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Operational Performance Systems Upfit Solutions

By Brad Brewer

OPS Inc. specializes in crossover/SUV, truck and cab enclosures for police operations and has facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Upfitting a Ford PI Utility, Chevy Tahoe or Dodge Durango? Check them out.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2014)
 

Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

Green initiatives or green mandates, meaning 1) use less gasoline and 2) do not increase total ownership costs, are becoming more common. That said, the Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is definitely worth a closer look as an admin vehicle.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2014)
 

New from General Motors

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The big news from General Motors is the all-new Tahoe…and the mid-year release of a pursuit-rated 4x4 version. The new EcoTec3 engines produce more power and torque and get better fuel economy. For the “green” admin fleet, a CNG Bi-fuel Impala is on the way.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2014)
 

The U.K. Police Fleet Expo

By Roger Blaxall

The National Association of Police Fleet Managers’ (NAPFM) Conference is one of the largest emergency service fleet events in Europe.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2014)
 

New Silverado Work Truck

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The Silverado was greatly re-engineered for 2013. The new ½-ton pickup has three brand-new, truck-oriented, highest-tech engines, and a super-solid B-pillar for the Extended Cab (now called Double Cab). There are good reasons the Silverado has the highest residual value of any pickup.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2014)
 

Police Vehicle Ergonomics & Upfit Safety

By Brad Brewer

We can’t upfit today’s cars like we did the CVPI. The overall space is obviously smaller, and there are many more airbags. Everything we add to the vehicle has an officer crash-safety and officer ergonomic-health concern.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2014)
 

Advanced Technology Presents Maintenance Challenges

By Belluomo, Michael

Direct Injection engines have both valuable gains and unique sensitivities; they can be well-maintained by understanding a few important points. Number one is that quality in delivers quality out. From engine oils, to fuels, all play a key role in keeping these engines operating at peak performance.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2014)
 

Properly Maintaining Vehicles in Storage or Inventory

By Fleet, GM

These tips have been excerpted from the GM Service Information bulletin, Document #09-00-89-002. This serves as a heads-up for departments that store vehicles for some period of time before they are either upfitted or placed into service.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2014)
 

2014 Police Fleet Expo WEST

By Brad Brewer

Hundreds of police fleet professionals, auto manufacturers, aftermarket manufacturers, and industry consultants and speakers met in Kansas City for the Police Fleet Expo WEST. The exhibit hall was packed with had all the right people in face-to-face dialogues, while the educational sessions were tips from the nation’s best.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2014)
 

Replace Sedans with Pickups

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

Police fleet managers from coast to coast and border to border are in the midst of the largest transition in police vehicles since the 1950 police package. All of law enforcement is going from the Ford CVPI to “something else.” In a growing number of police and sheriff’s departments, their needs assessment has pointed to the ½-ton pickup for routine patrol.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2014)
 
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