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February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Trump Infrastructure Funding Plan Faces Uphill Climb

Trump plan still sees limited role for federal spending to fix infrastructure. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Getting President Trump’s infrastructure plan through Congress may make the actual fixing of America’s crumbling highways (and the rest of its subpar infrastructure) a mere walk in the park, says HDT Executive Editor David Cullen in this news analysis.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

Recent moves by Amazon have led some industry observers to speculate the online retailer is poised to launch its own parcel delivery service soon. Photo: Amazon

Recent moves suggest Amazon, the online retail giant, is taking steps to establish its own air and land parcel delivery service.

Tags: Amazon.com, DHL Express, FedEx, UPS, USPS, Parcel Delivery Service, Amazon, E-commerce, Delivery Fleets

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Ford's Subscription Service Reaches 600 Customers

Photo of a Canvas delivery courtesy of Ford.

About 600 customers are now using Ford's subscription service Canvas in San Francisco and Los Angeles a year after the automaker launched it as an alternative to owning or leasing a vehicle, the company announced.

Tags: Ford, Mobility Service, Subscription

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Top Fleets, How Do You Measure Up?

The 2017 edition of AF's Fleet 500 annual magazine featured the top 300 commercial fleets.

For the past 57 years, Automotive Fleet has been the go-to resource for the fleet industry, working tirelessly to publish the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

Tags: Fleet 500, Automotive Fleet

February 7, 2018 - Product News

Chevin Launches Fleetwave Forms Mobile App

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of fleet management software, has unveiled its brand-new data collection app, FleetWave Forms, which boasts an advanced level of code-free customization for more than just fleet.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Chevin, Mobile Apps

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

San Francisco Parks Department Hires Fleet Coordinator

Wong

Johnny Wong was named fleet coordinator for the Recreation and Park Department for the City and County of San Francisco.

Tags: Fleet Management, San Francisco, New Hire

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Laney's Inc. Announces Fleet Coordinator

Hanson

Paul Hanson, CAFM, was named fleet and facilities coordinator at Laney’s Inc. in Fargo, N.D.

Tags: New Hire, Service Fleets, Maintenance Management, Compliance

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Massachusetts Port Authority Names Fleet Manager

Tavares

Derek Tavares was named fleet manager for the Massachusetts Port Authority in Boston.

Tags: Massachusetts, New Hire, Ports

February 2, 2018 - Industry News

UPS to Spend $7B to Upgrade Delivery Network

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS will invest $7 billion over the next three years to upgrade its delivery network, including acquiring fleet vehicles and aircraft, to better manage heavier holiday activity.

Tags: UPS, Procurement, Delivery Fleets

February 2, 2018 - Industry News

Suffolk County Community College Hires Automotive Business Instructor

Kappel

Arthur Kappel, CAFM, is an adjunct instructor at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, N.Y., where he teaches automotive business.

Tags: New Hire, Colleges and Universities, Telecommunications Fleets

February 2, 2018 - Industry News

Rumpke Waste & Recycling Hires Route Supervisor

Hibner

Nathan Hibner was promoted to route supervisor for Rumpke Waste & Recycling in Columbus, Ind. He assumed this position in October.

Tags: Route Management, New Hire, Refuse Fleets

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

Lightning Systems Using AI to Monitor Fuel Economy, Emissions

Photo courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Lightning Systems are using artificial intelligence to predict the fuel economy and tailpipe emissions of fleet vehicles which are designed to help fleets monitor vehicle maintenance and track routes in an effort to decrease fuel usage and emissions.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, Lightning Systems, Artificial Intelligence

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

Novartis Names Logistics Management Specialist

Wood

Kraig Wood was named logistics management specialist for Novartis in Morris Plains, N.J.

Tags: Novartis, Logistics, New Hire, Pharmaceutical Fleets

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

Pavement Recycling Systems Names Fleet Operations Manager

Turner

Chris Turner was named manager of fleet operations for Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc., headquartered in Jurupa Valley, Calif.

Tags: New Hire, Maintenance Management

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Aramark Hires VP of Fleet Operations

Fay

Chad Fay was named vice president of fleet operations for Aramark. He assumed this position in November.

Tags: Aramark, New Hire, Delivery Fleets

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Trump's Call for More Infrastructure Spending Scant on Funding Details

In his first State of the Union address, Presdient Trump said nothing about how to pay for his now $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. Photo: TV screenshot

President Trump has upped the ante by requesting Congress to craft a bipartisan bill that “generates” at least $1.5 trillion to invest in infrastructure.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump, Elected Leaders

January 30, 2018 - Press Release

NAFA Updates Fleet Management Training Websites

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) has improved two websites to provide education in subject matter such as asset management, professional development, and the necessary steps to becoming a green fleet.

Tags: NAFA, Certification, Online Tool, Associations

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Pioneer in Small Fleet Leasing Retires

Duffy.

Jerry Duffy, senior VP, leasing & fleet management for The Bancorp Bank, retired Dec. 31, 2017, capping a 45-year career in small fleet leasing market.

Tags: Retirement, The Bancorp

January 26, 2018 - Industry News

FedEx Increases Employee Wages Following Tax Reform

Photo courtesy of FedEx.

FedEx will invest two-thirds of $200 million in increased compensation for hourly team members, due to the recently enacted tax reform signed by President Donald Trump.

Tags: Taxes, FedEx, Donald Trump, Economic Conditions

January 25, 2018 - Industry News

Fleets Part of Ford's 2018 Mobility Strategy

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford is looking to leverage burgeoning vehicle connectivity technology to deliver improved data services and fleet optimization for commercial fleets, which is part of the Ford Mobility team’s strategy to accelerate delivery of mobility products and services to customers in 2018.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Sharing

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

Motorlease Names VP of Operations

Perkins.

Motorlease Corp. has promoted Jeffrey Perkins to the position of vice president of operations, where he will focus on strategic planning and analysis; relationship management; and process development and implementation.

Tags: Motorlease Corporation, Promotions, Fleet Management Companies

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

NYC Considers Congestion Pricing for Truck Deliveries

Congestion pricing may be part of delivering in New York City in the future, if the state follows through on a new transportation report recommendation.

Tags: New York City, Tolls, Congestion, Delivery Fleets

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

PSA Group Establishes U.S. HQ

Photo of the Atlanta skyline courtesy of PSA Group.

PSA Group has selected Atlanta, Ga., as the location for its new North American headquarters, after announcing in 2016 plans for the automaker to return to the U.S. market.

Tags: Atlanta, Mobility, PSA Group

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Fed Economist: 'All Sectors Have Room to Grow'

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

In the years following the recession, U.S. economic growth has been "so modest that no sector has been overheated,” said William Strauss, senior economist and economic adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Tags: HDAW, Forecast, Economic Conditions

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

NAFA Announces Future Expo Dates

Pamela Sederholm (far left), executive director, American Automotive Leasing Association, moderates the fleet management company executive panel at the NAFA Institute and Expo in 2017.

The NAFA Fleet Management Association recently revealed the dates and locations for the NAFA Institute & Expo in 2019 and 2021.

Tags: NAFA, NAFA Institute & Expo, Fleet Events

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