December 7, 2013 - Industry News
The recall is limited to certain Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Ram 1500 models, 4,194 of which are in the U.S.
The agency's plan focuses on advanced vehicle safety technologies, improved data collection, and public education about driver behavior and identifying functional changes in older drivers.
Tags: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Older Drivers
December 7, 2013 - Press Release
The leading vehicle glass company said the acquisition, comprising nearly all vehicle glass repair and replacement assets of Guardian Auto Glass, is expected to close Dec. 31.
Tags: Safelite, Collision Repair, Guardian Auto Glass
December 6, 2013 - Industry News
Chevrolet will introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to round out new performance vehicles that include the Corvette Stingray Convertible, Camaro Z/28 and SS sedan.
Tags: Car Rental, Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet Camaro, Sport Cars
As a crewbus or minibus the Sprinter 4x4 is able to transport hotel guests to snow-covered resorts in the Alps, but it can also deliver below the mountains as well.
Tags: Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Vans
Fleetmatics Group PLC has appointed Shred-it's president and CEO to its Board of Directors. The appointment was effective on Nov. 26, according to the company.
Tags: New Hire, Fleetmatics, Automotive Executives
December 6, 2013 - Press Release
Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam, Inc.) is calling for entries for its first "Driver of the Year" and "Coach of the Year" awards honoring drivers and coaches from across 500 organizations currently using the DriveCam Program to improve overall fleet performance.
Tags: Driver Safety, DriveCam, Lytx
The Center for Transportation Safety, a PHH Arval Company and a provider of driver training solutions and fleet risk management, is now offering its curriculum to the public through its CTS Driving Academy in Colorado.
Tags: Center for Transportation Safety, CDL, PHH Arval, Driver Training
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric-powered production vehicle will receive an expanded standard equipment package and see a price reduction of $6,130 over the 2012 model.
Tags: Mitsubishi, Pricing, Battery Electric Vehicles
Here is some advice from the Federal Highway Administration Safety Program, along with an instructional video from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Tags: Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Work Zones
General Motors has announced that, beginning in 2016, it will compete in Europe’s volume markets under its Opel and Vauxhall brands.
Tags: Russia, Europe, Vauxhall, GM, Opel
Ford Motor Co.'s redesigned Mustang for 2015 includes three engines, including a more powerful V-8 and the first four-cylinder engine since the Mustang's 1993 model year. For the first time, it will be sold in Europe and Asia.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Car Rental, Ford, Sport Cars
December 4, 2013 - Press Release
Five recently hired business development executives increase ROUSH CleanTech’s staff to 80, up from six in 2010.
Tags: ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Autogas, Automotive Executives
December 4, 2013 - Global News
Banco Volkswagen do Brasil’s is offering a new Operational Leasing and Fleet Management (OLFM) product to the Brazilian market.
Volvo Trucks has launched a new Middle East Facebook page.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Facebook, Middle East
To prevent unintentional lane departure, the technology uses data generated by a video camera sensor along with electrically powered steering to apply a short counter-steer torque.
Tags: Active Safety Systems, TRW Automotive, Lane Keeping System
UK vehicle leasing firm Leasedrive is set to be acquired by Hg Capital for £120 million.
Tags: UK, Acquisition, Leasedrive, Hg Capital
Eicher Motors has unveiled 11 new trucks and buses. The Pro Series, as the new range will be called, comprises products in the five to 49 ton space.
Tags: Volvo, India, Eicher Motors
Avis Rent a Car Southern Africa has introduced a new range of vehicles to its fleet with the addition of the Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI sedan and E250 convertible, and the Ford ST3.
Tags: South Africa, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz E250, Ford ST3, Avis, Car Rental
The Saab automobile story has gotten a second chapter thanks to National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) AB. The company has started production of the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan, which will initially be available for sale in China.
Tags: Nevs, Saab, China, Battery Electric Vehicles, Sweden
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class was declared the 2014 China Car of the Year.
Tags: Car of the Year, Porsche, China, Ford, Mercedes-Benz S-Class
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
Wheels, Inc. has appointed Sandra Wilson as the company's chief operating officer overseeing the fleet management company's North American operations.
Tags: New Hire, Wheels Inc., Fleet Management Companies, Fleet Executives
Electric vehicle prices fell 15% in November, while new vehicles arriving to market helped General Motors, Toyota, Jeep, and others enjoy a strong month of sales, Kelley Blue Book reported.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Retail Sales, Battery Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Corolla
The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $100 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Grant Funding, California Energy Commission, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California
December 3, 2013 - Press Release
OMERS Private Equity purchases the Dallas-based collision repair giant, which just acquired nine Global Collision locations in the Denver market.
Tags: Collision Repair, Caliber Collision Centers, Mergers & Acquisitions
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