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Categories: Operations

RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh authorities say a woman who sued the city over a head-on crash with a recycling truck has agreed to a $1.1 million settlement.

https://www.government-fleet.com/63187/city-of-raleigh-pays-woman-1-millon-for-crash-with-fleet-vehicle
Categories: Safety
States Urged to Better Prepare for Autonomous Vehicles

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association offers recommendations to help state agencies get ready for the future impact of self-driving cars.

https://www.government-fleet.com/138895/states-urged-to-better-prepare-for-autonomous-vehicles
Categories: Operations

The American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) signed a collaborative agreement to work together in...

https://www.government-fleet.com/138776/apwa-mema-enter-collaborative-agreement
Categories: Fuel, Operations, Safety

NASHVILLE, TN – In efforts to keep 100 vehicles in the city's police fleet, all departments with vehicles have been ordered to find money-saving...

https://www.government-fleet.com/64695/nashville-to-cut-more-than-100-police-vehicles
Categories: Police
Pennsylvania State Police Updates Vehicle Design

The new design will appear on new vehicle replacements, at no additional cost, and feature the word “Trooper” on each side, with the Pennsylvania flag on...

https://www.government-fleet.com/141434/pennsylvania-state-police-updates-vehicle-design
Categories: Operations

BANGOR, MAINE – Bracing for an upward trend in gasoline and diesel prices, Bangor officials this spring more than doubled their budget for vehicle fuel.

https://www.government-fleet.com/41100/bangor-names-fuel-czar-to-control-city-vehicle-fuel-consumption
Categories: Police
L.A. County Sheriff Adds Drone to Fleet

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use an unmanned aircraft system for...

https://www.government-fleet.com/138737/l-a-county-sheriff-adds-drone-to-fleet
Categories: Green Fleet
Buncombe County Sheriff Expects $13K in Fuel Savings by Using Propane Autogas

The Buncombe County, N.C., Sheriff’s Office recently converted 10 Ford Crown Victorias to propane autogas. The law enforcement fleet expects to displace 20...

https://www.government-fleet.com/110227/buncombe-county-sheriff-expects-13k-in-fuel-savings-by-using-propane-autogas
Categories: Equipment, Operations

INDIANAPOLIS - For fire and emergency vehicles, Cummins EPA 2010 engines continue to offer a broad power range, with horsepower available from 260 hp...

https://www.government-fleet.com/74212/cummins-epa-2010-engines-off-to-a-strong-start-in-fire-and-emergency-vehicles
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
What’s New in 2010 Model-Year Light- and Medium-Duty

Most light- and medium-duty truck manufacturers have carried over 2009-MY product lines to 2010-MY with only minor changes and enhancements. The following...

https://www.government-fleet.com/146304/whats-new-in-2010-model-year-light-and-medium-duty
Categories: Equipment, Products, Vehicle Research
More Details Emerge on New Autocar Conventional Truck

Autocar has announced more details about its first new conventional truck in more than 30 years – including answering HDT's question on whether it will be...

https://www.government-fleet.com/332095/more-details-emerge-on-new-autocar-conventional-truck
Categories: Operations, Safety
Cedar Rapids Fleet Tested by Floods of 2008

Despite losing 91 units, four out of five garages, all but one fuel island, and an entire data network, the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, fleet staff came...

https://www.government-fleet.com/146135/cedar-rapids-fleet-tested-by-floods-of-2008
Categories: Operations

MONTCLAIR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Montclair plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to outsource refuse collection, based on comments from Township...

https://www.government-fleet.com/74282/montclair-township-approves-rfp-for-outsourcing-refuse-collection
Categories: Safety
North Dakota Bans Cell Phone Use While Driving State Fleet Vehicles

The North Dakota Department of Transportation implemented a policy prohibiting cell phone use while driving a state fleet vehicle.

https://www.government-fleet.com/317709/north-dakota-bans-cell-phone-use-while-driving-state-fleet-vehicles
Categories: Operations

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois state government would be required to buy flexible-fuel vehicles that use ethanol and other alternative fuels under a bill...

https://www.government-fleet.com/41815/state-bill-would-affect-buying-of-new-state-fleet-vehicles-in-illinois
Categories: Equipment
Cultivating Next-Generation Off-Road Equipment Experts

With the current rate of technological change, training and developing a network of skilled off-road equipment technicians and operators are no small tasks....

