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May 2017 - Global News

GM Exits India, South Africa in Global Restructuring

General Motors will halt vehicle sales in India, the world's second most populous market, and will exit South Africa in a restructuring of its international operations, which includes the phasing out of the Chevrolet brand in both markets by the end of the year.

Tags: India, Isuzu, South Africa, General Motors

April 2017 - Global News

Global Fleet Conference Early-Bird Pricing Ends May 5

Time is running out to take advantage of the early-bird discount pricing for the 2017 Global Fleet Conference. Fleet Managers who sign up by May 5 will save $100 with the advance rate.

Tags: Global, Fleet Events, Global Fleet Conference, Bobit Business Media

April 2017 - Feature

Global SafeDrive Alliance Addresses Global Fleet Safety

The Alliance allows multinational companies to come to one provider to manage their entire global fleet from a single platform. It is comprised of The CEI Group, CEPA SafeDrive, and VVCR.

Tags: CEI Group, Global, Safety

March 2017 - Feature

First-Ever Global Fleet Networking Consortium

The first-ever Global Fleet Networking Consortium brings together five global fleet associations with a cooperative agreement that enables each association to benefit from collaborative activities.

Tags: AFLA, Global Fleet Conference, Consortium, Global, Australiasian Fleet Management Association

March 2017 - Editorial

Mobility Management as a Change Agent Will Transform Fleet

In Europe, they are asking the question: What is the next evolution of fleet management? A growing number of European fleet professionals believe the concept of “mobility management” will transform fleet management.

Tags: Trends, Global, Mobility, Global Fleet Conference

March 2017 - Editorial

The Fallacy That Europe Is a Single Fleet Market

The No. 1 mistake of non-European fleet managers is to view Europe as a single market. The reality is that Europe is comprised of 50 different country markets.

Tags: European Union, Global, Emissions

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 - Feature

Market Snapshot: Turkey Fleet Market

There are more than 17 million vehicles in Turkey, of which 40% are fleet vehicles. Fewer than 13% of the population in Turkey either owns or drives a vehicle, according to research by 'Automotive Fleet' magazine. In terms of fleet passenger cars, only 10% of the 2.4 million company cars in Turkey are leased, but demand for fleet leasing has been growing.

Tags: Leasing, Turkey, Global, Fuel Cards

January 2017 - Feature

10 Essential Rules for a Global Fleet Policy

Multi-national companies increasingly view establishing a global fleet policy as the fastest way to get where they want to go. The following 10 rules offer a basic guideline to start the process.

Tags: Multinational Fleets, Fleet Policies, How-to Guides

January 2017 - Feature

Global Fleet to be Impacted by Broader Procurement Trends

Just as with fleet management, there are many disruptive changes anticipated in the broader discipline of corporate procurement, much of it technologically driven. Many of these changes will directly impact fleet sourcing decisions.

Tags: Procurement, Cloud-Based Technology, Big Data, Predictive Analytics

January 2017 - Global News

Volvo Gives Autonomous Vehicles to Swedish People

Volvo Cars will put 100 autonomous vehicles into the hands of real people to drive on the roads around Gothenberg, Sweden, including the Hain family that the company introduced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Volvo, Autonomous Vehicles, Sweden

January 2017 - Global News

India's Tata Motors Debuts Commercial Pickup Truck

India's Tata Motors has launched the Tata Xenon Yodha. The pickup is designed for a wide range of commercial applications.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Tata Motors, India

January 2017 - Global News

Fleet Logistics CEO Outlines Priorities for New Year and Beyond

Fleet Logistics has three main priorities in the coming months: to integrate and harmonize its IT systems, to standardize its business processes, and to adapt the organization to the new standards and approach.

Tags: Europe, Middle East, Fleet Logistics, Latin America, Asia, Mobility

December 2016 - Global News

Top 10 Global Fleet News for 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, Global Fleet Management eNews looked back at the Top 10 news stories for the year based on popularity.

Tags: LeasePlan, Fleet Europe, Subaru, Uber, Mercedes-Benz, United Kingdom, Japan, Awards, SG Fleet, Arval, Element Fleet Management, Argentina, Australia, Uruguay

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

November 2016 - Global News

Fleet Logistics Reaches 20-Year Milestone

Fleet management provider Fleet Logistics is celebrating 20 years on the international fleet management scene with a series of updates to its operating structure, logo, and website.

Tags: Company Anniversaries, Europe, Fleet Logistics, Latin America, Asia

November 2016 - Global News

Fleet Europe Presents Industry Awards for 2016

During the 2016 Fleet Europe Forum, which is taking place in Barcelona, Spain, fleet managers and stakeholders were honored during the Forum’s annual awards ceremony recognizing achievements in fleet management, safety, and technology.

