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Photos of crash-testing of the crew cab (left) and extended cab models of the 2015 F-150 courtesy of IIHS.

Ford Upgrading Crash-Worthiness of 2016 F-150

The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't pass an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.

Artist rendering of the updated Flint Assembly Plant courtesy of GM.

GM Invests $877M in Pickup Plant

General Motors will invest $877 million to upgrade its Flint Assembly Plant to support production of its Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups, GM has announced.

Photo of 2016 C450 AMG courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz Announces Additional 2016-MY Pricing

Mercedes-Benz has released additional pricing for its 2016 model-year vehicles, including the new GLC SUV that will start at $39,875 for the rear-wheel GLC300 and $41,875 for the all-wheel GLC300 4Matic.

Photo via Wikipedia.

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Flat in July

The average fuel economy for light-duty vehicles sold in July remained at 25.4 mpg, which was unchanged from June levels, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Syngenta Taps Fleet Logistics to Manage APAC Fleet

Global agri-business Syngenta has appointed Fleet Logistics, the independent European fleet management provider, to manage its fleet of 1,700 vehicles in 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Photo: Daimler

EV Trial in Europe Gives Glimpse of the Future

After more than 1 million kilometers in two years – from May 2013 to June 2015 – the real-world trial of electric cars known as eMERGE has been completed.

Poland Launches Fleet Manager Certification

Total Fleet Solutions, the independent Polish fleet management consultancy, are partnering with Koźmiński University to deliver Poland’s first comprehensive course in company fleet and mobility management.

Screen capture from Fleetio site.

Fleetio Introduces Mobile Fuel Tracking App

Fleetio has launched Fleetio Fuel, a native mobile application allowing fleets to quickly track fuel data. Fleetio Fuel is the first fuel tracking app designed specifically for fleets and allows drivers to log fuel in seconds using a mobile phone or tablet.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Gasoline Falls to $2.68 Per Gallon

The price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has reached its middle-of-May price, after falling 5.6 cents to $2.689 per gallon for the week ending Aug. 3.

Video: Audi Q3 Named Top Safety Pick

The compact SUV scores the highest rating possible in five IIHS crashworthiness categories.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Receives 600+ Mirai Requests

Toyota has received over 600 order requests for its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan since requesting availability began July 20, according to a company spokesperson.

Photo of i3 courtesy of BMW.

KBB Picks 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Vehicles

Three BMW vehicles made Kelley Blue Book's list of the 10 most fuel-efficient luxury cars of 2015 based on city, highway and combined fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Photo courtesy of GPS Insight.

GPS Insight, WEX to Provide Joint Fuel Card

GPS Insight has released the GPS Insight Fleet Card powered by WEX to simplify management of fuel purchases and reduce fuel fraud, according to the company.

Video Tip: Managing Driving Space

Here are some safety tips from AAA on how to manage your driving space to avoid collisions. You may want to pass along the advice to fleet drivers.

Consultant to Help Develop Sub-Saharan Transportation

Multidisciplinary global consulting firm Louis Berger has been hired to support the development of the transportation sector in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (A.C.P.) Group of States, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

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EnLink Midstream Names Fleet Specialist

Lisa Kneggs has been named fleet specialist for EnLink Midstream headquartered in Dallas. She assumed this position in January.

Qatar CV Market to Increase 13 Percent Through 2020

A rising number of development projects coupled with growing building and construction activities is anticipated to drive the demand in Qatar for medium and heavy commercial vehicles over the next few years.

Photo: Chevrolet

U.S. Produced Impala for Sale in South Korea

Chevrolet has begun taking pre-orders in Korea for the Impala. The Chevrolet Impala for Korea is assembled at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant.

Photo of Nissan Rogue courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls Rogues, Sentras and Versas

The recall affects nearly 6,600 2015 model-year vehicles with driver-side doors that might not latch properly.

Photo of Dodge Charger courtesy of FCA US.

Dodge Chargers Recalled for Air Bag Issue

The recall affects more than 284,000 cars in the 2011-2014 model years.

Isuzu Backs Australian Telematics Reference Doc

Truck maker Isuzu has welcomed the creation of a single recognized reference document for the use of telematics in Australia.

Zubie Unveils Open API Platform for Internet of Cars

Connected-car service provider Zubie has created an open API platform called ZinC (Zubie for the Internet of Cars).

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Alliance Partner in Mexican Venture

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have expanded their collaboration with the launch of a manufacturing joint venture in Aguascalientes in central Mexico.

Photo of Model S sedans courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Partners with Conn. EV Charging Installer

Tesla Motors has selected Connecticut-based CT Electric Car as one of its electric vehicle (EV) charging installers in the state.

Canada Announces Stricter Vehicle, Fuel Standards

The Canadian government has announced new vehicle and fuel standards to reduce air pollution from on-road vehicles.

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