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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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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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FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
Are Your Drivers Safe?

By Thi Dao
It is probable that distracted drivers will not get caught and will not learn anything until something terrible happens. We know it, and they do too, so it continues happening.

Who Tells Your Story?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted its annual evaluation of 2018-model-year police vehicles from Oct. 10 to 13. Agency deputies got behind the wheel of 13 four-wheel vehicles and five motorcycles for the testing.

2018 Police Motorcycles Tested in Michigan

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Improved Communication (There's an App for That)

By Facundo Tassara
Slack brings all of your communication together in a way that you can sort. Conversations, PDFs, and documents are all be archived and searchable.

Booster Fuels: Bringing the Gas Station to You

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volvo XC60

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 XC60 arrives as the mid-size sibling of the XC90 in a stylish update that includes a bevy of new safety features, infotainment tech, and a well laid-out cabin.

2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

By Chris Brown

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fair and Balanced

By Sherb Brown
The mainstream media may have sold out lock stock and barrel to the fringe elements but as a fleet decision maker you still have some tremendous resources that you can rely on.

New Faces in Safe Places

By Sherb Brown

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