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<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.</strong></em></p> National Gasoline Average Lowest in Five Years

The trend of falling gasoline prices continues as the national average price is 12.5 cents cheaper for the week ending Dec. 15. The average is currently $2.55 per gallon.


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<p><em><strong>Photo via Wikimedia.</strong></em></p> Chrysler Group Changes Name to FCA US

The Chrysler Group has changed its official name change to FCA US, the company announced on Dec. 16.


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<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 Audi A3 sedan courtesy of Audi.</strong></em></p> Audi A3, S3 Draw 5-Star Safety Rating

The 2015 sedans undergo crash tests and get 5-Star overall safety scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


<p><strong>The total light-duty truck market (which includes vehicles such as the Ford F-150) depreciated by 10 percent</strong><strong> an</strong><strong>d</strong><strong> the full-size pickup segment depreciated by 4.9 percent.<em> Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.</em></strong></p> 2015 Resale Forecast for Light-Duty Trucks

The full-size pickup fleet segment depreciated by only 4.9 percent over the past 12 months; however, this rate is unlikely to continue into 2015.



Fleet Safety Video Tip: Flood Response

Here are some driver safety tips to help fleet drivers when flood conditions pose a threat.


<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Zenith Motors.</strong></em></p> Zenith Electric Vans Eligible for Illinois Voucher Program

Zenith Electric Shuttles and Cargo Vans are now eligible for an estimated $48,884 worth of incentives under the Chicago-based Drive Clean Truck program.



<p><strong><em>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</em></strong></p> Writing an RFP to Meet Your Fleet's Needs

A well thought-out, well-structured request for proposal (RFP) will get the products and services you want.


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