Government Fleet News

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Two Contracts Awarded in NJPA Vehicles Category

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) announced National Auto Fleet Group (NAFG) and Zenith Motors as recent contract awardees in the category of Vehicles, Cars, Vans, SUVs, and Light Trucks with Related Equipment, Accessories, and Services.

California Awards $33M for Hydrogen Stations

The California Energy Commission has awarded $33 million to Shell, FirstElement Fuel, and Air Liquide to construct 16 hydrogen fueling stations in California.

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Fleet Install Team Saves Texas Police Nearly $1M

The Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Fleet Operations installation group has helped save the DPS $966,500 through equipment refurbishment and in-house installation on Texas Highway Patrol vehicles.

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Ga. Police Considers Expanding Take-Home Program

The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department (Ga.) may expand its take-home program, allowing more officers to take home their patrol cars, even if they live outside of Chatham County.

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FleetPros Announces New Website Launch

The Board of Directors of the Fleet Professionals Association (FleetPros), formerly the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA), announced the launch of its new website.

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Audit: Va. City Behind on Replacements

Insufficient funding, no separate funding for totaled vehicles, and the rising cost of equipment make it difficult for the City of Virginia Beach, Va., to replace all its aging units.

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City Questioned for Trading in Vehicles

A Louisiana state audit questioned the City of Scott's practice of trading in vehicles after its police chief purchased a vehicle traded in by the police department earlier that day.

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W.Va. Governor Proposes to Expand Fleet Management Office

New proposed legislation would broaden the West Virginia Fleet Management Office's responsibilities, including the creation of a centralized inventory of all state vehicles and a state motor pool.

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Bollinger Motors Launches Website, Blog and Social Media Channels

Bollinger Motors announced the redesign of its website to provide interested individuals the opportunity to interact, place vehicle orders, and learn more about the company that is creating the world’s first all-electric on- and off-road sport utility truck.

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Global Congestion Costing Commercial Drivers

The cost of traffic congestion increased in 2016 to an average of $1,400 for U.S. drivers, as congestion worsened in Los Angeles, which has become the most congested city in the world, according to the Inrix Traffic Scorecard.

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Fleets Increasingly Adding Video Telematics From Lytx

Lytx has increased subscriptions for its video-based telematics system by more than 25% in global markets in the past year since being acquired by private equity firm GTCR, the company announced.

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Terramac Crawler Carriers Available on GSA Website

Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, announced its approval to sell Terramac units through the General Services Administration (GSA) supply contract under Schedule 23V.

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Pittsburgh Purchases Emergency Response Boat

The City of Pittsburgh has purchased a 34-foot fireboat for its Bureau of Fire. This is the city's first fireboat in more than 40 years.

No Injuries After Street Maintenance Truck Catches Fire

Officials from the City of Lynchburg, Va., reported no injuries after a city street maintenance truck caught fire.

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Audit: U.S. State Dept. Failed to Maintain Armored Vehicles

The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security failed to properly maintain its fleet of armored vehicles, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General.

Safety Tip: Taking the Risk Out of Your Turns

Sloppy turning habits are common but greatly increase crash risk. Here's advice from Michigan and California on how to execute safer turns.

Alaska City to Drug Test Drivers After Minor Accidents

The City of Bethel, Alaska, is changing its driver policy to mandate drug tests after minor collisions because vehicle bumps and scrapes have become common among fleet drivers.

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Garbage Collector to Pay Calif. City $2M Over Contract Violations

Refuse collector North Bay Corporation has agreed to pay the City of Santa Rosa, Calif., $2 million in a settlement over alleged contract violations including use of old garbage trucks.

Greenkraft Places CNG Trucks in Southern California Cities

Greenkraft announced that it has placed six trucks in a Southern California city, all clean energy vehicles running on compressed natural gas (CNG), and will be placing another six trucks for another Southern California city.

VSG Awarded NASPO Contract for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Equipment

Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has been awarded the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Master Agreement for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Associated Equipment.

Art Zanvettor, mechanic/body man, and Scott Gerardi, parts manager, worked on automating the motor pool process. Photo courtesy of City of Stamford

Conn. City Halves Motor Pool Fleet

The City of Stamford, Conn., has reduced its motor pool fleet from 60 to 29 vehicles by automating motor pool management and having better control of utilization.

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Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.

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PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.

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Hyundai Prices Ioniq Hybrid, EV

Hyundai has released pricing for two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with the Ioniq Hybrid starting at $23,035 and the Ioniq Electric retailing for at least $30,335, the automaker has announced.

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Ariz. Official Urges for Uber Over State Vehicles

An Arizona congressman is proposing the state reduce its fleet by 20% and launch a pilot program where employees would use ride-hailing or rental car services for transportation.

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