Photo Galleries

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. 

View Photos

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

View Photos

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

View Photos

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. 

View Photos

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.

View Photos

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. 

View Photos

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.

View Photos

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.

View Photos

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.

View Photos

1948 F-1 pickup

Ford Trucks Through the Years

Ford is celebrating 100 years of trucks on July 26, 2017. The date marks the centennial of the first Ford truck, the Model TT, offered to the public. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

View Photos

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

The vehicle is shipped from a fleet to an upfitter to add equipment. The completed vehicle is then transported back to the customer's location.

Read more

Blog

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
When Are Policies Too Strict?

By Thi Dao
Before writing a policy that will last for years, determine whether it’s the best one. Would a typical employee follow the policy?

What Your Vehicles Say About Your Fleet

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
Vehicle-to-What? — Evolving Vehicle Communication Technologies

By Facundo Tassara
Can vehicle collisions be avoided with vehicle-to-infrastructure or vehicle-to-vehicle technology? Several of the major OEMs think so and are spending billions of dollars a year working on the technology.

Streets of the Future Could Take Automatic Tire Readings

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

By Paul Clinton
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a significantly upgraded van that offers a dizzying array of configurations and meaningful improvements designed to improve productivity for delivering packages or hauling passengers.

2018 Ford EcoSport

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering Sundays in St. Louis, Detroit, and Atlantic City

By Sherb Brown
There is just no better opportunity to network, to learn, and to mingle with the best and the brightest than an in-person fleet event.

Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown

STORE