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March 2018 - Global News

Fleet Training Program Offered in Poland

Professional training in the fields of fleet management and enterprise mobility for the those based in Poland was held at Kozminski University (Akademia Leona Kozminskiego) in Warsaw, Poland.

Tags: Poland, Global, Management Training Program

March 2018 - Global News

EU Passenger Car Registrations for February Highest in a Decade

New registrations for passenger cars totaled at 1,125,397, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).

Tags: Vehicle Registration, France, Spain, Germany, Global

March 2018 - Global News

Fuso eCanter Hits Road in Great Britain Fleets

Daimler Trucks handed over the first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to three fleets in Great Britain. This now brings the electric light-duty truck to a further major market following the market launches in New York, Tokyo, and Berlin.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Electric Trucks, eCanter, Great Britain, Global

March 2018 - Global News

Dana Merges with UK Automotive Supplier

Dana Inc. has signed an agreement to merge with the Driveline division of UK-based automotive system supplier GKN plc to create Dana plc, a global provider of driveline systems, in a move that will position it for the vehicle electrification market.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Drivelines, Dana Incorporated, Global, United Kingdom

March 2018 - Global News

Copart Acquires Finnish Salvage Auction AVK

Salvage auction specialist Copart has acquired Autovahinkokeskus Oy, a salvage auto auction company based in Finland, the company announced.

Tags: Copart, Salvage Vehicles, Online Auctions, Finland, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 2018 - Industry News

Sixt Bundles All Products in Corporate Customer Segment

Car rental, RideHailing, leasing, fleet management, and innovative mobility products, are to be bundled and distributed to corporate customers under unified management.

Tags: Consolidation, Sixt

March 2018 - Global News

Sofico Launches German Subsidiary Company

Sofico has established new subsidiary Sofico Services Germany GmbH to better serve its customers in the country with its services in auto financing, leasing, and fleet software.

Tags: Software, Germany, Sofico, Global

March 2018 - Global News

Stanley Black & Decker Names European Fleet Manager

Karin Meersman was named European fleet manager for Stanley Black & Decker. She assumed the position in January.

Tags: Johnson Controls, Global, New Hire

February 2018 - Global News

German Cities Can Ban Diesel Vehicles

The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig, Germany, said Stuttgart and Düsseldorf could ban older, more pollutant diesel cars in a ruling that would allow the cities authority to implement limited bans that would prevent some cars from driving into the city center.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, Germany, Global

February 2018 - Feature

2018 XC40 Launches Volvo’s Small Vehicle Strategy

The XC40 is Volvo’s first small SUV. It is built on a new modular frame that will underpin all future 40 Series models, including fully electric vehicles. The XC40 offers three powertrains, including a three-cylinder engine, a first for Volvo Cars.

Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC40, Luxury SUVs, Global, 2018-MY, Subscription

February 2018 - Global News

BNP Paribas Offers Preferential Financing on IVECO Trucks

Through the partnership, purchases of IVECO vehicles — which run on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, bio-methane, and electricity — will be granted preferential financing conditions by BNP Paribas.

Tags: Iveco, Global, BNP Paribas, Alternative Fuels, Financing

February 2018 - Global News

Report Finds Carsharing Services Could Reduce Traffic in Romania by 25 Percent

A study released by Perceptum found that offering carsharing services in major Romanian cities would maximize the efficiency of cars and improve urban mobility.

Tags: Carsharing, Romania, Perceptum

February 2018 - Global News

Global Fleet Conference Heads to Rome

The 2018 Global Fleet Conference will be held in Rome next May 28 to 30, marking the first time the conference will be held in Italy.

Tags: Fleet Europe, Global, Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference, Automotive Fleet

February 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Telematics, Global

February 2018 - Global News

Mercedes-Benz New A-Class Features Voice Commands, Semi-Autonomy

The new Mercedes Benz A-Class will feature an all-new multimedia system that includes voice recognition technology with artificial intelligence learning capabilities and semi-autonomous driving capabilities, and will be available in European markets.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Semi-Autonomous

February 2018 - Global News

Fleet Solutions Company Acquires European Telematics Provider

Fleet Complete has acquired a telematics provider with prominence in the Nordic and Baltic regions, expanding the company’s presence in Europe, which currently includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, and Germany.

Tags: Denmark, Mergers & Acquisitions, Norway, Fleet Complete, Finland

January 2018 - Global News

Verizon Telematics Acquires Spain-Based Fleet Solutions Company

Verizon Communications has acquired a Spain-based provider of commercial fleet management solutions as a means to expand its operations in southern Europe.

