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April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ky. City Could Save $570K over 10 Years from Leasing

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Early projections show the city saving about $57,000 a year over 10 years before leveling out to $48,000 in annual savings, mainly from the lower maintenance and fuel costs of having newer vehicles.

Tags: Leasing, Enterprise Fleet Management

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Mo. City May Replace Firefighting Fleet for $5M

Photo via Flickr/Floris Oosterveld

Jefferson City Council (Mo.) is considering an agreement to replace all seven of its frontline trucks for $5 million.

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

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Bids, RFPs Grew 4.9% in Q1

A new study from Onvia found that state, local, and education procurement was up for the first quarter of 2017, with a 4.9% growth overall in bids and requests for proposals (RFPs).

Tags: RFPs, Procurement, Infrastructure Funding, Trends

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Mo. City Overhauls Fire Fleet with Six New Trucks

Photo via Flickr/Brandon Giesbrecht

The six vehicles were funded by a voter-approved sales tax increase, and will replace the department's frontline fleet.

Tags: Fire Trucks, Procurement

April 14, 2017 - Industry News

Va. City Urgently Needs Police, Fire Fleet Upgrades

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The City of Petersburg (Va.) Police and Fire Departments are hoping the FY-2018 budget will bring funding for fleet vehicles in desperate need of replacement.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Fleet Budget, Fire Trucks, First Responders, extended vehicle lifecycles, Replacement Cycles

April 6, 2017 - Press Release

Toro Awarded National IPA Contract

Photo courtesy of Toro

The Toro Company has been awarded a new cooperative purchasing contract from the City of Mesa, Ariz., for use by all municipal agencies and other authorized users.

Tags: Off-Road Equipment, Toro, Grounds Maintenance, National IPA, Cooperative Procurement

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ill. City Chooses Purchase Over Lease of Police Motorcycles

Photo via Flickr/Greg Goebel

After years of leasing police motorcycles, the City of Evanston, Ill., is choosing to buy the vehicles instead after calculating that this move will save money.

Tags: Leasing, Funding, Police Vehicles, Procurement, Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Private Funding Helps N.J. City Upgrade Police Fleet

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The City of Newark, N.J., announced it will upgrade its public safety fleet with 51 new patrol cars and a foam-dispensing fire truck. The patrol cars were partially funded by private companies.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Fire Trucks, Procurement, Funding, Public-Private Partnership

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ariz. Fire Department Seeks $34M for New Trucks

Photo via Flickr/Brandon Giesbrecht

The Tucson (Ariz.) Fire Department is seeking funds to repair and replace its aging fleet of fire trucks. About 83% of the fleet's vehicles are due for replacement.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Fire Trucks, Procurement, Fleet Budget

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Mo. City Upgrades Golf Course Fleet

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The City of Chillicothe, Mo., is updating its city-owned golf course fleet by entering into a lease-purchase agreement for 50 golf carts and two utility vehicles.

Tags: Leased Vehicles, Procurement, Golf Cart, Yamaha

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

NYC's New Vehicles Average 55 MPG

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In fiscal-year 2016, New York City’s fleet of light- and medium-duty non-emergency vehicle purchases averaged 55 mpg. This was achieved through the addition of electric, hybrid, and other fuel-efficient vehicles.

Tags: Biodiesel, New York City, Fuel Efficiency, Procurement, Alternative Fuels, CAFE Standards

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Mich. County Approves $3.2M for Plow and Road Repair Trucks

Photo via Flickr/Jeroen Kransen

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners (Mich.) approved $3.2 million to replace its aging fleet of plow and road repair trucks.

