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February 24, 2017

Arval Leased Over 1M Vehicles in 2016

Arval's global fleet of leased vehicles went over the one million mark at the end of 2016, and managed to surpass the company's initial target of 6% growth, achieving 8.4%.

February 16, 2017

Element Donates to American Red Cross

Sparks, Md.-based Element Fleet Management has donated $31,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts, the fleet management company announced.

February 16, 2017

Used Car Market Bracing for Off-Lease Tidal Wave

A record number of newer model year off-lease vehicles returning to dealer lots this year will be putting significant upward pressure on the late-model used market, according to the February 2017 Edmunds Used Vehicle Market Report.

December 6, 2016

Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

When it’s all said and done, there usually is a right answer for a particular fleet and the best person to make that decision is a well-educated fleet manager.

November 18, 2016

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Retail Lease Pricing Announced

Honda will offer its 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan with a retail lease price of $369 per month in California starting at the end of 2016, Honda has announced.

November 9, 2016

Software Provider Sofico Opens Netherlands Office

Sofico has opened a new office in the Netherlands in order to better service its Dutch fleet, retail, and wholesale customers.

March 8, 2016

South Africa's Fleet Market Shows Signs of Growth

The South Africa fleet management sector is a highly competitive sector. While only comprising 11% of the entire vehicle population of 11.5 million vehicles, approximately 70% of all new cars purchased are for the corporate market.

March 4, 2016

LeasePlan Introduces Full-Service Leasing Plan in Europe, UAE

LeasePlan Corporation N.V. has announced the launch of FlexiPlan, a new offering designed to meet the flexible needs of companies with changing, fluctuating, or short-term mobility needs.

February 29, 2016

Volatility in the Brazilian Economy Offering Opportunities for Fleets

There has been a change in the vehicle funding and ownership pattern in Brazil, with vehicle buyers increasingly abandoning the expensive “ownership” vehicle funding model. Instead, they are gravitating toward the more cost-effective “operational leasing” model.

February 18, 2016

UK Firm to Offer Leased Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

United Kingdom-based transportation company Riversimple has developed the Rasa hydrogen fuel-cell prototype, a lightweight two-seater with a range of up to 300 miles.

January 6, 2016

Union Leasing Focused on Steady, Sustainable Growth

Serving the small- to mid-size fleet market, 55 percent of Union Leasing’s portfolio is comprised of light- and medium-duty trucks. Recently, it acquired Express 4x4 Truck.

November 20, 2015

Sofico Appoints New Representative Director for Japan

Sofico - an automotive finance, leasing, and fleet software provider - has elected Tatsuya Tomita as Representative Director, replacing Shane Curran, to head its growing operation in Japan.

October 7, 2013

LeasePlan USA Expands Sales Team

Vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions provider LeasePlan USA made recent additions to its sales team. Joining the team is Bob Barna, sales vice president of strategic accounts, and Steve Arkon, sales vice president of national accounts.

May 29, 2013

Fleet Logistics Enters Polish Market

Fleet Logistics, which manages in excess of 110,000 cars on behalf of large international fleet customers, has launched into the growing Polish fleet market with new staff and offices in the capital, Warsaw.

April 2, 2013

Consolidation of the Fleet Leasing Industry: 1986-Present

Automotive Fleet chronicles the acquisitions and mergers of the major fleet leasing and management companies over the years.

March 4, 2013

Overview: South African Fleet Market

With a population of approximately 51 million people, South Africa has a diverse culture and is viewed as the gateway to Africa. The preference in South Africa is vehicle purchasing. Leasing has only made single-digit penetration in the automotive market.

February 28, 2013

Fleet Financials: There’s No Escaping Fleet and Taxes

Topics covered include the tax implications of leasing vs. owning, fleet-specific tax issues, such as bonus depreciation, and upcoming changes to the tax landscape.

February 16, 2012

Thermo Fisher Realizes Premium in 2011 From Short-Cycling Leased Vehicles

WALTHAM, MA – Due to a strong residual market in 2011, Thermofisher’s Global Sr. Category Leader for Fleet & Indirect Services, Rick Odell, C.P.M., told Automotive Fleet that his group was able to short-cycle 350 leases in 2011, generating a 10- to 20-percent premium over the expected residual values.

November 2, 2011

PHH Corp.’s Fleet Segment Shows $21 million Profit in Q3

MT. LAUREL, NJ - PHH Corp. reported its third-quarter 2011 financial results. The company said its fleet segment profit was up 24 percent when compared with the third quarter of 2010.

September 9, 2011

Hertz to Acquire Donlen: An Interview With CEO Gary Rapperport

With record revenues and profits and nearly a half-century as a family-run business, Donlen Corporation agreed to sell to Hertz Global Holdings. Donlen will operate independently as a separate, wholly owned entity of The Hertz Corporation.


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