Landscape Fleet Shortens Truck Lives From 15 to Five Years

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June 16, 2016
<p><em>Photo courtesy of Telogis.</em></p> Ford Telematics Offers Real-Time Diagnostics

Ford will begin offering the Telogis-powered Maintenance Connect this summer that will allow fleets to connect their vehicles to a Ford service center and provide real-time diagnostics and preventive maintenance information.





<p><em>The Summit Landscape Management team with its truck fleet. Photo courtesy of Summit Landscape Management.</em></p> Landscape Fleet Shortens Truck Lives From 15 to Five Years

This landscape company has decided to try leasing to maintain newer vehicles in its fleet. So far, the newer trucks have decreased maintenance downtime and improved employee morale.





<p><em>Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.</em></p> Navistar to Build GM's Cutaway Vans

Navistar, Inc. has reached an agreement with General Motors to manufacture GM's Express and Savana cutaway vans at its Springfield, Ohio, plant starting in the first half of 2017.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Verizon.</em></p> Verizon Launches Fleet Management for Small Businesses

With Expressfleet, business owners can gain a complete view of a fleet’s performance, keep vehicles on the road, monitor unsafe driving behavior, reduce fuel usage and improve the efficiency of drivers and technicians.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Ford.</em></p> 2017 F-150 Adds Gauge Display for 10-Speed

Ford is adding a numbered display for its new 10-speed transmission in the 2017 F-150's instrument cluster for faster gearing recognition.


<p><em>Photo of RAV4 Limited Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.</em></p> Toyota Offers 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial and government fleets.


<p><em>Photo of 2017 Titan crew cab courtesy of Nissan.</em></p> Nissan Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, the company has announced.


Video Safety Tip: Summer Driving

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2016 Lincoln MKX

The MKX enters the 2016 model year with several new features, including new styling that features a more understated split-wing grille, available 2.7L V-6 EcoBoost engine, and active suspension that includes adaptive dampers.

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Mid-cycle refreshes often come with pleasing driver enhancements, and the 2017 Fusion lineup is a good example: The front grille was widened while chrome accents and full LED lamps were added; improved suspension and sound dampening enhance ride quality; and start-stop is now standard on all models for improved fuel economy.
2017 Ford Fusion Ride & Drive
The Chrysler Pacifica is replacing the Town &amp; Country as FCA's minivan model.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Ride and Drive
The Decherd Powertrain plant employs about 1,600 people, and is highly automated.
Nissan's Decherd Powertrain Plant
More than 600 remarketing professionals attended the 2016 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, March 16-17. Photo: Steve Reed
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