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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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When the 3.7L V-6 F-150 is equipped with a CNG/LPG engine package, it is capable of achieving more than 750 miles on one tank of gas, depending on the tank size selected. The Ford F-150 averages 23 mpg on the highway.

Ford's CNG F-150 Pickup

Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane autogas, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available natural gas-capable half-ton pickup. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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2014 Ford F-150 Tremor comes standard with the company’s powerful 3.5L EcoBoost engine, offering V-8 performance, V-6 fuel economy, and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle with electronic locking differential

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost-powered sport truck that addresses the needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V-8 power with V-6 fuel economy.

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The new 3.0L EcoDiesel engine option on the Ram 1500 is matched with a new TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup

Chrysler is offering a new 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 engine for the 2014 model-year Ram 1500 pickup truck. This gallery shows the vehicle and some of its features. Photos courtesy of Chrysler.

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The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee comes in four models, the Jeep Cherokee Sport, Cherokee Latitude, Cherokee Limited, and the Trail Rated Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, revealed at the 2013 New York Auto Show, replaces the outgoing Jeep Liberty. This all-new vehicle features up to 45% better fuel economy than the Liberty, a new aerodynamic design, three four-wheel-drive system choices, new advanced safety systems, and a range of new technology features. The following photos show different Jeep Cherokee models, including the all-new Trailhawk off-road model, plus the new SUV's interior and exterior. 

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Photo courtesy of NTEA.The 2013 Work Truck Show.

2013 Work Truck Show

Photos from NTEA's 2013 Work Truck Show.

Photos by Lauren Fletcher and Joanne Tucker, except where noted as some photos are courtesy of NTEA.

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MATS 2013: Day One Kicks Off

Day One of Mid-America Trucking Show 2013 is filled to the brim with press events, product releases and the Fleet Forum. We are posting pictures of what we are seeing in Louisville, Ky., each day so stay tuned.

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The vehicle has now completed inspection and is ready for final delivery to the end user.

Vehicle Upfitting: The Step-by-Step Process

Ever wonder about the process an upfitted vehicle goes through before it becomes a finished product? Work Truck takes readers on a journey through the upfitting process with the help of Auto Truck Group, an upfitter that specializes in the design, manufacture, and installation of work truck equipment.

This article takes you through the upfit process of a Ram 4500 spec’d for a light maintenance company, which took place at Auto Truck Group’s facility in Bartlett, Ill.

The upfit consists of six main components: painting the chassis, mounting the service body, installing the LED lights, welding the hitch, and installing the cab guard and ladder rack.

The 12 photos illustrate each step, from the paint booth to final inspection where it will be deemed ready for delivery to the end user.

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The 2013 Ram ProMaster features a total of 13 different configurations.

2014 Ram ProMaster Van

Chrysler unveiled its 2014-MY Ram ProMaster full-size van at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The ProMaster features a 3.0L inline four-cylinder EcoDiesel engine or a Pentastar V-6. Each can be matched with a six-speed automatic transmission or an electronically controlled six-speed automated manual transmission. The following photo gallery shows the ProMaster's exterior and interior.

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Mike Antich
Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

By Mike Antich
Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

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