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2016 GMC Sierra SLT

GMC's 2016 Sierra Pickup

The 2016 GMC Sierra, which will be available in late 2015, adds design elements such as C-shaped signature LED daytime running lights and headlights; front fascia and grilles for each trim level; LED fog lamps; bumpers; and C-shaped LED taillights. Photos courtesy of G.M.

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This GMC Canyon is the 4WD SLE crew cab with the long (6.2-foot) box.

GMC's 2015 Canyon Pickup

The 2015 GMC Canyon, the sister model to the Chevrolet Colorado, represents General Motors' return to the mid-size pickup segment. The truck offers a similar package to the Colorado, but adds a more GMC-identified grille and cast aluminum wheels. Read more about the GMC Canyon here.

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Mercedes-Benz is launching the Metris mid-size van for 2016.

Mercedes-Benz Metris Ride and Drive

Automotive journalists headed to a mining ghost town resort in Dunton Hot Springs, Colo., to drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris mid-size van, which is now the only mid-size van available in the U.S. market. Photos by Chris Brown and Ian Merritt/MBUSA.

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The International PayStar tackled the rough road course, which is used to test vehicles over various surfaces.

Navistar Proving Grounds Ride and Drive

To celebrate the opening of its Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind., the truck maker invited media to test its full range of medium-duty, vocational, heavy-duty, and school bus products. Photos by Chris Wolski

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Photo: Daimler Trucks

Freightliner Inspiration Truck

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck in Nevada, where it is the first autonomous truck legally licensed to travel on public highways, according to the company. Journalists from around the world got a chance to see it up close.

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Fleet managers get behind the wheel of the 2015 F-150.

Fleet Look at the 2015 Ford F-150

Ford Motor Company gave fleet and commercial customers an insider look at the 2015 F-150 during an educational day near the company's Michigan headquarters. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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Heli-skiing was not on the agenda. We'll save that for another trip.

Sprinter Van's 4x4 Off-Road Test

Mercedes-Benz invited Bobit's fleet editors to put the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 to a true real-world test: traversing logging roads in a remote stretch of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Read more about the vehicle here. Photos by Chris Brown.

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The key objective is to find a truck that matches the application. Check old reports to see if the exisiting vehicles in your fleet are  under spec'ed or over spec'ed and this can help with finding the correct upfit options.

How to Spec a Bucket Truck

There are several factors that need to be considered by any fleet before committing to purchase a bucket truck. Click here to read more. Photos courtesy of Terex Utilities.

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Ford's 2015 F-150 is available with a new 2.7L EcoBoost engine in the Lariat mid-range trim level.

Ford's 2015 F-150 2.7L Lariat

Ford's revamp of its F-150 features two new engines, including a second EcoBoost that offers the best fuel efficiency for the full-size pickup. This 2.7L EcoBoost produces 325 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. We tested it in this SuperCab Lariat model. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Ranger Design showed a matte gray ProMaster City concept with a roof rack for two 28-foot ladders.

Ram ProMaster City Upfit Products

Several van upfitters showed off new racks and bins at the 2015 Work Truck Show for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City, a compact van that entered the marketplace toward the end of 2014. Read the full story here. Photos by Chris Wolski and courtesy of Ram Truck.

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

By Mike Antich
Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.

How to Minimize Unauthorized Use of Corporate Assets

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
The Importance of Positivity

By Lauren Fletcher
We live in a world where we can tell anyone exactly what we think about anything with a few keystrokes. Why is it, then, that the majority of the feedback is negative? Why do people feel so much more apt to complain than praise? And, what does this have to do with fleet management?

Instilling a Culture of Safe Drivers

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel

By Mike Antich
The Chevrolet Equinox adds a 1.6L four-cylinder turbo diesel to its lineup of engine choices for 2018. The fuel-efficient turbo diesel generates 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a six-speed automatic.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown
Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in real time in the retail market right now.

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
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

By Dylan Brown