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Chevrolet Equinox Emphasizes Rightsized Efficiency for 2018

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Completely redesigned, the model-year 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will fit fleets looking for an efficient and productive crossover.

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Zonar Count App Tracks Passengers

Zonar Count is an app designed for Zonar tablets that enables users to accurately count passengers who get on and off a vehicle, and track average travel time, average passenger trip length, and operating costs per passenger trip.

Bendix Provides Copper-Free Friction Formulations for Brakes

MAT Holdings, Inc. announced that Bendix Brakes brand brake products are the first in the automotive brake industry to comply with legislation requiring that copper be completely phased out of brake friction formulations by 2025.

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Safety Tip: Battling Sun Glare

AAA Exchange offers advice on what measures drivers can take to counter sun glare and see the road more clearly.

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Legal Marijuana Tied to Crash Increase

Three states that have legalized recreational cannabis see a 3% overall increase in collision claim frequencies, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

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NYC Sanitation Completes Efficiency Initiatives

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) published an update to its four-year Strategic Plan to modernize fleet and facilities and improve safety.

Agile Fleet Awarded NJPA National Contract

For the second consecutive time, Agile Fleet has been awarded a national contract for fleet management and related technology by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

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San Diego Tests Air Tanker to Combat Wildfires

The City of San Diego, Calif., is testing a single engine air tanker to combat wildfires. The Fire Boss is an amphibious, fixed-wing aircraft that can carry up to 800 gallons of water.

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Los Angeles FD Approved for Drones

City of Los Angeles officials approved a Fire Department (LAFD) plan to use drones, making it one of the first major metropolitan fire departments with a significant drone program.

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Pittsburgh Orders First EVs

The city purchased two Ford Focus Electrics and two Chevrolet Bolt EVs, and installed four electric vehicle charging stations in its motor pool lot.

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NYC to Pay $1.3M in Racial Bias Lawsuit

The New York City Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $1.3 million to 14 employees to resolve a lawsuit alleging a pattern of racial discrimination within its Fleet Services unit.

Following a tribute from Bobit Business Media, Brian Bowden gave a speech at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 13. Photo: Natalia King

GM's Government Sales Manager Bowden Retires

General Motors' government sales manager, Brian Bowden, will retire in July. He will be replaced by Dana Hammer, GM's existing manager of law enforcement product sales, GM has announced.

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Oklahoma City FD Purchases 20 New Fire Engines

The Oklahoma City Fire Department has added 20 fire engines to its fleet. The trucks feature different interior configurations, but the agency hopes to benefit from two standardized engines.

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New York City Seeks More Diversity from Truck Vendors

New York City has launched a new procurement initiative to help expand vendor participation in the city fleet’s trucking and specialized equipment procurements.

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Chicago Releases Vision Zero Safety Plan

The City of Chicago has released a three-year plan to reduce roadway crashes. The plan calls for side guards and convex mirrors to be installed on large trucks belonging to the city and contractors.

GPS Insight Awarded NJPA Contract

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored telematics solutions for government fleets, announced it has been awarded a contract to provide its telematics solutions to government agencies by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Safety Tip: When You Hear an Approaching Siren

Here’s driving-safety advice, provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, on how to respond to a siren coming from an approaching emergency vehicle.

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Wash. Fleets Saved 20M Gallons of Petroleum in 2016

Western Washington Clean Cities partners and member fleets collectively saved 20.6 million gallons of petroleum last year through fleet efforts. The group recognized eight public-sector fleets and fleet professionals for their efforts.

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Neb. Utility Expects to Save $50,000 on Insurance

Consolidating its insurance policies will increase the value of the Metropolitan Utilities District’s insured property while lowering premiums and fees.

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Terex Debuts Optima TC 55 Aerial Device at EUFMC

The company showcased its latest features and introduced the Optima TC 55 aerial device, which features lower travel height, better ground access, and improved boom speeds.

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Nissan Prices Titan King Cab Pickups

Nissan has begun selling Titan and Titan XD King Cab pickups for at least $33,745 and $34,755 respectively as the extended cab pickups complete a trio of cab configurations.

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2018 Ford F-150 Engines Add Power, Efficiency

Ford is revamping its F-150 engine lineup for 2018 to offer a more efficient V-6 and more powerful V-8 in a lineup that will also include a diesel option for the first time, the company has announced.

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Little Rock Official Requests $10.5M to Update Police Fleet

According to a memo from the Little Rock (Ark.) city manager, 236 of the agency's 362 over-the-road vehicles have over 100,000 miles logged.

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Ala. PD Adds Connected Cameras to Vehicles

The Dothan Police Department (Ala.) is installing a new camera system in vehicles, with an additional camera to be worn by police officers.

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Agencies Expand Patrol with UTVs

With summer approaching, several police agencies are adding off-road vehicles to help patrol their parks and trails.

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

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