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April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Minn. Officers Riding in Buses to Spot Distracted Drivers

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

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Mazda Recalling Mazda3, Mazda6 for Potential Power Loss

2014 Mazda3 photo courtesy of Mazda.

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

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Honda Introduces HR-V Compact SUV

Photo courtesy of Honda.

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

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

All-New 2015 Subaru Outback Debuts in New York

Photo courtesy of Subaru.

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

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Volkswagen Recalling 26K Cars for Fire Risk

2014 Volkswagen Passat photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

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

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Dodge Charger Redesigned for 2015

Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

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

Telogis Named Company of the Year

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

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Chevrolet Cruze Named Diesel Car of the Year

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Cruze courtesy of GM.

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

April 17, 2014 - Press Release

Boyd Group Acquires 25 Collision Revision Locations

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 Camry Gets 'Sweeping Redesign'

Toyota's Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Camry Chief Engineer Monte Kaehr with the 2015 Camry. Photo by Joe Polimeni.

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

Service King to Acquire Sterling Autobody Centers

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

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

New Zealand Energy Company to Build Biodiesel Facility

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

April 16, 2014 - Press Release

Life Line Screening Chooses SambaSafety's Driver Safety Monitoring

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

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

NAFA Announces Private Sector CAFM Graduates

Photo courtesy of NAFA.

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

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Hyundai Sonata Grows Larger for 2015

Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

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

Roads are Aglow in the Netherlands

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

April 16, 2014 - Global News

Saudi Arabia Electronics Distributor Implements Fleet Management Solution

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

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

WEX Renews Fleet Card Deal with Orkin Pest Parent

Photo via Wikimedia.

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

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Kia Sedona Gets Roomier, Sportier for 2015

Photo courtesy of Kia.

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 Enters Compact SUV Segment with Trax

Photo courtesy of GM.

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

Lewis Tree Service Turns to FleetLocate

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

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

Gasoline Price Now Higher Than Year Ago

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

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

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

GM Announces Pricing for CNG Pickups, Vans

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

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

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

F-650/F-750 Switches to Ford-Built Engine, Transmission

Ford will be equipping its F-650/F-750 models with a Ford-produced diesel transmission for MY-2016

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

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

Adrian Steel Shows Ford Transit Upfit Products

Photo of 2015 Ford Transit with medium roof and regular wheelbase courtesy of Adrian Steel.

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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