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Austin PD Installs Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Vehicles

The Austin (Texas) Police Department has purchased 400 carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in all of its patrol vehicles.

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Safety Tip: Merging onto the Freeway

Here’s some driving advice, provided by the Colorado Driver Handbook, on how to merge safely onto a freeway.

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Wyoming DOT Pilots Connected Vehicles

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is purchasing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure roadside units and on-board units for its connected vehicle pilot program.

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Fla. City Sanitation Workers Protest In-Vehicle Cameras

The union for the City of St. Petersburg, Fla., sanitation workers is contesting the city’s decision to enter into a three-year contract for in-vehicle camera systems.

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Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

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Mo. City Upgrades Golf Course Fleet

The City of Chillicothe, Mo., is updating its city-owned golf course fleet by entering into a lease-purchase agreement for 50 golf carts and two utility vehicles.

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Atlanta Fleet Wins Managed Competition for Parts Room

Employees of the City of Atlanta’s Office of Fleet Services have won a managed competition after coming up with a new strategy to enhance the fleet’s parts management operation.

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Nev. County Approves $7.5M to Upgrade Airport Fleet

The Clark County Department of Aviation (Nev.) will spend $7.5 million over the next three years on modernizing its fleet.

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NYC's New Vehicles Average 55 MPG

In fiscal-year 2016, New York City’s fleet of light- and medium-duty non-emergency vehicle purchases averaged 55 mpg. This was achieved through the addition of electric, hybrid, and other fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Fleets Look to Leasing to Cut Costs

Fleets across the country are looking into leasing contracts for some or all of their fleet vehicles in an effort to reduce fuel and maintenance costs and improve service.

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Minn. Sheriff Adds Drone for Search and Rescue

The Hennepin County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office has added an unmanned air carrier to its fleet to reduce costs after a year of testing and an approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Fiscal Review Shows City and State Finances Improving

States and cities have shown strengthening fiscal conditions, while county budgets are still constrained years after the recession, according to a new fact sheet issued by a group of associations representing government agencies.

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N.M. City Pilots Data Collectors on Refuse Trucks

The City of Santa Fe (N.M.) will incorporate cloud-based Rubicon waste solutions in its refuse trucks. The technology will provide the city with real-time information on landfill diversion and recycling rates.

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N.C. City Purchases 45 Chargers

Wilmington (N.C.) City Council approved $1.2M for the purchase of 45 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedans at a meeting this week.

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Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

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Mich. County Approves $3.2M for Plow and Road Repair Trucks

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners (Mich.) approved $3.2 million to replace its aging fleet of plow and road repair trucks.

W.Va. County Considers GPS Purchase

Fayette County (W.Va.) is considering purchasing GPS systems in its fleet vehicles shortly after the Sheriff’s Department added GPS and WiFi services to 20 of its vehicles.

Veterans Affairs Deploys Telematics in Transportation Fleet

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has extended a Veteran Transportation Service program to implement telematics in 1,200 fleet vehicles.

FLAGFA President Sean Williams recognized Past President Tim Calhoun at the event. Photo courtesy of FLAGFA

FLAGFA Hosts Sold-Out Spring Conference

The Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) hosted its spring conference to a packed crowd in Daytona Shores, Fla., last week.

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BendPak Wins NASPO Contract for Lifts and Garage Equipment

BendPak Inc., a global manufacturer of car lifts and specialized garage equipment for servicing wheels, tires, and brakes, won its contract bid from the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), formally WSCA-NASPO.

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Ill. City Adds Smaller Fire Apparatus

The City of Wood River, Ill., is hoping to cut costs and increase service level with smaller fire apparatus. The city hopes a smaller vehicle will save money and help extend the usable lifespan of the city's existing fire trucks.

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Northeast Fleets Gear Up for Winter Storm Stella

Agencies across the Northeast U.S. deployed their fleets to respond to the heavy snow and winds of Winter Storm Stella, which hit Tuesday.

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Landi Renzo's CNG 2017 F-250/F-350 Certified

Torrance, Calif.-based Landi Renzo has gained approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to produce bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 6.2L V-8 engine with the gaseous prep engine package.

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Ark. City Needs $1.6M to Upgrade Aging Fire Fleet

The City of Russellville, Ark., needs to come up with $1.6 million to replace its fire fleet after its fire chief said the department couldn’t keep up with repairs and out-of-service time for aging units.

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Infrastructure Group Slams Trump on Erasing TIGER Grants

An infrastructure advocacy group questions the wisdom of eliminating federal TIGER grants for funding freight-related road projects.

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