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New York Municipality Adds EVs, Charging Stations

During a public ceremony, public officials showcased a Chevrolet Volt and a model EV charging station.

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Pittsburgh Expands EV Charging with Solar Stations

The City of Pittsburgh is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging options with the addition of five transportable solar-powered EV charging stations.

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Ford Launches Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

Ford has revealed its Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan for law enforcement agencies, capable of driving up to 21 miles on electricity. The vehicle is designed for law enforcement personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle.

Video Safety Tip: Urban Driving

Here's advice, provided by State Farm and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, on how to drive safely in central business districts in major cities.

Ark. Inmate Leaves Meth in County Vehicle

An inmate had left a small amount of methamphetamine in a vehicle used for the Cleburne County (Ark.) jail's work-release program, leading to a larger stash.

The audit recommended that Salem State University develop a comprehensive fuel card policy to ensure accurate and efficient use of the program. Photo via Fletcher6/Wikimedia

Mass. University Audit Finds Fuel Card Abuse

An audit of Massachusetts’ Salem State University revealed that the university lacks efficient oversight of its fuel card program for university vehicles.

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Overnight EV Charging Saves NYC $150K Annually

By enrolling in Con Edison’s SmartCharge New York Program, New York City expects to save up to $150,000 per year for charging its 1,030 electric vehicles overnight.

No. 1 Leading Fleet Hires New Director

Ron Lindsey, CAFS, has been appointed the new fleet management director for San Bernardino County, Calif., returning to the county after five years at the City of Anaheim, Calif., fleet.

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Pa. City Approves $7M Maintenance Outsourcing Contract

The City of Allentown, Pa., has approved a three-year, $7 million fleet maintenance contract with its previous provider, choosing it over a proposal by the union to conduct the work in house.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 3500 courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 3500 Recalled

The recall, which addresses a fuel-level sensor problem, covers nearly 35,300 2011-2015 trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks.

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GM to Start EV Rollout in 2021

General Motors will begin rolling out its next-generation of electric vehicles in 2021, and it seeks to reach its goal of offering 20 such vehicles by 2023, CEO Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

Idaho City Unveils New Police Car Design

The Rigby Police Department in Idaho wanted a police vehicle design that integrates modern elements with law enforcement history.

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Kentucky State Police Struggles with Aging Fleet

The agency will need 260 cars within 12 to 18 months, and 180 cars per year after that in order to catch up on vehicle replacements.

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Texas Sheriff Utilizes Driving Simulator

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in Texas signed up for training through the Texas Association of Counties, which offers truck and law enforcement driver simulation training for member agencies.

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Miss. Sheriff Receives Donated Patrol Boat

The Warren County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Office has acquired its first all-weather patrol boat that will be used for law enforcement and search and rescue.

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BYD Delivers First All-Electric Side Loader Refuse Truck

The first all-electric automated side loader refuse truck from BYD was presented to the City of Palo Alto, Calif., and GreenWaste, the city's waste hauler service provider.

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Va. City Buys First Ambulance in 50 Years

Until now, the Charlottesville Fire Department in Virginia has relied on ambulance services from a local volunteer rescue squad. However, demand has increased since it introduced a 24-hour medic unit.

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Audit: 53% of W.Va. Vehicles Still Do Not Meet Utilization Minimum

Over the past year, the West Virginia Legislative Auditor has conducted a series of investigations into the state fleet. However, fleet data has shown little change in the months since.

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Baltimore’s Financing Model Slashes Fleet Replacement Backlog

The City of Baltimore has purchased its 1,500th vehicle through its “Master Lease” vehicle replacement process, which has allowed it to modernize the fleet, reduce the replacement backlog, and reduce vehicle ownership costs.

Video Safety Tip: Winter Emergency Kits

With temperatures dropping and snowfall forecast for many areas, now is a great time for fleet drivers to make sure their winter emergency kit is fully replenished and onboard.

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Nissan Prices 2018 NV Vans

Nissan's 2018 NV full-size vans will retail for at least $30,025 for the cargo model and $36,345 for the passenger variant, Nissan announced.

Other public agencies have sold advertising on their vehicles. Photo via Paul Sullivan/Flickr

Iowa Municipality Debates Selling Ads on Vehicles

The City of Waterloo, Iowa, is debating whether it should sell advertising on fleet vehicles such as police cars, fire trucks, and garbage trucks. The plan could bring in as much as $100,000 annually.

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Ohio City Adds Trucks to Plow County, State Roads

The City of New Franklin, Ohio, is taking over plowing county and state roads and will purchase two Mack snow plow vehicles and hire two seasonal truck drivers.

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Md. Adds Larger Trucks for Snow Season

The Maryland State Highway Administration has purchased nine new quad-axle trucks for snow season — these trucks can carry more than double the amount of salt and 40 more gallons of fuel than current vehicles.

The Tulsa station is expected to be open by the end of 2017. Photo courtesy of Sparq

Construction Begins on Okla. CNG Station

The Tulsa station — Sparq’s 10th compressed natural gas (CNG) station across its multi-state network — will begin construction immediately, with a target to open by the end of 2017.

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