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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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This chart shows a profile of survey respondents and the public entities for which they work. The “City” category includes villages and towns. “Other” includes port authorities, transit, and fire districts.

2016 Benchmarking Statistics

Data collected from Government Fleet from its survey this year suggests a slight increase in average fleet size in comparison to the prior year. In addition, a higher percentage of respondents said their annual budgets had increased, a trend continuing since 2013, when this question was first asked.

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The 2017 half-ton Titan Single Cab will join the Titan lineup in the fall.

Nissan's 2017 Titan Half-Ton Pickup

Nissan showed off the capabilities of its expanding line of Titan pickup trucks at a late-July driving event for automotive journalists, including the 2017 Titan half-ton pickup that will be available in a single cab version for commercial users. Read the full story here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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M-B Companies' multi-service vehicle (MSV) is often used for sidewalk and path maintenance, both in the summer and winter. It can be equipped with various attachments, including plows, snow blowers, rotary brooms, mowers, and broom flails.

APWA 2016 Public Works Expo Vehicles

The American Public Works Association's (APWA) Public Works Expo (PWX) took place August 28-31 in Minneapolis, Minn. Here's a peek at the vehicles on the show floor.

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FCA had the entire Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, and Ram lineups available.

FCA's 2017-MY Vehicle Preview

FCA gave automotive journalists the opportunity to test drive its 2017-MY Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Fiat vehicles at the Chelsea Proving Grounds. Tracks include uneven highway conditions, an autocross course, and an offroading course. Photos by Chris Wolski.

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Improper ergonomic behavior can result in musculoskeletal injuries, which account for more than one third of all lost-workday cases, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

How to Avoid Cargo Handling Injuries

Improper ergonomic behavior when handling vehicle equipment and cargo can result in musculoskeletal injuries. Here are some examples of the best and worst ways to work ergonomically. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of DECKED.

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Chevrolet offers the 2016 Tahoe in LS, LT and LTZ models.

Chevrolet's 2016 Tahoe

Chevrolet's Tahoe large SUV entered its fourth generation with the 2015 model year with new EcoTec3 engines, safety systems, and designs inside and out. Read our review of the 2016 Tahoe LT here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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More than 700 fleet professionals gathered at GFX to learn about the latest fleet trends and technologies.

GFX 2016 in Pictures

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) took place from June 20 to 23. It included a packed show floor, a record number of attendees, and 16 educational sessions. Photos by Events Coverage Nashville and Thi Dao.

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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

Paul Clinton
How FCA Views the Police Market

By Paul Clinton
Law enforcement agencies continue to purchase Fiat Chrysler's Dodge Charger Pursuit, which appeals to law enforcement officers, who say the vehicle in a violator's rear-view conveys business.

Upgrading the F-150 for Off-Road Patrol

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Rethinking Utilization: Using the Energy in Parked EVs

By Facundo Tassara
Think the return on investment for electric vehicles (EVs) is too long? Vehicle-to-grid technology allows EVs to earn money while parked by utilizing their large batteries to provide energy storage services for buildings, utilities, and the grid. This extra money can reduce the total cost of ownership of EVs.

Perception vs. Facts

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Lim
Audi Q7 3.0T

By Paul Lim
When I think of a seven-seat, three-row SUV, I usually wouldn't think it would be nimble. Even five-seat SUVs would have a hard time convincing me they were quick, but that was my experience with the 2017 Q7.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Size Matters

By Sherb Brown
There is little doubt that the folks out there with 5,000-10,000 vehicles have a good handle on how much they should be paying; for everything from bucket trucks to sedan floor mats. But some of our recent survey data shows that vast hordes of the fleet market are paying close to retail rates for a lot of products and services.

Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown

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