Government Fleet News

Photo of Spartan Gladiator courtesy of Spartan Motors.

Spartan Recalls Gladiator, MetroStar Fire Trucks

The emergency vehicles need a software update to prevent surges in fire hose water pressure.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Second Shift in KC to Meet Transit Demand

Ford has added a second shift at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet the demand for its 2015 Transit full-size van, Ford has announced.

Photo of 2014 Ram 1500 courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler Expands Ram 1500 Production

Chrysler is expanding the capabilities of its Warren, Mich., plant to produce 28,565 additional Ram 1500 pickup trucks each year, the company has announced.

CEI Appraisers Complete Course in 2015 Ford F-150 Repairs

Fifteen members of the in-house Quality Control team from the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) have completed I-CAR's course in collision repairs on the new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, which makes the most extensive use of aluminum of any light-duty vehicle on the road, CEI has announced.

Photo courtesy of Altec Industries.

Altec Recalls 51 Trucks for Fire Risk

The aerial device and digger derrick trucks are equipped with a battery equalizer that may be susceptible to electrical fire because of an epoxy sealing compound.


Chrysler Group Names Head of Government Fleet Sales

Chrysler Group has announced that F.J. (Bick) Pratt has been named the new head of fleet government sales and operations.

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Fleet Buyers Check Out ProMaster City

Attendees of events in Miami and the Orlando area earlier this month included commercial fleet representatives, government agencies, fleet management companies, and dealers, a Chrysler spokeswoman said.


State Fleet Association Forms Corporate Committee

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) recently announced the creation of a seven-member corporate committee.

Photo of Transit PTV courtesy of Ford.

Ford Shows Prisoner Transport Transit Concept

Ford has developed a prisoner transport version of its 2015 Transit van that can carry as many as 12 prisoners in three separate compartments, Ford has announced.

Photo courtesy of Daimler.

N.C. DOT Adds 67 Freightliner Vocational Trucks

North Carolina’s Department of Transportation has ordered 67 Freightliner 114SD severe duty trucks for its fleet.

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Fuel Ambassadors Featured at Green Fleet Conference

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference will feature fuel ambassadors representing a different type of alternative fuel or technology from four organizations.

Patrick Kaufman, lead systems engineer for EDI, demonstrates the exportable power capacity on the EDI/PG&E Class-5 utility work truck. (Photo: PG&E)

New Electric Utility Trucks Could Help Reduce Blackouts

In addition to fuel savings, the Class 5 utility work truck model also offers up to 120kW of exportable power, which can be used to shorten or eliminate planned and unplanned outages.

The Mitsubishi L200 truck. (PHOTO: Mitsubishi)

Fiat, Mitsubishi May Develop Mid-Size Pickup

Fiat Group Automobiles and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announce that they have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning the possibility to develop and manufacture a mid-size pick-up truck.

Ballot Open for Green Car, Truck of the Year Awards

Green Fleet Magazine, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, will present the first-ever Green Fleet Car of the Year and the Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards at the Connected Car Expo. Vote today!

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Green Fleet Magazine Relaunches Website

Green Fleet Magazine has updated its website with a fresh, more user-friendly design that better organizes content for fleet readers wanting to research alternative fuels, grants, legislation, and operational topics.

Vince Lorefice, public works director, Town of Wickenburg, Ariz., won the general election for president‐elect. Photo courtesy of RMFMA.

Rocky Mountain Fleet Board Members Announced

The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) recently announced new board members and winners of its annual awards at its Fleetcon event earlier this month.

2014-2015 FLAGFA officers pictured are: (back row, left to right) Sean Williams, vice-president; Daryl Greenlee, treasurer; (front row, left to right): Gary McLean, secretary; and Tim Calhoun, president.

New Florida Association Officers Announced at Fall Conference

Tim Calhoun of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, has been elected president of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA). The vice president, treasurer, and secretary positions were also announced.

Photo of 2015 GMC Canyon courtesy of GM.

GM Releases Payload Ratings for Mid-Size Pickups

General Motors' new mid-size pickup trucks will offer slightly different payload ratings because the two vehicles have different curb weights, GM has announced.

Photo of Chevrolet Express courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls CNG-Run Express, Savana Vans

The recall, which will address a fire risk, affects 3,196 vehicles in the 2011-2014 model years.

A packed session at GFX 2014. Photo by Vince Taroc

Last Week to Submit GFX 2015 Session Topics

The Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) is accepting speaker submissions for the 2015 conference, which will take place June 8-11 in Denver. The deadline to submit session ideas is Sept. 26.

Ariz. City to Build Its First CNG Station

The City of Gilbert, Ariz., will be constructing its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, which will be able to fuel up to 70 CNG trucks within eight hours.

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler's Ram Gamble Pays Off

Chrysler's gamble to spin off its pickup truck division at the tail end of the recession has paid off, as the company has increased its market share of the pickup market by 10 percent since creating the Ram Truck division, reports the New York Times.

Photo of Police Interceptor sedan courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Surveillance Mode for Competitor Vehicles

Ford will offer its surveillance mode first introduced on the 2014 Police Interceptor sedan and utility to government fleets for use on competitive vehicles and military applications.

Ram ProMaster: Photo by Vince Taroc.

New Commercial Vans Offer Improved Residual Value

A lineup of new full-size commercial vans from Chrysler/Ram, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz will deliver significantly higher residual value that their counterparts from previous generations, according to ALG’s latest industry projection.

Photo by Tim Crowley.

Ford Transit Offers Significant Fuel Economy Improvement Over E-Series

Ford's 2015 Transit full-size van offers a significant improvement in fuel economy when compared to the outgoing E-Series van it's replacing, according to the company and U.S. EPA.

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