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December 11, 2017 - Press Release

PARS Ross Replaces Langness as VP of Sales and Client Relations

Ross

PARS has named Teri Ross its new VP of sales and client relations following the retirement of Terry Langness, a fleet industry veteran who will end his tenure with the company by the end of January.

Tags: Retirement, PARS, New Hire, Vehicle Logistics

December 8, 2017 - Press Release

Chevin Recaps Growth in 2017

Chevin recapped its growth in 2017, which was highlighted by a number of awards that waere bestowed to the company, which included the honor "Best Fleet Software Provider 2017."

Tags: Awards, Chevin FleetWave, Chevin

December 5, 2017 - Press Release

Merchants Names Regional Sales Manager

Williams

Greg Williams will focus on the Chicago, Saint Louis and Kansas City markets.

Tags: Merchants Fleet Management, New Hire

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

MetroGistics Acquires Metro Title Services

MetroGistics Holdings has acquired a title and registration services company that services the fleet industry and auto dealers to further expand its reach as a vehicle logistics organization.

Tags: MetroGistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vehicle Logistics, AmerifFeet

December 5, 2017 - Press Release

Element Names VP of Truck Sales

Belkin

Melissa Belkin will be responsible for developing and implementing new business sales strategies for Element’s heavy duty trucking business.

Tags: Element Fleet Management, New Hire

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

WEX, Verizon Establish Fleet Card Contract

Photo courtesy of Verizon.

WEX will provide more than 25,000 fleet cards to the communications company as well as offer additional insight into its fleet operations via WEX’s ClearView analytics platform.

Tags: WEX, Fuel, Verizon, Fuel Cards

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Hogan Transportation Names Fleet Manager

Shaw

Jennifer Shaw was named fleet manager for Hogan Transportation Companies in Fontana, Calif. She assumed this position in April 2017.

Tags: New Hire

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Granite Construction Names Equipment Manager

Pasquetti

Prior to joining Granite Construction, Jeff Pasquetti was a regional fleet manager for Penhall Company and Penhall Technologies.

Tags: Construction Fleets, Promotions

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Liddell Brothers Names Fleet Manager

Josselyn.

Rich Josselyn was named fleet manager for Liddell Brothers, Inc. in Halifax, Mass. He assumed this position in June.

Tags: Construction Fleets, New Hire

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.

Tags: FMCSA, Indiana, ELD, ELD Mandate

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Merchants Names Maintenance Coordinator

Pawlisz

Mel Pawlisz was named maintenance coordinator at Merchants Fleet Management in its Rosemont, Ill., office.

Tags: Merchants Fleet Management, New Hire

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Advanced Disposal Services Names Fleet Manager

Quainton

Previously, Tony Quainton was fleet manager for Waste Management in Detroit Central, Southfield, Mich.

Tags: Waste Management, Refuse Fleets, New Hire

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Former Bimbo Bakeries Fleet Manager Joins MBI Energy

Parr

Arthur Parr, CAFS, was named director of fleet maintenance at MBI Energy Services in Dickinson, N.D. Parr is responsible for the maintenance of 1,800 vehicles operating in North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado. He assumed this position in July 2017

Tags: Bimbo Bakeries, New Hire

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Mobility Services to Slow Sedan Sales 40% by 2030

Graphic of "islands of autonomy" courtesy of KPMG.

Self-driving cars, ride sharing, and other mobility services should slash sales of sedans by nearly 40% by 2030, as Americans become less reliant on vehicle ownership, according to a forecast from KPMG.

Tags: Forecast, Trends, Mobility, Mid-Size Sedans, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Pepsi Names Senior Fleet Manager

Callis

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Richard Callis was senior manager of fleet for Charter Communications in Charlotte, N.C.

Tags: PepsiCo, Food and Beverage Fleets, New Hire

November 21, 2017 - Press Release

Chevin Clients Asking for More Mobility Features

Chevin Fleet Solutions has seen a significant increase in requests from clients to add mobility-related features to its fleet software, the company announced.

Tags: Chevin, Chevin FleetWave, Fleet Management Software

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

Amazon App Helps Get Drivers In and Out of Warehouses Faster

A new Amazon app called Relay allows drivers enter cargo information, allowing them to check in with a QR code and get through the security gate. Photo: Amazon

The new app, called Relay, is Amazon's first attempt at automating the truck delivery process.

Tags: Drivers, Amazon.com, Driver Assistance Systems, Mobile Apps, Delivery Fleets

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

Highest Thanksgiving Day Travel Predicted in 12 Years

AAA projects that 45.5 million Americans (89% of travelers) are planning a road trip this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Photo via Wikimedia/Minesweeper

AAA Travel projects that 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 1.6 million travelers compared with last year. Car rental rates will hit a five-year holiday high at $70 per day.

Tags: AAA, Fuel Prices, Rental Rates, Holiday Travel, Thanksgiving

November 16, 2017 - Industry News

Mobility Changes to Transportation to Accelerate in 2040

The emergence of ride hailing, autonomous vehicles, electrified vehicles, and other mobility trends should bring greater changes to transportation networks in the U.S., Europe, and China by 2040, according to a new report from IHS Markit.

Tags: Trends, IHS Automotive, Mobility, Ride Hailing

November 16, 2017 - Press Release

Nissan North America Adopts Chevin Software

Chevin Fleet Solutions is now implementing its web-based, enterprise-level software FleetWave at Nissan North America, the software provider announced.

Tags: Nissan, Software, Chevin FleetWave, Chevin

November 9, 2017 - Press Release

MetroGistics’ Monster Mash Fundraiser Nets $24K

Auto transport company MetroGistics raised $24,148 at its annual Monster Mash Halloween Party that will be evenly distributed to Helping Strays – The Humane Society of Monroe County, Illinois, and the Humane Society of St. Clair County SNAP (Spay, Neuter, Adopt and Protect) in China, Michigan.

Tags: Charity, MetroGistics, Vehicle Logistics

November 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Invests $220M in South Africa Plant

Photo: Ford Motor Company South Africa

The expansion is aimed toward increasing production of the Ranger Raptor pickup truck, which the Silverton plant manufactures alongside the Everest SUV.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Investment, Ford Ranger, Ford, South Africa

November 1, 2017 - Press Release

Toyota Celebrates 60 Years in the U.S.

Photo of Toyota's first U.S. headquarters in Hollywood, Calif., courtesy of Toyota.

Since its humble beginnings in a 3,000-square-foot, one-time Rambler dealership, Toyota has woven itself into the cultural fabric of America. Sixty years in, it encompasses a presence in every state, including 10 manufacturing facilities and nearly 1,500 Toyota and Lexus dealerships.

Tags: Toyota, Company Anniversaries, Automotive History, Headquarters

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

NYC to Test Ban on Curbside Deliveries

New York Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Agents will be on hand to enforce moving and parking violations, double parking, and off-route trucks as the city experiments with curbside delivery restrictions to help ease traffic. Photo via NYC Office of the Mayor.

The city will also be expanding its off-hour delivery program for businesses that are interested in receiving deliveries during less busy times.

Tags: New York City, Traffic Congestion, Traffic Violations, Delivery Truck, New York DOT, Congestion, Delivery Fleets

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

FedEx Expands Same Day Delivery

Photo courtesy of FedEx.

FedEx has expanded its SameDay City delivery service to 1,800 cities in 30 regional U.S. markets, the company has announced. The move comes as competition with Amazon for faster deliveries is heating up.

Tags: Amazon.com, FedEx, Delivery Fleets

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