2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

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April 16, 2015
Vincentric Announces 2015 Fleet Value Awards

Vincentric has announced its 2015 Best Fleet Value awards with Ford, FCA US, General Motors and Toyota capturing the most categories for their 2015 model-year vehicles.





<p><strong><em>Photo courtesy of NHTSA.</em></strong></p> 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.





<p><em>Photo of Ram ProMaster City courtesy of FCA US.</em></p> FCA Announces 26-City 2016-MY Fleet Tour Dates

FCA US will begin a 26-city tour of fleet previews on April 23 that begins in Iowa and ends in Seattle eight weeks later.


FTX Registration Is Open

Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, Fleet Technology Expo takes a comprehensive look at fleet efficiencies. Register before July 24 for the early-bird discount.


Chevin Introduces Health Check Alerts for Fleet Software

Chevin’s new health check alerts monitor client’s fleet software and provide a pro-active support service.


<p><em>Rosekind</em></p> NHTSA Pushes for Industry Safety Culture Shift

The new administrator of the federal safety agency has scheduled two meetings in hopes of developing strategies to better protect the driving public.


Fleet Safety Video Tip: The Art of Parallel Parking

There are plenty of drivers who dread or avoid parallel parking, but it's really not that difficult to master. Here's some practical advice, provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and All-Star Driver, you can pass along to fleet drivers.


<p><em>Less than 4,000 Honda Insights were sold in 2014. Photo via Honda</em></p> 10 Cars Americans Don't Want to Buy Anymore

The 10 vehicles that spent the longest time on dealer lots in 2014 has been released. The Honda Insight had the longest time to turn spending an average of 100 days longer on a lot than any other vehicle, according to a report from 24/7 Wall St.




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Upfit Lightweighting is More Complex Than Simply Reducing Weight

When used in the manufacture of truck bodies and van equipment, lightweight materials, such as thinner gauge high-strength steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and plastic composites, enable fleets to reduce vehicle weight to improve fuel economy, increase legal payload, and even drop down to a smaller (often more fuel-efficient) vehicle.

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The C-Class was second only to the Sprinter as the Mercedes-Benz penultimate fleet seller in 2013 with 1,208 added to commercial fleets.
Mercedes-Benz 2015 C400 4MATIC Sedan
Heli-skiing was not on the agenda. We'll save that for another trip.
Sprinter Van's 4x4 Off-Road Test
Ford's 2015 F-150 is available with a new 2.7L EcoBoost engine in the Lariat mid-range trim level.
Ford's 2015 F-150 2.7L Lariat
The 2016-MY Mazda6 is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-4 producing 184 hp and 185 ft.-lb. of torque.
Mazda's 2016 Mazda6 Sedan
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