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The 2013 Ram ProMaster features a total of 13 different configurations.

2014 Ram ProMaster Van

Chrysler unveiled its 2014-MY Ram ProMaster full-size van at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The ProMaster features a 3.0L inline four-cylinder EcoDiesel engine or a Pentastar V-6. Each can be matched with a six-speed automatic transmission or an electronically controlled six-speed automated manual transmission. The following photo gallery shows the ProMaster's exterior and interior.

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Chrysler had a display for its new Ram Commercial Truck division. The company had this Ram 5500 on display.

2012 L.A. Auto Show: Trucks, Vans and SUVs

At the 2012 L.A. Auto Show, nearly 50 vehicles debuted, including several crossover models. The following slideshow highlights vehicles in the truck, van and crossover/SUV segments that appeared at the show, including debut vehicles and other new models. Photos by Greg Basich, Lauren Fletcher and Joanne Tucker.

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The Ford Fiesta comes equipped with Ford's 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

2012 L.A. Auto Show: Sedans

Nearly 50 vehicles debuted this year at the L.A. Auto Show. The following slideshow highlights sedans at the show, including vehicles shown for the first time as well as other new-model vehicles. Photos by Greg Basich, Chris Brown, Lauren Fletcher, Grace Suizo, Joanne Tucker and Chris Wolski.

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BMW Group DesignworksUSA. The BMW Group’s E-Patrol (Human-Drone Pursuit Vehicle) is designed for a future Los Angeles, predicted  to have more traffic, faster vehicles, and vehicles with alternative fuel sources. The design centered on a modular structure and drone technology. The main structure can deploy three drones. In the case of a pursuit during heavy traffic areas, the patrol officer sitting in the main structure can deploy either the flying drone or one of the single wheel drones to chase the suspect and report back data to the main structure.

2012 LA Auto Show Design Challenge - Police

The 2012 LA Auto Show's Design Challenge, now in its 9th year, was themed Law Enforcement in 2025. Six design studios designed highway patrol vehicles to meet "the challenges of a specific region’s transportation and societal conditions in 2025.” Entries were judged by Tom Matano, School of Industrial Design at San Francisco's Academy of Art University; Imre Molnar, Detroit College of Creative Studies; Stewart Reed, Pasadena Art Center College of Design; and Bruce Meyer, California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation. Subaru's SHARC won the challenge. For more information, visit The Police Car of the Future is a Subaru.

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Ron Lindsey began his post as City of Anaheim fleet superintendent in February 2012. Here he stands with three new Dodge Chargers the City is testing out for its police fleet.

Fleet Facility Tour: City of Anaheim

City of Anaheim, Calif., Fleet Superintendent Ron Lindsey gave GF a tour of the city's fleet facility.

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A number of this year's Sustanability All-Stars were able to attend the conference and accept their awards in person. Photo by Chris Wolski.

2012 Green Fleet Conference

The 2012 Green Fleet Conference, held in Schaumburg, Ill., Oct. 2-3, featured  opportunities for fleet managers to drive the latest alternative-fuel fleet vehicles, check out new products, and network. The following gallery shows images from the exhibit hall and the keynote speeches.

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Fleet managers drove a number of vehicles, from the Chevrolet Volt to a Hino medium-duty hybrid, at the Ride & Drive. Photo by Greg Basich.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: Ride and Drive

The 2012 Green Fleet Conference was held in Schaumburg, Ill., Oct. 2-3. On Oct. 2, the event featured a Ride & Drive, with a range of alternative-fuel vehicles on hand for fleet professionals to take for a spin. This gallery features photos from that event.

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JCB 300eco skid steer loader, which, according to a representative, is compliant with interim Tier 4 emissions regulations without use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology or a diesel particulate filter (DPF). In addition, it can be modified to Tier 3 for resale purposes.

2012 RMFMA Conference: Tour Texas and Excel

The Rocky Mountain Fleet Managers Conference (RMFMA) took place in Arlington, Texas, Sept. 11-14, 2012.

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Wayne Corum (left) of the City of Fort Worth, Texas, was named Fleet Professional of the Year. He is pictured with Bob Patterson, president of the RMFMA. Photo by Wendy Dunn for RMFMA.

RMFMA Awards Banquet

The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) announced its National Awards recipients and also recognized various industry awards honorees at its awards banquet during its annual conference. For additional information about this event, visit http://www.government-fleet.com/channel/maintenance/news/story/2012/09/rmfma-recognizes-members-announces-new-leadership-at-conference.aspx.

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Vac-Con Combination Machine Sewer Cleaner

2012 APWA Public Works Congress & Expo

From Aug. 26 through Aug. 29, public works professionals gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. for the 75th annual International Public Works Congress & Exposition, hosted by the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Attendees were given the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest innovations through educational seminars on technology, applications, leadership, sustainability, and infrastructure management. Industry vendors showed off their products on the show floor.

For information more about the conference sessions, click here.

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