Governments continue to own and manage a sizable number of vehicles, according to the latest “Highway Statistics” report, which was issued January 2017.

Governments own a total of 4.06 million motor vehicles, down from 4.08 million tallied in the previous year’s report – a decrease of 0.43 percent. The actual decrease in government fleet size from 2015 to 2014 was 17,861 vehicles. The report includes fleet counts for federal and state/county/municipal governments.

The latest “Highway Statistics” report is part of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Highway Statistics Series on the web.

The report includes government fleet counts for the following vehicle groups:

•    Automobiles
•    Buses
•    Trucks and truck tractors
•    Trailers and semi trailers
•    Motorcycles

Go here for more information on publicly owned fleets.

Top Selling Used Cranes in the U.S. and Canada

EquipmentWatch, a provider of data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry, has issued an analysis of used crane sales and the most popular used cranes available on the resale channel in 2017.

Grove, Terex, and Tadano tend to be the most used popular crane brands, says EquipmentWatch industry analyst Daniel Rosales. “The overall average meter reads for these models is 1,826, and the best places to buy are Florida and Georgia.” Go here for more information.

EquipmentWatch Intelligence, brought to you by the analysts of EquipmentWatch, is a resource focused on providing users with data-driven insights for making informed decisions around heavy equipment.

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