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In June, New York City ordered thirty-two EV ARC units, valued at $2.14M — Envision's largest order. Photo courtesy of Envision Solar.

Oakland Latest City to Employ Mobile EV Charging Stations

The City of Oakland, Calif., is joining municipalities across the country in acquiring emissions-free electric vehicle (EV) charging and emergency power with help from San Diego-based Envision Solar.

Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach

Calif. City Switches to Renewable Natural Gas

The City of Long Beach, Calif., recently began dispensing renewable natural gas (RNG) at its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The station is used for the city’s growing fleet of refuse trucks and street sweepers.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard.

Hurricane Harvey Could Create 1M Salvage Vehicles

While market watchers agree that Hurricane Harvey's impact stretches beyond Houston-area automotive business, estimates on exactly how many vehicles will need to be replaced vary between half a million and million vehicles, including as many as 18,500 fleet vehicles.

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Ga. Inmate Escapes From Fleet Maintenance Shop

A Jackson County, Ga., prison inmate has escaped from outside grounds detail at the county fleet maintenance shop, the Georgia Department of Corrections announced.

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Ala. City Makes Much-Needed Update to Police Fleet

The City of Alexander City, Ala., has taken delivery of eight new Chevrolet Tahoe police cars after years of putting off replacements.

Photo of Nashua Community College via Flickr/John Phelan

N.H. Colleges to Establish Fleet Policies Following Audit

The report found that the Community College System of New Hampshire did not have established fleet policies or procedures, and relied on informal practices when making decisions.

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Calif. Legislature Saved $650K Switching to Reimbursement

The California Senate and Assembly spent nearly $1.4 million on vehicle leasing, maintenance, and fuel in 2011. In the 2015-2016 session, the agency spent about $750,000 on mileage reimbursement.

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Wash. Public Works Facility Lost in Fire

The City of Toppenish (Wash.) Public Works Building caught fire last week, leading to the loss of six city vehicles and various equipment.

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Fla. Fleet Facility Damaged in Storms

More than eight inches of rain fell in Manatee County, Fla., and a suspected tornado caused structural damage to several buildings, including the county’s Eastside Fleet Maintenance building.

Photo via Flickr/Raymond Wambsgans.

White House to Reinstate Military Surplus Program for Police

The U.S. Department of Defense will reinstate the 1033 program, which allows the military to transfer surplus weapons, vehicles, and equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies.

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Harvey Causing Historic Flooding in South Texas

With the National Weather Service calling Hurricane Harvey "unprecedented" and "beyond anything experienced," hundreds of highways are closed, trucking is already mobilizing relief, and at least one trucker was among the thousands who had to be rescued over the weekend.

Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Safety Tip: Five Ways Seat Belts Help Prevent Injuries

Fleet drivers need to buckle up every trip. Here are five ways seat belts protect occupants from injuries, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

The National Hurricane Center is advising against all but essential local travel on roadways affected by Hurricane Harvey. Photo: National Hurricane Center

Travel Advisories in Effect as Hurricane Harvey Nears Texas

Meteorologists say the storm could dump up to 30 inches of water on the Texas and Louisiana coasts and are urging drivers to stay off of roads.

Photo courtesy of NJPA

NJPA Adds Electric Vehicle Supply Category

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) awarded five vendors in its newest category, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Related Services.

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Nev. County to Purchase 45 Grant-Funded BEVs, Hybrids

Clark County, Nev., commissioners have decided to accept $620,000 in grant funding to purchase 35 hybrid vehicles and 10 electric vehicles for the county fleet.

Ariz. County Aims to Reduce Fleet With New Software

The Gila County, Ariz., fleet has shed the inefficient use of hand-written logs and spreadsheets to manage its fleet and motor pool in favor of using Agile Fleet’s FleetCommander fleet management information system.

Nearly three dozen National Drive Electric Week events are being held in states that are a part of Midwest EVOLVE. Photo: Clean Fuels Ohio

Seven States Host Midwest Clean Air Events

The Evolve program emphasizes the clean-air benefits and cost-savings of plug-in electric cars. The vehicles are being showcased in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

Department of Homeland Security Signs Blanket Purchase Agreement for Telematics

Through this agreement, fleet managers from the Department of Homeland Security's 13 operational and support components will be able to purchase WEX telematics solutions.

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Fla. Agency Suspends K-9 Unit for Speeding

All nine members of the Lakeland (Fla.) Police Department's K-9 unit were suspended. Five of the nine officers suspended admitted to filling up their memory cards so the in-vehicle camera system could not record the speeding.

Photo of the 2018 Jeep Compass courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Adds Fleet-Only Options for 2018

Fiat Chrysler has added fleet-only options for several of its vehicles for the 2018 model year, including the Ram 1500 pickup, ProMaster City compact van, and Jeep Compass.

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Minn. Man Accused of Overcharging for Police Vehicles

The former fleet manager at Nelson Auto in Minnesota has been charged for overcharging law enforcement agencies for police vehicle equipment that were not included on vehicles.

Photo via Flickr/Edward Kimmel

Helicopter in Va. Police Crash Had Past Engine Problems

The police helicopter involved in a crash that killed two Virginia state troopers near Charlottesville earlier this month had previous mechanical problems.

Ohio Fleet Employee Resigns After Hit-and-Run

A City of Toledo, Ohio, fleet employee has resigned after an administrative hearing for crashing a city-owned Jeep twice and leaving the scene of an accident.

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Nevada Highway Patrol Retires Last Crown Vic

The Nevada Highway Patrol is retiring its last Ford Crown Victoria as it completes its transition to Dodge Chargers and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles.

The StreetScooter Work XL Photo: Ford

DHL Adds Electric Ford Transit Vans in Germany

Ford and Deutsche Post Group subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans, the StreetScooter Work XL.

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