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Photo of a Prince George's County cargo van with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Md. County Adds Hybrid Electric Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc. has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George’s County cargo vans as part of the Maryland county’s sustainable energy program.

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Mass. City Considers Outsourcing Waste Management

Officials in Westfield, Mass., are considering privatizing waste services for the city. If the plan goes through, the city anticipates about $1 million in savings.

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Denver Smart City Program Awarded $6M U.S. DOT Grant

The City and County of Denver, Colo., was awarded a $6 million grant to implement traffic management technologies through its Smart City Program. This includes installing communication devices in 1,500 fleet vehicles.

LAPD Equipping Tesla Sedan as Patrol Vehicle

The Los Angeles Police Department will test a Tesla Model S sedan as a patrol car, because it offers higher performance and longer range than other battery-electric vehicles on the market.

Diesel Prices Rise by More than 3 Cents

For the second straight week, the price of diesel fuel has increased after staying relatively flat for nearly two months, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Ill. DOT Asks Local Agencies for Plowing Help

The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking some local government agencies for help plowing specific state routes while it awaits the delivery of its plow equipment.

Safety Tip: When Brakes Fail

Here are some tips, provided by Esurance, on how to respond in the event of brake failure.

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 Regular Cab diesel courtesy of FCA.

Fleet Sales Decline 17% in September

Sales of vehicles to government agencies from five manufacturers fell 17.3% to 22,823 units in September, but remain solidly positive through three quarters of 2016, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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Wash. City Creates Fleet Replacement Program

The City of Prosser, Wash., has established its first ever fleet replacement program. The program is expected to be fully funded over four years, and the city is now making 125% yearly payments over the next four years.

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Va. City Manager Investigated for Vehicle Crash

City of Petersburg, Va., leaders are investigating its acting city manager after a potential hit-and-run crash involving a fleet vehicle.

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City, County to Build Joint CNG Station

The City of Olathe and Johnson County, both in Kansas, have agreed to collaborate on the construction of a $3.3 million joint compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

Chevin Achieves Record Revenue Results in FY-2016

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of web-based, enterprise-level fleet and asset management software, achieved record customer and revenue growth during its 2016 financial year.

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Nev. Sheriff's Office Upfits K9 Vehicle with Community Donations

The Carson City (Nev.) Sheriff's Office is making its K9 Unit vehicles safer thanks to donations from the community.

Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Prius for Parking Brake

The recall covers about 92,000 of the hybrid cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

Isuzu's new Class 6 entry to the medium-duty truck market, the FTR. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America).

Isuzu Details All-New Class 6 FTR

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR

Utah City Leasing 3 Custom Fire Engines

The City of St. George is leasing three new pumper trucks for just over $2 million. The units will allow the Fire Department to retire reserve trucks that have been in use since the 1970s.

2016 Nissan Leaf. Photo courtesy of Nissan

Calif. to Purchase 50% ZEVs by 2025

The State of California has increased its zero emission vehicle (ZEV) purchasing mandates for state agencies, bumping it up to 50% of light-duty replacement vehicles by 2025.

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Culver City Hiring Sr. Fleet Services Technician

The City of Culver City, Calif., is hiring a senior fleet services technician to join its fleet team. The position pays between $4,597.82 and $5,612.27 monthly. The last day to apply is Nov. 4.

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Culver City Hiring Fleet Services Technician

The City of Culver City, Calif., is hiring a fleet services technician to join its fleet team. The position pays between $4,043.80 and $4,930.23 monthly. The last day to apply is Nov. 4.

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Culver City Hiring Fleet Services Assisant

The City of Culver City, Calif., is hiring a fleet services assistant to join its fleet team. The position pays between $20.18 and $22.30 hourly. The last day to apply is Nov. 4.

Safety Tip: Dealing With Vehicle Fires

Here's advice from FEMA on how to respond to a vehicle fire.

Public Agencies Respond to Hurricane Matthew

Local and state government agencies in the Southeast are working to clear roads, restore power, and rescue stranded residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

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NASA Fleet Reduced Petroleum Fuel Use by 62%

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has replaced two-thirds of its fleet with vehicles that run on cleaner fuels, including biofuels and electricity, and is now working on further expanding electrification.

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Calif. Sheriff's Office Installs Gun Vaults in Personal Cars

Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office purchased 750 gun vaults for its deputies to use while off duty. The department is installing the gun vaults in deputies' personal cars as well as unmarked patrol cars.

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DC Water Uses Biodiesel to Fuel its Fleet

DC Water now uses biodiesel fuel to fuel all 230 of its diesel vehicles, including sewer trucks, utility and dump trucks, crane trucks, and crew cabs. The agency uses a B-20 blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel.



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