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March 29, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Work Zone Precautions

Highway construction and maintenance season is now under way, so here are 10 work-zone safety tips from the Federal Highway Administration and the New York Department of Transportation.

Tags: Federal Highway Administration, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Work Zones, New York DOT

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Natural Gas Vehicle Sales Fall 6.5 Percent

Photo via Wikimedia.

While the NGV medium- and heavy-duty segments increased by 30 percent and 24 percent respectively, the NGV light-duty segment decreased by 34 percent.

Tags: Vehicle Sales, NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Element Fleet Names Regional Sales Director


Element Fleet Management has promoted Skyler Austin to regional director of sales, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Element Fleet Management, Fleet Executives, Promotions

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Congressmen Call For Fair Taxes On Alt Fuels

A bi-partisan group of congressmen seeking a fair excise tax on liquefied natural gas and propane introduced the Alternative Fuel Tax Parity Actwas on Thursday. Reps. Todd Young (R-IN), John Larson (D-CT), Mac Thornberry (R-TX), and Ron Kind (D-WI) jointly authored the bill.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Fuel Tax, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, LNG

March 27, 2015 - Global News

DHL Sees Growth in African Market


DHL SSA said it expects 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry on the African continent, largely driven by increased consumer demand and the rapidly developing e-commerce industry.

Tags: DHL, Sub-Saharan Africa, Economic Forecast

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

AFLA Sets Mid-Year Forum for Late April

The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association will host its second annual Mid-Year Forum on April 9 in Chicago with a program of four sessions, according to AFLA.

Tags: AFLA, Fleet Events, Telogis, Donlen

March 27, 2015 - Global News

Toshiba Participating in Hydrogen Research Project

Toshiba Corporation will participate in a four-year project involving the use of a hydrogen-producing water electrolysis system in Scotland, the company announced.

Tags: Toshiba, Solar Power, Scotland, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

March 27, 2015 - Global News

Enterprise Teams with Australian Car Rental Company

Global car rental company Enterprise has named Redspot, a family-owned Australian car rental company, as its franchise partner in Australia and New Zealand.

Tags: Enterprise Holdings, Australia, New Zealand, Redspot

March 27, 2015 - Global News

Ford Everest SUV Debuts in Thailand

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

The new Ford Everest made its debut in Thailand. The SUV can carry up to seven passengers.

Tags: SUV, Ford, Thailand, Ford Everest

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

MetroGistics Merges With McNutt Automotive Logistics

Vehicle logistics service provider MetroGistics has merged with McNutt Automotive Logistics, which provides asset and light logistics services, the companies have announced.

Tags: MetroGistics, McNutt Automotive Logistics, Vehicle Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 26, 2015 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Helps Fire Agency Display World Trade Center Piece

The Bartlett (Ill.) Fire Protection District and Auto Truck Group have collaborated to display a recovered piece of material from the World Trade Center. The agency will host a remembrance event and dedication ceremony on April 11.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, Memorials

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Response Promotes Genger to Risk and Finance Director


Fleet Response has promoted Mark Genger to director of risk and finance. He was formerly manager of finance and a regional sales manager.

Tags: Fleet Response, Fleet Management Companies, Fleet Executives, Promotions

March 26, 2015 - Press Release

Telematics Provider GreenRoad Secures $26M in Funding

GreenRoad has raised $26 million in growth capital in an investment round led by Israel Growth Partners with participation from existing investors.

Tags: GreenRoad, Equity Markets, Cloud-Based Technology

March 26, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Buick Adds Enclave Tuscan Edition for 2016

Photo courtesy of Buick.

Buick has introduced the Enclave Tuscan Edition for 2016 that dresses up the mid-size luxury SUV with more distinctive styling, according to Buick.

Tags: Buick, Buick Enclave, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs, 2016-MY, New York Auto Show

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

Vincentric Names Best Vehicle Values for 2015-MY

The Toyota Camry Hybrid wins a Vincentric Best Value in America award for the fifth year in a row. Photo courtesy of Vincentric.

Vincentric named the top 21 vehicles in its annual “Best Value in America” Awards for the 2015 model year based on total cost of ownership.

Tags: Toyota, Chevrolet, Vincentric, Lexus, Awards, 2015-MY

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

Sutton Leasing Elevates LaBello to Regional VP


Sutton Leasing has promoted Joe LaBello to regional vice president, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: Sutton Leasing, Fleet Management Companies, Promotions, Fleet Executives

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

Toyota to Produce RAV4 Hybrid for 2016

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota plans to produce a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its RAV4 compact SUV for the 2016 model year, and will provide more details about the vehicle on April 2 at the New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Toyota RAV4, New York Auto Show, Compact SUVs, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2016-MY

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

Upfitters Offer City Express Compact Van Packages

Photo courtesy of GM.

Van upfitters have begun offering partitions, shelving and roof racks for the 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van since the vehicle's introduction late last year.

Tags: Chevrolet City Express, Compact Vans, Adrian Steel, Leggett & Platt, Upfitting Vans, Ranger Design, Sortimo, Knapheide

March 25, 2015 - Industry News

GM Revives Malibu Hybrid for 2016

Photo of Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain courtesy of GM.

General Motors is offering a new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid for the 2016 model year using technology from the 2016 Volt.

Tags: Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, 2016-MY, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Mid-Size Sedans

March 25, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Malibu Recalled for Sunroof Controls

Photo of Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of General Motors.

The action covers nearly 92,000 mid-size sedans in the 2013-2015 model years.

Tags: Chevrolet, Recalls, 2013-MY, Chevrolet Malibu, General Motors, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Sedans

March 25, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor SUVs Recalled

Photo of Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 213,000 2011-2013 model-year SUVs that may have an interior door handle problem.

Tags: Ford Explorer, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs

March 25, 2015 - Industry News

Gasoline Use Falls to Lowest Level in 30 Years

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The average gasoline consumption by Americans is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, according to a report from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

Tags: Gasoline, Fuel Consumption, UMTRI

March 25, 2015 - Industry News

Ben and Jerry's Using Ice Cream-Dispensing Tesla

Photo via Ben and Jerry's Twitter account.

In an effort to promote climate awareness, Ben and Jerry’s has converted a Tesla into an ice cream vehicle. The campaign is also bringing along its converted B100 biodiesel truck.

Tags: Tesla Motors, Community Outreach, Awareness Campaign

March 25, 2015 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Revamping Outlander Compact SUV for 2016

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi will debut its new design language on its 2016 Outlander compact SUV, which will be shown at the New York International Auto Show on April 2.

Tags: Mitsubishi, New York Auto Show, Mitsubishi Outlander, Compact SUVs, 2016-MY

March 25, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Video: 2016 Audi A6 Earns Highest Safety Rating

Photo of A6 courtesy of Audi.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the luxury car a Top Safety Pick+ award winner.

Tags: Audi, IIHS, Crash Tests, Audi A6, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, 2016-MY, Luxury Sedans

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