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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.

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.

Ford added a 10-speed transmission to its F-150 for the 2017 model year.
We tested the F-150 XLT SuperCrew 4x4.
This truck had the 145-inch wheelbase.

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 here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

Camry XSE V-6
C-HR XLE with Toyota's Bill Burris (in red Polo shirt)
Camry XSE V-6

Toyota's 2018-MY Business Meeting

Toyota hosted its 2018-MY business meeting for commercial customers on June 20 in Dana Point, Calif. Fleet professionals took an early peek at the redesigned Camry mid-size sedan. Photos courtesy of Toyota.

Ranger Design’s van shelving systems are lightweight, available in hundreds of configurations,...
Adrian Steel’s drop-down ladder racks allow a driver to easily and safely load and lower the...
The DECKED in-vehicle storage system is customizable and features two full bed-length drawers....

Work Van Upfit Ideas

Vans are an important tool for many fleet operations, from service to delivery to contractors and more. Due to the wide variety of vocations that utilize vans, upfitters have designed a number of options to help drivers do their jobs safely, quickly, and easily. Check out more information on each of the van upfit products here. 

Fleet managers drove Volkswagen's Atlas mid-size SUV (second from left).
Audi's Tony Trapalis and Chris Hoehner, VW's general manager, corporate sales.
LabCorp's Lynda Dinwiddie and Mike Sims of the LDS church

VW/Audi 2018-MY Fleet Preview

Volkswagen and Audi hosted their 2018-MY fleet preview in Salt Lake City from June 21 to 23. Fleet professionals listened to detailed product presentations and got behind the wheel of the new Atlas mid-size SUV and redesigned Audi Q5. Photos courtesy of VW.

The 540i is available as a rear-wheel and all-wheel xDrive sedan.
The 540i and 530i replace the 535i and 528i.
The 5 Series grows 6.6 inches to 194.6 inches.

BMW's 2017 540i

BMW's 5 Series entered its seventh generation with the 2017 540i, which is the first of at least four planned models (with the four-cylinder 530i, 530e iPerformance PHEV, and M550i xDrive). BMW may bring a diesel model and is expected to refresh the M5 as well. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.