February 6, 2013 - Industry News
Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own information takes into account depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for new models.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Lexus, Mazda, lifecycle costs, cost of ownership
May 14, 2013 - Industry News
General Motors provided more details on its upcoming 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van, which the automaker is sourcing from Nissan. The vehicle will come in two trim levels, LS and LT, according to GM, and feature a 2.0L four-cylinder DOHC engine.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Nissan, Nissan NV200, 2015-MY, Chevrolet City Express
May 22, 2013 - Industry News
Here’s some advice, culled from AAA and State Farm, on what safety measures your drivers can take if a tornado approaches while they’re on the road.
Tags: driver safety tips, driving safety, Natural disaster, Emergency planning
April 4, 2013 - Industry News
Audi plans to bring the 2015 editions of its A3 compact sedans to the U.S. in the first quarter of 2014.
Tags: Audi, executive vehicles, Audi A3, Audi A3 e-tron, 2015-MY
May 8, 2013 - Industry News
The recall will address a potential problem with the generator control module (GCM), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.
Tags: NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle recalls, Chevrolet Malibu Eco, General Motors, Buick Regal, Buick LaCrosse
May 7, 2013 - Industry News
Mercedes Benz unveiled its new 2014-MY Sprinter Van, which the automaker said has a new design, is more economical, and more environmentally friendly. The company said this redesign comes after seven years of the current-generation Sprinter.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Commercial van, 2014-MY, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Light & Medium
May 13, 2013 - Industry News
Here's a AAA video that explains the risks involved when drivers procrastinate a trip to the fuel pump and "roll the dice" by letting the fuel gauge get close to "E."
Tags: driver safety tips, driving safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
General Motors and Nissan have signed an agreement where Nissan will build a small cargo vehicle that GM will sell in the U.S and Canada.The vehicle will be based on the Nissan NV200, will be called the Chevrolet City Express, and will go on sale in the fall of 2014.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Nissan, General Motors Corp.
May 15, 2013 - Industry News
The 2013 Fleet Safety Conference, scheduled for June 25-27 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, in Schaumburg, Ill., will feature four educational sessions that focus on getting company colleagues on board with a fleet safety program.
Tags: driver safety, fleet safety, 2013 Fleet Safety Conference
April 24, 2013 - Industry News
A new study from the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF) finds that a transition to natural gas-fueled heavy- and light-duty vehicles over the next decade will have a minimal impact on natural gas prices.
Tags: Natural Gas, Fuel Prices, Clean Skies Foundation
Chrysler Group is issuing three separate recalls affecting a total of 301,283 vehicles. The largest of the three recalls affects 295,345 Jeeps.
Tags: Jeep, Dodge Ram, NHTSA, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle recalls, Chrysler Group LLC, Ram 1500
Spring showers can make the roads slippery - and dangerous. Here is some advice from the California DMV on how to take the necessary precautions.
May 9, 2013 - Industry News
WEX stated the national retail price for a gallon of gasoline started the month at $3.55 per gallon, which is down close to 10 cents per gallon from where the price started in April.
Tags: gas prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, WEX Index, WEX Inc.
May 6, 2013 - Industry News
General Motors announced that its 2014 GMC Sierra’s standard 4.3L EcoTec V-6 engine will offer the most torque of any standard V-6 in the vehicle’s segment, at 305 lb.-ft.
Tags: Pickup trucks, GMC Sierra, General Motors Corp., 2014-MY, V-6 engine
May 2, 2013 - Industry News
In AAA’s latest Monthly Gas Price Report, the outlook for prices is good for businesses that own a vehicle fleet, with the company predicting that gas prices will fall somewhere between $3.20 and $3.40 for the average summer price.
Tags: AAA, gas prices
May 20, 2013 - Industry News
It’s one of those uh-oh moments – you realize your wheels are spinning because your vehicle is stuck in mud or sand. So what steps can you take to get unstuck?
October 1, 2012 - Industry News
According to the company, registered owners of the 2013-MY Ram 1500 (and the 2013 SRT Viper) will be the first customers able to test the system.
Tags: bluetooth, hands-free, Chrysler, in-vehicle technology, mobile app, Uconnect
May 21, 2013 - Industry News
GM’s Diane Bloch, GM aerodynamic performance engineer, said her team looked at how various aftermarket products affect vehicle dynamics in a pickup truck.
Tags: tonneau cover, GMC Sierra, General Motors Corp., Aftermarket, 2014-MY, Aerodynamics
The first installment of a new video series explains what kinds of dummies IIHS uses and how they help engineers evaluate vehicle crashworthiness.
Tags: IIHS, crash tests, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, crash test dummies
According to Vincentric, General Motors, Ford, and Toyota achieved the largest number of awards, with GM receiving nine, and Ford and Toyota receiving eight awards each.
Tags: Vincentric, lifecycle costs, Best Fleet Value in America awards
Whether using a voice-to-text app or texting manually, drivers will see their response time double when they're engaged in texting. The distraction level is essentially the same, according to a study conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Tags: Distracted driving, Texas A&M, driving while texting, voice-to-text apps, Southwest Region University Transportation Center
November 29, 2012 - Industry News
Mobi Munch now operates three food truck brands on nine purchased and customized Isuzu NRR medium-duty trucks and will be launching more trucks in early 2013.
Tags: upfitting, food trucks, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Isuzu NRR, Mobi Munch
Ford is adding 900 jobs and a third crew for the F-150 and another 1,100 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2013 to build the all-new Ford Transit.
Tags: Ford F-150, vehicle manufacturing, Ford Motor Co., Ford Transit
April 11, 2013 - Industry News
The trucks are available in standard and long-box and two-or-four wheel drive. Once the fuel system is in place, GM will deliver these trucks to a dealer or to an upfitter for customer-ordered modifications.
Tags: CNG, Chevrolet Silverado, bi-fuel, GMC Sierra
April 1, 2013 - Industry News
The Gibson NV200 Mobile Repair & Restoration Van, built by Nissan, is an extension of both Gibson Pro Audio and Gibson's fabled Repair & Restoration shop, based in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: upfitting, Cargo Vans, Nissan, Nissan NV200, Gibson
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