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This view shows the Ford Transit with the low roof and long wheelbase.

Adrian Steel's Ford Transit Van

Upfitter Adrian Steel showed two 2015 Ford Transit full-size vans that had been equipped with an array of new products at the NAFA Institute and Expo. View this gallery of the upfitted vans. Read the full story here. Photos by Thi Dao and courtesy of Adrian Steel.

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Mercedes-Benz brought four Sprinter 2500 passenger vans to Bobit Business Media on March 25 to go over the new engine, grille and other features on the 2014-MY. (Stay tuned for a cargo and crew van gallery coming soon.)

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Walkarounds

Mercedes-Benz brought four Sprinter 2500 passenger vans to Bobit Business Media on March 25 to go over the new 4-cylinder diesel engine, front grille, updated interior, and other features on the 2014-MY vehicle. Read our driving impressions blog post of the Sprinter 2500 here. Photos by Vince Taroc and Tim Crowley.

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The 47 Southern California DISH propane autogas vans will serve customers in Los Angeles and northern Orange counties.

DISH Propane Autogas Service Van

Satellite broadcaster DISH rolled out 47 service vans in Southern California converted by ROUSH CleanTech to run on propane autogas. The Ford E-250 vans will bring fuel savings and on-site fueling convenience from fuel supplier Ferrellgas. View photos showing the fueling process and the cargo setup by upfitter Leggett & Platt. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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Ford showed a black 2014 Transit Connect Wagon with a long wheelbase and XLT trim level.

2014 Transit Connect Wagon In the Wild

The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon was spotted by Automotive Fleet editors at an advance planning meeting on March 19 in Irvine, Calif., along with other fleet vehicles including the cargo version of the Transit Connect. Take our visual tour around the Transit Connect Wagon with photos by Thi Dao and Amy Winter. Read the full story here.

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2014 Work Truck Show - The Products

The 2014 Work Truck Show was held March 4-7, 2014 in Indianapolis, and included 19 press conferences, 500,000 square feet of vocational trucks and equipment, the newest products and technical support from more than 500 exhibitors, and more than 60 educational sessions on top-of-mind industry issues.

One of three photo galleries for the 2014 show, take a look at a few of the products that were displayed on this year's show floor. 

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(PHOTO: Lauren Fletcher)

2014 Work Truck Show - The Vehicles

The 2014 Work Truck Show was held March 4-7, 2014 in Indianapolis, and included 19 press conferences, 500,000 square feet of vocational trucks and equipment, the newest products and technical support from more than 500 exhibitors, and more than 60 educational sessions on top-of-mind industry issues.

One of three photo galleries for the 2014 show, take a look at some of the vehicles on this year's show floor. 

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Joe Dalum, president and CEO, Odyne Systems LLC, spoke at the 2014 Green Truck Summit on Tuesday, March 4. (PHOTO: NTEA)

2014 Work Truck Show - Announcements & People

The 2014 Work Truck Show was held March 4-7, 2014 in Indianapolis, and included 19 press conferences, 500,000 square feet of vocational trucks and equipment, the newest products and technical support from more than 500 exhibitors, and more than 60 educational sessions on top-of-mind industry issues.

One of three photo galleries for the 2014 show, take a look at a few of the people and see a few of the announcements made at the show. 

Photos by Lauren Fletcher & Chris Brown

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ConExpo-Con/Agg features vendors from several major industries, from construction and utility to mining and concrete work.

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014

The ConExpo-Con/Agg convention, held every three years, was in Las Vegas on March 4-8, 2014. The event brought out more than 2,000 vendors this year and more than 120,000 resgisterations in total. This was the second-highest attendance in the event's history. ConExpo-Con/Agg focuses on the latest equipment, technology and products for construction, utility, mining, and other related industries. Photos by Chris Wolski

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Ford showed this F-750 configured as a dump truck.

Ford's 2016 F-650, F-750 Trucks

Ford revealed redesigned F-650 and F-750 Super Duty pickup trucks for 2016 at the 2014 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The new medium-duty trucks will offer improved towing capacities and a factory gaseous-prep engine option. Read the full story here. Photos by Chris Brown and Stephane Babcock.

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The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van offers two side sliding doors.

2015 Chevrolet City Express

General Motors introduced its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van publicly at the Chicago Auto Show, after showing it at several fleet events. The vargo van is based on the Nissan NV200. Read the full story here. Photo courtesy of GM.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
It is Critical to Get Out of Your Office to Assess Vehicle Usage Issues

By Mike Antich
Many view fleet management as being a desk job, but it is more than that. When trouble-shooting fleet problems, such as increased costs for a particular user group, it is important to identify the root cause, which often requires on-site visual inspection of fleet assets and how they are being utilized.

Why the Fleet Manager Should be the Gatekeeper to Procurement

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Chatty Chassis

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Turn Resolutions into Goals

By Lauren Fletcher
While your resolutions at home may be to hit the gym and lay off the cheeseburgers or finally take that trip to Maui, work resolutions can be goal-oriented to help your fleet be as safe and successful as possible.

Getting Creative with Fuel Budgets & Technology

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
2017 VW Golf Alltrack SEL

By Chris Brown
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a Golf SportWagen, but brawnier, with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive as standard.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic

By Chris Wolski

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Sherb Brown
Five Unpredictions for 2017

By Sherb Brown
We may not be able to predict the future here at Automotive Fleet, but we can confidently predict that 2017 will be very interesting.

Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

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We asked over 750 fleet professionals questions about the prevalence of each provider in the market and their brand recognition.

How Fleet Size Dictates Telematics Needs

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