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Ill. City to Vote on Patrol Car Leases

The City of Rockford, Ill., will vote on a leasing plan for 28 new patrol cars as part of a five-year, $6 million vehicle replacement plan.

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Fla. County Adds Six Helicopters for Mosquito Control

The Lee County (Fla.) Mosquito Control District is upgrading its aircraft fleet with six new Airbus H125 helicopters. Each helicopter is capable of hauling more equipment and product than the district's previous aircraft, allowing the district to reduce its fleet.

Federal vs. State & Local Fleets

The largest U.S. fleets are in the federal government. How do they compare with state and local government fleets?

Utilimarc: Bucket Truck Purchasing Costs Rose 61%

The cost for utility fleets to buy a light-duty bucket truck has risen significantly in the past nine years, according to newly released data from Utilimarc.

Hawaii PD to Purchase First New Cars in 10 Years

The Hawaii Police Department is looking to purchase its first patrol vehicles in 10 years to replace a fleet that averages 200,000 miles. A decade ago, it purchased 35 2008-MY vehicles.

Calif. City Relaunches Fire Dept., Builds Fleet

The City of Victorville, Calif., has purchased five command vehicles for its newly relaunched Fire Department and plans to expand its fleet even further.

Caltrans to Use Existing Fleet for Road Repairs

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) doesn’t plan on purchasing any additional vehicles for its fleet, despite its goal to hire 2,000 employees in the next few years for transportation infrastructure repair.

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 10% in March

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 10.1% to 72,344 in March as sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs increased 10.4% to 62,419 and passenger car sales increased 8% to 9,925 units compared to a year ago, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Fire District Acquires Boat for Lakeside Fires

The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District in Lake Tahoe, Nev., has taken delivery of a 32-foot fireboat, allowing it to provide fire protection to homes along the lake that are not yet connected to a municipal water system.

Phoenix PD May Replace Aerial Unit's Aircraft

The Phoenix Police Department’s Aerial Unit’s fleet maintenance costs are rising due to the agency’s aging aircraft, procured between 1979 and 2010.