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Chevrolet Equinox Emphasizes Rightsized Efficiency for 2018

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XL Hybrids Touts New Fleet Customers

Fleets using the gasoline-electric hybrid platform from Boston-based XL Hybrids, Inc. across a variety of industries are seeing a 20% reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions and an up to 25% increase in miles per gallon, according to the company.

Vincent Hall is pictured at center with General Services Director Jeff Lowdermilk (left) and Fleet Manager Ron Kennedy (right). Photo courtesy of Sarasota County

Sarasota County Celebrates 35-Year Fleet ‘Enforcer’

Vincent Hall, lead technician for Sarasota County, Fla., celebrated 35 years of service at the fleet this year. Hall started working for the county in 1982 as a front end alignment specialist.

N.C. County to Use Chevin Fleet Management Software

Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced that Wake County, N.C., has implemented its FleetWave solution to manage a fleet of 1,300 assets, including about 200 pieces of equipment used by municipal departments.

Zero Motorcycles Adds 100th North American Police Agency

Zero Motorcycles announced that the Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia, Canada, became the 100th fleet in North America to leverage Zero’s stealthy electric motorcycle line.

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Stertil-Koni Vehicle Lifts Featured in New Video

Stertil-Koni's latest episode of its “We Care” video series incorporates advanced cinematography and editing technology to showcase a new, state-of-the-art maintenance facility located in New Jersey that utilizes the company’s vehicle lifting systems.

Hot Shot’s Secret Releases Fleet Case Studies

Hot Shot's Secret, the leading brand for stiction elimination, announces three case studies with positive results for fleets.

Clean Fuels Ohio and MEMA to Host Green Fleet Event

The Aug. 1 pre-conference sessions will take place at Columbus State Community College, and Aug. 2 activities will occur at the Hilton Downtown Columbus.

Enterprise Fleet Management Reboots Mobile App

Enterprise Fleet Management's new app allows fleet managers and drivers to identify and address issues, such as maintenance needs or opportunities to improve fleet efficiency in real-time.

Fleet Software Provider Chevin Receives NJPA Contract

Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced that its products and services are now available to government, education, and non-profit agencies through a contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Terex Utilities Hosts Annual Service School

Instruction covered technical topics, including boom and rotation hydraulic overload protection, dielectric testing, hydraulic leveling, side load protection, controls, and more.

IronPlanet Sets End-of-Quarter Auction

IronPlanet will run its end-of-quarter events from June 27 to 30, featuring an All-Humvee Auction and three equipment sales on the IronPlanet and GovPlanet websites.

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Zonar Count App Tracks Passengers

Zonar Count is an app designed for Zonar tablets that enables users to accurately count passengers who get on and off a vehicle, and track average travel time, average passenger trip length, and operating costs per passenger trip.

Bendix Provides Copper-Free Friction Formulations for Brakes

MAT Holdings, Inc. announced that Bendix Brakes brand brake products are the first in the automotive brake industry to comply with legislation requiring that copper be completely phased out of brake friction formulations by 2025.

Agile Fleet Awarded NJPA National Contract

For the second consecutive time, Agile Fleet has been awarded a national contract for fleet management and related technology by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

GPS Insight Awarded NJPA Contract

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored telematics solutions for government fleets, announced it has been awarded a contract to provide its telematics solutions to government agencies by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

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Optimize Oil Drain Intervals With the Right Filter

Pairing the right filter with the right oil is crucial in helping fleets implement a successful and safe extended oil drain program. It can also save fleets thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.

State Fleet Managers Workshop to Focus on the Future of Fleet Management

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators' 2017 State Fleet Managers Workshop is themed “Connecting Your Fleet to the Future” and will feature sessions focused on autonomous vehicles — cybersecurity, infrastructure, and liability.

Calif. Groups to Host Fleet Academy

California fleet associations and industry groups in Northern California have banded together to host the 2017 Collaborative Municipal Equipment Fleet Academy. The training event takes place June 20-21.

Workhorse to Exhibit Plug-In Pickup at EUFMC

Workhorse will exhibit the new W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck at the 2017 Electric Utilities Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va., June 4-7.

IronPlanet Announces Early Summer Cat Sale

IronPlanet announced a sneak peek into its upcoming Cat Online Summer sale, which takes place on June 7. Bidders will have over 300 pieces of quality, used Cat equipment to choose from.

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U.S. Bank Updates Voyager Fleet Card to Cover EV Charging

U.S. Bank is teaming up with ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, to offer Voyager Network Fleet Card acceptance at tens of thousands of ChargePoint charging ports throughout the United States.

eBright ST 1085s were painted metallic silver to celebrate the 7,500th lift, then sold at a live auction at Stertil-Koni’s annual Distributor Meeting in Stevensville, MD. Photo courtesy of Steril-Koni

Stertil-Koni Celebrates 7,500 Vehicle Lifts Produced

Stertil-Koni USA announced that its U.S. manufacturing facility recently produced its 7,500th unit in the USA.

IronPlanet CEO Named Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Durabook Lands Law Enforcement Customers in Nine States

Durabook tablets and laptops were purchased by police and sheriff departments in Missouri, Connecticut, Georgia, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Arizona, and Washington.

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PERC Launches Online Propane Resource for Municipalities

The Propane Education & Research Council has added a new page to its website solely focused on helping public organizations learn how propane maintenance equipment can improve their grounds maintenance operations.

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