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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.

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GMC's 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X is based on the Sierra 2500.

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 herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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Ken Marvenko (left), director of safety and driver development, Paper Transport was awarded Heavy Duty Trucking's 2017 Safety and Compliance award. Joe Rader, vice president of risk services for Fisher Auto Parts, was the recipient of the Fleet Safety Award.

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.

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Ford added a 10-speed transmission to its F-150 for the 2017 model year.

Ford's 2017 F-150 with 10-Speed

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 herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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The new Jeep Compass crests the Jeep hill during the ride and drive portion of the national fleet preview.

FCA's 2018-MY Fleet Preview

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles hosted 250 of its top fleet customers and others at its national fleet preview in Detroit from June 5 to 7. Attendees listened to a presentation of the lineup and drove models, including the new Jeep Compass. FCA 2018-MY fleet incentives here. Photos courtesy of FCA.

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Kevin Koswick, director North American Fleet Lease and Remarketing at Ford, was the first to present at Ford’s MY-2018 Fleet Preview event at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

Ford's 2018-MY Fleet Preview

Ford hosted its 2018 model-year fleet preview at the San Diego Civic Theater in May. The company discussed its commercial strategy and addressed topics such as electric vehicles and autonomy. The event drew more than 1,000 attendees, and also featured a ride-and-drive event and multiple networking events. Read our interview with Ford's commercial and government fleet sales manager herePhotos courtesy of Ford. 

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Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet, opened the general session of the summit.

GM's 2018-MY Fleet Preview

General Motors hosted its 2018 Fleet Solutions Summit in Las Vegas in May with nearly 800 commercial, government, and rental customers in attendance. View GM's 2018-MY fleet incentives here. Photos courtesy of GM.

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Isuzu Pits FTR Against the Competition

At a ride-and-drive event at the Auto Club Speedway in Ontario, Calif., Isuzu Commercial Truck of America pitted its FTR with a 4-cylinder diesel engine against the competition. Read the full story herePhotos by Chris Brown and Steven Martinez.

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Workhorse unveiled its W-15 PHEV pickup for the first time on May 2.

Workhorse's W-15 PHEV Pickup

Workhorse gave the first public viewing of its W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup at the ACT Expo conference in Long Beach, Calif. The vehicle provides 80 miles of electric range with a powertrain that also includes a gasoline engine that functions as a generator. Read more here. Photos by Chris Brown and Paul Clinton.

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The three-quarter-ton Ram 2500 is available in eight trim grades

FCA's 2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman

The 2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman is a commercial workhorse that's available in eight trim grades with three engine options. View photos of the rear-wheel regular cab model with the long box. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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