June 13, 2013 - Industry News
A number of automakers have released their 2014-MY commercial fleet incentives, including Ford, BMW, KIA, Subaru, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Volvo and Mazda.
Tags: Volvo, BMW, Subaru, Nissan, Mazda, fleet incentives, Chrysler, KIA, GM, Ford, 2014-MY
BMW announces that Assist eCall and Teleservice services will be standard on nearly all 2014 models.
Tags: Driver safety, BMW, 2014-MY, Assist eCall, Automatic Collision Notification, Teleservice
New research reveals that voice-activated in-car technologies are dangerously distracting to drivers.
Tags: Driver safety, AAA, hands-free, Distracted driving, infotainment systems
June 11, 2013 - Industry News
Advanced safety technologies are available on all five Buick models.
Tags: Buick, active safety systems, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring system, Buick Verano, Buick Enclave, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Regal
June 10, 2013 - Industry News
Toyota has unveiled its 11th generation Corolla, which features new exterior and interior styling, a longer wheelbase, and a mileage rating of more than 40 mpg.
Tags: Toyota, Corolla, VVT, CVT
Wisconsin's DMV offers advice on how to increase the likelihood that other drivers will see you.
Tags: driver safety tips, driving safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, blind spots
June 7, 2013 - Industry News
Retail gas prices appear to be across the board as the Great Lakes region sees pump prices above $4 per gallon. On the other hand, diesel prices have remained more stable.
Tags: Wright Express, Fuel Prices
June 6, 2013 - Industry News
Audi connect subscribers can use this new INRIX navigation program to locate parking options.
Tags: Audi, navigation system, Audi Connect, INRIX
The governors of Florida and Hawaii pass new laws on texting and using mobile devices while driving.
Tags: Distracted driving, NHTSA, Hawaii, Florida, cell phone laws
Chrysler Group will recall approximately 181,000 SUVs in the U.S. to prevent premature wear to a transmission oil cooler line. The automaker will also recall approximately 254,400 SUVs in the U.S. to upgrade software that controls restraint-system function in certain types of accidents.
Tags: Jeep, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler, Jeep Compass, recall
Customers who purchase or lease an eligible new 2014 Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC car, truck, or crossover in the U.S. will be covered by a new maintenance program that includes certain scheduled services for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
Tags: Chevrolet, Buick, GM, GMC, 2014-MY, maintenance plan
June 5, 2013 - Industry News
The two companies are recalling 1,791 2011-2013 model-year Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana Cargo vans that have a compressed natural gas fuel system.
Tags: NHTSA, CNG vehicles, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle recalls, Impco, General Motors Corp., Compressed natural gas
Driving in an area suddenly threatened by flooding is extremely dangerous. Here is some advice from FEMA that you can pass along to your drivers.
Tags: driver safety tips, driving safety, flooding, flash flooding, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period in early June.
Buick is one of just a few brands with a full line of 2013 Top Safety Picks. In addition, the Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, and Enclave all have a NHTSA 5-star overall rating.
Tags: IIHS, NHTSA, crash tests, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS Top Safety Pick, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Buick Encore
Chrysler says it does not agree with the federal agency's initial conclusions about the safety of the vehicles' fuel system.
Tags: NHTSA, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle recalls, Chrysler Group LLC
June 4, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a policy that outlines guidelines for driving and testing vehicles with different levels of autonomous driving capabilities.
Tags: Driver safety, vehicle safety technology, NHTSA, autonomous vehicle
AAA’s latest Fuel Gauge Report shows little movement since last week in the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline, nearly unchanged at $3.62 on June 3. This price is still 10 cents more than it was a month ago, and three cents higher than it was on June 3 last year.
Tags: Oil Prices, AAA, gas prices
May 31, 2013 - Industry News
GM announced major updates to its Chevrolet Malibu for the 2014 model-year, including more interior space, a new 2.5L standard engine, new safety features, and suspension system improvements.
Tags: Chevrolet Malibu, General Motors Corp., 2014-MY, redesign
According to a recent survey, the biggest concern for fleet managers is ensuring the safety of their drivers.
Tags: Telematics, Safety, GE Capital Fleet Services, Alternative Fuels, total cost of ownership
May 30, 2013 - Industry News
The new Subaru Forester aces the frontal crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Tags: IIHS, Subaru of America, Subaru Forester, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, MY-2014
This U.K.-based organization found that approximately 9% of company drivers are considered high risk.
Tags: fleet safety, E-Training World, fleet drivers, risk assessments
The “Plymouth Rock Assurance Distracted Driver Survey” found that 28% of respondents have texted while driving.
Tags: distract driving, Plymouth Rock Assurance
May 29, 2013 - Industry News
A record number of fleet, risk, safety, and other professionals have signed up for the 2013 Fleet Safety Conference, scheduled for June 25-27 in Schaumburg, Ill.
Tags: industry event, Fleet Safety Conference, 2013 Fleet Safety Conference
The automaker is recalling 18,871 2013 model-year Cadillac SRX vehicles equipped with 18-inch wheels because the wheel lug nuts may loosen.
Tags: NHTSA, Cadillac, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle recalls, General Motors Corp., Cadillac SRX
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