Finding Replacement Tires for Medium-Duty Trucks

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July 2, 2015
<p><em>File photo of GE Capital Fleet's Vehicle Innovation Center in Eden Prairie, Minn.</em></p> Element to Acquire GE Capital's Fleet Business

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has entered an agreement with General Electric to acquire GE Capital's fleet business in the U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for $6.9 billion.





<p><em>(Clockwise from top l.) Goodyear's G661, G731, G949, and G933<br /></em></p> Finding Replacement Tires for Medium-Duty Trucks

Fleet managers opting for new replacement tires instead of retreads for their medium-duty trucks must tailor the tire to not only the specific gross vehicle weight, but also to the application and specific conditions in which the vehicle will operate.





<p><em>Photo of 2016 Super Duty lineup courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2016 model-year vehicles for Ford and Lincoln branded cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.


<p><em>Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of GM.</em></p> GM Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

GM has released its 2016-MY incentives, which include the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze.


Learn How to Integrate Safety Policies and Technology

Is driver over-reliance on this technology an unintended downside of having this lifesaving equipment onboard? That's what a panel of subject matter experts at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference will be exploring.


Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reverse Angle Parking

A growing number of cities, particularly bicycle-friendly cities, have added reverse angle parking spaces in recent years. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers so they won't be caught off-guard when encountering them.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of FCA.</em></p> FCA Upgrades Uconnect for 2016

FCA is introducing new features to its Uconnect infotainment system in select 2016 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck vehicles, in addition to updating the performance of the infotainment system.


<p><em><strong>Automotive Fleet photo.</strong></em></p> Safety Council Warns About July 4 Holiday Driving

The Fourth of July holiday period this year falls on a weekend, and summer weekends are especially deadly, NSC cautions.




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Mercedes-Benz is launching the Metris mid-size van for 2016.
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