2015 F-150 Rated Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint

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Jan 22, 2015
<p><em>Rafe Gibson, owner of DecoCrete Professional Flooring Solutions, (left) with Jason Culpepper, his Business Elite dealer representative.</em></p> Flooring Company Shifts from Diesel to Gasoline Trucks

This Texas-based flooring company has found gasoline-powered trucks are doing the same job as diesel, but cheaper — and live to 300,000 miles.





<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.</strong></em></p> 2015 F-150 Rated Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint

The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.





<p><em><strong>Photo of Mercedes-Benz V-Class van in March 2014 courtesy of Daimler.</strong></em></p> Mercedes-Benz Midsize Van to Debut at Work Truck Show

Mercedes-Benz will debut its 2016 Metris mid-size van at the Work Truck Show on March 4, prior to offering the commercial vehicle for sale in the U.S. in the fall, show producer NTEA has announced.





<p><strong><em>Image courtesy of Verizon.</em></strong></p> Verizon to Offer New Connected-Vehicle Service

Verizon Vehicle will include diagnostic technology, push-button live assistance, and roadside assistance using GPS to hasten the tow truck’s arrival.


<p><em><strong>Photo of Santa Cruz crossover truck concept courtesy of Hyundai.</strong></em></p> Hyundai Floats Compact Truck Concept

Hyundai revealed a compact truck concept vehicle designed for urban settings that includes an extendable bed that would give the truck a similar size to a mid-size pickup at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


<p><strong><em>Chevrolet&rsquo;s Safety Alert Seat uses haptics, a tactile feedback technology that re-creates the sense of touch by using left and/or right &ldquo;tapping&rdquo; vibration pulses to direct the driver to the location of a crash threat. Photo courtesy of General Motors.</em></strong></p>
<p>&nbsp;</p> GM Expands Availability of Safety Alert Seat

The safety feature vibrates the driver’s seat cushion when a crash risk is detected.


Fleet Safety Video Tip: More Winter Driving Advice

Here’s some winter driving advice from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and AAA.




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2015 Ram ProMaster City Compact Van

The Ram ProMaster City benefits from a car-like ride that's enabled by a bi-link coil suspension. Ram has moved away from the leaf springs usually used in pickup trucks to give the van greater agility and better handling.

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