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The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept was unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

2014 L.A. Auto Show: Pickup Trucks

Existing trucks were joined by Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 off-road concept and a colorfully decorated Toyota Tacoma. Photos by Steven Martinez, Becky May, and Amy Winter.

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A completely finished aluminum F-150 queues up for its final inspection and test drive.

Assembling Ford's Aluminum Body F-150

Ford's all-aluminum 2015 F-150 is rolling off the line in Dearborn, Mich., thanks to a $329 million renovation to the 100-year-old plant. Work Truck captured the line in action. Photos by Chris Wolski.

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The 1991 Explorer featured a 4.0-liter V-6 engine and got 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.

Evolution of the Ford Explorer

Ford Motor Co. will introduce its sixth-generation Explorer at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Take a look at the past five generations of the popular mid-size SUV first introduced in 1991. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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The first all-new aluminum F-150 rolled off the line on Nov. 11, 2014.

First 2015 F-150 at Ford's Rouge Plant

The first aluminum-body Ford F-150 rolled off the assembly line at the historic Rouge assembly plant, which recently underwent a $359-million retooling. Work Truck was onhand with enthusiastic employees, senior executives, and public officials. For coverage of the event, click here. Photos by Chris Wolski.

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This Chevrolet Express 2500 has the standard 135-inch wheelbase.

2015 GM Express/Savana Walkarounds

GM brought its 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans to Bobit Business Media's Torrance, Calif., headquarters. These workhorse fleet vehicles have served in a variety of fleets providing service, delivery, and airport shuttle functions. Read the full story here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The City Express is a two-passenger small cargo van aimed at small business owners. It is produced by Nissan and spun off the Nissan NV200.

2015 Chevrolet City Express Walkaround

GM brought in the 2015 City Express LS cargo van to Bobit Business Media's headquarters on Nov. 7. The two-passenger compact cargo van is aimed at small business owners and is now available for purchase. Click to watch Betsy Flegg, a GM Fleet and Commercial marketing manager, talk about the compact vanPhotos by Vince Taroc.

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This extended cab all-wheel-drive Colorado is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Walkaround

GM brought its 2015-MY Colorado mid-size pickup to Bobit Business Media's Torrance, Calif., headquarters to allow editors a hands-on look at the new vehicle. GM has shipped the vehicles to dealers. Read the full story here. Read our driving impressions of the truck here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The new Sprinter 4x4 is tested on a dirt track at the Mercedes-Benz van reassembly plant in Ladson, S.C.

2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz has added several new features to its 2015 Sprinter including standard Crosswind Assist and available 4x4. Click here to read more about the vehicle, and stay tuned for more info and photos in the January/February issue of Work Truck magazine. Photos by Adam Pringle and Mercedes-Benz.

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2014 Green Fleet Conference in Pictures

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo's first day included a walk through the history of alternative fuels, a ride and drive event and sessions for government, commercial and heavy-duty trucking fleets. For the full story, click here. Photos by Becky May and Joanne Tucker.

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The lane departure warning lets drivers know when they begin to drift unintentionally or without a turn signal.

GM’s 2015-MY Crash Avoidance Tech

General Motors is adding an array of crash avoidance technologies to its 2015 Chevrolet models, including radar and ultrasonic sensors to rear-view cameras to help drivers avoid collisions. Photos courtesy of GM.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Avoid Repeating Past Inefficiencies: Build the Truck to Match Today’s Application

By Mike Antich
I asked one fleet manager how he spec’ed replacement trucks for his fleet application. He related that many years earlier an OEM rep spec’ed out his trucks and he has been using the same formula ever since. While this may work in some cases, specifications should be defined by today’s fleet application to ensure the replacement truck is designed to accommodate current operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to trucks spec’ed for yesteryear’s requirements.

Conduct an Efficiency Audit to Eliminate Waste in Your Fleet Budget

By Mike Antich

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Lauren Fletcher
Spring Clean Your Operations

By Lauren Fletcher
When spring is in the air, we often think of spring cleaning our garages at home, but do you ever spring clean your fleet operation? From offices to maintenance bays, spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up!

Navigating Changing Regulations

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2017 Subaru Impreza

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The redesigned 2017 Impreza has been built on Subaru’s new platform that improves stability and reduces road noise and vibration. The fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza makes for a good commuter vehicle — available in either a sedan or hatchback.

2017 Mazda CX-5

By Eric Gandarilla

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Sherb Brown
Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

By Sherb Brown
Depreciation is a necessary evil in our industry. Knowing your risks and knowing your OEM partners won’t make depreciation go away but it can make it more manageable.

Are You a Fleet Manager or Are You Just Managing a Fleet

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown
We asked over 750 fleet professionals questions about the prevalence of each provider in the market and their brand recognition.

How Fleet Size Dictates Telematics Needs

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