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September 2, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Automotive Fleet Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Automotive Fleet's Sherb Brown, vice president and group publisher, and Editor Mike Antich accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and funds for ALS.

Tags: Automotive Fleet, Charity, Social Media

September 2, 2014 - Global News

Kia Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Mexico Manufacturing Plant

Kia Motors Corporation has signed an investment agreement with the Mexico government to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Monterrey which is located the northeastern state of Nuevo León.

Tags: Mexico, Kia Motors, Manufacturing

September 2, 2014 - Global News

Abandoned Cars a Growing Problem in Qatar

In recent years, Qatar has been hit hard by a growing trend of abandoned vehicles littering city streets.

Tags: Vehicle Registration, Qatar, Abandoned Cars

September 2, 2014 - Global News

New Zealand Official Resigns Over Fleet

One of the Dunedin City, New Zealand, Council's most senior managers has resigned over the Citifleet fraud investigation. According to evidence provided to the police, 152 fleet vehicles worth NZ$1.5 million were sold over the past decade and the proceeds pocketed.

Tags: New Zealand, City Fleet, Fraud

September 2, 2014 - Global News

India Fines 14 Automakers for Restricting Spare Parts Competition

India's Competition Commission has fined 14 automakers a total of $420 million for restricting competition in the spare parts market and driving up prices. The action followed a similar move by Chinese regulators.

Tags: India, Competition, Fines

September 2, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Response Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

More than 50 Fleet Response employees participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS Association's Northern Ohio Chapter on Aug. 21.

Tags: Fleet Response, Charity

September 2, 2014 - Global News

Congo Road Refurbishment Enhances Commercial Transportation

The recently completed refurbishment of a 9 mile stretch of road funded by Oil of DRCongo has enhanced the regional economy in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Tags: Democratic Republic of Congo, Transportation, Roads

September 2, 2014 - Industry News

Toyota Announces 2015-MY Camry Pricing

Photo of 2015 Camry courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota's redesigned 2015 model-year Camry will retail for a starting price of $23,795 and top out at $32,195 when it arrives at dealers in the coming weeks, the automaker announced.

Tags: Toyota, Pricing, Toyota Camry, Mid-Size Sedans

September 2, 2014 - Industry News

CEI to Present Fleet Executive of the Year Award

CEI Group's Wayne Smolda, founder and chief executive, will present the winner of the 2014 Fleet Executive of the Year at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (ALFA) conference in Las Vegas next week.

Tags: AFLA, Fleet Executive of the Year, CEI Group, Awards, Wheels Inc.

September 2, 2014 - Industry News

NCR Corp. Names Global Fleet Manager


Shelly Lofgren was named global fleet manager at NCR Corporation, where she will manage a global fleet supply base of approximately 5,500 vehicles in more than 20 countries. Lofgren will be based in St. Paul, Minn. Previously, Lofgren was fleet manager-North America for Honeywell International Inc.

Tags: Honeywell, NCR, New Hire

September 1, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Resisting Driver Distractions

One of the best ways to educate motorists about distracted driving is to let them hear the personal stories of those who have been most affected by the problem. These two videos include such personal stories as well as advice on how to prevent distracted driving.

Tags: Distracted Driving, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

September 1, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Recalls Frontier Crew Cab Trucks

Nissan Frontier photo courtesy of Nissan.

A manufacturing glitch affecting rear seat belts prompts a recall covering 1,319 2014 model-year trucks.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Nissan, Recalls, Nissan Frontier, 2014-MY, NHTSA

September 1, 2014 - Press Release

Caliber Collision Enters Florida Market

The company acquires Universal Auto Body Centers and Flagler Collision.

Tags: Florida, Collision Repair, Caliber Collision Centers

September 1, 2014 - Industry News

Suzuki Recalls Kizashi Sedans for Fire Risk

Photo of Suzuki Kizashi courtesy of Suzuki.

The problem occurs if a spider crawls into the evaporative canister vent hose and weaves a web that blocks the hose.

Tags: Suzuki, Recalls, NHTSA, Suzuki Kizashi, Mid-Size Sedans, 2013-MY, 2010-MY

September 1, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Recalls 594 NV Vans for Seat Belt Problem

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The seat belt retractor bolts on the second-, third- and fourth-row removable seats may not be torqued to proper specification, or the bolts may be missing entirely, NHTSA said.

Tags: Nissan, Recalls, Nissan NV, NHTSA, 2014-MY, Full-Size Vans

August 29, 2014 - Industry News

Most Labor Day Traffic in Six Years Expected

Photo by Evan Lockridge.

Traffic during the upcoming Labor Day holiday is forecast to be the heaviest since 2008, according to a forecast by the motorist group AAA.

Tags: AAA, Holiday Driving

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

GM Sells 3M Chevrolet Cruze Cars Globally

Graphic courtesy of GM.

General Motors has now sold 3 million Chevrolet Cruze compact cars since launching the model in 2008 during the recession as the automaker refocused on more fuel efficient models.

Tags: Chevrolet Cruze, China, Vehicle Sales

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Z71 Trim Confirmed for 2015 Tahoe, Suburban

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors will offer its Z71 trim level with the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs, providing greater off-road capability to the pickup trucks.

Tags: Chevrolet Tahoe, General Motors, Chevrolet Suburban, 2015-MY, Large SUVs, Off-Road Vehicles

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Group Pushes for Probe of Power Module in Chrysler Vehicles

The Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA for an investigation, alleging that the power module poses a safety threat in millions of Chrysler vehicles built since 2007.

Tags: Chrysler, NHTSA, Center for Auto Safety, Vehicle Safety

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

CARB Cracks Down On Violations with Big Fines

The California Air Resources Board has fined the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and DBI Beverage Inc. for environmental violations relating to their diesel fleets.

Tags: CARB, Fines, Air Pollution, California, Emissions, Food & Beverage Fleet

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Tahoe, Suburban Add LTE Connectivity

2015-MY Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban (PHOTO: General Motors)

General Motors is adding OnStar 4G LTE with a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging capability, and a hands-free lift-gate to the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban starting in October.

Tags: Chevrolet, OnStar, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, 2015-MY

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

S.C. Utility Begins Adding CNG Trucks

Photo courtesy of LCNGA.

The Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority in South Carolina has begun replacing gasoline-powered Ford F-150 pickup trucks with bi-fuel F-150s as the utility plans to replace its entire fleet in six years, according to its general manager.

Tags: Ford F-150, Utility Fleets, CNG Conversions, Bi-Fuel CNG

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Biodiesel Producers Say Delay in Biofuel Mandate Harms Industry

Photo via Propel Fuels

After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.

Tags: Biodiesel, Renewable Energy Group, EPA, Biofuels

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

First 2015 Mustang Rolls Off Production Line

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun production of its 2015 Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, as it celebrates the 50th anniversary and enters the sixth generation of its pony car.

Tags: Assembly Plant, Ford Mustang, Ford, 2015-MY, Sports Cars

August 27, 2014 - Industry News

CNG, LNG Sales Surge in Texas

File photo

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

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