A vehicle that has stopped and stopped and slowed, rolled down the window, and honked its horn is probably a Coast Guard Coast Guard Highway Patrol patrol vehicle.
If that doesn’t sound familiar, it should.
The Coast Guard has been patrolling its waters and highways since the 1930s, but it has become increasingly popular since the 1990s as a public service and a vehicle for citizen participation.
This past May, the Coast Guard received a $7.9 million grant to replace its fleet of Coast Guard vehicles with a fleet of self-driving trucks.
These self-propelled vehicles are supposed to be safer and less expensive to maintain, and they can be used for routine patrol and as a way for local law enforcement to be in the driver’s seat while patrolling in public.
So why do these trucks have to be so flashy?
A Coast Guard spokesperson told me that the Coast Guards “always strive to maintain and enhance our fleet of patrol vehicles and to keep the vehicle-to-vehicle communications high to ensure that the vehicle is used effectively.”
That’s not exactly the case, as I noted in an earlier post, which made me wonder why these patrol vehicles have to look so fancy.
One of the most common complaints about Coast Guard patrol vehicles is that they’re hard to find, even for the Coast Force.
So, why would Coast Guard officers have to rely on a fleet that’s not readily available?
One possibility is that Coast Guard commanders are worried that their patrol vehicles will attract attention to themselves and their operations.
Another is that the vehicles might be difficult to operate, and the Coast Services, which owns and operates the Coast Corps, may be worried that Coast Guards would find out that Coast Service officers are in the vehicles.
In any event, the new Coast Guard fleet will not be as flashy as some of the newer Coast Guard vessels, and it will be less expensive than the Coast Coast Guard’s fleet of vehicles.
Still, this will be a significant improvement for the agency, which has struggled to find replacement vehicles in recent years.
The current fleet consists of 27 Coast Guard trucks, including 13 trucks that have been retired or are in need of major repairs.
According to the Coast Service, the number of retired Coast Guard truck fleet members is approximately 3,400.
But these numbers are misleading.
The number of active Coast Guard members is actually closer to about 4,500.
A full fleet of approximately 100 vehicles could easily be replaced with new vehicles, and that number could be up to 150.
So a new Coast Service fleet could be able to replace a full fleet as quickly as five years after retiring.
What about the cost?
The cost to maintain the fleet of coast guard vehicles is not that much more expensive than buying new vehicles.
The cost of repairing a Coast Guards fleet that is 30 years old is roughly $100,000, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
However, the cost to replace the Coast guards fleet of 80 or so vehicles is about $1.2 billion.
That is less than half of the cost of the replacement fleet of about 4 million vehicles.
How much more money can the Coast Department save by replacing the fleet?
The Coast Department could save an estimated $150 million annually by replacing Coast Guard vehicle fleet members with self-driven vehicles.
According the Coast, the total annual savings for the fleet would be about $8 million.
However the Coast’s cost estimates do not include the cost per vehicle to maintain a fleet.
It is estimated that maintaining the fleet is costing the Coast about $20,000 per year per vehicle.
And that number includes maintenance, training, and insurance.
So what happens if Coast Guard and Coast States decide that the fleet has to be replaced?
It is unclear how many Coast Guard or Coast States would actually opt to replace their vehicles.
But it is likely that many states would consider replacing the Coast and Coast Guard fleets.
In addition to the costs associated with repairing the Coastguard fleet, there are also additional costs associated that are not covered by Coast Guard subsidies or the Coast States own vehicles.
For example, Coast Guard patrols in Arizona are often at higher risk of collisions with vehicles than Coast States.
That’s because Arizona’s highways have been designed to provide for multiple lanes of traffic at one time.
And the Arizona State Highway Patrol’s fleet consists mainly of two vehicles, a police patrol vehicle and a highway patrol car.
So if the two vehicles were to get hit by a truck, the highway patrol would have to go back to the scene and conduct a search for the missing driver.
That means the highway officers would have less time to react to a collision, and fewer resources to respond to the incident.
In other words, if a Coastguard vehicle was to get struck by a vehicle, the patrol officer could have less and less time and resources to investigate the incident, and a crash could occur sooner.
The result would be more time for police to respond, and an increased risk for a crash. There are