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Improper ergonomic behavior can result in musculoskeletal injuries, which account for more than one third of all lost-workday cases, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

How to Avoid Cargo Handling Injuries

Improper ergonomic behavior when handling vehicle equipment and cargo can result in musculoskeletal injuries. Here are some examples of the best and worst ways to work ergonomically. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of DECKED.

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Chevrolet offers the 2016 Tahoe in LS, LT and LTZ models.

Chevrolet's 2016 Tahoe

Chevrolet's Tahoe large SUV entered its fourth generation with the 2015 model year with new EcoTec3 engines, safety systems, and designs inside and out. Read our review of the 2016 Tahoe LT here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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In testing against competitor engines, the new four-cylinder, 5.1-liter DD5 offers 3% better fuel economy, according to the company.

The Detroit DD5 Engine in Photos

Daimler Trucks North America will start production on its entry into the medium-duty market in October. The DD5 was unveiled to trucking press in late July. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge was there and has these photos.

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The 2016 Fleet Safety Conference was held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

2016 Fleet Safety Conference in Pictures

The Fleet Safety Conference was an event for fleet, risk, safety, sales, human resources and EHS professionals that offered insights and practical education for improving fleet safety. Read the full story herePhotos by Mark Campbell Photography and Chris Wolski.

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This 2016 Sierra 1500 Denali 4x4 crew cab model starts at $54,240. Our vehicle with the 6.2L would sell for $61,140.

GMC's Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2L V-8

The GMC Sierra 1500 Denali powered by the 6.2L V-8 returns for 2016 with the 8-speed transmission added into the prior year's model. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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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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Propane is produced from both natural gas processing and crude oil refining, in roughly equal amounts from each source. In the fleet industry, it can be used as a vehicle fuel.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Why the Fleet Manager Should be the Gatekeeper to Procurement

By Mike Antich
The strategic procurement process typically involves a multifunctional sourcing team. This cross-functional team often designates a “gatekeeper” responsible for controlling the flow of information to the group. When selecting a fleet supplier, I strongly believe the fleet manager needs to be the gatekeeper. Here are the arguments supporting this assertion.

Cost Control is Constrained Without Driver Buy-in

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
2017 VW Golf Alltrack SEL

By Chris Brown
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a Golf SportWagen, but brawnier, with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive as standard.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic

By Chris Wolski

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Five Unpredictions for 2017

By Sherb Brown
We may not be able to predict the future here at Automotive Fleet, but we can confidently predict that 2017 will be very interesting.

Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

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

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