March 4, 2015 - Industry News
General Motors is reducing the weight of its 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as it enters a new generation with a significant redesign, the automaker has announced.
Tags: Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet, General Motors, New York Auto Show, 2016-MY
The suggested retail price for the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid is expected to be reduced by nearly $1,000 for the 2016 model year, according to data from Ford.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Pricing, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2016-MY
Mercedes-Benz launched its Metris mid-sized commercial van for U.S. and Canadian markets. The Metris is a re-branded version of the Vito van, which is sold globally, that has been tweaked for the North American market.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Commercial Vans, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Daimler Vans USA, Medium-Duty Trucks, NTEA, Work Truck Show
To qualify for legal registration by a state DMV, a vehicle would have to complete all designated safety recall repairs.
Tags: Legislation, Recalls, U.S. Senate
The recall, which also affects Dodge Challenger SRT vehicles, is tied to improperly installed hose seals.
Tags: Dodge, Recalls, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, 2015-MY, Sports Cars, Full-Size Sedans, FCA US
Mercedes-Benz presented the Concept Vision e Plug-in Hybrid Concept minivan at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Concept Vehicles, Minivans
Utilimaster Corp. is launching a more fuel efficient walk-in van called the Velocity that the vehicle modifier is showing for the first time at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Utilimaster, Work Truck Show, Step Vans, Class 3, Cargo Vans, Cutaway Vans
General Motors is offering its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with a box-delete option so fleet managers can better configure the mid-size pickup for specific jobs, GM announced today at NTEA's Work Truck Show.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Colorado, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Pickups, Class 1
March 3, 2015 - Product News
Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Telogis, Ford, Telematics, Analytics, Fleet Metrics, Information Technology
March 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Ergonomics, 2016-MY, Work Truck Show
March 3, 2015 - Executive Fleet News
AT&T is working with Audi to equip the carmaker’s 2016 model year vehicles with 4G LTE broadband service.
Tags: Audi, AT&T, Audi Connect, Infotainment Systems, 2016-MY
Volvo unveiled a D5 Twin Engine Special Edition of its V60 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid vehicle, the automaker announced.
Tags: Volvo, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Volvo V60
Bryan Flansburg, CAFM, director of transportation services for the University of Colorado, has retired and is now working as the fleet manager of the I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County.
Tags: Retirement, University of Colorado, Non-Profit Fleets, Colleges and Universities
March 3, 2015 - Press Release
Donlen has released its 2014 customer satisfaction scores showing a 1 percent increase from the previous year.
Tags: Customer Service, Donlen, Fleet Management Companies
The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 14.1 cents to $2.473 for the week ending March 2, according to federal data.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, AAA, U.S. Department of Energy
Geotab has released its IOX-CAN extender as a plug-and-play solution that allows partners to send data from their device over a private CAN network in the vehicle.
Tags: Geotab, Vehicle Electronics, Mobileye
LeasePlan USA has expanded its client acquisition sales team by promoting Joseph Danca to national sales vice president and hiring two new members to the sales staff, the fleet management company announced.
Tags: New Hire, Fleet Management Companies, LeasePlan, Promotions
Langley joined Driving Dynamics in 2013 as a consultant, serving as the editor of The Driver Advantage safe driving newsletter. He has also worked closely with the company's leadership team on several initiatives.
Tags: Driving Dynamics, Driver Training, Promotions
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
The shift to Daylight Savings Time, along with the presence of highly reflective snow and ice, can make sun glare a major driving hazard this time of year. Here are some tips on how to mitigate the risks.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety
XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for the diesel-powered Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.
Tags: Vans, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Utilimaster, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
March 2, 2015 - Press Release
In an effort to provide fleet technology solutions that help customers manage their fleets more efficiently, Donlen has streamlined VIC so customers can access tasks quicker through new action buttons.
Tags: Donlen, Fleet Management Companies
Volvo Cars is developing "connected car" technology that would allow the automaker to capture road status data that's sent by cars to a cloud server and shared with other drivers and local authorities.
Tags: Volvo, Connected Car, Cloud-Based Technology
March 2, 2015 - Executive Fleet News
Infiniti plans to put into production its QX30 concept compact SUV debuting at the Geneva International Motor Show, as an aggressive attempt to seek market share in potentially the automotive industry's hottest segment.
Tags: Infiniti, Geneva International Motor Show, Compact SUVs, Concept Vehicles, Luxury SUVs
The action affects more than 204,000 sedans and hatchbacks in the 2008-2010 model years.
Tags: Hyundai, 2009-MY, 2010-MY, Hyundai Elantra, Recalls, 2008-MY, NHTSA
During the upcoming Global Fleet Conference in Miami, Fla., fleet experts from two of the largest multinational companies in the world will give attendees some practical advice about how to develop a successful global fleet policy.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Fleet Policy, Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference
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