trucks

A small rural Minnesota community has acquired two semi-tractors and a tanker trailer from a state agency to facilitate a partnership with local farms. Cold Spring obtained the equipment for less than $15,000.

Report: Md. City's Use of CNG Would Save 45% in Fuel

A green fleet report suggested that transitioning to compressed natural gas heavy-duty vehicles could potentially save the City of Rockville, Md., 45-50% in fuel costs over diesel.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sniffing Out Brake Trouble

Fleet drivers are your first line of defense for unscheduled maintenance needs. Here's some advice to help them identify brake problems that require servicing.

City of St. Paul Public Works Director Retiring

Richard Lallier, long-time public works director at the City of St. Paul, Minn., is calling it a career. Lallier plans to retire Nov. 28 after 36 years with the city.

Mo. City to Lease Fire Truck for $1 Per Year

The City of Leadington (Mo.) will sign an open-ended lease for $1 per year for a pumper truck being retired by the Farmington Fire Department.

Photo of 2014 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge Charger Recalled for Faulty Alternator

Chrysler is recalling 435,581 2011-2014 model-year vehicles including the Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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