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Following Another Vehicle Leads to Risky Driving

A new study from Arizona State University concludes that drivers who follow another car to a destination are more likely to drive dangerously.

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Nashville Mayor Seeks $4M for Police Equipment Upgrades

In-vehicle technology upgrades are necessary to support the agency's new body worn cameras. Additional funds will be used for radio and server equipment as well as replacement vehicles for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

Chicago PD Begins Rolling Out 550 Patrol Vehicles

The Chicago Police Department has deployed 40 new patrol vehicles and plans to deploy 550 through February 2018.

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Calif. County Receives $3.8M Loan for Police Vehicles

Ventura County, Calif., shifted toward more expensive patrol vehicles, part of the reason why its fleet replacement fund can't keep up. New policies are being determined to replenish the fund and keep it sustainable.

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NYPD to Spend $1.3M on Ballistic Protection for Vehicles

This investment will expand the ballistic protection program to retrofit the New York Police Department's 72 command vehicles with bullet-resistant door panels and window inserts.

Water Utility Van Falls into Sinkhole

A Cleveland Water employee was investigating a possible water main leak when the street started to collapse, his van sinking with it.

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Texas Law Mandates State Fleet Greening

A new bill signed into law in Texas is expected to reduce fleet emissions. State agencies with 15 or more state-owned vehicles will need to purchase vehicles that run on alternative fuels.

Enterprise Fleet Management Reboots Mobile App

Enterprise Fleet Management's new app allows fleet managers and drivers to identify and address issues, such as maintenance needs or opportunities to improve fleet efficiency in real-time.

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Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.

Average diesel prices are forecast to rise only a little this year and into 2018. Graphic: U.S. DOE

Forecast Calls for Continued Low Oil, Fuel Prices

Lower than earlier forecast crude oil prices are expected to translate into continued low prices at the pumps for both diesel and gasoline, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.

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Ill. Forest Preserve to Build $9M Fleet Facility

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Ill., is moving forward with a $9 million fleet facility after years of delays.

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Used Vehicle Values Keep Climbing Higher, Manheim Says

The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index hit a record high for the second consecutive month, as wholesale used-vehicle prices rose 1.1% month over month in June. The increase brought the Index to 129.3, a 2.5% increase from a year ago.

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TSA Workshop to Examine Security Threats at Fleet Safety Conference

The Transportation Security Administration will be providing a hands-on workshop focusing on transportation security at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference.

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Iowa City Repurposes Old Trucks

The City of Muscatine, Iowa, repurposed two old trucks to build a new dump truck. The completed vehicle was inspected by the Iowa Department Transportation and approved for over-the-road use.

Photo of U.S. Route 23 in Michigan by Doug Kerr of Albany, N.Y., via Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: Enhancing Field of Vision

The Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles provides six tips on how to maximize field of vision while driving.

Last Week to Participate in the Public Fleet Industry Survey

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 27.

Texas City Dump Truck Catches Fire

The City of Corpus Christi, Texas, is working with one less vehicle after one of its dump trucks caught fire.

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Audit: NYC Needs to Improve Parts Contract Oversight

An internal audit recommends that the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) tighten oversight of its parts management contract with NAPA.

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Cleveland Increases Police Fleet by 19%

The City of Cleveland, Ohio, has taken delivery of 65 new police vehicles totaling more than $2.8 million. This increases the fleet from 341 vehicles to 406 vehicles.

Fleet Software Provider Chevin Receives NJPA Contract

Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced that its products and services are now available to government, education, and non-profit agencies through a contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

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NTSB Hosting Driver Assistance Tech Roundtable at Fleet Safety Conference

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a roundtable at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference. To be discussed will be strategies for and challenges of advanced driver-assistance systems implementation in heavy-duty trucks and fleets.

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Gasoline Heads Lower to $2.23 Per Gallon

The national average gasoline price continues to move lower, falling to a level not seen since the Independence Day holiday in 2005, according to AAA.

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Miss. County Faces Garbage Truck Shortage

Simpson County, Miss., has only three of its refuse trucks working after four trucks were disabled in June — two from lighting strikes.

Ohio DOT Opens Fleet Garage

The Ohio Department of Transportation held a dedication ceremony for its new $8.2 million maintenance garage on June 27. The 21,600-square-foot facility is twice as large as the building it replaces.

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Safety Tip: Guarding Against Vehicle Theft

July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, so here's some timely advice from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

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