Tags: Procurement, Snow Plow

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

N.C. City Purchases 45 Chargers

Photo courtesy of FCA

Wilmington (N.C.) City Council approved $1.2M for the purchase of 45 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedans at a meeting this week.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Dodge Grand Caravan, Procurement, Dodge Charger, Police

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ark. City Needs $1.6M to Upgrade Aging Fire Fleet

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The City of Russellville, Ark., needs to come up with $1.6 million to replace its fire fleet after its fire chief said the department couldn’t keep up with repairs and out-of-service time for aging units.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Fire Trucks, Procurement, Fleet Replacement Fund

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Nev. County Approves $7.5M to Upgrade Airport Fleet

Photo of McCarran International Airport via Wikimedia/Eddie Maloney

The Clark County Department of Aviation (Nev.) will spend $7.5 million over the next three years on modernizing its fleet.

Tags: Aging Fleet, Procurement, Airports

March 17, 2017 - Industry News

Ill. City Adds Smaller Fire Apparatus

Photo of an F-550 fire truck via Wikimedia/Greg Goebel

The City of Wood River, Ill., is hoping to cut costs and increase service level with smaller fire apparatus. The city hopes a smaller vehicle will save money and help extend the usable lifespan of the city's existing fire trucks.

Tags: Downsizing, Fire Trucks, Procurement

March 14, 2017 - Press Release

Mohawk Awarded NASPO Vehicle Lift Contract

Photo courtesy of Mohawk Lifts

Mohawk Resources Ltd. has been awarded with a NASPO ValuePoint contract for vehicle lifts and garage associated equipment.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Shop Equipment, Cooperative Procurement, WSCA/NASPO

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA Releases 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook

Two of every five vocational truck fleet managers plan to increase their vehicle count in 2017 and more than half now use telematics, according to the NTEA's 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook.

Tags: NTEA, Forecast, Truck Fleets, Vocational Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

IronDirect Offers Remanufactured Trucks

This truck was remanufactured and given away at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 trade show. Photo courtesy of Iron Direct

A new remanufacturing truck service will allow fleet operators to purchase like-new remanufactured vehicles for about half the cost of similarly equipped new trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Remanufacturing, Iron Direct

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. PD Upgrades Equipment After Critical Audit

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The City of Fort Myers, Fla., City Council approved vehicle equipment upgrades for the Fort Myers Police Department after a recent audit criticized the agency's lack of resources.

Tags: In-Car Computers, Police Vehicle Accessories, Police

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Sheriff's Office Seeks Snowmobiles

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The Butte County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office hopes to purchase snowmobiles to improve patrol during winter. With snowmobiles, the Sheriff's Office would be able to respond to emergencies year-round.

Tags: Snow, State Grants, Police, Procurement

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Fleets Look to Leasing to Cut Costs

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Fleets across the country are looking into leasing contracts for some or all of their fleet vehicles in an effort to reduce fuel and maintenance costs and improve service.

Tags: Leasing, Enterprise Fleet Management, Open-End Leases

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Fire Dept. Standardizes Fleet with 10-Vehicle Purchase

The Cypress-Fairbanks (Cy-Fair) Volunteer Fire Department will take delivery of 10 Pierce Quantum apparatus beginning in summer 2017. Shown here is the department’s Pierce Quantum heavy-duty rescue. Photo courtesy of Pierce

The Harris County (Texas) Emergency Services District No. 9 has purchased 10 Pierce Quantum apparatus. The purchase includes six pumpers, two 105-foot heavy-duty aerial ladders, and two 100-foot aerial platforms.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Fire Trucks, Procurement, Vehicle Standardization, Pierce Manufacturing

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

Kan. City Proposes $1M for Gasoline Golf Carts

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The City of Wichita, Kan., is considering spending nearly $1 million on gas-powered golf carts to replace its aging fleet of electric golf carts and increase service levels.

Tags: Procurement, Golf Cart

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

DC Fire Improves Services with 46 New Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Flickr/Andre Malone

The District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services reported improved service following the addition of 46 fleet vehicles, hiring more than 100 employees, and partially contracting out ambulance services.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Ambulances, Fire Trucks, Procurement, District of Columbia

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