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Michael Ahart, VP of transportation for Dean Foods, has been with the company since 2000. He is responsible for ensuring the company has a safe and reliable fleet of vehicles for use in the day-to-day delivery of its products.

Dean Foods Battles Transportation Inefficiencies

Dallas-based Dean Foods, a fresh dairy delivery company, has worked to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its transportation and distribution fleet, focused on preventive maintenance (PM) compliance, and increased its focus on driver safety and productivity.

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2015 Ford Transit, High Roof

New Cargo Vans

A number of all-new van models will be entering the commercial fleet market over the next several years. Read more about these new vans in a feature article here. Stay tuned as we keep adding additional photos of new vans coming out in 2014.

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BMW's X4 concept crossover is based on the X3.

L.A. Auto Show 2013: SUVs

Sporty compact SUVs are arguably the automotive industry's hottest segment, and they were well represented at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Photos by Stephane Babcock, Paul Clinton, Joanne Tucker, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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A Nissan Cargo Van is put to use as a food truck.

L.A. Auto Show 2013: Vans

The L.A. Auto Show highlighted a cross section of the various vans available to fleets and consumers. Photos by Stephane Babcock, Paul Clinton, Joanne Tucker, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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Ram demonstrated the load capacity of one of its Heavy-Duty Trucks.

L.A. Auto Show 2013: Pickup Trucks

During the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, trucks and SUVs were well represented, showing consumers and fleet managers alike that these are among the most versatile vehicles on the market today. Photos by Stephane Babcock, Paul Clinton, Joanne Tucker, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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The 2015 Colorado marks Chevrolet's reentry to the mid-size pickup market.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Mid-Size Pickup

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado adds a mid-size pickup to GM's lineup of light-duty trucks, following the automaker's refresh of its Silverado for the 2014 model year. View detailed photos of the vehicle, then read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Chevrolet.

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2014 Nissan Rogue Media Launch

Nissan has launched the second-generation of the Nissan Rogue for the 2014 model-year to members of the media at an event held in late October in Nashville, Tenn. 

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The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe will be available at dealerships during the first quarter of 2014. Photo courtesy GM.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs

General Motors revealed 2015 model-year versions of its redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs. The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban, revealed in New York, feature GM’s new EcoTec3 engines, new safety systems, and new designs inside and out. Photos courtesy of GM.

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Nissan offers a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission for 2014. Nissan is expecting an 18-percent improvement in fuel economy over the outgoing model. Photo courtesy Nissan.

2014 Nissan Rogue SUV

Nissan updated its Rogue for the 2014 model year with a more fuel-efficient powertrain that the automaker is projecting will get up to 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg city. Also new for 2014 is an optional third row of seats to allow room for up to seven passengers. Photos courtesy of Nissan.

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Kenworth Medium-Duty Editors Event

Kenworth hosted several medium-duty truck editors and journalists at an event in the Seattle, Wash., area, including a drive on their technical track in Bellevue, Wash.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich
With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck and van segments – particularly among utilities and service industries – the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Upfitters are feeling the pressure of increased demand. In recent years, the huge influxes of vehicles needing upfitting have left some upfitters, at times, overwhelmed.

Six Technology Trends that will Change the Trajectory of Fleet Management

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

By Chris Wolski
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown
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

By Dylan Brown

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Getting Creative with Fuel Budgets & Technology

By Lauren Fletcher
Take the time now to research future solutions to reduce fuel expenditures. If at the end of the year there is some cushion leftover in your fleet’s fuel budget, you are armed and ready to utilize what you can to help ensure future cost savings.

Driven to Continuous Improvement

By Lauren Fletcher