Government Fleet News

Idaho City Unveils New Police Car Design

The Rigby Police Department in Idaho wanted a police vehicle design that integrates modern elements with law enforcement history.

Photo courtesy of Axon

Agencies Install In-Car Video Systems

The New Orleans Police Department, Fort Worth (Texas) Police Department, and Louisiana State Police have all placed orders for in-car video systems with Axon Fleet.

Photo via Dickelbers/Wikimedia

Kentucky State Police Struggles with Aging Fleet

The agency will need 260 cars within 12 to 18 months, and 180 cars per year after that in order to catch up on vehicle replacements.

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Texas Sheriff Utilizes Driving Simulator

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in Texas signed up for training through the Texas Association of Counties, which offers truck and law enforcement driver simulation training for member agencies.

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Miss. Sheriff Receives Donated Patrol Boat

The Warren County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Office has acquired its first all-weather patrol boat that will be used for law enforcement and search and rescue.

Photo courtesy of the City of Palo Alto, Calif.

BYD Delivers First All-Electric Side Loader Refuse Truck

The first all-electric automated side loader refuse truck from BYD was presented to the City of Palo Alto Calif., and GreenWaste, the city's waste hauler service provider.

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Va. City Buys First Ambulance in 50 Years

Until now, the Charlottesville Fire Department in Virginia has relied on ambulance services from a local volunteer rescue squad. However, demand has increased since it introduced a 24-hour medic unit.

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Audit: 53% of W.Va. Vehicles Still Do Not Meet Utilization Minimum

Over the past year, the West Virginia Legislative Auditor has conducted a series of investigations into the state fleet. However, fleet data has shown little change in the months since.

Photo via GoBlue85/Wikimedia.

Baltimore’s Financing Model Slashes Fleet Replacement Backlog

The City of Baltimore has purchased its 1,500th vehicle through its “Master Lease” vehicle replacement process, which has allowed it to modernize the fleet, reduce the replacement backlog, and reduce vehicle ownership costs.

Photo courtesy of WEX.

WEX to Launch Chip-Based Fleet Card in 2019

WEX Inc. will begin offering a more secure chip-based payment card to its fleet customers in 2019 and plans to test the new card in 2018, according to the company.

Video Safety Tip: Winter Emergency Kits

With temperatures dropping and snowfall forecast for many areas, now is a great time for fleet drivers to make sure their winter emergency kit is fully replenished and onboard.

Photo of 2018 NV cargo vans courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices 2018 NV Vans

Nissan's 2018 NV full-size vans will retail for at least $30,025 for the cargo model and $36,345 for the passenger variant, Nissan announced.

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Cyber Switching Launches Electrical Management System

The EMD's deployment reports data and manages power for a building's devices, machinery, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Other public agencies have sold advertising on their vehicles. Photo via Paul Sullivan/Flickr

Iowa Municipality Debates Selling Ads on Vehicles

The City of Waterloo, Iowa, is debating whether it should sell advertising on fleet vehicles such as police cars, fire trucks, and garbage trucks. The plan could bring in as much as $100,000 annually.

Photo via Greg Gjerdingen/Flickr

Ohio City Adds Trucks to Plow County, State Roads

The City of New Franklin, Ohio, is taking over plowing county and state roads and will purchase two Mack snow plow vehicles and hire two seasonal truck drivers.

Photo via June Marie/Flickr

Md. Adds Larger Trucks for Snow Season

The Maryland State Highway Administration has purchased nine new quad-axle trucks for snow season — these trucks can carry more than double the amount of salt and 40 more gallons of fuel than current vehicles.

The Tulsa station is expected to be open by the end of 2017. Photo courtesy of Sparq

Construction Begins on Okla. CNG Station

The Tulsa station — Sparq’s 10th compressed natural gas (CNG) station across its multi-state network — will begin construction immediately, with a target to open by the end of 2017.

Photo courtesy of Rev Group

E-One Unveils New Aerial Ladder

The HR 100 aluminum aerial ladder features a 500-lb. tip load rating when wet or dry, a 100-ft. vertical reach and 92-ft. horizontal reach, and 75-lb. equipment allowance at the tip.

Ohio County to Build $720K Equipment Storage Building

Fairfield County (Ohio) Commissioners recently opened sealed bids for the construction of a new equipment storage building. The building will house county vehicles, equipment, and other assets.

The VHD simulator comes with a monitor, wheel, pedals, and other hardware. Photo courtesy of VDI.

USPS Tests Virtual Driver, Safety Training

The Virtual Hazard Detection course is designed for experienced drivers who need to focus on decision making and recognizing hazards. The simulator led to a 7% decrease in accidents for one USPS district.

Photo courtesy of Steril-Koni

Stertil-Koni Records Largest Order Surge for Heavy-Duty In-Ground Vehicle Lifts

Stertil-Koni vehicle lifts selected by transit agencies, municipalities, and corporate customers in North America recently for these orders include the Diamond Lift, Skylift, and Ecolift.

WEX, Citibank Added to GSA Fuel Card Contract

WEX, Inc. and Citibank N.A. have been authorized to provide card and payment services to federal agencies that manage fleet vehicles under a new contract for GSA SmartPay 3 that runs for 14 years, WEX has announced.

Photo via Facebook/Big Spring Police Department

Texas PD Acquires Armored Vehicle

The Big Spring (Texas) Police Department has added an armored emergency response vehicle (AERV) to its fleet, acquired through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program.

Photo courtesy of South Dakota Department of Transportation

South Dakota Adds Plows, Enhances Disaster Response

The South Dakota Department of Transportation has purchased three new tow plows and launched a website dedicated to real-time updates during severe weather and disaster situations.

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Texas County to Centralize Fleet, Hire Administrator

Under a new plan, Smith County, Texas, will centralize fleet operations under one administrator who will serve as the point of contact for a third-party provider.

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