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The seminar "Defining the Fleet Manager of the Future" discussed the new service offerings that fleet managers should investigate today, as well as how traditional fleet functions are changing.

2017 Fleet Forward Conference

The inaugural Fleet Forward Conference took place from Nov. 7 to 8 at Miami Hilton Downtown. The event connected fleet stakeholders with technology providers and offered education regarding the rapid changes in transportation and mobility. Photos by Jasen Delgado.

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The Ford Transit Connect is available for 2018 as either a small cargo van or passenger wagon. (Photo: Ford Motor Co.)

Compact and Full-Size Vans for 2018

From compact vans to their full-size counterparts, five manufacturers are offering a versatile lineup of cargo and passenger vans for fleets in 2018. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and FCA.

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Telogis co-founder Jason Koch introduces next generation workforce management solutions at the 2017 Latitude conference.

2017 Latitude Conference

Latitude was created in 2011 to help Telogis customers develop mobile strategies for improving their business. During the 2017 edition of the annual conference, customers listened in on panels about operational efficiency, mobile resource management, and integration strategies. Photos courtesy of Verizon Telematics.

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This 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Truck, better known as “Quicksilver,” is a 2014 Barrett-Jackson Cup winner and has been recognized as “one of the finest custom truck builds of all times,” according to Barrett-Jackson Auction House. These honors came with a hefty price tag, and the truck was sold for $214,500 in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2016. Nearly everything on this vehicle, from the 540 Big Block, 650-horsepower Chevy engine, to the handmade and reshaped body panels, was customized by Hot Rod Garage in Sand Springs, Okla.

Chevrolet's Six-Figure Trucks at Auctions

As vintage Chevrolet trucks increase in popularity with enthusiasts, more trucks are going up for auction and sale prices for the most coveted trucks keep increasing. As we look back at 100 years of Chevy truck history, here’s a gallery of the nine most expensive Chevrolet trucks sold at Barrett-Jackson auctions to date. Photos courtesy of General Motors.

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Chanje is building the van in a partnership with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles Limited.

Chanje's Medium-Duty Electric Van

Chanje Energy unveiled its Class 5 battery-electric commercial van at an Oct. 18 media and customer event in Fullerton, Calif. The vehicle provides 100 miles of electric range with 3,000 pounds of payload, and can reach a top speed of 80 mph. Read more here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, and Amy Hercher.

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Make sure you take weight into consideration. Look for lightweight options that will not sacrifice your payload capacity. (Photo courtesy of Sortimo)

Rack & Bin Options

There are a number of rack and bin options to help secure tools and materials in your truck or van. Know what's available for your varying fleet needs. 

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1918-1938: The early trucks included the 1918 One-Ton that was based on trucks used to move parts around Chevrolet's factory.

Chevrolet Trucks Through the Years

Chevrolet is celebrating 100 years of selling light-duty pickups in 1918, and introduced a pair of centennial trucks at the Texas Auto Show in late September. Here's a look at the evolution of Chevrolet pickups since 1918. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Chevrolet.

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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.

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GMC's 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X is based on the Sierra 2500.

GMC's 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X

The GMC Sierra HD All Terrain X joins the lineup for the 2017 model year as the third off-road oriented GMC truck following similar treatment for the Canyon and Sierra 1500. Based on the Sierra 2500, the truck gets more aggresive tires, additional LED lighting, and a black appearance package. Read our driving impressions herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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Ken Marvenko (left), director of safety and driver development, Paper Transport was awarded Heavy Duty Trucking's 2017 Safety and Compliance award. Joe Rader, vice president of risk services for Fisher Auto Parts, was the recipient of the Fleet Safety Award.

2017 Fleet Safety Conference

The 2017 Fleet Safety Conference opened Tuesday with a keynote from the National Safety Council's Deborah Hersman, who also spoke on Monday at an NTSB-NSC roundtable about advanced driver assistance systems. Safety awards were given at a luncheon. The second day of the conference featured a session from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - TSA regarding security threats against transportation fleets. The conference closed with a presentation from Shell's Karen Spring about the company's mission to eliminate fleet fatalities.  Read more here. Photos by Andy Lundin and Jim Park.

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Fleet Will Need to Reinvent Itself as a New Vision of Fleet Management Emerges

By Mike Antich
Over the past several decades, the purchasing managers of yesteryear reinvented themselves into procurement professionals whose function is now viewed as a strategic asset that provides a competitive advantage to a corporation. Can fleet management, likewise, elevate its perceived value to a corporation, especially in the eyes of its senior management? I say yes, and the timing is right to do so.

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By Lauren Fletcher
For many, it’s easy to feel a sense of motivation at the start of a new year, but as the year progresses it can be tough to stay motivated, especially if you are feeling behind on your goals or feeling burned out in your day-to-day grind. Here are seven ways to help you stay motivated.

Check Up on Your Annual Goals

By Lauren Fletcher

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2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

By Chris Brown
The Mercedes-Benz GLS450 is the S class of SUVs. That’s expressed through Mercedes’ new nomenclature, which as of the 2017 model year carries the same levels across SUVs, sedans, coupes, and roadsters.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Chief

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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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What Are the Most Valuable Services Offered by FMCs?

By Dylan Brown
What do fleet managers value in their relationships with fleet management companies? The answer may surprise you.

Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

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