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Norfolk Hires Fleet Manager

The City of Norfolk, Va., has hired Steven Patterson as its fleet manager, promoting him from the acting fleet manager role. He had been serving as assistant fleet manager since 2013.

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Former Calif. Fleet Manager Faces Embezzlement Charges

The City of Palm Springs, Calif.'s former fleet services manager, Steven Dewayne Rakestraw, has been charged with embezzlement. He is suspected of taking $25,000 worth of equipment and other items.

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D.C. Partners with Taxis to Reduce Fleet

Employees will be able to hail a taxi on the district's dime, which is expected to reduce fuel use, eliminate parking fees, and allow the district to cut vehicles from its fleet.

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Audit Finds Problems in Va. City's Fuel and Purchasing Policies

A forensic audit of the City of Petersburg, Va., identified systemic problems with the way with city manages purchasing card usage, fuel diversion, and theft/misuse of assets.

Phoenix is prone to dust storms, the most intense of which are known as “haboobs,” one of which struck the city on July 31, 2011. Photo: Alan Stark

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Shield Your Eyes (and Headlights): Phoenix’s Fleet Weathers the Dust Storms

Dust storms are a frequent nuisance and an occasional threat in Phoenix, where officials keep an eye on the weather for the city’s fleet drivers and vehicles.

One of the mascot trucks by Tommy Pike Customs courtesy of Shell Lubricants.

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Shell Wants to Make Pickup Truck Official Vehicle of America

To pay homage to the substantial role pickup trucks play in shaping our nation and working their way into all parts of our society, Shell is honoring the vehicle by leading a national Shell ROTELLA campaign, entitled Pickup Pride which may forever change the way Americans view the pickup truck.

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Harvey & Irma: The Fleet Impact

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the U.S. in late August and early September, wreaking havoc in Texas and Florida. Here’s the fleet impact from public agencies caught in the hurricanes’ paths.

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How Fleets Prepare for and Respond to Severe Weather

Municipal fleet managers prevail through harsh conditions by creating and faithfully executing plans to keep their drivers and vehicles safe and ready for action.

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Government Fleet Announces 2017-2019 Advisory Board

Government Fleet magazine announces its 2017-2019 Advisory Board, created to help guide Government Fleet’s strategy and content.

A fleet consultant determined that the ideal replacement time for the Utah DOT’s Class 8 snow removal trucks is nine years, down from 10.25 years. Photo courtesy of Utah DOT

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DOTs Keep States Moving Through Snow & Ice

Limited vehicle replacement budgets challenge state Departments of Transportation in their goal to keep their snow removal fleets in top shape.

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In the late 1990s, the Arizona Department of Transportation managed over 12,000 government vehicles statewide, tracking every detail and every dollar with an outdated and inefficient DOS-based PC application. See what steps they took to become one of the most competitively managed fleets in the U.S.

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