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VW's three-row SUV would compete against larger mid-size SUVs such as the CX-9, Traverse,...
Front-wheel drive is standard, while 4Motion all-wheel drive is optional. The Atlas rides on 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and Continental all-season tires.
At 198.3 inches in length, the Atlas is among the larger mid-size SUVs. With both rows in the seating position, the Atlas offers 21 cubic feet of storage.

Volkswagen's 2018 Atlas

Volkswagen's 2018 Atlas is the company's now-flagship three-row SUV that's powered by a 2.0L turbo four or 3.6L V-6. The vehicle represents the company's new focus on SUVs and electrification following its exit from diesel. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

1918-1938: The early trucks included the 1918 One-Ton that was based on trucks used to move...
1918-1938: Trucks in the 1930s brought the Silent Synchromesh transmission that eliminated the...
1939-1946: Chevrolet build trucks for WWII that included a 14-ton armored car. Civilian...

Chevrolet Trucks Through the Years

Chevrolet is celebrating 100 years of selling light-duty pickups in 1918, and introduced a pair of centennial trucks at the Texas Auto Show in late September. Here's a look at the evolution of Chevrolet pickups since 1918. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Chevrolet.

Cyclone Technology CY5500 drivable pressure washing unit features full recovery of waste water...
Polaris' Gem eL XD all-electric utility vehicle features bucket seats, a 1-kW on-board charger,...
The Trilo leaf collector with suction hose and a pickup head can be operated by one person and...

Equipment from APWA's 2017 Public Works Expo

The Public Works Expo (PWX), produced by the American Public Works Association (APWA), took place August 27-30 in Orlando. Here's a collection of some equipment from the show floor. Photos by Thi Dao

The 2018 Traverse adds two trim grades, including RS and High Country.
The standard powertrain is a new 3.6L V-6 paired with a 9-speed transmission.
Like its predecessor, the 2018 Traverse can carry eight passengers, including the driver.

Chevrolet's 2018 Traverse

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse three-row mid-size SUV enters its second generation 351 pounds lighter with new powertrains, including a 9-speed transmission, and available safety features. Read our driving impressions here. Photos courtesy of Chevrolet.

The PHEV version of Chrysler's new minivan looks sleek and a bit futuristic.
At 203.8 feet in length, it's about an inch longer than the Town and Country.
The base model retails for $44,995, while our test van would sell for $47,885.

Chrysler's 2017 Pacifica PHEV

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid provides about 30 miles of electric driving and 530 in overall range as the only plug-in hybrid minivan now on the market. It replaces the Chrysler Town and Country. Read more here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

1948 F-1 pickup
1918 Model TT one-ton stake bed
1935 Greyhound pickup

Ford Trucks Through the Years

Ford is celebrating 100 years of trucks on July 26, 2017. The date marks the centennial of the first Ford truck, the Model TT, offered to the public. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

GMC's 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X is based on the Sierra 2500.
A hood vent provides the truck's diesel engine with an additional power boost.
The crew cab truck is equipped with 4WD in the SLT trim grade.

GMC's 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X

The GMC Sierra HD All Terrain X joins the lineup for the 2017 model year as the third off-road oriented GMC truck following similar treatment for the Canyon and Sierra 1500. Based on the Sierra 2500, the truck gets more aggresive tires, additional LED lighting, and a black appearance package. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

Ken Marvenko (left), director of safety and driver development, Paper Transport was awarded...
Deborah Hersman, CEO of the National Safety Council, speaks during the opening keynote titled...
Abe Stephenson, fleet and administration manager at DISH Network, during his presentation on how...

2017 Fleet Safety Conference

The 2017 Fleet Safety Conference opened Tuesday with a keynote from the National Safety Council's Deborah Hersman, who also spoke on Monday at an NTSB-NSC roundtable about advanced driver assistance systems. Safety awards were given at a luncheon. The second day of the conference featured a session from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - TSA regarding security threats against transportation fleets. The conference closed with a presentation from Shell's Karen Spring about the company's mission to eliminate fleet fatalities.  Read more here. Photos by Andy Lundin and Jim Park.