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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.

Pictured is the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle. Photo courtesy of GM

Texas City Approves Take-Home Patrol Vehicles

The City of Odessa (Texas) Council has approved the Police Department’s $2.6 million take-home fleet program.

Traffic Fatalities Fall 4 Percent Through June

Road deaths caused by vehicle crashes fell 4 percent during the first half of 2014, according to the National Safety Council. From January to June, there were 16,180 traffic deaths on U.S. roads.

Ohio County Receives $454K Equipment Grant

The Scioto County (Ohio) Engineer’s Office has received a grant for more than $454,000 to replace its aging equipment. The funds will be used to purchase a semi tractor, three dump trucks, and an excavator.

The Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office switched 10 patrol vehicles to propane autogas in March 2013. Photo: Blue Star Gas

Propane Switch Saves Ore. Agency $25,000

Less than a year and a half after converting its 10 patrol vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas, the Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office reports that it has saved $25,000 in fuel cost.

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Chrysler Establishes Vehicle Safety Office

Chrysler has set up a new office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance, the automaker has announced.

Photo courtesy of UW.

University of Washington Hiring Fleet Manager

The University of Washington has an available position for a fleet services manager in its Seattle campus location.

Photo of 2014 Ram 2500 HD courtesy of Chrysler.

Cars.com Picks 2014 Ram 2500 HD As Top Three-Quarter-Ton Pickup

The 2014 Ram 2500 HD has been picked as the winner of the Cars.com 3/4-ton heavy duty pickup challenge powered by PickupTrucks.com.

Neb. County Considering Verizon Telematics System

The Gage County (Neb.) Board of Supervisors has begun considering Verizon's Networkfleet telematics system as a cost-savings measure for most of the county's vehicle fleet.

La. City to Convert 35 Police Cars to CNG

The Bossier City (La.) Police Department is adding 35 new police vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions to its fleet for a cost of approximately $1.5 million.

Helicopter Sale Brings N.J. County Auction Total to $2.6M

A recent Monmouth County, N.J., surplus property auction brought in $2.69 million, bolstered by the sale of a Jet Ranger helicopter that sold for $421,000.

Wash. City Names CEI for Fleet Accident Management

The City of Bellevue, Wash., has partnered with the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) to provide accident management services for its municipal fleet of 700 vehicles, CEI announced today.

Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge Charger Pursuit Refreshed for 2015

The Dodge Charger Pursuit has been updated for the 2015 model year with updates that carry over from the retail Dodge Charger's refresh, Chrysler has announced.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Volt courtesy of GM.

Next-Gen Chevrolet Volt to Debut in January

General Motors will unveil its redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt in late January at the North American International Auto Show, the company has announced.

A Bobcat compact excavator and skid-steer loader greet visitors at the new Acceleration Center in Bismarck, N.D. Photo courtesy of Bobcat

Bobcat and Doosan Open Design, Testing Center

Completion of $28 million renovation project will help speed the design and development of products to meet customers’ growing needs.

Pictured are the 2014 Green Fleet Conference keynote speakers. At left is Mark Smith, vehicle technologies deployment manager for the DOE national Clean Cities’ program; and at right is John Viera, global director of sustainability for Ford Motor Co.

Green Fleet Conference & Expo Announces Speakers and Schedule

The ninth Green Fleet Conference & Expo announced its schedule for the annual event in October. The 2014 keynote speakers are from the U.S. Department of Energy and Ford Motor Co.



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