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Call for Abstracts Opens for 2015 GFX

The Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference, which will take place June 8-11, 2015 in Denver.

Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Releases Ford Transit Packages

Adrian Steel Company has released its new line of upfit products for Ford's 2015 Transit van that include shelving, partitions, ladder racks, and trade packages for the low-, medium-, and high-roof versions.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

GM's 2015-MY Large SUVs Meet Towing Standard

As the Detroit automakers begin rolling out pickup trucks that meet a new SAE towing standard, General Motors has extended the standard to its redesigned full-size SUVs for the 2015 model year.

Photo: Westport

EPA Certifies Westport's 2015-MY CNG Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified dedicated CNG versions of Ford's E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-59 equipped with the Westport WiNG Power System and 6.8L V-10 engine.

Propane Industry Unveils New Logo, Tagline

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new logo and brand identity for propane — PROPANE Clean American Energy.

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Fla. Fleet Manager Moves to Larger City

Mario Guzman, CAFM, was named the general services manager at the City of West Palm Beach, and leaves his role as fleet administrator with the City of Boynton Beach.

Photo of 2013 Altima courtest of Nissan.

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles Named

Honda's Accord and Civic continue to top the list of most stolen vehicles in the U.S., even as auto thefts have fallen significantly from their peak in the early 1990s following the wider adoption of engine immobolizers.

Photo: GM

2015-MY Silverado Adds 11 Percent More Torque

The 2015-MY Chevrolet Silverado will have 11 percent greater torque capacity than the previous model thanks to its all-new GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission, according to the automaker.

Tim Pfrimmer, fleet manager, is pictured here with some of the fleet's new vehicles. Photo courtesy of UCLA.

UCLA Fleet Receives 41 EVs From Trust

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) received a donation of 41 EcoCentre neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) and electric motorcycles worth $400,000.

N.C. Police Agency Hoping to Increase Take-Home Fleet

The agency hopes to include more patrol officers in the program, which now provides take-home vehicles to supervisors, detectives, community resource officers, and forensic service technicians.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

L.A. Sheriff to Test Trio of New 2015 Models

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will evaluate three new police vehicles, including an electric motorcycle, in the fall when it tests 23 2015 model-year vehicles.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Ships 2015 Tahoe PPV to Agencies

The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe rear-wheel pursuit vehicle and four-wheel special service vehicle have shipped to law enforcement agencies, GM has announced.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Partners with Werk-Brau Attachments

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., announced its partnership with attachment manufacturer Werk-Brau to provide a wider array of attachment options to its customers.

NHTSA Promotes Two Connected-Car Technologies to Prevent Crashes

The agency released a report assessing such connected-car applications as left turn assist and intersection movement assist, which could save as many as 1,083 lives annually, according to estimates.

Photo via City of Lexington

Ky. City Spends $3.9M on CNG Refuse Trucks

The City of Lexington took delivery of 11 new compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks. Each CNG truck is expected to save approximately $6,500 in fuel costs and preventive maintenance annually.

Ala. City Closes Body Shop, Outsources Work

The City of Montgomery, Ala., closes its city body shop and will outsource all city vehicle body work. The change is expected to save the city between $75,000 and $100,000 per year.

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect cargo van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Transit Connect Sales Rise 29 Percent

Sales of Ford's Transit Connect cargo van and wagon increased 27 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago, Ford has announced.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Gives Estimate on Cost of Hydrogen for FCV

End-users are getting a first look at the estimated cost of filling the hydrogen tank on Toyota's new fuel-cell powered sedan, which is set to debut next summer in California.

Photo courtesy of GM.

2015 Chevrolet City Express Gets 24 MPG City

The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van has been rated to achieve 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined under U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings.

Washington County Hiring Fleet Services Manager

Thurston County in Washington is looking to hire a fleet services manager for its fleet. The fleet services manager oversees 12 employees, an annual operating budget of $5 million, and an equipment replacement fund of nearly $12 million.

Photo courtesy of Orange EV

Pure Electric Terminal Truck Successfully Tested

ITS Technologies & Logistics (ITS) and Orange EV announced the successful demonstration of Orange’s T-Series electric terminal truck. Terminal operators now have a viable zero-emission alternative to existing diesel terminal trucks.

Fatal Mont. Fire Truck Crash Caused By Mechanical Failure

A fiery crash involving a City of Three Forks (Mont.) fire truck and pickup truck that killed six was the result of a mechanical failure, investigators said.

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels.

Clean Energy Fuels Reports 23% Rise In Natural Gas Deliveries

For the period April 1 to June 30, the company delivered the equivalent of 64.8 million gallons of fuel, up from 52.6 million gallons delivered in the same period a year ago.

Calif. City Issues RFP for Telematics System

The Burlingame (Calif.) Department of Public Works issued a request for proposal (RFP) for an automated fleet monitoring system for 78 vehicles.



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