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PG&E Hires Regional Fleet Manager From Sacramento

Isena Garcia, CAFM, was named manager, regional fleet operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Mo. Names Acting Director of General Services Division

Cindy Dixon, has been named acting director, Division of General Services for the State of Missouri Office of Administration in Jefferson City, Mo.

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N.J. City Leases Patrol Cars

Jersey City, N.J., has moved to leasing SUVs for the first time for its police officers. The city will pay just under $1 million as part of its four-year leasing agreement

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Ind. City Unveils CNG Patrol Cars

Each vehicle is equipped with bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) systems, capable of carrying 8.5 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of CNG as well as regular gasoline.

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

IronPlanet Announces Early Summer Cat Sale

IronPlanet announced a sneak peek into its upcoming Cat Online Summer sale, which takes place on June 7. Bidders will have over 300 pieces of quality, used Cat equipment to choose from.

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Cummins Approves Renewable Diesel for Medium-Duty Engines

Cummins announced that its B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with certain kinds of renewable diesel fuels.

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Chicago Issues RFP for New Fleet Building

The City of Chicago released a request for proposals (RFP) for a new facility for 225 employees from Fleet and Facility Management. The RFP also includes a replacement satellite shop and a replacement fuel site.

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U.S. Bank Updates Voyager Fleet Card to Cover EV Charging

U.S. Bank is teaming up with ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, to offer Voyager Network Fleet Card acceptance at tens of thousands of ChargePoint charging ports throughout the United States.

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Mo. City Loses Fire Trucks in Fire

The Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department lost the last of its fire trucks in a building fire. It was already running on a limited fleet after being hit by a major flood last month.

Mich. Senators Support Fuel Economy Bill

Michigan's U.S. senators are backing a proposal that would allow automakers to apply credits for model years as far back as 2009 to help them meet future standards to require their car and truck fleets to average 41 miles per gallon by 2021.

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Calif. Lifeguards Receive 35 Toyota Vehicles

Toyota donated 35 new SUVs and pickup trucks to the City of San Diego, Calif., lifeguards, and agreed to maintain and service the vehicles.

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Idaho State Police Demonstrates Drone Program

The drones are used to expedite crash scene investigations and get traffic flowing more quickly, conduct surveillance in crime scene investigations, and assist officers during search and rescues.

Phot of Hyundai's Ioniq Electric by Vince Taroc.

Hyundai Explains Ioniq Roll-Out Strategy

Hyundai has started selling two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with a roll-out strategy that prioritizes zero-emissions states with the battery-electric model.

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Ky. City to Lease Vehicles

The City of Glasgow, Ky., is expected to take delivery of about two dozen vehicles through open-ended leases — half of these vehicles will go to the Police Department.

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Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget slashes the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology program funding, reducing it by nearly 74%. The cuts include terminating funding for the Clean Cities program.

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

GM Calls Diesel Manipulation Claim 'Baseless'

General Motors has responded to a civil lawsuit claiming that it included a defeat device in its diesel-powered vehicles by saying the claim is baseless, according to a company statement.

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Calif. PD Receives Donated Adventure Bikes

Redondo Beach (Calif.) Police Department officers hope the Honda Africa Twin adventure motorcycles' relative agility, lighter weight, and increased suspension travel will make them suited for police work.

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Hailstorm Damages 125 Colo. City Vehicles

So far, 125 vehicles in the City of Lakewood, Colo., fleet have been found with damage from the hail, including windshield, window, and body damage, and this number may increase.

Photo via Flickr/Idaho National Laboratory

Fla. City Adopts E-85

Unlike gasoline, which is delivered to the city by cargo ship, E-85 is transported by rail and is less likely to be delayed during severe weather or hurricanes.

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Ga. City Officials Question Police Replacements, Fleet Size

Columbus (Ga.) Consolidated Government officials are questioning whether police vehicle replacements can be delayed and whether the public safety fleet can be reduced.

S.C. County Opens $1M Fleet Facility

Georgetown County, S.C., has opened a new, $1 million, 12,000 square-foot fleet maintenance building for its contracted fleet staff.

N.M. Reduces Fleet, Turns Off GPS Devices to Cut Costs

Faced with budget cuts, the State of New Mexico has cut 50 vehicles from its fleet and turned off all GPS units in its fleet vehicles

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc

Feds Sue Fiat-Chrysler Over Diesels

The federal government has sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for using illegal engine-control software in its diesel vehicles so that they would perform differently during emissions testing than under normal driving conditions.

Photo of 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive courtesy of MBUSA.

Next-Gen Smart Fortwo Electric Starts at $24,550

Mercedes-Benz has reduced the price of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive by $1,200 to $24,550 for a battery EV that increases range and decreases charging time as it enters its fourth generation.

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