April 16, 2015 - Industry News
The battery-electric BMW i3 has topped Kelly Blue Book's list of the top 10 green cars for 2015 for the second year in a row, KBB.com has announced.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, BMW i3, CAFE Standards, 2015-MY
An Ohio-based HVAC service company will add XL Hybrids' XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain to four of its General Motors vans.
Tags: Ohio, XL Hybrids, General Motors, HVAC, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Vans, Conversion
April 15, 2015 - Industry News
The 10 vehicles that spent the longest time on dealer lots in 2014 has been released. The Honda Insight had the longest time to turn spending an average of 100 days longer on a lot than any other vehicle, according to a report from 24/7 Wall St.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Cadillac, Volvo S60, 2013-MY, 2014-MY
The projected price of gasoline for U.S. drivers between April and September will be around $2.45 per gallon, which is down more than a $1 from last summer, according to the U.S. Energy of Information Administration.
Tags: EIA, Gasoline Prices, Fuel Prices
The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Crash Tests, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Ford, Aluminum
April 14, 2015 - Press Release
Chevin’s new health check alerts monitor client’s fleet software and provide a pro-active support service.
Tags: Fleet Software, Chevin
April 14, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell five-tenths of a cent to $2.408 for the week ending April 13, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
The new administrator of the federal safety agency has scheduled two meetings in hopes of developing strategies to better protect the driving public.
Tags: GHSA, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Recalls, NHTSA
Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, Fleet Technology Expo takes a comprehensive look at fleet efficiencies. Register before July 24 for the early-bird discount.
Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Vincentric has announced its 2015 Best Fleet Value awards with Ford, FCA US, General Motors and Toyota capturing the most categories for their 2015 model-year vehicles.
Tags: Vincentric, Awards, TCO, Ram Truck, Ford Transit, Buick, Toyota
There are plenty of drivers who dread or avoid parallel parking, but it's really not that difficult to master. Here's some practical advice, provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and All-Star Driver, you can pass along to fleet drivers.
Tags: Parking, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Liberty Mutual, Ford, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
April 10, 2015 - Industry News
FCA US will begin a 26-city tour of fleet previews on April 23 that begins in Iowa and ends in Seattle eight weeks later.
Tags: Fleet Preview, FCA US, Ram Truck, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
Scheduled for April 21, the online training event will include a discussion about liability risks and how to implement a best-practice policy for fleet drivers.
Tags: Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, National Safety Council
April 8, 2015 - Industry News
The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) announced the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel as its Truck of the Year during the Denver Auto Show.
Tags: Ram, Ram 1500, Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, Denver Auto Show
Hyundai will open its fleet ordering bank for the 2016 model-year Sonata and Sonata plug-in EV in May, which will complete its 2016-MY lineup availability for fleets, the automaker has announced.
Tags: Hyundai, Vehicle Ordering, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, Hyundai Sonata
Some of these compact SUVs in the 2015 model year have tire labels with incomplete information about tire rim size – a violation of federal safety standards.
Tags: Recalls, General Motors, Buick Encore, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs, NHTSA, Chevrolet Trax
Chevrolet has added a monochromatic look tothe Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD with its new Custom Sport editions, which debuted at the Denver Auto Show.
Tags: Chevrolet, Silverado HD, Custom Vehicles
April 7, 2015 - Industry News
Used vehicles in the 2009-2013 model years fell 0.7 percent in value in March in a market bolstered by tax buying season and strong residual values of full-size vans, according to Black Book.
Tags: Depreciation, Black Book, Full-Size Vans
April 6, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Lightweighting
The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 3.5 cents to $2.413 per gallon for the week ending April 6, according to federal data.
In recent days, high winds have created dangerous driving conditions in a number of cities. Here are some tips, provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation and Idaho State Police, about how to compensate for windy conditions.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Idaho State Police, Nevada DOT, Weather
April 3, 2015 - Industry News
A research project, conducted from 2011-2013 in six major Texas cities, also found that drivers under 25 and drivers traveling without passengers were at a greater risk for cell phone use.
Tags: Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, Texting While Driving, Texas
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that $500 million will be made available for surface-transportation projects under the TIGER competitive-grant program this year.
Tags: DOT, Grant Funding, Highway Bill
April 3, 2015 - Press Release
Fleetmatics Group and Meineke will begin offering a promotion that will leverage Fleetmatics' Service Alert maintenance reminder to present a local Meineke offer to nearby Fleetmatics customers.
April 2, 2015 - Industry News
Toyota has introduced its eighth hybrid vehicle, the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid, at the New York International Auto Show and is positioning the new version of its compact SUV as an ideal combination of fuel efficiency and safety.
Tags: Toyota, Toyota RAV4, New York Auto Show, Compact SUVs, 2016-MY
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