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The Spartan ERV MPA 65' multi-function pumper aerial fire apparatus. Image courtesy Spartan ERV.

Spartan ERV Introduces New MPA 65' Multi-Function Pumper Aerial Apparatus

Spartan ERV, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. has introduced its new MPA 65’, a multi-function pumper aerial apparatus. The company said the vehicle offers all the features of a QUINT.

EV Company Coda Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Coda Holdings has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The company is exiting the automotive marketplace and plans to restructure to focus on the energy storage business.

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Kobliska to Retire from TSA

Martha Kobliska, branch chief/fleet manager, Fleet and Transportation Services, Transportation Services Agency (TSA), announced she will retire May 31. Barbara Lockhart, senior fleet specialist, will be appointed the acting branch chief/fleet manager until a permanent selection is made.

NAFA Announces 2012-2013 CAFM & CAFS Graduates

The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced the full class of 2012-2013 CAFM and CAFS graduates at the NAFA Institute & Expo. Of the 36 total CAFM graduates, 22 work for public-sector fleets.

Chevin USA Relocates to Facilitate Future Expansion Plans

After more than a decade in business in the U.S., Chevin Fleet Solutions has relocated this month to new and expanded offices to facilitate its continued expansion and growth across the North American marketplace.

Kentucky Takes Delivery of Chevrolet Volts for State Fleet

The State has purchased four new Chevrolet Volts and installed two charging stations, which are installed outside the State’s Department for Environmental Protection headquarters.

Beloit, Wis., to Develop Fleet Petroleum Use Reduction Plan

The City of Beloit is conducting a study in order to create a plan to reduce the City’s petroleum usage, fleet-related costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Series 75 Aerial cab and chassis from Spartan Chassis.

Spartan Chassis Launches Series 75 Aerial Ladder Truck

Spartan Chassis has expanded its product offerings with its new Series 75 Aerial. The Series 75 consists of a cab and chassis with a mounted 75-ft. aerial ladder.

Amerit Fleet to Unveil Mobile Service Centers

A virtual “rolling garage,” each Mobile Service Center (MSC) is customized to meet the preventative maintenance and repair needs of all fleet vehicles, especially those in remote locations not easily serviced by a dedicated garage.

Allegheny County, Pa., Buys CNG Pickup Trucks

Allegheny County, Pa., has purchased two compressed natural gas (CNG) Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD pickup trucks and unveiled them on April 22, Earth Day.

Montgomery County to Enforce Take-Home Vehicle Policy

Montgomery County in Maryland will crack down on take-home vehicle abuse by retraining County departments about vehicle use rules, according to the Washington Examiner.

Sterling Heights, Mich., Testing Corrosion-Protection Product on Public Works Fleet

The City of Sterling Heights’ Department of Public Works is working with VSE Corp. to run a pilot program where the City will use VSE’s corrosion-protection product, called VSeal, on the department’s fleet vehicles.

Vincentric Names Vehicles On 2013 'Best Fleet Value in America' List

According to Vincentric, General Motors, Ford, and Toyota achieved the largest number of awards, with GM receiving nine, and Ford and Toyota receiving eight awards each.

GSA Launches Hybrid Fleet Vehicle Consolidation Initiative for Federal Agencies

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has launched an initiative where it will fund the total incremental cost to replace an existing federal agency's fleet vehicle with a hybrid model.

Kleberg County Takes Delivery of 10 Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs

Kleberg County in Texas took delivery of 10 Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs, replacing its Ford Crown Victoria fleet, according to KIIVTV.

Manatee County School District Considers Reducing Car & Truck Fleet

The Manatee County School District in Florida is considering reducing its 222-vehicle fleet in order to make up a budget deficit, according to the Bradenton Herald.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Defends Take-Home Vehicles

While critics see a potential for cost savings, Wayne County (Mich.) Sheriff’s Office is defending its 61 unmarked take-home vehicles, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Ocoee, Fla., Expects to Save At Least $75,000 Annually With New Parts Contract

In late March the City of Ocoee, Fla., awarded a new parts contract to NAPA. According to City documents, the contract will save the City 15% to 20% through access to NAPA’s on-site store.

One of the new Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles purchased by the City of Fort Collins, Colo. Photo courtesy City of Fort Collins.

Fort Collins, Colo., Orders 27 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Patrol Vehicles

The City of Fort Collins, Colo., has ordered 27 new Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, with two planned to go into service in April and the rest scheduled for delivery in July.

Vermont's Governor Peter Shumlin drove the new Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid that's part of the State's new pilot program. Photo courtesy State of Vermont.

Vermont Begins Plug-in Hybrid Pilot Program

The State of Vermont has begun a plug-in hybrid pilot program. The State purchased a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid and plans to operate it in the Department of Buildings & General Services Fleet Management Services (FMS) motor pool program.

City of Sacramento Celebrates 100th EV Charging Station

The City of Sacramento, Calif., and Chargepoint announced that the City has reached a significant milestone with more than 100 electric vehicle charging stations installed in and around the City. City Fleet coordinated and managed the project to completion.

Hanford, Calif., Establishes Take-Home Vehicle Program

The City of Hanford, Calif., has established a new take-home vehicle program for its police department. The City also purchased 14 new Dodge Charger patrol cars.

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APWA Announces New Certified Public Fleet Professionals

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced a new group of public works fleet professionals who have recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) credential.

USPS Board Says it Will Follow Congressional Resolution Mandating 6-Day Delivery

In late March Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to fund government operations that included language that would prevent the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from changing its delivery schedule to Monday through Friday for mail other than packages.

Terex Utilities to Host Next NCCCO Digger Derrick Operator Certification Program

Registration is open for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) Digger Derrick Operator Certification Program on August 19-21, 2013, at the Terex Utilities facilities in Watertown, S.D.

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