FCA Offers Mopar Fleet Parts Program

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April 21, 2016
<p><em>Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.</em></p> Nissan Expands Dealer-Based Ordering

Nissan is making it easier for commercial fleets to acquire vehicles outside of annual purchasing cycles with its Fleetail 2.0 program that will expedite orders of less than 50 vehicles to commercial fleets and fleet management companies.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of FCA US.</em></p> FCA Offers Mopar Fleet Parts Program

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will offer a Mopar parts and service program for fleets as a one-stop maintenance solution to increase uptime, driver safety, and competitive pricing, FCA has announced.

Special Incentives for Ford Vans Expire May 2

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The 2016 Ford Fall Commercial Van Season special cash incentives apply to the manufacturer’s Transit, Transit Connect, and E-Series Cutaway and Stripped Chassis.

<p><em>Screenshot via Ford.</em></p> Ford Upgrading 2017 Super Duty's Brakes, Suspension

Ford has beefed up the axles, brakes, hitch, and suspension of its 2017 Super Duty pickups, after removing 350 pounds in weight-saving aluminum body panels, the automaker has announced.

<p><em>Aerial view of the Tsutsumi Plant, where Toyota assembles the Prius hybrid, courtesy of Toyota.</em></p> Quakes Halt Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

<p><em>Photo of Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.</em></p> GM Recalls Pickups for Seat Belt Problem

The recall covers more than 895,000 2014-2015 model-year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks in the U.S.

Ford Fleet Care Replaces Quality Fleet Care Billing Tool

Ford Fleet Care replaced Quality Fleet Care as the company's consolidated parts and service billing tool on April 1, according to Ford.

Fleet Safety Tip: Preventing the Big Rig ‘Squeeze Play’

When sharing the road with large commercial trucks, drivers need to remember to give truck drivers plenty of room to complete right turns.

Drivers Still Multitasking Behind the Wheel

The majority of drivers (61%) continue to multi-task from behind the wheel, even though nearly every U.S. state and Washington D.C. has laws prohibiting the use of mobile phones while driving, according to a new survey by Kelley Blue Book.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Two Trend Lines Impacting Tomorrow’s Commercial Fleets

There are a multitude of trends that will impact tomorrow’s fleets. In this blog, I will focus on just two trend lines — technology and governmental mandates. Here's what I foresee.

The Chrysler Pacifica is replacing the Town &amp; Country as FCA's minivan model.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Ride and Drive
More than 600 remarketing professionals attended the 2016 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, March 16-17. Photo: Steve Reed
2016 CAR Event Highlights
The 2016 Malibu includes numerous styling, equipment, and safety upgrades. Pictured is the LT trim.
Chevrolet's 2016 Malibu
The 2016 Nissan Sentra features a redesigned hood, front fascia and "V-motion" grille.
Driving the 2016 Nissan Sentra
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