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September 1, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Resisting Driver Distractions

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

September 1, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Recalls Frontier Crew Cab Trucks

<p><strong><em>Nissan Frontier photo courtesy of Nissan.</em></strong></p>

A manufacturing glitch affecting rear seat belts prompts a recall covering 1,319 2014 model-year trucks.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Nissan, Recalls, Nissan Frontier, 2014-MY, NHTSA

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Z71 Trim Confirmed for 2015 Tahoe, Suburban

<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p>

General Motors will offer its Z71 trim level with the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs, providing greater off-road capability to the pickup trucks.

Tags: Chevrolet Tahoe, General Motors, Chevrolet Suburban, 2015-MY, Large SUVs, Off-Road Vehicles

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

How Not to Tow

If you want to tow a trailer properly, don't follow the examples set in these videos. Read further for towing the right way.

Tags: Safety, trailering, Towing

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Offers Incentives for Business Fleets

<p>Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.</p>

”On The Job” allowances for preventive maintenance, equipment, graphics and tool packages carry over from the 2014 model year and continue on all 2015 commercial vehicles.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Fleet Incentives, Chrysler Group, On The Job Program

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Gets 14 MPG Hybrid Hino Truck

<p>Anderson Plumbing, Heating &amp; Air has added this diesel-electric hybrid Hino to its truck fleet.</p>

To reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenses, this plumbing, heating and air company has started to integrate the hybrid Hino cab-over into its service truck fleet.

Tags: Hino 195h, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Cab-Over Truck, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 27, 2014 - Industry News

FedEx Drivers Are Employees Not Contractors, Court Rules

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled two classes of individuals working for FedEx Ground in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

Tags: Litigation, Independent Contractors, FedEx

August 26, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Improves F-150's Aerodynamic Efficiency

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.</strong></em></p>

Ford engineers have implemented several improvements to the 2015 F-150 pickup truck that should improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle and improve fuel efficiency, according to Ford.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aerodynamics

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

National Safety Council Predicts Labor Day Road Deaths

<p><em><strong>File</strong><strong> Phot</strong><strong>o</strong></em></p>

Nearly 400 people will be killed in vehicle crashes and another 42,300 will be injured, according to the National Safety Council.

Tags: Road Deaths, National Safety Council, Trends, Accidents

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Gasoline Falls to $3.45 Per Gallon

<p><em><strong>Photo via Wikipedia.</strong></em></p>

The national average price of gasoline fell 1.8 cents to $3.454 for the week ending Aug. 25, marking a continued decline that began in early July, according to federal data.

Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

2015 F-150s With Special Fleet Requirements to Arrive in February

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.</strong></em></p>

Fleets who order special versions of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup truck can expect to receive their vehicles in February, following the arrival of more standard versions later this year.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, 2015-MY, Order to Delivery

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Ram Boosts Torque on 2015 Heavy-Duty Models

<p>2015-MY Ram 3500 (PHOTO: Chrysler)</p>

Ram 3500 models will offer increased torque ratings of 865 lb.-ft. and an increased payload of 7,390 pounds, while maintaining a maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds.

Tags: Cummins, Ram Truck, Aisin, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, 2015-MY

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Double Left-Turn Lanes

Here is some advice from the California DMV that may help fleet drivers avoid a common hazard found in double left-turn lanes.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

August 23, 2014 - Industry News

Steering Gear Issue Triggers Ford Focus, C-MAX Hybrid Recall

<p><strong><em>Photo of Ford C-MAX Hybrid courtesy of Ford Motor Co.</em></strong></p>

The recall affects 616 Ford vehicles manufactured earlier this month in Detroit.

Tags: Ford Focus, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 22, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo Adds Connected-Car Tech to 2015 Models

<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Volvo.</strong></em></p>

Volvo is adding a comprehensive infotainment system and connected-car technologies to its 2015 models, including offering internet access, roadside assistance, and smartphone apps.

Tags: Volvo, 2015-MY, Infotainment Systems

August 22, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Sets Pricing for 2015 Frontier Pickup

<p><em><strong>Photo of the 2015 Frontier courtesy of Nissan.</strong></em></p>

Nissan's 2015 Frontier mid-size pickup starts at $17,990 for the Frontier S King Cab 4x2 with an inline. The vehicle has arrived at dealer lots, Nissan has announced.

Tags: Nissan Frontier, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Pickups, Pricing

August 21, 2014 - Press Release

Adrian Steel Releases Ford Transit Packages

<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.</strong></em></p>

Adrian Steel Company has released its new line of upfit products for Ford's 2015 Transit van that include shelving, partitions, ladder racks, and trade packages for the low-, medium-, and high-roof versions.

Tags: Ford Transit, Adrian Steel, Upfitting Vans

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Honda Fit Named Top Safety Pick

The subcompact car delivers an improved performance in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s demanding small overlap test to qualify for the award.

Tags: Honda, Crash Tests, Honda Fit, 2015-MY, Subcompact Cars, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS Top Safety Pick

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

GM Offers Fleets Standard Maintenance

<p>The Chevrolet Express Passenger Van is one of the vehicles eligible for GM's Business Maintenance Plan. Photo courtesy of GM.</p>

Designed for business customers, the GM Business Choice Program includes a two-year, 24,000-mile “Business Maintenance Plan” for small fleet customers.

Tags: General Motors, Business Choice Program, Standard Maintenance

August 21, 2014 - Press Release

GEICO Lowers Commercial Rates in Va.

GEICO's commercial division is lowering rates for commercial customers in Virginia for contractors, retailers, caterers, professional service providers, and other businesses with vehicle fleets.

Tags: Risk Management, Insurance, GEICO

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Delivery Fleet Chooses Full-Service Leasing

<p><span>One of Bailey's leased trucks has become a popular photo-op for Denver Broncos fans.&nbsp;</span></p>

This delivery service fleet opted for full-service leasing to maintain its trucks and reduce the stress of unexpected repairs

Tags: Maintenance, Full-Service Leasing

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Announces New Fleet Sales Appointments

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To embrace double-digit growth, Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of equipment has announced new sales management roles designed to achieve greater customer focus and responsiveness.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Auto Truck Group, Upfitter

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles Named

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2013 Altima courtest of Nissan.</strong></em></p>

Honda's Accord and Civic continue to top the list of most stolen vehicles in the U.S., even as auto thefts have fallen significantly from their peak in the early 1990s following the wider adoption of engine immobolizers.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, 2013-MY, National Insurance Crime Bureau

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

2015-MY Silverado Adds 11 Percent More Torque

<p><strong><em>Photo: GM</em></strong></p>

The 2015-MY Chevrolet Silverado will have 11 percent greater torque capacity than the previous model thanks to its all-new GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission, according to the automaker.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, EcoTec3, Transmissions, Towing, Light-Duty Trucks

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Gasoline Falls Below $3.50 Per Gallon

<p><em><strong>Photo via Wikimedia.</strong></em></p>

The national average price of gasoline continued its nearly two-month decline, falling 3.3 cents to $3.472 for the week ending Aug. 18, according to federal data.

Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

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