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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.

Illustration via GFC.

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!

Screenshot via GreenFleetMagazine.com.

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.

GreenTech Automotive Completes New Plant

GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer of environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss.

Ohio University Improves Fleet Utilization to Cut Costs

A new Ohio University-based initiative to increase vehicle sharing and dramatically reduce costs will be helped by the FleetCommander Web-based fleet system.

Photo courtesy of Motiv.

Chicago Debuts First All-Electric Refuse Vehicle

The City of Chicago has added what is believed to be the first all-electric garbage truck in North America. The Motiv Electric Refuse Vehicle is being used on different residential refuse and recycling routes of up to 60 miles.

One of the new Ford F-150 trucks. Photo via SMPD

Ga. Police Using Ford F-150s for Patrol

The St. Marys (Ga.) Police Department has purchased five new Ford F-150 pickup trucks for its fleet and says the trucks have "the ability to perform all of the duties of a patrol vehicle."

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Calif. County Hires New Fleet Manager

After 30 years in fleet management in the state of Washington, Peter Bednar joined Ventura County, Calif., on July 21 as its fleet operations manager.

The redesigned Model 320 was introduced in 2014 with an entirely new ProBilt interior that features enhanced fit and finish and numerous updates that improve operator comfort, productivity, and safety. (PHOTO: Peterbilt)

Peterbilt Launches Right-Hand Stand-Up Model 320

As side-loader collection vehicles continue to gain popularity in residential refuse applications, Peterbilt Motors Company announced a new right-hand stand-up configuration of its recently redesigned low-cab forward Model 320.

Photo of Transit cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Offer Pair of Cutaway Van Models Through 2019

Ford will offer cutaway van models of its E-Series as well as its Transit, but doesn't view the move as competing with itself, because the offerings compete in different weight classes.

Knoxville's Fleet Operations Benefits from Budget Surplus

A $4.3-million budget surplus will allow the City of Knoxville (Tenn.) to incorporate its fleet services and operations department into a new Public Works complex.



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