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August 21, 2014 - Industry News

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

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


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

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Understanding Big-Rig Blind Spots

Here’s a video, produced by the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles, explaining where tractor-trailer truck no-zones are.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Tractor Trailers, Utah DMV

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Promotes Two Connected-Car Technologies to Prevent Crashes

The agency released a report assessing such connected-car applications as left turn assist and intersection movement assist, which could save as many as 1,083 lives annually, according to estimates.

Tags: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Connected Vehicle Technology, NHTSA, Association of Global Automakers, Wireless

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

Nominations Extended for Sustainability All Stars

The award recognizes fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability, such as deploying alternative-fuel vehicles or implementing idle-reduction policies.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Sustainability All Stars

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Transmissions, U.S. Department of Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Transit Connect Sales Rise 29 Percent

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2014 Transit Connect cargo van courtesy of Ford.</strong></em></p>

Sales of Ford's Transit Connect cargo van and wagon increased 27 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit Connect, Compact Vans, Passenger Vans, Cargo Vans, 2014-MY

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Transit to Appear on 'Farm Kings' Reality Show

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

Ford's new full-size van that's replacing its E-Series vans will help the show's King family complete farm chores during the fourth season of the reality series that begins at 10 p.m. East Coast time on Aug. 15.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Farming

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Kicks Off Annual Drunk Driving Crackdown

The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign gets under way this weekend and extends through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Tags: Drunk Driving, NHTSA

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

2015 F-150 Gets Seamless Sliding Rear Window

<p>The 2015 Ford F-150's new seamless sliding rear window design. Photo courtesy of Ford.</p>

Developed by automotive supplier Magna International, the 2015 F-150's new seamless sliding window design conceals the vertical seams typically seen on conventional pickup truck sliding rear windows.

Tags: Ford, F-150, Rear Window, Seamless, Magna International

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

Six Cost-Saving Tips for Acquiring Vehicles

<p>Photo via Wikimedia.</p>

Strategies for small fleets when acquiring vehicles include knowing your incentives, working with an expert and running a lifecycle cost analysis.

Tags: Fleet Management, Fleet Financing, GE Capital Fleet Services

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Chevrolet City Express Gets 24 MPG City

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

The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van has been rated to achieve 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined under U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Compact Vans, 2015-MY, Chevrolet City Express

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

Uniform Company Cuts Costs With Uniform Fleet

<p>Joe Boyd is the fleet technician for Model Coverall Service.</p>

This fleet manager reduced maintenance costs by replacing a myriad of old delivery truck models with one model of step vans.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, Step Van, Vehicle Parts

August 13, 2014 - Industry News

Traffic Fatalities Fall 4 Percent Through June

Road deaths caused by vehicle crashes fell 4 percent during the first half of 2014, according to the National Safety Council. From January to June, there were 16,180 traffic deaths on U.S. roads.

Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths

August 12, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo Releases First XC90 Exterior Photo, Details Platform

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

Volvo has released the first exterior photo of its redesigned XC90 luxury mid-size SUV and provided more details about its new automotive platform called Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).

Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC90, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs, 2015-MY

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Cars.com Picks 2014 Ram 2500 HD As Top Three-Quarter-Ton Pickup

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2014 Ram 2500 HD courtesy of Chrysler.</strong></em></p>

The 2014 Ram 2500 HD has been picked as the winner of the Cars.com 3/4-ton heavy duty pickup challenge powered by PickupTrucks.com.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Ram 2500, Ram Truck, Towing, Class 2

August 11, 2014 - Press Release

Safety National Introduces Distracted Driving Course

Using online simulation, the course provides targeted training that addresses distracted driving awareness and safe driving techniques for fleet drivers.

Tags: Risk Management, Driver Training, Distracted Driving, Safety National

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving in Heavy Traffic

Here's some driving advice from AAA on how to ease traffic congestion. Fortunately, these measures also promote greater safety and fuel efficiency.

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

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

GM Recalls 269K More Vehicles

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Impala courtesy of General Motors.</strong></em></p>

New recalls cover such models as the Chevrolet Impala, Buick Encore, Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Spark, Pontiac G3 and Chevrolet Aveo.

Tags: Chevrolet Impala, Recalls, 2013-MY, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Spark, Cadillac ATS, General Motors, Buick Encore, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Saturn VUE, Pontiac G3

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