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VNG Adds 99-Cent Gallon CNG in Texas

VNG.Co, LLC has added compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at a Valero-branded gasoline station in Houston and a Shell-branded gasoline station in Euless, outside of Dallas.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Passing on a Two-Lane Roadway

Here's some advice, provided by the Iowa Department of Transportation, on how to safely pass another vehicle on a two-lane road or highway. offers video tips as well.

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California Awards $15M for Alt-Fuel Trucks

The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.

Consortium Launched to Increase Propane Autogas Use

The Liquid Autogas Consortium has been launched to help increase propane autogas use among fleets in North America. Founding members of the consortium include Icom North America and Imega International.

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Walmart Launching Delivery Service to Challenge Amazon Prime

Walmart is planning to test an online shipping subscription service similar to Amazon Prime, according to a report from The Information.

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Isuzu Sells 500,000th Cabover to Furniture Retailer

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has delivered its 500,000th North American cabover to a furniture retailer in Georgia, the truck maker has announced.

Audit Questions N.C. Utility's Maintenance Charges to City

The Fayetteville (N.C.) Public Works Commission has been charging the city up to 44% in markup and administrative charges to service the city's vehicles, according to an internal audit.

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Waste Management to Build CNG Facility in Louisiana

Waste Management has started construction on a compressed natural gas (CNG) facility that will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area. It's scheduled to open in August.

Senators Float Midsummer Highway Bill Patch

With one week left to pass a short-term funding extension two key Democratic lawmakers have introduced a measure to extend the authorization of surface transportation programs into this July.

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ConocoPhillips to Add 300 Propane Autogas Trucks to Fleet

ConocoPhillips recently announced it will convert 30 trucks to propane autogas this year and replace more than 300 more trucks over the next five years with vehicles powered by propane autogas.

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Smith EV Returns with Chinese Funding

Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.

CARB Certifies Propane Autogas System for Isuzu Cabovers

Newnan, Ga.,-based Campbell-Parnell has been approved by the California Air Resource Board to supply a propane autogas fuel system for Isuzu NPR HD cabovers.

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USPS Considering Drone Delivery Vehicle

The Workhorse Group — with its electric truck and a drone delivery system — is among the 15 companies qualified by the U.S. Postal Service as potential suppliers of its next-generation delivery vehicle.

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Study: 25 Percent of Cars Create Most Air Pollution

The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.

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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups Recalled

The recall, which affects 48,309 2015 model-year mid-size trucks in the U.S., will address seat frame attachment hooks that weren't properly connected.

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Penske Awarded $400,000 Grant from DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Building a Safety Culture at the Fleet Safety Conference

The first day of the Fleet Safety Conference is packed with sessions and panel discussions on creating a positive safety culture within a company at the corporate and fleet level.

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Allison Transmission Places Historical Marker at First Site

As part of its centennial activities, Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced the dedication of an "Allison Machine Shop" historical marker at the building's location where it still stands on Main Street in Speedway, Ind.

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Blossman Adds Propane Autogas Ford F-650s

Blossman Gas has purchased three propane autogas Ford F-650 bobtail trucks for fuel delivery, the propane dealer announced.

Fleet Technology Expo Brings Back Largest Green Ride & Drive

This year’s Fleet Technology Expo is bringing back Green Fleet Conference’s Green Ride and Drive Event, offering attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of green vehicles from major manufacturers.

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Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Steering

The North American recall affects 12,328 2015 model-year Ford F-150 pickup trucks at risk for steering loss.

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Diesel Prices Climb for Fourth Week Straight

The national average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose slightly to $2.878, continuing a four-week streak of price increases. The national average cost of a gallon of gasoline also increased this week, gaining 2.7 cents to $2.691.

Medium-Duty Orders Fell 21 Percent in April

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in classes 5-7 fell 21 percent to 17,300 units in April, reaching their lowest level in almost a year when compared to the same month a year ago, according to ACT Research.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Tornado Response

The past week has seen a number of dangerous tornadoes, some of them deadly. Here are some Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) safety tips you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Digging Deep into Personal Use Policies

In 2014, average monthly personal use charges increased to $123. Fleet managers were working to reevaluate personal-use policies, programs, and charges and educate their drivers on the importance of accurate reporting.

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Patsy Brownson is a fleet professional who retired from Cox Enterprises, Inc. in 2008.

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