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BYD Introduces Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD's new Class 8 battery-electric refuse truck represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100% battery electric.

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Colo. Utility Recognized for Sustainable Fleet

Colorado Springs Utilities was recognized for promoting compressed natural gas for both fuel independence and environmental stewardship.

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500. Photos courtesy of Ford, GM, FCA, and Nissan.

Fleet Sales Decline 12% in April

Vehicle manufacturers sold 12.2% fewer cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs to rental, commercial, and government fleet buyers in April compared to a year ago in what has become a softening market for new vehicle sales.

2016 Aspire Program awardees left to right: Dave Merrow, president of Heavy Duty Lift & Equipment; Jean Dellamore, president of Stertil-Koni; Phillippe and Joe Palma, of Novaquip; Larry Morgan, with Hoffman Services; John Campbell of Power Washer Sales, Gary Vermeulen, president of Westvac International  and Mark Friess with Heavy Lift Systems (photo courtesy of Steril-Koni)

Stertil-Koni Honors 6 Companies with Aspire Program Award

Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni announced that six distributors in its North American network have earned the company’s first-ever Aspire Program awards.

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Kauai PD to Lease Patrol Cars

The new vehicles for the Kauai (Hawaii) Police Department are part of a lease-to-own agreement, which would give the agency ownership after five years.

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Fleet Replacements Allow La. Officers to Take Home Cars

The Monroe Police Department (La.) added 32 new Chevrolet Tahoes to its fleet, enough for every officer to have his or her own vehicle and take it home

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Michigan State Police Investigates Malfunctioning Dash Cams

A spokesperson for Michigan State Police said the malfunctioning dash cams are affecting patrol vehicles at every post in the state.

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N.Y. State Police to Purchase $12.5M Helicopter

The new helicopter will be used for state business and will be available to transport N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo when needed.

Small Car Depreciation Improves in April

Used vehicle values increased slightly in April as tracked by Black Book's Used Vehicle Retention Index that measures values of 2- to 6-year old vehicles, according to the company.

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Lightning Hybrids Renames Itself Lightning Systems

Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids has renamed itself as Lightning Systems and will release several new fleet products this year, including a new vehicle analytics system, the company announced today.

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Ill. City Pilots Fire Engine Models and Maintenance Providers

Naperville City Council (Ill.) approved $1.4 million to pilot two fire engine models and two maintenance service plans over the next 10 years to determine which better withstands the test of time.

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Pittsburgh Plans for EVs by Year’s End

The City of Pittsburgh was awarded more than $250,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for electric vehicles and mobile solar-powered charging stations.

REV Group Acquires Ferrara Fire Apparatus

This acquisition enhances REV’s product offering in its Fire Group within its Fire & Emergency segment, particularly with custom chassis pumpers, aerials, and industrial apparatus.

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San Diego Expands CNG Fueling Facility

The City of San Diego, Calif., completed the second phase of construction on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station as part of its goal to switch its entire fleet of diesel refuse trucks to run on CNG.

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GFX Discounts End May 19

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) takes place next month in San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Discounts for hotel rooms and early bird registration end Friday, May 19.

Photo of Workhorse W-15 by Chris Brown.

Workhorse Unveils PHEV Pickup Concept

Testing of the plug-in hybrid half-ton pickup begins this year, while production is slated for late 2018, the company says.

Sounds like Donald Trump was listening when ATA visited the White House. Photo: American Trucking Associations

Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

A comment by President Trump in an interview has led to widespread reporting that the president would consider raising fuel taxes to help pay for infrastructure. His press secretary later emphasized that the comments did not indicate support for such a strategy.

Safety Tip: Proper Steering Grips

Here's steering advice from AAA, the California DMV and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Flexy awards winners and sponsors are shown at the NAFA I&E awards ceremony. Photo by Andy Lundin

Fleets Awarded for Excellence at NAFA I&E

The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced winners of its Flexy Fleet Excellence awards at its annual Institute & Expo on April 25.

NYC Revises Vehicle Policy After Reports of Staff Misuse

A report from the New York City Department of Investigation found that Department of Correction staff used take-home vehicles for personal trips against city policy.

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E-One Delivers First Metro 100 Quint to Fla. Fire Department

E-One has delivered the first Metro 100 Quint to the Sarasota County Department in Florida.

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Washington State Doubles EV Fleet

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the state has purchased 130 long-range electric vehicles, which can travel more than 200 miles on a single charge.

Pierce Manufacturing introduced four all-new Piece Ascendant aerial apparatus configurations, including 107-foot single rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tandem rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tractor-drawn aerial, and a 110-foot single rear axle aerial platform. Photo courtesy of Pierce

Pierce Introduces New Aerial Apparatus

Pierce Manufacturing introduced all-new Pierce Ascendant aerial apparatus configurations, including a 107-foot tandem rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tractor drawn aerial, and a 110-foot single rear axle quint aerial platform.

City of St. Paul Hiring Fleet Manager

The City of St. Paul, Minn., is accepting applications for a fleet manager who will be responsible for planning, developing, directing, implementing, monitoring, and managing a comprehensive fleet management program.

Courtesy of Telogis.

Telogis Spotlight Delivers Metrics to Workforce Managers

Launching in May, Telogis Spotlight will be a free for fleet managers, supervisors, and company executives.

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