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Terramac Crawler Carriers Available on GSA Website

Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, announced its approval to sell Terramac units through the General Services Administration (GSA) supply contract under Schedule 23V.

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Pittsburgh Purchases Emergency Response Boat

The City of Pittsburgh has purchased a 34-foot fireboat for its Bureau of Fire. This is the city's first fireboat in more than 40 years.

No Injuries After Street Maintenance Truck Catches Fire

Officials from the City of Lynchburg, Va., reported no injuries after a city street maintenance truck caught fire.

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Audit: U.S. State Dept. Failed to Maintain Armored Vehicles

The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security failed to properly maintain its fleet of armored vehicles, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General.

Safety Tip: Taking the Risk Out of Your Turns

Sloppy turning habits are common but greatly increase crash risk. Here's advice from Michigan and California on how to execute safer turns.

Alaska City to Drug Test Drivers After Minor Accidents

The City of Bethel, Alaska, is changing its driver policy to mandate drug tests after minor collisions because vehicle bumps and scrapes have become common among fleet drivers.

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Garbage Collector to Pay Calif. City $2M Over Contract Violations

Refuse collector North Bay Corporation has agreed to pay the City of Santa Rosa, Calif., $2 million in a settlement over alleged contract violations including use of old garbage trucks.

Greenkraft Places CNG Trucks in Southern California Cities

Greenkraft announced that it has placed six trucks in a Southern California city, all clean energy vehicles running on compressed natural gas (CNG), and will be placing another six trucks for another Southern California city.

VSG Awarded NASPO Contract for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Equipment

Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has been awarded the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Master Agreement for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Associated Equipment.

Art Zanvettor, mechanic/body man, and Scott Gerardi, parts manager, worked on automating the motor pool process. Photo courtesy of City of Stamford

Conn. City Halves Motor Pool Fleet

The City of Stamford, Conn., has reduced its motor pool fleet from 60 to 29 vehicles by automating motor pool management and having better control of utilization.

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Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.

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PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.

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Hyundai Prices Ioniq Hybrid, EV

Hyundai has released pricing for two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with the Ioniq Hybrid starting at $23,035 and the Ioniq Electric retailing for at least $30,335, the automaker has announced.

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Ariz. Official Urges for Uber Over State Vehicles

An Arizona congressman is proposing the state reduce its fleet by 20% and launch a pilot program where employees would use ride-hailing or rental car services for transportation.

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CASE Launches TCO Calculator

CASE Construction Equipment has launched an all-new Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator that provides both prospective buyers and current equipment owners insight into lifetime ownership costs.

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Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

Chevin Launches Fleetwave on Geotab Marketplace

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that its enterprise-level software, FleetWave, is available via the Geotab Marketplace, a source for open IoT fleet management solutions.

Md. Employee Steals $13K in Fleet Equipment

A Montgomery County, Md., fleet employee was caught stealing $13,000 in equipment and reselling it on the black market.

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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Rated at 52 MPG Highway

Chevrolet's 2017 Cruze Diesel sedan provides 52 miles per gallon in highway driving when equipped with a manual transmission, making it the most fuel efficient non-electrified vehicle sold in the U.S., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

Automakers Ask Trump to Reopen Fuel Economy Review

The chief executives of 18 automakers have asked President Donald Trump to revisit fuel economy regulations through 2025 that were finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, reports Bloomberg.

Diesel Prices Rise for First Time in a Month

Diesel prices increased for the first time in four weeks, but overall have remained nearly flat during the same period of time.

Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog

Here's advice from AAA and Ford on how to drive in heavy fog conditions.

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GPS Insight Launches ELD Solution

GPS Insight announced the launch of its new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution, which bundles an Android tablet hardwired to a GPS tracking device.

Md. County Council Criticized for Take-Home Cars

The Prince George County (Md.) Council has drawn criticism for costing the county $110,000 a year on automobile allowances and take-home cars.

(from l. to r.) Peter Rander, Mark Fields, Bryan Salesky, and Raj Nair

Ford Invests $1B Toward 2021 Autonomous Vehicle

Ford will invest $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI, a startup focusing on artificial intelligence, to develop a software platform for a fully autonomous vehicle it plans to make available for ride hailing in 2021.

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