Photo courtesy of South Dakota Department of Transportation


South Dakota Adds Plows, Enhances Disaster Response

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.

Photo courtesy of Ford


New Philadelphia PD Vehicles to Change Traffic Lights

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.

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


Cincinnati Purchases 10 Plows, Updates Winter Strategy

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


Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

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N.C. EMS Saves With Remounted Ambulances

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

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


Calif. County Takes Delivery of Rescue Boats

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.

Photo via D.L./Flickr


Houston Fire Chief Requests $10.9M for Annual Replacements

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.

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Former Calif. Fleet Manager Faces Embezzlement Charges

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.


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.

When choosing the right upfitter, fleets should consider parts and service availability and local support from the vendor. Photo courtesy of Auto Truck Group


Lighter, Safer, More Efficient: What’s New in Vehicle Upfitting?

As fleets get leaner and more versatile, their upfitting choices are evolving to meet new needs and keep up with the industry. We spoke to upfitting experts about what fleets should know.


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