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Osceola County is standardizing its fleet so all heavy-duty trucks use the same engine, transmission, and tires. Photo courtesy of Osceola County

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Standardizing Vehicles to Streamline Operations

Some fleets have been able to save on parts, increase efficiency, and target their technician training by standardizing vehicles. Fleet managers share their experiences and a few best practices.

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Md. County Proposes Reserve Fleet for Volunteer Fire Depts.

Washington County, Md., may create a reserve fleet of fire trucks and ambulances to support volunteer fire and EMS companies.

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International Truck Awarded NJPA Contract

A new contract awarded to International Truck by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) will expand sales opportunities for new International Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

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Two Contracts Awarded in NJPA Vehicles Category

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) announced National Auto Fleet Group (NAFG) and Zenith Motors as recent contract awardees in the category of Vehicles, Cars, Vans, SUVs, and Light Trucks with Related Equipment, Accessories, and Services.

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City Questioned for Trading in Vehicles

A Louisiana state audit questioned the City of Scott's practice of trading in vehicles after its police chief purchased a vehicle traded in by the police department earlier that day.

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Terramac Crawler Carriers Available on GSA Website

Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, announced its approval to sell Terramac units through the General Services Administration (GSA) supply contract under Schedule 23V.

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Stertil-Koni Awarded NASPO Valuepoint Contract

Heavy-duty vehicle lift manufacturer Stertil-Koni has been awarded the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Master Agreement for Vehicle Lifts And Garage Associated Equipment.

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Sheriff Delays Scheduled Transfer of Patrol Trucks to Public Works

The Labette County (Kan.) Sheriff is delaying the transfer of patrol trucks to the Public Works Department despite the departments’ agreement to transfer ownership of the trucks at a certain time.

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Police Depts. Add Armored Vehicles

Police departments from around the country are adding armored vehicles to their fleets. Some are receiving military surplus equipment while others are purchasing new vehicles with donations or federal funds.

2016 Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of GM

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Tenn. City Speeds Up Replacements to Order Caprice PPV

The City of Spring Hill, Tenn., is getting a head start on its vehicle purchases for the year to meet the deadline for Chevrolet Caprice PPV orders.

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