Government Fleet News

No Injuries After Street Maintenance Truck Catches Fire

Officials from the City of Lynchburg, Va., reported no injuries after a city street maintenance truck caught fire.

Courtesy of the U.S. Department of State

Audit: U.S. State Dept. Failed to Maintain Armored Vehicles

The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security failed to properly maintain its fleet of armored vehicles, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General.

Safety Tip: Taking the Risk Out of Your Turns

Sloppy turning habits are common but greatly increase crash risk. Here's advice from Michigan and California on how to execute safer turns.

Alaska City to Drug Test Drivers After Minor Accidents

The City of Bethel, Alaska, is changing its driver policy to mandate drug tests after minor collisions because vehicle bumps and scrapes have become common among fleet drivers.

Photo courtesy of Wrightspeed Powertrains

Garbage Collector to Pay Calif. City $2M Over Contract Violations

Refuse collector North Bay Corporation has agreed to pay the City of Santa Rosa, Calif., $2 million in a settlement over alleged contract violations including use of old garbage trucks.

Art Zanvettor, mechanic/body man, and Scott Gerardi, parts manager, worked on automating the motor pool process. Photo courtesy of City of Stamford

Conn. City Halves Motor Pool Fleet

The City of Stamford, Conn., has reduced its motor pool fleet from 60 to 29 vehicles by automating motor pool management and having better control of utilization.

Photo via Arizona Department of Transportation

Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Prices Ioniq Hybrid, EV

Hyundai has released pricing for two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with the Ioniq Hybrid starting at $23,035 and the Ioniq Electric retailing for at least $30,335, the automaker has announced.

Photo via Flickr/Torrenegra

Ariz. Official Urges for Uber Over State Vehicles

An Arizona congressman is proposing the state reduce its fleet by 20% and launch a pilot program where employees would use ride-hailing or rental car services for transportation.

Image: WhiteHouse.gov

Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

Md. Employee Steals $13K in Fleet Equipment

A Montgomery County, Md., fleet employee was caught stealing $13,000 in equipment and reselling it on the black market.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Rated at 52 MPG Highway

Chevrolet's 2017 Cruze Diesel sedan provides 52 miles per gallon in highway driving when equipped with a manual transmission, making it the most fuel efficient non-electrified vehicle sold in the U.S., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

Automakers Ask Trump to Reopen Fuel Economy Review

The chief executives of 18 automakers have asked President Donald Trump to revisit fuel economy regulations through 2025 that were finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, reports Bloomberg.

Diesel Prices Rise for First Time in a Month

Diesel prices increased for the first time in four weeks, but overall have remained nearly flat during the same period of time.

Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog

Here's advice from AAA and Ford on how to drive in heavy fog conditions.

Photo courtesy of GPS Insight.

GPS Insight Launches ELD Solution

GPS Insight announced the launch of its new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution, which bundles an Android tablet hardwired to a GPS tracking device.

Md. County Council Criticized for Take-Home Cars

The Prince George County (Md.) Council has drawn criticism for costing the county $110,000 a year on automobile allowances and take-home cars.

(from l. to r.) Peter Rander, Mark Fields, Bryan Salesky, and Raj Nair

Ford Invests $1B Toward 2021 Autonomous Vehicle

Ford will invest $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI, a startup focusing on artificial intelligence, to develop a software platform for a fully autonomous vehicle it plans to make available for ride hailing in 2021.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Metris Concept Highlights Van Upfitting

Mercedes-Benz is showing a Metris concept van at the Chicago Auto Show that's designed to highlight its new MasterSolutions ship-through upfitting program.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

Pickups Show Lowest January Depreciation

Small and large pickups were among the top performing segments in January with a 1.1% depreciation rate among two- to six-year-old vehicles sold in auction lanes, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of State of West Virginia

Audit: W.Va. Has High Utilization Minimum

A utilization audit of the State of West Virginia fleet found that it has the highest minimum mile requirement of the 10 states reviewed. The state’s minimum utilization is set at 1,100 miles per month.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

FCA Launches Officer Protection Package for Charger Pursuit

All 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit law enforcement vehicles will come with technology that detects potential ambushes from the rear while a vehicle is parked. It will come at no cost to U.S. law enforcement agencies.

The 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab offers available 6-person seating, wide-opening rear doors and a “rear seat delete” option for commercial use with its flat floor and secure in-cab storage space. Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Adds Extended King Cab for Titan Pickups

Nissan will offer King Cab versions of its 2017 Titan and Titan XD pickups, which allows Nissan to offer three cab options to buyers, along with the previously announced Single Cab and Crew Cab Titan models.

Sheriff Delays Scheduled Transfer of Patrol Trucks to Public Works

The Labette County (Kan.) Sheriff is delaying the transfer of patrol trucks to the Public Works Department despite the departments’ agreement to transfer ownership of the trucks at a certain time.

Sceenshot: WTNH New Haven, Conn.

Winter Storm Pounding Northeast

Winter storm Niko is pummeling the Northeast along the corridor running from Boston to Washington. Governors of several Northeastern states, including New York and Connecticut, are urging motorists to stay off the roads for safety’s sake and to enable snow removal.

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