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This GMC Canyon is the 4WD SLE crew cab with the long (6.2-foot) box.

GMC's 2015 Canyon Pickup

The 2015 GMC Canyon, the sister model to the Chevrolet Colorado, represents General Motors' return to the mid-size pickup segment. The truck offers a similar package to the Colorado, but adds a more GMC-identified grille and cast aluminum wheels. Read more about the GMC Canyon here.

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Mercedes-Benz is launching the Metris mid-size van for 2016.

Mercedes-Benz Metris Ride and Drive

Automotive journalists headed to a mining ghost town resort in Dunton Hot Springs, Colo., to drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris mid-size van, which is now the only mid-size van available in the U.S. market. Photos by Chris Brown and Ian Merritt/MBUSA.

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The International PayStar tackled the rough road course, which is used to test vehicles over various surfaces.

Navistar Proving Grounds Ride and Drive

To celebrate the opening of its Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind., the truck maker invited media to test its full range of medium-duty, vocational, heavy-duty, and school bus products. Photos by Chris Wolski

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Freightliner Inspiration Truck

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck in Nevada, where it is the first autonomous truck legally licensed to travel on public highways, according to the company. Journalists from around the world got a chance to see it up close.

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Fleet managers get behind the wheel of the 2015 F-150.

Fleet Look at the 2015 Ford F-150

Ford Motor Company gave fleet and commercial customers an insider look at the 2015 F-150 during an educational day near the company's Michigan headquarters. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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Heli-skiing was not on the agenda. We'll save that for another trip.

Sprinter Van's 4x4 Off-Road Test

Mercedes-Benz invited Bobit's fleet editors to put the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 to a true real-world test: traversing logging roads in a remote stretch of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Read more about the vehicle here. Photos by Chris Brown.

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The key objective is to find a truck that matches the application. Check old reports to see if the exisiting vehicles in your fleet are  under spec'ed or over spec'ed and this can help with finding the correct upfit options.

How to Spec a Bucket Truck

There are several factors that need to be considered by any fleet before committing to purchase a bucket truck. Click here to read more. Photos courtesy of Terex Utilities.

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Ford's 2015 F-150 is available with a new 2.7L EcoBoost engine in the Lariat mid-range trim level.

Ford's 2015 F-150 2.7L Lariat

Ford's revamp of its F-150 features two new engines, including a second EcoBoost that offers the best fuel efficiency for the full-size pickup. This 2.7L EcoBoost produces 325 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. We tested it in this SuperCab Lariat model. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Ranger Design showed a matte gray ProMaster City concept with a roof rack for two 28-foot ladders.

Ram ProMaster City Upfit Products

Several van upfitters showed off new racks and bins at the 2015 Work Truck Show for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City, a compact van that entered the marketplace toward the end of 2014. Read the full story here. Photos by Chris Wolski and courtesy of Ram Truck.

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The Metris is powered by a 4-cylinder engine paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes-Benz 2016 Metris Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its 2016 Metris at the NTEA's Work Truck Show as a mid-sized cargo and passenger van that will reach dealers in October. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

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