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April 17, 2018 - Industry News

OMNIA Partners Purchases U.S. Communities

OMNIA Partners, parent company of National IPA, is purchasing U.S. Communities, which will merge two national government cooperative purchasing groups.

Tags: National IPA, Cooperative Procurement, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

Calif. City Relaunches Fire Dept., Builds Fleet

Photo via Pexels

The City of Victorville, Calif., has purchased five command vehicles for its newly relaunched Fire Department and plans to expand its fleet even further.

Tags: Outsourcing, Fire Trucks, Procurement, Ford Police Interceptor Utility

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Caltrans to Use Existing Fleet for Road Repairs

Photo of Caltrans truck via Coolcaesar/Wikimedia

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) doesn’t plan on purchasing any additional vehicles for its fleet, despite its goal to hire 2,000 employees in the next few years for transportation infrastructure repair.

Tags: Caltrans, Procurement, State Fleet, Infrastructure Funding

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Dealership Issues Refund Checks After Overcharging for Police Vehicles

Photo of a police vehicle via Pixabay

A Minn.-based car dealership is issuing refund checks to law enforcement agencies after it was discovered the dealership overcharged for its vehicles.

Tags: State Contract, Crime, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, Police, Minnesota, Police Vehicles, Procurement

April 9, 2018 - Industry News

4x4 Pickups Now Dominate Utility Fleets

Image courtesy of Utilimarc

Among utility fleets, four-wheel drive trucks have become the dominant light-duty pickup, according to Utilimarc.

Tags: Light-Duty Trucks, Utility Fleets, Four Wheel Drive, Utilimarc

April 3, 2018 - Press Release

Agile Fleet Wins Colorado Contract for Vehicle Reservation System

FleetCommander creator Agile Access Control, Inc., was awarded the State of Colorado’s price agreement for a vehicle reservation system (motor pool technology).

Tags: Colorado, Software, Piggybacking, Cooperative Procurement, Motor Pools, Agile Fleet

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Texas City Reports $24.8M in Fleet Damage from Hurricane Harvey

Photo of flooding during Hurricane Harvey via Pixabay

To date, the City of Port Arthur, Texas, has spent $4.9 million on vehicle and equipment replacements. In total, 55% of the fleet has been repaired and has been placed in service.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Vehicle Damage, Storm Response, Hurricane Harvey, Natural disaster

March 30, 2018 - Industry News

Calif. City Unveils Electric Vehicle Fleet

Steve Knapp, fleet manager for Chula Vista (left), Assistant Director of Public Works Iracsema Quilantan (second from right) and Public Works staff celebrated the new electric vehicle deployments. Photo courtesy of Center for Sustainable Energy

The City of Chula Vista, Calif., has deployed a fleet of 15 electric vehicles and had 71 electric vehicle charging stations installed at city facilities.

Tags: Grant Funding, Battery-Electric Vehicles, local sales taxes, Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, Hyundai Ioniq, Chevrolet Bolt EV

March 28, 2018 - Industry News

Fire District Acquires Boat for Lakeside Fires

Photo of the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District's new firefighting boat courtesy of Lake Assault Boats

The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District in Lake Tahoe, Nev., has taken delivery of a 32-foot fireboat, allowing it to provide fire protection to homes along the lake that are not yet connected to a municipal water system.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Procurement, Boats, Firefighting

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

Phoenix PD May Replace Aerial Unit's Aircraft

Photo of a helicopter via Pixabay

The Phoenix Police Department’s Aerial Unit’s fleet maintenance costs are rising due to the agency’s aging aircraft, procured between 1979 and 2010.

Tags: Procurement, Helicopter, Police

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

N.Y. Municipality to Replace 54 Vehicles

Photo of a police car via Pixabay

The City of Albany, N.Y.. approved $1.3 million to purchase 54 new vehicles for its Police Department. Albany PD's cars have a life cycle of about four years.

