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Fla. County to Spend $300,000 on Fire Fleet Repairs

Polk County, Fla., will spend about $300,000 due to a structural flaw on all of its fire trucks. Commissioners voted to fix a loose suspension on all 12 of the county's trucks, at a cost of about $25,000 per truck.

Propane Switch Saves Ore. Agency $25,000

Less than a year and a half after converting its 10 patrol vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas, the Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office reports that it has saved $25,000 in fuel cost.

Polk County, Fla., Orders 10 Firefighting Vehicles

Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) division has ordered 10 firefighting apparatus from Pierce Manufacturing. The County is purchasing five pumpers, a 100-foot Pierce Aerial Platform, a heavy-duty rescue/hazmat vehicle, and three tandem rear axle tanker/pumper vehicles.

Incentivizing Drivers to Conserve Fuel

Fuel is the No. 1 fleet operating expense. Polk County, Fla., achieved favorable results by addressing one of the main, yet overlooked sources of rising fuel consumption — the driver.

Polk County Fleet Recognized by Commissioners

BARTOW, FL - Polk County Fleet Management and its technical staff were formally recognized by the County Commission attendees for receiving the 8th consecutive ASE Blue Seal Award for Excellence and for being named as No. 3 of the 100 Best Fleets in North America.

Polk County Expands Insourcing

BARTOW, FL - On Nov. 1, Polk County Fleet Management took over the management and operation of the City of Ft. Meade, Fla., fleet of 46 units. The County has also been insourcing management of the City of Lake Wales fleet since October 2009 and the City of Auburndale fleet since June 2010.