Chevrolet Silverado Design Simplifies Collision Repair

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March 26, 2015
<p><em>Phil's BBQ's delivery fleet features vans and trucks with customized bodies.</em></p> Barbecue Company Runs Specialized ‘Mobile Kitchen’ Vehicles

With help from GM’s Business Elite program and upfitter Delivery Concepts Inc., several of Phil’s BBQ’s delivery vehicles feature a specialized body with a built-in oven and refrigeration — to keep food at the right temperature while on the road.

<p><strong><em>Photo of Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of General Motors.</em></strong></p> Chevrolet Silverado Design Simplifies Collision Repair

General Motors engineers incorporated several features that allow technicians to more efficiently repair collision damage.

<p><em>Photo pf VW Amarok via Wikimedia.</em></p> VW Considering Vans, Trucks for U.S. Market

Volkswagen is considering selling a European-style van and possibly a pickup truck in the U.S. market, a commercial vehicle executive said in Germany on Wednesday.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Using Recycled Plastic Bottles in F-150 Seats

Ford has begun using a material known as Repreve that's derived from recycled plastic bottles to manufacture the cloth seats of the 2015 F-150 pickup and four other vehicles.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of GM.</em></p> Upfitters Offer City Express Compact Van Packages

Van upfitters have begun offering partitions, shelving and roof racks for the 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van since the vehicle's introduction late last year.

<p><strong><em>Photo of 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.</em></strong></p> Clean Diesel, Hybrid Registrations Post Double-Digit Gains

Clean diesel car and SUV vehicle registrations increased by 13.5 percent in 2014 over 2013, while hybrid car and SUV registrations increased by 15.1 percent.

Black Book Hires CTO, SVP

Black Book has announced the hire of Laird Popkin as its chief technology officer and senior vice president.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Motorcycle Awareness

Sharing the road with motorcyclists poses a host of safety issues that fleet drivers need to keep in mind. Here's some advice you can pass along.

Chris Brown
Executive Editor
Auto Focus
Is the U.S. Heading to Calif.-like Emissions Standards?

New federal air quality rules will affect hundreds more counties across the country, and fleets are in the cross hairs. Is your area on the list?

Heli-skiing was not on the agenda. We'll save that for another trip.
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Chris Brown
Executive Editor
Amy Winter
Associate Editor
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