Ford Torture-Tests 2019 Ranger

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May 9, 2018
U.S. GSA Increases Efficiency of Federal Fleet

Over the past year, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has worked to increase efficiency and promote the use of alternative fuels and telematics across the federal fleet.


Ford Torture-Tests 2019 Ranger

Ford has torture-tested its 2019 Ranger midsize pickup using grueling lab tests, robotic testing too harsh for humans to endure, and jagged trails in the Australian Outback to the Arizona desert. The testing is based on the same standards of the Ford F-150, according to the company.



Getting Ready to Purchase Fleet Technology? Here’s Some Expert Advice

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Are you getting ready to purchase fleet technology? Before you do, here’s some advice gained from many years of supporting a government contracting and procurement office, and more than 15 years as the president of a fleet solutions company.


Indiana City Switches to Propane Autogas for Cost Savings

The City of Hammond, Ind., is switching its fleet to propane autogas bi-fuel vehicles as part of an effort to save $26 million over the next 15 years.


Share Your Great Fleet Idea at GFX

All public sector fleet professionals are invited to submit an idea that has improved efficiency in the fleet operation, whether it's in the shop, on the field, or before vehicles are even purchased.


Chevrolet Bolt EV Needs Software Update

General Motors issued an advisory on April 5 to all owners of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV vehicles requesting they visit a dealership for a free software update due to potential battery cell failure.


Ford to End PI Sedan Production in March 2019

Ford has released important deadlines for fleets interested in purchasing the Police Interceptor (PI) Sedan before it is discontinued; the last vehicles produced will be 2019 model-year vehicles.


Cushman - AC-Powered Tug Tow Tractor

Textron Specialized Vehicles’ Cushman AC-powered Tug tow tractor is purpose-built for towing applications in factories, warehouses, and other facilities.


Caterpillar - CB1.7 and CB1.8 Utility Compactors

The CB1.7 and CB1.8 utility compactors can be used for bike paths, courtyards, patchwork, parking lots, driveways, town centers, and shoulder work.


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