GM Releases Payload Ratings for Mid-Size Pickups

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Sep 25, 2014
<p>Austin Gutter King runs a small fleet of light-duty trucks and vans, yet decided to set up an in-house maintenance operation. Owner Gary Kulp estimates total savings of 60% when compared to servicing off-site, with considerable time savings, as well.&nbsp;</p> In-House Versus Outsourced Maintenance

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<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 GMC Canyon courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p> GM Releases Payload Ratings for Mid-Size Pickups

General Motors' new mid-size pickup trucks will offer slightly different payload ratings because the two vehicles have different curb weights, GM has announced.

<p>Dawood Engineering's leased Ram 2500 CNG has reduced its fuel expenses by $100 to $110 per week.</p> Engineering Fleet Putting CNG to Work

This engineering company leased a CNG-powered Ram 2500 to not only reduce fuel expenses but also to support the local natural gas industry.

<p><strong><em>Photo of 2015 Ford Transit courtesy of Ford Motor Co.</em></strong></p> Ford Transit Recall Begins

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<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Chrysler.</strong></em></p> Fleet Buyers Check Out ProMaster City

Attendees of events in Miami and the Orlando area earlier this month included commercial fleet representatives, government agencies, fleet management companies, and dealers, a Chrysler spokeswoman said.

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