April 24, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Edmunds.com has named the 2014 Lexus GS 350 to its Top Rated Vehicles for 2014 list and the RX 350 SUV as the Most Popular Entry Luxury SUV of 2014.
Tags: Lexus, Edmunds.com, 2014-MY, Lexus GS 350
April 24, 2014 - Press Release
Assured Telematics, Inc., (ATI) has introduced the first App Center designed specifically for fleets utilizing Geotab's web-based (SaaS) MyGeotab fleet management software platform.
Tags: Geotab, Apps, Cloud-Based Technology, Assured Telematics
The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will demonstrate the new traffic safety camera violation capability of its DriverCare online fleet safety and risk management system at the insurance industry's largest trade show in Denver.
April 24, 2014 - Industry News
The newly formed Global Product Integrity organization will use advanced analysis tools and processes to flag and prevent problems during vehicle development, while also mining field data to react quickly to safety and product quality issues, GM said.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, General Motors, Automotive Executives
The automaker has now shipped thousands of repair kits for 2003-2007 vehicles. Owners of 2008-2011 models will receive a letter in early May confirming their inclusion in the recall.
Tags: Recalls, General Motors, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Saturn
Jeff Coleman, senior fleet manager for Time Warner Cable's West Region, passed away on April 23, from pneumonia. He was 56. Coleman joined Time Warner Cable when the company acquired the Comcast Cable business in Southern California.
Tags: In Memoriam, Telecommunications Fleet, Time Warner Cable
TomTom Telematics (formerly known as TomTom Business Solutions) now has 28,000 customers and 350,000 vehicles subscribed to its Software as a Service (SaaS) fleet management solution.
Tags: TomTom, Cloud-Based Technology, Big Data
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has eased 2013 requirements for cellulosic ethanol blending in the nation's gasoline supply following a lack of production of ethanol fuels from feedstock such as algae, wood chips, and other biomass.
Tags: Ethanol, Ethanol Fueling Stations, EPA, Biofuels
Joseph McKillips has been named chairman of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) board, succeeding Johnson & Johnson's Sandra Lee.
Tags: Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott
Fleetmatics Group has released a five-year telematics analysis that attempts to quantify the return on investment for fleets who have adopted its telematics products.
Tags: Idling, Fleetmatics, Driver Productivity, Route Optimization, Reducing Fuel Costs
April 23, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
The recall, which will get under way late next month, affects 297 2013-2014 model-year XJ, XF and XK vehicles
Tags: Jaguar, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Luxury Sedan, NHTSA, Jaguar XJ, Jaguar XF, Jaguar XK, Luxury Coupe
Waste Management has added six compressed natural gas refuse trucks to its fleet in Chico, Calif., as the refuse hauler continued to aggressively pursue its sustainability goals.
Tags: Waste Management, Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Emissions Reduction
Nominations for the 2014 candidates for the Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted, and are due by Friday, May 23.
April 23, 2014 - Global News
A fleet of "smart" ambulances that allow EMTs to monitor the condition of patients on the way to the hospital are rolling out in Dubai, reports The National.
Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Ambulances, Dubai
April 23, 2014 - Press Release
The Zubie Business solution uses Zubie's core AlwaysSmart device and a newly-designed web and tablet user experience that is tailored for fleet monitoring and analytics. It works on both iPad and Android tablets.
Tags: Tablets, Driver Monitoring
Geotab is integrating its J1939 platform with the Mobileye 560 Advanced Driver Assistance System so heavy duty fleets will be able to use advanced warning alerts to reduce the likelihood of vehicle crashes from occurring, the telematics provider announced.
Tags: Driver Safety, Geotab, Mobileye
The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks will offer a diesel engine option for the 2016 model year, a General Motors spokesperson has confirmed.
Tags: 2016-MY, Chevrolet Colorado, Diesel Engines, Pickup Trucks, Class 1, GMC Canyon
April 22, 2014 - Press Release
Newer clean diesel engines have reduced particulate matter and NOx emissions by up to 98 percent compared to older diesel engines, according to the Diesel Technology Forum.
Tags: Earth Day, Diesel Technology Forum, Clean Diesel Vehicles
April 22, 2014 - Global News
RosZimDor, the Russian Association of Winter Road Maintenance, has announced a drive towards a federal set of standards and regulations of anti-icing materials, the way they are used, and how they are developed nationwide.
Tags: Russia, RosZimDor, Anti-Icing, Ecology
At Auto China 2014, Ford Motor Company unveiled its all-new Ford Escort, which is being shown for the first time globally. The compact sedan was developed with the Chinese market in mind, according to the automaker.
Tags: China, Ford Escort, Ford, Auto China, C-car Platform
On April 22, the European Parliament passed amendments to Directive 96/53 governing the dimensions and weights of commercial vehicles.
Tags: Trucks, Commercial Vehicles, VDA, European Parliament, Directive 96/53
Donlen announced the recipients of its annual Top Auction Awards. Each year, Donlen recognizes top automobile auction partners that work closely with Donlen in its remarketing program.
Tags: Donlen, Fleet Management Companies, Auction, Awards
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
Ford Motor Co. is expected to elevate COO Mark Fields to replace CEO Alan Mulally, who will step down by the end of the year.
Tags: Ford, Automotive Executives, C-Suite
The national average price of gasoline climbed 3.2 cents to $3.683 per gallon, according to federal data released by the Energy Information Administration.
Tags: AAA, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy, Diesel Prices
The U.S. Department of Energy will invest $10 million in technologies that produce biofuel products from biomass, according to a new strategic plan.
Tags: Federal Grant, U.S. Department of Energy, Biofuels
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