HD Pickup & Van http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/33031/more en Housing authority partners with Enterprise Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/housing-authority-partners-enterprise-fleet-management <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA) in New Mexico is partnering with <a href="http://www.efleets.com/" target="_blank">Enterprise Fleet Management</a> to upgrade its fleet and help reduce costs. Through the partnership, AHA said it is expected to save $200,000 over the next 10 years.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/housing-authority-partners-enterprise-fleet-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/housing-authority-partners-enterprise-fleet-management#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Thu, 25 May 2017 13:37:00 +0000 219311 at http://fleetowner.com Rear View Safety offers backup camera for Chevy City Express Vans http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/rear-view-safety-offers-backup-camera-chevy-city-express-vans <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rear View Safety recently introduced a <a href="https://www.rearviewsafety.com/safety-solutions/backup-camera-systems/backup-camera-system-for-chevy-city-express-vans-rvs-924718-ce.html" target="_blank">backup camera system designed specifically for Chevy City Express Cargo Vans</a>. Rear View Safety, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has a wide variety of vehicle specific products, including systems created for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span>, GMC, Jeep, Mercedes, Nissan, and Toyota.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/rear-view-safety-offers-backup-camera-chevy-city-express-vans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/rear-view-safety-offers-backup-camera-chevy-city-express-vans#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Thu, 25 May 2017 13:17:00 +0000 219291 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Rear View Safety recently released its RVS-924718-CE backup camera system for Chevy City Express Vans.&nbsp;</p> Jim Hackett to replace Mark Fields at Ford http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jim-hackett-replace-mark-fields-ford <div class="field-deck"> Executive suite change-up is part of OEM’s effort to “transform” automaker for the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. is tapping <strong>Jim Hackett</strong> as its new president and CEO to replace Mark Fields, who is retiring. The move comes as the automaker struggled to adopt a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ford-looks-future#slide-0-field_images-209301" target="_blank">new strategic vision</a> regarding mobility and technology in the face of declining stock value.</p> <p>The OEM has lost nearly 40% of its stock value over the last three years, according to analysts.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jim-hackett-replace-mark-fields-ford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jim-hackett-replace-mark-fields-ford#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Tue, 23 May 2017 10:06:00 +0000 219061 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Jim Hackett, 62, has served as executive chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016. (<em>Photo: Ford</em>)</p> Enterprise Truck opens new facility in southern Indiana http://fleetowner.com/equipment/enterprise-truck-opens-new-facility-southern-indiana <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.enterprisetrucks.com/" target="_blank">Enterprise Truck Rental</a> has opened a new location in southern Indiana, located at 3800 Payne Koehler Road in New Albany. The facility is situated for customers in the greater Louisville area who would otherwise have to cross the Ohio River into Kentucky for truck rental services, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/enterprise-truck-opens-new-facility-southern-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/enterprise-truck-opens-new-facility-southern-indiana#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Mon, 22 May 2017 12:01:00 +0000 218991 at http://fleetowner.com Travels with Mister Metris http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/travels-mister-metris <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Recently, Fleet Owner got a chance to take a Mercedes Benz 2017 model Metris passenger van on an extended week-long test drive, covering a total of 945.8 miles on a long, looping journey across seven states: Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Of particular interest: how the safety technology offered on the Metris, such as blind spot assist, improved the driving experience. (<em>Photos: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/travels-mister-metris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/travels-mister-metris#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Tue, 16 May 2017 10:23:00 +0000 218601 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The Mercedes Benz 2017 model Metris passenger van 126 test driven by Fleet Owner.&nbsp;</p> A record-setting 2,000-hp SUV http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/record-setting-2000-hp-suv <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s not every day one encounters a sport utility vehicle (SUV) equipped with a 2,000-hp powertrain. But that&rsquo;s what powers the one-of-a-kind Land Speed Cruiser; a custom creation introduced by Toyota last year at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas as a tip-of-the-hat to the OEM&rsquo;s four-wheel-drive Land Cruiser SUV platform originally introduced over 60 years ago. And this unique SUV also just set a new land speed record for SUVs as well in the bargain, too.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/record-setting-2000-hp-suv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/record-setting-2000-hp-suv#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Mon, 15 May 2017 08:02:00 +0000 218501 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Former Toyota NASCAR driver Carl Edwards pushed the Land Speed Crusier to 230.02 mph.</p> Workhorse's W-15 electric pickup offers power, targets fleet efficiency http://fleetowner.com/running-green/workhorses-w-15-electric-pickup-offers-power-targets-fleet-efficiency <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Workhorse Group has officially unveiled its new W-15 electric pickup aimed directly at fleet efficiency and utility. While still pre-production, preliminary specs look impressive: 460 hp, all-wheel-drive, 80-mi. all-electric powered range with unlimited additional mileage possible via Workhorse&#39;s Range Extender, which uses a small gasoline engine to generate more electric power as needed.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/workhorses-w-15-electric-pickup-offers-power-targets-fleet-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/workhorses-w-15-electric-pickup-offers-power-targets-fleet-efficiency#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Running Green Fri, 12 May 2017 10:25:00 +0000 218361 at http://fleetowner.com Ford upgrades 2018 medium-duty models http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ford-upgrades-2018-medium-duty-models <div class="field-deck"> ESC and traction control brakes will become standard on all 2018 F-650 and F-750 tractor models. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ford.com/">Ford Motor Co.</a> is making some upgrades to its 2018 model Class 6 and 7 medium-duty trucks, the F-650 and F-750, which can be ordered stating this summer with availability at dealerships expected by fall.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ford-upgrades-2018-medium-duty-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ford-upgrades-2018-medium-duty-models#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Wed, 03 May 2017 11:32:00 +0000 217441 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The OEM will offer an optional automatic regeneration inhibitor on its 2018 model diesel-powered units. (<em>Photo: Ford</em>)</p> Meeting with a Metris http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/meeting-metris <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Fleet Owner got to test drive a Mercedes Benz 2017 model Metris passenger van 216 for a week, and while its mission is to carry people, not cargo, the same chassis, engine, safety systems and other features are shared between by both the passenger and cargo versions of the Metris. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/meeting-metris#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:54:00 +0000 216081 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner.</p> Two new Ram sport pickup models http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/two-new-ram-sport-pickup-models <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Truck, a division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA LLLC), recently took the wraps off two new factory-built custom &ldquo;sport model&rdquo; versions of its Ram 1500 pickups at the New York Auto Show.</p> <p>The first is the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport, priced at $45,740, with an unusual green monochromatic exterior plus black highlights and wheels. Only 3,000 of these Sublime Sport models will be built, Ram noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/two-new-ram-sport-pickup-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/two-new-ram-sport-pickup-models#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:27:00 +0000 215881 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of Ram Trucks.</p>