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April 2017 - Global News

Australasian Fleet Conference (AfMA) Detailed

The 2017 Australasian Fleet Conference & Exhibition will be held May 11-12, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Produced by the Australasian Fleet Management Assciation (AfMA), the two-day annual conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre and feature 20-plus speakers at 15 educational sessions. In addition, the Expo Hall will feature displays from 20-plus exhibitors.

Tags: Australia, New Zealand, Global, Conference

March 2017 - Global News

New Mobility Company Launches in Australia

Localift, a friend-to-friend ridesharing startup in Australia, is using the HERE Mobility on-Demand, a powerful and flexible toolkit for on-demand app developers, enabling them to build location-centric features into their apps and go to market quickly.

Tags: Australia, Global, Mobility, Mobile Apps

March 2017 - Global News

Latest Trends in the Australasian Fleet Market to be Examined

A contingent of Australasian fleet professionals, led by Mace Hartley, the executive director of the Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA), will present a comprehensive review of the state of the Australasian fleet market at the 2017 Global Fleet Conference in Miami.

Tags: Australia, Global, Global Fleet Conference, AfMA

March 2017 - Global News

Future of Holden Commodore Makes Geneva Motor Show Debut

The next-generation Opel Insignia Grand Sport and Grand Tourer made their public debut on March 7, 2017 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, giving a first look at the future of the Holden Commodore.

Tags: Australia, Holden, Global, Holden Commodore, Opel

February 2017 - Global News

Study Reveals New Zealand Has Highest Vehicle Depreciation in the World

New Zealand has been ranked worst in a global survey for depreciation in cars, with a 54% decrease in value after 56,000 kms surpassing both the UK and the U.S. The country with the lowest percentage of passenger car depreciation is China.

Tags: Depreciation, Remarketing, New Zealand, Global

February 2017 - Feature

Market Snapshot: New Zealand Fleet Market

New Zealand's new vehicle market hit record numbers of registrations in January, according to the country's Motor Industry Association. The growth is attributed to a strong national economy, a robust car rental market driven by a vibrant tourism industry, and an ongoing influx of immigrants into the country who require transportation.

Tags: New Zealand, Global

February 2017 - Global News

Holden Launches 2017 Commodore Marking Last Year of Domestic Production

Holden launched the 2017 Commodore model, which marks its final year of being domestically manufacutured in Australia. The Holden Commodore has been built in Australia for the past 38 years.

Tags: Holden, Global, Holden Commodore

January 2017 - Global News

Toyota Moves Production of Australian Camry to Japan

Toyota is shifting production of the 2018 Camry for the Australian market to Japan, which will replace the locally-made Camry.

Tags: Toyota Camry, Vehicle Production, 2018-MY, Australia

January 2017 - Global News

Holden Adds Astra Sedan to Small Car Lineup

In 2017, Holden will launch the all-new Astra sedan. Astra sedan joins Astra hatch and Astra coupe siblings to expand Holden’s small-car lineup.

Tags: Australia, Holden Astra, Compact Cars, Holden

December 2016 - Global News

New Zealand Government Plans $6M EV Investment

The New Zealand government has vowed to invest $6 (US $4.2) million dollars annually to subsidize and promote electric vehicle adoption.

Tags: New Zealand, AfMA, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 2016 - Global News

CEVA Appoints Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand

CEVA Logistics has announced the appointment of Carlos Velez Rodriguez as managing director for its Australia & New Zealand cluster.

Tags: Australia, New Zealand, CEVA Logistics

December 2016 - Global News

Nissan Australia Debuts Final Iteration of Patrol Y61 Wagon

Nissan Australia has presented its final iteration of its Patrol Y61 Wagon: The Legend Edition.

Tags: Nissan, Australia

December 2016 - Global News

Australia’s SG Fleet Acquires UK-based Contract Hire Provider

SG Fleet Group Limited has acquired Motiva Group Limited, a UK-based provider of contract hire, short-term rental and fleet management services. This follows the Fleet Hire acquisition, which was announced in August 2016.

Tags: Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, SG Fleet

December 2016 - Global News

Australasian Telematics Market to Grow to 1.1M Units by 2020

The number of fleet telematics systems in active use in Australia and New Zealand is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.0% from 0.5 million units in 2015 to 1.1 million by 2020.

Tags: TomTom, Geotab, Australia, New Zealand, MiX Telematics

November 2016 - Global News

New Zealand to Demonstrate Autonomous Car

Tauranga, New Zealand, is hosting a three-day national conference for the New Zealand Local Authority Traffic Institute – known as Trafinz, which will include a demonstration of a self-driving car — the first event of its kind in New Zealand.

