January 28, 2015 - Executive Fleet News
Fuel leaks may occur in the fuel injection system in such popular luxury cars as the Audi A6 and A7.
Tags: Audi, Volkswagen, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid, Luxury Sedans
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
Vinyl vehicle wraps provide fleets greater marketing punch at a cost that's much less than radio or TV ads and billboards, according to new data from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA).
Tags: Advertising, Radio Advertising, Vehicle Graphics
Automotive Fleet's third annual 2015 Commercial Fleet Industry Report Card is a chance to help make a difference in the industry by identifying areas that require improvement.
Tags: Industry Report Card, Automotive Fleet, Career Advancement
Exposure to road salt might lead to an electrical short in the harness connector.
Tags: Recalls, 2008-MY, 2013-MY, Nissan Rogue, Compact SUVs, NHTSA, Nissan, Road Salt
The action affects approximately 205,000 vehicles in the 2010-2013 model years.
Tags: Ford Taurus, Lincoln, Lincoln MKS, 2010-MY, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, Mid-Size Sedans, Luxury Sedans
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 16,091 2014 model-year Ford Transit Connect vehicles because the safety belt fasteners may not have been tightened properly during assembly.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Compact Vans
Eighty percent of cars and trucks in the Swapalease.com retail leasing marketplace fall somewhere on the grayscale, which includes black, according to the leasing company.
Tags: Car Color, Retail Leasing, Trends
Motorlease Corp. has promoted Justin Mesick to controller and Jeffrey Perkins to general manager of fleet operations, the Farmington, Conn.,-based firm has announced.
Tags: Motorlease Corporation, Promotions, Fleet Management Companies
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Light-vehicle fleet sales in January are projected to total 204,000 units making up about 18 percent of the total vehicle sales for the month.
Tags: J.D. Power, Fleet Sales, Forecast, Gasoline Prices
January 27, 2015 - Global News
Mercedes-Benz has shifted production of its China-only R-Class crossover wagon to AM General, an Indiana-based vehicle manufacturer who once designed and produced Hummer military trucks.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, AM General, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Luxury SUVs
Telematics service provider Telogis is posting updates to its blog about road closures and routing exceptions relating to the Juno winter storm on the East Coast.
Tags: Telogis, Storm Response, Winter Driving
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and Australian private equity firm Ironbridge Capital plan to launch an initial public offering of Australia’s FleetPartners.
Tags: Australia, FleetPartners, IPO
The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen to a level not seen since the spring of 2009. It fell 2.2 cents to $2.044 for the week ending Jan. 26, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
General Motors has updated its RemoteLink mobile app for OnStar to improve the way drivers can remotely control vehicle functions, the automaker announced.
Tags: OnStar, General Motors, Wi-Fi, Mobile Apps
Ford Motor Co. has opened a research center in Silicon Valley to accelerate its development of technologies and experiments in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data.
Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, Automated Driving
The Dubai Police Department has standardized on the ZOLL AED Plus for its fleet of police cars. This is first installation of AEDs in police cars in the Middle East.
Tags: Toyota, Chevrolet, Nissan, Dubai, Dubai Police
Brazilian automotive vehicle manufacturer association Anfavea has confirmed MAN Latin America as the market leader for trucks for the 12th year in a row. The company closed 2014 with 36,157 licensed units.
Tags: Volkswagen, Brazil, MAN Trucks
Italian automaker Maserati has selected the Leaselink e-procurement platform from European online procurement specialist Ebbon-Dacs for all its dealers throughout the country as it bids to increase its presence in the UK corporate market.
Tags: United Kingdom, Maserati, Ebbon-Dacs
Modern diesels burn so cleanly that laboratory rats suffered no lung illnesses during a lengthy study of their exposure to exhaust gases, according to the Health Effects Institute.
Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel Engines, Research, Diesel Emissions, Health Issues, EPA, Emissions
January 26, 2015 - Global News
Rapidly growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in China is triggering an explosion of investment in the lithium-ion battery industry, with China's production of power lithium-ion batteries set to jump 400 percent by 2017.
Tags: Lithium-Ion Batteries, China, Battery-Electric Vehicles
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has recognized the contributions of Matthews Specialty Vehicles for its efforts in fighting Ebola, making potentially life-saving therapies available to those affected by the deadly virus.
Tags: Medical Fleets, Guinea, Ebola Outbreak
January 26, 2015 - Industry News
Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Frost & Sullivan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
Here's driver safety advice from both esurance and the State of Washington.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, School Buses
American sports fans are now well versed on the proper inflation requirements for footballs – between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch. Unfortunately, most Americans aren’t quite as knowledgeable about the inflation requirements of their own vehicle’s tires.
Tags: NTSB, Tires, NHTSA
Low gasoline prices and pent-up consumer demand should propel new car and light truck sales to an estimated 16.94 million in 2015, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Tags: Retail Sales, Dealers, Light-Duty Trucks, NADA
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