March 12, 2014 - Press Release
The Minnesota-based company now has a network of 193 collision repair facilities in 17 states.
Tags: Collision Repair, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Mergers & Acquisitions
March 12, 2014 - Industry News
Full-size passenger vans lost the least value in the commercial vehicle resale market in February, a month that typically shows strong vehicle retention, according to Black Book.
Tags: Depreciation, GMC Savana, Full-Size Vans, Ford E-Series, Black Book, 2012-MY
GE Capital Fleet Services will begin offering a telematics service designed to allow fleet managers to track trailers, forklifts, generators, and other equipment, the fleet management company has announced.
Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Heavy Equipment, Asset Tracking, Fleet Management Companies, Cellular Networks
March 12, 2014 - Global News
Penske Logistics Mexico has named Pedro Sanchez as its sales director. Based in Saltillo, Mexico, Sanchez will be responsible for strategic business development.
Tags: Mexico, Automotive Executives, Penske
Road-integrated magnets remain unaffected by physical obstacles or poor weather conditions unlike GPS or cameras and remain the most reliable and accurate in the positioning of self-driving cars, according to Volvo.
Tags: Volvo, Automated Driving, Connected Car
Josef Fidelis Senn, Ph.D., has been appointed president and CEO of Volkswagen Argentina. The Finance Department of Volkswagen Argentina is to be headed by Pablo Di Si. These changes took effect on March 1, 2014.
Tags: Argentina, Volkswagen, Promotion
The Moscow-based Russian Association of Winter Road Maintenance is tasked to bring under one roof all sides concerned with snow and ice-related problems to research and develop the best practices in efficient and sustainable ways to combat snow and ice accumulation.
Tags: Russia, Russian Association of Winter Road Maintenance, Deicing Compounds
The Hertz Corporation, a provider of general use car rentals, has signed an agreement with Costco in the UK, to bring short term Hertz 24/7 van rental to Costco's members.
Tags: Hertz, Costco, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, United Kingdom
March 11, 2014 - Global News
Fleet tests of UPM BioVerno at the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland showed that the wood-based diesel fuel performs as well as traditional diesel variants.
Tags: Biodiesel, Volkswagen Golf, Finland, UPM BioVerno
Tata Motors has launched 10 new heavy commercial vehicles from its Prima LX range to the Indian trucking market.
Tags: India, Tata, Prima LX Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has unveiled its strategic truck for Africa in Tanzania.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, FUSO FA/FI, FUSO FJ/FO/FZ, Tanzania
Daimler and Volvo are anticipated to lead the implementation of V2V communication systems among vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across Europe.
Tags: Volvo, Daimler, Connected Car, Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany, Austria
March 11, 2014 - Industry News
America Honda Motor Co. has realigned its automotive operations by brand, forming the Honda Division and Acura Division in part to revitalize its luxury nameplate. The moves go live April 1.
Tags: Honda, Acura, Automotive Executives
CleanFuel USA will offer a a GMC C2500 pickup truck with a propane autogas fueling system, the vehicle modifier has announced. The GMC C2500 will arrive with a 6.0L V-8 engine equipped with CleanFuel's LPI system.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, CleanFUEL USA, Propane Autogas, Vehicle Modifiers, GMC Sierra 2500 HD
Westport Innovations has combined its bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas fuel system products and body configurations for Ford vehicles under the WiNG Power System brand.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-Series, Westport, Ford E-Series, Vehicle Modifiers
The National Safety Council (NSC) has appointed Deborah A.P. Hersman, currently chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as the organization’s new president and CEO.
Tags: National Safety Council, National Transportation Safety Board, C-Suite, Vehicle Safety Regulations, New Hire
March 11, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
BMW will begin delivering its i8 plug-in hybrid super car to the first customers in June in Europe following the start of production in April, the automaker announced.
Tags: BMW, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, BMW i8, Prestige Luxury Cars, 2014-MY
March 11, 2014 - Press Release
The CEI Group Inc. (CEI) has managed repairs on more than 1,000 all-electric fleet vehicles, the company announced March 6.
Tags: Vehicle Repairs, The CEI Group, Electric Vehicles
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
The recall affects 2012-2013 model-year Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs, 18,700 of which are in the U.S.
Tags: Jeep, Dodge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler, Recalls, Dodge Durango, 2013-MY, 2012-MY
The national average price of gasoline rose 3.3 cents to $3.512 per gallon for the sixth consecutive weekly increase, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
March 10, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Audi of America and AT&T will offer a six-month trial of in-vehicle 4G LTE broadband service and a pair of data plans to 2015 A3 buyers when the vehicle arrives in April.
Tags: Audi, Wi-Fi, Infotainment Systems, 2015-MY
The annual conference of the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) will be held from Sept. 7-10 at the M Resort & Spa Casino in Las Vegas. The theme for this year's conference is "Learn, Innovate, Win – Improving Your Odds for Fleet Success."
Tags: AFLA Conference, Networking, Fleet Associations
LeasePlan USA has hired Michelle Eads as vice president of sales for national accounts for the Pacific Northwest region. Eads brings 17 years of experience to the role.
Tags: New Hire, LeasePlan, Fleet Executives
The automaker increases its investment in computing power by 50 percent to maximize the number and speed of virtual vehicle crashes. This allows safety engineering and vehicle evaluation teams to generate more data, more quickly.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Crash Tests, Ford
The summer arrival of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will kick off a wave of alternative-fuel vehicles from the German automaker over the coming years that will include a plug-in hybrid S-Class and plug-in electric C-Class.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Zero-Emission Vehicles, 2014-MY
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