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Homeland Security Awards Additional Purchase Agreement for Telematics

Geotab, a provider of telematics technology, announced it has been awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement to provide secure telematics solutions for the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Photo of a Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid at Blue Ridge Parkway courtesy of Hyundai

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Hyundai Donates Ioniq Hybrids to National Park Service

Hyundai donated Ioniq Hybrids to the National Park Service for use in Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina, Santa Monica Mountains in California, and National Capital Parks (East) in Washington, D.C.

Photo courtesy of Lubbock Police Department

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Buying Mustangs for Traffic Enforcement

There aren’t any “ghost cars” in the Lubbock, Texas, Police Department. When the motorcycle fleet retires in the evenings, clearly-marked Ford Mustangs take their place.

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Ga. County's New Vehicles Will Reduce Maintenance Costs

The closure of a nearby state hospital has Thomas County, Ga., officers driving longer distances to drop off individuals requiring mental health services, resulting in increased maintenance costs.

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New York Municipality Adds EVs, Charging Stations

The City of Yonkers, N.Y., recently completed $400,000 of clean energy projects, including the purchase of hybrid electric city vehicles and the construction of nine charging stations.

Due to the variety of public sector fleets, it can be difficult to set standards for replacements. Heavy-duty equipment, for example, cannot be measured against the same standard as sedans. Photo: Getty Images

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Catching Up on Vehicle Replacements

Eight years after the Great Recession, fleets across the country are still recovering. Fleet managers share how their teams got through it and obtained the necessary funding for replacements.

Public agencies can use cooperative contracts to purchase their fleet vehicles. Photo: Getty Images

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Procurement & Fleet: Working Collaboratively Through Cooperative Contracting

Cooperative procurement can help fleets acquire vehicles quicker, for less money, and for situations such as after natural disasters.

The Collier County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office has found that standardizing boat engines with those of on-road vehicles makes maintenance easier. Photo courtesy of Collier County Sheriff

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Emergency Response Boats: What to Know Before You Buy

Marine units allow coastal emergency responders to extend their services to the water. Here’s what they look for when adding boats to their fleets.

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Miss. Sheriff Receives Donated Patrol Boat

The Warren County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Office has acquired its first all-weather patrol boat that will be used for law enforcement and search and rescue.

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Va. City Buys First Ambulance in 50 Years

Until now, the Charlottesville Fire Department in Virginia has relied on ambulance services from a local volunteer rescue squad. However, demand has increased since it introduced a 24-hour medic unit.

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