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February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Md. County Proposes Reserve Fleet for Volunteer Fire Depts.

Photo via Flickr/Taber Andrew Bain

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

Tags: Fire Trucks, Procurement, First Responders

February 23, 2017 - Press Release

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.

Tags: Navistar, National Joint Powers Alliance, International Trucks, NJPA contract, Cooperative Procurement

February 22, 2017 - Press Release

Two Contracts Awarded in NJPA Vehicles Category

Photo courtesy of NJPA

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.

Tags: NJPA, NJPA contract, Cooperative Procurement, Zenith Motors

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

City Questioned for Trading in Vehicles

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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.

Tags: Trade-In Vehicles, Vehicle Disposal, Audits, Procurement, Fleet Policy

February 21, 2017 - Press Release

Terramac Crawler Carriers Available on GSA Website

Photo courtesy of Terramac

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.

Tags: Off-Road Equipment, Procurement, GSA Contracts, Terramac, Crawler Carrier

February 10, 2017 - Press Release

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.

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

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Procurement, Ram Truck, Police, Police Truck

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Police Depts. Add Armored Vehicles

Photo via Wikimedia/Matti Blume

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.

Tags: Procurement, First Responders, Armored Vehicles, Police

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Tenn. City Speeds Up Replacements to Order Caprice PPV

2016 Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of GM

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.

Tags: Chevrolet Caprice, Police, Procurement

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

N.J. City Seeks to Replace 3-Year-Old Sweepers

The City of Paterson, N.J., is seeking $1 million to purchase new street sweepers only three years after it spent $1.24 million on the last batch.

Tags: Street Sweepers, City Fleets, Vehicle Replacement

February 3, 2017 - Press Release

Kenworth Awarded NJPA Truck Sales Contract

Kenworth T370 dump truck. Photo courtesy of Kenworth

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

Tags: Kenworth, Procurement, NJPA, NJPA contract, Cooperative Procurement

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Golf Course Enters $14M Mowing Equipment Agreement

Left to Right: Joe Guerra with Turf Star, Scott Bentley with the City of San Diego, Mark Marney with the City of San Diego, Randy Harris with the Toro Company, Jim Heinze with the Toro Company, Herman Parker with the City of San Diego, Len Gregory with Turf Star, and Doug Dahl with Turf Star. Photo courtesy of Toro

The City of San Diego and Torrey Pines Golf Course have finalized an exclusive 12-year equipment and tournament support agreement with The Toro Company. The multi-year agreement is capped at $14 million.

Tags: Procurement, Vehicle Standardization, Toro, City of San Diego, Mowers

January 26, 2017 - Press Release

WEX Inc. Awarded U.S. GSA Contract

WEX Inc., has been awarded a five-year IT Schedule 70 contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Through this agreement, federal customers will be able to purchase WEX Telematics solutions through a standardized procurement process.

Tags: GSA, Procurement, Federal Fleet, GSA Contracts, WEX

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

Presidential Limo Won't be Ready Until Later this Year

Photo of the 2009 presidential limousine courtesy of the United States Secret Service

President Donald Trump will continue to use the current fleet of Cadillac presidential limousines, as the new generation of limousines aren't expected to be delivered until later this year.

Tags: Cadillac, Federal Fleet, Elected Leaders, Presidential Fleet, Procurement

January 19, 2017 - Press Release

U.S. Communities Selects Advance Auto Parts as Parts Provider

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America has been selected as the exclusive automotive parts and accessories supplier to the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance.

Tags: Procurement, Parts Management, Cooperative Procurement, Advance Auto Parts

January 18, 2017 - Press Release

XL Hybrids Offers Drive System Through Mass. Public Fleet Contract

XL Hybrids, Inc., has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division, to be a vendor on the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract VEH102.

Tags: XL Hybrids, State Contract, Massachusetts

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

Sacramento Switches to Gasoline Ambulances Amid Driver Complaints

Photo courtesy of City of Sacramento

The City of Sacramento, Calif., is speeding up its vehicle replacements. A few weeks ago, the Sacramento Fire Department retired six diesel ambulances after firefighters complained about headaches and dizziness.

Tags: Ambulances, Procurement, Diesel Particulate Filter, Emergency Response Vehicles, Driver Safety, City of Sacramento

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

Four West Coast Cities Seek to Purchase up to 24,000 EVs

Photo via Flickr/Marlordo59

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray are seeking feedback from OEMs and upfitters regarding electrified transportation and port equipment.

Tags: San Francisco, Los Angeles, City of Portland, City of Seattle, RFI, Elected Leaders, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan State Police Celebrates 100 Years with Black and Gold Cars

Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Michigan State Police deployed 50 special edition black and gold patrol cars. The fully equipped 2016 Dodge Chargers are painted to resemble the department's 1937 Ford Model 74 patrol car.

Tags: Michigan State Police, Dodge Charger, Patrol Cars, 100th Anniversary

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. County Purchases $2.4 Million in Fire Rescue Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Osceola County

Osceola County, Fla., is modernizing its fleet with four new Pierce Fire Engines and two new Braun Rescue ambulances, worth $2.46 million. This purchase is part of the county's efforts to standardize its fleet operation by purchasing vehicles with common parts.

Tags: Vehicle Standardization, Parts Inventory, Parts Management, Fire Trucks, Ambulances

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Ohio City to Spend $1.2M on Fire and EMS Fleet

Photo via Flickr/Floris Oosterveld

The City of Dayton, Ohio, will spend $1.2 million for its aging fire and medical services fleet in 2017. It will purchase at least two fire engines and a new medical transport unit.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Fire Trucks, Aging Fleet, Medical Fleets

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Kennedy Space Center Deploys Polaris GEM Utility Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Polaris

The Kennedy Space Center is using nearly 50 GEM vehicles for security, facility maintenance, and landscaping tasks at its Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Tags: Security, Polaris GEM, Polaris

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Tucson Police Need $21M to Replace Aging Fleet

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Tucson, Ariz., is considering a half-cent sales tax to help replace the 260 vehicles in its aging police fleet. The Tucson Police department estimates that around 63% of its patrol vehicles are beyond their recommended service life and up to 80% are due for replacement.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Aging Fleet, Police Fleets

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Calif. City Approves $5.9 Million to Replace Aging Fire Fleet

Photo via Flickr/Brandon Giesbrecht

Modesto City Council (Calif.) approved $5.8 million to lease five pumper trucks and two tiller trucks at a meeting earlier this month. Replacement purchases were pushed back during the recession, and the average age of its fleet is 12 years, with the oldest vehicle 27 years old.

Tags: Fire Trucks, City Council, Pierce Manufacturing

December 23, 2016 - Industry News

Iowa County Approves Tire Equipment Purchase

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Scott County, Iowa's Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to purchase tire maintenance equipment. The county will purchase a new alignment machine, tire changer, and wheel balancer for its fleet of 98 vehicles.

Tags: Tire Changer, Tire Alignment, Tire Balancing

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