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GM Offers Built-In Telematics Solution

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Telematics has evolved into a full suite of services. GM has an OEM-provided solution that can fit fleets of all types and sizes.

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Pierce Manufacturing introduced four all-new Piece Ascendant aerial apparatus configurations, including 107-foot single rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tandem rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tractor-drawn aerial, and a 110-foot single rear axle aerial platform. Photo courtesy of Pierce

Pierce Introduces New Aerial Apparatus

Pierce Manufacturing introduced all-new Pierce Ascendant aerial apparatus configurations, including a 107-foot tandem rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tractor drawn aerial, and a 110-foot single rear axle quint aerial platform.

City of St. Paul Hiring Fleet Manager

The City of St. Paul, Minn., is accepting applications for a fleet manager who will be responsible for planning, developing, directing, implementing, monitoring, and managing a comprehensive fleet management program.

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Ky. City Could Save $570K over 10 Years from Leasing

Early projections show the city saving about $57,000 a year over 10 years before leveling out to $48,000 in annual savings, mainly from the lower maintenance and fuel costs of having newer vehicles.

Spartan Motors Partners with Ranger Design

Ranger and Spartan Motors will offer a portfolio of work-truck solutions with original equipment manufacturer Ship-Thru availability.

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Calif. City Votes to Combine Fire Services with County

The Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County will evaluate Hermosa Beach’s fleet of fire apparatus and equipment to determine if it can be used or whether it will need to be replaced.

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NYC Fleet Hits 1,000 EVs Ahead of Schedule

The municipal fleet will have 1,000 EV sedans by the end of July 2017, halfway toward its fleet electrification goals. The city plans to expand its network of charging stations to meet demand.

Dossier Announces New Fleet Management Software

Dossier 6.6 is the latest, feature-rich version of Dossier Systems’ flagship software.

WEX Adds Driver Messaging to ClearView Platform

WEX Inc. of South Portland, Maine, has introduced its next-generation platform as ClearView Advanced, which adds features that help fleet managers better identify drivers who purchase expensive gasoline and send them messages.

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N.Y. and N.J. Port Tests Electric Yard Trucks

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the vast regional transportation infrastructure in the New York City area, will demo a battery-electric BYD Class 8 yard truck for the next several weeks.

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Ford, Nissan Top Vincentric's Fleet Value List

Ford and Nissan vehicles appeared most prominently among the vehicles chosen as having the best fleet value by Vincentric for the 2017 model year, the firm that analyzes total cost of ownership announced.

Safety Tip: Driving Near Farm Equipment

It's planting season again, so fleet drivers are encountering more farm equipment on the roads. Here's some timely advice from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau to help drivers more safely share the road with farm equipment.

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Mo. City May Replace Firefighting Fleet for $5M

Jefferson City Council (Mo.) is considering an agreement to replace all seven of its frontline trucks for $5 million.

Bids, RFPs Grew 4.9% in Q1

A new study from Onvia found that state, local, and education procurement was up for the first quarter of 2017, with a 4.9% growth overall in bids and requests for proposals (RFPs).

Ohio Fleets Partner to Analyze Fuel Use

Five Ohio agencies will participate in a study conducted by Clean Fuels Ohio to analyze its existing vehicles and utilization rates, as well as available fuels and what they cost.

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FAA Approves Mass. Town's Drone Program

The Town of Hanover, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for its drone program, making it the first municipality in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to have licensed pilots and an FAA-approved Air Wing for municipal operation of its unmanned aircraft.

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Norfolk's Tassara Resigns, Moves to Business Development Role

Facundo Tassara, fleet maintenance manager for the City of Norfolk, Va., has announced that his last day at the city is May 5. Tassara is taking on a fleet and business development role with Fermata Energy.

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Ford Sets Police Vehicle Unveiling

Ford has scheduled an unveiling event of a concept police vehicle at the 2017 NAFA Institute & Expo in Tampa, Fla., that runs from April 25 to 28, the company announced.

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N.D. County to Appeal Tax Bill for Take-Home Vehicles

Ward County, N.D., owes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $80,000 in back payroll taxes for allowing employees to take home vehicles, an audit conclusion the county plans to challenge.

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Agile Fleet Releases FleetCommander Version 5.0

The new release features many significant improvements to the product’s maintenance capabilities, as well as next-generation user interfaces, a more responsive design, and a fresh look and feel.

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ROUSH CleanTech to Offer Medium-Duty Propane Autogas Tank

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a 35-gallon propane autogas fuel tank for medium-duty trucks such as the Ford F-450 and F-550, the Livonia, Mich.-based vehicle modifier has announced.

2017 Public Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees Named

Four fleet professionals have been named to Government Fleet and the American Public Works Association's Public Fleet Hall of Fame.

NJPA Contract Administrator, Scott Carr, with Wayne Corum, CHairman of Fleet Pros' National Board. Photo courtesy of NJPA

NJPA Partners with FleetPros Association

In an effort to continue to provide the best possible service to its members in the fleet industry, National Joint Powers Alliance has signed on as an official partner of FleetPros, a nonprofit association that supports fleet management professionals.

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Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

N.C. Sheriff Adds Discreet 'Ghost' Patrol Cars

The agency is adding two white cars with white graphics and two black cars with black graphics, which will be visible at night but blend into the vehicle during the daytime.

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Atlanta Police Chief Defends City Over Allegedly Misspent Funds

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields is defending the city after a former employee accused Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed of purchasing vehicles with money allocated to the Police Department fleet.

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