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Photo of diesel-powered 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Ford's first diesel-powered 2018 F-150 pickup can deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg in highway driving, which would put it among the most fuel-efficient pickups available when it goes on sale in the spring.

Purchasing late-model used electric vehicles will reduce vehicle replacement costs for the city. Photo of a 2017 Nissan Leaf courtesy of Nissan

Va. City Creates Motor Pool, Purchases Nissan Leafs

The City of Roanoke, Va.'s new Vehicle Sharing Program will allow city employees to use Nissan Leafs, cut down on low-use fleet vehicles, and reduce the fleet's carbon footprint.

Meet the Man Behind the Movie: Rudy Ruettiger to Speak at GFX

Rudy Ruettiger, the first Notre Dame football player to be carried off the field and the inspiration behind the 1993 film Rudy, will deliver the breakfast keynote at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference.

Trimble Partners with CalAmp to Deliver Fleet Management Solutions

Trimble has announced that CalAmp is supplying customized telematics tracking devices and systems management technology for Trimble’s Field Service Management (FSM) vehicle and asset monitoring solutions.

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Colo. City to Convert Sewage Gas to RNG to Power Refuse Fleet

The City of Longmont, Colo., will convert biogas from its Waste Water Treatment Plant to renewable natural gas, which will be used to power the city's trash trucks.

Apply for the Leading Fleets Award

The Leading Fleets award is open to government fleets and recognizes operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership. Applications are due February 27.

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Video Safety Tip: Freeway Driving

AAA offers seven tips on how to drive safely on busy freeways.

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No. 1 Leading Fleet to Construct $5.1M Facility

San Bernardino County, Calif., Fleet Management Department, which was named the No. 1 Leading Fleet in 2017, received approval to construct a new facility at a cost of $5.1 million.

San Diego City Council approved the purchase of a $19.8 million Firehawk for the city's fire-rescue department. Photo via Akradecki/Wikimedia

Calif. Fire Rescue Purchases $19.8M Helicopter

The San Diego (Calif.) City Council approved the purchase of a helicopter for its Fire Rescue Department, as well as the construction of a 30,000-square-foot, $12 million hangar.

Photo of 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV Provides 650 Miles of Range

Hyundai has begun selling its 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, which offers more than 650 miles of range, including 29 miles in electric mode, Hyundai has announced.

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N.D. Investigates Overcharging for Police Vehicles

Roughly 200 Minnesota police and government agencies were overcharged on vehicles between 2014 and 2017. Now, the State of North Dakota is reviewing vehicles purchased through its state contract that were fulfilled by the same dealership.

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Chicago Auditor to Investigate Police Fleet in 2018

The Chicago Office of the Inspector General has received reports that nearly 10% of city police vehicles are unavailable because they are undergoing service at fleet maintenance facilities — nearly double the industry standard.

Photo courtesy of Ford

N.C. City Switches from Chargers to Police Interceptors

Dodge Chargers have been the chosen patrol car of the Mount Airy Police Department (N.C.) since 2010. The agency decided to switch to Ford's Police Interceptor Utility because its all wheel drive is more conducive to the city’s weather conditions.

The department was able to garner over $10,000 from insurance on the burned, 2010 Crown Victoria. Photo via Mike Schinkel/Flickr

Ga. City to Replace Crown Victoria Destroyed in Fire

The Ford Oglethorpe (Ga.) Police Chief said the replacement vehicle will come equipped with protective gear, such as headlight wraps.

The Freightliner 108SD was one of several models recalled by Daimler Trucks North America for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts. Photo: Freightliner

Freightliner Recalls 3,000 Trucks for Brake Caliper Issue

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner, Western Star and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts.

Adamson Industries Awarded GSA Contract

Founded in 1984, Adamson Industries is a privately-held, woman-owned, small business that produces public safety vehicle equipment.

Police News Dominates Government Fleet in 2017

Police news is always a popular topic, but it claimed nine of the top 10 spots on Government Fleet's most popular news items for the year.

WWPD’s current fleet of Ford Explorers will be used as a backup fleet. Photo via Tomas Del Coro/Flickr

New Police Vehicles, Fire Truck to Cost Wash. City $1M

Money for the police and fire vehicles will be taken from the City of Walla Walla, Washington’s general fund and the police department's vehicle replacement fund.

Video Safety Tip: Improving Sleep Habits

Drowsy driving prevention begins with getting enough sleep every night. Here's advice from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

1.4M Ram Trucks Recalled for Shifter Issue

The recall, limited to vehicles equipped with a shifter mounted on the steering column, covers 1.48 million Ram pickups and chassis cabs in the U.S.  

Photo of the Lewis County Courthouse in Chehalis, Wash., via Chetsford/Flickr

Wash. County Requesting Bids for Vehicle Replacement

Lewis County (Wash.) issued calls for bids after a local dealer expressed concern over the county's history of purchasing vehicles through state contracts instead of through local bids.

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L.A. County Fire Adds Two Black Hawk Helicopters to Fleet

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s new Black Hawks will be upfitted with a 1,000-gallon water tank, extended landing gear, a medically equipped interior, and a single pilot cockpit.

Photo of the 2018 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices 2018 Titan, Titan XD Pickups

Nissan has set pricing for its 2018 pickup truck lineup that now includes five 1/2-ton Titan models, five Titan XD gasoline models, and five Titan XD diesel models.

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N.J. Communities Save with Shared Maintenance

Shared fleet maintenance has become more widespread in New Jersey in the last several years, as the Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) Fleet Maintenance Services has grown to service eight public agencies.

Photo via NCDOTcommunications/Flickr

N.C. to Install Telematics After Audit Finds Misuse

In response to an audit, the North Carolina Department of Administration noted that it is installing telematics systems in state-owned vehicles to enable greater oversight in monitoring vehicle usage.

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