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Photo of 2017 Continental courtesy of Lincoln.

Lincoln Rolls Out Executive Fleet Program

Lincoln has rolled out an executive fleet program with 50 of its dealers and increased its efforts to improve fleet sales of a refreshed vehicle lineup with several new initiatives.

Photo of 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Adds Tacoma TRD Pro for 2017

Toyota has introduced a Tacoma TRD Pro model for 2017 with more off-road equipment and capability that the outgoing model, the company announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Photo of 2017 Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Add Four SUVs in Four Years

Ford will introduce four utility vehicles in the next four years in categories where the company doesn't compete, Ford announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Dominique Coxson (center) accepts his first place trophy in the Ford Transit walk-around competition. (from l to r) Ford General Marketing Manager for Ford North America Fleet, Lease, and Remarketing Raj Sarkar; Ford Truck Marketing Manager Doug Scott; actor portraying a customer; Ford Commercial Truck General Manager John Ruppert; Ford Transit North America Chief Program Engineer Ray Eyles; and Drivers Talk Radio host Rick Titus

Ford Contest Names Top Transit Sales Consultants

Dominique Coxson of Lakewood Ford in Lakewood, Wash., was named the best Ford Transit sales consultant in the country in a competition organized by Ford Motor Co.

Photo by Nissan.

Nissan Details Non-XD Titan Pickup

Nissan will offer a redesigned half-ton Titan powered by a pair of gasoline engines that shares no chassis components with its bigger brother, the Titan XD.

Photo of Ram 2500HD off-road 4x4 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 2500HD Adds 4x4 Off-Road Option

Ram Truck will offer a 4x4 off-road package with its three-quarter-ton 2500HD pickup starting in the third quarter, the FCA US business unit announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Photo of the 2016 Sprinter Worker courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Offers Sprinter Worker Model, Leasing Program

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2016 Sprinter Worker that's priced about $4,000 below the existing base model with a leasing program aimed at smaller fleets and owner-operators.

Photo of 2017 Armada courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Introduces Next-Gen Armada for 2017

The 2017 Nissan Armada large SUV will enter a new generation with an enhanced V-8 engine, new 7-speed automatic transmission, and additional safety options.

Photo of Jeep Cherokee Overland courtesy of FCA US.

Ram to Introduce New Truck in Chicago

FCA US will introduce a new Ram Truck model for the 2017 model year on Feb. 11 at the Chicago Auto Show, the company has announced.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT Z71 courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls 473K Pickups, SUVs for Brake Pedal

The recall covers 2015-2016 model-year Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

During The NTEA Work Truck Show, an Isuzu NRR diesel Class 5 truck with be on display upfitted with lightweight components. Photo: NTEA

NTEA Enhances Work Truck Show for 2016

The NTEA has announced three new features at The Work Truck Show 2016 (held March 1-4 in Indianapolis), which are designed to give a glimpse into the future of vocational trucks.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Activates Online Used-Car Remarketing Portal

General Motors has launched its Factory Pre-Owned Collection portal to offer used Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles to online buyers.

The 2017 Ford Explorer equipped with the XLT Sport Appearance package, photo courtesy of the automaker.

Ford Adds Explorer Sport for 2017

Ford will begin offering a new XLT Sport Appearance Package for its 2017 Explorer this summer that brings interior and exterior enhancements to Ford's best-selling SUV.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Teases Tacoma Debut in Chicago

Toyota has released an image of a grille from its Tacoma mid-size pickup and announcement that it's planning a "hot debut" at the Chicago Auto Show.

All states except New Hampshire have a seat belt law, but only 34 states and Washington, D.C., allow primary enforcement of their seat belt laws. Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

10 States Draw Top Scores for Traffic Safety Laws

A new report from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety recommends 15 traffic safety laws and scores all 50 states based primarily on how many of these laws they've already adopted.

Photo courtesy of VW.

VW to Offer Generous Compensation to Diesel Owners

Volkswagen is planning to offer generous compensation packages to about 600,000 U.S. owners of its clean diesel vehicles that are over the legal limit for tailpipe emissions, a company representative told a German newspaper.

In hopes of developing new strategies to reduce crash injuries and deaths, NHTSA this year is holding a series of summits. Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Road Deaths Spike in 2015

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. climbed during the first three quarters of last year, according to estimates in a newly released NHTSA report.

Video Safety Tip: Curbing All Distractions

In 2014, distracted driving accounted for 10% of all crash fatalities, killing 3,179 people. This video highlights 10 of the most common driving distractions.

Photo via Wikimedia.

New-Vehicle MPG Increases to 25.1

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in January reached 25.1 mpg for an increase of 0.2 mpg from December, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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AutomotiveFleet.com, Government-Fleet.com Update Statistics Channel

AutomotiveFleet.com, Government-Fleet.com and other Bobit Business Media websites have updated the Statistics Channel as a more dynamic resource for commercial and government fleet managers, as well as fleet management companies.

2007-2013 MY volume-weighted wholesale average values, weekly change from 1/22/16 to 1/29/16. SOURCE: Black Book

Full-Size Pickup Depreciation Slows; Medium-Duties Hold Steady

The full-size pickup segment experienced the least depreciation seen in the segment since September 2015 with 0.02 percent. Additionally, the medium-duty truck market held steady this past month.

Image courtesy of NHTSA via YouTube.

Faulty Air Bag Controls Spur New Series of Recalls

Safety supplier Continental informs NHTSA that 5 million air bag control units manufactured during a five-year period are at risk for failure.

Ford Sets Fleet Advance Product Planning Meetings

Ford will host 12 advance product planning meetings in March to provide fleet professionals with details about its 2017 model-year lineup, the automaker has announced.

Photo courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

Clean Cities Coalitions Host Green Transportation Event in Illinois

Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana today will jointly host a host a green transportation conference in the Chicago area on May 19, the groups have announced.

Photo courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru's StarLink System Not Available to Fleets

Fleet management companies and fleet managers who purchase Subaru vehicles won't be able to add the StarLink connectivity program due to driver privacy issues, the automaker has told its commercial customers.

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