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Volvo offers its XC60 in three trims, including Momentum (shown), R-Design, and Inscription.

Volvo's 2018 XC60

Volvo's 2018 XC60 enters its second generation as the compact sibling of the XC90 with a stylish update that includes a bevy of new safety features, infotainment tech, and well laid-out cabin. Read more herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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The symposium featured several case studies from ARI clients, including MasTec, about how the company’s technology has benefited their operations. During a client case study panel with MasTec, (From l. To r.) Mike Ramsey, director of fleet solutions at ARI; Brian Santarcangelo, VP of technology solutions at MasTec; Jeremy Muoio, director of fleet and asset management at MasTec, and Jeffrey Cole, director of strategic solutions for ARI.

ARI's Best in Fleet Symposium

ARI hosted its second annual Best in Fleet Symposium at the 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla., from Nov. 8 to 10. Over 100 ARI clients attended the event. Keynote speakers included were former NFL star Emmitt Smith and Todd Graham, head of open innovation at General Motors. Read about last year's event here. Photos by Andy Lundin.

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The Ford Transit Connect is available for 2018 as either a small cargo van or passenger wagon. (Photo: Ford Motor Co.)

Compact and Full-Size Vans for 2018

From compact vans to their full-size counterparts, five manufacturers are offering a versatile lineup of cargo and passenger vans for fleets in 2018. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and FCA.

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To close the event, President and CEO of Wheels Inc. Dan Frank provided an update on the current state and future of fleet.

Wheels Inc.'s 2017 Fleet Performance Summit

Wheels, Inc. hosted its 2017 Results+ Fleet Performance Summit on Oct. 25-26 in Chicago. More than 100 clients attended the event, where the company recognized 20 clients for achieving successes in five Results+ optimal fleet categories including total cost management, fleet administration and ease, risk mitigation, integration and control, and driver productivity and satisfaction. Read about last year's event herePhotos by Eric Gandarilla. 

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Telogis co-founder Jason Koch introduces next generation workforce management solutions at the 2017 Latitude conference.

2017 Latitude Conference

Latitude was created in 2011 to help Telogis customers develop mobile strategies for improving their business. During the 2017 edition of the annual conference, customers listened in on panels about operational efficiency, mobile resource management, and integration strategies. Photos courtesy of Verizon Telematics.

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The GLS-Class is available as the GLS450 and GLS550.

Mercedes-Benz GLS450

Mercedes-Benz revamped its GLS flagship SUV for the 2017-MY to replace the outgoing GL-Class. The GLS450 returns for 2018 with the 3.0L twin-turbo V-6 that makes 362 hp. Read our driving impressions herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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Chanje is building the van in a partnership with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles Limited.

Chanje's Medium-Duty Electric Van

Chanje Energy unveiled its Class 5 battery-electric commercial van at an Oct. 18 media and customer event in Fullerton, Calif. The vehicle provides 100 miles of electric range with 3,000 pounds of payload, and can reach a top speed of 80 mph. Read more here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, and Amy Hercher.

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Testing a virtual reality headset for possible fleet applications.

2017 Element Roundtable

Element Fleet Management hosted its 20th Roundtable Conference at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel near Washington, D.C. from Oct. 11-13. Earlier this month Element announced a partnership with SiriusXM, read about it herePhotos by Mike Antich. 

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NETS Executive Director Joe McKillips gave a state-of-the-association presentation to attendees that reinforced NETS’ growing influence in the fleet safety arena with its authoritative benchmarking data, record membership growth, and back-to-back record attendance conferences.

NETS 2017 Benchmark Conference

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) held its annual Benchmark Conference in Charlottesville, Va., from Oct. 11-12. Read about last year's conference here. Photos by Mike Antich.

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1918-1938: The early trucks included the 1918 One-Ton that was based on trucks used to move parts around Chevrolet's factory.

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.

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