Tags: Spain, Awards, Fleet Europe, Mobileye

November 2016 - Global News

Software Provider Sofico Opens Netherlands Office

Sofico has opened a new office in the Netherlands in order to better service its Dutch fleet, retail, and wholesale customers.

Tags: Leasing, Sofico, The Netherlands

November 2016 - Industry News

Registration Opens for 2017 Global Fleet Conference

Registration for the Global Fleet Conference 2017 has opened. The fifth annual Global Fleet Conference will be held June 6 to 8, and will be returning to Miami, site of the sold out 2015 conference.

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

October 2016 - Global News

AF Global Report Examines Robust Mexican Fleet Market

In an in-depth Q&A, Automotive Fleet Editor Mike Antich discusses the ups and downs of the Mexican automotive market with Francisco Garza, GM Mexico vice president, vehicle sales, service, and marketing (VSSM) for Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean countries.

Tags: Infrastructure, Mexico, NAFTA, General Motors

October 2016 - Global News

Global Fleet Safety Alliance Formed

The CEI Group, Inc., CEPA SafeDrive, and VVCR International have announced they have created the Global Fleet SafeDrive Alliance, which will offer a turnkey, fully integrated multinational fleet safety program.

Tags: CEI Group, CEPA SafeDrive, VVCR International

October 2016 - Global News

Mexican Telematics Market is Fragmented but Growing

C.J. Driscoll & Associates has released its 148-page “2016-17 Mexican Telematics Market Study,” a comprehensive report details the state of telematics use in Mexico, including market penetration, types of fleets using telematics, and the major players.

Tags: Mexico, CJ Driscoll, Report

October 2016 - Industry News

Global Fleet Conference Registration Opens Nov. 1

Registration for the Global Fleet Conference 2017 will open on Nov. 1, 2016. The Global Fleet Conference has sold out each of the previous four years, so mark your calendar and be ready to make your plans to attend.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, Miami, Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference

October 2016 - Global News

Toyota, Daihatsu Plan Company for Emerging Markets

Toyota Motor Corporation and its fully owned subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. has announced a plan to establish an internal company that will be responsible for compact vehicles for emerging markets.

Tags: Toyota, Daihatsu, Emerging Markets

October 2016 - Industry News

Telogis, Nissan Announce European Connected Vehicle Partnership

Continuing its strategy to partner with OEMs, Telogis, a Verizon company, has announced that it has added another OEM to its partner roster with Nissan Europe to provide connected-vehicle technologies and services to Nissan commercial customers in Europe.

Tags: Nissan, Telogis, France, United Kingdom, Germany

September 2016 - Industry News

LeasePlan NV Appoints CEO, COO

The Netherlands-based LeasePlan Corporation N.V. has appointed Tex Gunning as its CEO and Marco van Kalleveen as its COO following the resignation of Vahid Daemi and Sven-Torsten Huster.

Tags: Retirement, Promotions, LeasePlan

September 2016 - Industry News

Video: Volvo’s Public Autonomous Driving Project Advances

The automaker produces the first car that will ultimately be used in the customer-focused Drive Me autonomous driving project in Sweden.

Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC90, Autonomous Vehicles

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

In Case You Missed it: Q1/Q2 Global Fleet Special Report

In preparation for the release of the upcoming Global Fleet Market Conditions Q3 2016 digital magazine, here is a recap of the Q1 – Q2 2016 Global Fleet Special Report issue, in case you missed it.

Tags: Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Automotive Fleet

September 2016 - Global News

Do You Want to Present at the Global Fleet Conference 2017?

The Global Fleet Conference planning committee is working on the 2017 schedule and is looking for your ideas. If you would like to help lead the conversation as a presenter, we want to hear from you.

Tags: Global Fleet Conference, Industry Events, Fleet Events

September 2016 - Global News

Daimler Extends China Portfolio with EV

Daimler extends its portfolio of new energy vehicles with the introduction of the DENZA 400, the company’s “Made in China, for China” electric vehicle from Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd.

Tags: Daimler, China, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 2016 - Global News

Navistar, Volkswagen Announce 'Wide Ranging Strategic Alliance'

Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6% equity stake in Navistar International Corp. as part of a “wide-ranging strategic alliance” that will initially focus on providing powertrains for Navistar trucks starting in 2019.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Engines, Mergers & Acquisitions

September 2016 - Global News

Commercial Vehicle-to-Grid Hub Installed in Denmark

A fully commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) hub is now operating in Denmark, a result of a collaboration between Nissan, Enel, and Nuvve.

Tags: Nissan, Vehicle-to-Grid Technology, Nissan NV200, Denmark

August 2016 - Global News

Save the Date: 2017 Global Fleet Conference Returns to Miami

When making your travel plans for 2017, make sure to save June 6-8 for the annual Global Fleet Conference, which will be returning to Miami.

