Feds: Mandate V2V Comm., Fuel Cells Beat Freeze, 2014 Fleet Trends, Green USPS Fleet, Silverado Now CNG

Feds: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Mandate In the Works

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Feds: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Mandate In the Works

Federal transportation officials have begun working on a mandate that would require that automakers add a wireless chip to light-duty vehicles so they could “talk” to each other and avoid crashes. The U.S. Department of Transportation will begin developing regulations for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology, Secretary Anthony Foxx said…

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Fuel Cell Toyotas Beat Freeze On East CoastFuel Cell Toyotas Beat Freeze On East Coast

Even with temperatures dipping below zero, two East Coast fleets with Toyota FCHV-adv fuel cell vehicles have defied the winter weather. The vehicles started up with no signs of distress, even when covered in a blanket of snow, according to Toyota. The vehicles, operated by Conn.-based Proton Onsite and Air Products in Allentown, Pa., fought snow, wind chill and far-below freezing temperatures to…

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Analysis of CY-2014 Commercial Fleet TrendsAnalysis of CY-2014 Commercial Fleet Trends

Without a doubt, the No. 1 challenge facing today’s fleets is cost containment, according to a survey of commercial fleet managers conducted by AF. “There is always pressure to perform well financially, but there seems to be more pressure recently,” said David Meisel, senior director – transportation & aviation services for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) in San Francisco. The pressure is…

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FLEET Act Would Green U.S. Postal FleetFLEET Act Would Green U.S. Postal Fleet

A federal bill introduced in late January would authorize the U.S. Postal Service to use energy savings performance contracts to improve the efficiency of its fleet of delivery vehicles. The bill, HR 3963, is known as the Federal Leadership Energy Efficient Transportation (FLEET) Act. Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) co-sponsored the proposal. ESPCs allow companies, governments, and other organizations to…

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Silverado HD Models Now Available as CNG-CapableSilverado HD Models Now Available as CNG-Capable

Chevrolet has announced that its MY-2015 HD models will be available with a CNG-capable, bi-fuel 6.0L engine. The move gives fleet managers and consumers more options when choosing a 2500HD or 3500HD model, according to the automaker. The compressed natural gas (CNG) option is available on all Silverado 2500HD configurations and Silverado 3500HD models with single rear wheels. The 2500HD double cab and crew cab models are…

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