Government Fleet News

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Improper Upfitting Caused Carbon Monoxide Exposure in P.I. Utility, Ford Says

Responding to concerns about carbon monoxide exposure in Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, Ford cited improperly sealed holes in the body of the vehicles that were created during the upfitting process.

Large equipment sometimes have a hard time fitting inside the repair bays. Photo courtesy of City of Albany

Ga. City to Build $1.4M Consolidated Fleet Facility

Elected officials from the City of Albany, Ga., have approved the construction of a $1.4 million fleet facility that will replace three separate worn-down repair facilities.

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Michigan State Police to Test Three New Vehicles

The Michigan State Police will test three new pursuit-capable law enforcement models as part of its annual police vehicle test, including Ford's new gasoline-electric hybrid sedan and F-150 pickup, the agency has announced.

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Fla. Fleet Manager Recognized by Sheriffs Association

Recent initiatives implemented by Sean Williams from the Collier County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office include a key track system that allows deputies to have keys available for loaner cars 24/7 as well as the integration of Bluetooth technology to run fingerprints through state and federal databases through an in-car computer.

Serco maintains vehicles for Colorado Springs Utilities (pictured) and the City of Colorado Springs. File photo

Colorado Springs, Serco Work to Resolve Fleet Pricing Dispute

After filing a second lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs, Colo., fleet maintenance provider Serco now says it’s working with the city on an amendment to its fleet services contract.

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Code 3 Interior Lights to Include Disinfection Technology

Emergency lighting provider Code 3 has announced a licensing agreement with Vital Vio, Inc., developer of the White Light Disinfection technology designed to kill germs on indoor surfaces.

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Texas City to Invest $20M in Police Vehicles

The City of El Paso, Texas, council has approved $68.75 million in certificates of obligation for city improvements — about a third of this funding will go toward public safety fleet purchases.

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Ford Takes Action on Carbon Monoxide Concerns

Ford Motor Company has announced it will offer to cover the cost of specific repairs in its Police Interceptor Utility vehicles with carbon monoxide concerns.

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More Than 200 Baton Rouge Patrol Cars Out for Repairs

Baton Rouge (La.) Police Department spent $2 million on vehicle repairs through the end of June and expects to spend $3.5 million by the end of the year. Many of these vehicles have over 100,000 miles logged.

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The Armored Group Introduces BATT-X Armored Vehicle

Based on the Ford F-550 4x4 chassis, the Armored Group BATT-X is available in gas or diesel engines. Both versions can achieve highway speeds over 80 miles per hour with 12 to 14 fully geared officers inside.

City of Las Vegas fleet vehicles are being installed with the vehicle-to-city communication technology. Photo courtesy of City of Las Vegas

Las Vegas Pilots Connected Vehicle Technology

The City of Las Vegas is piloting a connected vehicle project using its fleet cars in an effort to increase pedestrian safety and traffic flow.

Graph courtesy of NYC DCAS

NYC Fleet Purchases Reach Record High

In fiscal-year 2017, New York City spent more on fleet procurement than it ever had in city history, with fleet purchases totaling $370 million. In the last four years, the city has spent $1.24 billion in new vehicles and equipment.

Pennsylvania State Police Updates Vehicle Design

The new design will appear on new vehicle replacements, at no additional cost, and feature the word “Trooper” on each side, with the Pennsylvania flag on one side and the American flag on the other.

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First Airbus H145 Joins Las Vegas PD

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) will soon become the first law enforcement agency in the United States to operate the twin-engine Airbus Helicopters H145.

N.C. County to Use Chevin Fleet Management Software

Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced that Wake County, N.C., has implemented its FleetWave solution to manage a fleet of 1,300 assets, including about 200 pieces of equipment used by municipal departments.

The Austin Police Department first installed carbon monoxide detectors in March. Photo courtesy of Austin PD

Austin to Pull 400 Ford Explorers and PIUs Out of Service

The City of Austin has begun pulling all 446 of its Ford Explorers and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles from service after finding traces of carbon monoxide in a significant amount of vehicles.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

BMW Police Motorcycles Recalled for Brake Lights

The recall, set to begin Sept. 25, covers 911 R1200RT Police motorcycles in the 2014-2017 model years.

Kelly Reagan (right) congratulates Don Joyner from Franklin County for his Bronze award. Photo courtesy of MEMA

MEMA Awards Technicians of the Year

The Ohio Chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) announced the winners of its Technicians of the Year award at the Midwest Green Fleet Forum.

Photo by Lan56/Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: Driving Near Schools

AAA offers driving safety reminders for the new school year.

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Wyo. County Fires Fleet Operator for Misuse

Sublette County (Wyo.) Waste Management's former lead operator has been accused of borrowing fleet vehicles and equipment and having county employees work on his personal projects during business hours.

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

2018 F-150 Adds Power, Payload Capability

Ford has boosted the power and efficiency of its F-150 engines for the 2018 model year with improvements that increase payload, towing capability, and fuel economy, Ford has announced.

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Ariz. Police Chief Sends Officers to Driving School

The department will participate in a nationally recognized safe driver program known as Below 100, which has the intention of keeping the number of officers killed or injured in car crashes below 100 nationwide.

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Wash. City’s New Fleet Manager Focuses on Vehicle Replacements

The City of Tacoma, Wash., hired a new fleet manager, Paul Hanna, CAFM, in April. Hanna is focusing on catch-up vehicle replacements as the city recovers from the economic downtown.

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Iowa City Receives $100K Donation for Fire Truck

The Sacramento (Iowa) Fire Department received a $100,000 anonymous donation to replace a nearly 50-year-old fire truck.

Photo of 2018 EcoSport courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Array of Fleet-Only SUV Options

Ford has made minor changes to the optional equipment packages offered to fleets for the 2018 model-year, and will continue to offer an array of optional equipment for its increasingly popular utility vehicles, including the new 2018 EcoSport.

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