VIDEO: Nissan’s ‘Tough Love’ Van Campaign Glam-metal band Poison’s front man Bret Michaels is declaring his “Endless Love” for Nissan’s commercial vans in a new marketing campaign dubbed, “Tough Love.” Michaels provides an updated version of the 1980s power ballad in which he professes his devotion to an NV cargo van. Michaels appears in a [...]

To Green Your Fleet, You Need a Plan

July 31, 2014

Transitioning to a “green fleet” is a serious commitment. The most crucial element to a successful transition is to develop a plan, or more specifically, a green fleet policy. This will be the blueprint as to how you intend to green your fleet. Without establishing a plan and the policies to implement it, there will [...]

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and GLA Pricing Announced

July 30, 2014

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for the 2015 C-Class sedan and entry-level GLA compact SUV. The C-Class sedan starts at $ 38,400 for the four-cylinder C300 and is set to launch during the first quarter of 2015. The C300 4MATIC starts at $ 40,400 and is scheduled to launch on Aug. 25. The last of the [...]

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Economy bounces back: GDP grew 4.0% in Q2

July 30, 2014

The real gross domestic product (GDP) of the U.S. grew at an annual rate of 4.0% in the second quarter, per the "advance" estimate released this morning by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). read more Fleet Owner

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Diesel Ram ProMaster Van Now Available

July 30, 2014

The diesel engine option is now available for purchase with the 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van in addition to the standard V-6 gasoline power plant. The ProMaster arrives with a standard 3.6L DOHC V-6. A 3.0L inline-four EcoDiesel engine is available as an optional engine. Ram pairs both engines with a six-speed automatic transmission. Ram [...]

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Navistar Launches Diamond Renewed Used-Truck Program

July 29, 2014

Navistar, Inc. has launched its Diamond Renewed program, which puts International used trucks through a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process. Vehicles also come standard with the industry’s leading warranty, up to two years/200,000 miles, and Navistar’s OnCommand Connection uptime monitoring system. “Diamond Renewed is an industry game-changer and we are raising the bar by providing our used [...]

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Piedmont Truck Tires Joins ContiCycle Network

July 29, 2014

Piedmont Truck Tires, one of the South’s largest commercial tire dealerships, has entered into a licensing agreement with Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, joining the ContiLifeCycle dealer network.   As a ContiLifeCycle dealer, Piedmont Truck Tires will be supplied with flat, precured ContiTread products, which will allow the commercial tire dealer to produce retreads featuring [...]

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Ram Questions Ford’s ‘Best-in-Class’ HD Towing Claim

July 29, 2014

Ram Truck is questioning Ford’s claim that its 2015 F-450 holds the “best-in-class” towing rating for heavy-duty pickup trucks announced earlier this month. Ford made the claim at a media event in July after unveiling an upgraded 2015 F-150 with the capability to tow 31,200 lbs., which would give it the highest towing capacity among [...]

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Prices Rise for Ford’s 2015 F-150, Order Bank Opens

July 28, 2014

Ford’s U.S. dealers began ordering the 2015 F-150 today after receiving pricing for the light-duty pickup that will increase due to the increased use of aluminum in the body. Prices will increase over the 2014 model by at least $ 395 and as much as $ 3,615 depending on the model, according to a Reuters [...]

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Could positive consumer data benefit trucking?

July 28, 2014

It’s no secret that consumer spending helps drive freight volumes in trucking. Indeed, how do all the things people buy – food, appliances, furniture, clothes, cars, you name it – get delivered to their homes, dealerships, and retail centers anyways? By truck, of course, almost 70% of the time. Trucks at Work read more Fleet [...]

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