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Md. County Proposes Reserve Fleet for Volunteer Fire Depts.

Washington County, Md., may create a reserve fleet of fire trucks and ambulances to support volunteer fire and EMS companies.

Spireon Grows Profit 150% in 2nd Half of 2016

During the second half of 2016, Spireon Inc. experienced solid revenue growth while increasing profitability by 150%, the company announced.

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Burnam Replaces Weichman at Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County, Fla., has promoted Sara Burnam, CAFM, assistant director, fleet management, to director. She was promoted as of Feb. 9, taking over for Doug Weichman.

Waymo self-driving car prototype. Photo via Waymo.com

Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.

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Safety Tip: Exiting the Freeway

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to exit a freeway safely.

John Deere, LHP Telematics Collaborate to Simplify Data Management

John Deere and LHP Telematics have partnered to allow customers to access data from all machines in a fleet from one location.

Photo of Warren Truck Assembly Plant courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Announces 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates

Fiat Chrysler has set dates for when it will stop taking orders for 2017 model year vehicles and has set order-cutoff dates for its lineup of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles through August.

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Midwest Fleets Testing Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Clean Fuels Ohio's Midwest Drives initiative has allowed 35 public and private fleets to test drive various alternative-fuel vehicles in three states and logged 2,000 miles in the first year of the program, according to the group.

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Ioniq Hybrids Surpass Prius Fuel Economy

Two Hyundai Ioniq hybrid models have achieved fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that surpass their Toyota Prius counterparts in highway driving as the most fuel efficient in their category.

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N.Y. Offers $3M to Municipalities and Utilities for EVs

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electric cooperatives purchase electric vehicles for their fleets.

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IronPlanet Debuts Marketplace Direct Platform

IronPlanet has debuted a new Marketplace Direct platform that offers advanced, self-listing functionality for larger-scale equipment sellers.

International Truck Awarded NJPA Contract

A new contract awarded to International Truck by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) will expand sales opportunities for new International Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

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Two Contracts Awarded in NJPA Vehicles Category

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) announced National Auto Fleet Group (NAFG) and Zenith Motors as recent contract awardees in the category of Vehicles, Cars, Vans, SUVs, and Light Trucks with Related Equipment, Accessories, and Services.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

California Awards $33M for Hydrogen Stations

The California Energy Commission has awarded $33 million to Shell, FirstElement Fuel, and Air Liquide to construct 16 hydrogen fueling stations in California.

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Fleet Install Team Saves Texas Police Nearly $1M

The Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Fleet Operations installation group has helped save the DPS $966,500 through equipment refurbishment and in-house installation on Texas Highway Patrol vehicles.

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Ga. Police Considers Expanding Take-Home Program

The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department (Ga.) may expand its take-home program, allowing more officers to take home their patrol cars, even if they live outside of Chatham County.

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FleetPros Announces New Website Launch

The Board of Directors of the Fleet Professionals Association (FleetPros), formerly the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA), announced the launch of its new website.

Graph from City of Virginia Beach Audit of the Department of Public Works - Fleet Management’s Procurement Procedures

Audit: Va. City Behind on Replacements

Insufficient funding, no separate funding for totaled vehicles, and the rising cost of equipment make it difficult for the City of Virginia Beach, Va., to replace all its aging units.

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City Questioned for Trading in Vehicles

A Louisiana state audit questioned the City of Scott's practice of trading in vehicles after its police chief purchased a vehicle traded in by the police department earlier that day.

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W.Va. Governor Proposes to Expand Fleet Management Office

New proposed legislation would broaden the West Virginia Fleet Management Office's responsibilities, including the creation of a centralized inventory of all state vehicles and a state motor pool.

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Bollinger Motors Launches Website, Blog and Social Media Channels

Bollinger Motors announced the redesign of its website to provide interested individuals the opportunity to interact, place vehicle orders, and learn more about the company that is creating the world’s first all-electric on- and off-road sport utility truck.

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Global Congestion Costing Commercial Drivers

The cost of traffic congestion increased in 2016 to an average of $1,400 for U.S. drivers, as congestion worsened in Los Angeles, which has become the most congested city in the world, according to the Inrix Traffic Scorecard.

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Fleets Increasingly Adding Video Telematics From Lytx

Lytx has increased subscriptions for its video-based telematics system by more than 25% in global markets in the past year since being acquired by private equity firm GTCR, the company announced.

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Terramac Crawler Carriers Available on GSA Website

Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, announced its approval to sell Terramac units through the General Services Administration (GSA) supply contract under Schedule 23V.

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Pittsburgh Purchases Emergency Response Boat

The City of Pittsburgh has purchased a 34-foot fireboat for its Bureau of Fire. This is the city's first fireboat in more than 40 years.

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