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This truck is rated at 11,500 pounds GVW.

Ford's 2017 F-350

Ford redesigned its Super Duty trucks to add towing capability and reduce about 300 pounds of weight with aluminum body panels. Here's a closer look at the 2017 F-350 4x4 Crew Cab XL with the 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel. Here's a gallery of the 2017 F-250. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The truck will include a Tow/Haul mode and smart diesel exhaust braking.

Chevrolet's 2017 Silverado 2500HD

General Motors' Chevrolet Silverado 2500 adds a 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine and a hood air intake port for the 2017 model year. Take a closer look at the 2500 LT Double Cab with 4WD. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The 2017 F-250 crew cab is rated at 10,000 pounds GVWR.

Ford's 2017 F-250

Ford's redesign of its Super Duty trucks adds strength and capability, while reducing about 300 pounds of weight with extensive use of aluminum body panels. Here's a closer look at the 2017 F-250 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum that's powered by the 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel. Read more here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The 3500HD arrives for 2017 with a new diesel engine and improved air intake system.

Chevrolet's 2017 Silverado 3500HD

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup adds a new 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel paired with an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission. The trucks also add an air intake in the hood. Here's a closer look at the Silverado 3500 LT crew cab 4WD with dual rear wheels. Read more about the new engine herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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The Stellar 7621 Telescopic Service Crane was mounted on a Stellar service body and constructed by Pomona, Calif.-based Phenix Enterprises. (Photo: Mike Antich)

How to Operate a Crane

Bobit Business Media received a visit from Stellar Industries, a manufacturer of hydraulic truck-mounted equipment, and Phenix Enterprises, a custom truck builder, at our office in Torrance, Calif. on Nov. 29th, 2016.

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The Acadia is a front-wheel drive mid-size SUV with optional all-wheel drive.

GMC's 2017 Acadia

A smaller 2017 GMC Acadia arrives 700 pounds lighter with 7.2 inches less overall length and a 7.4-inch shorter wheelbase, moves that have improved city and highway fuel economy. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2016 L.A. Auto Show: Trucks and Vans

Plenty of work-ready trucks and vans were on display in Los Angeles, including high-end heavy duty pickups that get the job done in style. Read full coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher-Winter, Andy Lundin, Roselynne Reyes, and Chris Wolski.

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2016 Work Truck eXchange in Pictures

Work Truck eXchange was an intimate networking event, pairing a select group of fleet managers responsible for light- and medium-duty truck and van fleets with industry suppliers. The all-inclusive, networking retreat was hosted by Work Truck magazine along with sister publications Automotive Fleet and HDT and was held at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. Photos by Scott Bain Photography.

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NHTSA's Tim Johnson discusses how vehicles have gotten safer and the work his research group has done.

2016 Fleet Technology Expo in Pictures

The 2016 Fleet Technology Expo (FTX) gave fleet managers and stakeholders speakers and a ride and drive. Attendees had the opportunity to network and learn about the latest equipment and technology in the exhibit hall. Among the awards presented was the inaugural Fleet Visionary awards, which were sponsored by Merchants Fleet Management. Photos by Thi Dao, Jim Park, and Roselynne Reyes.

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Ram Commercial had its lineup on display, including Ram heavy-duty and Ram ProMaster vehicles.

2016 Texas State Fair Vehicles

Ahead of the Sept. 30 opening of the State Fair of Texas, which includes a large display of vehicles from major automakers, OEMs presented automotive journalists debuts of new vehicles, Texas-specific vehicles, and updates on existing products. Photos by Chris Wolski.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Spec’ing Today’s Trucks to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs

By Mike Antich
When you spec truck assets today, many of these vehicles will be in service for 10 to 15 years or longer. While these assets are adequate for today’s business, will this still be true 10 to 15 years from now? This is an important question because some fleet managers tend to focus on today’s needs and neglect the long-term considerations as to how job requirements may evolve in the future.

Human Nature Prone to Take Advantage of Docile Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
When a Supplier Goes Under

By Lauren Fletcher
What happens when your supplier goes out of business? How does this impact your current business operations? What happens if something breaks, needs maintenance, or you have questions?

The Benefits of an Automaker Test Drive

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

By Dylan Brown
The advantages of tracking driver spending can't be overstated, as the data provided can help fleet managers assess if drivers are efficiently purchasing fuel, as well as identify high-performing vehicles and drivers who can serve as examples to the rest of the fleet.

Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown

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