August 20, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
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
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new logo and brand identity for propane — PROPANE Clean American Energy.
Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas
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
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
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
Vehicle owners can quickly learn whether a specific vehicle has an open recall by searching by VIN.
Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, Online Tool
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tesla Motors has extended the warranty covering its drive unit to match the warranty offered for the battery pack on its Model S, the company announced.
Tags: Warranty, Tesla Motors, California, Tax Incentive, Tesla Model S, Battery-Electric Vehicles
For the first time in 50 years, Ford Motor Co. is testing a right-hand-drive configuration for its refreshed pony car.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Right-Hand Drive, Ford, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa
The first unit of the new Vito has rolled off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria, Spain.
Tags: Spain, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Cargo Vans
The new Opel Insignia and Opel Meriva not only have modern technology under the hood, but are distinguished by AGR (Campaign for Healthier Backs) certified premium Opel ergonomic seats.
Tags: Ergonomics, Opel, Opel Insignia, Drowsy Driving, Seats
In the face of complaints of its poor taxi services, Qatar has seen the growth of alternatives, such as Uber, to address the need of visitors and residents in Doha to find reliable wheeled transport.
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
Here’s a video, produced by the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles, explaining where tractor-trailer truck no-zones are.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Tractor Trailers, Utah DMV
August 18, 2014 - Global News
Nissan officially opened its satellite design studio in Rio de Janeiro. Located at Nissan Brazil’s headquarters, the Nissan Design America Rio studio (NDA-R) is tasked with researching materials and styling and is already contributing to future development projects.
Tags: Nissan, Brazil, Automotive Design
The agency released a report assessing such connected-car applications as left turn assist and intersection movement assist, which could save as many as 1,083 lives annually, according to estimates.
Tags: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Connected Vehicle Technology, NHTSA, Association of Global Automakers, Wireless
Cars.com has selected the 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD as the top 1-ton heavy duty pickup in a challenge powered by PickupTrucks.com and Mrtruck.com.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Towing, GMC Sierra, General Motors, Class 3
The award recognizes fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability, such as deploying alternative-fuel vehicles or implementing idle-reduction policies.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Sustainability All Stars
The go-to-market name for PHH Arval will transition to Element Fleet Management between now and the end of 2014. Element Financial Corporation, a Canadian-based equipment finance company, acquired PHH Corporation’s North American fleet management unit for $1.4 billion in cash on July 7.
Tags: Element Financial, PHH Arval, Canada
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