Ford has recalled nearly 3,100 F-Series ambulances, after determining the engines could stop unexpectedly. The F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty ambulances are powered by 6.7L engines. They are from the 2011 and 2012 model years.
DriveCam, Inc. has changed its name to Lytx, Inc. The Lytx brand represents a significant evolution of the DriveCam business and reflects the company's mission of harnessing the power of data to change human behavior, according to the company.
Venice, Fla., elected leaders are considering equipping city garbage trucks with mechanical arms to take the burden off drivers who now load each trash can by hand.
A bid by San Diego's disgraced mayor to offer city ambulance service rather than allowing outsourced management by a private company has been shelved by the city's interim mayor.
A northern California community college has added two electric motorcycles to help the agency's patrol fleet meet sustainability goals. Foothill–De Anza Community College in Los Altos Hills purchased two 2013 Zero DS Police Motorcycles.
Several federal environmental agencies have developed an online calculator for fleet managers that helps estimate gasoline usage, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutant emissions, and the cost of ownership of vehicles.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Ill., was one of the 27 organizations honored with the Governor’s Sustainability Award, partially for its fleet greening efforts.
A new fleet management information system has helped the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (D.C. Water) not only improve its fleet operations efficiency, but also improve its ability to make informed decisions.
A West Virginia county elected leader resigned earlier this month, after pleading guilty to a federal extortion charge involving tire purchasing as the county's purchasing agent. Mingo County Commissioner David Baisden pleaded guilty on Oct. 1, and resigned a week later.
Prince George’s County Police Department unveiled 24 new police cruisers on Oct. 31 with a new color scheme. The six-cylinder all-wheel-drive Ford Police Interceptors are part of the first group of vehicles rolling out.
BMW has begun offering the F800 GT-P sport motorcycle to law enforcement agencies as a compact and more affordable option to the R1200 RT-P touring cycle.
The next Public Fleet Summit will take place in Austin, Texas, Nov. 20-21, focusing on leadership. Public Fleet Summits are regional education and networking events that will take place around the country.
The chief auditor of the City of Hartford, Conn., has recommended a vehicle-sharing pool and GPS trackers to reduce the cost of take-home vehicles in the city's fleet.
Orange County, Fla., officials are preparing an audit of its two largest users of fuel after an employee was caught stealing more than $6,300 in gasoline.
The T3 Fleet Services program will offer several new service and maintenance options, including preventative maintenance and repair services to law enforcement and government users.
The San Mateo (Calif.) Police Department has purchased a 2013 Zero DS Police motorcycle to patrol the city's downtown area, the company announced.
The Daly City (Calif.) Police Department added 12 Ford Police Interceptor sedans and P.I. Utility vehicles to its marked enforcement fleet and plans to purchase up to six more before the end of the year.
The Town of Century, Fla., purchased its first compressed natural gas (CNG) truck and plans to open a natural gas fueling station by the end of the year. Century’s Mayor Freddie McCall said he believes savings in fuel costs will add up over time, reported NorthEscombia.com.
The city of Lansing, Mich., recently opened a consolidated fleet maintenance facility that cost $4.1 million and has more than 30 bays in an effort to achieve economies of scale, the Lansing State Journal reported.
Montana's Cascade City-County Health Department has taken delivery of an Organic Transit Elf Velomobile, a vehicle-bicycle hybrid that will allow employees to get exercise during their work day, according to KRTV.
Harley-Davidson's 2014 Electra Glide police motorcycle will include a noise-dampening feature, additional one-touch controls, and a brighter headlamp, the company announced at a police trade show.
A government leasing company repossessed the lead fire truck from the city of Alexander, Ark., on Friday as firefighters ate lunch outside a local restaurant.
The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) is offering $90,000 in competitive funding for projects that focus on reducing diesel emissions from public and private diesel fleets.
The State of New Jersey presented The Salvation Army with three feeding trucks that collectively can prepare and serve 30,000 hot meals a day during an emergency. They were purchased using $870,000 in federal grant funding.
Alexander City, Ala., is installing Networkfleet GPS units on its 176-unit fleet, with a goal of saving money by reducing fuel consumption, the Alexander City Outlook reported.
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