Government Fleet News

Texas Police Dept. Adds Armored Vehicle

The Marshall (Texas) Police Department has acquired an armored vehicle to be used as a rescue vehicle during natural disasters.

IronPlanet Sets Heavy Equipment Inspection Record

IronPlanet reached a record number of annual inspections in 2016, with over 100,000 pieces of equipment evaluated and certified by its professional inspectors, the online auction company announced.

U.S. Proposes V2V Mandate to Reduce Crashes

Separately, the U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration will soon issue guidelines for vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

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Ind. City Reviews Police Take-Home Policy

The City of Anderson, Ind., council has approved funds to purchase 19 new patrol cars for the Police Department, but also said it wanted to amend its police take-home car policy.

(l. to r.) Edmonds, Mattos, and Henry. Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Begins Delivering Bolt EV

Chevrolet delivered the first three 2017 Bolt EVs to retail customers in the San Francisco Bay area today, the automaker announced.

Photo courtesy of Chevin.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Upgrades Website

Chevin's updated website has been given new features and is now more mobile-friendly.

Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Trend Higher

Diesel and gasoline prices were higher for the second week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Safety Tip: Driving Near Large Trucks

Here are four mistakes fleet drivers need to avoid when traveling near large commercial trucks, especially during winter storm conditions.

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N.Y. Municipality Receives Fleet Management Grant

The City of Kingston, N.Y., plans to implement new protocols for its fleet management program and update its greenhouse gas emissions inventory thanks to a new grant from the state.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs Recalled for Fire Risk

The recall covers nearly 50,000 vehicles in the 2010 to 2014 model years.

Photo via Flickr/Will Merydith

Ind. County Takes Snow Plow Loans After Fleet Fire

Montgomery County, Ind., is scrambling to prepare for snow after a fire destroyed its plow fleet. It solicited and received snow plow loans from various cities and counties from around the state.

Photo of 2012 Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA.

Used Vehicle Values Weakened in November

Five model years of used vehicles depreciated 2.3% in November, which showed a slight improvement from October and remained in line with the typical weakening of values at this time of year, according to Black Book data.

Westport Gains EPA Certification to Modify 2017 Ford Trucks

Westport has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to equip 2017-model-year Ford vehicles with its WiNG Power System that enables the vehicles to run compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid propane gas (LPG), also known as propane autogas.

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W.Va. Auditor Fails to Find Accurate Fleet Count

After five months, the State of West Virginia's Auditor's Office has reported that it cannot accurately determine how many vehicles are in the state's fleet.

Registration Opens for GFX

Registration is now open for the 2017 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), which will take place in San Antonio June 12-15, 2017. Fleets purchasing a full conference pass by Dec. 31 can save $200.

Colo. State Fleet Manager Retires

Scott Madsen, director of the Division of Central Services, State of Colorado, recently retired after working for the state for 15 years. Madsen was a past president of the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA).

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Texas City Eliminates New Fleet Replacement Fund

The City of Killeen (Texas) has terminated its newly created fleet funding program due to a budget shortfall. City Council voted to terminate it on Dec. 6.

New hybrid vans will replace these older 15-passenger gasoline vans. Photo courtesy of NYC Parks

NYC Parks Replaces Passenger Vans with Hybrids

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has ordered 10 15-passenger hybrid vans to increase miles per gallon and reduce vehicle emissions.

Diesel, Oil Prices Expected to Jump Around 17% Next Year

Final government forecasts for diesel, gasoline and oil prices before 2017 gets underway are in with two of the three calling for double-digit percentage hikes compared to this year.

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Wis. Fire Department Adds Aerial Ladders

The Oshkosh Fire Department (Wis.) has added two Pierce Quantum quint 105-ft. heavy-duty aerial ladders to its fleet.

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Mich. City Partially Outsources Fleet Management

The City of Adrian, Mich., is entering into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management for fleet management services for six of its 38 non-emergency vehicles.

Photo courtesy of State of New York.

New York Deploys Emergency Trailers Along Oil Corridor

The State of New York is deploying 24 fully equipped emergency response trailers across New York’s crude oil transportation corridor to strengthen its response to crude oil transportation incidents.

FDNY Mechanic Saves Dept. $750K Annually

Jomar Pichardo, a mechanic who helped save about $750,000 by rebuilding and restoring costly ambulance components, was among the honorees at the annual FDNY Administrative Medals and Awards Ceremony.

Safety Tip: Road Rage Prevention

Here's advice on how to limit your risk of becoming a victim of road rage.

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City of Atlanta Collects Data on Waste

The City of Atlanta, Ga., hopes to cut down on waste and boost its recycling efforts with data. The Public Works Department will begin a six-month pilot using a cloud-based technology platform from Rubicon Global to improve waste operations and provide route optimization for its trucks.

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