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Texas City Reports $24.8M in Fleet Damage from Hurricane Harvey

To date, the City of Port Arthur, Texas, has spent $4.9 million on vehicle and equipment replacements. In total, 55% of the fleet has been repaired and has been placed in service.

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Lessons I Learned During the Great Fire of 2017

In October 2017, wildfires spread across Northern California, burning through 114,000 acres of land. Here’s what one fleet manager learned during the fires and recovery period.

Houston Approves $2M Purchase of Flood Rescue Vehicles

The $2 million will go toward six $75,000 flood-capable rescue vehicles and 10 pickup trucks.

Behind the Scenes During California’s Thomas Fire

The City of Ventura's Mary Joyce Ivers was called to the Emergency Operations Center the night the Thomas fires began in December. She talks about her fleet department’s experience and response during the fire.

Calif. Fire Agencies Request $100M in State Funding

The California Fire Chiefs Association is urging Governor Jerry Brown and state lawmakers to provide an additional $100 million in state funds for apparatus, equipment, and staffing before extreme weather events.

How Fleets Manage Fuel During Emergencies

When severe weather strikes, public sector fleet managers take a leading role in ensuring a continuous fuel supply for emergency vehicles.

Shield Your Eyes (and Headlights): Phoenix’s Fleet Weathers the Dust Storms

Dust storms are a frequent nuisance and an occasional threat in Phoenix, where officials keep an eye on the weather for the city’s fleet drivers and vehicles.

How Fleets Prepare for and Respond to Severe Weather

Municipal fleet managers prevail through harsh conditions by creating and faithfully executing plans to keep their drivers and vehicles safe and ready for action.

Harvey & Irma: The Fleet Impact

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the U.S. in late August and early September, wreaking havoc in Texas and Florida. Here’s the fleet impact from public agencies caught in the hurricanes’ paths.

Hurricane Harvey Could Create 1M Salvage Vehicles

While market watchers agree that Hurricane Harvey's impact stretches beyond Houston-area automotive business, estimates on exactly how many vehicles will need to be replaced vary between half a million and million vehicles, including as many as 18,500 fleet vehicles.