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August 22, 2014 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Drivers Gain Access to VNG's CNG Fueling

GE Capital Fleet Services has announced an agreement with that allows its customers to access the fuel provider's CNG refueling infrastructure for light-duty fleet vehicles.

Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, VNG, CNG Fueling Stations, Natural Gas Vehicles

August 22, 2014 - Global News

Volkswagen Financial Services Australia Adds Sofico Fleet Software

Philip Farhart, Fleet Project Manager at VWFS Australia (left) and Koenraad Van Grimbergen, General Manager of Sofico Services Australia. Photo: Sofico

Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) Australia has implemented the Miles software solution from Sofico, the privately owned provider of global fleet, leasing and mobility software.

Tags: Volkswagen, Australia, Sofico

August 22, 2014 - Global News

Mercedes-Benz Debuts Updated Natural Gas Econic Truck Model

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has debuted a special-purpose waste collection/short-radius distribution vehicle: the Econic NGT Euro VI with its new M 936 G engine.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, CNG, Euro VI

August 21, 2014 - Global News

Fleet Toll Management Program Launched for U.S. to Canada Bridges

Bestpass, Inc., has announced that Niagara Falls Bridge Commission managed bridges, including the Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston international bridges, which fleet drivers use to cross from the U.S. to Canada and back, are now part of the Bestpass toll service.

Tags: Canada, Toll Management Program, United States

August 21, 2014 - Press Release

Adrian Steel Releases Ford Transit Packages

Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Company has released its new line of upfit products for Ford's 2015 Transit van that include shelving, partitions, ladder racks, and trade packages for the low-, medium-, and high-roof versions.

Tags: Ford Transit, Adrian Steel, Upfitting Vans

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Honda Fit Named Top Safety Pick

The subcompact car delivers an improved performance in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s demanding small overlap test to qualify for the award.

Tags: Honda, Crash Tests, Honda Fit, 2015-MY, Subcompact Cars, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS Top Safety Pick

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

GM's 2015-MY Large SUVs Meet Towing Standard

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

As the Detroit automakers begin rolling out pickup trucks that meet a new SAE towing standard, General Motors has extended the standard to its redesigned full-size SUVs for the 2015 model year.

Tags: Chevrolet Tahoe, Towing, General Motors, Chevrolet Suburban, Large SUVs, 2015-MY

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Honda Calls Fleet Sales the 'Dark Underbelly'

Honda Motor Co. chided its competitors for using lower-margin fleet sales and reliance on sub-prime lending to boost sales, while discussing its falling market share on a conference call.

Tags: Honda, Fleet Sales, Automotive Executives

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

ULTEA Founder Keith Kreps Dies


Keith Kreps, who founded fleet lessor ULTEA in the mid-1990s, has died following a three-year illness. He was 59.

Tags: Obituary, Fleet Management Companies, ALD Automotive

August 21, 2014 - Press Release

GEICO Lowers Commercial Rates in Va.

GEICO's commercial division is lowering rates for commercial customers in Virginia for contractors, retailers, caterers, professional service providers, and other businesses with vehicle fleets.

Tags: Risk Management, Insurance, GEICO

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Westport's 2015-MY CNG Trucks

Photo: Westport

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified dedicated CNG versions of Ford's E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-59 equipped with the Westport WiNG Power System and 6.8L V-10 engine.

Tags: EPA, Ford F-Series, Ford E-Series, Westport WiNG, Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG

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

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