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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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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Honda to Relaunch Insight Hybrid for 2019

Honda plans to relaunch its Insight gasoline-electric hybrid as a 2019 model powered by the company's new two-motor hybrid system as a larger five-passenger sedan, Honda announced.

Government Fleet's Most Popular Articles in 2017

Police articles continue to be the most popular topic on Government Fleet's website for 2017, with even more police-centric articles leading the pack thanks to the launch of our Police Fleet eNewsletter.

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IRS Raises Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The Internal Revenue Service has increased the business mileage reimbursement rate to 54.5 cents from 53.5 cents for 2018. The new rate will go into effect on Jan. 1.

Chautauqua County officials and Orange EV representatives pose with the county's new Orange EV terminal truck. Photo courtesy of Orange EV

N.Y. County Deploys Orange EV Truck

Chautauqua County’s new electric yard truck, which is shuttling trailers at the North County Transfer Station in Fredonia, N.Y., is expected to work through a full shift on a single charge.

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Ariz. County Raises Fleet Pay With ‘Hot Jobs’ Designation

Mohave County, Ariz., automotive technicians and other fleet workers are getting salary bumps averaging 15.8% thanks to a new “hot jobs” designation.

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2019 Silverado Airlifted Into Texas Speedway

Chevrolet revealed its 2019 Silverado by airlifting the large pickup into the Texas Motor Speedway on Dec. 14 for a select group of automotive publications that included Automotive Fleet.

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Video Safety Tip: Accommodating Snow Plows

Here's advice from both the State of Massachusetts and Lake County, Ill., on how to safely share the road with snow plows.

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GFX Super Early Bird Savings Ends Dec. 31

Attendees to the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) can save by registering early. Super early bird savings — $200 off the regular-priced full conference pass — ends Dec. 31.

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EPA and DOE Release 2018 Fuel Economy Guide

Vehicles from Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW, and Volvo rank among the most fuel-efficient cars in their respective classes.

FLAGFA leaders and conference organizers are pictured here at the association's conference. Photo courtesy of FLAGFA

Fla. Fleet Conference a Success Despite Hurricane Woes

Many fleets were still working on recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma when the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) held its conference in September. However, that didn't stop the association from hosting a successful conference.

EV Tax Credit Spared by Congress

Congressional negotiators will spare a $7,500 federal tax credit that has supported sales of plug-in electric vehicles, which was put in place in 2008 and 2009 for plug-in and converted plug-in electric vehicles.

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SandCat Stormer Armored SUV Designed to Fight Terror

The armored SUV is fitted with Plasan's new Safe Crowd Attenuating Technology (SCAT) system to control crowds using non-lethal means and prevent civilian casualties.

Calif. Sheriff Transitions Back to Black and White Vehicles

Sheriff vehicles at Mariposa County, Calif., feature a traditional black-and-white color scheme, reflective graphics, and a star on the door that is a replica of the deputy badge. Previously, the agency used all-white SUVs.

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Texas City Approves $1.3M for Replacement Vehicles

Of the funds approved by the San Angelo (Texas) City Council, $434,000 will go toward 12 new police cars. But the agency will need eight more units to cover needed replacements for the year.

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Calif. City Adds 'Peace Officer' to Vehicles

The addition of "Peace Officer" decals to squad cars may change public sentiment in the Redlands (Calif.) Police Department's favor, according to the charitable organization funding the decals.

Baron Announces Telematics for Public Safety

Baron, a worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announced Telematics for Public Safety, a technology that uses patented technology to aid organizations in keeping their employees, students, and customers safe.

Leaders from Hawaii have signed a committment to transform Hawaii’s public and private ground transportation to 100% renewable fuel sources by 2045. Photo via City and County of Honolulu

Hawaii Counties to Transition Fleets to Renewable Energy by 2035

Leaders from four counties in Hawaii have signed a commitment to transform ground transportation to 100% renewable fuel sources by 2045, beginning with the transition of all their fleet vehicles by 2035.

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Austin Tests New Tech for Compost Trucks

The City of Austin, Texas, is fitting collection carts with RFID chips and equipping vehicles with scanners, which allow management to see where trucks are and whether drivers should be rerouted.

MEMA hosted its bi-monthly meeting at hte Honda Museum in Torrance, Calif. Photo courtesy of MEMA

Calif. Fleet Association Announces Year of Training

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) of Southern California will offer advanced technical training classes for its membership throughout 2018, with the goal of no or nominal cost to members.

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