Tags: Volvo, New Zealand, Autonomous Vehicles

October 2016 - Global News

Next-Generation Holden Commodore is Coming

Headlined by the V-6 flagship model, the imported Commodore boasts an all-wheel-drive system channeling 308 horsepower and 3274 inch-pounds force to the road, combined with adaptive suspension technology.

Tags: Australia, Holden, Holden Commodore

October 2016 - Global News

Holden Ends Manufacturing of Cruze in Australia

Australia's Holden has produced its final Cruze small car as part of its transition from manufacturing to becoming a design, engineering, and importing business.

Tags: Australia, Holden, Manufacturing, Holden Cruze

October 2016 - Feature

New Zealand Fleet Market Conditions for CY-2016

Despite economic headwinds dampening demand for its exports into China, auto sales in New Zealand during calendar-year 2015 hit an all-time record for commercial and retail vehicles. Sales continued to be strong in early 2016.

Tags: New Zealand, State of Fleet Market Report

October 2016 - Feature

The State of the Australian Commercial Fleet Market

Although acquisition costs are a key factor for vehicle selection decisions, fleet application, fuel economy, CO2 emissions, safety, and overall TCO continue to play important roles in the purchase decision-making process.

Tags: Australia, State of Fleet Market Report

October 2016 - Global News

AfMA Honors Top Australian Fleet Managers for 2016

The Australasian Fleet Management Association (AFMA) has named its top fleet managers during its 2016 AFMA Fleet Awards.

Tags: DHL, Australia, Awards, AfMA, CSIRO, Austin Health

September 2016 - Global News

New Zealand Launches Electric Vehicle Information Campaign

New Zealand has launched an electric vehicles information campaign to mark the start of International Drive Electric Week.

Tags: New Zealand, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Awareness Campaign

September 2016 - Global News

Commercial Vehicles Drive Rebound in Australian Sales

Commercial vehicle sales drove a rebound in Australian vehicle sales in August, which increased 4.6% over August 2015 figures, according to a report by the Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Tags: Australia, Commercial Fleets, Retail Sales, Fleet Sales

September 2016 - Global News

Australian Researchers Need Fleet Manager Input for Safety Study

Postgraduate psychology students at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are studying the organization factors that influence work-related driving behavior and are asking Australian fleet managers for their help.

Tags: Research, Survey, Australia

August 2016 - Global News

Hino Australia Opens Dedicated In-House Customer Care Center

Hino Australia has opened a dedicated in-house care center, It is the first Hino distributor worldwide to offer such a facility.

Tags: Australia

August 2016 - Global News

Australian and New Zealand Fleet Telematics Deployment Expected to Reach 1.1M by 2020

The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Australia and New Zealand was 500,000 in Q4-2015. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16%, this number is expected to reach 1.1 million by 2020.

August 2016 - Global News

Australia's SG Fleet Acquires FMC

SG Fleet has acquired Solihull-based contract hire, fleet management and salary sacrifice specialist, Fleet Hire.

Tags: Australia, SG Fleet, Acquisition

July 2016 - Global News

Australians Get Glimpse of Hybrid Truck Technology

World-first hybrid truck technology from Adgero could help Australian road transport operators cut fuel consumption by up to 25% and reduce the trucking industry’s carbon footprint.

Tags: Emissions, Vehicle Testing, Australia, Hybrid Trucks

July 2016 - Global News

Holden Unveils 2017 Colorado for Australia

Holden’s new 2017 Colorado will be available in Australia in September. The redesigned Holden Colorado features fresh styling, an extended range of accessories, and high-tech additions from advanced connectivity to active safety features.

Tags: Australia, Holden, Mid-Size Pickups

July 2016 - Global News

Australian Tire Market Set to Reach US$3.9B by 2021

According to TechSci Research report "Australia Tire Market Forecast &Opportunities, 2021'’ the tire market in Australia is forecast to reach US$ 3.9 billion by 2021.

Tags: Tires, Australia, Market Forecast

June 2016 - Global News

Fleet Managers May Be Violating New Zealand Work Safety Law

Although most companies don't consider running a sales team a high-risk activity, such as driving a truck or forklift, vehicles are the largest cause of work-related injury in New Zealand.

Tags: New Zealand, Driveline, Safety

May 2016 - Global News

Toyota Tests Australian Emergency Mobile Hotspot Network

Toyota is trialing a device in a fleet of LandCruisers that will turn the vehicles into hotspots on an “emergency network.”

Tags: Toyota, Australia, Vehicle Hotspots

May 2016 - Global News

Nominations Open for 2016 AfMA Awards

The Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA) is seeking nominees for its annual AfMA Fleet Awards, recognizing the best in fleet management for 2015/2016.

