Government Fleet News

Ga. City Hires Calif. Fleet Manager

Peter Bednar has taken a new position as the fleet management director for the City of Albany, Ga. He was previously the fleet operations manager for Ventura County, Calif.

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Ford PIUs Return to Service in Austin

The City of Austin, Texas, has begun transitioning its fleet of Ford Explorers and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles back into service. Its 439 vehicles were removed from service in July after suspected carbon monoxide exposure, and 44 are back on the road.

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Maintenance Costs Prompt La. City Police to Consider Leasing

The Opelousas (La.) Police Department is advocating for a five-year lease agreement for 20 new vehicles, with the main reason being rising maintenance and fuel costs of its aging cars.

Agency Hosts Fundraiser for In-Vehicle Video Systems

The Rockford (Ill.) Police Department hopes to install dashboard cameras on all 105 vehicles in its fleet. Only a quarter of the fleet is equipped with cameras.

Jeep's 2018 Wrangler Rubicon on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photo by Paul Clinton.

2018 Wrangler Enhances Connectivity, Open-Air Options

Jeep revealed its newly designed 2018 Wrangler at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It features more fuel-efficient powertrains and is loaded with safety features and technology.

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Buying Mustangs for Traffic Enforcement

There aren’t any “ghost cars” in the Lubbock, Texas, Police Department. When the motorcycle fleet retires in the evenings, clearly-marked Ford Mustangs take their place.

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Ind. First Responders Advocate for Fleet Raises

A study commissioned by the LaPorte County Council in Indiana found the county’s mechanics were paid $18,000 below the industry average.

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S.C. City Collects Cooking Oil to Power Fleet

Since launching in 2009, the City of Columbia, S.C.'s cooking oil recycling program has collected an average of 1,000 gallons of used oil per year, which is converted to biodiesel and used to power the city fleet.

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Ariz. County Fleet Requests Rate Increase

The Mohave County, Ariz., fleet has requested to increase the rate to maintain county vehicles from $75 a month to $150 a month. The rate includes fuel and repairs.

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Each year, about 360 people in the U.S. die in wrong-way crashes. Here's advice on how to limit the risk.

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Ind. City Debates In-House Refuse Collection

Officials at the City of Lake Station, Ind., recently voted to keep refuse collection in house rather than outsource it. The aging fleet needs to be replaced, which may require a rate increase.

Ga. City Manager Misused Police Vehicle, Evidence Bay

The city manager for Riverdale, Ga., used an unmarked police vehicle multiple times to move personal belongings to his second home, among other misuses of government property.

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Ga. County's New Vehicles Will Reduce Maintenance Costs

The closure of a nearby state hospital has Thomas County, Ga., officers driving longer distances to drop off individuals requiring mental health services, resulting in increased maintenance costs.

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New York Municipality Adds EVs, Charging Stations

The City of Yonkers, N.Y., recently completed $400,000 of clean energy projects, including the purchase of hybrid electric city vehicles and the construction of nine charging stations.

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Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

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Pittsburgh Expands EV Charging with Solar Stations

The City of Pittsburgh is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging options with the addition of five transportable solar-powered EV charging stations.

Chevin Clients Asking for More Mobility Features

Chevin Fleet Solutions has seen a significant increase in requests from clients to add mobility-related features to its fleet software, the company announced.

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Ford Launches Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

Ford has revealed its Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan for law enforcement agencies, capable of driving up to 21 miles on electricity. The vehicle is designed for law enforcement personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle.

Video Safety Tip: Urban Driving

Here's advice, provided by State Farm and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, on how to drive safely in central business districts in major cities.

Ark. Inmate Leaves Meth in County Vehicle

An inmate had left a small amount of methamphetamine in a vehicle used for the Cleburne County (Ark.) jail's work-release program, leading to a larger stash.

The audit recommended that Salem State University develop a comprehensive fuel card policy to ensure accurate and efficient use of the program. Photo via Fletcher6/Wikimedia

Mass. University Audit Finds Fuel Card Abuse

An audit of Massachusetts’ Salem State University revealed that the university lacks efficient oversight of its fuel card program for university vehicles.

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Overnight EV Charging Saves NYC $150K Annually

By enrolling in Con Edison’s SmartCharge New York Program, New York City expects to save up to $150,000 per year for charging its 1,030 electric vehicles overnight.

No. 1 Leading Fleet Hires New Director

Ron Lindsey, CAFS, has been appointed the new fleet management director for San Bernardino County, Calif., returning to the county after five years at the City of Anaheim, Calif., fleet.

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Pa. City Approves $7M Maintenance Outsourcing Contract

The City of Allentown, Pa., has approved a three-year, $7 million fleet maintenance contract with its previous provider, choosing it over a proposal by the union to conduct the work in house.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 3500 courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 3500 Recalled

The recall, which addresses a fuel-level sensor problem, covers nearly 35,300 2011-2015 trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks.

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