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November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Miss. Sheriff Receives Donated Patrol Boat

Photo via Pixabay

The Warren County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Office has acquired its first all-weather patrol boat that will be used for law enforcement and search and rescue.

Tags: Procurement, First Responders, Donation, Boats, Police

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Va. City Buys First Ambulance in 50 Years

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Until now, the Charlottesville Fire Department in Virginia has relied on ambulance services from a local volunteer rescue squad. However, demand has increased since it introduced a 24-hour medic unit.

Tags: Ambulances, Procurement, Emergency Response Vehicles

November 14, 2017 - Industry News

Baltimore’s Financing Model Slashes Fleet Replacement Backlog

Photo via GoBlue85/Wikimedia.

The City of Baltimore has purchased its 1,500th vehicle through its “Master Lease” vehicle replacement process, which has allowed it to modernize the fleet, reduce the replacement backlog, and reduce vehicle ownership costs.

Tags: Leasing, Funding, Procurement, City of Baltimore

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

Ohio City Adds Trucks to Plow County, State Roads

Photo via Greg Gjerdingen/Flickr

The City of New Franklin, Ohio, is taking over plowing county and state roads and will purchase two Mack snow plow vehicles and hire two seasonal truck drivers.

Tags: Outsourcing, Snow Removal, Procurement, Cooperative Agreement

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

Md. Adds Larger Trucks for Snow Season

Photo via June Marie/Flickr

The Maryland State Highway Administration has purchased nine new quad-axle trucks for snow season — these trucks can carry more than double the amount of salt and 40 more gallons of fuel than current vehicles.

Tags: Snow Removal, Procurement, Maryland

November 7, 2017 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni Records Largest Order Surge for Heavy-Duty In-Ground Vehicle Lifts

Photo courtesy of Steril-Koni

Stertil-Koni vehicle lifts selected by transit agencies, municipalities, and corporate customers in North America recently for these orders include the Diamond Lift, Skylift, and Ecolift.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Procurement, Shop Equipment

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

South Dakota Adds Plows, Enhances Disaster Response

Photo courtesy of South Dakota Department of Transportation

The South Dakota Department of Transportation has purchased three new tow plows and launched a website dedicated to real-time updates during severe weather and disaster situations.

Tags: Procurement, Snow Plow, Winter, South Dakota

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

New Philadelphia PD Vehicles to Change Traffic Lights

Photo courtesy of Ford

The City of Philadelphia will purchase 150 police vehicles that are fitted with ballistic shields on doors and windows and offer the ability to turn traffic lights from red to green.

Tags: Ford Police Interceptor, Ballistic Protection, Police, Procurement, Safety, Philadelphia

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Cincinnati Purchases 10 Plows, Updates Winter Strategy

Cincinnati put its snow equipment to the test during a dry-run exercise on Oct. 31. Photo courtesy of City of Cincinnati

Overall, the city will enter the winter season with 81 pieces of winter operations equipment on hand, including loaders, brine trucks, and pickup trucks.

Tags: Snow Removal, Winter Equipment, Cincinnati, Procurement

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

N.C. EMS Saves With Remounted Ambulances

Photo via Canuckle/Wikimedia

Remounting old boxes on new chassis cost Scotland County EMS about $115,000 less than if it were to buy two completely new units.

Tags: Ambulances, Refurbished Vehicles, Procurement

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. County Takes Delivery of Rescue Boats

Shown here is the 28-foot craft. Photo courtesy of Brandon Barsugli, San Bernardino County Fire Department.

The San Bernardino County (Calif.) Fire Department has placed in service two fire and rescue boats. The vessels will be used to fight fires, to support ground-based operations, and for rescue operations.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Procurement, County of San Bernardino, Boats

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

Houston Fire Chief Requests $10.9M for Annual Replacements

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The City of Houston’s Fire Chief Samuel Pena is asking city council for $10.9 million in annual fleet replacement funding. This would be used to purchase 16 ambulances, nine fire engines, and nine ladder trucks.

Tags: Funding, Fire Trucks, Aging Fleet, First Responders, City of Houston

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Former Calif. Fleet Manager Faces Embezzlement Charges

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The City of Palm Springs, Calif.'s former fleet services manager, Steven Dewayne Rakestraw, has been charged with embezzlement. He is suspected of taking $25,000 worth of equipment and other items.

Tags: embezzlement, Crime & Fraud

October 5, 2017 - Press Release

Toro Awarded NJPA Contract for Turf Equipment

The Toro Company has been awarded a national cooperative contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) for commercial turf maintenance equipment, commercial and residential irrigation solutions, residential and landscape contractor products, and BOSS snow and ice management products.

Tags: Toro, NJPA, Cooperative Procurement, Mowers

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Idaho Police Fleet Gets Needed Makeover

Nampa PD's special tactic units would break down while responding to calls and police vehicles needed to be repaired so frequently that maintenance on other city fleet vehicles was often deferred.

Tags: Leasing, Police Vehicles, Police, Procurement

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

File photo

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, Payment 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: Green Fleets, City of Oakland, Electric Vehicles, Envision Solar, Electric Vehicle Charging

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



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