December 17, 2014 - Industry News
Mark Rosekind, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board since June 2010, becomes head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: Regulators, NHTSA, NTSB, U.S. Congress, President Obama
December 17, 2014 - Global News
BASF’s Coatings division is the sole supplier of automotive coatings for the new plant opened by Chinese automaker Chery in Jacarei, Brazil, which started operations in August.
Tags: Brazil, Automotive Paint, BASF, Chery
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
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December 17, 2014 - Press Release
The City of Mississauga in Ontario, Canada, has signed a CAD $2.1 million contract extension with Webtech Wireless to deploy telematics on its winter vehicles.
Tags: WebTech Wireless, Winter Equipment, Canada
Deutsche Post DHL, a postal and logistics group, signed an agreement to acquire StreetScooter GmbH, a former start-up that is committed to the mission of developing affordable electric vehicles.
Tags: DHL, Germany, Battery-Electric Vehicles
The Sathorn Model project was recently launched in Bangkok, Thailand, to combat the crippling traffic congestion in the area. Sathorn Road is one of Bangkok’s the most congested roads in the world.
Tags: Toyota, Traffic Congestion, Thailand
According to the recently released TechSci Research report, "Saudi Arabia Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019," the tire market in Saudi Arabia is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 17.19 percent in value terms during 2014-19.
Tags: Commercial Tires, Saudi Arabia, Market Research
Trucking and package delivery giant FedEx Corp. on Wednesday reported a big jump in profit for its fiscal year second quarter.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, FedEx, FedEx Freight
The diesel-powered Chrysler ProMaster full-size van was the only non-luxury diesel expected to deliver a lower total cost of ownership than its gasoline counterpart in a Vincentric study that evaluated 35 diesels.
Tags: Vincentric, Total Cost of Ownership, Diesel Engines
As part of its efforts to lessen its litter problems, Harare, Zimbabwe, has improved its refuse collection schedule and has increased its refuse fleet to 48 trucks.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Zimbabwe, Economic Conditions
December 16, 2014 - Global News
Registration is now open for the 2015 Global Fleet Management Conference. So, don't forget to budget for it during your 2015 planning process. The Global Fleet Management Conference, which will be held June 15-16 in Miami, Fla.
Tags: Automotive Fleet, Fleet Europe, Global Fleet Conference
Scania is taking the lead in wearable technology – the growing trend for fusing fashion and high tech – with a smart wristwatch that communicates with trucks.
Tags: Scania, Wearable Computers, Internet of Things
December 16, 2014 - Industry News
The action affects 846 2015 model-year MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door cars.
Tags: BMW, MINI Cooper, Recalls, 2015-MY, Entry Luxury Cars, NHTSA
The recalls will affect more than 1 million vehicles equipped with restraint control modules manufactured by Robert Bosch LLC.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Air Bags, NHTSA, FCA US, Bosch
UPS will deploy 18 battery-electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans from AMP Holding in the Houston-Galveston, Texas, area.
Tags: UPS, U.S. Department of Energy, AMP Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Delivery Fleets, Federal Grants, Step Van
December 16, 2014 - Press Release
WEX Fleet One has launched the Fleet One Mobile app that allows drivers to check fuel prices in real time.
Tags: WEX, Fuel Cards, Mobile Apps, Gasoline Prices
The Chrysler Group has changed its official name change to FCA US, the company announced on Dec. 16.
Tags: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
More than 700 Ford employees helped out in soup kitchens, food banks, shelters and care centers in eight different states to help feed the hungry during the holiday season.
Tags: Charity, Ford
Major components for the new Ram ProMaster City compact vans will cross the seas twice as part of assembly plans involving Europe, Eurasia and North America, Ram Commercial Truck executives said.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, Turkey
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
The trend of falling gasoline prices continues as the national average price is 12.5 cents cheaper for the week ending Dec. 15. The average is currently $2.55 per gallon.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
The action affects 54,779 of the compact SUVs in the 2013-2015 model years.
Tags: Mitsubishi, Seat Belts, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs, NHTSA
The Ohio House of Representatives legislation seeks to make texting while driving a primary offense and to restrict all driver cell phone use during specified hours in school and construction zones.
Tags: Legislation, Distracted Driving, Ohio, Texting While Driving
Zenith Electric Shuttles and Cargo Vans are now eligible for an estimated $48,884 worth of incentives under the Chicago-based Drive Clean Truck program.
Tags: Incentives, Zenith Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Here are some driver safety tips to help fleet drivers when flood conditions pose a threat.
Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Weather, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, NHTSA
December 15, 2014 - Press Release
Azuga Fleet is collaborating with Verizon Wireless to offer its machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies to cut costs and improve its fleet performance.
Tags: Verizon, Azuga, Big Data, Cloud-Based Technology
December 15, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
The 2015 sedans undergo crash tests and get 5-Star overall safety scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: Audi, Crash Tests, Audi A3, New Car Assessment Program, 2015-MY, Entry Luxury Cars, NHTSA, Audi S3
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