Government Fleet's Most Popular Articles in 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.

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IRS Raises Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The Internal Revenue Service has increased the business mileage reimbursement rate to 54.5 cents from 53.5 cents for 2018. The new rate will go into effect on Jan. 1.

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LoadMaster In-Bed Cargo System

LTA Manufacturing, LLC, now offers the LoadMaster series of in-bed sliding tray cargo management systems, including the LoadMaster Composite (CP) Bed System, LoadMaster SD (Standard Duty), and LoadMaster HD (Heavy Duty).

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GFX Super Early Bird Savings Ends Dec. 31

Attendees to the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) can save by registering early. Super early bird savings — $200 off the regular-priced full conference pass — ends Dec. 31.

FLAGFA leaders and conference organizers are pictured here at the association's conference. Photo courtesy of FLAGFA


Fla. Fleet Conference a Success Despite Hurricane Woes

Many fleets were still working on recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma when the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) held its conference in September. However, that didn't stop the association from hosting a successful conference.

MEMA hosted its bi-monthly meeting at hte Honda Museum in Torrance, Calif. Photo courtesy of MEMA


Calif. Fleet Association Announces Year of Training

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) of Southern California will offer advanced technical training classes for its membership throughout 2018, with the goal of no or nominal cost to members.


Los Angeles Deploys Drones for the First Time for Wildfires

The drones use thermal imaging to seek out hot spots and a camera to assess property damage, which help the Los Angeles Fire Department make decisions when developing a response plan.

Photo courtesy of West Virginia Governor's Office


W.Va. May Change Registration Process for State Vehicles

Under the proposed changes, West Virginia state vehicles' current license plate design would be phased out for a new color scheme, and vehicles would be subject to annual or biannual registration.

Photo via Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia


Louisiana State Police Official Misused Resources

Louisiana State Police troopers were frequently tasked with transporting the former police superintendent’s wife, and fleet personnel were asked to conduct maintenance on personal vehicles.


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