Ford has introduced one of the most advanced transmissions on the market with its 2017 F-150 pickup. The 10-speed automatic transmission improves fuel economy to 25 mpg on the highway for the rear-wheel pickup and 23 mpg highway for the 4x4 model. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Transmissions, Large Pickups
The 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show showed mostly existing models of trucks and vans with the notable execption of the GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain, a tracked concept truck that was tested at Vail Mountain. Read full coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, Eric Gandarilla, Paul Lim, Andy Lundin, and Roselynne Reyes.
Tags: L.A. Auto Show, Large Pickups, Ford Transit, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford Super Duty, Chevrolet Colorado
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.
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