Government Fleet News

J.B. Poindexter Acquires Masterack

Masterack LLC, maintains its corporate headquarters in Decatur, Ga., a manufacturing plant in Social Circle, Ga., and five company-owned installation facilities across the United States. It will operate as an independent business unit within JBPCO.

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Michigan State Police to Test Three New Vehicles

The Michigan State Police will test three new pursuit-capable law enforcement models as part of its annual police vehicle test, including Ford's new gasoline-electric hybrid sedan and F-150 pickup, the agency has announced.

Photo of 2018 EcoSport courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Array of Fleet-Only SUV Options

Ford has made minor changes to the optional equipment packages offered to fleets for the 2018 model-year, and will continue to offer an array of optional equipment for its increasingly popular utility vehicles, including the new 2018 EcoSport.

Photo of Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford.

Improper Upfitting Caused Carbon Monoxide Exposure in P.I. Utility, Ford Says

Responding to concerns about carbon monoxide exposure in Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, Ford cited improperly sealed holes in the body of the vehicles that were created during the upfitting process.

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Wash. City’s New Fleet Manager Focuses on Vehicle Replacements

The City of Tacoma, Wash., hired a new fleet manager, Paul Hanna, CAFM, in April. Hanna is focusing on catch-up vehicle replacements as the city recovers from the economic downtown.

Kelly Reagan (right) congratulates Don Joyner from Franklin County for his Bronze award. Photo courtesy of MEMA

MEMA Awards Technicians of the Year

The Ohio Chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) announced the winners of its Technicians of the Year award at the Midwest Green Fleet Forum.

Photo of Chevrolet's Low Cab Forward trucks courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Adds Fleet Options for 2018-MY

Chevrolet is rolling out an array of new vehicle options for its fleet customers for the 2018 model year on a trio of utility vehicles, cars, and its low cab forward trucks, the company told Automotive Fleet.com.

Photo by Lan56/Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: Driving Near Schools

AAA offers driving safety reminders for the new school year.

Serco maintains vehicles for Colorado Springs Utilities (pictured) and the City of Colorado Springs. File photo

Colorado Springs, Serco Work to Resolve Fleet Pricing Dispute

After filing a second lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs, Colo., fleet maintenance provider Serco now says it’s working with the city on an amendment to its fleet services contract.

Graph courtesy of NYC DCAS

NYC Fleet Purchases Reach Record High

In fiscal-year 2017, New York City spent more on fleet procurement than it ever had in city history, with fleet purchases totaling $370 million. In the last four years, the city has spent $1.24 billion in new vehicles and equipment.

Mobility Conference Debuts for Fleets

Convening Nov. 7-8 at Miami Hilton Downtown, Fleet Forward Conference is designed to bring fleets, fleet suppliers, and technology providers together to provide education and networking on smart mobility concepts and end-user solutions.

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First Airbus H145 Joins Las Vegas PD

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) will soon become the first law enforcement agency in the United States to operate the twin-engine Airbus Helicopters H145.

Large equipment sometimes have a hard time fitting inside the repair bays. Photo courtesy of City of Albany

Ga. City to Build $1.4M Consolidated Fleet Facility

Elected officials from the City of Albany, Ga., have approved the construction of a $1.4 million fleet facility that will replace three separate worn-down repair facilities.

NTEA Offers Commercial Van Report

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry recently released Commercial Van Overview and Market Data Insights, a report delivering an update on this popular vehicle segment and its influence on work truck industry dynamics.

Chevin Adopted by New Emergency Services Providers

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of fleet and asset management software, announced that a growing number of emergency services providers are adopting its FleetWave solution.

City of Las Vegas fleet vehicles are being installed with the vehicle-to-city communication technology. Photo courtesy of City of Las Vegas

Las Vegas Pilots Connected Vehicle Technology

The City of Las Vegas is piloting a connected vehicle project using its fleet cars in an effort to increase pedestrian safety and traffic flow.

Photo of 2017 Clarity Electric courtesy of Honda.

Honda Begins Leasing Clarity Electric

Honda has begun leasing its 2017 Clarity Electric in California and Oregon, Honda has announced.

Marc Llistosella, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp., describes production requirements of the new eCanter to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of the Portuguese Republic. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Starts Production of Electric Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has announced the start of small-scale series production of its electric medium-duty truck, the Fuso eCanter.

Photo via Flickr/Noya Fields

Sacramento Receives $44M Green City Funding

The City of Sacramento, Calif., has been approved as the first Green City, a designation that gives it $44 million in funding from the Volkswagen diesel emissions settlement.

Caterpillar Awarded National IPA Cooperative Contract

The City of Tucson, in conjunction with the National IPA, awarded Caterpillar the contract for for heavy construction equipment, parts, accessories, supplies, and related services. It is effective from May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2022.

Photo by Don Graham (inknife_2000)/flickr.

Safety Tip: 4 Mistakes While Driving Near Trucks

The Arkansas State Police offers advice on what common mistakes to avoid while driving near semitrailer trucks.

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Ford Takes Action on Carbon Monoxide Concerns

Ford Motor Company has announced it will offer to cover the cost of specific repairs in its Police Interceptor Utility vehicles with carbon monoxide concerns.

Photo of B1 courtesy of Bollinger.

Bollinger Motors Unveils Electric Utility Truck

Hobart, New York-based Bollinger Motors has unveiled its battery-electric B1 utility truck that the company says would be a fit for tradespeople, construction companies, and government fleets.

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc.

FCA to Restart Sales of Diesel Ram 1500

Fiat Chrysler can begin selling diesel-powered versions of its 2017 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, after receiving approval from state and federal environmental regulators.

The Austin Police Department first installed carbon monoxide detectors in March. Photo courtesy of Austin PD

Austin to Pull 400 Ford Explorers and PIUs Out of Service

The City of Austin has begun pulling all 446 of its Ford Explorers and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles from service after finding traces of carbon monoxide in a significant amount of vehicles.

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