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February 13, 2018

Mich. City Turns 15-Year-Old Dump Truck Into Safety Vehicle

City of Wyoming, Mich., fleet staff refurbished a Public Works dump truck, turning it into a crash attenuator vehicle for the city’s Fire Division.

August 31, 2017

Equipment from APWA's 2017 Public Works Expo

The Public Works Expo (PWX), produced by the American Public Works Association (APWA), took place August 27-30 in Orlando. Here's a collection of some equipment from the show floor. Photos by Thi Dao

August 9, 2017

Wash. City to Double Pothole Repair Fleet

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

December 5, 2016

City of Atlanta Collects Data on Waste

The City of Atlanta, Ga., hopes to cut down on waste and boost its recycling efforts with data. The Public Works Department will begin a six-month pilot using a cloud-based technology platform from Rubicon Global to improve waste operations and provide route optimization for its trucks.

November 21, 2016

Md. County Upgrades Plow Tracking System

Howard County, Md., will spend $44,000 to launch a new snow plow tracking system to replace one the county has used for more than a decade.

November 7, 2016

APWA Selects 16 Participants for Emerging Leaders Academy

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced the selection of 16 public works professionals for its APWA Emerging Leaders Academy Program for 2016-2017, including one fleet manager.

August 31, 2016

Minn. County Unveils New Public Works Facility

Washington County (Minn.) unveiled its new Public Works North Shop in the City of Stillwater. This is the department's primary facility, responsible for maintaining over 300 miles of county roads, 100 traffic signals, and 600 vehicles from the county fleet.

April 8, 2016

N.J. DPW Bucket Truck Catches Fire

A bucket truck caught fire in Livingston, N.J., due to a downed wire, which nearly injured an Essex County, N.J., Department of Public Works (DPW) employee after a spring storm.

March 7, 2016

APWA Names Scott Grayson Executive Director

Scott Grayson will lead the organization and reports to the American Public Works Association (APWA) Board, as well as more than 29,000 members across North America.

February 29, 2016

Dublin Public Works Earns APWA Accreditation

The Dublin Public Works department has earned accreditation through the American Public Works Association (APWA).

January 6, 2016

Kan. County's Jail Funding Helps Secure Pickups

Labette County (Kan.) commissioners approved the purchase of six pickups for the sheriff's department with various funding including jail housing proceeds.

November 4, 2015

Government Fleet Forms Collaborative Agreement with American Public Works Association

The alliance brings together the two leading organizations dedicated to serving public sector fleet and public works professionals in North America.

September 29, 2015

City Adds 16-, 20-Year-Old Bucket Trucks

The City of South Beloit, Ill., is expanding its fleet with the purchase of two bucket trucks that are 16 and 20 years old to trim trees and repair large equipment at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

September 2, 2015

Public Works Assoc. Rebrands Annual Conference

The American Public Works Association announced that it is rebranding its annual conference as the Public Works Expo (PWX) beginning in 2016.

September 1, 2015

Ariz. City Restructures Public Works, Fleet Services

The City of Sierra Vista, Calif., has divided its large Public Works Department into two departments in a restructure that moves the Fleet Services unit to report to the newly created Transportation and Environmental Services Department.

August 21, 2015

S.C. City Opens Public Works Complex

The City of North Charleston, S.C., has opened a new $42 million Public Works facility. It houses numerous public works functions, including fleet maintenance.

August 17, 2015

Public Works Employee Fired For Fuel Theft

A City of Richmond, Ky., has fired a Public Works employee charged with theft for using the city’s fleet card to fuel his personal vehicle.

January 13, 2015

Houston Adds Telematics to Quarter of Public Works Fleet

The City of Houston is expanding use of telematics in its Public Works fleet. Technicians are installing 922 telematics devices on Public Works trucks after a successful pilot with 75 vehicles.

January 6, 2015

Mass. City Reduces Road Salt Use by 30%

The City of Lowell, Mass., saved more than $780,000 on its snow and ice budget in the last two years by installing spreader control systems on its snowplow trucks.

December 2, 2014

Mont. County Consolidates Purchasing Under Public Works

Cascade County, Montana, has been able to save money by consolidating purchasing under the Public Works department and plans to implement a vehicle replacement plan that would take a fleet vehicle out of service at 10 years or 100,000 miles.

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