January 28, 2015 - Industry News
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 16,091 2014 model-year Ford Transit Connect vehicles because the safety belt fasteners may not have been tightened properly during assembly.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Compact Vans
Motorlease Corp. has promoted Justin Mesick to controller and Jeffrey Perkins to general manager of fleet operations, the Farmington, Conn.,-based firm has announced.
Tags: Motorlease Corporation, Promotions, Fleet Management Companies
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Telematics service provider Telogis is posting updates to its blog about road closures and routing exceptions relating to the Juno winter storm on the East Coast.
Tags: Telogis, Storm Response, Winter Driving
The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen to a level not seen since the spring of 2009. It fell 2.2 cents to $2.044 for the week ending Jan. 26, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
General Motors has updated its RemoteLink mobile app for OnStar to improve the way drivers can remotely control vehicle functions, the automaker announced.
Tags: OnStar, General Motors, Wi-Fi, Mobile Apps
January 26, 2015 - Industry News
Here's driver safety advice from both esurance and the State of Washington.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, School Buses
Low gasoline prices and pent-up consumer demand should propel new car and light truck sales to an estimated 16.94 million in 2015, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Tags: Retail Sales, Dealers, Light-Duty Trucks, NADA
The American Truck Dealers (ATD) named the Kenworth T880 vocational truck with PACCAR MX-13 engine as the 2015 Truck of the Year.
Tags: Kenworth, ATD, Heavy-Duty Trucks, PACCAR MX engine, Kenworth T880
January 23, 2015 - Industry News
General Motors has introduced the 2015 Silverado 1500 Midnight special edition truck with monochrome appearance package that's being paired with the Z71 off-road truck, according to GM.
Tags: Full-Size Pickups, Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
NHTSA reveals plans to add crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support to the New Car Assessment Program's list of recommended advanced safety features.
Tags: Active Safety Systems, Collision Avoidance Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation, Automatic Braking, New Car Assessment Program, NHTSA
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, President Obama, ATA
The national average price of gasoline is down 7.3 cents to $2.066 for the week ending Jan. 19, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Tags: AAA, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, 2015-MY, Fuel Economy, TCO, Lifecycle Costs
January 20, 2015 - Industry News
Hyundai revealed a compact truck concept vehicle designed for urban settings that includes an extendable bed that would give the truck a similar size to a mid-size pickup at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Tags: Hyundai, Pickup Trucks, North American International Auto Show, Concept Vehicles
Mercedes-Benz will debut its 2016 Metris mid-size van at the Work Truck Show on March 4, prior to offering the commercial vehicle for sale in the U.S. in the fall, show producer NTEA has announced.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Work Truck Show, Mercedes-Benz Metris
January 19, 2015 - Industry News
The safety feature vibrates the driver’s seat cushion when a crash risk is detected.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, Collision Avoidance Technology, General Motors, Chevrolet Suburban
Here’s some winter driving advice from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and AAA.
Tags: Minnesota, Winter Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
January 16, 2015 - Press Release
Verizon Vehicle will include diagnostic technology, push-button live assistance, and roadside assistance using GPS to hasten the tow truck’s arrival.
Tags: Verizon, Roadside Assistance, Connected Vehicle Technology
January 15, 2015 - Industry News
A crop of 2015 model-year mid-size sedans that offer greater fuel efficiency and more safety features than ever before are expected to return less residual value to buyers in part due to higher supply volumes, according to a Black Book forecast.
Tags: Black Book, Forecast, Mid-Size Sedans, 2015-MY, Residual Values
January 14, 2015 - Executive Fleet News
Volvo Cars introduced a pair of S60 luxury sedans at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that the automaker says will help it sell 100,000 cars a year in the U.S.
Tags: Luxury Sedans, Volvo, Volvo S60
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
VIA Motors has launched production of its hybrid electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup and Chevrolet Express cargo and passenger vans, Chairman Bob Lutz announced in Detroit.
Tags: Full-Size Pickups, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Express, VIA Motors
Mercedes-Benz has introduced its first plug-in hybrid C-Class in the U.S. with the 2015 C350 Plug-In Hybrid that will arrive at dealer lots in the fall, the automaker announced.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, North American International Auto Show
ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering propane autogas versions of Ford medium-duty vehicles equipped with the 6.8-liter V-8, following certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Tags: Ford F-450, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Ford F-650, CARB, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford E-450
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy, Ram 1500, 2015-MY, Ram Truck, Full-Size Pickups
Here are tips from Firestone to help fleet drivers recognize early symptoms of wheel misalignment.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Tires and Wheels
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