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The Yukon Denali XL is GMC's flagship SUV.

GMC's 2016 Yukon XL Denali

The 2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali adds several convenience features after the 2015 re-fresh. Read our driivng impressions here. Photos by Mike Antich and courtesy of GM.

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With a goal of two hours, the two technicians converted the truck in a record-setting one hour and 32 minutes. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Ride

At the 2016 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Alliance AutoGas converted a Ford F-150 to run on propane autogas in only one hour and 32 minutes. After the conversion, the truck embarked on a nationwide, coast-to-coast tour towing a propane autogas converted mower. Photos courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

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The Chrysler Pacifica is replacing the Town & Country as FCA's minivan model.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Ride and Drive

FCA US held a fleet preview in Anaheim, Calif., on April 28 to give fleet managers and fleet management companies a closer look at its 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Read more here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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The Decherd Powertrain plant employs about 1,600 people, and is highly automated.

Nissan's Decherd Powertrain Plant

Nissan Motor Company recently took automotive journalists on a tour of its Decherd Powertrain Plant in Decherd, Tenn., in conjunction with its media launch of the TITAN XD V-8 gasoline model. The Decherd Powertrain Plant produces more than 1 million engines for nine of the OEM's models it sells in the U.S., in addition to the Patrol, which is sold in Japan. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Chris Wolski.

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The 2016 extended-wheelbase Transit 350 will respond to emergency scenes, such as house fires or weather-related situations.

Salvation Army's Disaster Relief Van

The Salvation Army is using a high-roof Ford Transit 350 van as a disaster relief vehicle in southeast Michigan. Here's a closer look at the mobile kitchen, LED strobe lighting, and other custom features added by upfitter Technosports Creative. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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Isuzu's N-Series cabover trio

Isuzu's N-Series Cabovers

Work Truck editors participated in an Isuzu driving event that featured three N-Series cabovers, including the Class 3 NPR, Class 4 NPR-HD, and Class 5 NRR. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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Ford offers five Explorer models, including base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum (shown).

Ford's 2016 Explorer 4WD

Ford updated Explorer for 2016 that moves the styling toward a more truck-like look and adds a 2.3L inline-4 EcoBoost that makes significantly more power than the outgoing 2.0L. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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More than 600 remarketing professionals attended the 2016 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, March 16-17. Photo: Steve Reed

2016 CAR Event Highlights

The 2016 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) took place March 16-17 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Now in its 21st year, CAR delivered high-quality discussions and information on subjects ranging from automating the if-bid system to how to maximize auction earnings to a look forward to residual values for 2016-2017. In addition, attendees had plenty of opportunities to network and build their personal and professional connections. Photos by Chris Wolski and Steve Reed.

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Showgoers mob the 2018 Isuzu FTR, the company’s all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, mere seconds after the big reveal.Photo:David Cullen

Seen at NTEA Work Truck Show

The NTEA Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit is geared up and going in downtown Indianapolis this week. Running through March 4, it is the country's premier yearly gathering dedicated to the vocational fleet marketplace. Photos by HDT executive editor David Cullen & Work Truck executive editor Lauren Fletcher.

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The Sprinter Extreme Concept is built on the Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis and upfitted by RENNtech.

Sprinter Extreme Concept Van

Mercedes-Benz showed its Sprinter Extreme Concept heavy payload van at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The van stretches more than 20 feet in length and measures over 95 inches tall. It can haul 6,400 pounds of payload and tow nearly 4 tons. Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

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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