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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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The redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel will deliver 445 hp and 910 lb.-ft. of torque. It will be available on the 2017 Silverado HD.

Chevrolet Silverado HD's 6.6L Duramax Diesel

During a media event leading up to the 2016 State Fair of Texas, GM unveiled its redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel, which will be offered on the 2017 Silverado HD. Journalists had an opportunity to preview the engine in the 2017 Silverado HD to test its towing and road handling capability at the Texas Motor Speedway. Photos: Chris Wolski

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Nissan also plans to offer a King Cab extended cab model for the XD and half-ton models sometime next year.

Nissan 2017 Titan and Titan XD

Automotive journalists tested the Nissan Titan's capablities at a recent ride-and-drive event at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Nissan showed off the lineup's various trims, including the new Single Cab model. Read our driving impressions of the 2017 Nissan Titan half-ton pickup here. Photos by Chris Wolski and Amy Winter-Hercher.

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The 2017 half-ton Titan Single Cab will join the Titan lineup in the fall.

Nissan's 2017 Titan Half-Ton Pickup

Nissan showed off the capabilities of its expanding line of Titan pickup trucks at a late-July driving event for automotive journalists, including the 2017 Titan half-ton pickup that will be available in a single cab version for commercial users. Read the full story here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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The Vision Van would provide more efficient last-mile delivery.

Mercedes-Benz Future Vision Van

Mercedes-Benz has developed the Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of MBUSA.

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FCA had the entire Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, and Ram lineups available.

FCA's 2017-MY Vehicle Preview

FCA gave automotive journalists the opportunity to test drive its 2017-MY Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Fiat vehicles at the Chelsea Proving Grounds. Tracks include uneven highway conditions, an autocross course, and an offroading course. Photos by Chris Wolski.

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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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