August 27, 2014 - Industry News
Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) are surging in Texas, as measured by sharp increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller's office.
Tags: Taxes, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has ruled that 2,300 FedEx Ground drivers were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees, which could make FedEx liable for millions of dollars in drivers' operating expenses and wages.
Tags: FedEx, Driver Pay, Court Ruling, Delivery Fleets
August 27, 2014 - Press Release
The collision repair company's latest acquisition in the state is Raleigh Collision.
Tags: Collision Repair, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Mergers & Acquisitions
August 27, 2014 - Global News
Alasacia SA, Santiago, Chile's largest bus operator, missed a bond payment and said it will file a debt restructuring plan.
Tags: Chile, Bond Financing, Bus Fleet
In advance of Drive Safely Work Week in early October, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) has released its 2014 Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) tool kit.
Tags: Driver Safety, Drive Safely Work Week, NETS
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
Ford engineers have implemented several improvements to the 2015 F-150 pickup truck that should improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle and improve fuel efficiency, according to Ford.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aerodynamics
The Equinox has proven itself as a strong retail vehicle, and GM has also increased deliveries to fleets, while retaining its sales mix of just over 15 percent to fleets and 85 percent to retail buyers.
Tags: Chevrolet Equinox, General Motors, Compact SUVs
August 26, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Volvo has launched its redesigned 2015 XC90 after months of teasing various aspects of the automaker's flagship luxury SUV that gets a significant redesign for the model year.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC90, 2015-MY, Infotainment Systems, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
August 26, 2014 - Global News
Researchers from Germany, Italy, the UK, and Switzerland are working on a system that will allow drivers to leave their vehicles at the main entrance of an airport and for the car to park itself.
Tags: Parking, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Autonomous Drive, Electric Car
In Allstate’s 10th annual report, which identifies which cities have the safest drivers, Ft. Collins, Colo., again captures the top honor.
Tags: Allstate, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Allstate America's Best Drivers Report
Mike Antich, editor and associate publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine, recounted Ed Bobit’s impact on the fleet management industry during an interview with Merchants Fleet's marketing director.
Tags: Ed Bobit, Podcast, Automotive Fleet
Volkswagen has set pricing for its 2015 Jetta compact car to start at $18,145 for the base model and up to $32,490 for the top-line Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium.
Tags: Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen, 2015-MY, Compact Cars, Diesel Engines, Pricing
AstaZero, a full-scale proving ground for future traffic safety solutions, has been opened by the Volvo Car Group, bringing it a step closer to realizing its vision that, by 2020, no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.
Tags: Sweden, Volvo
August 25, 2014 - Industry News
Nearly 400 people will be killed in vehicle crashes and another 42,300 will be injured, according to the National Safety Council.
Tags: Road Deaths, National Safety Council, Trends, Accidents
The national average price of gasoline fell 1.8 cents to $3.454 for the week ending Aug. 25, marking a continued decline that began in early July, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
August 25, 2014 - Global News
According to a recently released TechSci Research report, “Qatar Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019’’, the tire market in Qatar is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 6 percent during 2014-19.
Tags: China, Tires, Qatar
The lawsuit accuses the insurer of forcing unsafe auto repairs and violating state laws governing trade practices.
Tags: Collision Repair, Insurance, State Farm, Lawsuits, Louisiana
Fleets who order special versions of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup truck can expect to receive their vehicles in February, following the arrival of more standard versions later this year.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, 2015-MY, Order to Delivery
Ram 3500 models will offer increased torque ratings of 865 lb.-ft. and an increased payload of 7,390 pounds, while maintaining a maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds.
Tags: Cummins, Ram Truck, Aisin, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, 2015-MY
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute launches a research project focused on the feasibility of adaptive traffic signs – an application of connected-vehicle technology.
Tags: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Connected Vehicle Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation
Greenlots has partnered with BMW Group Asia to provide Singapore with its first home and public Charging network as part of BMW’s 360 Electric program.
Tags: BMW, Singapore, Greenlots
Here is some advice from the California DMV that may help fleet drivers avoid a common hazard found in double left-turn lanes.
Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
OTI PetroSmart, a value-added reseller of petroleum payment solutions and products and a wholly-owned subsidiary of On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI), has been awarded multiple local government tenders in South Africa.
Tags: Government Fleets, Fuel Management, Fueling, South Africa
August 23, 2014 - Industry News
The recall affects 616 Ford vehicles manufactured earlier this month in Detroit.
Tags: Ford Focus, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
August 22, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Volvo is adding a comprehensive infotainment system and connected-car technologies to its 2015 models, including offering internet access, roadside assistance, and smartphone apps.
Tags: Volvo, 2015-MY, Infotainment Systems
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