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2015 L.A. Auto Show: Specialty Vehicles

One of the highlights of the L.A. Auto Show is the inventiveness and creativity exhibited by automakers. From looking ahead to the future on earth to a galaxy far-far away, this Year''s L.A. Auto Show exhibited concept cars we may drive someday to ones we wish we could right now. Befitting it's closeness to Tinseltown, many of the designs had strong Hollywood connections. Read our perspective about themes from the show here. Photos by Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher, Kat Sandoval, and Chris Wolski.

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2017 Ford Escape

2015 L.A. Auto Show: SUVs

Take a look our gallery of SUVs from the Los Angeles Auto Show. Read our perspective about themes from the show here. Photos by Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher, Kat Sandoval, and Chris Wolski.

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Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans

2015 L.A. Auto Show: Trucks and Vans

Take a look our gallery of trucks and vans from the Los Angeles Auto Show. Read our perspective about themes from the show here. Photos by Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher, Kat Sandoval, and Chris Wolski.

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The all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD is positioned between a traditional 1500- and 2500-type pickup.

2016 Nissan Titan XD Ride and Drive

During a recent ride and drive event, automotive media put the 2016 Nissan Titan XD through its paces on-road, off-road, and at the Nissan proving ground in Scottsdale, Arizona, highlighting the truck's 5.0L Cummins diesel engine and its towing and payload capabilities. Photos: Chris Wolski

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Dodge classic trucks from the 1940s and 1960s were lined up and ready to go.

Ram Looks Back at Trucks of the Past

During its recent heavy hauling event, Ram gave members of the media the opportunity to to drive its entire array of commercial products. But, Ram also had some of its classic Dodge trucks on hand, which shows how far the brand has come both from a styling and driving perspective. Journalists had the opporutnity to get behind the wheel of four of the classic trucks to see how far truck technology has come since the 1940s and 1960s. Photos: Chris Wolski

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Ram provided a full line up of truck and commercial products from the Promaster City to the Ram 5500 to test hauling capacity.

Ram Demonstrates Heavy Hauling

Fleet managers rely on pickup trucks to deliver cargo. But, as the following photos demonstrate, today's pickups have the capability to haul tens of thousands of pounds. Ram Trucks invited media to put the company's trucks to the test. Photos: Chris Wolski

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Five new Ford Transit vans are in use as Red Cross emergency response and life-saving blood transport vehicles in Detroit; Lexington, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; Cleveland, Ohio; and Portland, Oregon.

11 Ways to Customize a Ford Transit

Ford has assembled photos of 11 Ford Transit vans now in service in various fleets, including the American Red Cross, small businsses, and a livery fleet. The images show the flexibity of the van as a business tool. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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Ram designers gave the truck a grille with a tie-in to the current beard craze.

Ram's 1500 Rebel 4x4 Pickup

The 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel 4x4 pickup could find its way into the fleet of a company with a lifestyle brand, but retail buyers may be a more likely target. The truck offers a standard 3.6L V-6 or optional 5.7L V-8, and includes plenty of enhancements, including a new grille that departs from the Ram crosshair grille. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The Metris cargo van retails for $29,945.

Metris Ride and Drive

During a Mercedes-Benz ride-and-drive event in Los Angeles, attendees drove the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris that joins the full-size Sprinter at Mercedes-Benz dealerships that sell vans. The Metris arrives as the lone offering in the mid-size van segment. Photos by Amy Winter-Hercher and Paul Clinton.

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An example of a 1948 Chevrolet Pickup 3100

The Evolution of Chevrolet Pickups

During its media launch of the 2016 Colorado medium- and Silverado full-size pickup trucks, Chevrolet also gave a glimpse of the beginnings of the brand with examples of earlier trucks. Photos: Chris Wolski

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

By Mike Antich
Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.

How to Minimize Unauthorized Use of Corporate Assets

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
The Importance of Positivity

By Lauren Fletcher
We live in a world where we can tell anyone exactly what we think about anything with a few keystrokes. Why is it, then, that the majority of the feedback is negative? Why do people feel so much more apt to complain than praise? And, what does this have to do with fleet management?

Instilling a Culture of Safe Drivers

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan arrives as a longer, beefy compact SUV that it will to sell alongside the existing (now Tiguan Limited) model.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S450

By Chris Brown

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown
Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in real time in the retail market right now.

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

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

By Dylan Brown