Tags: Spain, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon

January 2018 - Global News

European Transport Solutions Provider Implements Chevin Software

Ewals Cargo Care recently implemented Chevin Fleet Solution’s FleetWave in its fleet to centralize processes and integrate a burgeoning quantity of fleet data, according to Fleet Europe.

Tags: Global, The Netherlands, Chevin FleetWave, Chevin

January 2018 - Feature

ARI Pushes for Open-End Leases in Europe

Technological advancements, as well as regulatory changes, may change the criteria of how fleets in Europe will decide between a closed-end or open-end model.

Tags: Leasing, ARI, Europe

January 2018 - Global News

Land Rover Launches Commercial Discovery in the U.K.

Land Rover has launched a commercial version of the Land Rover Discovery in the U.K., which offers the same foundation of the Discovery but eliminates second and third row seating in favor of roughly 65.5 cubic-feet of cargo space.

Tags: Land Rover, United Kingdom, Global

January 2018 - Global News

Jardine Motors Signs Three-Year Deal with British Car Auctions

United Kingdom-based Jardine Motors has signed a three-year deal with British Car Auctions (BCA) to remarket roughly 20,000 vehicles a year.

Tags: Dealership, Auctions, United Kingdom, Remarketing

January 2018 - Global News

Former L'Oréal Purchasing Manager Co-Created New Company

Romain Trebuil co-founded a new company called Yoss, which is an HR solution that monitors and matches independent contractors and companies.

Tags: Global, L'Oreal, France, Human Resources

January 2018 - Global News

Italian Natural Gas Distributor Replaces Fleet with Methane-Powered FCA Vehicles

The fleet conversion is part of the Italgas 2017-2023 Industrial Plan to reduce emissions and improve air quality in the company's areas of operation.

Tags: Italy, Methane, FCA, Global

December 2017 - Global News

European Fleets to Test Electric Volkswagen Crafter Van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered battery-electric versions of its Crafter cargo van to an international group of major customers for testing before it is released in September 2018.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Volkswagen, Germany, Global

December 2017 - Global News

EU Commercial Vehicle Registration Up 3.9%

Commercial vehicle registration in the European Union showed a 3.9% improvement year-to-date in November 2017 compared to last year.

Tags: Vehicle Registration, France, Spain, Germany, Global

December 2017 - Global News

Belgian Postal Service Names Head of Sourcing

Benny Gers was named head of sourcing for the Belgian Post Group in Brussels, Belgium. He assumed this position in November 2017.

Tags: Global, Belgium, New Hire

December 2017 - Global News

Daimler Names GM of Connected Commercial Vehicle Unit

Daimler has named Volker Hansen as the new general manager for Fleetboard GmbH where he will act as the head of digital solutions and services for commercial vehicles.

Tags: Germany, Daimler, Global, Connected Car

December 2017 - Global News

EU Commercial Vehicle Registration Up 4%

Commercial vehicle registration in the European Union showed a 4% improvement year-to-date compared to what was reported last year, and was bolstered by an increase in van registration.

Tags: Vehicle Registration, France, Spain, Germany, Global

December 2017 - Global News

European Customers Now Running Fuso eCanter Electric Trucks

Daimler Trucks has begun delivering its Fuso eCanter, which it calls the first all-electric truck in regular production, to fleet customers in Europe, the company announced.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, Electric Trucks, Class 4, Cabovers, Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter, Germany, Global

December 2017 - Global News

Fleet Europe Presents Industry Awards for 2017

Fleet Europe honored several fleet managers and stakeholders for outstanding achievements in various categories of fleet management at the 2017 Fleet Europe Summit

Tags: Spain, Awards, Fleet Europe, Global

December 2017 - Global News

Goodyear Acquires European Tire Inspection Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. completed its acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH in Europe to support its fleet services in the country and other locations globally.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Europe, Global

November 2017 - Global News

Ford Invests $870M in Spain for Kuga Production

Ford is investing more than $870 million to build the next-generation Kuga mid-size SUV in Valencia, Spain.

Tags: Ford, Spain, Global, Mid-Size SUVs

November 2017 - Global News

Commercial Fleets to Lead Hydrogen Adoption

Hydrogen as an energy source can benefit a variety of functions of the global economy, including fleet operations, according to a new study from the Hydrogen Council.

Tags: Global, Hydrogen Fuel, TCO, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

November 2017 - Global News

Swedish Telematics Startup Automile Raises $34M

Automile has developed a vehicle tracker that allows customers to collect data on mileage, trips, and routes.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Vehicle Tracking, Investment, Sweden, Telematics, Startups

November 2017 - Global News

Automakers Opening 400 EV Charge Stations in Europe by 2020

A joint venture between BMW AG, Daimler AG, Ford, and Volkswagen looks to develop high-power charging networks for electric vehicles across Europe.

