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Jaguar's 2017 XE Sedan

Jaguar Land Rover's 2017 XE entry-luxury sedan has arrived to take on its German competitors as part of an expanding lineup that now gives the automaker an entry in the higher-volume category. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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2016 Fleet Technology Expo in Pictures

The 2016 Fleet Technology Expo (FTX) gave fleet managers and stakeholders speakers and a ride and drive. Attendees had the opportunity to network and learn about the latest equipment and technology in the exhibit hall. Among the awards presented was the inaugural Fleet Visionary awards, which were sponsored by Merchants Fleet Management. Photos by Thi Dao, Jim Park, and Roselynne Reyes.

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2016 Texas State Fair Vehicles

Ahead of the Sept. 30 opening of the State Fair of Texas, which includes a large display of vehicles from major automakers, OEMs presented automotive journalists debuts of new vehicles, Texas-specific vehicles, and updates on existing products. Photos by Chris Wolski.

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Chevrolet Silverado HD's 6.6L Duramax Diesel

During a media event leading up to the 2016 State Fair of Texas, GM unveiled its redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel, which will be offered on the 2017 Silverado HD. Journalists had an opportunity to preview the engine in the 2017 Silverado HD to test its towing and road handling capability at the Texas Motor Speedway. Photos: Chris Wolski

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Historic Toyota Vehicles

During his recent trip to Japan, AF Managing Editor Chris Wolski took time out from visiting temples, shrines, and castles to catch up on some Toyota corporate history. Visiting the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology in Nagoya, he saw the progression of vehicle models from the AA Sedan in 1936 to the current-era Prius. Photos: Chris Wolski

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Nissan 2017 Titan and Titan XD

Automotive journalists tested the Nissan Titan's capablities at a recent ride-and-drive event at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Nissan showed off the lineup's various trims, including the new Single Cab model. Read our driving impressions of the 2017 Nissan Titan half-ton pickup here. Photos by Chris Wolski and Amy Winter-Hercher.

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2016 AFLA Conference in Pictures

The 2016 AFLA Conference opened in San Diego on Sept. 18 and will run until Sept. 21 with the theme, "Mission Possible: Identify, Engage, Execute." View photos from the show as it's happening, and be sure to return for updates during the show. Read the full story here. Photos by Mike Antich and courtesy of AFLA.

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VW, Audi 2017-MY Fleet Preview

The Volkswagen Group of America hosted its 2017-MY fleet preview for Audi and Volkswagen vehicles at its headquarters in Herndon, Va. Read a related news story here. Photos by Paul Clinton and Amy Hercher.

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Nissan's 2017 Titan Half-Ton Pickup

Nissan showed off the capabilities of its expanding line of Titan pickup trucks at a late-July driving event for automotive journalists, including the 2017 Titan half-ton pickup that will be available in a single cab version for commercial users. Read the full story here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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Ford's 2017 Escape

Ford's Escape compact SUV arrives for 2017 with a heavy refresh that includes two new turbo four-cylinder engines (1.5L and 2.0L), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8.1-inch screen, and SYNC Connect, an embedded 4G LTE modem that supports FordPass connected vehicle services. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Autonomous Vehicles will Create a Radical Paradigm Shift in Vehicle Design

By Mike Antich
My prediction is that autonomous vehicles will create a paradigm shift in vehicle design, whereby interior design will become the primary brand differentiator in the future. What will drive this paradigm shift is that future autonomous vehicle design will focus primarily on the passenger and not the driver. This will create a tectonic shift in vehicle design with ramifications that will take decades to fully play out.

Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

By Chris Wolski
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

By Sherb Brown

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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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In Memoriam: Coach's Insights

Ed Bobit
Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

By Ed Bobit
A lot has changed in the past 10-15 years, so we can only imagine this momentum will continue into the next decade-plus. How will this change impact the fleet manager of tomorrow?

Managing a Car vs. Work Truck Fleet

By Ed Bobit

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