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Pictured left to right are Doug Baracz, deputy director of fleet and purchasing; Ted Trujillo, fleet operations manager; Robert Howdyshell, director of purchasing and fleet services; and Lisa Brandl, incoming director of purchasing and fleet services.

Fleet Facilty Tour: Riverside County, Calif.

Government Fleet Magazine took a tour of one of the fleet facilities at Riverside County, Calif. The county has a fleet of 4,200 units, which are serviced at its seven maintenance facilities. To learn more about the county fleet and its greening initiatives, visit http://www.government-fleet.com/article/story/2014/07/calif-county-heads-toward-a-greener-fleet.aspx.

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Pictured is a Schwatze regnerative air street sweeper, the A7 Tornado.

Dealer Tour: Municipal Mainteance Equipment

Municipal Maintenance Equipment, a California-based company, is a dealership selling equipment that includes Schwarze sweepers, Vac Con sewer and storm drain cleaners, Go4 parking enforcement vehicles, Schwarze road patchers, Tarco material handlers, and Spaulding paving equipment. Tray Hall, territory sales manager, gave Government Fleet a tour of one of the company's facilities in Placentia, Calif., and some of the vehicles in the shop.

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The 2003 Dodge Magnum Concept led to a production version of the wagon from 2004-2008, including a police version starting in 2006. It would be the last mid-size wagon sold by an American automaker.

Dodge Concept Cars

At its centennial event, Dodge showed off some of the concept vehicles developed since the late 1980s, including a Charger with a CNG-powered supercharged V-8, the re-born 2003 Magnum that later found its way into some law enforcement fleets, and the 2006 Hornet Concept that was envisioned as a European subcompact vehicle. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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The GFX Road Show film crew at work.

GFX Road Show 2014: City of Oceanside

In early May, Government Fleet staff headed out to six facilities in the Southern California area to promote the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in San Diego and to show GFX attendees the workings of some local fleets.

The City of Oceanside fleet employs 13 people who manage and maintain 484 units. Fleet Supervisor Jeff Hart gave GF staff a tour of the city's fleet facility.

To view additional Road Show coverage, including photo galleries of other fleets and a video, click here.

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The City of San Diego fleet consists of 4,020 units and employs 170 people.

GFX Road Show 2014: City of San Diego, Calif.

In early May, Government Fleet staff headed out to six facilities in the Southern California area to promote the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in San Diego and to show GFX attendees the workings of some local fleets.

The City of San Diego fleet consists of 4,020 units and employs 170 people. Deputy Director of Fleet Services John Clements gave GF staff a tour of the facility.

To view additional Road Show coverage, including photo galleries of other fleets and a video, click here.

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Pictured left to right are: Don Holland, fleet coordinator; Sharyl Blackington, fleet manager; John Manring, fleet coordinator; Dee Bellamy, service writer; and Arcadio Mora, fleet team leader.

GFX Road Show 2014: San Diego County, Calif.

In early May, Government Fleet staff headed out to six facilities in the Southern California area to promote the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in San Diego and to show GFX attendees the workings of some local fleets.

San Diego County, Calif., has a fleet of 4,000 units and a staff of 56 employees. Fleet staff, including Fleet Manager Sharyl Blackington, Fleet Coordinator John Manring, and Fleet Coordinator Don Holland, gave GF staff a tour of one of their facilities.

To view additional Road Show coverage, including photo galleries of other fleets and a video, click here.

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The Santa Ana Police Department has an armored car in its fleet.

GFX Road Show 2014: City of Santa Ana, Calif.

In early May, Government Fleet staff headed out to six facilities in the Southern California area to promote the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in San Diego and to show GFX attendees the workings of some local fleets.

The City of Santa Ana, Calif., has a fleet of 672 units and a staff of 21 employees. Facilities, Fleet, and Central Stores Manager Rick Longobart gave a tour of the facility.

To view additional Road Show coverage, including photo galleries of other fleets and a video, click here.

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The video crew films Ron Lindsey, CAFS, fleet operations superintendent, for the Road Show video that played at GFX.

GFX Road Show 2014: City of Anaheim, Calif.

In early May, Government Fleet staff headed out to six facilities in the Southern California area to promote the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in San Diego and to show GFX attendees the workings of some local fleets.

The City of Anaheim, Calif., has a fleet of 1,100 units and a staff of 30 employees. Fleet Operations Superintendent Ron Lindsey, CAFS, gave a tour of the facility.

To view additional Road Show coverage, including photo galleries of other fleets and a video, click here.

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Pictured l-r are Keith Marian, fleet maintenance superintendent; Chris Saxe, deputy public works director, field operations; and Joe De Francesco, director of public works.

GFX Road Show 2014: City of Orange, Calif.

In early May, Government Fleet staff headed out to six facilities in the Southern California area to promote the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in San Diego and to show GFX attendees the workings of some local fleets.

The City of Orange, Calif., has a fleet of 418 units and staff of nine employees. Equipment Maintenance Superintendent Keith Marian gave a tour of the facility.

To view additional Road Show coverage, including photo galleries of other fleets and a video, click here.

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Celebrating Ed's birthday at the office.

Ed Bobit: A Man of Outsized Pleasures

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet,as well as many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86. Bobit was a man of outsized pleasures, but none more than his work and family, which were usually one and the same.  We hope you enjoy these photos of Ed enjoying the very full life he led. Read the full story here.

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