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The view from the parking lot above Fort Point near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Chevrolet's 2017 Bolt EV

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has arrived as the most capable affordable battery-electric vehicle, by offering 238 miles of range with a price tag of around $30,000 after the $7,500 federal incentive. Automotive journalists drove the vehicle at a GM event in San Francisco. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2016 L.A. Auto Show: Green Vehicles

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles dominated the 2016 show, suggesting that manufacturers want to give drivers electrified powertrains with range anxiety. Read full coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher-Winter, Andy Lundin, Roselynne Reyes, and Chris Wolski.

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2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

2016 L.A. Auto Show: SUVs

This year brought a proliferation of compact SUVs and subcompact crossovers to Los Angeles. Read full coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher-Winter, Andy Lundin, Roselynne Reyes, and Chris Wolski.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2016 L.A. Auto Show: Trucks and Vans

Plenty of work-ready trucks and vans were on display in Los Angeles, including high-end heavy duty pickups that get the job done in style. Read full coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher-Winter, Andy Lundin, Roselynne Reyes, and Chris Wolski.

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Ford Fusion with driver assist technologies highlighted

2016 L.A. Auto Show: Cars

While passenger cars have been somewhat eclipsed by SUVs in recent years, there were plenty of cars in Los Angeles for executives, fleet drivers and weekend road trippers. Read full coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher-Winter, Andy Lundin, Roselynne Reyes, and Chris Wolski.

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The City of Tampa fleet management “dream team” consists of (l-r): Arturo Betty, John Daff, Earl Gant, Dick Guerra, Connie White-Arnold, Jeff Hajdu, Kevin Koudela, and Gary Stewart. Photo coutesy of City of Tampa

Facility Tour: City of Tampa, Fla.

The City of Tampa, Fla., has a fleet of 3,500 vehicles representing 27 user departments. Its interim fleet manager, Connie White-Arnold, provides a tour of its main fleet facility. Read about the fleet here

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NHTSA's Tim Johnson discusses how vehicles have gotten safer and the work his research group has done.

2016 Fleet Technology Expo in Pictures

The 2016 Fleet Technology Expo (FTX) gave fleet managers and stakeholders speakers and a ride and drive. Attendees had the opportunity to network and learn about the latest equipment and technology in the exhibit hall. Among the awards presented was the inaugural Fleet Visionary awards, which were sponsored by Merchants Fleet Management. Photos by Thi Dao, Jim Park, and Roselynne Reyes.

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Ram Commercial had its lineup on display, including Ram heavy-duty and Ram ProMaster vehicles.

2016 Texas State Fair Vehicles

Ahead of the Sept. 30 opening of the State Fair of Texas, which includes a large display of vehicles from major automakers, OEMs presented automotive journalists debuts of new vehicles, Texas-specific vehicles, and updates on existing products. Photos by Chris Wolski.

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The federal fleet size consistently decreased until 2015, when it rose by 1%.

2016 Federal Fleet Statistics

Data is derived the U.S. General Services Administration's FY-2015 Federal Fleet Report. The GSA gathers this information from federal agencies reporting motor vehicle fleet data.

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Refuse truck age increased slightly while police vehicles and dump truck age decreased slightly in comparison to statistics from last year (which averaged 2012-2014 data).

2016 Fleet Age and Utilization

The data in this gallery, collected from 20 of Utilimarc's municipal benchmarking clients (cities, states, and counties) includes average vehicle age, mileage, maintenance cost, labor hours, and fuel economy. 

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FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
How Many Degrees of Separation?

By Thi Dao
The degrees of connection within any industry are less than six or four. Choose a handful of random fleet professionals, and I’d bet one of them knows someone you know or have worked with.

What's the Future of Transportation?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Managing High-Speed Pursuits

By Patrick Oliver and Samuel Kirchhoff
Pursuits can be deadly for everyone involved, but they can't be prohibited in all cases. So agencies need to have policies and procedures in place to reduce the danger.

How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Perception vs. Facts

By Facundo Tassara
As I am sure everyone has seen in the last several months, perception versus facts (even alternative facts) have been all around us. Unfortunately, it seems fact’s stock has taken a hit and perception, as a mechanism for making decisions, has gone up.

New Year's Resolution

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

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