August 21, 2014 - Industry News
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
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'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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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