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Pittsburgh Plans for EVs by Year’s End

The City of Pittsburgh was awarded more than $250,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for electric vehicles and mobile solar-powered charging stations.

REV Group Acquires Ferrara Fire Apparatus

This acquisition enhances REV’s product offering in its Fire Group within its Fire & Emergency segment, particularly with custom chassis pumpers, aerials, and industrial apparatus.

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San Diego Expands CNG Fueling Facility

The City of San Diego, Calif., completed the second phase of construction on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station as part of its goal to switch its entire fleet of diesel refuse trucks to run on CNG.

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GFX Discounts End May 19

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) takes place next month in San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Discounts for hotel rooms and early bird registration end Friday, May 19.

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Workhorse Unveils PHEV Pickup Concept

Testing of the plug-in hybrid half-ton pickup begins this year, while production is slated for late 2018, the company says.

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Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

A comment by President Trump in an interview has led to widespread reporting that the president would consider raising fuel taxes to help pay for infrastructure. His press secretary later emphasized that the comments did not indicate support for such a strategy.

Safety Tip: Proper Steering Grips

Here's steering advice from AAA, the California DMV and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Flexy awards winners and sponsors are shown at the NAFA I&E awards ceremony. Photo by Andy Lundin

Fleets Awarded for Excellence at NAFA I&E

The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced winners of its Flexy Fleet Excellence awards at its annual Institute & Expo on April 25.

NYC Revises Vehicle Policy After Reports of Staff Misuse

A report from the New York City Department of Investigation found that Department of Correction staff used take-home vehicles for personal trips against city policy.

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E-One Delivers First Metro 100 Quint to Fla. Fire Department

E-One has delivered the first Metro 100 Quint to the Sarasota County Department in Florida.

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Washington State Doubles EV Fleet

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the state has purchased 130 long-range electric vehicles, which can travel more than 200 miles on a single charge.

Pierce Manufacturing introduced four all-new Piece Ascendant aerial apparatus configurations, including 107-foot single rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tandem rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tractor-drawn aerial, and a 110-foot single rear axle aerial platform. Photo courtesy of Pierce

Pierce Introduces New Aerial Apparatus

Pierce Manufacturing introduced all-new Pierce Ascendant aerial apparatus configurations, including a 107-foot tandem rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tractor drawn aerial, and a 110-foot single rear axle quint aerial platform.

City of St. Paul Hiring Fleet Manager

The City of St. Paul, Minn., is accepting applications for a fleet manager who will be responsible for planning, developing, directing, implementing, monitoring, and managing a comprehensive fleet management program.

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Telogis Spotlight Delivers Metrics to Workforce Managers

Launching in May, Telogis Spotlight will be a free for fleet managers, supervisors, and company executives.

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Ky. City Could Save $570K over 10 Years from Leasing

Early projections show the city saving about $57,000 a year over 10 years before leveling out to $48,000 in annual savings, mainly from the lower maintenance and fuel costs of having newer vehicles.

Spartan Motors Partners with Ranger Design

Ranger and Spartan Motors will offer a portfolio of work-truck solutions with original equipment manufacturer Ship-Thru availability.

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Calif. City Votes to Combine Fire Services with County

The Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County will evaluate Hermosa Beach’s fleet of fire apparatus and equipment to determine if it can be used or whether it will need to be replaced.

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NYC Fleet Hits 1,000 EVs Ahead of Schedule

The municipal fleet will have 1,000 EV sedans by the end of July 2017, halfway toward its fleet electrification goals. The city plans to expand its network of charging stations to meet demand.

Dossier Announces New Fleet Management Software

Dossier 6.6 is the latest, feature-rich version of Dossier Systems’ flagship software.

WEX Adds Driver Messaging to ClearView Platform

WEX Inc. of South Portland, Maine, has introduced its next-generation platform as ClearView Advanced, which adds features that help fleet managers better identify drivers who purchase expensive gasoline and send them messages.

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N.Y. and N.J. Port Tests Electric Yard Trucks

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the vast regional transportation infrastructure in the New York City area, will demo a battery-electric BYD Class 8 yard truck for the next several weeks.

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Ford, Nissan Top Vincentric's Fleet Value List

Ford and Nissan vehicles appeared most prominently among the vehicles chosen as having the best fleet value by Vincentric for the 2017 model year, the firm that analyzes total cost of ownership announced.

Safety Tip: Driving Near Farm Equipment

It's planting season again, so fleet drivers are encountering more farm equipment on the roads. Here's some timely advice from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau to help drivers more safely share the road with farm equipment.

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Mo. City May Replace Firefighting Fleet for $5M

Jefferson City Council (Mo.) is considering an agreement to replace all seven of its frontline trucks for $5 million.

Bids, RFPs Grew 4.9% in Q1

A new study from Onvia found that state, local, and education procurement was up for the first quarter of 2017, with a 4.9% growth overall in bids and requests for proposals (RFPs).


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