September 15, 2014 - Industry News
When drivers continually scan their surroundings, they can better anticipate hazards and maintain a space cushion around their vehicle. Here is some advice on driver scanning.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Ford, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
Ford will offer cutaway van models of its E-Series as well as its Transit, but doesn't view the move as competing with itself, because the offerings compete in different weight classes.
Tags: Cutaway Vans, Ford Transit, Ford, Ford E-450
September 12, 2014 - Industry News
More than 100,000 zero-emission vehicles now travel the roads of California, according to a survey from the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California Air Resources Board, Battery-Electric Vehicles, NRG Energy, Zero-Emission Vehicles
September 11, 2014 - Industry News
The recall affects 130,000 2014 model-year Tundra CrewMax Cab and Double Cab trucks.
Tags: Toyota, Toyota Tundra, Full-Size Pickups, Recalls, 2014-MY
Ford has shipped all models of its 2015 Transit full-size van, including the cargo, passenger, cutaway, and chassis cab models, representatives for the automaker told Automotive Fleet.
Tags: Order-to-Delivery Times, Ford, Ford Transit, Dealers
Reading Truck Body, LLC, a manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, has announced it is expanding its aluminum Classic Service Van (CSV) line, with the all-new Ram ProMaster cutaway chassis.
Tags: Reading Truck Body, Chassis Cab Vans, Ram ProMaster, Upfitting Vans, Service Bodies
If you don’t think unsecured loads on pickups and trailers can be dangerous, think again. This video is a good visual wake-up call to show what can happen with road debris. Read further for how to properly secure a vehicle's cargo load.
Tags: Cargo Securement, Cargo Storage, Unsecured Loads
September 10, 2014 - Industry News
In need of updated service vans for his 25-vehicle fleet, this small fleet owner purchased 15 brand-new Ford Transit vans to replace his E-Series vans.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit, Service Vehicles
PIUSI USA, a Florida-based fuel equipment manufacturer, will be premiering its new EX-50 gasoline pump kit, which features a “B-tech” bypass valve, at the 2014 NACS trade show.
Tags: PIUSI USA, Gasoline Pump
Toyota is showing a utility van concept called the Urban Utility at the World Maker Faire in San Francisco that reflects "the lifestyle and needs of an entrepreneurial, urban driver," the automaker said.
Tags: Toyota, Concept Vehicle, Compact Vans
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
Philips Electronics' fleet manager Gage Wagoner was named 2014 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year at the AFLA Conference on Sept. 9 in Las Vegas.
Tags: AFLA Conference, Awards, Philips Electronics NA, Fleet Manager of the Year
Apple introduced its connected watch today after months of speculation about the device, and included a slide in the presentation suggesting the watch will allow BMW drivers to get updates on the status of their vehicle.
Tags: Apple, Remote Controls, Apple CarPlay, BMW
Overall depreciation for used vehicles from the past five model years improved slightly from July as the average value fell 1.3 percent in the month compared to 1.5 percent in July, according to Black Book's monthly report.
Tags: Black Book, Depreciation, Full-Size Vans, Used Vehicle Sales
September 8, 2014 - Industry News
Bimbo Bakeries, UPS, FedEx and Skytop received grants to convert their fleet vehicles to operate on alternative fuels such as CNG or propane autogas.
Tags: Bimbo Bakeries, FedEx, UPS, Delivery Fleets, State Grants, Emissions Reduction, Medium-Duty Trucks
The Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks add several fleet-friendly options for the 2015 model-year, including a maximum speed limiter to help fleet managers reduce excessive speeding, according to Ram Truck.
Tags: Ram Truck, Speed Limiter, Ram Chassis Cab, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 4, Class 5, Ambulances
Here's a "Good Morning America" segment explaining how to safely escape a submerged vehicle.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
During her address at ITS World Congress, GM CEO Mary Barra reveals that Super Cruise and vehicle-to-vehicle technologies are slated for production in about two years.
Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, General Motors, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Automated Driving, Cadillac, 2017-MY
September 4, 2014 - Industry News
Wheels, Inc. has named Dan Frank president, which puts the fleet management company scion in charge of virtually all business units of the 75-year-old fleet leasing trailblazer.
Tags: Wheels Inc., Promotion, Fleet Management Companies
At $3.43 per gallon, the national gasoline average is almost 17 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to WEX Inc.’s August Fuel Price Index. Experts predict prices will continue to decline and many states will have prices below $3 per gallon.
Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, WEX
After falling asleep at the wheel, a delivery driver hit and killed two cyclists.The driver had also been texting prior to the accident.
Tags: Driving Safety, Texting While Driving, Delivery Driver
To best match the vehicle with ever-changing job requirements, this pest control company leases its vehicles to keep a reliable and updated fleet.
Tags: Fleet Management, Ford Transit Connect, Fleet Leasing, Field Service Trucks
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Chrysler is bringing its 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van to 13 U.S. cities to give prospective fleet buyers an opportunity for hands-on research of the new vehicle.
Tags: Chrysler, Ram ProMaster City, Compact Vans
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will provide at least 20 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, the U.S. EPA has announced.
Tags: Light-Duty Trucks, EPA, Fuel Economy, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors, Mid-Size Pickups
Ford's 2015 F-450 Super Duty pickup truck will meet the Society of Automotive Engineers' J2807 towing standard with a capability of hauling 31,200 pounds, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ford F-450, Towing, Ford, Pickup Trucks
September 1, 2014 - Industry News
One of the best ways to educate motorists about distracted driving is to let them hear the personal stories of those who have been most affected by the problem. These two videos include such personal stories as well as advice on how to prevent distracted driving.
Tags: Distracted Driving, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
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