High-Roof Vans Set New Productivity, Efficiency Standards

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October 18, 2016
<p><em>Photo of Ed Peper courtesy of GM.</em></p> The U.S. Commercial Fleet Market Continues to be Strong

The forecast is that the commercial fleet market in the U.S. will remain strong well into the 2017 calendar-year. Stimulating this ongoing business activity is steady growth in the national economy, low fuel prices, and low interest rates.

<p><em>Dejana&rsquo;s exterior shelving system allows customers to keep equipment off the floor and ready to use. (Photo courtesy of Dejana)</em></p> High-Roof Vans Set New Productivity, Efficiency Standards

High-roof vans offer greater shelving capacity for tools and cargo and better ergonomics, reducing strain on workers.

<p><em>Photo via Wikipedia.</em></p> Gasoline Prices Slip to $2.24

The national average price of gasoline has been inching lower to $2.24 per gallon over the past nine days and drivers are now paying 3 cents less than a year ago as of Oct. 17, according to AAA.


South America is a Focus of Newest Special Global Report

In the latest of its ongoing reports on market conditions around the globe, Automotive Fleet has zeroed in on one of the tumultuous automotive market regions in the world — South America.

<p><em>Photo of 2017 Q7 courtesy of Audi.</em></p> Audi Q7 Adds Turbo Four for 2017

Audi is adding a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder TSFI engine to its 2017 Q7 luxury SUV that replaces the previous generation 3.0T V-6, Audi has announced.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Mini.</em></p> Mini Developing First Plug-In Hybrid

Mini has begun developing its first plug-in hybrid model that can reach highway speeds and would provide multiple driving modes.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com</em></p> The Risks of Eating and Driving

Eating or drinking while driving ranks just below holding or talking on a cellphone when it comes to prevalence of behaviors that distract drivers.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Six Technology Trends that will Change the Trajectory of Fleet Management

The best way to answer the question of what is the future of fleet is to look outside the fleet industry.Here are six technology trends happening outside of fleet that will have a major impact on the future direction of our industry.

Paul Clinton
Senior Web Editor
Driving Notes
2017 Ford Escape 1.5L 4WD

Ford's sturdy Escape compact SUV arrives for the 2017 model year with a heavy refresh oriented toward safety upgrades and lower-displacement engines.

Nissan also plans to offer a King Cab extended cab model for the XD and half-ton models sometime next year.
Nissan 2017 Titan and Titan XD
Ram Commercial had its lineup on display, including Ram heavy-duty and Ram ProMaster vehicles.
2016 Texas State Fair Vehicles
(l. to r.) 2016 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year George Survant, Automotive Fleet's Sherb Brown, and Wheels, Inc.'s Dan Frank
2016 AFLA Conference in Pictures
Advancing Preventive Maintenance

How to Select a Telematics Provider

Do you have an ELD game plan?

7 fleet safety goals worth achieving.

[Infographic] How Safety Reduces Wear-and-Tear

Predictive Analytics: Shedding New Light on Hidden High-Risk Fleet Drivers

Lease vs. Purchase: A decision guide for your fleet vehicles

Fleet Trends: What Fleet Managers Should Expect Going into 2017

Building a Snowbelt Policy: Four Key Factors

Merchants Fleet Management Insight: ELD Mandate

Action in the Collision Aftermath

How to Deal with Driver Objections to Motor Pool

Increasing Profitability With Telematics: COI vs. ROI

How to Effectively Leverage Big Data for Your Fleet

Driver Monitoring Myths vs. Reality

Rosco Adds Dual-Vision XC4 Camera to Geotab Marketplace

AUTOsist Launches Fleet Maintenance and Fuel Tracker App

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