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NYPD Receives First Shipment of 100 Smart Cars

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) Support Services Bureau has received its first shipment of 100 Smart Fortwo cars, with another 150 ordered.

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Los Angeles Airport to Purchase 150 Police Vehicles

The Los Angeles International Airport will purchase 150 Ford vehicles for its police division over the next three years to replace its aging fleet.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Adds Turbo, Diesel Engines

Chevrolet's 2018 Equinox will add a pair of turbo-charged four-cylinder engines and an optional turbo-diesel as the compact SUV enters its third generation.

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N.C. City Lifts Gasoline Restrictions

The City of Winston-Salem, N.C., lifted its gasoline use restrictions for fleet vehicles on Thursday after it received gasoline supplies on Wednesday.

Adomani Integrates Two-Speed UQM PowerPhase DT Electric Drivetrain

Adomani Inc., will become one of the first beta partners to leverage the advanced UQM PowerPhase traction motor and integrated Eaton transmission system for its medium- to heavy-duty commercial fleet vehicles.

Photo of 2017 smart fortwo courtesy of MBUSA.

Smart Fortwo Improved for 2017

The smart fortwo has been improved for the 2017 model year and becomes more comfortable to operate by drivers of branded fleets or government parking enforcement units.

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USPS Awards $37.4M for Next-Gen Vehicle Prototypes

The U.S. Postal Service has awarded $37.4 million in contracts to six vendors to provide 50 prototypes of a next-generation delivery vehicle that will be tested in various climates and locales.

In addition to educational sessions, attedees were able to view vehicles and equipment. Photo by Thi Dao

Florida Groups Hold Their Largest Fleet Conference

A keynote presentation on liability was one of the hottest topics at a conference of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) last week.

Aerial view of oil collecting in nearby retention ponds. Photo courtesy of Colonial Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline Spill Affects Fleets Across Southeast

One of the largest pipelines in the country has received approval to restart operations after a leak earlier this month led to gasoline shortages and rising fuel prices across the Southeast.

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2017 Toyota Mirai Pricing Announced

The retail price of Toyota's Mirai fuel cell sedan will remain at $58,365 before rebates for the 2017 model year, and the company will also offer the vehicle on a three-year lease.

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Ford Offers Police Vehicle Driving Event in Texas

Ford will host an exclusive Police Interceptor drive on Sept. 29 in Fort Worth, Texas. Attendees will have the opportunity to drive the Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility, as well as the F-150 SSV and Expedition SSV.

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New York City Defends Fleet Safety Initiatives

New York City is defending its fleet safety initiatives in response to a recent New York Post story. In the article, the Post cited an 11% spike in accidents involving city vehicles.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx discusses new federal guidelines for autonomous vehicles during a Sept. 20 press conference. Screen shot courtesy of U.S. DOT.

Feds Release Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The new guidelines include a 15-point safety assessment framework that provides vehicle performance standards for manufacturers and developers.

Merchants Fleet Management Creates Opportunities for Workforce

Merchants Fleet Management is accomplishing its goal of building and maintaining a fulfilling and rewarding corporate culture as the company experiences double-digit growth, the fleet management company announced.

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Chevrolet Confirms Bolt's $37,500 Price

Chevrolet will offer its 2017 Bolt EV for a retail price of at least $37,495, including delivery fees, that shrinks to $29,995 after the federal rebate of $7,500 is applied, the company announced.

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Average Diesel Prices Fall 1 Cent

The price of diesel fuel fell by a small amount for the fourth straight week, maintaining a downward trending, but nearly-flat pattern for the past month.

GFX 2017 Heads to San Antonio

With its 10th year coming up, Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) will be held in San Antonio, Texas, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on June 12-15, 2017.

N.H. City to Pilot Automated Solid Waste Trucks

The Department of Public Works for the City of Manchester (N.H.) will test out the use of automated solid waste collection.

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New Orleans to Invest in EVs

The City of New Orleans adopted a resolution earlier this month to encourage the use of electrified vehicles. It calls for the installation of EV fast chargers on public property and potentially incorporating EVs into the city fleet.

Philly Fleet Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Theft

A former fleet supervisor from the City of Philadelphia, Pa., has pleaded guilty to theft and conspiracy related to a $400,000 fraud scam.

Safety Tip: Parking on a Hill

Here's advice from both the California DMV and Esurance on how to safely park on a sloped street.

Ford will move a dozen researchers into the North Campus Research Complex at the University of Michigan by the end of this year. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford, U-M Team on Self-Driving Cars

As part of a new agreement, Ford plans to embed a group of its researchers and engineers into a robotics laboratory on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Prius for Air Bags

The recall covers 7,600 2016 model-year gasoline-electric hybrid cars that need new front passenger air bag assemblies.  

Chevin, CalAmp Partner for Integrated Telematics Data

Chevin Fleet Solutions has adopted CalAmp’s telematics services for its fleet asset management software. This partnership allows Chevin to seamlessly integrate telematics data with its software.

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Audit: FBI Overspent on Premium Fuel

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) overspent on premium fuel and was found to be “deficient” in fuel contract award and administration, according to an audit released this month.



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