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September 19, 2017 - Industry News

Texas County Approves Funding for New Helicopter Fleet

Photo courtesy of Travis County

All aircraft in the Travis County, Texas, STAR Flight fleet will have a 300-gallon water dropping capacity, the ability to travel longer distances without refueling, and can transport fire crews.

Tags: Emergency Response, Helicopter

September 15, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. County Approves $1.3M for Sheriff Vehicles

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The Tulare County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department plans to purchase 28 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, 10 Ford Fusions, one half-ton pickup truck, and one transport van.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford, Procurement

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Okla. Municipality Approved for $352K in New Police Vehicles

A vehicle currently in use by the Owasso Police Department. The Owasso City Council recently approved the purchase of 12 new patrol vehicles and 12 in-car cameras. Photo via Flickr/DiamondBack Truck Covers

The Owasso (Okla.) Police Department is purchasing 12 new vehicles that will replace a dozen older models that have either reached or passed the seven-year or 100,000-mile driving limit.

Tags: Dodge, Police Vehicles, Vehicle Upgrades, Oklahoma, Police Cameras, Ford

September 7, 2017 - Press Release

U.S. Bank Selected for GSA SmartPay 3 Payment Program

A new 13-year agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) allows U.S. Bank to offer purchase, travel, fleet, and integrated payment solutions to federal agencies.

Tags: GSA Contracts, U.S. Bank, Cooperative Procurement, Fleet Cards

September 7, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. City to Save 10M Gallons of Water with Filtration Truck

Ventura Water's NO-DES truck saved 650,000 gallons of water within its first week of operation. Photo courtesy of Ventura Water.

The NO-DES truck is the first of its kind to be added to Ventura Water’s fleet in California. The unit replaces the conventional method of flushing the city’s fire hydrants.

Tags: Water Pump, Ventura, water filtration, NO-DES, Procurement

September 7, 2017 - Industry News

S.C. County Takes Delivery of 18 Fire Apparatus

Photo courtesy of Pierce Manufacturing

Lancaster County Fire Rescue Service in South Carolina has taken delivery of 18 Pierce fire and emergency apparatus: 10 pumpers, two pumper/tankers, five rescue trucks, and one dry side tanker.

Tags: Fire Equipment, Procurement, Pierce Manufacturing

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Audit: Utah District Should Improve Policies for Fleet Sales, Purchases

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An audit by the State of Utah found the Lone Peak Public Safety District was at an increased risk of public funds being misused, including fleet vehicles being sold and purchased without proper documentation.

Tags: Audits, Fire Trucks, Procurement, Remarketing, employee sales, Fleet Policies

September 1, 2017 - Industry News

Oakland Latest City to Employ Mobile EV Charging Stations

In June, New York City ordered thirty-two EV ARC units, valued at $2.14M — Envision's largest order. Photo courtesy of Envision Solar.

The City of Oakland, Calif., is joining municipalities across the country in acquiring emissions-free electric vehicle (EV) charging and emergency power with help from San Diego-based Envision Solar.

Tags: City of Oakland, Electric Vehicles, Envision Solar, Electric Vehicle Charging, Green Fleets, New York City, Santa Monica

August 30, 2017 - Industry News

Ala. City Makes Much-Needed Update to Police Fleet

Photo via Flickr/Raymond Wambsgans

The City of Alexander City, Ala., has taken delivery of eight new Chevrolet Tahoe police cars after years of putting off replacements.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Procurement, Chevrolet Tahoe PPV

August 24, 2017 - Press Release

NJPA Adds Electric Vehicle Supply Category

Photo courtesy of NJPA

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) awarded five vendors in its newest category, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Related Services.

Tags: NJPA, Cooperative Procurement, EV Charging Stations

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Nev. County to Purchase 45 Grant-Funded BEVs, Hybrids

Photo via Flickr/Washington State House Republicans

Clark County, Nev., commissioners have decided to accept $620,000 in grant funding to purchase 35 hybrid vehicles and 10 electric vehicles for the county fleet.

Tags: Grant Funding, Procurement, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Federal Grants

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

Minn. Man Accused of Overcharging for Police Vehicles

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The former fleet manager at Nelson Auto in Minnesota has been charged for overcharging law enforcement agencies for police vehicle equipment that were not included on vehicles.

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

August 22, 2017 - Industry News

NYC's 2017 Vehicle Purchases Average 83 MPG

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Driven by an investment in electric vehicles (EVs), fuel economy of new non-emergency light- and medium-duty vehicle purchases for the New York City fleet reached 83.7 mpg in fiscal-year 2017.

Tags: Biodiesel, New York City, CAFE Standards, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

August 16, 2017 - Press Release

National IPA Forms Shared Services Group Omnia Partners

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA), an education and public sector purchasing cooperative, has formed OMNIA Partners, a shared services and supply chain optimization company dedicated to government, education, and the private sector.

Tags: National IPA, Cooperative Procurement

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Texas City to Invest $20M in Police Vehicles

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The City of El Paso, Texas, council has approved $68.75 million in certificates of obligation for city improvements — about a third of this funding will go toward public safety fleet purchases.

Tags: Funding, Procurement, Police Vehicles

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Wash. City to Double Pothole Repair Fleet

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The City of Spokane, Wash., will be adding two pothole trailers to its fleet, doubling its pothole filling capacity following an extreme winter.

Tags: public works, Pothole Patcher, Winter, Cooperative Procurement

August 4, 2017 - Industry News

NYC Fleet Purchases Reach Record High

Graph courtesy of NYC DCAS

In fiscal-year 2017, New York City spent more on fleet procurement than it ever had in city history, with fleet purchases totaling $370 million. In the last four years, the city has spent $1.24 billion in new vehicles and equipment.

Tags: New York City, Fleet Budget, Procurement

August 2, 2017 - Industry News

First Airbus H145 Joins Las Vegas PD

Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) will soon become the first law enforcement agency in the United States to operate the twin-engine Airbus Helicopters H145.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Police Fleets, Helicopter

July 31, 2017 - Press Release

Caterpillar Awarded National IPA Cooperative Contract

The City of Tucson, in conjunction with the National IPA, awarded Caterpillar the contract for for heavy construction equipment, parts, accessories, supplies, and related services. It is effective from May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2022.

Tags: Caterpillar, National IPA, Cooperative Procurement

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Sheriff Modernizes Air Fleet With New Helicopters

Photo courtesy of Airbus

San Bernandino County, Calif., will use the helicopters for patrol, high-altitude rescues, and fire suppression.

Tags: Procurement, County of San Bernardino, Airbus, Helicopter

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. County Agency Benefits from Hybrids

Photo courtesy of Toyota

The Hillsborough County, Fla., Property Appraiser’s office plans to update its fleet of hybrid-electric vehicles after successfully cutting fuel and maintenance costs.

Tags: Hillsborough County, Procurement, Toyota Prius, Alternative Fuels

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



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