Tags: Australia, Awards, AfMA

April 2016 - Global News

Australia Post to Test Drone Delivery

Australia’s national postal service has announced its plans to trial the use of drones to deliver small parcels around the country.

Tags: Australia, Delivery service, Drones

April 2016 - Global News

Australian Fleet Forum Focuses on Driver Injuries

A forum sponsored by the New South Wales (NSW) chapter of the Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA) will address when drivers can safely return to work after an upper arm injury.

Tags: Australia, AfMA, Injuries

April 2016 - Global News

Australian Broadcaster Adds Second Super Truck

NEP Australia, a television broadcast technology provider, has launched HD12, the company’s newest 4K super truck.

Tags: Australia, Television, Super Truck

March 2016 - Global News

New Zealand in Running for Autonomous Pizza Delivery Vehicles

The New Zealand Government said it is working with Domino’s to explore the possibility of testing a driverless pizza delivery unit in New Zealand.

Tags: New Zealand, Autonomous Vehicles, Domino's Pizza

March 2016 - Global News

Air New Zealand Adds EVs to Fleet

Air New Zealand is switching is four-wheeled ground fleet to electric vehicles.

Tags: BMW, Mitsubishi, Renault, New Zealand, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 2016 - Global News

VW Begins Amarok Recall in Australia

Volkswagen Group Australia has implemented the voluntary recall program to correct the vehicles affected by emissions issues. The program in Australia will begin with a recall of 8,694 Amarok utes.

Tags: Diesel, Volkswagen, VW Amarok Ute

March 2016 - Global News

Holden to End Australian Cruze Production

GM Holden has confirmed that it will end production of the locally-made Cruze small car at its Elizabeth, South Australia, plant in early October.

Tags: Australia, Holden, Holden Cruze, Holden Commodore, Holden Astra

February 2016 - Global News

Hyundai Scores Three Australia Best Car Awards

Hyundai Motor has won in three major categories in the 2016 Australia’s Best Cars Awards.

Tags: Hyundai, Australia, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Genesis, Australia's Best Cars

February 2016 - Global News

Australian Mayoral Candidate Calls for EV Council Fleet

Electric cars and buses would be zipping around the streets of Cairns, Australia, under a plan to overhaul the city’s transport infrastructure

Tags: Government Fleets, Australia, Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 2016 - Global News

AfMA Gearing Up for Annual Conference

The 2016 Australian Fleet Conference & Exhibition will deliver Delivering program of 18 education sessions in a range of formats including plenary, classroom and practical workshops over two days, April 21-22.

Tags: Conference, Australia, AfMA

February 2016 - Global News

New Zealand New CV Registrations Set Record

New Zealand commercial vehicle registrations scored a record in January with 2,994 vehicles, making it the strongest January in the country's automotive history.

Tags: Toyota, Mazda, New Zealand, Ford, Holden, Motor Industry Association of New Zealand

February 2016 - Global News

All-New Spark Introduced in Australia

Holden has announced the latest vehicle in its lineup of new models with the all-new Spark confirmed to go on sale in Australia in April 2016.

Tags: Australia, Holden

February 2016 - Global News

New Zealand Fleet Takes Delivery of Low Loader

New Zealand transport business, DG Glenn, has recently taken delivery of a new Rows-of-8 low loader made by Tidd Ross Todd (TRT).

Tags: Trailers, New Zealand, TRT

January 2016 - Global News

Holden Debuts Cruze Z-Series in Australia

Holden has introduced a Cruze Z-Series and Cruze SRi-Z to its 2016 small car range that is on sale across Australia.

Tags: Cruze, Australia, Holden

January 2016 - Global News

Australian Distribution Fleet Renews Contract with Hino

Bidvest Australia, which runs a fleet of more than 400 trucks in all states and territories Australia-wide, has renewed its contract with Hino Motor Sales Australia for the third year running, according to Hino.

Tags: Hino, Australia

January 2016 - Global News

New Zealand Commercial Vehicle Sales Hit Record in 2015

Commercial vehicle registrations in New Zealand rose to a new record in 2015.

Tags: Vehicle Sales, New Zealand, Ford Ranger, Commercial Vehicles

January 2016 - Global News

Queensland, Australia, Tow Fleet Expands

A multi-faceted Queensland, Australia, towing company has expanded its fleet’s capability with three new Hino trucks from the truck maker’s light, medium, and heavy-duty ranges.

Tags: Hino, Towing, Australia

December 2015 - Global News

Guest Editorial: Analysis of the Australian Accident Management Landscape

In Australia, accident management has gained in acceptance since the early 1990s, when it was pioneered by Phil Harrowell of CFC and Adrian Stone of SurePlan.

Tags: Accident Management, Australia, SurePlan



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