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2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab Ambulance

Dave Sowers, head of commercial vehicle marketing for Ram, takes Automotive Fleet on a walk-around tour of a Ram 5500 Chassis Cab that has been upfit for service with the Los Angeles Fire Department. He also discusses the many vehicle options designed to meet the ever-changing needs of fleets, how total cost of ownership is still a crucial factor in fleet decision making, and what fleet managers can expect in 2018. Read our full coverage at the L.A. Auto Show.

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Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

A fire truck driver for Greenville, S.C., offers motorists advice on how to respond when encountering an emergency vehicle running its siren and flashing its lights. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Stopping for Emergency Vehicles

This video, produced by the Ohio Bar Association, offers tips on yielding to emergency vehicles. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Ambulance Crash Tests Highlight Risks

These ambulance crash tests by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) demonstrate the potential dangers to patients and emergency medical service workers in the event of a collision. The footage is followed by an artist's rendition of an ambulance built in accordance with a new safety design standard for ambulance patient compartments. Source: NIOSH, NIST. For the full story, click here.  

Pull Over and Stop

A Loveland (Colo.) police officer offers advice on yielding to emergency response vehicles. You may want to pass this along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder. For the full safety tip, click here.

Telematics to the Rescue

There are times and situations when an ordinary day may turn into an extraordinary one, and having a telematics system can be the difference.

Peru Rolls Out $15.9M Ambulance Fleet

An ambulance fleet of 149 vehicles was presented by Peruvian President Ollanta Humala.

Spartan Motors Delivers 21 Fire Trucks to Brazil

Spartan Motors presented 21 new custom pumpers to the state of São Paulo in Brazil during a ceremony attended by Gov. Geraldo Alckmin and other officials, according to the company.

New Zealand Launches First Bilingual Emergency Service Vehicles

Tūranganui-a-Kiwa (Gisborne) will be home to New Zealand’s first bilingual emergency service vehicles that will use the Māori and English languages.

Nissan Ambulances Head to Liberia for Ebola Fight

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is donating vehicles to be used as ambulances in Liberia to help ongoing efforts to fight the Ebola virus.