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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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When the 3.7L V-6 F-150 is equipped with a CNG/LPG engine package, it is capable of achieving more than 750 miles on one tank of gas, depending on the tank size selected. The Ford F-150 averages 23 mpg on the highway.

Ford's CNG F-150 Pickup

Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane autogas, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available natural gas-capable half-ton pickup. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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GapVax CNG combination JetVac

MEMA 2013 Vehicle & Equipment Showcase

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) held its annual vehicle and equipment showcase in Culver City, Calif., on July 18.

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The new truck center is one of seven maintenance facilities operated by the City.

Fleet Facility Tour: City of San Antonio

On Monday, June 10, the City of San Antonio, Texas, fleet opened its doors to 144 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) attendees by hosting a tour of its new truck center. The following gallery shows different aspects of the new facility. Boulder EV sponsored the tour.

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Roush CleanTech brought a propane autogas-fueled Ford Super Duty pickup to the event.

2013 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX)

The following gallery shows a number of photos from the 2013 Government Fleet Expo & Conference, held June 10 -12, in San Antonio, Texas.

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First motorized police patrol wagonThe City of Akron, Ohio, claims to have the world&amp;rsquo;s first motorized patrol wagon. Designed by the City mechanical engineer and built in 1899 by Akron&amp;rsquo;s Collins Buggy Co., the electrically powered vehicle cost $2,400. On level ground, it could reach 18 mph and travel about 30 miles before it needed to be recharged. The vehicle was equipped with electric lights, gongs, and a stretcher. The first assignment on the patrol wagon was to pick up an intoxicated man.<br />Photo courtesy of City of Akron, Ohio

Police Vehicles: A Look Back

As police fleets search for their next patrol car, <i>Government Fleet</i> provides a brief review of popular police vehicles from the past, as well as current offerings from automakers.

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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&#39;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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