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July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Los Angeles County to Buy Firefighting Helicopters for $29M

The Fire Department already owns three Firehawk helicopters. Photo via Wikimedia/Alan Wilson

Los Angeles County has authorized the purchase of two firefighting helicopters for approximately $29.43 million. The Fire Department is expected to receive two Sikorsky S70i Firehawk helicopters in December.

Tags: Fire Equipment, First Responders, Los Angeles County, Helicopter

July 17, 2017 - Industry News

St. Louis Raises Trash Pickup Fee, Promises Updated Fleet

Photo via Flickr/Ann Gav

The City of St. Louis has raised its monthly trash collection fee by $3, promising to buy more trash trucks with the additional funds. Nearly 30 of the city’s 79 vehicles are inoperable or not functioning properly.

Tags: Aging Fleet, Procurement, Fleet Replacement Fund, Refuse Fleets, City of St. Louis

July 17, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. Municipality Replaces Aging Fire Fleet

Photo via Pixabay

The Lakewood Fire Department (N.Y.) updated its fleet with a new pumping engine, ambulance, command vehicle, pickup truck, and boat.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Fire Trucks, Procurement

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago PD Begins Rolling Out 550 Patrol Vehicles

The Chicago Police Department has deployed 40 new patrol vehicles and plans to deploy 550 through February 2018.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Chicago, Procurement, Police

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. County Receives $3.8M Loan for Police Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Ventura County General Services Agency

Ventura County, Calif., shifted toward more expensive patrol vehicles, part of the reason why its fleet replacement fund can't keep up. New policies are being determined to replenish the fund and keep it sustainable.

Tags: Ventura County, Fleet Replacement Fund, Police Vehicles

July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Law Mandates State Fleet Greening

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A new bill signed into law in Texas is expected to reduce fleet emissions. State agencies with 15 or more state-owned vehicles will need to purchase vehicles that run on alternative fuels.

Tags: Texas, Alternative Fuels, State Legislation

July 10, 2017 - Industry News

Iowa City Repurposes Old Trucks

Photo courtesy of City of Muscatine

The City of Muscatine, Iowa, repurposed two old trucks to build a new dump truck. The completed vehicle was inspected by the Iowa Department Transportation and approved for over-the-road use.

Tags: Cost-Cutting, Refurbished Vehicles, Dump Trucks, Vactor

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

Cleveland Increases Police Fleet by 19%

Photos by Ruggero Fatica, courtesy of City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland, Ohio, has taken delivery of 65 new police vehicles totaling more than $2.8 million. This increases the fleet from 341 vehicles to 406 vehicles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Fleet Replacement, Procurement, City of Cleveland

July 6, 2017 - Press Release

Fleet Software Provider Chevin Receives NJPA Contract

Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced that its products and services are now available to government, education, and non-profit agencies through a contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Tags: National Joint Powers Alliance, Cooperative Procurement, Chevin

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Miss. County Faces Garbage Truck Shortage

Photo via Wikimedia/Jason Lawrence

Simpson County, Miss., has only three of its refuse trucks working after four trucks were disabled in June — two from lighting strikes.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Procurement, Vehicle Damage, Refuse Fleets

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

Ga. County’s New Pumper Helps Modernize Fire Fleet

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Camden County (Ga.) Fire Rescue recently put into service a new pumper truck as part of its plan to modernize the fire rescue fleet. This is one of 17 new vehicles that have been added to the fire fleet since 2014.

Tags: Fire Trucks, Procurement, First Responders

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Cincinnati Rolls Out Second Wave of New Patrol Cars

Photo via City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati has replaced its fleet with 54 new police vehicles and 54 other vehicles. Funding came from the Capital Acceleration Plan (CAP), a financing initiative used to modernize the city’s fleet.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Fleet Financing, Procurement, City of Cincinnati

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Tampa Boosts Productivity by Outsourcing Parts

Pictured are Carlos Hicks, Tampa technician, and Porfirio Toro, MANCON parts specialist. Photo courtesy of MANCON

Since the City of Tampa, Fla., began outsourcing its parts room in January, the fleet has been able to improve technician productivity, improve parts availability, and streamline its procurement processes.

