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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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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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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?

By Thi Dao

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

Paul Clinton
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

By Paul Clinton
Chevrolet rebooted its gasoline-powered Cruze compact sedan in 2016, and followed that up with a new diesel model and hatchback body style for each in 2017. What worked well then works even better now.

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

By Mike Antich

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

By Sherb Brown

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