Government Fleet's Most Popular Articles in 2017

December 19, 2017

Police articles continue to be the most popular topic on Government Fleet's website for 2017, with even more police-centric articles leading the pack thanks to the launch of our Police Fleet eNewsletter.

Here are the 10 most viewed articles of the year.

  1. Mass. State Police Boosts Vehicle Visibility: Massachusetts State Police shared some of the ways they’ve upfitted vehicles to improve visibility and officer safety when parked along the side of a busy highway.
  2. New Rides for Motor Officers: Get to know the motorcycle models available for police agencies for the 2017 model-year, including offerings from Harley-Davidson, BMW Motorrad, BRP, Honda, and Zero Motorcycles.
  3. ‘Ghost’ Cars Lower Crash Rates: What’s the most effective way to enforce traffic laws? According to some agencies, the solution is adopting low-profile graphics for their cruisers, also known as “ghost cars.”
  4. Putting Cop Cars Up for Sale: Online or in person? All in one package or one piece of equipment at a time? Agencies share tips for remarketing police vehicles — how to do it, when to do it, and what to consider.
  5. N.C. Police Department Gets a Boost with Take-Home Vehicles: Police vehicles often endure tough conditions, a problem made worse when vehicles are left running 24 hours a day. To solve this problem, the Wilmington, N.C., Police Department began assigning vehicles to officers, which has improved vehicle conditions and increased life cycles.
  6. Leasing: A Budget & Maintenance Solution: For fleets with many vehicles to purchase but not enough funding, leasing can help replace vehicles more quickly and turn them over more frequently than purchasing vehicles outright. Running newer vehicles can reduce maintenance and fuel costs.
  7. Chevrolet Bolt EV Patrol Car Hits the Streets in Md.: We’ve run stories in the past about agencies purchasing electric vehicles, but none for patrol use. Earlier this year, the Hyattsville Police Department in Maryland deployed what may be the first Chevrolet Bolt EV used as a fully marked police cruiser.
  8. Ford’s New Hybrid Police Sedan Doubles Fuel Efficiency: In April, Ford unveiled the first pursuit-rated hybrid vehicle, the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, ideal for urban or local patrol environments.
  9. What You Need to Know About the Volkswagen Settlement: As a result of its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen committed billions of dollars to buy back vehicles and fund clean vehicle technology and infrastructure. Clean technology subject-matter experts offer guidance for fleets.
  10. Standardizing Vehicles to Streamline Operations: Many public sector fleets purchase vehicles based on the lowest bid. In this article, fleet managers make the case for standardizing their vehicle fleets, which can potentially save money on inventory, training, and repairs.

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