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February 10, 2017

Md. County Council Criticized for Take-Home Cars

The Prince George County (Md.) Council has drawn criticism for costing the county $110,000 a year on automobile allowances and take-home cars.

January 30, 2017

Choosing Motor Pool Over Reimbursement

Establishing a motor pool for employee use rather than reimbursing for every trip can result in lower costs, higher utilization, and a more efficient fleet operation. But it has its limitations.

January 30, 2017

Fla. Sheriff Signs $4M Fleet Management Contract

The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office has entered into a multiple-year agreement with Vector Fleet Management for fleet management and maintenance. The contract is valued at $4 million per year.

January 23, 2017

Reducing Costs by Sharing Software

Too cash-strapped to purchase a robust fleet management software system? Sharing it with nearby agencies could be the solution.

December 21, 2016

Minn. Fleet Facility Catches Fire

Part of the Lake County, Minn., Highway Department shop burned last week after a plow truck parked in a bay caught fire. Some snow plows, heavy equipment, and parts of the facility will need to be replaced.

December 14, 2016

Police Upfitting: In-House or Outsource?

Whether a public agency upfits its own police vehicles or sends them out depends on a variety of factors. Here’s why agencies choose their methods and some best practices they’ve learned from years of experience.

December 13, 2016

Fla. County Seeks New Sheriff Fleet Facility

Sarasota County, Fla., plans to build a new maintenance and storage facility for the sheriff's fleet. The project would include 13 vehicle service bays, storage and office space, and a refueling station, and is estimated to cost $20.9 million.

November 30, 2016

Iowa County Officials Debate Fleet Centralization

Scott County, Iowa, officials debated the county's fleet management plans at a recent board meeting. The debate came up after the county's director of budget and administrative services recommended to purchase a system to balance and align tires.

November 10, 2016

Fla. City Fleet Manager Moves to County

Don Moore has accepted a position as the fleet management division manager for Pinellas County, Fla. He started at the county on Nov. 7.

November 9, 2016

New Fla. County Fleet Manager to Focus on Turnaround Times

Ross Meslin, CAFS, has been hired as the fleet manager for Broward County, Fla. He began working at the county on Sept. 13.

November 8, 2016

Calif. County Highlights Clean Fleet Initiatives

Contra Costa County, Calif., Fleet Services has reduced emissions by utilizing alternative fuel and sustainable power sources, cleaner fuels, and fuel-efficient vehicles.

October 20, 2016

Fla. County Hires New Fleet Manager

Sarasota County, Fla., has hired a new fleet manager to take over for its retiring fleet manager. Ron Kennedy, CEM, CPFP, started as fleet manager at the county on Sept. 16.

October 18, 2016

Md. County Adds Hybrid Electric Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc. has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George’s County cargo vans as part of the Maryland county’s sustainable energy program.

October 10, 2016

Calif. Sheriff's Office Installs Gun Vaults in Personal Cars

Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office purchased 750 gun vaults for its deputies to use while off duty. The department is installing the gun vaults in deputies' personal cars as well as unmarked patrol cars.

October 5, 2016

Best Practices in Remarketing Partnerships

Fleets teaming up on vehicle remarketing, whether with another public agency or a private auctioneer, talk about how they do it and what they’ve learned.

September 29, 2016

Wis. County Accelerates CNG Transition

Dane County, Wis., is accelerating the conversion of its fleet to renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) and expects 75 vehicles running on renewable CNG by the end of next year.

September 13, 2016

Contra Costa County Moves to Renewable Diesel

Contra Costa County, Calif. has switched from biodiesel to R99 renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty diesel vehicles, including more than 220 diesel-powered municipal public works trucks, specialty vehicles, and equipment.

September 7, 2016

13 Bright Ideas for Fleet Improvement

Fleet professionals share some improvements they’ve made to their fleets, how they did it, and how others can do the same.

September 2, 2016

Ga. County Adds Drone for Collision Investigations

The Gwinnett County (Ga.) Police Department has added a drone to its department, which they’re now using to fly over scenes of serious traffic collisions and take pictures and video.

August 29, 2016

Ga. County Adds EVs to Emergency Services Fleet

Cobb County (Ga.) has expanded its electric vehicle (EV) fleet by providing seven Nissan Leafs to its Fire and Emergency Services division.

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