October 19, 2014 - Industry News
Fleet drivers are your first line of defense for unscheduled maintenance needs. Here's some advice to help them identify brake problems that require servicing.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Brakes
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
An Oregon paratransit fleet is reporting savings of $60,000 per year in fuel costs after converting 14 of its vehicles to run on propane autogas.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Fuel Costs, Paratransit
October 16, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board is considering easing the requirements on five automakers for the amount of zero-emission cars they must sell in the state for the 2018-2025 model years.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Legislation, Regulations, Volvo, Subaru, Mazda
October 16, 2014 - Product News
Ford is introducing a cargo management system and LED box lights on its 2015 F-150 pickup, as well as several new options.
Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Payload, Ford, Cargo Storage
October 15, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
The U.S. recall covers approximately 423,000 2006-2011 model-year Lexus vehicles, including the LS sedan.
Tags: Toyota, Lexus, 2011-MY, Recalls, Lexus GS, 2006-MY, Lexus IS
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
Hyundai and Kia Motors may introduce diesel-fueled vehicles in the U.S. to meet stricter fuel efficiency regulations, a senior official with the automakers told Ward's Automotive.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Hyundai, Kia Motors, CAFE Standards
October 15, 2014 - Product News
Fleets interested in switching to natural gas can take advantage of an all new, free Westport demonstration program, which was announced at APTA Expo.
Tags: Ford Transit, CNG, Westport
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
XL Hybrids, Inc. has received a CARB Executive Order allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered 2012-2014 model-year General Motors 2500 and 3500 vans, Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana vans into hybrid-electric vehicles.
Tags: Cargo Vans, CARB, XL Hybrids, General Motors, Chevrolet Express, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
The Auto Truck Group dedicated a new 70,000-square-foot facility in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, October 9. The facility will handle both complex specialized vehicle upfits and ship thru for the Ford F-150 and Transit.
Tags: Auto Truck Group, Ford Transit, Ship Thru, Upfitting, Upfitting Vans, Ford F-150
October 13, 2014 - Industry News
The national average price of gasoline fell 5.5 cents to $3.299 for a gallon of regular unleaded for the week ending Oct. 6, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
High-occupancy lanes can improve commuter times and encourage car pooling. But they also can pose some unique safety issues.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, HOV lanes
The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) has selected the Ford F-150 as the Truck of Texas as part of the group's annual Truck Rodeo honoring 2015 model-year vehicles.
Tags: TAWA, Awards, Ford F-150, Ram Truck, Light-Duty Trucks, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Transit, 2015-MY
October 10, 2014 - Industry News
Midway Specialty Vehicles, LLC recently delivered Mercedes-Benz Sprinter unit number 15,000 to U.S Kids Golf, LLC.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Midway Specialty Vehicles, Upfitting Vans, Non-Profit Fleets
Law enforcement agencies will be stepping up traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving behaviors for Operation Safe Driver Week, a week-long event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Law Enforcement, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety teams with University of Utah psychology researchers to measure driver distraction levels associated with giving voice commands to control electronics and update social media.
Tags: AAA, Voice Recognition, Distracted Driving, University of Utah, Infotainment Systems
Tesla Motors will produce an all-wheel-drive dual-motor version of its Model S battery-electric sedan and add several autonomous driving features including an "autopilot" mode, CEO Elon Musk announced at a Thursday event.
Tags: Tesla Motors, Tesla Model S, Battery-Electric Vehicles, All-Wheel Drive, Automated Driving
October 9, 2014 - Industry News
Managers of Class 3-6 truck fleets are increasingly looking at gasoline engines when spec'ing new models for their fleets, according to a recent industry survey by Work Truck magazine.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6, Engines, Fuel Costs
October 8, 2014 - Industry News
Light-duty 2013 model-year vehicles reached an all-time high in fuel economy with an average of 24.1 mpg as a result of technologies such as gasoline direct injection engines, turbochargers, and advanced transmissions, according to the EPA.
Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Mazda, Nissan
October 8, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
The Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV has arrived for sale in the U.S. as an entry-level luxury SUV expected to attract a new group of buyers seeking affordable luxury in a smaller utility package.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Compact SUVs
Used vehicles sold at auctions logged their highest depreciation this year in September, as 2009-2013 car and truck models fell 1.7 percent in value.
Tags: Depreciation, Black Book, Used-Vehicle Prices, Full-Size Vans, Mid-Size Sedans
The GMC Sierra truck lineup logged the fastest order-to-delivery (OTD) time among trucks in the 2014 model-year, averaging 55 days, a one-day improvement over 2013 figures.
Tags: General Motors, GMC, Sierra, Order-to-Delivery Times, Pickup Trucks
October 7, 2014 - Industry News
More than 18,000 of the vans are at risk for inadvertent air bag deployment during bumpy road conditions.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Chrysler, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Ram C/V Tradesman
Nine automakers sold 43,844 commercial fleet vehicles during the month compared to 39,352 sold during the same month a year ago. The 4,492-unit increase represents an 11.4 percent increase.
Tags: Fleet Sales, Trends
October 6, 2014 - Industry News
The vans were assembled with head restraints that may exceed the allowable gap between an occupant’s head and the restraint.
Tags: Chrysler, Recalls, 2014-MY, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster
Here is some advice on what steps drivers can take to stay safe and protect their vehicle in a major hail storm.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Hail Damage
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