2018 F-150 Adds Power, Payload Capability

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August 14, 2017
Texas City to Invest $20M in Police Vehicles

The City of El Paso, Texas, council has approved $68.75 million in certificates of obligation for city improvements — about a third of this funding will go toward public safety fleet purchases.


2018 F-150 Adds Power, Payload Capability

Ford has boosted the power and efficiency of its F-150 engines for the 2018 model year with improvements that increase payload, towing capability, and fuel economy, Ford has announced.



Ram Boosts 3500's Tow Rating with Fifth-Wheel Option

Ram has increased the towing capability of its 3500 Heavy Duty pickup for the 2018 model year by offering a fifth-wheel option that would boost the maximum trailer weight rating to 30,000 pounds, Fiat Chrysler has announced.


Trump's EPA Expands Review of Obama's Mileage Rules

The Trump administration is reopening a federal review of Obama-era fuel economy rules covering the 2022 to 2025 model years, and expanding the review to include the 2021 model year signed into law in 2012.



BMW Police Motorcycles Recalled for Brake Lights

The recall, set to begin Sept. 25, covers 911 R1200RT Police motorcycles in the 2014-2017 model years.


Code 3 Interior Lights to Include Disinfection Technology

Emergency lighting provider Code 3 has announced a licensing agreement with Vital Vio, Inc., developer of the White Light Disinfection technology designed to kill germs on indoor surfaces.



Michigan State Police to Test Three New Vehicles

The Michigan State Police will test three new pursuit-capable law enforcement models as part of its annual police vehicle test, including Ford's new gasoline-electric hybrid sedan and F-150 pickup, the agency has announced.


Saltzgiver's Career of Fixing Fleets

Steven Saltzgiver received the 2017 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award. He has worked with fleets as an operator, mechanic, and manager, and has used this expertise to help fleets all over the country.


Elite Fleets Continue to Lead the Industry

This year’s Elite Fleets — composed of former No. 1 fleets — share the initiatives that keep them performing at a high level.


John Bean - V-Series Wheel Alignment Systems

With six options to choose from, the John Bean V-Series offers a wide array of options that can fit the need of any shop.


Tuffy Security Products - Ford Truck Security Console

The Model 322 Security Console Insert uses heavy-duty, 16-gauge welded steel construction, and features a pick-resistant 10-tumbler double-bitted lock.



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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Touted as “America’s First Hybrid Minivan,” the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid gives those weary of stepping into an all-electric vehicle a stepping stone in the right direction.

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