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LeasePlan USA Names Truck Sales VP

LeasePlan USA has today announced the appointment of Naeem Morris to its Truck and Equipment Division. In his role of truck sales vice president, Morris will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the LeasePlan truck division in the Midwest.

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen

News Awards VW's 2018 Atlas, Golf GTI

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas won's Best of 2018 award, while the Golf GTI won the Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year.

Courtesy of Chevrolet.


Chevrolet Offering 4-D Driving Experience at Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show attendees will be able to see firsthand the type of environments that Chevrolet vehicles are tested on through a 4-D virtual reality experience.



Baessler, Fleet Director of Rollins Inc., Passes Away

Mike Baessler, director, fleet procurement for Rollins, Inc., died Jan.12, 2018. Baessler joined Rollins in June 2013, where he worked until his death. He was 67 years old.


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.

Photo of the Ram 3500 Laramie courtesy of FCA.


FCA Relocating Ram Heavy Duty Truck Production to U.S.

FCA is relocating production of its next-generation Ram Heavy Duty truck from a production location in Mexico to an assembly plant in Michigan, a facility that the automaker is investing more than $1 billion in to modernize as well as add 2,500 new jobs.



LeasePlan USA Appoints Two Executives to Leadership Team

LeasePlan USA has appointed two executives to its leadership team: Greg Buckland, who will serve as the company’s new chief information officer, and Matt Patterson, who was named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Corp.


Toyota, Mazda Choose Alabama for Site of New Plant

Toyota and Mazda have selected Huntsville, Ala., as the site for their joint-venture manufacturing plant, which represents $1.6 billion investment that Mazda and Toyota plan to make with equal funding contribution.

Graphic courtesy of Ford.


Ford to Develop a Connected Car Platform

Ford revealed its initiatives for a smart city cloud platform that is designed to help create city ecosystems that are prepared for upcoming changes in mobility, such as connected vehicle networks and autonomous cars.

Photo of the Toyota Entune 3.0 courtesy of Toyota.


Toyota Introduces Amazon Alexa to Select Vehicles in 2018

Toyota will introduce Amazon Alexa to select 2018 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, allowing customers to interact with Amazon's intelligent cloud based voice service in their car.

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Why Local, Hands-On Account Management Makes Sense for Fleets of All Sizes
Outsourced fleet management, coupled with local, hands-on account management, gives advantages beyond accountability and transparency, improving efficiencies over the lifecycle of the vehicle.
Mobility: More Than A Buzzword
The term “mobility” has always been an intricate part of fleet management, but today it has taken on a whole new meaning. Today it’s a mind-set. It’s thinking; how to get the most efficient transportation that’s needed, when it’s needed, and for exactly how long it’s needed. It doesn’t pertain to a specific lease structure, or even stop at just vehicles. Rather, mobility is a customizable plan that allows transportation to happen efficiently and easily.
Special Edition: Strategic Insights 2018 Outlook
Throughout 2017, our team of Strategic Consultants shared some note-worthy trends they were uncovering for our customers, and provided actionable insights against these trends. This infographic provides an overview of the themes that surfaced in 2017, coupled with trends Element is watching in 2018.
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Optimization: Turning Fleet Data Into Action
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