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Chanje is building the van in a partnership with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles Limited.

Chanje's Medium-Duty Electric Van

Chanje Energy unveiled its Class 5 battery-electric commercial van at an Oct. 18 media and customer event in Fullerton, Calif. The vehicle provides 100 miles of electric range with 3,000 pounds of payload, and can reach a top speed of 80 mph. Read more here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, and Amy Hercher.

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The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office in New Jersey painted pink stripes on one of its patrol vehickes, a K9 unit, and placed magnetic pink ribbons on the rest of its police cruisers. Even the agency's bloodhound, Skye, went pink for the unveiling. Photo courtesy of Monmouth County Sheriff's Office

Agencies Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and public fleets across the country are unveiling pink vehicles to show their support for the cause. 

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Fleet owns most city vehicles and leases them out to user departments, using a monthly rate that covers maintenance and insurance.

Facility Tour: City of Oakland, Calif.

The City of Oakland Fleet Management Division maintains about 1500 on-road assets across two locations. The fleet recently started a financing program, that allows it to catch up on vehicle purchases following a 12-year freeze on replacements. In addition, the fleet has gotten greener, with the use of compressed natural gas, reenwable diesel, and battery-electric vehicles. Photos by Thi Dao

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Cyclone Technology CY5500 drivable pressure washing unit features full recovery of waste water and the capability of recycling all the water and reusing it.

Equipment from APWA's 2017 Public Works Expo

The Public Works Expo (PWX), produced by the American Public Works Association (APWA), took place August 27-30 in Orlando. Here's a collection of some equipment from the show floor. Photos by Thi Dao

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The average salary this year is nearly 11% higher than the average respondents reported two years ago, which was $84,694.

Charts: Salaries & Retirement 2017

The average fleet salary has increased to $93,660, with most fleet managers reporting salaries between $70,001 and $120,000. Baby boomers make up nearly 60% of the fleet professionals surveyed. About the data: In July and August, Government Fleet magazine solicited responses to an annual survey from its readership, receiving 142 qualified responses. All charts in this gallery come from this opt-in survey. 

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Police SUV age decreased the most compared to statistics from last year (which averaged 2013-2015 data) as more police departments replace pursuit sedans with SUV patrol vehicles.

Charts: Fleet Age and Utilization 2017

Data from this gallery is derived from 15 of Utilimarc’s municipal benchmarking clients (cities, states, and counties), providing 34,000 data points. Each of the numbers presented is an average over the years 2014-2016.

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This chart shows a profile of survey respondents and the public entities for which they work. More than half of respondents work for city fleets.

Charts: Benchmarking Statistics 2017

Data from Government Fleet’s annual survey shows a continuing rise in the size of public fleets, and that fleets are working on catch-up replacements from the recession. About the data: In July and August, Government Fleet magazine solicited responses to an annual survey from its readership, receiving 142 qualified responses. All charts in this gallery come from this opt-in survey. 

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The ghost vehicles have proven popular enough with officers that South San Francisco Police Department have begun to phase out traditional black and white patrol cars. Photo: South San Francisco Police Department

Police Ghost Vehicles

Law enforcement agencies across the country have been adding "ghost" patrol cars to their fleets. The stealth vehicles are equipped with ghost graphics, which are less visible in the day and reflective at night, and interior light bars. Read more about ghost cars here.

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The CHP needs an efficient way to equip their vehicles because the agency adds about 1,000 vehicles per year.

CHP's Vehicle Assembly Line

The California Highway Patrol uses an assembly line to set up its law enforcement vehicles to achieve uniformity with the location and type of equipment so officers will know where to find buttons and equipment during a dynamic, evolving scenario. Capt. Steve Mills, fleet operations commander, showed us the operation. Read the full story herePhotos by Paul Clinton.

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The PHEV version of Chrysler's new minivan looks sleek and a bit futuristic.

Chrysler's 2017 Pacifica PHEV

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid provides about 30 miles of electric driving and 530 in overall range as the only plug-in hybrid minivan now on the market. It replaces the Chrysler Town and Country. Read more herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
What Your Vehicles Say About Your Fleet

By Thi Dao
Your vehicles may paint a certain picture of the fleet and even the public agency. Is the picture a positive or a negative one?

Are Your Drivers Safe?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

How Chevrolet's Tahoe PPV Differs From its Retail Relative

By Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
For the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, tires are added to the vehicles that are capable of handling speeds of up to 134 mph and the brakes are adjusted to handle frequent stopping at high speeds.

Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Improved Communication (There's an App for That)

By Facundo Tassara
Slack brings all of your communication together in a way that you can sort. Conversations, PDFs, and documents are all be archived and searchable.

Booster Fuels: Bringing the Gas Station to You

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

By Chris Brown
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Management 2.0

By Sherb Brown
Data is driving fleet decisions more than ever. Whether it’s big data or small data, fleet management is becoming less of an art every day and more of a science.

Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

By Sherb Brown

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