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January 16, 2018 - Global News

Dubai Forms Group to Advance Its Auto Industry

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has formed the Automotive Manufacturers Business Group, which will be tasked with developing and advancing Dubai’s automotive industry and provide a platform for industry stakeholders to collaborate.

Tags: Dubai, Global

January 16, 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: Netherlands, Global, Chevin FleetWave, Chevin

January 15, 2018 - Global News

Toyota Unveils Three HiLux Variants for Australia

Photo courtesy of Toyota

Toyota is bringing the HiLux to Australia in three variants: the Rogue, the Rugged, and the Rugged X.

Tags: Toyota, Australia, Light Commercial Vehicle

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

Women in Fleet Launches Mentor Program

Women in Fleet Management (WIFM) announced the launch a new and engaging mentorship program for fleet professionals. All AFLA members, male and female, are both welcomed and encouraged to participate in this program.

Tags: AFLA, Mentor, Women in Fleet Management, WIFM

January 11, 2018 - Global News

Renault and Chinese Automaker Partner for Commercial Vehicle Production

Groupe Renault is partnering with Brilliance China Automotive to manufacture and sell light commercial vehicles, and will operate under the name Renault-Brilliance-Jinbei Automotive Co. Ltd.

Tags: China, Renault, Light Commercial Vehicle, Global, Electric Vehicles

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

AFLA Updates 2018 Conference Dates

Photo of the AFLA 2017 Conference courtesy of AFLA.

The Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) has updated the dates for its annual conference this year, which will now be held during October 1 to 3, 2018.

Tags: AFLA, Fleet Executive of the Year, AFLA Conference, Fleet Manager of the Year, Fleet Visionary Award

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2040

A California assemblyman has introduced a bill that would require all new passenger vehicles sold in 2040 to be zero-emission vehicles.

Tags: California, Emissions Reduction, Elected Leaders, Zero-Emission Vehicles

January 4, 2018 - Global News

Land Rover Launches Commercial Discovery in the U.K.

Photo courtesy of Land Rover.

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 4, 2018 - Global News

Wabco Expands Africa Offerings

Photo courtesy of Wacbo.

Wabco will expand its services and technological offerings for commercial vehicles in Africa after acquiring the remaining interest of its partnership with Sturrock and Robson Industries.

Tags: Sub-Saharan Africa, Global, Wabco

January 4, 2018 - Global News

Renault Targeting 10% Market Share in Brazil in 2018

Renault will invest in the SUV segment in Brazil in 2018, which includes the Captur compact SUV. Photo courtesy of Renault.

Renault is aiming to achieve a market share of 10% in Brazil by the end of 2018 and will look to achieve this by expanding its operations across Latin America.

Tags: Renault, Brazil, Global

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Marijuana Use Still Illegal on Calif. Roads

Photo by Evan-Amos/Wikimedia Commons.

Another change in state law adds marijuana consumption to the law prohibiting alcohol consumption while driving or riding in vehicles.

Tags: California, State Laws, Drugged Driving, Marijuana, Safety

January 4, 2018 - Global News

Renault to Launch Vehicles in Pakistan by 2019

Photo of a road in Karachi, Pakistan courtesy of Nagan Ch via Flickr.

Renault will break into the Pakistan market following an agreement with a United Arab Emirates Conglomerate group to produce and release vehicles in the country.

Tags: Renault, Global, Pakistan

January 3, 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 2, 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 2, 2018 - Global News

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

Photo courtesy of Italgas

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

January 2, 2018 - Global News

Westport Partners with Tata in India to Meet Emission Standards

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement with Tata Motors to have their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family meet the Indian Government’s new emission standards.

Tags: India, Global, Westport

December 29, 2017 - Global News

Fleet Purchases in Australia Bolster November Vehicle Sales

Graphic courtesy of Getty Images.

New vehicle sales in Australia surpassed one million in November 2017, which was bolstered partially by strong sales to businesses.

Tags: Toyota, New Vehicle Sales, Australia, Global

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

Transportation Accidents Most Common Work Fatality

Photo of car crash by CGP Grey via Wikimedia Commons.

Work deaths climbed 7% in 2016, and transportation incidents accounted for 40% of those fatalities, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety, Bureau of Labor Statistics

December 29, 2017 - Global News

European Fleets to Test Electric Volkswagen Crafter Van

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

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 28, 2017 - Global News

EU Commercial Vehicle Registration Up 3.9%

Photo courtesy of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

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 28, 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 27, 2017 - Global News

China's Geely to Buy Stake in Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America executives pose with a VNL tractor at the truck's launch earlier this year. Photo: Jack Roberts

A $3.3 billion deal will give China's Geely Holding, which already owns the Volvo Automobile Group, an 8.2% stake in Volvo Trucks.

Tags: Volvo, China, Volvo Trucks North America, Geely, Private Equity

December 27, 2017 - Global News

Westport Supplying Natural Gas Tech to China

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford F-150 courtesy of Westport.

Westport Fuel Systems will provide its high pressure direct injection technology, designed to enable heavy-duty trucks to operate on natural gas, to the Chinese market.

Tags: China, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Global, Westport

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

Tax Cut Should Spur Fleet Industry Growth

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

A tax reform bill signed by President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 is expected to spur economic expansion, bring off-shore corporate revenues back to the U.S., and help fleet management companies make decisions about their operations that aren't tax driven, fleet management company experts said.

Tags: Taxes, Donald Trump, Fleet Management Companies

December 21, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Trucks Names Asia Head


Daimler has named Hartmut Schick as the new head of Daimler Trucks Asia where he will oversee operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Bus Corporation and the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

Tags: India, Japan, Daimler, New Hire


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