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Wash. FD Standardizes Fire Fleet

The Redmond (Wash.) Fire Department has standardized its fleet with 100% Pierce apparatus after adding two Pierce Velocity pumpers and a 100-foot aerial platform into service.

Nineteen of the CAFM graduates were present to celebrate at the NAFA I&E. Photo courtesy of NAFA

NAFA Announces 40 CAFM Graduates

In 2016-2017, 40 fleet professionals successfully completed the eight disciplines necessary to earn the certified automotive fleet manager (CAFM) designation, while 42 fleet professionals earned their Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS) designation.

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PERC Launches Online Propane Resource for Municipalities

The Propane Education & Research Council has added a new page to its website solely focused on helping public organizations learn how propane maintenance equipment can improve their grounds maintenance operations.

New York City's 30 solar carports wil charge electric vehicles completely off the grid. Photo courtesy of NYC DCAS

NYC Adds Auto-Braking Vehicles, Solar EV Chargers

New York City is rolling out auto-braking vehicles, expanding solar electric vehicle charging carports, and working to promote safety in the city’s automotive high schools.

Uber's Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of the autonomous trucking startup Otto, shares video of a truck with no driver. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Uber Granted Key Win in Self-Driving Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that Uber is allowed to continue developing its self-driving technology during a legal battle with Waymo over stolen technology – but Anthony Levandowski, who started up an autonomous truck company later bought by Uber, can't be part of it.

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Crashes Account for 41% of Work-Related Accidental Deaths

Overall, the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. is poisonings -- including drug overdoses -- according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

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Smaller Cars Bolster April Depreciation

Used vehicles increased 0.4% in value in April, as buyers boosted the value of smaller cars, which have begun to shrug off several years of heavier declines, according to Black Book.

SambaSafety's Vigillo Offers Driver Risk Profile Product

SambaSafety's Vigillo has introduced Roadside Resume, a commercial driver safety, compliance and risk profile that's being launched at the same time as the spring update of SambaSafety's DriverMonitor driver risk management solution.

Terex Utilities Appoints New VP and General Manager

Terex Utilities has appointed Clint Weber to vice president and general manager. In this role, Weber will have overall responsibility for leading the worldwide Terex Utilities business.

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Safety Tip: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Motorcycles

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so here's advice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on how to share the road safely with motorcyclists.

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Ford Updates F-150 Styling for 2018

Ford is updating the styling on its F-150 for the 2018 model year to give its half-ton pickup a more "confident and capable" look, Ford has announced. Ford previously announced details about the new engine lineup for the 2018 F-150.

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Chicago Adds Eight Graffiti Removal Trucks

The City of Chicago has added eight new chemical trucks to its graffiti removal fleet. The new trucks are environmentally safe and use citric acid to remove markings.

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Calif. City Debuts Near-Zero Emission Refuse Truck

The City of Long Beach, Calif., unveiled a new municipal refuse truck at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, the first in the country to employ Cummins’ near-zero emissions natural gas engine.

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N.C. City to Decide on Ending Maintenance Contract

The City of Fayetteville, N.C., has one year to decide if it will terminate its fleet maintenance contract with a utility, which has been performing the city’s maintenance work for at least 12 years.

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Detroit Relaunches Street Sweeping Program

The City of Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW) has relaunched its residential street sweeping program after seven years. The city has purchased four street sweepers and plans to rent eight more.

Vidmar and Lista Now Available Through All Major Procurement Contracts

Vidmar and Lista products may be procured directly through GSA Schedule 71 (# GS-03F-062GA) or through its strategic distribution partner’s schedules 5IV, 65IIA, or 23V, USPS.

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Tampa Explains Underutilized Vehicles Found in Audit

The City of Tampa, Fla., responded to a local news station’s question about why 27% of its 2,500 vehicles are underutilized. City staffers said only a small portion of these were legitimately underutilized.

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San Francisco to Replace Passenger Fleet with ZEVs

The City and County of San Francisco has passed an ordinance that mandates the purchase of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles for the fleet. The ordinance affects 400 passenger cars.

IIHS Tests Show Benefits of Semitrailer Side Underride Guards

Recent crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety make a case for guards designed to prevent side underride crashes.

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U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Unveil 205 EVs

One hundred and four battery-electric vehicles will go to Navy installations, and 101 will go to Marine Corps installations.

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Peterbilt Offers Wide Steer Axle for Vocational Lineup

Peterbilt has added the Paccar 20,000- and 22,000-pound wide track steer axles to its vocational lineup, the company announced.

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Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

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Mack Offers LR Model in 4x2 Configuration

Mack Trucks' low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack LR, is now being offered in a 4x2 configuration as a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection.

HUBB Adds Oil Change Cost Tool to Website

HUBB Filters has created a new educational tool to help fleet managers compare their oil change costs and the potential savings they can achieve by switching to the HUBB filter program, according to the company.

Federal Signal to Buy Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Federal Signal Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers.

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