March 7, 2014 - Industry News
Nissan's 2014 NV200 cargo van gets a base price of $20,240, a $250 increase from the initial 2013 model introduced a year ago.
Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV200, Compact Vans, Cargo Vans, 2014-MY
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has unveiled its lineup of 2014 and 2015 model year N-Series diesel models and announced that it would extend its 24 Months/60,000 Miles Covered Maintenance Program to all the diesel models sold through June 30.
Tags: Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Diesel Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks, Isuzu N Series, 2014-MY, 2015-MY
March 6, 2014 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz will offer the four-wheel drive version of its Sprinter full-size van in the U.S. in early 2015, following its initial introduction in Europe, the automaker has announced.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Four Wheel Drive, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans
The safety recall, due to begin this month, will address a potential problem with the third-row, middle seat belt assembly.
Tags: Toyota, Seat Belts, Recalls, Toyota Highlander, NHTSA
The national average jumped nearly 20 cents per gallon in the past month, according to WEX Index's February fuel prices report. But prices are still almost 30 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Tags: gas prices, fuel prices, diesel prices, WEX Inc
Manheim, ADESA, and the independent auctions will begin developing a platform that allows simultaneous bidding on vehicles listed on multiple online auction sites that will be ready in the second half of 2014.
Tags: Conference of Automotive Remarketing, Online Auctions, Manheim, ADESA
FedEx will deploy its first propane autogas delivery vehicle developed in a partnership with ROUSH CleanTech later this year, the company announced Thursday at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Vehicle Modifiers, FedEx, Stripped Chassis Trucks, Work Truck Show
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
General Motors has released retail pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, which are expected to arrive at dealerships by April 1.
Tags: Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, 2015-MY
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) introduced its 2015 Canter FE130 cabover work truck, which increases payload capacity over the earlier FE125 model, at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Class 3
Preliminary data for the first half of 2013 indicate an 8.7-percent drop, compared to the same period in 2012, GHSA reports.
Tags: Pedestrian Safety, GHSA, Road Deaths
Telogis will integrate its location intelligence platform into General Motors' OnStar telematics system under a new partnership announced today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: OnStar, Telogis, General Motors, Cloud-Based Technology, Work Truck Show
March 4, 2014 - Industry News
The recall affects Cummins Westport ISL G and ISX12 G engines, which are used in a variety of commercial vehicles as well as public transit and school buses.
Tags: Cummins, Natural Gas Vehicles, Recalls, Cummins ISX12 G, Cummins Westport, NHTSA
Ford's gaseous-prep V-10 engine for its redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks offers a forward-thinking option that will open up new fleet markets, vehicle modifiers told AutomotiveFleet.com.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-Series Super Duty, Vehicle Modifiers, ROUSH CleanTech, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Westport, Work Truck Show
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has raised standards for new-vehicle emissions and required lower sulfur content for gasoline beginning in 2017 under its Tier 3 regulation, the agency announced Monday.
Tags: Gasoline, Regulations, EPA, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas
Ford introduced redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis today that offer improved towing capabilities and a factory gaseous-prep V-10 engine.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Pickup Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-Series, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Ford F-Series Super Duty
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
The national average price of gasoline climbed 3.5 cents to $3.479 per gallon, climbing higher for the fifth consecutive week, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, diesel prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
Six automakers have agreed to integrate Apple's CarPlay iPhone integration setup with the infotainment systems of 2014 models, and 12 others said they would add it to future models.
Tags: Apple, Apps, Smartphones, Infotainment Systems
General Motors has increased fleet deliveries into the commercial channel by eight percent in 2014 so far and tacked on a 1 percent increase for February, the automaker announced Monday.
Tags: General Motors, Fleet Sales
March 2, 2014 - Industry News
Here's some advice from DefensiveDriving.com and the California DMV on how to drive safely in foggy conditions. You may want to pass these tips along to your fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fog, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
February 28, 2014 - Industry News
The 5th District Court of Appeal sided with a Fresno man who had received a $165 ticket for using a map application on his phone to find an alternative route around a traffic jam.
Tags: GPS, Driver Behavior, Court Ruling
Honda Motor Co. said it will expand use of its next-generation gasoline-electric hybrid system, following its decision to end production of the Insight Hybrid.
Tags: Honda, Honda Insight, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Engines
February 27, 2014 - Industry News
PHH Arval has opened its first commercial truck center in the country in Virginia Beach to offer its off-lease truck inventory, the fleet management company announced Thursday.
Tags: PHH Arval, Used Truck Sales, Independent Contractors, Fleet Management Companies
The 2014 model-year Audi A6 sedan and S6 sport sedan received the highest ratings possible – 5 stars -- in recent U.S. government crash tests.
Tags: Audi, Audi A6, Audi S6, NHTSA, Crash Tests
Diesel-powered engines remained the dominant fuel powering newly registered commercial trucks in 2013, as vehicle owners continued pushing adoption of natural gas powerplants, according to Polk.
Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Polk, Commercial Vehicle Registrations
February 27, 2014 - Global News
Initially, the V40 can be equipped with two engines from the four-cylinder Drive-E engine family: the 245 hp petrol turbo T5 and the turbo diesel D4 with 190 hp.
Tags: Drive-E engines, Volvo, Volvo V40
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