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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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The 2015 Edge features three different engine options, including a standard 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder, a 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 and a 3.5L V-6 engine.

Ford's 2015 Edge Mid-Size SUV

Ford has redesigned its 2015 Edge with new technology, more driver-assist features and improved performance. The 2015 Edge is notable as the first Ford vehicle to get optional Enhanced Park Assist, a sensor-based system that helps drivers with parallel and perpendicular parking. Ford has upgraded the interior and added two new engines. Click here to read our driving impressions. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Ford F-750 Tonka Dump Truck

The Ford F-750 Tonka, which is built on the 2016 Ford F-750, was created by Ford and Tonka. It's powered by a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine with working dump body from Truck Tech Engineers and a 33,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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Bernie Glazer, vice president and managing director Mercedes-Benz Vans, shows the Metris mid-size van.

2015 Work Truck Show in Pictures

The editors of Work Truck magazine and Heavy Duty Trucking headed into the aisles of the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show and got a glimpse of some of the new vehicles and technologies on display. Photos by Tom Berg and Chris Brown.

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The Santa Cruz is a concept truck designed for urban settings.

Hyundai's Santa Cruz Compact Concept Truck

Hyundai showed the Santa Cruz crossover compact truck at the Detroit auto show earlier this month that features an extendable bed allowing users to run the truck as a compact or mid-size pickup. Photos are courtesy of Hyundai. Read the full story here.

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