September 30, 2014 - Industry News
Honda's CR-V adds sportier features for 2015, including a more efficient direct-injected gasoline engine, new transmission, and a suite of safety technologies.
Tags: Honda CR-V, Honda, Compact SUVs, 2015-MY
September 30, 2014 - Global News
The Korean automaker will offer a seven-year unlimited kilometer warranty, seven years of capped-price service, and seven years of roadside assistance at no additional cost.
Tags: Kia Motors, Australia, Warranty
Renault inaugurated a new production line for its redesigned Trafic cargo van, and announced it will build a version of it for Fiat on the line starting in the second quarter of 2016.
Tags: Renault, Compact Vans, Fiat, Vehicle Production, France
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup should offer leading towing capability in the segment, General Motors has announced.
Tags: Mid-Size Pickups, Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors, Towing, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, 2015-MY
The national average price of gasoline remained flat and rose one-tenths of a cent to $3.354 per gallon for the week ending Sept. 29, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
General Motors revealed an image of its next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt with a photo and short profile of how the automaker is camouflaging the vehicle prior to its introduction in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Tags: Chevrolet Volt, General Motors, 2016-MY, Vehicle Testing
Nissan is offering a pair of twin-turbo diesel engines and new safety technology to its 2015 NV400 heavy panel van in Europe, which brings its engine lineup for the vehicle to five choices.
Tags: Nissan, Full-Size Vans, Diesel Engines
Fleet Logistics, the European fleet management provider, has gone live in Turkey.
Tags: Turkey, Fleet Logistics, TUV SUD, Fleet Management Companies
Since August of 2013, Argentina has added 27 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations.
Tags: Argentina, CNG Fueling Stations, Alternative Fuels
Mitsubishi donated two i-MiEV battery-electric hatchbacks and one electric vehicle charging unit to Mongolia's capital city of Ulan Bator.
Tags: Mitsubishi, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Mongolia
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
Ram Truck will increase production of its Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck to 20 percent of all all half-ton pickups produced starting in November, the Chrysler Group unit announced.
Tags: Ram 1500, Diesel Engines, Vehicle Production, Full-Size Pickups, Ram Truck
Ford will incorporate high-strength aluminum alloys into the body of its next-generation Super Duty truck lineup, Ford's new CEO announced Sept. 29 while presenting the company's global growth goals.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Aluminum, Ford Super Duty
September 29, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Lincoln will introduce a large luxury sedan by the end of 2016, as well as an additional SUV in 2015 to fuel Ford's global growth goals, the company has announced.
Tags: Lincoln, China, Luxury Sedans
Nissan's 2015 NV200 compact cargo van starts at $20,720 and has arrived at more than 350 Nissan commercial vehicle dealers, the company has announced.
Tags: Nissan, Vehicle Pricing, Nissan NV200, Compact Vans
The state DMV is conducting a PR campaign to educate drivers about the impending policy change and the need to prevent distracted driving.
Tags: Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, Vermont
Agility Fuel Systems is recalling 99 side-mount compressed natural gas fuel systems because premature corrosion might lead to fuel leakage that poses a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety reports.
Tags: Recalls, Agility Fuel Systems, NHTSA, Compressed Natural Gas
Ford has released the full towing and payload specifications for all four engine offerings of its 2015 F-150 pickup, claiming its revamped truck with added aluminum components offers leading towing and payload capabilities while shedding weight.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Ford
With the days getting noticeably shorter, now is a great time to remind fleet drivers of the dangers associated with night driving. Here's some advice on how to minimize these hazards.
Tags: National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety
Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions has been selected to join Ford's Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to provide fleets natural gas versions of Ford trucks and vans, the company has announced.
Tags: Ford, Nat G CNG Solutions, Vehicle Modifiers
The law, which took effect Sept. 16, calls for a 3-foot buffer zone to keep bicyclists safe from passing vehicles.
Tags: AAA, California, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Driving Safety, Bicycles
September 26, 2014 - Industry News
Mike Albert Fleet Solutions promoted Joe West to vice president of Business Development earlier this month, the Cincinnati-based fleet management company has announced.
Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, Fleet Executives, Promotions
September 26, 2014 - Press Release
VNG has opened the first public natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling facility in the city of Philadelphia. The VNG facility, located within the popular BP-branded gasoline station at 2901 West Abbottsford Avenue, is adjacent to Roosevelt Boulevard.
Tags: City of Philadelphia, VNG, CNG Fueling Stations
September 26, 2014 - Global News
Pointer Telocation has acquired 100% interest in the South African commercial fleet management company, Global Telematics S.A. Proprietary Limited (Global Telematics).
Tags: South Africa, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Management Companies
The Dubai Taxi Corp. (DTC) honored 155 cab drivers for the first quarter of this year under the Drivers' Performance Management System in recognition of their "excellent performance and dedication to offering distinguished services to clients," reports the Khaleej Times.
Tags: Driver Behavior, Awards, Dubai, Taxi Fleets
The recall impacts 2013-2014 model-year Ford C-MAX, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America.
Tags: Ford Escape, Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, Ford C-Max, 2014-MY
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