Tags: Outsourcing, Parts Management, City of Tampa, MANCON

June 23, 2017 - Press Release

Agile Fleet Awarded NJPA National Contract

For the second consecutive time, Agile Fleet has been awarded a national contract for fleet management and related technology by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Tags: NJPA Contract, Cooperative Procurement, Agile Fleet

June 23, 2017 - Industry News

San Diego Tests Air Tanker to Combat Wildfires

Photo courtesy of City of San Diego

The City of San Diego, Calif., is testing a single engine air tanker to combat wildfires. The Fire Boss is an amphibious, fixed-wing aircraft that can carry up to 800 gallons of water.

Tags: Fire Equipment, First Responders, City of San Diego, Aircraft

June 22, 2017 - Industry News

Los Angeles FD Approved for Drones

Photo via Flickr/Budi Nusyirwan

City of Los Angeles officials approved a Fire Department (LAFD) plan to use drones, making it one of the first major metropolitan fire departments with a significant drone program.

Tags: Fire Equipment, Los Angeles, Drones, First Responders

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Oklahoma City FD Purchases 20 New Fire Engines

Photo via Wikimedia/CGP Grey

The Oklahoma City Fire Department has added 20 fire engines to its fleet. The trucks feature different interior configurations, but the agency hopes to benefit from two standardized engines.

Tags: Fire Trucks, Procurement, Vehicle Standardization

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

New York City Seeks More Diversity from Truck Vendors

Photo via Flickr/Jason Lawrence

New York City has launched a new procurement initiative to help expand vendor participation in the city fleet’s trucking and specialized equipment procurements.

Tags: New York City, Procurement, RFI, Women's Business Enterprises

June 19, 2017 - Press Release

GPS Insight Awarded NJPA Contract

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored telematics solutions for government fleets, announced it has been awarded a contract to provide its telematics solutions to government agencies by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Tags: Telematics, GPS Insight, NJPA, NJPA Contract, Cooperative Procurement

June 7, 2017 - Industry News

Mo. City Approves $5M to Replace Fire Trucks

Photo via Flickr/Brandon Giesbrecht

Generally, the Jefferson City (Mo.) Fire Department replaces its trucks every 20 years, and each truck is kept on the frontline for 10 years before being transferred to reserves.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Fire Trucks, Procurement, Emergency Response Vehicles

May 30, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Lifeguards Receive 35 Toyota Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Toyota

Toyota donated 35 new SUVs and pickup trucks to the City of San Diego, Calif., lifeguards, and agreed to maintain and service the vehicles.

Tags: Toyota, Emergency Response Vehicles, San Diego

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ky. City to Lease Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Enterprise

The City of Glasgow, Ky., is expected to take delivery of about two dozen vehicles through open-ended leases — half of these vehicles will go to the Police Department.

Tags: Leasing, Police Vehicles, Vehicle Replacement, Procurement, Enterprise Fleet Management

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Wash. FD Standardizes Fire Fleet

Photo courtesy of Pierce Manufacturing

The Redmond (Wash.) Fire Department has standardized its fleet with 100% Pierce apparatus after adding two Pierce Velocity pumpers and a 100-foot aerial platform into service.

Tags: Fire Trucks, Procurement, Vehicle Standardization, First Responders

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago Adds Eight Graffiti Removal Trucks

Photo courtesy of City of Chicago

The City of Chicago has added eight new chemical trucks to its graffiti removal fleet. The new trucks are environmentally safe and use citric acid to remove markings.

Tags: Procurement, City of Chicago, Graffiti Removal

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

Detroit Relaunches Street Sweeping Program

Photo via Wikimedia/Dwight Burdette

The City of Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW) has relaunched its residential street sweeping program after seven years. The city has purchased four street sweepers and plans to rent eight more.

Tags: Procurement, City of Detroit, Street Sweepers



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