Government Fleet News

Calif. Sheriffs Use Drone to Bust Illegal Casino

One of the suspects fled the scene, but sheriffs were able to follow the suspect with their drone and capture him.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Super Duty to Offer Driver-Assist Technologies

Ford has announced 17 new driver-assist features for its 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup.

Nominations Open for FTX Sustainability and Efficiency Awards

Nominations are open until Friday, Aug. 12, for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards. which will recognize fleets for their sustainability and efficiency practices.

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N.Y. Municipality Debates Outsourcing Trash Collection

The City of Middletown, N.Y., is debating whether to privatize refuse collection or invest $2.1 million to streamline services and cut the workforce.

How Does Your Fleet Compare to Others?

Government Fleet is conducting its annual industry trends survey to learn more about public fleets and to track changes to the industry. Surveys are due July 15.

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Carlsbad, Calif. Moves to Renewable Diesel

The City of Carlsbad, Calif., is one of a growing number of West Coast fleets fueling its diesel vehicles with renewable diesel.

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Ky. Utility Opts for Leased Vehicles

The Morehead Utility Plant Board in eastern Kentucky has approved its general manager's plan to enter into a partnership with Enterprise Fleet Management to shift the fleet to a leasing funding model.

Diesel Prices Plateau While Oil Markets Evaluate Brexit

The price of diesel fuel remained relatively unchanged for the third straight week and the energy markets are still feeling the effects from the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.

Photo of 2016 Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA.

Fleet Sales Increase 37% in June

Sales of vehicles to government agencies from five manufacturers increased 37% to 29,999 in June with trucks outnumbering passenger cars almost five to one, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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Northern Calif. Group Hosts Alt-Fuel Focused Event

The Northern California Chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), in partnership with the East Bay and Sacramento Clean Cities Coalitions, will be holding a day-long fleet event at Sonoma Raceway on July 12.

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Denver Airport Expands Telematics

Denver International Airport is expanding its use of telematics this year in an initiative that would double the number of units equipped with the technology.

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Pa. County Reduces Take-Home Fleet

Commissioners from Armstrong County (Pa.) have adopted a policy to reduce the county's take-home fleet by 75% to reduce operating costs.

Ala. City to Install GPS Tracking in its Fleet

The City of Daleville is considering adopting telematics to boost efficiency and productivity. Daleville's city council and water board have approved a trial period to test GPS tracking.

Video Tip: Regaining Control in a Skid

AAA offers advice on how to regain steering control during a skid.

File photo by Vince Taroc.

Audit: New Orleans Must Improve Fuel Controls

The City of New Orleans needs to improve oversight of its fuel dispensing program, an audit from the city’s Office of Inspector General found. The audit found the city could not reliably track fuel use or determine who was using fuel, in what quantities, and for which vehicles.

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Columbus to Add 200 EVs After Winning Smart City Challenge

The City of Columbus, Ohio, was selected as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, earning up to $50 million. Columbus’ proposal includes the addition of 200 electric vehicles to the fleet.

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Chevrolet Expands Suburban 3500HD for Police, Fire

Chevrolet will offer its Suburban 3500 Heavy Duty full-size SUV to state and local state and local government entities and commercial fleets as a police or fire emergency response vehicle for the 2017 model year, after developing the vehicle as an unmarked armored federal law enforcement vehicle, a GM spokesman said.

ith more than 1 million EcoBoost trucks on the road, F-150 owners will save more than 110 million gallons of gas over the course of the next year. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Hits 1 Million Sales

More than 1 million Ford F-150 pickups with segment-exclusive EcoBoost engines have now been sold in the United States.

America’s Highways Turn 60, Need Major Facelift

As the U.S. Interstate Highway system turns 60, it is in dire need of repairs and improvements – and that will require a substantial increase in funding for the long-term, says a new report.

Screen shot courtesy of Allstate.

Brownsville, Texas, Named Safest-Driving City

Other cities making Allstate’s annual safest-driving list include Kansas City, Madison, Cape Coral and Boise.

Photo by Vince Taroc

San Diego County Opens $22M Fleet Facility

San Diego County, Calif., opened its $22 million fleet facility building in May. The structure consists of a 45,000-square-foot ground floor fleet service operation and four levels of parking for fleet vehicles and county employees.

Caterpillar touted its unique ACERT technology as the answer to EPA 2007 emissions regs. HDT file photo by STF

Caterpillar Reaches Settlement in EPA Emissions Lawsuit

Caterpillar has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over allegedly defective ACERT EPA 2007-compliant engines, with owners of these engines eligible to receive $500 to $10,000 per engine.

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Austin Creates Internship Program for Veterans

The City of Austin, Texas launched a new internship program with the Fort Hood military base, allowing exiting soldiers to join the city as interns. The first three interns will be placed in the Fleet Services Department.

Photo by Tod Parker, courtesy of the Indianapolis Fire Department

Indianapolis Adds 7 Custom Fire Apparatus

The Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) in Indiana has placed five Pierce Saber pumpers and two Arrow XT 75-foot heavy-duty aerial ladders into service, joining 40 Pierce custom apparatus now serving at IFD.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Video Tip: Staying Safe This Holiday Weekend

Fourth of July celebrations can turn tragic when they lead to drunk driving. Here's advice aimed at keeping the roads safe for everyone this weekend.

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