Tags: United States

July 2016 - Global News

Fleet Logistics Eyes Global Expansion

European fleet management provider Fleet Logistics is looking at expanding into other regions, including Africa, South America and Australia, as it continues its carefully controlled global expansion.

Tags: Fleet Management, Europe, Africa, Fleet Logistics, Asia

July 2016 - Global News

Guide to Fleet Management in Asia Released

A new Guide to Fleet Management in Asia has been produced by Global Fleet to provide international fleet decision makers with greater insight into the main fleet markets of the region and to help them make fleet decisions in a more informed way.

Tags: Fleet Management, Nexus Communication, Asia, Multinational Fleets

July 2016 - Global News

Brexit Vote Means Uncertainty for UK Auto Factories

Several UK car factories face an uncertain future following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, according to PA Consulting Group research.

Tags: Toyota, Honda, United Kingdom, Vauxhall, Mini, Jaguar Land Rover, Brexit

July 2016 - Global News

Daimler Financial Services Acquires Athlon

Daimler Financial Services has announced a strategic investment into the growth of its fleet management and has signed an agreement to purchase Athlon Car Lease International B.V. for the amount of € 1.1 billion (U.S.$1.2 billion).

Tags: Europe, Daimler Trucks North America, Acquisition, Athlon

June 2016 - Global News

Renault Introduces Light-Duty Pickup

Renault has taken the wraps off the Alaskan, its one-ton pickup.

Tags: Renault, Europe

June 2016 - Global News

Ford Makes Leadership Changes in China and India

Ford Motor Company has announced changes in its China, India, Global Strategy and Finance leadership team, elevating the reporting of its China operations and expanding its business model to be both an auto and mobility company.

Tags: India, China, Ford, Strategy

June 2016 - Global News

2016 Global Fleet Conference Is Sell Out Success

For the fourth consecutive year, the Global Fleet Conference sold out. The conference, which is produced by Nexus Communication and Bobit Business Media was held in Brussels, the capital of the EU, at the iconic The Hotel.

Tags: Belgium, Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference, Bobit Business Media

May 2016 - Global News

Ford's Transit Gets 2.0L EcoBlue Diesel in Europe

Ford’s new Transit and Transit Custom commercial vehicles will be powered by the all-new, state-of-the-art 2.0L Ford EcoBlue diesel engine from mid-2016.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Ford Transit, Europe

May 2016 - Global News

Global Fleet Summit to Focus on TCO in Turkish Fleet Market

The 2016 Global Fleet Summit in Turkey, which will be held Sept. 20-22, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of the current and future Turkish fleet markets, with special attention on the importance of the total cost of ownership (TCO) concept.

Tags: Total Cost of Ownership, Nexus Communication, Multinational Fleets, Istanbul

May 2016 - Global News

Register for the 2016 Global Fleet Conference Today

Time is running out to register for the 2016 Global Fleet Conference, which will be held at the iconic The Hotel in Brussels June 6-8. Organizers expect the conference to sell out soon, marking the fourth time in the conference’s four-year history that it has sold out.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference, Brussels

May 2016 - Global News

Renault Launches Maxity Euro 6 Truck

Renault Trucks is launching the Renault Maxity Euro 6. Equipped with a DTI 3, 130 or 150 hp engine, it incorporates selective catalytic reduction (SCR) depollution technology.

Tags: Diesel Engines, SCR, Cabovers, Renault Trucks

May 2016 - Global News

Timely, Thought-Provoking 2016 Global Fleet Conference Agenda Announced

The organizers of the 2016 Global Fleet Conference have announced the fourth annual conference’s two-day agenda.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference, Brussels

April 2016 - Global News

Ford Invests $170M in South Africa SUV Production

The Ford Motor Company is investing R2.5-billion (US$170 million) to expand operations in South Africa at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa, to produce the all-new Ford Everest, along with the new Ford Ranger that was launched at the end of last year.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, South Africa

April 2016 - Industry News

Global Fleet Conference 2016: ‘We Are All Brussels’

In the wake of the March 22 terrorist attacks aimed at the city and citizens of Brussels, organizers of the upcoming Global Fleet Conference want to assure attendees that their safety is of the utmost concern.

Tags: Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference, Brussels, Bobit Business Media

March 2016 - Global News

Cummins Announces Middle East Joint Venture

Cummins Inc. and The Olayan Group have announced the formation of Cummins Arabia, a 50-50, three-country distribution joint venture company in the Middle East.

Tags: Cummins, Joint Venture, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE

March 2016 - Global News

UK Drivers Are Embracing Autonomous Safety Tech

More than 1.5 million UK motorists per year now leave showrooms in cars featuring self-activating safety systems, according to analysis by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Tags: Active Safety Systems, United Kingdom, SMMT

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