Austin Tests New Tech for Compost Trucks

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December 13, 2017
Los Angeles Deploys Drones for the First Time for Wildfires

The drones use thermal imaging to seek out hot spots and a camera to assess property damage, which help the Los Angeles Fire Department make decisions when developing a response plan.


Austin Tests New Tech for Compost Trucks

The City of Austin, Texas, is fitting collection carts with RFID chips and equipping vehicles with scanners, which allow management to see where trucks are and whether drivers should be rerouted.



Calif. Fleet Association Announces Year of Training

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) of Southern California will offer advanced technical training classes for its membership throughout 2018, with the goal of no or nominal cost to members.


Hawaii Counties to Transition Fleets to Renewable Energy by 2035

Leaders from four counties in Hawaii have signed a commitment to transform ground transportation to 100% renewable fuel sources by 2045, beginning with the transition of all their fleet vehicles by 2035.


Dodge Enhances Officer Protection Package for 2018 Charger Pursuit

Sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Dodge’s Officer Protection Package was designed to promote officer safety by utilizing sensors built into every Dodge Charger Pursuit to detect attempted ambushes from the rear when parked and working in their vehicle.

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2017 L.A. Auto Show: Green Vehicles

Green vehicles were in shorter supply at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show compared to a year ago. However, the show featured Tesla's Model 3, Jaguar's I-Pace electric SUV, and a pair of BMW i8 variants. Read full coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, Eric Gandarilla, Paul Lim, Andy Lundin, and Roselynne Reyes.


Emergency Response Boats: What to Know Before You Buy

Marine units allow coastal emergency responders to extend their services to the water. Here’s what they look for when adding boats to their fleets.


New Holland Construction - C237 Track Loader

The C237 model will hold fast to steep slopes and move easily through various terrains.


John Deere - 204L and 304L Compact Wheel Loaders

The L-series models are built for tasks that require peak productivity in small spaces and over rough terrain.


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