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Ohio Police Union Files Complaints About Aging Fleet

The Lorain (Ohio) police union has filed grievances over five patrol vehicle breakdowns over a two-week period, stating that the police department is providing unsafe working conditions.

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N.C. City to Decide on Ending Maintenance Contract

The City of Fayetteville, N.C., has one year to decide if it will terminate its fleet maintenance contract with a utility, which has been performing the city’s maintenance work for at least 12 years.

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Tampa Explains Underutilized Vehicles Found in Audit

The City of Tampa, Fla., responded to a local news station’s question about why 27% of its 2,500 vehicles are underutilized. City staffers said only a small portion of these were legitimately underutilized.

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Ford Updates F-150 Styling for 2018

Ford is updating the styling on its F-150 for the 2018 model year to give its half-ton pickup a more "confident and capable" look, Ford has announced. Ford previously announced details about the new engine lineup for the 2018 F-150.

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U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Unveil 205 EVs

One hundred and four battery-electric vehicles will go to Navy installations, and 101 will go to Marine Corps installations.

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Kauai PD to Lease Patrol Cars

The new vehicles for the Kauai (Hawaii) Police Department are part of a lease-to-own agreement, which would give the agency ownership after five years.

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San Francisco PD Struggles with Aging Fleet

The San Francisco Police Department is asking for 154 new patrol vehicles this budget cycle to replace its aging fleet.

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Volvo Tests Autonomous Refuse Truck

Volvo Group and Renova are testing an autonomous refuse truck that has the potential to be used in an urban environment.

San Diego County Fleet Manager Steps Down

Sharyl Blackington, fleet manager for San Diego County, Calif., has announced she is resigning from her position. Her last day is May 19.

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Detroit Relaunches Street Sweeping Program

The City of Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW) has relaunched its residential street sweeping program after seven years. The city has purchased four street sweepers and plans to rent eight more.

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Chicago Adds Eight Graffiti Removal Trucks

The City of Chicago has added eight new chemical trucks to its graffiti removal fleet. The new trucks are environmentally safe and use citric acid to remove markings.

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Little Rock Delays Take-Home Patrol Car Restrictions

The Little Rock (Ark.) Police Department will delay implementing its newer, stricter take-home vehicle policy because of a shortage of police officers and a spike in crime.

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Housing Authority Leasing Vehicles to Upgrade Fleet

The Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA) in New Mexico is expected to save $200,000 over the next 10 years by leasing new vehicles.

New York City's 30 solar carports wil charge electric vehicles completely off the grid. Photo courtesy of NYC DCAS

NYC Adds Auto-Braking Vehicles, Solar EV Chargers

New York City is rolling out auto-braking vehicles, expanding solar electric vehicle charging carports, and working to promote safety in the city’s automotive high schools.

Vidmar and Lista Now Available Through All Major Procurement Contracts

Vidmar and Lista products may be procured directly through GSA Schedule 71 (# GS-03F-062GA) or through its strategic distribution partner’s schedules 5IV, 65IIA, or 23V, USPS.

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Calif. City Debuts Near-Zero Emission Refuse Truck

The City of Long Beach, Calif., unveiled a new municipal refuse truck at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, the first in the country to employ Cummins’ near-zero emissions natural gas engine.

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San Francisco to Replace Passenger Fleet with ZEVs

The City and County of San Francisco has passed an ordinance that mandates the purchase of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles for the fleet. The ordinance affects 400 passenger cars.

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Hailstorm Damages 125 Colo. City Vehicles

So far, 125 vehicles in the City of Lakewood, Colo., fleet have been found with damage from the hail, including windshield, window, and body damage, and this number may increase.

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NAFA Announces 40 CAFM Graduates

In 2016-2017, 40 fleet professionals successfully completed the eight disciplines necessary to earn the certified automotive fleet manager (CAFM) designation, while 42 fleet professionals earned their Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS) designation.

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Tucson Voters Approve Sales Tax for Fleet Upgrades

The Tucson Police and Fire Departments are each expected to receive $75 million for equipment upgrades and capital improvements.

Terex Utilities Appoints New VP and General Manager

Terex Utilities has appointed Clint Weber to vice president and general manager. In this role, Weber will have overall responsibility for leading the worldwide Terex Utilities business.

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Nissan Teases Next-Gen Leaf

Nissan's next-generation battery-electric Leaf will provide "intelligent zero-emissions mobility," the company said ahead of the vehicle's introduction later this year.

N.M. Reduces Fleet, Turns Off GPS Devices to Cut Costs

Faced with budget cuts, the State of New Mexico has cut 50 vehicles from its fleet and turned off all GPS units in its fleet vehicles

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Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

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Wash. FD Standardizes Fire Fleet

The Redmond (Wash.) Fire Department has standardized its fleet with 100% Pierce apparatus after adding two Pierce Velocity pumpers and a 100-foot aerial platform into service.

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