Government Fleet News

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Ind. County Takes Snow Plow Loans After Fleet Fire

Montgomery County, Ind., is scrambling to prepare for snow after a fire destroyed its plow fleet. It solicited and received snow plow loans from various cities and counties from around the state.

Photo of 2012 Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA.

Used Vehicle Values Weakened in November

Five model years of used vehicles depreciated 2.3% in November, which showed a slight improvement from October and remained in line with the typical weakening of values at this time of year, according to Black Book data.

Westport Gains EPA Certification to Modify 2017 Ford Trucks

Westport has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to equip 2017-model-year Ford vehicles with its WiNG Power System that enables the vehicles to run compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid propane gas (LPG), also known as propane autogas.

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W.Va. Auditor Fails to Find Accurate Fleet Count

After five months, the State of West Virginia's Auditor's Office has reported that it cannot accurately determine how many vehicles are in the state's fleet.

Registration Opens for GFX

Registration is now open for the 2017 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), which will take place in San Antonio June 12-15, 2017. Fleets purchasing a full conference pass by Dec. 31 can save $200.

Colo. State Fleet Manager Retires

Scott Madsen, director of the Division of Central Services, State of Colorado, recently retired after working for the state for 15 years. Madsen was a past president of the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA).

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Texas City Eliminates New Fleet Replacement Fund

The City of Killeen (Texas) has terminated its newly created fleet funding program due to a budget shortfall. City Council voted to terminate it on Dec. 6.

New hybrid vans will replace these older 15-passenger gasoline vans. Photo courtesy of NYC Parks

NYC Parks Replaces Passenger Vans with Hybrids

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has ordered 10 15-passenger hybrid vans to increase miles per gallon and reduce vehicle emissions.

Diesel, Oil Prices Expected to Jump Around 17% Next Year

Final government forecasts for diesel, gasoline and oil prices before 2017 gets underway are in with two of the three calling for double-digit percentage hikes compared to this year.

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Wis. Fire Department Adds Aerial Ladders

The Oshkosh Fire Department (Wis.) has added two Pierce Quantum quint 105-ft. heavy-duty aerial ladders to its fleet.

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Mich. City Partially Outsources Fleet Management

The City of Adrian, Mich., is entering into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management for fleet management services for six of its 38 non-emergency vehicles.

Photo courtesy of State of New York.

New York Deploys Emergency Trailers Along Oil Corridor

The State of New York is deploying 24 fully equipped emergency response trailers across New York’s crude oil transportation corridor to strengthen its response to crude oil transportation incidents.

FDNY Mechanic Saves Dept. $750K Annually

Jomar Pichardo, a mechanic who helped save about $750,000 by rebuilding and restoring costly ambulance components, was among the honorees at the annual FDNY Administrative Medals and Awards Ceremony.

Safety Tip: Road Rage Prevention

Here's advice on how to limit your risk of becoming a victim of road rage.

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City of Atlanta Collects Data on Waste

The City of Atlanta, Ga., hopes to cut down on waste and boost its recycling efforts with data. The Public Works Department will begin a six-month pilot using a cloud-based technology platform from Rubicon Global to improve waste operations and provide route optimization for its trucks.

Photo of 2017 NV courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices 2017 NV Vans, Updates V-8

The 2017 Nissan NV will offer the 5.6L Endurance gasoline engine that debuted with the Titan XD. Pricing for the base NV cargo van increases by $1,190.

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Four Global Cities to Ban Diesel Vehicles by 2025

The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, and Athens have pledged to ban diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025 in an effort to improve air quality.

Austin Fleet Manager to Retire

Gerry Calk, fleet services director for the City of Austin, Texas, has announced that he will retire. His last work day is Dec. 30.

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Kawasaki Launches Government, Fleet Sales Section Online

To help facilitate government and fleet sales and to add awareness to its internal sales programs, a government and fleet sales section has gone live on Kawasaki.com.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

Fleet Sales Increase 5.6% in November

Sales of vehicles from five manufacturers to government agencies increased 5.6% to 20,625 in November and remain solidly positive for 2016, according to Automotive Fleet data.

IronPlanet to Auction 500 Heavy Equipment Assets

IronPlanet will auction roughly 500 late model, low-hour machines from several manufacturers and construction companies on Dec. 7. This will be followed by an online-only auction on Dec. 8.

Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

Older Sprinter Vans Recalled for Brake Warning Light

The recall covers more than 17,000 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2003 to 2006 model years.

Photo via Flickr/Tim Evanson

Ore. City Deploys Fleet for Leaf Cleanup

The City of Hillsboro, Ore., is preparing for the seasonal weather ahead with its leaf pickup program for the fall and winter. Through the program, the city picks up about 4,500 to 4,700 cubic yards of leaf mulch every year, weighing more than 1.8 million pounds.

NYPA Awards EV Connect $4M Contract

EV Connect was awarded a $4 million contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to install and manage approximately 300 additional Level 2 EV charging stations throughout New York State.

Graphic courtesy of FCA.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Fuel Economy Rises After EPA Testing

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers a range and fuel economy that surpasses manufacturer estimates, according to ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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