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VW to Offer Generous Compensation to Diesel Owners

Volkswagen is planning to offer generous compensation packages to about 600,000 U.S. owners of its clean diesel vehicles that are over the legal limit for tailpipe emissions, a company representative told a German newspaper.

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Element Adds New Fleet Manager

Emily Richberg has been named fleet manager for Element Fleet Management. She assumed this position in November.

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Commercial, Government Fleet Sales Start Strong in 2016

Sales of commercial and government fleet vehicles from eight manufacturers started 2015 with nearly double-digit gains as major manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors continued shifting car sales away from rental fleets.



Gulf Oil Chairman Joins VNG Board of Advisors, a retail compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling service provider, announced that Joseph Petrowski has joined the company's board of advisors.



AmeriGas Names Manager of Fleet Operations

Dwayne Bolden Sr. was named manager of fleet operations for AmeriGas DBA PTI in Houston. He assumed this position in September.


Commercial Truck Demand to Slow, Parts Remain Stout

Commercial fleets will register a lower growth percentage of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2016, but feed strong demand for aftermarket parts, according to a new forecast from IHS Automotive.

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VW Determining Next Steps in Diesel Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen's top committee will meet on Feb. 3 to discuss the next steps the company should take as it deals with the ongoing aftermath of the diesel emissions scandal.



Mercedes-Benz USA Names VP of Sales

Mercedes-Benz USA has appointed Adam Chamberlain as vice president of sales. He will assume this position April 1.


Driving Losing Its Appeal to Younger Americans

The number of licensed drivers under 25 years of age has seen a sharp decline in the past two decades, according to a new report from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.


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Choosing fleet technology or creating a motor pool technology RFP can be an intimidating task, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve talked to hundreds of fleet managers who have successfully made their way through the process. In this ebook we share here are some not-to-be-overlooked recommendations they’ve shared with us.
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Business Intelligence tools make our jobs easier, but they are still just tools. The ability to sort through data quickly and easily makes it easier to take mental shortcuts and do something wrong, increasing the likelihood of making an analytical mistake. Our tip sheet identifies the top 5 mistakes people make when analyzing data—and some tips to help you avoid these pitfalls.
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What’s best for your business – company-provided fleet vehicles, or reimbursement paid to employees who use their personal vehicles? For many companies, the preferred method of enabling employees who drive for business purposes to successfully do their jobs is to provide a company vehicle. The reasons are many, and we’ve listed the most important ones in this tip sheet.

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