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SoCalGas Honored by EPA as 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) with a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Energy Efficiency Program Delivery Award for its outstanding efforts to increase adoption of energy-efficiency products among its customers.

Photo courtesy of TVA.

Tenn. City Utility Acquires Plug-In Hybrid Bucket Truck

The Oak Ridge Electric Department has acquired a new plug-in hybrid bucket truck to reduce noise and increase fuel efficiency, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Safety Vision Partners with Isotrak on Fleet Software

Safety Vision and Isotrak are working together to deliver the first DOT-compliant management and safety solution for the fleet and transportation units.

NationaLease/Decisiv Deal Aims to Improve Uptime

NationaLease announced an agreement with Decisiv to provide its customers with fleet tracking and reporting capabilities. The maintenance platform will be called NationaLease Fleet 20/20.

Photo courtesy of Penske.

Penske, Calif. County Win EPA Clean Air Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.

Diesel Prices Post First Jump in 6 Weeks

Following some gains in oil prices over the past week, the average cost of on-highway diesel has recorded the first increase in its nationwide average cost in six weeks, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Rural Driving

Rural roads can pose a variety of hazards. Here's some advice, from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Central Maine Power Offers New Round of EV Grants

The utility will offer selected non-profit organizations matching funds of up to $5,000 to support the lease or purchase of eligible vehicles or $2,500 toward the purchase and installation of a Level 2 or 3 charging station.

Award Deadline Extended for Fleet Technology Expo

Nominations are open until Friday, June 5 for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency initiatives.

Photo courtesy of Convoy Technologies.

Convoy Technologies Introduces Videomatics System

The system combines telematics with live and recorded video, which can be accessed for playback on different electronic devices.

Photo: Pearson Fuels

Pearson, G&M Oil to Open E-85 Stations in SoCal

Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company have opened an E-85 station in Calimesa, Calif., and will open 13 fueling stations featuring the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend throughout Southern California over a 13-month period, the companies announced.

Truck and Van News: Ford F-150, Freightliner, Ram Fleet Tours

The 2015 Ford F-150 saw several announcements over the last couple weeks, including being named the Greenest Pickup by AAA, while Fiat has announced fleet tour dates for all its brands including Ram.

: Todd Bloom (center left), MFTA's President & CEO, presents the Mitsubishi Fuso North American Dealer of the Year Award to Frank Messina, dealer principal, as he is joined by other employees of Messina Truck Center, Tampa, Fla. (PHOTO: Mitsubishi Fuso)

Mitsubishi Fuso Names Dealer of the Year

Five dealers were recognized as MFTA Dealer's of the Year, with one overall winner, Messina Truck Center in Tampa, Fla.

LoJack, Retriever to Offer Mobile Field Service Platform

LoJack Corp. and Retriever Communications will offer a mobile field service management platform to provide field service fleets a scalable mobile solution that combines telematics and fleet management with data capture and real-time scheduling.

Photo 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 by Vince Taroc.

Ward's Names 10 Best Vehicle Interiors of 2015

Three sedans, two pickup trucks, two five-door hatchbacks, two compact SUVs, and a minivan made the list of Ward's 10 Best Interiors for 2015.

Photo courtesy of LeasePlan.

LeasePlan Sale Talks Terminated

Discussions about the possible sale of LeasePlan Corp. have ended after the global fleet management company's Dutch parent and a group of investors were unable to reach an agreement.

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Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5 billion to ensure highway-infrastructure spending is funded for exactly 1.7 years.

Trimble Enhances Field Service Management Software

Trimble has launched Trimble Fleet Express, a new fleet management offering for fleet and field service operators, according to the company.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Hires TruStar to Install CNG Fueling Stations

TruStar Energy has been contracted to design and build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for UPS, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Chevin Introduces Health Check Alerts for Fleet Software

Chevin’s new health check alerts monitor client’s fleet software and provide a pro-active support service.

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Reedy Industries Adds Responsibilities to Fleet Role

Julie Bromley has been named manager of shared services of the mechanical group for Reedy Industries in Bensenville, Ill.

GE Capital Fleet Services Introduces Analytics Platform

GE Capital Fleet Services today introduced BrightWorks Insights, a fleet analytics platform that brings together data from drivers, vehicles, fleet services, and third parties to enable companies to make smarter fleet management decisions.

Diesel Price at Lowest Level in More than 5 Years

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has fallen once again over the past week, posting its fifth uninterrupted drop and hitting its lowest level since late December of 2009, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

GE to Sell Fleet Management Unit by 2018

General Electric will sell off its fleet management and automotive financing business units by 2018 under a strategic plan to focus on its core businesses and shed most of its finance and banking businesses, the company has announced.





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