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Cyclone Technology CY5500 drivable pressure washing unit features full recovery of waste water and the capability of recycling all the water and reusing it.

Equipment from APWA's 2017 Public Works Expo

The Public Works Expo (PWX), produced by the American Public Works Association (APWA), took place August 27-30 in Orlando. Here's a collection of some equipment from the show floor. Photos by Thi Dao

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The average salary this year is nearly 11% higher than the average respondents reported two years ago, which was $84,694.

Charts: Salaries & Retirement 2017

The average fleet salary has increased to $93,660, with most fleet managers reporting salaries between $70,001 and $120,000. Baby boomers make up nearly 60% of the fleet professionals surveyed. About the data: In July and August, Government Fleet magazine solicited responses to an annual survey from its readership, receiving 142 qualified responses. All charts in this gallery come from this opt-in survey. 

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Police SUV age decreased the most compared to statistics from last year (which averaged 2013-2015 data) as more police departments replace pursuit sedans with SUV patrol vehicles.

Charts: Fleet Age and Utilization 2017

Data from this gallery is derived from 15 of Utilimarc’s municipal benchmarking clients (cities, states, and counties), providing 34,000 data points. Each of the numbers presented is an average over the years 2014-2016.

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This chart shows a profile of survey respondents and the public entities for which they work. More than half of respondents work for city fleets.

Charts: Benchmarking Statistics 2017

Data from Government Fleet’s annual survey shows a continuing rise in the size of public fleets, and that fleets are working on catch-up replacements from the recession. About the data: In July and August, Government Fleet magazine solicited responses to an annual survey from its readership, receiving 142 qualified responses. All charts in this gallery come from this opt-in survey. 

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The ghost vehicles have proven popular enough with officers that South San Francisco Police Department have begun to phase out traditional black and white patrol cars. Photo: South San Francisco Police Department

Police Ghost Vehicles

Law enforcement agencies across the country have been adding "ghost" patrol cars to their fleets. The stealth vehicles are equipped with ghost graphics, which are less visible in the day and reflective at night, and interior light bars. Read more about ghost cars here.

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The CHP needs an efficient way to equip their vehicles because the agency adds about 1,000 vehicles per year.

CHP's Vehicle Assembly Line

The California Highway Patrol uses an assembly line to set up its law enforcement vehicles to achieve uniformity with the location and type of equipment so officers will know where to find buttons and equipment during a dynamic, evolving scenario. Capt. Steve Mills, fleet operations commander, showed us the operation. Read the full story herePhotos by Paul Clinton.

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The PHEV version of Chrysler's new minivan looks sleek and a bit futuristic.

Chrysler's 2017 Pacifica PHEV

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid provides about 30 miles of electric driving and 530 in overall range as the only plug-in hybrid minivan now on the market. It replaces the Chrysler Town and Country. Read more herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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1948 F-1 pickup

Ford Trucks Through the Years

Ford is celebrating 100 years of trucks on July 26, 2017. The date marks the centennial of the first Ford truck, the Model TT, offered to the public. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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GMC's 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X is based on the Sierra 2500.

GMC's 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X

The GMC Sierra HD All Terrain X joins the lineup for the 2017 model year as the third off-road oriented GMC truck following similar treatment for the Canyon and Sierra 1500. Based on the Sierra 2500, the truck gets more aggresive tires, additional LED lighting, and a black appearance package. Read our driving impressions herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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Ford added a 10-speed transmission to its F-150 for the 2017 model year.

Ford's 2017 F-150 with 10-Speed

Ford has introduced one of the most advanced transmissions on the market with its 2017 F-150 pickup. The 10-speed automatic transmission improves fuel economy to 25 mpg on the highway for the rear-wheel pickup and 23 mpg highway for the 4x4 model. Read our driving impressions herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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Thi Dao
The Data on Data

By Thi Dao
With fleet management becoming more technology-­driven and automated, there is an increasing amount of data available.

How Many Degrees of Separation?

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Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
The Efficiency of the CHP's Vehicle Assembly Line

By Paul Clinton
The California Highway Patrol uses an assembly line similar to one found in an automaker's factory to add auxiliary equipment to about 1,000 vehicles per year.

How FCA Views the Police Market

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Booster Fuels: Bringing the Gas Station to You

By Facundo Tassara
Booster Fuels brings the gas station to your vehicles for the same price as a gas station. Its team members will fill up vehicles overnight or at a requested time and bill weekly. This could be a solution for fleets with old, expensive fueling infrastructure.

Rethinking Utilization: Using the Energy in Parked EVs

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2018 Toyota C-HR

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The all-new Toyota C-HR enters the competitive compact SUV market with an eye-catching exterior. Toyota’s Safety Sense System comes standard; it includes safety features like pre-collision and lane-departure alerts and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Is a Full-Time Job

By Sherb Brown
The fleet management companies, the telematics providers, the upfitters, and the general service providers in our market can offer you some wonderful advice, but the only person who can really tie it all together is a fleet manager.

Size Matters

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