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2014 L.A. Auto Show: SUVs

New compact SUVs arrived at the Los Angeles Auto Show from Honda, Lexus and Mazda in a still-hot vehicle category. Photos by Paul Clinton, Steven Martinez, Becky May, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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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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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

By Mike Antich
Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

Lessons Learned from Great Fleet Managers

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Drones in Truck Fleets: Beyond Package Delivery

By Lauren Fletcher
In today’s digital age, technology is developing at a break-neck pace and fleet management is often the recipient and early adopter of many of the new options available. One of the more newsworthy pieces of modern technology has been the “drone.” Their use in fleet may offer several possibilities.

‘It Doesn’t Apply to Me’

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

By Paul Clinton
BMW is hosting six Ultimate Driving Experience events around the U.S. this summer and fall that puts drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 540i, the first of five planned 5 Series models in the lineup's seventh generation.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

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

By Dylan Brown

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