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Michigan 2014 Patrol Vehicle Testing Results Released

Michigan troopers tested 15 four-wheel patrol vehicles from the 2014 model-year. They evaluate patrol vehicles using three basic tests — high-speed performance (acceleration and top speed), braking, and driving dynamics.

Indiana Review Says Gary PD Should Create Vehicle Purchasing Program, Replace Bald Tires

A report of the Gary (Ind.) Police Department recommended that the Gary PD create a vehicle purchase program, improve vehicle safety, and expand in-vehicle technology.

For this year's Ride & Drive, Green Fleet Conference organizers closed down a city street in downtown Phoenix

2013 Green Fleet Conference is a Hit with Attendees

More than 600 fleet managers and fleet stakeholders invested in fleet sustainability took part at this year’s Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix, which was held October 1-2 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

GPS Insight Moves Headquarters to Landmark Building in Scottsdale, Ariz.

GPS Insight, a GPS fleet tracking software provider, moved its headquarters to the top floor of the iconic Henkel Building in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Oct. 1.

Armored Vehicles Joining Police Fleets

In the past month, police departments have been adding armored vehicles to their fleets. These are surplus vehicles from the military, usually obtained at little or no cost to the police departments.

NY Audit Says Town of Amherst Should Consider Fleet Consolidation

In a financial and fleet management audit by the State of New York, auditors said the Town of Amherst should develop a comprehensive fleet management system and consider consolidating its three maintenance facilities.

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Chevrolet Reveals Silverado Firefighter & Black Ops Concept Trucks

Chevrolet’s specialty Volunteer Firefighter and Black Ops concepts trucks are dedicated to volunteer first responders and emergency situations.

APWA Announces New Certified Public Fleet Professionals

The most recent Certified Public Fleet Professionals are Robert Macpherson, Town of Whitby, Ontario, Canada; Vincent Olsen, Village of Algonquin, Algonquin, Ill.; and Robert Stine, Hillsborough County Fleet Management, Fla.

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Devery Promoted to Fleet Manager at City of Tempe

Kevin Devery, CPM, was promoted to fleet manager at the City of Tempe, Ariz., in July. Devery has worked at the City fleet for 18 years and was previously fleet analyst.

On Sept. 6, Claude Masters, CAFM, NAFA president, moderated a question-and-answer session with management representatives from Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Toyota. Photo courtesy of FLAGFA.

FLAGFA Celebrates 35 Years, Pays Tribute to Former President Evans at Conference

The Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) and NAFA Fleet Management Association Sunshine State Chapter held their combined bi-annual conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., Sept. 4-6.

Pictured is the EVI REEV PHEV Class 5 truck in work truck configuration in the final stages of production.

PG&E and EVI Unveil Electric Hybrid Bucket Trucks

The new range extended electric vehicle (REEV) utility trucks are capable of providing power to homes and businesses during outages with 75 kW of exportable power. They are the utility industry’s first electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks.

Cleveland County Purchases CNG Pickups

With the purchase of two new pickups, Cleveland County is Oklahoma’s first county to buy compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, according to newsOK.com.

Scott County Purchases Fleet Management Software

Scott County, Minn., has selected AssetWorks' FleetFocus as its fleet management software to track all functions related to the maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

Sustainability All-Star award recipients are pictured after the awards ceremony.<br />

2013 Sustainability All-Star Award Winners Announced at Green Fleet Conference

The third annual Sustainability All-Star award recipients were recognized Oct. 2 at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix. Of the 40 recipients, 16 were from the public sector.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ crew cab pickup

Chevrolet, GMC Expand CNG Offerings

Chevrolet and GMC will offer new bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks as well as CNG versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans.

Audit Recommends Town of Lyonsdale Improve Fuel Control

An analysis of a sample of fuel purchases and usage showed that the Town of Lyonsdale, N.Y., was unable to account for 2,510 gallons of fuel.

Terex vehicles can now be rented from Utility Fleet Sales &amp;amp; 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.

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