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August 20, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Cadillac to Debut Full-Size Luxury Sedan in Late 2015

Cadillac will unveil a full-size luxury sedan in late 2015 to compete against the Mercedes-Benz S-class, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8.

Tags: Cadillac, Luxury Sedan, Full-Size Sedans

August 20, 2014 - Press Release

Propane Industry Unveils New Logo, Tagline

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new logo and brand identity for propane — PROPANE Clean American Energy.

Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas

August 20, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

2015 Corvette Rated at 29 MPG Highway

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Corvette courtesy of GM.

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray provides 29 mpg on the highway with its new eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, the EPA has determined.

Tags: 2015-MY, Sports Cars, Chevrolet Corvette, Fuel Economy, EPA

August 20, 2014 - Press Release

Fleetmatics Reaches 500,000 Vehicles Under Subscription

Fleetmatics Group PLC has exceeded a milestone of 500,000 active vehicles under subscription with its vehicle tracking service, the company announced earlier this month.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Vehicle Tracking, Fleetmatics, Cloud-Based Technology

August 20, 2014 - Press Release

Fleet Response Hosts Client Event

Photo courtesy of Fleet Response.

Fleet Response held a client event earlier this year that was attended by representatives from various client and prospect companies.

Tags: Fleet Response, Advisory Board, Fleet Events

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Feds Offer Online Recall Search Tool

Vehicle owners can quickly learn whether a specific vehicle has an open recall by searching by VIN.

Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, Online Tool

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles Named

Photo of 2013 Altima courtest of Nissan.

Honda's Accord and Civic continue to top the list of most stolen vehicles in the U.S., even as auto thefts have fallen significantly from their peak in the early 1990s following the wider adoption of engine immobolizers.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, 2013-MY, National Insurance Crime Bureau

August 20, 2014 - Global News

New Zealand Transportation Agency Aims to Cut Staff Travel Costs

The agency running Auckland's public transport is spending more than $100,000 a year for staff to travel in taxis and private vehicles between its two main offices.

Tags: New Zealand, Cost Cutting, Shuttle Van

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

2015-MY Silverado Adds 11 Percent More Torque

Photo: GM

The 2015-MY Chevrolet Silverado will have 11 percent greater torque capacity than the previous model thanks to its all-new GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission, according to the automaker.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, EcoTec3, Transmissions, Towing, Light-Duty Trucks

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

FleetCor to Acquire Comdata for $3.45B

Fleet fuel card provider FleetCor Technologies will acquire competitor Comdata for $3.45 billion under an agreement announced last week.

Tags: Comdata, Fuel Cards, Mergers & Acquisitions, FleetCor, Equity Markets

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Drivers Not Recharging Chevrolet Volts

Photo of Chevrolet Volt courtesy of GM.

A North Carolina car dealer is targeting Chevrolet Volts used in commercial fleets with less wear and tear on their batteries because drivers have been sticking to gasoline instead of plug-in charging, he says.

Tags: Reimbursement, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Volt

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Subaru Legacy, Outback Excel in Crash Tests

With the optional front crash prevention system, the 2015 Legacy and Outback are 2014 Top Safety Pick+ winners.

Tags: Subaru, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Crash Tests, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, 2015-MY

August 19, 2014 - Global News

Automaker and Bank Partner to Finance Vehicles for Nigerian Fleets

Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited and Diamond Bank Plc have jointly inaugurated a vehicle finance scheme aimed at assisting fleet managers and prospective automobile patrons to procure affordable Hyundai vehicles.

Tags: Hyundai, Fleet Financing, Nigeria

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Gasoline Falls Below $3.50 Per Gallon

Photo via Wikimedia.

The national average price of gasoline continued its nearly two-month decline, falling 3.3 cents to $3.472 for the week ending Aug. 18, according to federal data.

Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Tesla Extends Warranty, Calif. Preps Gigafactory Incentives

Photo courtesy of Tesla Motors.

Tesla Motors has extended the warranty covering its drive unit to match the warranty offered for the battery pack on its Model S, the company announced.

Tags: Warranty, Tesla Motors, California, Tax Incentive, Tesla Model S, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 19, 2014 - Global News

Ford Testing Right-Hand-Drive for 2015 Mustang

Photo courtesy of Ford.

For the first time in 50 years, Ford Motor Co. is testing a right-hand-drive configuration for its refreshed pony car.

Tags: Ford Mustang, Right-Hand Drive, Ford, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa

August 19, 2014 - Global News

First Mercedes-Benz Vito Built in Spain

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

The first unit of the new Vito has rolled off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria, Spain.

Tags: Spain, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Cargo Vans

August 19, 2014 - Global News

Opel Using Ergonomics to Combat European Driver Fatigue

The new Opel Insignia and Opel Meriva not only have modern technology under the hood, but are distinguished by AGR (Campaign for Healthier Backs) certified premium Opel ergonomic seats.

Tags: Ergonomics, Opel, Opel Insignia, Drowsy Driving, Seats

August 19, 2014 - Global News

Poor Taxi Service Spurs Growth of Alternatives in Qatar

In the face of complaints of its poor taxi services, Qatar has seen the growth of alternatives, such as Uber, to address the need of visitors and residents in Doha to find reliable wheeled transport.

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Understanding Big-Rig Blind Spots

Here’s a video, produced by the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles, explaining where tractor-trailer truck no-zones are.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Tractor Trailers, Utah DMV

August 18, 2014 - Global News

Nissan Opens Satellite Design Studio in Rio

Photo: Nissan

Nissan officially opened its satellite design studio in Rio de Janeiro. Located at Nissan Brazil’s headquarters, the Nissan Design America Rio studio (NDA-R) is tasked with researching materials and styling and is already contributing to future development projects.

Tags: Nissan, Brazil, Automotive Design

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Promotes Two Connected-Car Technologies to Prevent Crashes

The agency released a report assessing such connected-car applications as left turn assist and intersection movement assist, which could save as many as 1,083 lives annually, according to estimates.

Tags: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Connected Vehicle Technology, NHTSA, Association of Global Automakers, Wireless

August 18, 2014 - Industry News Picks 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD As Top 1-Ton Pickup

Photo of 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali courtesy of GM. has selected the 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD as the top 1-ton heavy duty pickup in a challenge powered by and

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Towing, GMC Sierra, General Motors, Class 3

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

Nominations Extended for Sustainability All Stars

The award recognizes fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability, such as deploying alternative-fuel vehicles or implementing idle-reduction policies.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Sustainability All Stars

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

PHH Arval to Transition Go-to-Market Name to Element Fleet Management


The go-to-market name for PHH Arval will transition to Element Fleet Management between now and the end of 2014. Element Financial Corporation, a Canadian-based equipment finance company, acquired PHH Corporation’s North American fleet management unit for $1.4 billion in cash on July 7.

Tags: Element Financial, PHH Arval, Canada

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