Government Fleet News

Safety Tip: Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

Drivers need to remember to slow down and move over — if safe — whenever they see an emergency vehicle stopped ahead on a multi-lane roadway.

Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.

Nominate the 2018 Fleet Manager of the Year

Government Fleet magazine is accepting nominations for its Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. All industry professionals are welcome to nominate a fleet manager.

Photo of the F-550 courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo Secures CNG Certification for 2018 Ford Trucks, Vans

Landi Renzo unveiled that several 2018-MY Ford heavy-duty trucks and vans secured CNG certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Geotab Awarded NJPA Contract for Fleet Services

Geotab has been awarded a National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) four-year contract for the procurement of fleet management and related technology solutions, which offers streamlined purchasing for NJPA members.

Raleigh to Deploy 600 Body-Worn and 450 In-Vehicle Cameras

The agreement will allow the department to outfit over 600 officers with WatchGuard’s Vista Wi-Fi HD body-worn cameras and 450 vehicles with WatchGuard’s 4RE HD Panoramic in-car camera system.

File photo of police cars

Miss. City Reconsiders Take-Home Vehicle Policy

The City of Waveland, Miss., may change its take-home vehicle policy, and is considering charging employees a use tax to cover vehicle costs.

Police car photo courtesy of Pixabay

Fla. Sheriff Says 47 New Patrol Cars Are Not Enough

The Santa Rosa County, Fla., has taken delivery of 47 new patrol cars, but its sheriff said these purchases aren’t enough to replace all the aged vehicles in his fleet.

Polaris donated 10 Ranger utility vehicles to the Minneapolis Police Department for use during the Super Bowl. Photo courtesy of Polaris

Minneapolis Police to Use Donated UTVs for Super Bowl Patrol

The Minneapolis Police Department, along with the support of officers from more than 50 Minnesota jurisdictions, are preparing for an estimated one million visitors for the Super Bowl.

Photo of Chicago's Goose Island Fleet and Facility Management building via public domain

Chicago Approves Contract to Build Three Fleet Sites

Chicago City Council approved a contract to design and build three fleet sites: a main heavy-duty vehicle repair facility, a satellite heavy-duty vehicle repair facility, and a fueling station.

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S.C. County Signs Leasing Contract

Under the agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management, Williamsburg County, S.C., will receive 20 new vehicles every year for the next five years.

The HV Series is available in a variety of specifications: Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab. Photo: International Trucks

International Truck Unveils HV Series Mid-Range Diesel Trucks

International Truck rolled out its new International HV Series Mid-Range Diesel HV507 and HV607 truck models at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

Pennsylvania Vehicle Management Bureau Deploys CalAmp Tool

The partnership between Pennsylvania and CalAmp is intended to reduce costs and increase efficiency of the Commonwealth's Bureau of Vehicle Management.

Safety Tip: 5 Things to Remember About Roundabouts

The Washington Department of Transportation offers advice on how to safely navigate a roundabout.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Platform Control

The safety recall, which covers 1,526 devices, is expected to begin Feb. 28.

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Ford Investing $11B in Vehicle Electrification

Ford will invest $11 billion in vehicle electrification and plans to expand its current electrified vehicle portfolio to a total of 40 vehicles.

Image of T880S Dump Truck courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Continues Government Sales Program

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6-8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

Photo of BMW i3 hatchbacks courtesy of City of Los Angeles

LAPD’s Battery-Electric BMWs Appear Barely Used

Two years after the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) decided to lease 100 battery-electric BMW i3 hatchbacks, those vehicles have been barely used, according to a local news report.

The 2018 Government Fleet Expo & Conference includes more than 14 educational sessions for attendees. Photo by Natalia King

GFX Announces Educational Sessions

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) has announced the training sessions for this year’s conference in June. Educational programming will feature at least 14 full sessions, with additional shorter sessions focusing on technology.

Photo of Ford Expedition courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs for Windows

The safety compliance recall covers 361 2018-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Agencies purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles must have compliant maintenance facilities. File photo

Ind. City Unveils New CNG Station and Maintenance Garage

The City of Hobart, Ind., celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, and showcased its new CNG-compliant fleet maintenance garage.

N.Y. Town Renews Fleet Tracking Contract

Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS) announced that the Town of Riverhead, N.Y., has renewed its fleet tracking contract and is continuing to see an increase in savings.

Photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Mich. Plant Will Build 2019 Silverado's Diesel Engine

General Motors will produce the 2019 Silverado's all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel engine at its Flint Engine Operations facility.

Connected vehicles can improve safety and reduce traffic congestion. Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Denver to Launch 1,500 Connected Vehicles

The City and County of Denver council has approved a $12 million program to reduce traffic congestion that includes adding connected vehicle technology to 1,500 fleet vehicles.

Photo courtesy of NYC DCAS

NYC Trucks Provide Fuel to Schools, Facilities

Due to the extended cold spell, the winter storm, and the requirement for facilities to use backup oil tanks, New York City agencies used their fuel trucks to ensure schools had heat and emergency vehicles had fuel.

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