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The 2015 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab with bi-fuel CNG option reduces emissions while delivering full-size truck utility.

GM's Bi-Fuel CNG Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

General Motors is offering a bi-fuel CNG option on several 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD models. Read our driving impressions of the 2015 Bi-Fuel Silverado 2500 herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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The Ram ProMaster City will be targeted to small business owners, and gives Chrysler a Class 2 vehicle offering.

2015 Ram ProMaster City Revealed

Chrysler unveiled its 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van at an event in Chelsea, Mich., in late June. The van, which will be available in early 2015, enters a competitive compact van market that also includes the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan NV200, and 2015 Chevrolet City Express. Read the full story here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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The 1920 Screenside had the same wheelbase as the passenger car, but the chassis was longer, heavier, and sturdier.

Dodge's First Commercial Vehicle

Horace and John Dodge reluctantly agreed to develop a commercial vehicle in 1917 after their sales associates lobbied for a work truck that could be sold to small businesses that made deliveries of fruit, beer, and other goods. The result was a vehicle based on the first Dodge passenger car. The vehicle eventually became the 1920 Screenside half-ton vehicle that is considered the predecessor of Dodge's light-duty pickup trucks. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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Celebrating Ed's birthday at the office.

Ed Bobit: A Man of Outsized Pleasures

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet,as well as many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86. Bobit was a man of outsized pleasures, but none more than his work and family, which were usually one and the same.  We hope you enjoy these photos of Ed enjoying the very full life he led. Read the full story here.

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The ProMaster City will compete in a crowded compact van segment.

Ram's 2015 ProMaster City

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is entering the competitive compact van market in late 2014 with class-leading cargo volume and a nine-speed transmission. The van will compete with Ford's Transit Connect, Nissan's NV200, and GM's Chevrolet City Express. Read the full story herePhotos courtesy of Fiat Chrysler.

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Kenworth's Class 6 Kenworth K270 cabover and Class 7 Kenworth K370 cabover (pictured) are getting exterior and interior enhancements.

Kenworth K370 Cabover

Kenworth has updated its K370 Class 7 cabover truck with several new features including a fresh exterior, new dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison six-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles. Read the full story here.

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The engine and the drivetrain are then mated to the body.

Ford Transit Kansas City Assembly Plant Tour

After spending some time behind the wheel of the MY-2015 Transit, media representatives were given a tour of the revamped assembly line at the Ford plant in Kansas City. Read the full story here.

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Ford offered its full line up of 2015 Transit vans for testing in a closed course next to Kemper Arena in Kansas City.

Ford Transit Ride and Drive

Ford hosted a one-day event a stone's throw from its Kansas City facility to give media representatives a little time behind the wheel of the MY-2015 Transit. Read the full story here.

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The 2015 Chrysler 200 features a new nine-speed automatic engine with available AWD.

Chrysler Fleet Preview

Chrysler's regional fleet preview in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this month featured several new models from brands such as Ram, Jeep, Dodge and Fiat. Check out photos of top Chrysler vehicles such as the Ram ProMaster, Dodge Charger, Chrysler 200, Ram 2500 and Fiat 500L. Photos by Amy Winter.

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The NV200 is a more agile version of Nissan's full-size NV.

Nissan's NV200 Cargo Van

Nissan introduced its NV200 compact cargo van for the 2010 model year to compete in the segement that at the time included only the Ford's Transit Connect. Additional entries since that time have included the Chevrolet City Express, an NV200-sourced van introduced by General Motors for the 2015 model year. Read our driving impressions of the 2014 NV200 S herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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Hal Barton held sales, finance, and fleet executive positions with GMAC, Ford, and Chrysler.

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Data Points

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