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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. Read our driving notes herePhotos 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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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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Market Trends

Mike Antich
How to Control Rogue Spending in Fleet

By Mike Antich
Procurement studies reveal that 20% or more of total corporate spend is for purchases that could have been acquired at a lower cost.

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

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Impact of Healthy Drivers on Your Operation

By Lauren Fletcher
Health and productivity can go hand-in-hand. Think about it: the better you feel, the more you accomplish. We often talk about the health of our trucks, their lifecycle, maintenance needs, and costs. But, the health of the driver population is especially important.

When a Supplier Goes Under

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Chevrolet Traverse

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 Traverse enters a crowded and intensely competitive category that pits two-row and three-row offerings in pitched battle. The generational update comes nine years after Chevrolet introduced the Traverse, and following two mid-cycle updates in 2013 and 2015.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

By Stephane Babcock

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Size Matters

By Sherb Brown
There is little doubt that the folks out there with 5,000-10,000 vehicles have a good handle on how much they should be paying; for everything from bucket trucks to sedan floor mats. But some of our recent survey data shows that vast hordes of the fleet market are paying close to retail rates for a lot of products and services.

Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
What Are the Most Valuable Services Offered by FMCs?

By Dylan Brown
What do fleet managers value in their relationships with fleet management companies? The answer may surprise you.

Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

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