Tags: Audi, Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, Germany, Joint Venture, Daimler, EV Charging Stations

October 2017 - Global News

Geotab Analyzes Commercial Accidents in Spain

Geotab telematics data from Spain shows that 62% of accidents were caused by speeding. The cost of annual traffic accidents has reached 177 million euros and 2 million lost working days in that country.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Spain, Accidents

October 2017 - Global News

LeasePlan Corp. N.V. Launches Mobility Campaign

LeasePlan Corp. N.V. has launched a mobility campaign called "What’s next?" that spans 32 countries, and highlights the fleet management company's commitment to mobility management.

Tags: Global, LeasePlan, Mobility, Fleet Management Companies

October 2017 - Global News

VW to Electrify Commercial Trucks in Europe

Volkswagen has developed a battery-electric powered distribution truck and is working on additional electric solutions for medium- and heavy-duty distribution transport for the European market.

Tags: Volkswagen, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Germany, Navistar, Alternative Fuels

October 2017 - Global News

Fleet Europe Hosting 2017 Summit in Portugal

Fleet Europe is hosting the 2017 Fleet Europe Summit in Estoril, Portugal, which this year will focus on automotive industry innovators and disruptors and how they will impact the future of fleet in Europe.

Tags: Fleet Europe, Portugal, Fleet Europe Awards, Global

October 2017 - Global News

Gasoline Sales Eclipse Diesels in Europe

Gasoline-powered cars have become the most sold car type in the European Union, overtaking diesel in the first half for the first time since 2009.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, European Union, Global, Fuel

September 2017 - Industry News

Nokia Names Global Category Manager

Jarno Pajunen is responsible for global travel and fleet responsibilities, which include reporting, sustainability, mobility strategy, OEM negotiations, and company car policies.

Tags: Global Travel, New Hire, Global, Finland

September 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Vans Tests Drone-Delivery Program

The Matternet M2 drones used in the pilot can carry packages of up to 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) over distances of up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Utility Fleets, Switzerland, Delivery Fleets, Drones

September 2017 - Global News

Uber to Require EV, Hybrid Vehicles in London by 2020

Uber will ban its drivers in London from using vehicles that are not hybrid or fully electric by 2020 in an effort to curb illegal levels of pollution in the city.

Tags: United Kingdom, Emissions Reduction, London, Global, Uber

September 2017 - Global News

Arval Offers Online Maintenance Management

Arval is expanding its vehicle servicing and repair offerings for fleets in the U.K. via a new partnership with ClickMechanic.

Tags: United Kingdom, Global, Arval

September 2017 - Press Release

Rewire Security Launches GPSLive Fleet

Rewire Security has released its fleet management software GPSLive Fleet that enables businesses to manage fleets of five to 5,000 vehicles on a cloud-based digital platform using a desktop or mobile device, the company announced.

Tags: GPS, Vehicle Tracking, United Kingdom, Global

September 2017 - Global News

Thyssenkrupp's Global Fleet Manager Joins Jaguar Land Rover

Chung-Uh Alex Han was previously employed as the strategic buyer fleet for Thyssenkrupp AG based in Essen, Germany.

Tags: Germany, Global, Jaguar Land Rover, New Hire

September 2017 - Global News

LeasePlan Mulls IPO After Strong First Half of 2017

LeasePlan is considering taking the company public after profits for the fleet management company in the first half of 2017 rose by approximately 18%.

Tags: Equity Markets, LeasePlan, Fleet Management Companies, Global

September 2017 - Global News

Barclays' Fleet Manager Joins Automotive Consulting Company

Caroline Sandall was appointed director at ESE UK Consulting in the UK. ESE Consulting is a comprehensive automotive consultancy service offering support with commercial strategy and sales management, including managing fleet policy.

Tags: United Kingdom, Consultants, New Hire

September 2017 - Industry News

DriveNow Carsharing to Launch in Lisbon

On Sept. 12, DriveNow’s carsharing service will be available in Lisbon, Portugal. Customers who join DriveNow by that date will have free registration and a 20-minute driving offer.

Tags: Carsharing, International Rentals, DriveNow, Portugal, Global

August 2017 - Industry News

Marijuana-Linked Road Deaths Up in Colorado

In 2016, Colorado drivers in fatal crashes tested positive for marijuana 20% of the time. The state voted to legalize recreational use of the drug in late 2012.  

Tags: Impaired Driving, Road Deaths, Marijuana, Safety, Drug Testing, State Laws



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