Government Fleet News

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Ga. County Begins Replacing Aging Patrol Fleet

The Henry County, Ga., Police Department received approval to purchase 30 Dodge Chargers for $700,000 to replace vehicles with more than 150,000 miles on them.

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GM Redesigns Duramax 6.6L for 2017 Silverado, Sierra

GM has announced that a newly redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel will be offered on the 2017 Silverado HD and Sierra HD. The engine features a new air intake system and an enhanced oiling circuit.

San Francisco Hiring Fleet Business Manager

The City & County of San Francisco, Calif., is hiring a fleet business manager to join its Fleet Management – Central Shops Department.

San Francisco Hiring Sr. Fleet Analyst

The City & County of San Francisco, Calif., is hiring a senior administrative analyst to join its Fleet Management – Central Shops Department. The analyst plans, organizes, leads and/or participates in analytical work related to fleet management.

Dane County's compressed natural gas (CNG) snowplow. Photo courtesy of Dane County

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.

Spireon Launches Solar-Powered Trailer Tracking Product

Spireon Inc. announced its first solar-powered trailer and asset telematics solution, providing customers with a new way to gain location information and rich data around their trailers and assets.

OPFMA board members. Photo courtesy of OFPMA

Okla. Assn. Names New Board Members

The Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association (OPFMA) announced its new board members at the group’s third annual convention in Muskogee, Okla., on Sept. 16.

Photo of the new F-150 Raptor courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Reveals F-150 Raptor Updates

Ford Motor Co. revealed details for the 2017 F-150 Raptor, highlighting its 450 hp and 510 lb.-ft. of torque.

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Va. County Offers City Free Maintenance Help

Prince George County (Va.) offered fleet maintenance for no labor cost to the City of Petersburg to help get police vehicles back on the road.

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NYC Reaches 500 EVs in Fleet, Plans to Hit 1,000 by 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city has successfully deployed 500 battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in its fleet and plans to reach nearly 1,000 vehicles by the end of 2017.

Rocky Mountain Group Changes Name to FleetPros

The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) has changed its name to Fleet Professional Association (FleetPros) and released a new logo.

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City of Austin to Add 330 EVs by 2020

The City of Austin, Texas, plans to add 330 plug-in electric vehicles to its fleet by 2020. This will help bring the city closer to its 2007 goal to make its fleet carbon-neutral by 2020.

Don’t Wait—FTX Room Discount Ends Friday

Time is running out to take advantage of the hotel room discount for the Fleet Technology Expo (FTX), which will be held October 17-19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo of a Ford Transit Van upfitted with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Montgomery County Adds Hybrid Ford Vans

XL Hybrids has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in 15 passenger and cargo vans for Montgomery County, Md. The 15 upfit Ford Transit vans add to the 10 existing Ford Econoline hybrid vans already in use in the county’s fleet.

Ill. City Hopes Telematics Will Help Reduce Fleet Size

The City of Evanston, Ill., council has approved the purchase of a telematics system for 167 of its fleet vehicles. These include recycling trucks, street sweepers, and parking enforcement vehicles.

Safety Tip: Avoiding Deer-Vehicle Crashes

This is the time of year when deer increasingly wander onto roads. State Farm offers advice on how to prevent deer-vehicle crashes -- and how to limit damage when a collision is unavoidable.

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NYPD Receives First Shipment of 100 Smart Cars

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) Support Services Bureau has received its first shipment of 100 Smart Fortwo cars, with another 150 ordered.

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Los Angeles Airport to Purchase 150 Police Vehicles

The Los Angeles International Airport will purchase 150 Ford vehicles for its police division over the next three years to replace its aging fleet.

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Equinox courtesy of GM.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Adds Turbo, Diesel Engines

Chevrolet's 2018 Equinox will add a pair of turbo-charged four-cylinder engines and an optional turbo-diesel as the compact SUV enters its third generation.

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N.C. City Lifts Gasoline Restrictions

The City of Winston-Salem, N.C., lifted its gasoline use restrictions for fleet vehicles on Thursday after it received gasoline supplies on Wednesday.

Adomani Integrates Two-Speed UQM PowerPhase DT Electric Drivetrain

Adomani Inc., will become one of the first beta partners to leverage the advanced UQM PowerPhase traction motor and integrated Eaton transmission system for its medium- to heavy-duty commercial fleet vehicles.

Photo of 2017 smart fortwo courtesy of MBUSA.

Smart Fortwo Improved for 2017

The smart fortwo has been improved for the 2017 model year and becomes more comfortable to operate by drivers of branded fleets or government parking enforcement units.

Photo of existing delivery vehicles by Paul Clinton.

USPS Awards $37.4M for Next-Gen Vehicle Prototypes

The U.S. Postal Service has awarded $37.4 million in contracts to six vendors to provide 50 prototypes of a next-generation delivery vehicle that will be tested in various climates and locales.

In addition to educational sessions, attedees were able to view vehicles and equipment. Photo by Thi Dao

Florida Groups Hold Their Largest Fleet Conference

A keynote presentation on liability was one of the hottest topics at a conference of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) last week.

Aerial view of oil collecting in nearby retention ponds. Photo courtesy of Colonial Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline Spill Affects Fleets Across Southeast

One of the largest pipelines in the country has received approval to restart operations after a leak earlier this month led to gasoline shortages and rising fuel prices across the Southeast.

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