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The university owns about 625 light-duty vehicles, not including 400 carts used around campus.

Fleet Facility Tour: University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin fleet director Mark Kaligan gave GF a facility tour  of the university's main maintenance facility.

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GM's 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup, a cousin of the Chevrolet Colorado, arrived in Detroit.

2015 GMC Canyon Mid-Size Pickup

General Motors introduced its 2015 GMC Canyon at the Detroit auto show. The Canyon is a cousin to the Chevrolet Colorado introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the fall. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of GM.

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Ford's redesigned 2015 F-150 arrives with an all-aluminum body.

Ford's 2015 F-150 Pickup

Ford revealed full details about its redesigned 2015 F-150 pickup truck at the Detroit auto show. The cutting-edge truck will become the first mass-produced all-aluminum vehicle in the U.S. when it goes into production this year. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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The 2014 Acura RLX offers a three-motor hybrid powertrain that includes a direct-injected V-6 gasoline engine, seven-speed dual clutch transmission with electric motor, and electrically powered all-wheel drive system.

L.A. Auto Show 2013: Green Vehicles

Plenty of plug-in hybrids, all-electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles arrived at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show for fuel-conscious fleet managers and enviornmentally friendly consumers. Photos by Stephane Babcock, Paul Clinton, Joanne Tucker, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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A Nissan Cargo Van is put to use as a food truck.

L.A. Auto Show 2013: Vans

The L.A. Auto Show highlighted a cross section of the various vans available to fleets and consumers. Photos by Stephane Babcock, Paul Clinton, Joanne Tucker, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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Ram demonstrated the load capacity of one of its Heavy-Duty Trucks.

L.A. Auto Show 2013: Pickup Trucks

During the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, trucks and SUVs were well represented, showing consumers and fleet managers alike that these are among the most versatile vehicles on the market today. Photos by Stephane Babcock, Paul Clinton, Joanne Tucker, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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A LASD deputy rolls the Ford P.I. Utility EcoBoost toward the road course for testing.

California 2014-MY Police Vehicle Tests

Each year, law enforcement agencies in Michigan and Southern California evaluate new pursuit-rated police vehicles from the upcoming model year. This month, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tested 21 sedans, SUVs, and motorcycles from the 2014 model year. Read the full story here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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The 2015 Colorado marks Chevrolet's reentry to the mid-size pickup market.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Mid-Size Pickup

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado adds a mid-size pickup to GM's lineup of light-duty trucks, following the automaker's refresh of its Silverado for the 2014 model year. View detailed photos of the vehicle, then read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Chevrolet.

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While the main facility is primarily used for heavy-duty maintenance and repair, there is also a light-duty shop within the facility.

Fleet Facility Tour: City of Scottsdale, Ariz.

City of Scottsdale, Ariz., fleet director Mel Galbraith, PCFM, gave GF a facility tour in October of the City's main maintenance facility.

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Among the several keynote speakers, Don Diego Padilla from FleetMind Solutions gave a presentation on five ways fleets can initiate sustainability goals today. The session was sponsored by Chevron Delo.

2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo

The 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo welcomed more than 600 fleet managers and industry professionals in Phoenix, Oct. 1-2. Attendees saw three keynote speakers, a 70,000 sq.-ft. exhibit hall, an alternative-fuel ride and drive, as well as many educational sessions and networking opportunities.

Photos by Chris Brown, Chris Wolski, Joanne Tucker, and Thi Dao.

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E. Pierce Walsh was the director of fleet management for IC Industries, Inc. of Chicago during the 1980s.

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