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BendPak Wins NASPO Contract for Lifts and Garage Equipment

BendPak Inc., a global manufacturer of car lifts and specialized garage equipment for servicing wheels, tires, and brakes, won its contract bid from the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), formally WSCA-NASPO.

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NYC's New Vehicles Average 55 MPG

In fiscal-year 2016, New York City’s fleet of light- and medium-duty non-emergency vehicle purchases averaged 55 mpg. This was achieved through the addition of electric, hybrid, and other fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Mich. County Approves $3.2M for Plow and Road Repair Trucks

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners (Mich.) approved $3.2 million to replace its aging fleet of plow and road repair trucks.

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N.C. City Purchases 45 Chargers

Wilmington (N.C.) City Council approved $1.2M for the purchase of 45 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedans at a meeting this week.

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Austin PD Installs Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Vehicles

The Austin Police Department has purchased 400 carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in all of its patrol vehicles.

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Minn. Sheriff Adds Drone for Search and Rescue

The Hennepin County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office has added an unmanned air carrier to its fleet to reduce costs after a year of testing and an approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Ark. City Needs $1.6M to Upgrade Aging Fire Fleet

The City of Russellville, Ark., needs to come up with $1.6 million to replace its fire fleet after its fire chief said the department couldn’t keep up with repairs and out-of-service time for aging units.

Veterans Affairs Deploys Telematics in Transportation Fleet

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has extended a Veteran Transportation Service program to implement telematics in 1,200 fleet vehicles.

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Wyoming DOT Pilots Connected Vehicles

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is purchasing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure roadside units and on-board units for its connected vehicle pilot program.

Go Rhino Expands Warehouse Operations with Texas Facility

Go Rhino, a manufacturer of aftermarket accessories, is expanding its North American operations with a new distribution facility in Laredo, Texas.

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Landi Renzo's CNG 2017 F-250/F-350 Certified

Torrance, Calif.-based Landi Renzo has gained approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to produce bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 6.2L V-8 engine with the gaseous prep engine package.

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Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

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Diesel Prices Fall; U.S. Crude Production Slipped in 2016

The price of diesel fuel continued to slide last week, as the latest numbers from the Energy Department show a two-week trend of falling fuel prices.

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Chicago, LAPD Among Safety Grant Winners

The National Safety Council and NHTSA team to award grants to organizations finding innovative ways to decrease road fatalities and injuries.

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Two Peterbilt Models Eligible for HVIP

The Peterbilt Models 520 and 320 equipped with the Cummins ISL-G Near Zero engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

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Nev. County Approves $7.5M to Upgrade Airport Fleet

The Clark County Department of Aviation (Nev.) will spend $7.5 million over the next three years on modernizing its fleet.

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Safety Tip: Merging onto the Freeway

Here’s some driving advice, provided by the Colorado Driver Handbook, on how to merge safely onto a freeway.

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Ill. City Adds Smaller Fire Apparatus

The City of Wood River, Ill., is hoping to cut costs and increase service level with smaller fire apparatus. The city hopes a smaller vehicle will save money and help extend the usable lifespan of the city's existing fire trucks.

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Infrastructure Group Slams Trump on Erasing TIGER Grants

An infrastructure advocacy group questions the wisdom of eliminating federal TIGER grants for funding freight-related road projects.

Fiscal Review Shows City and State Finances Improving

States and cities have shown strengthening fiscal conditions, while county budgets are still constrained years after the recession, according to a new fact sheet issued by a group of associations representing government agencies.

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Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

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Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

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N.M. City Pilots Data Collectors on Refuse Trucks

The City of Santa Fe (N.M.) will incorporate cloud-based Rubicon waste solutions in its refuse trucks. The technology will provide the city with real-time information on landfill diversion and recycling rates.

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Mack Brings Uptime Solutions to Legacy Vehicles

Mack Trucks is bringing its telematics-driven uptime solutions to customers with older Mack vehicles, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Northeast Fleets Gear Up for Winter Storm Stella

Agencies across the Northeast U.S. deployed their fleets to respond to the heavy snow and winds of Winter Storm Stella, which hit Tuesday.

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