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Safety Tip: Reminders for the Time Change

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5. Here's some night driving advice from the National Safety Council and the National Sleep Foundation.

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N.Y. State to Install GPS in Plows

Enhanced GPS units will be installed across the New York state fleet of 235 heavy-duty plows.

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Police Department Installs Firearm Vaults Following Theft

The Dayton Police Department in Ohio is installing vaults in 126 unmarked cars and trucks following the theft of the police chief’s service weapon

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Chevin Unveils New User Interface

Chevin’s fleet management software has been updated with a modern user interface.

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N.C. EMS Saves With Remounted Ambulances

Remounting old boxes on new chassis cost Scotland County EMS about $115,000 less than if it were to buy two completely new units.

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S.D. County May Use E-30 Fuel

Brown County, S.D., will develop a plan to use a 30% ethanol blend — E-30 — in its fleet vehicles. The move would help drive the local agriculture economy and reduce costs.

Shown here is the 28-foot craft. Photo courtesy of Brandon Barsugli, San Bernardino County Fire Department.

Calif. County Takes Delivery of Rescue Boats

The San Bernardino County (Calif.) Fire Department has placed in service two fire and rescue boats. The vessels will be used to fight fires, to support ground-based operations, and for rescue operations.

Gabriel Ride Control Introduces 125 New Products

Gabriel announced the introduction of 125 new products, which will be added to 11 product lines and cover 62 vehicle models.

Safety Tip: Avoiding Crashes in Parking Lots

AAA offers advice on how to stay safe and avoid collisions in parking lots.

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Chicago to Add 182 Grant-Funded EVs

The City of Chicago has received a $15.5 million federal grant to purchase 182 electric vehicles (EVs) for the fleet and install EV charging stations.

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Ford to Retrofit 1.4M Explorers for Exhaust-Leak Prevention

The automaker addresses customer concerns raised by recent reports of carbon monoxide leaks in upfitted Ford police vehicles.

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Columbus Credits PI Utility Design for Officers’ Lives

The City of Columbus, Ohio, Police Department has had five rear-end collisions with the Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle, and officers have walked away from all of them.

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Houston Fire Chief Requests $10.9M for Annual Replacements

The City of Houston’s Fire Chief Samuel Pena is asking city council for $10.9 million in annual fleet replacement funding. This would be used to purchase 16 ambulances, nine fire engines, and nine ladder trucks.

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Calif. to Purchase Medium- & Heavy-Duty ZEVs for State Fleet

The State of California has upped its fleet greening goals, mandating that 15% of specified medium- and heavy-duty vehicle purchases by state agencies must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2025.

Weaver Takes on New Fleet Role

Roger Weaver, CAFM, CPFP, CPM, fleet management director for San Bernardino County, Calif., is resigning from his position effective Oct. 17. He will join neighboring Riverside County as its assistant director of fleet services.

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Green4U Reveals All-Electric SUVs

Green4U Technologies plans to begin delivering its all-electric, fleet-focused SUVs by summer of 2018. The vehicles are expected to deliver up to 230 miles in range on a single charge.

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Motiv to Deliver Electric Refuse Trucks by Early 2018

Motiv expects to deliver two fully electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles by early 2018, the company announced.

Norfolk Hires Fleet Manager

The City of Norfolk, Va., has hired Steven Patterson as its fleet manager, promoting him from the acting fleet manager role. He had been serving as assistant fleet manager since 2013.

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Former Calif. Fleet Manager Faces Embezzlement Charges

The City of Palm Springs, Calif.'s former fleet services manager, Steven Dewayne Rakestraw, has been charged with embezzlement. He is suspected of taking $25,000 worth of equipment and other items.

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D.C. Partners with Taxis to Reduce Fleet

Employees will be able to hail a taxi on the district's dime, which is expected to reduce fuel use, eliminate parking fees, and allow the district to cut vehicles from its fleet.

A tow truck operator prepares to tow away a fire-damaged car from a California freeway. Automotive Fleet photo.

Safety Tip: Vehicle Fire Prevention and Response

State Farm offers advice on how to spot warning signs of vehicle fire risk, and the National Safety Council provides tips on what to do if a fire starts while you're driving.

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ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

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N.J. City University Installs EV Charging Station

New Jersey City University (NJCU) installed a Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station on campus for employee use and plans to install additional charging stations for fleet use.

Photo of SURUS courtesy of GM.

GM to Show Hydrogen-Powered Truck Chassis to Military Buyers

General Motors has developed a medium-duty chassis cab truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for commercial buyers that the company is also pitching to the U.S. military, the company announced.

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Lift Institute Updates Online Lift Safety Training Course

Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), the trade association dedicated to vehicle lift safety, has completely updated its popular Lifting It Right online training course.

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