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Nissan Shows Next-Gen Leaf's Grille

Nissan is launching its next-generation Leaf on Sept. 5, and has provided another teaser image of the new battery-electric car. This time, Nissan is showing the grille that appears to take a departure from the existing model.

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GM, MapAnything Partner to Increase Fleet Productivity

General Motors will offer a connectivity service powered by MapAnything, Inc. that combines telematics fleet management and customer relationship management to fleets in a subscription service, GM has announced.

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LAPD Cadets Arrested for Stolen Patrol Cars

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested seven teenagers in its cadet program after patrol cars and equipment were stolen from the agency’s motor pool.

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Mass. PD's New Wraps Reduce Police Vehicle Costs

The Cohasset (Mass.) Police Department is transitioning to decal wraps on police vehicles instead of a custom paint job, reducing vehicle costs by as much as $3,000 per car.

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Cincinnati Rolls Out Second Wave of New Patrol Cars

Cincinnati has replaced its fleet with 54 new police vehicles and 54 other vehicles. Funding came from the Capital Acceleration Plan (CAP), a financing initiative used to modernize the city’s fleet.

IronPlanet Sets End-of-Quarter Auction

IronPlanet will run its end-of-quarter events from June 27 to 30, featuring an All-Humvee Auction and three equipment sales on the IronPlanet and GovPlanet websites.

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Colo. City Considers Mobility Options to Ease Traffic

The Aspen Mobility Lab would ideally compete with personal vehicles as a means of transportation and could mean high-tech changes to the fleet.

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Mobile Truck Washing Business Expands

Each Fleet Clean rig is equipped with its own water, generator, pressure washers, soap dispensers, brushes, tools, and water reclamation equipment, with customers only needing to supply the dirty vehicle.

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Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Pictured are Carlos Hicks, Tampa technician, and Porfirio Toro, MANCON parts specialist. Photo courtesy of MANCON

Tampa Boosts Productivity by Outsourcing Parts

Since the City of Tampa, Fla., began outsourcing its parts room in January, the fleet has been able to improve technician productivity, improve parts availability, and streamline its procurement processes.

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Zonar Count App Tracks Passengers

Zonar Count is an app designed for Zonar tablets that enables users to accurately count passengers who get on and off a vehicle, and track average travel time, average passenger trip length, and operating costs per passenger trip.

Bendix Provides Copper-Free Friction Formulations for Brakes

MAT Holdings, Inc. announced that Bendix Brakes brand brake products are the first in the automotive brake industry to comply with legislation requiring that copper be completely phased out of brake friction formulations by 2025.

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Safety Tip: Battling Sun Glare

AAA Exchange offers advice on what measures drivers can take to counter sun glare and see the road more clearly.

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Legal Marijuana Tied to Crash Increase

Three states that have legalized recreational cannabis see a 3% overall increase in collision claim frequencies, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

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NYC Sanitation Completes Efficiency Initiatives

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) published an update to its four-year Strategic Plan to modernize fleet and facilities and improve safety.

Agile Fleet Awarded NJPA National Contract

For the second consecutive time, Agile Fleet has been awarded a national contract for fleet management and related technology by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

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San Diego Tests Air Tanker to Combat Wildfires

The City of San Diego, Calif., is testing a single engine air tanker to combat wildfires. The Fire Boss is an amphibious, fixed-wing aircraft that can carry up to 800 gallons of water.

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Los Angeles FD Approved for Drones

City of Los Angeles officials approved a Fire Department (LAFD) plan to use drones, making it one of the first major metropolitan fire departments with a significant drone program.

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Pittsburgh Orders First EVs

The city purchased two Ford Focus Electrics and two Chevrolet Bolt EVs, and installed four electric vehicle charging stations in its motor pool lot.

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NYC to Pay $1.3M in Racial Bias Lawsuit

The New York City Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $1.3 million to 14 employees to resolve a lawsuit alleging a pattern of racial discrimination within its Fleet Services unit.

Following a tribute from Bobit Business Media, Brian Bowden gave a speech at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 13. Photo: Natalia King

GM's Government Sales Manager Bowden Retires

General Motors' government sales manager, Brian Bowden, will retire in July. He will be replaced by Dana Hammer, GM's existing manager of law enforcement product sales, GM has announced.

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Oklahoma City FD Purchases 20 New Fire Engines

The Oklahoma City Fire Department has added 20 fire engines to its fleet. The trucks feature different interior configurations, but the agency hopes to benefit from two standardized engines.

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New York City Seeks More Diversity from Truck Vendors

New York City has launched a new procurement initiative to help expand vendor participation in the city fleet’s trucking and specialized equipment procurements.

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Chicago Releases Vision Zero Safety Plan

The City of Chicago has released a three-year plan to reduce roadway crashes. The plan calls for side guards and convex mirrors to be installed on large trucks belonging to the city and contractors.

GPS Insight Awarded NJPA Contract

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored telematics solutions for government fleets, announced it has been awarded a contract to provide its telematics solutions to government agencies by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

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