Photo credit: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) became the first federal agency to debut a battery electric vehicle (EV) fitted for performing law enforcement functions at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers’ Office of Cheltenham Operations.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first of a variety of EVs DHS plans to field across its varied law enforcement missions throughout the homeland.
“DHS is leading the charge among federal agencies to transition its fleet vehicles from internal combustion engines to zero-emission electric vehicles. As the Nation’s third largest federal agency and largest law enforcement agency, DHS has an inventory of more than 50,000 vehicles, with law enforcement vehicles making up 60 percent of its fleet,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security John Tien. “DHS is proud to be the first Federal agency to upfit a battery electric vehicle for law enforcement use. As we ramp up EV adoption, we are excited to see how this and other EVs perform for our mission.”
New enhancements to Verizon Connect Reveal, developed exclusively for EVs, help fleet-based businesses plan how to make more informed decisions about planning for, investing in and managing EVs.
Mobile workforce managers looking to make more informed investment and planning decisions as they consider moving to electric vehicles (EVs) from their gasoline-powered ones will benefit from new enhancements, developed exclusively for EVs, in the Verizon Connect Reveal fleet management platform. For those customers who have already made the leap to EVs, the new updates to Reveal enable customers to easily manage their EVs and gas-powered vehicles, increase uptime by seeing their EVs’ charging and battery status information all from one platform, and more.
During this annual conference, the work truck industry’s most influential leaders gather to hear commercial vehicle market trends, forecasts and insights from featured experts.
At Supervision, driver safety is our top priority. Everything we do centers around it.
However, before a true safety culture can be effective, driver and fleet managers must understand the level of risk an irresponsible driver poses to their organization. Entrusting a driver with a company vehicle, or entrusting them to drive their own vehicle on company time, is a big risk.
If the driver isn’t prepared to adhere to safety regulations, they are a risk that is not worth taking. But, how do you identify drivers who pose a risk?
What’s the biggest problem facing fleet? Will EVs change the face of our industry? How long have you been around this industry anyway?
By Richard Mallek, Director of Business Development at FLD
There are a lot of questions swirling around fleet these days.
Today’s fleets are facing the types of challenges one could hardly have imagined just a decade ago.
That got us to thinking at FLD. How are fleet professionals feeling after these raucous few years?
And where do they think our industry stands in the wake of these once in a lifetime challenges? Even more important, where do these same professionals think we’re headed in both the near and long term future?