April 17, 2014 - Industry News
During this month's crackdown on distracted driving, Minnesota law enforcement agencies are assigning some officers to school buses so they have a better view of drivers texting while driving.
Tags: Minnesota, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, Texting While Driving, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Dealers will update the power control module software in 5,700 2014 and 2015 model-year vehicles.
Tags: Mazda, Recalls, 2014-MY, Mazda 6, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Mazda 3
Honda has introduced a compact SUV, the 2015 HR-V, at the New York International Auto Show. The 2015 HR-V compact SUV will arive this winter with Fit-inspired body styling, Honda announced.
Tags: Honda, New York Auto Show, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs
Subaru's all-new Outback crossover gets roomier, improved fuel economy, and other improvements for the 2015 model year, the automaker announced at the New York International Auto Show on April 17.
Tags: Subaru, Subaru Outback, New York Auto Show, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs
The affected vehicles are 2014 model-year Jettas, Beetles, Beetle Convertibles and Passats.
Tags: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Recalls, Volkswagen Beetle, 2014-MY, Volkswagen Passat, NHTSA
Dodge has reworked the Charger's front end and brought Challenger-like touches to the interior for the 2015 model year of a vehicle shown for the first time at the New York International Auto Show.
Tags: Dodge, New York Auto Show, Dodge Charger, Full-Size Sedans, Headlights
April 17, 2014 - Press Release
Frost and Sullivan has recognized Telogis with the North American Frost and Sullivan Award for Company of the Year in light commercial vehicle telematics based on its recent analysis of the market.
Tags: Telogis, Frost & Sullivan, Awards
Diesel enthusiasts have voted the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel the top diesel car of the year in an article by Diesel Driver magazine that also named Chevrolet as the top diesel brand.
Tags: Chevrolet, Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Cruze, 2014-MY, 2015-MY
With the acquisition, Boyd now has 288 collision repair locations across 15 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces.
Tags: Collision Repair, Boyd Group, Mergers & Acquisitions, Collision Revision
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
Toyota is giving its top-selling U.S. passenger car a makeover for the 2015 model year, introducing the 2015 Camry at the New York International Auto Show.
Tags: Toyota Camry, Mid-Size Sedans, New York Auto Show, Toyota, 2015-MY
April 16, 2014 - Press Release
The acquisition reinforces Service King’s position as one of the country’s largest multi-shop operators in the collision repair industry.
Tags: Collision Repair, Service King Collision Repair Centers, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sterling Autobody Centers
Z Energy plans to spend $21 million to build a biodiesel production facility in New Zealand's capital city of Wellington. Z Energy plans to use tallow as feedstock for the new plant.
Tags: Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, New Zealand
Life Line Screening, the nation's leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings, has selected SambaSafety solutions to manage its comprehensive driver safety program.
Tags: SambaSafety, Driver Monitoring, Medical Fleets
The NAFA Fleet Management Association recently announced its newest Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) graduates for 2013-2014. There were a total of 42 graduates in the group, and 22 work in the private sector.
Tags: NAFA, CAFM, Career Advancement, Continuing Education
Hyundai has introduced its all-new Sonata sedan for 2015 at the New York International Auto Show as a larger vehicle with additional technological goodies.
Tags: Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Mid-Size Sedans
April 16, 2014 - Global News
The Netherlands has debuted its glow-in-the-dark road markings on a 500 meter stretch of highway. The markings have replaced traditional highway illumination.
Tags: Studio Roosegaarde, The Netherlands, Road Safety
MECL- SONY, the exclusive distributor of Sony consumer electronics, IT, entertainment related products for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has selected MobiWork MWS to help manage its field marketing operations fleet and merchandiser network.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Fleet Management Solution, Sony
WEX Inc. has renewed an agreement to provide fleet card services to Rollins, Inc., the Atlanta-based pest control provider known mostly for its Orkin brand.
Tags: Fleet Card, Pest Control Fleets, Orkin, WEX
Kia Motors America has significantly redesigned its Sedona minivan for 2015, adding a sportier body style, more interior space, a new powertrain, and next-gen infotainment system.
Tags: New York Auto Show, Kia Sedona, Minivans, Kia Motors
April 15, 2014 - Industry News
Chevrolet is entering the burgeoning market for compact SUVs with its 2015 Trax, which the brand unveiled on the eve of the New York International Auto Show.
Tags: Chevrolet, Compact SUVs, Chevrolet Trax, New York Auto Show
April 15, 2014 - Press Release
Spireon, Inc., the industry's leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) and business intelligence solutions used by companies to maximize their mobile assets and workforce, has secured a new partnership with Lewis Tree Service the second largest provider of utility vegetation management services in North America.
Tags: Utilization, Vehicle Tracking, Spireon
The national average price of gasoline climbed 5.5 cents to $3.651 per gallon and is now more costly than it was at this time a year ago, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
General Motors will offer its bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks starting at $9,500 and dedicated compressed natural gas vans starting at $10,825, the company has announced.
Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Bi-Fuel CNG, Pickup Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Pricing, Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, 2015-MY, Class 3, Class 2
As part of Ford’s refresh of the F-650/F-750, the medium-duty vocational trucks will now be equipped with a Ford-produced diesel engine and transmission beginning with MY-2016.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Diesel Engine, Diesel Transmission
Upfitter Adrian Steel has announced a line of new products developed for the Ford Transit that will roll out when the full-size vans start hitting the market in June, a company spokesman told AutomotiveFleet.com.
Tags: Adrian Steel, Cargo Vans, Ford Transit, Upfitting Vans
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