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The new facility services 1,900 of the county's vehicles and equipment. It is the biggest of the county's eight maintenance facilities.

Fleet Facility Tour: San Diego County, Calif.

San Diego County, Calif., opened up its new 45,000 square-foot fleet service operation in May. The building, including four levels of parking, cost $22 million. Read the article about the county's new facility. Photos by Vince Taroc

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Riverside County's Veteran's Services vehicle is used for outreach and was put in service just one month ago. The wrap was an original design by a fleet technician.

Riverside County Vehicle Vendor Expo

Riverside County (Calif.) hosted a Vehicle Vendor Expo on June 2 that included a showcase of fleet vehicles as well as panels about procuring and funding alternative fuel fleet vehicles.

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Fish Transport<br />The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources uses this fish transport truck to haul fish for stocking rivers and lakes. The department purchased a chassis cab truck and had a local vendor refurbish and adapt an existing tank set-up (bought from a specialty fisheries upfitter out of state) to fit the truck, said Dave Schiller, CAFM, fleet, safety &amp;amp; materials manager. It carries up to 10,000 lbs. of fish and water.<br />&amp;ldquo;It is cleaned after each haul, but I think smelling fishy just goes with it,&amp;rdquo; Schiller said.

Unique Fleet Vehicles

You won’t find these vehicles at many fleets! We asked fleets about the unusual vehicles their agencies own and operate. Here are a few of their unique fleet units.

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Mid-cycle refreshes often come with pleasing driver enhancements, and the 2017 Fusion lineup is a good example: The front grille was widened while chrome accents and full LED lamps were added; improved suspension and sound dampening enhance ride quality; and start-stop is now standard on all models for improved fuel economy.

2017 Ford Fusion Ride & Drive

Ford invited automotive journalists to the hills of Malibu, Calif. in May to test drive the refreshed, midsized Fusion sedan for the 2017 model year. The 2016 Fusion won Fleet Car of the Year in 2015. Read the full story here. Photos by Chris Brown.

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The Chrysler Pacifica is replacing the Town &amp;amp; Country as FCA&#39;s minivan model.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Ride and Drive

FCA US held a fleet preview in Anaheim, Calif., on April 28 to give fleet managers and fleet management companies a closer look at its 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Read more here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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The Bolt EV&amp;rsquo;s drive system uses a single high-capacity electric motor to propel the car.

Chevrolet Bolt EV’s Powertrain

General Motors has released new photos of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV's battery-electric powertrain, which enables a range of more than 200 miles. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of GM.

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Ford offers five Explorer models, including base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum (shown).

Ford's 2016 Explorer 4WD

Ford updated Explorer for 2016 that moves the styling toward a more truck-like look and adds a 2.3L inline-4 EcoBoost that makes significantly more power than the outgoing 2.0L. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The 2016 Prius takes on exterior design cues from Toyota&#39;s Mirai fuel cell sedan.

Driving the 2016 Toyota Prius

Toyota's 2016 Prius arrives with a Mirai-ified exterior design and 10% improvement in fuel economy, but it also helps train you to be a more fuel-efficient driver by displaying specific driving feedback on the instrument cluster next to the odometer. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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A lab workspace is available for students studying undercar repairs, steering and suspension, diesel preventive maintenance, and other subjects. This workspace can hold two to four classes at the same time.

Universal Technical Institute Tour

Staff at the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Long Beach, Calif., provided a tour of the new school to members of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) during a Jan. 21 association meeting. Photos by Thi Dao.

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The hydrogen fuel pump we used could only fuel one vehicle at a time. The pump cues users for each step in the fueling process.

Hydrogen Fueling Step-by-Step

Fueling a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle presents a driver a more involved process, which has some similarities to fueling a compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle, but it's simpler. Follow the steps, as we filled up our Toyota Mirai press vehicle in Torrance, Calif. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Thi Dao
Fleet Greening in Trump's America

By Thi Dao
Whatever your political opinion, there’s no doubt Trump’s agenda on the environment is vastly different from President Obama’s.

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Managing a Police Fleet

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A Closer Look at GM's Police Strategy

By Paul Clinton
Starting this spring, law enforcement agencies will no longer be able to order a pursuit-rated sedan from General Motors.

Does Police Vehicle Testing Still Matter?

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Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
New Year's Resolution

By Facundo Tassara
Goals don’t need to happen next month or right now. I recommend they don’t. In fleet management, things rarely happen overnight. So creating that list of goals might help you keep your eye on the prize.

Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Land Rover Discovery

By Paul Clinton
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery brings subdued luxury and impressive off-road capability to the executive board room.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Are You a Fleet Manager or Are You Just Managing a Fleet

By Sherb Brown
Every fleet is different. Most of the service providers in our market realize this and do their best to tailor their solutions to meet the needs of today’s fleet and purchasing managers. But no one can really understand your organization’s goals better than you.

Five Unpredictions for 2017

By Sherb Brown

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