Government Fleet News

Photo of 2014 Ford Flex courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls 101K Vehicles

The automaker issues six separate recalls involving models such as the Edge, Flex, Police Interceptor and Lincoln MKS.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Signal Intersection Rules

While traveling through intersections, drivers must be fully attentive. This is where many collisions occur. Here are some tips from the California DMV you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Photo of 2015 Altima courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Ariz. County Builds Consolidated Fleet Facility

Pima County in Ariz., is constructing a new fleet facility that will replace three existing vehicle maintenance sites. The facility costs $18 million.

A recent Telogis study shows that by measuring vehicle idle activity and providing driver feedback, fleets can reduce idle time by as much as 50%. Graph courtesy of Telogis

Driver Efficiency Tips to Lower Fuel Costs

Telogis, a telematics provider, has identified five key areas that make affect fuel costs: excessive speeding, idling, vehicle maintenance, delivery schedules, and fuel slippage. The company provides two tips drivers and fleet managers can use to reduce fuel costs.

Take Government Fleet's Annual Industry Survey

Participate now in Government Fleet's annual industry survey, following trends in the public fleet management profession, including budgeting, outsourced services, salaries, and succession planning. The deadline is Tuesday, July 15.

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Fleet Embraces Minnesota's Biodiesel Mandate

Minnesota began requiring all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel on July 1. The state's Department of Natural Resources, which has 1,200 diesel vehicles, has been experimenting with B-20 and doesn't anticipate any problems with the move to B-10.

Video: MoDOT Fleet Safety Feature Might Have Saved Lives

A June 25 collision on I-470 in Lee’s Summit, Mo., underscores the value of truck mount attenuators during roadwork involving either government fleets or contracted construction/engineering fleets.

Photo via NoPetro.

Fla. County Adds CNG Fueling for Fleet, Public

Florida's St. John's County has entered a partnership with a natural gas fueling developer to transition its fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG). The station will be open to the public, and some proceeds from these sales will go to the county.

Photo courtesy of Polaris.

Polaris Adds Equipment-Powering to Ranger UTV

Polaris Industries Inc., has engineered a Polaris RANGER Crew Diesel side-by-side utility vehicle with an integrated multi-power syste­m that allows operators to power hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, and welding equipment directly from the vehicle’s diesel engine.

Photo of 2015 Chrysler 200 courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Chrysler has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for the Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram Truck brands.

Photo of 2015 Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for Ford and Lincoln branded cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

GM Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands.

S.C. County's Sheriff Adds 23 SUVs to Patrol Fleet

The Spartanburg County (S.C.) Sheriff's Office has added 23 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs to its black-and-white patrol fleet as a more durable vehicle.

Ill. Cuts State Aircraft Fleet in Half

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a 2015 budget that requires the state to sell off nearly half of its aircraft fleet that costs the state $7 million each year to operate.

Screencapture of New Holland site.

New Holland Construction Launches New Website

New Holland Construction has launched a new website redesigned to offer more content, more interaction, and an overall improved user experience.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of GM.

GM Fleet Sales Rise in June

Sales of pickups and vans helped boost General Motors' June fleet sales, which increased 2 percent compared to a year ago.

Infographic provided by Lytx

Driver Safety Tip: Slow Down and Pay Attention

Though its monitoring of tens of thousands of drivers, DriveCam powered by Lytx has noted a trend in the most dangerous driving practices that lead to collision. Lytx’s 2014 “Driver of the Year and Coach of the Year” Award winners provide tips for drivers.

Elgin Sweepers, Seagrave Fire Trucks Recalled for Seat Belts

Elgin Sweeper Co. and Seagrave Fire Apparatus are recalling street sweepers and fire vehicles to address faulty seat belts, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced.

The new Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) fleet can now be seen driving Philadelphia’s roadways. Adding 24 NGVs is the equivalent of removing six vehicles from the roadway each year, according to PGW. (Photo: PGW)

Philadelphia Gas Works Unveils New Natural Gas Vehicles

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) recently introduced its new fleet of 24 natural gas-powered Honda Civic sedans.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Sonic courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls Nearly 7.6M More Vehicles in U.S.

In addition to older models, this latest round of recalls includes some late-model Chevrolet, Cadillac and Buick vehicles.

Memorial Service Set for Ed Bobit

A memorial service for Ed Bobit has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on July 9 in Rancho Palos Verdes to allow family, friends, and colleagues to pay tribute to the founder of Automotive Fleet Magazine and Bobit Business Media.

Photo of Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Pickup Trucks, SUVs, Police Sedans

General Motors is recalling nearly 400,000 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs used in government fleets as well as nearly 5,000 Chevrolet Caprice PPV sedans.

Photo via facebook/Palo Alto Fire Department

Co-op Purchasing Saves Calif. Fire Agency 350 Hours of Labor

By using cooperative purchasing for a new fire truck, the Palo Alto Fire Department estimates it has saved 350 to 400 hours of labor and reduced the purchasing process by nearly a year.

Ed Bobit, Founder of Automotive Fleet and Bobit Business Media, Passes Away

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, and publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine and many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86.

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