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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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Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

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FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
What Your Vehicles Say About Your Fleet

By Thi Dao
Your vehicles may paint a certain picture of the fleet and even the public agency. Is the picture a positive or a negative one?

Are Your Drivers Safe?

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
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

Chris Brown
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

By Chris Brown
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Management 2.0

By Sherb Brown
Data is driving fleet decisions more than ever. Whether it’s big data or small data, fleet management is becoming less of an art every day and more of a science.

Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

By Sherb Brown

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