Ford Boosts Tech on 2019 Focus

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April 12, 2018
<p>For Toronto-based ATS Healthcare, safety training begins just after initial driver onboarding, starting with a three-week program of classroom sessions and runs in the field with a trainer. <em>Photo: ATS Healthcare</em></p> Reassessing Your Fleet Safety Program

Fleet safety is essential — but when it comes to safety training, are your drivers still fully engaged?

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Boosts Tech on 2019 Focus

Ford's redesigned Focus will go on sale in North America in 2019 with a suite of new driver assist features, and will be available in Europe and China later this year.

<p><strong>Inspectors found RC Stone &amp; Farms had transported explosive materials without following safety rules or filing proper paperwork.</strong> Photos courtesy FMCSA</p> HazMat Hauler Shut Down for Moving Explosives Without Regard for Safety

The FMCSA has ordered Tennessee-based trucking company Rock Stone Company to cease all transportation of explosives and hazardous materials after it was found to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

<p>On-road testing of the new Silverado HD prototypes will begin in the near future and production is expected to start in the third-quarter of 2019.&nbsp;<em>Photo courtesy of General Motors</em></p> Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Enter Next Generation in 2020

The next-generation Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD pickups will debut in late 2019 as 2020 models, General Motors has announced.

GM Extends Warranties for More Than 281,000 Replacement Parts

General Motors Co. (GM) has extended the warranties of more than 281,000 Genuine GM and ACDelco replacement parts to 24 months and unlimited miles.

<p><em>Image courtesy of Utilimarc</em></p> 4x4 Pickups Now Dominate Utility Fleets

Among utility fleets, four-wheel drive trucks have become the dominant light-duty pickup, according to Utilimarc.

<p><em>Photo of 2019 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan courtesy of GM.</em></p> Chevrolet Streamlines Car Lineup

Chevrolet is refreshing three of its passenger cars — the Malibu, Cruze, and Spark — for the 2019 model year in an attempt to bring new buyers to the models at a time when utility vehicles have become increasingly popular.

<p><em>Photo of the Ford Transit LightningElectric courtesy of Lightning Systems.</em></p> Lightning Systems Electric Ford Transit: 61 MPGe in the City

Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit LightningElectric will provide a fuel economy rating of 61 MPGe in the city and 66 MPGe on the highway, according to the vehicle modifier, which will display it for fleets around the U.S. in April and May.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Driving Notes
2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman model is designed for vocational fleet applications, such as those found in the construction, landscaping, HVAC, and plumbing industries. It is available in two cab styles and two bed lengths.

Nissan offers its NV Cargo in three models, including NV1500, NV2500HD, and NV3500HD.
Nissan's 2018 NV Cargo Van
The 2019 Transit Connect cargo van will offer three engines that can run five fuel types.
Ford's 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van
The 2019 Silverado 6500HD is one of three new medium-duty trucks from Chevrolet.
Chevrolet's 2019 Silverado Chassis Cab Trucks
Ford's Transit Connect will enter its third generation in 2019 with many new features.
Ford's 2019 Transit Connect Wagon
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