https://www.government-fleet.com/147967/cultivating-next-generation-off-road-equipment-experts
Categories: Fuel, Green Fleet

The City of Beloit is conducting a study in order to create a plan to reduce the City’s petroleum usage, fleet-related costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.

https://www.government-fleet.com/111306/beloit-wis-to-develop-fleet-petroleum-reduction-plan
Categories: Operations

DANBURY, CT – GE Capital Solutions' Transportation Finance unit has launched a dedicated group to focus entirely on customers in the refuse...

https://www.government-fleet.com/46611/ge-capital-solutions-launches-dedicated-refuse-sector-team
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Nissan Reducing Pickup, Van Production

Nissan Motor Co. will reduce production of its NV cargo and passenger vans, as well as for its Titan and Frontier pickup trucks, at its assembly plant in...

https://www.government-fleet.com/323240/nissan-reducing-truck-van-production-2
Categories: Maintenance

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Equipment Maintenance Division is allegedly housing dozens of unrepaired police cars and city vehicles due to the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/71930/budget-crunch-prevents-new-orleans-vehicle-repairs
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Natural Gas

At the start of 2015, the state will begin taxing compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) based on a per-pound rather than per-foot rate.

https://www.government-fleet.com/126366/calif-changes-cng-lng-tax-measurement
Categories: Fuel, Maintenance
Tackling Diesel Fuel Stabilization & Filtration Issues

Fuel filtration and diesel fuel stabilization are some of the concerns fleets across the country face with infrequently used vehicles.

https://www.government-fleet.com/146010/tackling-diesel-fuel-stabilization-filtration-issues
Categories: Procurement
Nashville Replaces One-Third of Fire Fleet

The City of Nashville (Tenn.) Fire Department has replaced a third of its fire fleet after taking delivery of 13 new fire engines costing $5.4 million.

https://www.government-fleet.com/132318/nashville-replaces-one-third-of-fire-fleet
Categories: Procurement

The City of Topeka, Kan., will likely continue using a lease-purchase arrangement to acquire new police vehicles, as the city grapples with ways to finance...

https://www.government-fleet.com/118723/kan-city-council-non-commital-on-fleet-upgrade-plan
Categories: Maintenance

ARI was recently awarded a national contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Board of Directors under the category of Vehicle Maintenance &...

https://www.government-fleet.com/110219/ari-awarded-njpa-national-contract-for-vehicle-maintenance-related-services
Categories: Police
Archived COVID-19 Webinars Available On Demand

Webinars about COVID-19 and how government fleets and police fleets are handling the pandemic are available on demand.

https://www.government-fleet.com/357206/archived-covid-19-webinars-available-on-demand
Categories: Operations, Telematics, Vehicle Research
Colo. City Testing Smart Sweepers

The City of Fort Collins, Colo., will test new smart street sweeper technology this year as part of a pilot project to ensure roads are properly maintained.

https://www.government-fleet.com/325756/colo-city-testing-smart-sweepers
Categories: Operations

BARTOW, FL – Polk County will begin testing five hybrid Ford Escapes in it's vehicle fleet beginning in mid-March, according to...

https://www.government-fleet.com/39698/polk-county-testing-five-ford-hybrid-escapes
Categories: Procurement

For the second consecutive time, Agile Fleet has been awarded a national contract for fleet management and related technology by the National Joint Powers...

https://www.government-fleet.com/141023/agile-fleet-awarded-njpa-national-contract
Categories: Green Fleet

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine wants to honor fleet managers with its second annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards....

https://www.government-fleet.com/72003/awards-to-recognize-green-fleet-leaders-1
Categories: Operations

FORT WAYNE, IN — Fort Wayne city officials say they’ll have to spend nearly $300,000 more than expected on gasoline this year, reported the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/38487/fort-waynes-gas-expenses-higher-than-expected
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Detroit’s New Hybrid Refuse Trucks Now on the Road

The City of Detroit took delivery of eight new hybrid refuse trucks with funding assistance from the Clean Energy Coalitions (CEC). CEC provided funding to...

https://www.government-fleet.com/109885/detroit-s-new-hybrid-refuse-trucks-on-the-road
Categories: Green Fleet
EPA Certifies Westport's 2015-MY CNG Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified dedicated CNG versions of Ford's E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-59 equipped with the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/119863/westport-wing-system-epa-certified-for-2015-my-ford-e-and-f-series-models
Categories: Operations

KANSAS CITY, MO – The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its 2012-2013 president is Elizabeth Treadway, PWLF, principal scientist -...