Tags: Procurement, Police

March 19, 2018 - Industry News

Calif. City Adopts Zero-Emission Fleet Conversion Plan

Photo via Max Pixel

The City of Encinitas, Calif., is moving forward with a zero-emission fleet vehicle plan that will result in the conversion of its light-duty fleet to electric-powered vehicles.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, XL Hybrids, Renewable Diesel, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Fleet Policy, Procurement, NJPA

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

Utah Fleet to Save $775,000 By Leasing Admin Vehicles

Photo of Tooele County School District vehicle courtesy of Enterprise Fleet Management

Through a leasing agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management, the Tooele County School District in Utah expects to save $775,000 over the next 10 years.

Tags: Leasing, Funding, Outsourcing, Procurement, Enterprise Fleet Management

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

Houston Approves $2M Purchase of Flood Rescue Vehicles

Flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey via Revolution Messaging/flickr

The $2 million will go toward six $75,000 flood-capable rescue vehicles and 10 pickup trucks.

Tags: Flooding, City of Houston, Hurricane Harvey, Emergency Response Vehicles, Natural disaster

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Toyota leads OEMs in New Zealand Rental Fleets

Photo: Toyota

Fleet sales in New Zealand show that Toyota has the bulk of the market, with the Corolla and Rav4 popular rental fleet models.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota RAV4, New Zealand, Toyota Corolla

March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Columbus Purchases First Batch of 93 EVs

The City of Columus purchased 72 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles. Photo courtesy of Nissan

The City of Columbus, Ohio, has purchased 93 electric vehicles (EVs) for $2.1 million, the first step toward a total purchase of 200 EVs.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Procurement, Nissan Leaf, City of Columbus, Alternative Fuels, Piggybacking, Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

N.C. County Approves Nearly $4M for Equipment Replacements

Photo of parked vehicles via Pixabay

The Gaston County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners approved up to $3.9 million for the lease and finance of rolling stock and equipment. Generally, county vehicles are replaced after about 150,000 miles.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Procurement

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Ala. City Forced to Lease Fire Trucks

Photo of a fire truck via Pixabay

The City of Florence, Ala., is leasing two fire trucks for at least two months to alleviate maintenance problems.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Fire Trucks, Aging Fleet, Leasing, Procurement

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Ind. County Adopts Lease-Purchase Program for Sheriff’s Vehicles

Photo of a police car via Pixabay

The first round of new vehicles for the Lake County (Ind.) Sheriff's Office would be part of a five-year asset management program, with a goal of replacing roughly 20 vehicles per year.

Tags: Leasing, Police

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Indianapolis Ends Controversial EV Lease Program

Photo courtesy of Vision Fleet

Officials in Indianapolis have agreed to end its electric vehicle (EV) leasing program and gradually return the majority of the vehicles to the supplier.

Tags: Procurement, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Indianapolis, Vision Fleet

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Newark Brings Street Sweeping In House

Photo of the city’s new street sweepers courtesy of City of Newark

After an unsatisfactory experience with a vendor, the City of Newark, N.J., has decided to bring street sweeping services in house, and has purchased eight new sweepers.

Tags: Procurement, Street Sweepers, Outsourcing

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

Mich. City Turns 15-Year-Old Dump Truck Into Safety Vehicle

City of Wyoming, Mich., fleet staff refurbished a Public Works dump truck, turning it into a crash attenuator vehicle for the city’s Fire Division.

Tags: Public Works, Grant Funding, Refurbished Vehicles, Dump Trucks

February 9, 2018 - Industry News

Wichita Police Relaunches Motor Unit

The Wichita Police Department showed off its fleet of seven new Harley-Davidson motorcycles on Feb. 1. Photo courtesy of Wichita PD

The Wichita (Kan.) Police Department has relaunched its motor unit after a 15-year hiatus, purchasing eight Harley-Davidson motorcycles and putting seven into service in February.

Tags: Traffic Violations, Procurement, Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson, Police

February 9, 2018 - Industry News

Detroit Fire Department Adds 49 Ambulances

Photo of the Detroit Fire Department's new ambulances courtesy of Braun Ambulances

Braun’s Chief XL units are mounted on Ford F-550 chassis and feature customized interior console layouts, customized exterior compartment sizes, and customized interior cabinets.

Tags: Ambulances, Procurement, City of Detroit, First Responders



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