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February 15, 2018

Vehicle Fatality Data Causes Concern

Motor vehicle accidents claimed 227 fewer lives in 2017 compared to the earlier year, which equates to a 0.5% decline to 40,100, the National Safety Council (NSC) has found. However, it would be a 6% increase from 2015.

February 15, 2018

Truck Tire Shipments Set 2017 Records

The domestic tire industry reached two milestones in 2017. Replacement truck tire shipments totaled 19.2 million units, a record high.

February 2, 2018

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 21.2% in January

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures increased 21.2% to 54,402 in January as truck and car sales registered strong gains from a year ago. Sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs increased 21.2% to 47,490, while sales of passenger cars increased 11.6% to 6,912, according to Automotive Fleet data.

January 8, 2018

Fleet Telematics Market Overview

Fleets using GPS fleet management systems are very satisfied with the technology, and some feel that these systems are indispensable, according to data from a new C.J. Driscoll & Associates study. Read the full story here. Charts by LaMar Norman.

January 5, 2018

New Vehicle Fuel Economy Falls to 25 MPG

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in December fell to 25 mpg — down 0.2 mpg from a revised November value, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

January 5, 2018

Used Vehicle Retention Weakens in December: Black Book

An index that tracks wholesale used vehicle values fell in December for the first time in four months at a time when the used vehicle market typically shows some weakness. It also reinforced 2017 as a growth year for used vehicle sales.

January 3, 2018

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 1.4% in 2017

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures fell 5.5% in December but increased 1.4% in 2017, following a 2.7% increase the prior year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

December 18, 2017

Top 10 News of 2017 on AutomotiveFleet.com

The list of top-viewed stories included news about compact SUVs, autonomous vehicle technology, updates to the 2018 Ford Transit, and the latest acquisition by Element Fleet Management.

December 7, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Dips to 25 in November

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in November was 25 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from October.

December 4, 2017

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 6.3% in November

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures increased 3.5% to 51,569 in November as total car sales made a strong monthly return at 27%, but is still more than 35% lower than what was reported last year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

November 27, 2017

Mobility Services to Slow Sedan Sales 40% by 2030

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.

November 16, 2017

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.

November 10, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.2 in October

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in October was 25.2 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from September, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

November 8, 2017

Manheim's Used Vehicle Values Rise 6 Straight Months

Wholesale used vehicle prices rose for the sixth month in a row in October, increasing by 1.02%, according to Manheim’s October Used Vehicle Value Index. This brought the index to 136.3, an 8.1% rise from a year ago.

November 1, 2017

Commercial Fleet Sales Climb 3.7% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 3.7% to 49,801 in October with strong truck sales outweighing a nearly 30% decline in cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

October 6, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Flat in September

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in September remained unchanged from August at 25.3 mpg, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

October 5, 2017

September Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 25%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 25.7% to 51,112 in September with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

September 6, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.3 in August

The average fuel economy of new vehicles has decreased by 0.1 mpg in August, to 25.3 mpg, from July, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, Ph.D., researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

September 5, 2017

U.S. Fleet Upfitting Industry Experiencing Uptick in Consolidation

The fleet industry in the United States is no stranger to acquisitions and mergers as we have witnessed with the decades long consolidation occurring among fleet leasing and management companies, automotive OEMs and their suppliers, and daily rental companies. The same holds true for the upfitting industry, which, in the first eight months of 2017, witnessed an uptick in acquisitions.

September 1, 2017

August Commercial Fleet Sales Surge 12.6%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 12.6% to 52,439 in August units with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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