June 4, 2013 - Press Release
Terex Utilities has named two new regional sales managers, Gary Rice and Tony Rust, to spearhead the company’s sales efforts in the United States.
Tags: Personnel personals, Terex Utilities
June 3, 2013 - Industry News
Equipped with lights and sirens, an electric motorcycle designed by Sgt. Mike Nielsen is used to patrol trails, parks, and schools and respond to emergency calls for service or backup across Sebastopol, Calif.
Tags: Police vehicles, Zero Motorcycles, City of Sebastopol
In the biggest recall of the three, Ford is calling back 2013 model-year Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, and Police Interceptor vehicles as well as Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ vehicles.
Tags: NHTSA, Ford Taurus, Lincoln, Lincoln MKS, Ford Explorer, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln MKT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle recalls, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford Motor Co., Ford Flex
Using funds provided by the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant program, a State of Tennessee-operated golf course replaced gasoline-powered equipment with battery-powered options including greens and approach mowers, bunker rakes, greens rollers, and utility vehicles.
Tags: Mower, State of Tennessee, Golf course
With the delivery of a custom-built refurbished refuse truck in late May, the Town of Jonesborough, Tenn., now has a refuse fleet made up of entirely refurbished units.
Tags: Town of Jonesborough, Refurbished vehicle, Alliance Refuse Trucks
June 3, 2013 - Press Release
The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will bring its message of how government fleets can save money and get more done with less by outsourcing their accident management activities to the 2013 Government Fleet Expo and Conference (“GFX”) in San Antonio, Texas, next week.
Tags: Outsourcing, accident management, CEI Group, CEI
May 31, 2013 - Industry News
Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) division has ordered 10 firefighting apparatus from Pierce Manufacturing. The County is purchasing five pumpers, a 100-foot Pierce Aerial Platform, a heavy-duty rescue/hazmat vehicle, and three tandem rear axle tanker/pumper vehicles.
Tags: emergency response vehicles, Polk County, Fire Equipment, Pierce Manufacturing
The article on AL.com said the City is using B-100 in its mowers and that about 80% of the City’s diesel vehicles will use B-20.
Tags: biodiesel, Alabama, City of Gadsden
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is offering free training courses in June-July across the State to help operators, maintenance personnel, and fleet managers understand requirements and technologies for complying with California's diesel vehicle regulations.
Tags: CARB, diesel engines, state laws
The City of Santa Ana, Calif., has created a fleet maintenance internship program that offers internship opportunities to Santa Ana College (SAC) Automotive Department students.
Tags: City of Santa Ana, Internship program, Apprenticeship program
May 30, 2013 - Industry News
The City of Jacksonville, Fla., has partnered with internet auctioning company GovDeals to sell surplus vehicles and products. Previously, the City held physical auctions once or twice per year.
Tags: remarketing, surplus vehicles, City of Jacksonville, GovDeals
May 29, 2013 - Industry News
A bill in the Connecticut legislature would raise the minimum fuel economy a vehicle would have to achieve before being eligible for operation by the State’s Department of Administrative Services (DAS).
Tags: proposed legislation, State of Connecticut, fuel economy
The City currently operates a total of 35 CNG vehicles and eight departments use them, including the City’s public works department and its fire department.
Tags: certification, CNG vehicles, Technician training, CSA Group
The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) awarded Ken Miller, fleet manager with the State of Illinois, with the Environmental Leadership Award and Kathi Croze, national sales manager for the Government Fleet Market for The CEI Group, with its Distinguished Member Award.
Tags: recognition, State of Illinois, NCSFA, CEI
To remedy the problem, Altec dealers will install jib bracket reinforcement kits.
Tags: NHTSA, Recalls, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Altec Industries, Altec, telescopic cranes
The City of Amarillo, Texas, plans to purchase 10 new Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles to replace existing patrol cars in its fleet.
Tags: Police vehicles, Texas, City of Amarillo, Ford Police Interceptor Utility
Santa Clara County in California will construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the fleet management facility in San Jose and has plans to convert 25% of its vehicles to CNG within 10 years.
Tags: CNG fueling station, Santa Clara County, CNG, Natural Gas, California
May 28, 2013 - Industry News
The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added eight Humvees to its fleet through the military’s 1033 Program. The 1033 program allows a transfer of military equipment to law enforcement agencies at no cost to the agency.
Tags: emergency response vehicles, State of Iowa, Humvee
Cummins Inc. announced its 2013 engine lineup for refuse vehicles. The company is offering a complete range of both clean diesel and natural gas engines.
Tags: Refuse trucks, natural gas truck, Cummins ISX12, Cummins Westport
Navistar, Inc. said it has started shipping its first International TerraStar 4x4 units. The company originally launched the International TerraStar in 2010 in a 4x2 configuration.
Tags: International, Navistar, Medium-duty trucks, TerraStar 4X4
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Terex is recalling a total of 118 model-year 2012-2013 Aerial Devices and Digger Derricks manufactured September 2012 through February 2013.
Tags: Terex, Recalls, digger derrick, aerial device
Monmouth County, N.J., earned $95,205 from a recent surplus auction, which included a total of 99 items for bid, 50 of which were vehicles. The County also sold heavy construction equipment and lawn equipment, in addition to other items.
Tags: New Jersey, Monmouth County, online auctions
May 23, 2013 - Industry News
Jacksonville, Fla., Mayor Alvin Brown’s retirement reform agreement with the AFSCME union will modify retirement benefits for new employees hired on or after Oct. 1 and increase pension plan contributions for current AFSCME employees.
Tags: Retirement, City of Jacksonville, Pension plan
The City of Springfield, Ill., has converted a total of 24 patrol cars and pickup trucks to propane autogas. They began operating in mid-May, 2013.
Tags: Police vehicles, CleanFUEL USA, propane autogas, Illinois, City of Springfield
One major change to the Caprice PPV that GM made for 2014 was to relocate the shifter from the center console to a column-shift design. GM said this change makes room for a new center console equipment mounting platform.
Tags: Police vehicles, police fleets, Chevrolet Caprice PPV, General Motors Corp., 2014-MY
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