December 10, 2013 - Industry News
The 2014 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid sedans have been awarded the 2013 Fleet Car of the Year for the fourth straight year.
Tags: Ford Fusion, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Awards, Fleet Car of the Year, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Mid-Size Sedans
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which features all-new engines, a new cab layout, and is built with numerous work friendly features was named the 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year.
Tags: Chevrolet, Fleet Truck of the Year, General Motors, 2014-MY, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Awards
December 9, 2013 - Industry News
Compact pickups and compact SUVs retained the most value in remarketing sales during November, according to a Black Book report released Monday.
Tags: Black Book, Residual Values, Trends, Pickup Trucks, Compact Cars
The average price fell for the second consecutive week. Gasoline is 8 cents lower than it was for the same week a year ago, according to federal data released Monday.
Tags: Gasoline, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy, Trends
Ford Motor Co. has tapped John Ruppert, its top fleet executive, to head up its commercial truck division, a Ford spokesman told Automotive Fleet on Monday.
Tags: New Hire, Ford, Automotive Executives
December 6, 2013 - Global News
As a crewbus or minibus the Sprinter 4x4 is able to transport hotel guests to snow-covered resorts in the Alps, but it can also deliver below the mountains as well.
Tags: Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Vans
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
Here is some advice from the Federal Highway Administration Safety Program, along with an instructional video from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Tags: Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Work Zones
As the end of the year approaches, gasoline prices are on a steady decline with the national average at $3.25 per gallon. Meanwhile, diesel prices are expected to move higher toward $4 per gallon.
Tags: gas prices, fuel prices, Diesel Prices, WEX Inc
Although the “Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2013” is designed to create cleaner air and improve health in the city of Washington, D.C., it would also prohibit new diesel-powered commercial vehicles from entering the city after 2017.
Tags: Truck Renting and Leasing Association, proposed legislation, Washington D.C., diesel commercial vehicles
December 4, 2013 - Press Release
The offer is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and once fleets are awarded the cards, they will have until Dec. 31, 2015 to use them up.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Clean Energy, Westport, Ford, Compressed Natural Gas
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
Electric vehicle prices fell 15% in November, while new vehicles arriving to market helped General Motors, Toyota, Jeep, and others enjoy a strong month of sales, Kelley Blue Book reported.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Retail Sales, Battery Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Corolla
The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $100 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Grant Funding, California Energy Commission, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California
The national average price of gasoline fell 2.1 cents to $3.272 per gallon for the week ending Dec. 2, remaining near a low for 2013.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
December 2, 2013 - Executive Fleet News
The Q1, which will be built in Ingolstadt, Germany, gives Audi an entry-level SUV that's "part of our broad-based SUV strategy," said Rupert Stadler, Audi's board chairman.
Tags: Audi, Audi Q5, Compact SUVs
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City, which will be available for order in late 2014, will compete with the Ford Transit Connect and the Nissan NV200.
Tags: Vans, Cargo Vans, Chrysler, Ram Truck
November 27, 2013 - Industry News
Following the launch of the 2015 Colorado mid-size pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, General Motors is turning its attention to the January launch of the 2015 Canyon, its GMC cousin.
Tags: GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors, Mid-Size Pickup, Light-Duty Trucks
The new Volvo S60 is set for sale in the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. in 2014.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo S60, Polestar
November 25, 2013 - Industry News
The national price of gasoline rose 7.4 cents to $3.293 a gallon for the week ending Nov. 25, a second straight weekly uptick after falling to a nearly three-year low.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel
In many parts of the country, winter weather has already arrived. Here is some advice on how to install and drive with tire chains. You may want to pass this along to your drivers as a friendly reminder.
Tags: Winter Driving, Driving Safety, Oregon, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Snow Tires
November 21, 2013 - Executive Fleet News
Nearly half of the diesel vehicles analyzed in Vincentric's 2013 Diesel Cost-of-Ownership Analysis have a lower total cost-of-ownership than their gasoline powered counterparts, the firm reported Wednesday.
Tags: Vincentric, Diesel Engines, Total Cost of Ownership
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
Ford Motor Company unveiled its Edge Concept mid-size SUV during the L.A. Auto Show on Wednesday.
Tags: Ford Edge, L.A. Auto Show, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs
Audi of America revealed its new family of premium compact cars, including three body styles, five new unique engines and seven variants, at the L.A. Auto Show.
Tags: Audi, Battery Electric Vehicles, Audi A3, 2015-MY, Audi S3, Clean Diesel Vehicles
Powered by a new 268-horsepower 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo BOXER engine, Subaru revealed the all-new 2015 WRX yesterday at the L.A. Auto Show.
Tags: Subaru, 2015-MY, WRX, 2013 LA Auto Show
Ford has started production of its 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas. It is the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels
November 20, 2013 - Industry News
The federal agency will assign scores based on frontal crash, side crash and rollover resistance test results and issue an overall vehicle rating.
Tags: Crash Tests, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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