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Ford's new Atlas Concept features a next-generation EcoBoost engine that uses direct injection and turbocharging.

Ford Atlas Concept Pickup Truck

Ford unveiled a new pickup truck concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit called the Atlas Concept. According to Ford, the truck shows a wide range of technologies that improve fuel efficiency and pickup truck functionality in work environments. The following gallery shows the Atlas Concept's specific features.

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The all-new Transit Connect Van offers two engine choices, a 1.6L EcoBoost engine and the standard 2.5L engine.

Ford's 2014 Transit Connect Cargo Van

Ford released new images of its redesigned 2014-MY Transit Connect Van, the cargo version of its Transit Connect. The images here show long wheelbase versions of the vehicle in different colors and from different angles. The Transit Connect is now in its second generation, which began with the 2013-MY. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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The long wheelbase, high-roof version of the Transit.

2015 Ford Transit Full-Size Van

Ford released information about body styles, roof heights, and other details for its 2015-MY Transit full-size van, which will replace its E-Series van. The following photo gallery shows the different body styles and roof heights, plus some interior photos, of Ford's all-new Transit van. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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Chrysler had a display for its new Ram Commercial Truck division. The company had this Ram 5500 on display.

2012 L.A. Auto Show: Trucks, Vans and SUVs

At the 2012 L.A. Auto Show, nearly 50 vehicles debuted, including several crossover models. The following slideshow highlights vehicles in the truck, van and crossover/SUV segments that appeared at the show, including debut vehicles and other new models. Photos by Greg Basich, Lauren Fletcher and Joanne Tucker.

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Isuzu 'Reaches' for Angels Radio

There’s a new fan favorite at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., and it’s not a sports team. Needing an efficient way to get around and transport promotional materials, broadcasting equipment, and more, the team over at Angels Radio was loaned a Reach Van from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA) at the start during the 2012 season.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 'Chic Cargo' Event

Mercedes-Benz invited several of its conversion company partners to showcase upfitted versions of the Sprinter at a Sept. 13, 2012 media event in Chicago.

Photos by Grace Suizo

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A pre-production model of the EVAOS Ford F-150.

EVAOS Debuts Hybrid-Electric F-150

The folks at EVAOS (Electric Vehicle Add-On Systems) are launching a hybrid-electric version of the Ford F-150. Work Truck magazine staff went to test it out. 

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In the background, the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge is the nation's first segmentally constructed concrete arch bridge. Spanning 1,648 feet, the double arch structure offers motorists a view from 155 feet above the valley floor. Source: Lauren Fletcher

2013 Ram 1500 Launch

Ram Trucks has revealed the redesigned MY-2013 Ram 1500. Check out the photo gallery for photos from the launch in Nashville, Tenn., plus images from the automaker. Photos by Lauren Fletcher and courtesy of Ram Trucks.

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Nissan redesigned the Pathfinder so it's more aerodynamic.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUV

Nissan introduced its all-new 2013-MY Pathfinder SUV, which features a complete redesign, from the exterior to the powertrain. A new engine, transmission, aerodynamic styling, and unibody frame construction allows the SUV to get 20 city, 26 highway, 22 combined mpg for the FWD model. Read more about the 2013 Pathfinder here.

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Autogas fleets currently save around $1.25 per gallon compared to gasoline, and many report reduced maintenance needs and increased engine life.

Propane in the Park

Propane industry experts came together for Wisconsin Clean Cities’ “Propane in the Park” event to educate Milwaukee-area fleets about clean propane autogas technology. Charter Fuels showcased autogas-powered vehicles and discussed affordable vehicle conversions and fueling options for fleets through the Alliance AutoGas complete program.

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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

Thi Dao
2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao
The 2017 Passat comes with more features offered on lower trims. Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking are now standard across all trims, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert is now standard on both R-Line and SE trims.

2017 Nissan Titan Half-Ton Pickup

By Paul Clinton

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