Government Fleet News

Photo of Tooele County School District vehicle courtesy of Enterprise Fleet Management

Utah Fleet to Save $775,000 By Leasing Admin Vehicles

Through a leasing agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management, the Tooele County School District in Utah expects to save $775,000 over the next 10 years.

Flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey via Revolution Messaging/flickr

Houston Approves $2M Purchase of Flood Rescue Vehicles

The $2 million will go toward six $75,000 flood-capable rescue vehicles and 10 pickup trucks.

Manatee County, Fla., fleet team. Photo courtesy of Manatee County

Fla. County Obtains ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

Manatee County, Fla., has joined the growing list of government fleets that have obtained the Blue Seal of Excellence from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Photo of the backup batallion chief SUV courtesy of Deputy Fire Marshal Kyle Green

Alaska City Reconsiders Mutual Aid After Vehicle Catches Fire

Officials at the City of Fairbanks (Alaska) will take a closer look at its mutual aid agreements after a fire broke out at the Fire Department's vehicle maintenance garage while crews were out on calls.

File photo of Tampa refuse trucks by Thi Dao

Tampa Files Lawsuit Against Routing Software Provider

The City of Tampa (Fla.) signed a $1.2 million contract with a routing software provider in 2013 for what it believed was an off-the-shelf software. Instead, several modifications were needed, leading to additional time and expense.

Research from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows that vehicle parts can bring in about 70% of the full cost of the car. Grapahic courtesy of NICB

Rising Parts Costs Drive Vehicle Thefts

Thefts of vehicles in the U.S. rose again last year by more than 4%, according to preliminary 2017 crime data from the FBI. Many of the vehicles that are recovered are missing wheels and rims or other key parts.

Photo of an En-Mark driving simulator courtesy of En-Mark Simulator Rentals

Ind. Sheriff Utilizes Simulator for Driving Training

The training is part of the Clay County (Ind.) Sheriff's effort to reduce accidents, injuries, and potential lawsuits, and is funded through the county's insurance carrier.

The Class 6 Chevy Silverado 6500HD chassis cab is powered by a standard Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel engine (the only engine available on the Silverado) mated to a choice of Allison transmissions. The trucks will put out 350 hp at 700 lb.-ft. of torque. Photo: David Cullen

Chevrolet Debuts Three Medium-Duty Trucks

Chevrolet is squarely back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with the unveiling of three Silverado HD chassis cab trucks — the 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD — that expand its commercial lineup and give Chevrolet a greater weight range of vehicles for fleet purchasers. Chevrolet first showed the vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of the City of Sacramento's new fleet of Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles courtesy of City of Sacramento

Sacramento Ups ZEV Mandate to 50%

The City of Sacramento, Calif., has updated its Fleet Sustainability Policy to require that 50% of all light-duty replacement vehicles purchased must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2018.

Photo via Petersburg Bureau of Police/Facebook

Va. Police Bureau Purchases Drone Fleet

The Petersburg (Va.) Bureau of Police will use the drones to aid in searching for missing people and photographing vehicle accident and crime scenes.

Photo courtesy of Verizon Connect.

Verizon Connect Combines Three Mobile Workforce Solutions

Verizon Connect has launched as the integrated business entity that's the product of $5 billion in investments, including acquisitions of several connected vehicle providers, Verizon has announced.

Photo of the Fleet in-car video system for police offices courtey of Axon

Virginia Beach PD to Roll Out Connected Video System

The Virginia Beach (Va.) Police Department has purchased 1,060 body and in-car cameras for agency-wide deployment. Cameras will be deployed in 250 vehicles.

Image courtesy of NHTSA

Vactor Recalls Vacuum Excavators for Cylinder Corrosion

Vactor Manufacturing is recalling certain 2011-2017 HXX and 2100 Plus vacuum excavator trucks. The hydraulic dump body cylinder can corrode at the threaded joint over time, causing the cylinder to fail when in a dump cycle.

Photo of electric plug on NPR courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Testing Battery-Electric Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America showed a battery-electric N-Series cabover at the Work Truck Show that's now serving as a research vehicle to allow the manufacturer to gauge interest from fleets who would use the truck for certain applications.

Ford plans to offer hybrid versions of its F-150 and Explorer by 2020. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Gives Glimpse Into 2020 Lineup

Ford is refreshing its vehicle lineup for 2020 with bigger bets on electrification, utility vehicles, and advanced driver-assisting technology, the company's top executives told journalists at a briefing today in Dearborn, Mich.

Photo of EPIC F59 chassis courtesy of Motiv.

Motiv to Supply Spartan Motors with Electrified Step Van Chassis

Spartan Motors has signed an agreement with Motiv Power Systems to supply battery-electric chassis products for Class 4-6 Utilimaster step vans for three years.

Knapheide's Aluminum Service Body Photo: Knapheide

Knapheide Unveils Two Aluminum Truck Bodies

Knapheide Manufacturing has introduced a new aluminum service body and aluminum platform body at the 2018 Work Truck Show.

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of GM.

General Motors to Boost Chevy Bolt EV Production

General Motors will increase production of its Chevrolet Bolt EV this year at its Orion Assembly Plant in Oakland County, Mich., as part of the company's "path to an all-electric future," chief executive Mary Barra told attendees at an energy conference.

Photo of new van flooring courtesy of Ranger Design.

Ranger Design Unveils Van Flooring and Shelves

Ranger Design showed its new line of shelving and flooring at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The company has also introduced an online configurator for its customers.

Photo of Cruise AV's autonomous roof hardware courtesy of GM.

GM to Sell Its Autonomous Car in 2019

General Motors will begin building production-ready models of its Cruise AV autonomous vehicle at its Orion Township assembly plant with an intent to begin selling it in 2019. The vehicle can operate with no driver, steering wheel, pedals, or manual controls.

Photo of 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman courtesy of FCA.

Ram to Offer 1500 Tradesman for 2019

Fiat Chrysler will offer a 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman model with its redesign of its top-selling pickup that's aimed at commercial fleets, small businesses, and contractors, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Weather Guard's Steel Truck Rack is designed for easy installation and can secure loads of up to 1,000 pounds. Photo: Weather Guard

Weather Guard Announces New Truck Racks and Accessories

Weather Guard has introduced a redesigned truck rack and a new collection of mounting kits at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Scott Son, HUBB Filters

HUBB Filters Welcomes Scott Son as CFO

Son has more than 30 years of professional experience that includes leadership and C-level finance roles over the past 12 years in the clean tech and renewable energy industries

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Ram to Offer Verizon Connect-Powered Factory Telematics

Ram Commercial will offer a comprehensive telematics package from Verizon Connect on select Ram commercial vehicles as part of a partnership with the connected vehicle provider announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

ASE Education Foundation Launches Mentoring Program

The ASE Education Foundation and S/P2 have formed a partnership to develop and distribute a mentoring program for the automotive industry to address the technician shortage.


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