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Ford Recalls F-Series Ambulances

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.

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DriveCam Renamed As Lytx

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.

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Fla. City Considers Automating Garbage Trucks

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.

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San Diego Shuns In-House Ambulance Fleet

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.

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Calif. College Purchases Electric Motorcycles

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.

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Feds Develop Alt-Fuel Analytical Tool

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.

Pictured at the Oct. 29 awards ceremony in Peoria, Ill., are (l-r): Chris Lyon, assistant to the fleet manager, Forest Preserve District; Michael Webster, fleet manager, Forest Preserve District; David Thomas, interim director, Illinois Sustainable Technology Conference. Photo courtesy of Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Ill. Agency Wins Sustainability Award

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.

The DC Water fleet consists of more than 690 units that range from executive cars to commerical trucks.

D.C. Utility Rolls Out Fleet Management Software

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.

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W.Va. Official Resigns for Tire Purchasing Extortion

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.

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Md. County PD Unveils New Police Cars

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.

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BMW Offers F800 GT-P Police Motorcycle

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.

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Public Fleet Summit Comes to Austin

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.

Conn. City Auditor Proposes Vehicle-Sharing Pool

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.

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Fla. County's Fuel Audit Follows Employee Theft

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.

Photo of the Electric Patrol Vehicle courtesy of T3 Motion.

T3 Motion Launches Fleet Program

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.

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Calif. Agency Purchases Electric Motorcycle

The San Mateo (Calif.) Police Department has purchased a 2013 Zero DS Police motorcycle to patrol the city's downtown area, the company announced.

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Calif. City Replaces 37% of Marked Police Fleet

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.

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Fla. Town Builds CNG Fueling Station

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

Mich. City Opens $4.1M Maintenance Facility

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.

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Mont. County Adds Electric Pedal Vehicle

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.

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Harley-Davidson Unveils 2014 Police Electra Glide

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.

Screenshot via KTHV.

Ark. City's Fire Truck Repossessed

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.

Ky. Offers Funding for Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects

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.

N.J. Purchases and Donates Food Trucks to Salvation Army

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.

Ala. City Installs GPS Units to Reduce Fuel Consumption

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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