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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.

Photo courtesy of Thomas Shiosaka.

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.

Photo via Town of Century.

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 NorthEscombia.com.

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.

Screenshot via PoliceMag.com.

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.

Photo courtesy of Detroit PD.

Detroit Officers Cite Safety Issues on Donated Vehicles

Safety concerns include prisoners being able to reach through the partition separating the front and back seat and improper seating that would cause safety issues if air bags detonated, Deadline Detroit reported.

LAPD showed its next-gen Ford Police Interceptors at the IACP Conference. Photo by Mark W. Clark.

LAPD Unveils Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors

The Los Angeles Police Department showed off versions of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility at a police chiefs' conference in Philadelphia this week with an in-dash display that would de-clutter a patrol car's cockpit.

New York City Fleet Consolidation Expected to Save $415M

New York City announced it has completed the largest consolidation of its fleet operations by reducing the number of dedicated fleet repair facilities from 47 to 37 locations and implementing shared resources across agencies.

City of Muncie Investing in CNG With Police Car & Refuse Trucks

The City of Muncie, Ind., is beginning its conversion to a compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet with a 2013 Ford Police Interceptor and 12 refuse trucks being converted to run on CNG, The Star Press reported.

Government Fleet Announces New Awards Programs, Ends Relationship with 100 Best Fleets

Government Fleet magazine is launching a series of new government fleet awards for 2014. The magazine is choosing to end its relationship with the 100 Best Fleets award program.

Dan Chase, leadership development consultant with the Utah Department of Human Resource Management, gave a presentation titled "Restoring the Honor of Public Service."

NCSFA Hosts Intensive Fleet Workshop in Utah

More than 59 fleet management officials and corporate industry experts registered to attend the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) intensive fleet management workshop in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 9-11.

Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler Updates 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service Vehicle

The 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service SUV comes standard with eight-speed transmission that Chrysler says will deliver up to a 15% improvement in fuel economy.

Orlando Fleet Dedicated to Staff Training

The City of Orlando’s Fleet Management administration team developed an aggressive training curriculum approximately two years ago; the results are ASE Blue Seal certification and becoming a warranty provider for the Detroit automakers.

Terex to Upgrade Its Oklahoma Manufacturing Facility

Terex Corporation has initiated a capital improvement plan to upgrade and re-purpose its Oklahoma City manufacturing facility. The plan follows the sale of several roadbuilding equipment product lines that were, up until now, manufactured at the facility.

The 2015 bi-fuel CNG Chevrolet Impala  is expected to go on sale next summer. Click on the photo to vew interior and trunk photos. Copyright General Motors.

GM to Produce Bi-Fuel CNG Impala

General Motors will build a Chevrolet Impala sedan that operates on either gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG). The bi-fuel sedan is expected to go on sale next summer as a 2015 model.

Blytheville Police Considers Fuel Card System to Reduce Costs

The City of Blytheville, Ark., is having supply problems with its fuel distributor, leading police officers to purchase gasoline at local gas stations, according to the Blytheville Courier News.

Mayor of Bankrupt San Bernardino Wants to Consider Outsourcing City Services

City of San Bernardino, Calif., Mayor Patrick Morris wants to contract out City services, including police, fire, public works, community development, and parks and rec. This would reduce the workforce by 80% and reduce the number of replacement vehicles the City needs to buy.

City of South Jordan Replacing Vehicles After 5 Years of Deferment

The City of South Jordan, Utah, council has agreed to replace one third of its vehicles and will borrow $1.2 million to partially pay for the fleet purchases, the South Valley Journal reported.

Green Fleet Conference Photo Gallery Recap

A photo gallery of this year's Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix, which was held October 1-2 at the Phoenix Convention Center, is now available.

Photo of the 2013 model-year testing courtesy of MSP.

Michigan 2014 Motorcycle Testing Results Released

Michigan troopers tested seven motorcycles from the 2014 model-year. This year, the BMW F800 reached the top speed among the cycles, peaking at 139 mph.

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