Government Fleet News

One of the on-board decontamination systems. Photo courtesy of Winter Park Fire Chief James White.

Fla. City Unveils Ambulances with Decontamination Systems

A central Florida city has added ambulances with on-board decontamination systems to its fleet to prevent the spread of diseases like Ebola.

Photo courtesy of Westport.

Westport Developing 3.8L NatGas, Propane Engine

Westport Innovations is developing a 3.8-liter engine that runs on natural gas or propane autogas for off-road or stationary equipment, the company announced with its quarterly earnings report.

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Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High

Light-duty 2013 model-year vehicles reached an all-time high in fuel economy with an average of 24.1 mpg as a result of technologies such as gasoline direct injection engines, turbochargers, and advanced transmissions, according to the EPA.

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Traverse courtesy of GM.

Used-Vehicle Depreciation Peaks in September

Used vehicles sold at auctions logged their highest depreciation this year in September, as 2009-2013 car and truck models fell 1.7 percent in value.

CleanFUEL Recalls Fuel Rails

The fuel delivery tube might leak, increasing the risk for both vehicle stalling and fire.

Maine City Brings Ambulance Service Back In House

The City of Auburn, Maine, is rolling out two new ambulances next week to answer calls, as the city moves away from a private ambulance company that came under fire for delayed responses to emergency calls.

State of Penn. Saved $65M by Reducing Fleet

The State of Pennsylvania has reduced its fleet size by 2,500 passenger vehicles, resulting in a cost avoidance and savings of more than $65 million.

Grant Allows Iowa Sheriff to Install Cameras on Patrol Cars

Using a $42,677 grant, Lyon County, Iowa, Sheriff's Department will install in-car cameras in all its patrol cars.

Florida's NGV Incentive Program Fuels Job Growth

Florida's $4.7 million in rebates to fund construction of natural gas vehicle fueling stations has created 1,820 jobs and $68 million in wages since it went into effect on Jan. 1, according to the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (FNGVC).

La. Parish May Stop Donating Vehicles to Other Agencies

The president of the Jefferson Parish Council in Louisiana is pushing the agency to sell its used vehicles rather than continuing to donate them to other public agencies.

Photo of Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls Chevrolet Caprice Police Cars

The recall, affecting patrol cars in the 2011-2013 model years, will address a problem related to the transmission selector lever.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Hail Storms

Here is some advice on what steps drivers can take to stay safe and protect their vehicle in a major hail storm.

Photo of Police Interceptor sedan courtesy of Ford.

Government Fleet Sales Up 8.8 Percent in 2014

Sales of vehicles to government fleets rose 17.3% in September and now have increased 8.8% so far in a year that's continuing to show strength in government fleet sales.

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Ohio Mayor Reconsiders Outsourced Trash Collection

City of Toledo (Ohio) Mayor Michael Collins is considering bringing privatized garbage collection back in-house, stating the contract is too favorable to the company

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GSA Begins Car Sharing Pilot Program

The General Services Administration (GSA) has selected Enterprise CarShare as a contracted car-sharing vendor for a pilot program in Washington D.C., New York City, Boston, and Chicago.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado debuted last November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet.

Air Bag Defect Halts Sale of Colorado, Canyon Pickups

General Motors tells its dealers they must fix the problem before selling any more 2015-MY Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks. A formal safety recall is imminent.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Chassis-Control System

The automaker’s 70th recall of this year includes 2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks.

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Tire Vendor Accuses Memphis of Racial Bias

A tire vendor is suing the City of Memphis, Tenn., for $3 million for allegedly breaking a tire-changing contract with his minority-owned company to give business to two white-owned companies.

Photo courtesy of Peterbilt.

Dana Spicer Axle Now Compatible With Peterbilt Trucks

The Dana Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem drive axle is now available on Peterbilt's model 348 medium-duty and 320 vocational trucks.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-650/F-750 Trucks for Stalling

The problem is linked to defective fuel filters for the Cummins-manufactured engines.

Photo of 2015 Zero police motorcycle courtesy of Zero Motorcycles.

Zero Increases Range on 2015 Electric Cycles

Zero Motorcycles has increased the range and added anti-lock (ABS) braking, tire and suspension upgrades to its 2015 lineup of electric motorcycles. Several law enforcement agencies in northern California have purchased Zero cycles.

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Calif. County Moves to CNG

Sacramento County, Calif., has begun switching to compressed natural gas (CNG) from liquified natural gas (LNG) for its fleet by awarding a contract to TruStar Energy for fueling infrastructure.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

ROUSH CleanTech to Launch Propane Autogas Transit in 2016

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van to fleet customers in the middle of 2016, the company told

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Ill. City Considers GPS for Public Works Vehicles

The City of Lockport, Ill., City Council will vote on whether to begin a pilot program to install GPS units on 14 public works vehicles. GPS would be installed on snow removal and street sweeping vehicles.

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MicroGreen Oil Filters Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

MicroGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter is offering pink oil filters, instead of its standard green filters, for breast cancer awareness.

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