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How Effective Are Your Trucks’ Backup Cameras?

How Effective Are Your Trucks’ Backup Cameras?

Fleets are already installing backup cameras on work trucks to improve safety. But with no guidelines to follow, do they actually provide the optimal field of view? One Oregon utility set out to fix this problem.

October 3, 2017

Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget slashes the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology program funding, reducing it by nearly 74%. The cuts include terminating funding for the Clean Cities program.

May 25, 2017

Ford's Police Responder Hybrid Sedan Doubles Fuel Efficiency
NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.

October 18, 2016

Unique Fleet Vehicles

Unique Fleet Vehicles

You won’t find these vehicles at many fleets! We asked fleets about the unusual vehicles their agencies own and operate. Here are a few of their unique fleet units.

June 14, 2016

Wis. City Considers $30M Consolidated Fleet Shop
Utility to Build City of Orlando’s CNG Fueling Station
The Struggle to Find Good Technicians

The Struggle to Find Good Technicians

Finding qualified technicians is a challenge that’s only going to get worse. Here’s how to recruit the next generation of technicians and make sure your current employees stay happy.

June 1, 2015

Houston Transitions to Propane Autogas Trucks

Houston Transitions to Propane Autogas Trucks

Next year, the City of Houston will begin purchasing light-duty trucks with a gaseous prep package in order to have a supply of vehicles that can be converted to propane autogas.

November 14, 2014

6 Questions About the 2015 Ford F-150

6 Questions About the 2015 Ford F-150

The truck's body is made of high-strength, military-­grade aluminum alloy, which Ford says will not only reduce weight but also improve payload, towing, and fuel efficiency.

March 28, 2014

Off-Road Hybrids: Technology & ROI

Off-Road Hybrids: Technology & ROI

New hybrid off-road equipment promises to reduce fuel consumption, but how long will it take to pay back the added cost?

February 28, 2014

Storage Solutions for Maintenance Facilities

Storage Solutions for Maintenance Facilities

Whether renovating or constructing a new fleet maintenance facility, or just outgrowing space due to fleet growth, there are storage solutions available that will help with space constraints — and they come with other benefits as well.

November 27, 2013

Police Vehicles: A Look Back

Police Vehicles: A Look Back

As police fleets search for their next patrol car, Government Fleet provides a brief review of popular police vehicles from the past, as well as current offerings from automakers.

June 11, 2013

Northwest Utilities Band Together for Benchmarking Initiative