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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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The 2016 Mirai uses larger air intakes to complement the H2-oxygen mix.

Toyota's 2016 Mirai

Toyota's 2016 Mirai became the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle offered for sale in the U.S. in October of 2015. Toyota plans to sell about 30,000 Mirai sedans by the end of 2017 as it tests the commercial viability of the technology. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Thi Dao
Second-Gen Fleet Professionals

By Thi Dao
I’ve often wondered how much of an influence the parents of second-­generation fleet professionals had on their careers.

Addressing the Recruiting Problem

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

By Paul Clinton
In law enforcement, police chiefs, sheriffs, and other top brass have been known to request higher trim grades and other vehicle upgrades, which can present challenges to the public fleet manager who must repurpose the vehicle after the chief switches into a new vehicle.

How Ford's Hybrid Patrol Car Is Different

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
BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

By Paul Clinton
BMW is hosting six Ultimate Driving Experience events around the U.S. this summer and fall that puts drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 540i, the first of five planned 5 Series models in the lineup's seventh generation.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Nobody Asked Me, But...

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Who’s Up Next?

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Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

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