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Terex vehicles can now be rented from Utility Fleet Sales & Rental, a national provider based in Texas.

Utility Fleet Sales & Rental Becomes Terex Utilities Regional Rental Provider

Utility Fleet Sales & Rental (Utility Fleet), a national, independent utility equipment provider headquartered in Bryan, Texas, is now renting Terex utility equipment in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Details Announced on 2015 Ford Super Duty

Ford introduced the 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup September 26 at State Fair of Texas, featuring a second-generation 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel engine, increased towing capabilities, and a refreshed, Texas-inspired King Ranch model.

2015 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Pickups Unveiled in Texas

Chevrolet and GMC have unveiled the all-new 2015 models of the Silverado HD and Sierra HD full-size pickups.

Sprint Offers Geotab Through WSCA/NASPO Contract

Geotab plug-and-play fleet management solutions are now available to states, local government entities, and authorized non-profit organizations purchasing on the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA/NASPO) cooperative purchasing contract.

Raleigh, N.C., to Convert 30 Additional Police Vehicles to Propane Autogas

The City began its conversion process in 2010 and used two grants to convert a number of police vehicles to operate on propane autogas.

City of Lake Elsinore Investing in New Brake Rotors for Police Motorcycles

The City of Lake Elsinore, Calif., has purchased and installed the PureForge braking technology on its Honda police motorcycles. Mayor Robert Magee said some of the benefits of the braking technology are increased performance, heightened safety, and cost savings.

Flooding in the City of Loveland. Click this image for more photos. Photo courtesy of City of Loveland.

Colorado Fleets Offer Advice In Light of Flooding

The cities of Loveland and Longmont, Colo.'s fleet managers spoke with Government Fleet regarding their experiences with the recent Colorado floods, and provided advice for other agencies in emergency situations.

Electric Buses Make Strong Showing at BusCon

The annual BusCon bus show this year featured an unprecedented four electric vehicles on the show floor, which also featured 145 exhibitors — more than any other year.

Merchants Fleet Management Hires Neve as Government Sales Manager

Maria Neve has joined Merchants Fleet Management as its government sales manager. Neve joins Merchants with more than 12 years of experience in sales and operations roles in the government fleet management marketplace.

Kennesaw, Ga., Outsources City Sanitation Services

The City of Kennesaw, Ga., issued an RFP for outsourcing in May and ultimately selected Republic Services as its vendor.

Hartford, Conn., Eliminates Select Take-Home Vehicles

Hartford, Conn.'s, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra gave the need to reduce costs and the liability associated with vehicle use as reasons for the reduction.

Texas DOT Expects to Save $40M by Eliminating 1,500 Vehicles

The reduction is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Fleet Forward effort to reduce its fleet by 6,000 vehicles and save $500 million over 10 years. Since launching the program in January, TxDOT has tagged 1,500 vehicles for sale.

Minneapolis Public Fleet Summit to Feature Industry Leaders

The Government Solutions Team (GST) and Government Fleet will host a second Public Fleet Summit (PFS) in Minneapolis. The event will take place Oct. 9-10.

The 2011 Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor is currently in use by the City of Sierra Madre, Calif. It will be transferred to another city next month. Photo courtesy of SCAQMD.

SCAQMD Unveils Natural Gas Police Pursuit Vehicle

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is conducting a compressed natural gas (CNG) police vehicle demonstration program, which allows police departments in Southern California to use a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor converted to run on CNG.

PennDOT Employees Receive Awards for Innovative Ideas

A number of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) employees received the agency’s IdeaLink Award, which is a PennDOT system designed to allow employees to share ideas that improve operations and workplace safety.

Redlands, Calif., Takes Delivery of New LNG Heavy-Duty Side Loaders and Plans to Purchase More

The City of Redlands, Calif., took delivery of two new heavy-duty side loaders that run on liquefied natural gas in August. This vehicle joins another heavy-duty front loader the City acquired in April.

Houston Expands Car Sharing Motor Pool Program

The City of Houston is expanding its car-sharing program for its employees, created through a partnership with ZipCar, to a second location.

Mecklenburg County, N.C., Receives Award for Diesel Emissions Reduction Efforts

At the Southeast Diesel Collaborative’s (SEDC) 8th Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Mecklenburg County, N.C., received SEDC Visionary Champion Leadership Award for its diesel emissions reduction efforts, including completing 176 retrofit and replacement projects.

Buffalo, N.Y., Receives 10 New Firefighting Vehicles

The City of Buffalo, N.Y., has purchased 10 new firefighting vehicles, including a rehab/mass casualty incident vehicle, one EMS response vehicle, five command response vehicles, an urban search and rescue vehicle, and two Segways.

Ford now offers a non-pursuit-rated sedan based on its Taurus platform for police agencies. Photo courtesy Ford.

Ford Introduces Taurus-Based, Non-Pursuit Special Service Police Sedan

The new special service police sedan features a 2.0L EcoBoost engine that Ford expects will achieve 30 highway mpg.

Fleets can rent Rotary Lift's MCH418 mobile column lifts as part of the company's new rental program.

Rotary Lift Introduces Mobile Column Lift Rental Program

Rotary Lift announced the industry’s first mobile column lift rental program, allowing fleets to rent select lifts for six to 30 months.

A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems Opens Elkhart, Ind., Facility

A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems announced its expansion to Elkhart, Ind., as part of its national growth strategy. The alternative fuel conversion company, based in Fresno, Calif., can install CNG, LNG, and LPG systems on most EPA & CARB certified vehicles.

San Mateo County Issues RFP for Telematics

San Mateo County in California issued a request for proposal (RFP) for an automated fleet monitoring system. With the system, the County hopes to reduce the cost of managing and maintaining the fleet, optimize fleet use, and “right-size” the fleet.

Fleetcon: Las Vegas Valley Water District Obtains 5th Consecutive CFMO Certification

The Las Vegas Valley Water District recently obtained its fifth consecutive Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification. James Morwood, fleet services manager, accepted a crystal award at fleetcon on Sept. 12 in Reno, Nev.

DOE, EPA Release Online Tool for Creating Printable Used-Vehicle Fuel Economy Labels

The U.S. Dept. of Energy and the EPA now offer an online tool that allows users to create digital and print fuel economy labels, for example for use when selling a used vehicle.

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