06/21/2016

 

 
Make Year Model Unit # Location
MCI 2008 D4505 58487 TX
MCI 2002 E4500 61768 TX
Prevost 2007 X3-45 28883 NJ
MCI 2000 102EL3 61122 NJ
MCI 2009 J4500 65410 FL
MCI 2003 J4500 62393 NJ
MCI 1999 102DL3 52003 NJ
MCI 2006 J4500 63683 LA
Setra 2005 S417 00272 FL
Setra 2005 S417 00215 LA
 
 
 

 San Francisco board approves 'black boxes' for all city vehicles
 

From:  "SF Bay":

Nearly all San Francisco city vehicles will soon be equipped with “black box” tracking devices intended to collect data on drivers and their behavior on the road under legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

The legislation, introduced by Supervisor Norman Yee, calls for The City to equip all city vehicles with telematic vehicle tracking systems except those used by law enforcement, although Yee said he is working on extending it to those vehicles as well.

The data collected by the devices, similar to the “black boxes” used in airplanes, is intended to help prevent pedestrian deaths by reducing speeding and encouraging safe driving. The devices will also reduce costs by helping city officials maintain vehicles more effectively, increase fuel efficiency and limit unauthorized use, officials said.

City employees will be told that vehicles are equipped with the tracking devices, so that they will made be more conscious about how they drive, Yee said.

“We will know what you are doing, we will know where you are going, we will know how fast you’re going,” Yee said.

City Administrator Naomi Kelly, who oversees the program, said The City has already installed the devices in over 3,600 vehicles and expects to have them installed in more than 80 percent of city vehicles within a year.

The City is also introducing an improved driver training program for employees using city vehicles this fall, using an interactive online program, she said.

“It’s a privilege to drive a city vehicle, and if you have that privilege you need to drive it safely,” Kelly said.

Yee said The City has spent nearly $77 million on settlements and judgments for claims and litigation related to city vehicles over the past five years.

This year, a health department employee driving a city vehicle was involved in a fatal collision that killed 38-year-old Berkeley resident Thu Phan on Feb. 5. The driver in that collision, 67-year-old James Harris of Antioch, was later charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.


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  CH Bus names new southern region account executive
 

From "Metro":

CH Bus Sales, exclusive distributor for Temsa, named Mark Santoyo as its new account executive for the Southern Region, which focuses on Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Tim Vaught, VP, sales service and product development, and Shannon Vaught, assistant GM, Texas, will continue to maintain their current customer relationships throughout the Southern region.

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