https://www.government-fleet.com/82897/apwa-announces-treadway-as-new-president
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Telematics, Telematics & Technology

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO - The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) has been working with OEMs to write the telematics data standard....

https://www.government-fleet.com/67157/telematics-data-standard-released
Categories: Procurement, Remarketing
Audit: Utah District Should Improve Policies for Fleet Sales, Purchases

An audit by the State of Utah found the Lone Peak Public Safety District was at an increased risk of public funds being misused, including fleet vehicles...

https://www.government-fleet.com/142018/audit-utah-district-should-improve-policies-for-fleet-sales-purchases
Categories: Green Fleet
Culver City Hosts Regulatory Technical Summit

CULVER CITY, CA - The Culver City Equipment Maintenance & Fleet Services Division hosted its second annual "Regulatory Technical Summit - Part #2" at...

https://www.government-fleet.com/70533/culver-city-hosts-regulatory-technical-summit
Categories: Vehicle Research
MSP Releases MY-2020 Preliminary Motorcycle Testing Results

The Michigan State Police has released the preliminary results of its MY-2020 motorcycle tests.

https://www.government-fleet.com/341432/msp-releases-my-2020-preliminary-motorcycle-testing-results
Categories: Green Fleet

The City of Santa Fe received $114,670 in grant funding from the New Mexico Environment Department to partially fund an early vehicle replacement in the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/113500/santa-fe-n-m-buys-cng-refuse-truck
Categories: Operations

FT. WAYNE, IN – A new Allen County, Ind., vehicle policy could cut as many as 36 vehicles used as take-home cars by county employees.

https://www.government-fleet.com/45636/allen-county-ind-tightens-take-home-car-policy
Categories: Operations

ANN ARBOR, MI — Ultramain, a transit maintenance and materials management software system, has been chosen by Ann Arbor Transportation Authority...

https://www.government-fleet.com/41055/ann-arbor-transportation-authority-to-implement-ultramain-purchasing-maintenance-and-inventory-sy
Categories: Green Fleet

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA – From Smart Cars to hybrids to biodiesel fuel, the City of London is looking to reduce its carbon footprint through the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/60211/city-unveils-plan-to-expand-its-green-fleet-
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Natural Gas
Okla. Reaches CNG Fueling Milestone

Oklahoma has reached a milestone of having at least one compressed natural gas (CNG) station every 100 miles along its interstates in a private-public...

https://www.government-fleet.com/135909/okla-reaches-cng-fueling-milestone

Every fleet is different. Most of the service providers in our market realize this and do their best to tailor their solutions to meet the needs of today’s...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159871/are-you-a-fleet-manager-or-are-you-just-managing-a-fleet
Categories: Operations
Calif. Cities Cease Washing Cars During Drought

The cities of Malibu, Santa Monica, and Burbank have agreed to stop washing their fleet vehicles to help save water at a time when California is...

https://www.government-fleet.com/126723/calif-cities-pledge-to-not-wash-cars-during-drought
Categories: Funding, Remarketing
The Business Case for Short Cycling Compact S

The aggressive fleet incentives that manufacturers are currently offering commercial fleets present the opportunity to give serious consideration to...

https://www.government-fleet.com/145125/the-business-case-for-short-cycling-compact-s
Categories: Global Fleet, Operations
Hertz Spins Off Equipment Rental Company

Hertz Corp. is spinning off its Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC) as a separately traded entity that will remain one of the largest global equipment...

https://www.government-fleet.com/117072/hertz-spins-off-equipment-rental-company
2018 Police Vehicles Tested in Michigan

Michigan State Police test Ford's F-150 and hybrid sedan responders, as well as a Dodge Durango, during a 2018-model-year testing round that broadened the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/160069/2018-police-vehicles-tested-in-michigan
Categories: Operations
Sonoma County, Calif., Fleet Overview

The Sonoma County, Calif., fleet consists of more than 1,300 vehicles, managed and maintained by a fleet staff of 23. Here's an overview of the county's...

https://www.government-fleet.com/306326/sonoma-county-calif-fleet-overview
Categories: Equipment, Safety & Compliance, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Verizon Connect Introduces Connected Technologies

Verizon Connect introduced an asset tracker, enhanced Workforce Mobile application, and video category for the Verizon Connect Marketplace, the connected...

https://www.government-fleet.com/317371/verizon-connect-introduces-connected-technologies


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