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Mo. County Proposes Tax Hike to Fund Fleet

Monroe County, Mo., commissioners are urging voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase in an election this week to pay for vehicle replacements.

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Public Works Officials Fired Over Winter Storm Response

The City of Binghamton (N.Y.) has fired two of its top public works officials after the city's Winter Storm Stella response efforts drew criticism.

CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils on Store Shelves Now, API Says

The organization has licensed about 400 CK-4 oils and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by marketers, making the robust new classifications available to operators of new and older diesels.

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Audit: Okla. Sheriff Unable to Locate Vehicles

The Oklahoma County (Okla.) Sheriff's Office failed to keep track of its vehicles and other assets, according to a report from the Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector.

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Calif. Governor's Fuel Tax Would Fund Infrastructure

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed raising gasoline taxes and vehicle fees to raise $5 billion per year to repair the state's crumbling streets, highways, and bridges.

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VW Settles State Diesel Claims for $157M

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $157.4 million to settle claims by 10 states to resolve environmental and consumer claims around its violations of diesel emissions regulations.

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How Telematics Data Overload Multiplies in Fleets With Several OEMs

Fleet managers will find it exponentially more difficult to interpret and utilize telematics data the more variety of vehicle brands they add to their fleet, according to new data and analysis from WEX Inc.

Vote Now for the 2017 Public Fleet Hall of Fame

April 18 is the last day to vote for the 2017 Public Fleet Hall of Fame. Anyone affiliated with the public fleet industry, including fleet professionals, fleet technicians or other staff members, and suppliers, can vote.

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Tesla on Autopilot Hits Police Motorcycle

A Tesla Model X reportedly driving on autopilot hit a City of Phoenix, Ariz., police motorcycle as the vehicles were exiting the freeway.

IronPlanet Updates allEquip Format

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, debuted its next generation allEquip fixed and negotiated pricing format.

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Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

The recall covers 335 aerial devices and service body trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

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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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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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Spectro Scientific Wins Patent for Fluid Measurement Method

Spectro Scientific, a suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed water analysis instrumentation and software, has been awarded U.S. patent 9,448,112 B2 for a method to measure coolant and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

CARB Reaffirms Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to maintain its greenhouse gas emission standards and zero-emission vehicle program for passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold in the state through 2025.

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Ariz. Fire Department Seeks $34M for New Trucks

The Tucson (Ariz.) Fire Department is seeking funds to repair and replace its aging fleet of fire trucks. About 83% of the fleet's vehicles are due for replacement.

Chevin Releases Event Engine Tool

A new events engine tool in the latest update of Chevin’s fleet and asset management software, FleetWave, allows operations to rapidly design and automate alerts, reminders, and other messages that are sent to their workers.

Diesel Prices Hit Lowest Point Since Mid-December

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell again last week, bringing the price to its lowest level since Mid-December when the average price was $2.49 per gallon.

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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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Safety Tip: When to Honk the Horn

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on when it's proper to honk the horn.

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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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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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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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ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Propane Conversion Kits

Dealers need to replace fuel control valve solenoids to fix a problem that can lead to engine stalling.

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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.

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