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Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists Announced

Government Fleet has announced three finalists for the 2015 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award: Michael Brennan, Bill Griffiths, and Kelly Reagan.

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Caltrans to Cut Fleet Pollution 20% by 2020

Caltrans has set a goal to reduce emissions caused by its operations, including its fleet, by 20% during the decade ending in 2020, the state agency has announced.

Award Deadline Extended for Fleet Technology Expo

Nominations are open until Friday, June 5 for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency initiatives.

GFX Staff Begin Denver Road Show Tour

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) staff are heading out for the event’s second Road Show, this time in Denver. The tour will take place April 20-22.

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Iowa Fleet Manager Joins Private Sector Fleet

Dennis Hogan, CAFM, CPFP, fleet services manager for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be assuming the role of director of fleet maintenance for a private fleet effective April 27.

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Pearson, G&M Oil to Open E-85 Stations in SoCal

Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company have opened an E-85 station in Calimesa, Calif., and will open 13 fueling stations featuring the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend throughout Southern California over a 13-month period, the companies announced.

Michigan to Test Telematics for State Fleet

Michigan would roll out a telematics initiative for 120 vehicle in the state fleet, under legislation introduced by state legislators.

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KBB Names Top 10 Green Cars of 2015

The battery-electric BMW i3 has topped Kelly Blue Book's list of the top 10 green cars for 2015 for the second year in a row, KBB.com has announced.

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Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5 billion to ensure highway-infrastructure spending is funded for exactly 1.7 years.

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San Francisco Telematics Plan Could Face June Vote

A San Francisco supervisor is drafting a plan to require telematics on every vehicle that could reach the board in June for a vote.

Trimble Enhances Field Service Management Software

Trimble has launched Trimble Fleet Express, a new fleet management offering for fleet and field service operators, according to the company.

California Grants Millions for Biodiesel, NGV Projects

The California Energy Commission approved more than $83.7 million in grants and loans for 46 energy-related projects, including a number of projects involving alternative fuels.

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2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.

Chevin Introduces Health Check Alerts for Fleet Software

Chevin’s new health check alerts monitor client’s fleet software and provide a pro-active support service.

Diesel Price at Lowest Level in More than 5 Years

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has fallen once again over the past week, posting its fifth uninterrupted drop and hitting its lowest level since late December of 2009, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

FTX Registration Is Open

Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, Fleet Technology Expo takes a comprehensive look at fleet efficiencies. Register before July 24 for the early-bird discount.

Vincentric Announces 2015 Fleet Value Awards

Vincentric has announced its 2015 Best Fleet Value awards with Ford, FCA US, General Motors and Toyota capturing the most categories for their 2015 model-year vehicles.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: The Art of Parallel Parking

There are plenty of drivers who dread or avoid parallel parking, but it's really not that difficult to master. Here's some practical advice, provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and All-Star Driver, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Fla. Forest Service Enlists Military Vehicle

The Florida Forest Service is waging its war on forest fires with the help of an armored tactical vehicle that the agency acquired from the federal government through the military surplus program.

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FCA Announces 26-City 2016-MY Fleet Tour Dates

FCA US will begin a 26-city tour of fleet previews on April 23 that begins in Iowa and ends in Seattle eight weeks later.

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National Renewable Energy Lab Offers Online CNG Tool

Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness.

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N.C. County Takes Delivery of Medical Transport Helicopter

Dare County, N.C., has taken delivery of an Airbus H145 helicopter for its air medical transport service that covers the Outer Banks region. It will be the first H145 operating in the U.S., according to Airbus.

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San Francisco May Expand Telematics Use

The City and County of San Francisco is considering increasing its use of telematics devices in its fleet as a way to improve management and safety of the nearly 8,000 vehicles and heavy equipment.

Announcing the 2015 Leading Fleets

Government Fleet magazine has announced the Leading Fleets for 2015. The awards program, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level.

Wash. County Passes Unmarked Vehicle Ordinance

Lewis County (Wash.) this week passed an ordinance that allows the Sheriff’s Office to use unmarked vehicles for confidential activities and to conduct traffic control in certain instances.

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