December 10, 2013 - Industry News
The automaker is issuing two separate recalls affecting nearly 900 vehicles, including Dodge and Jeep models.
Tags: Jeep, Dodge, Jeep Patriot, Chrysler, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Vehicle Recalls, Chrysler 200, Jeep Compass, Dodge Dart, Dodge Avenger
The automaker in December is recalling 3,795 2013-2014 model-year Tacoma trucks to fix an engine issue.
Tags: Toyota, Toyota Tacoma, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Vehicle Recalls, Pickup Trucks
General Motors has elevated Mary Barra as its new CEO to replace Dan Akerson, making her the first female to head a global automotive manufacturer.
Tags: General Motors, Automotive Executives, C-Suite, Cummins, Auto Industry Bailout
The 2014 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid sedans have been awarded the 2013 Fleet Car of the Year for the fourth straight year.
Tags: Ford Fusion, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Awards, Fleet Car of the Year, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Mid-Size Sedans
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which features all-new engines, a new cab layout, and is built with numerous work friendly features was named the 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year.
Tags: Chevrolet, Fleet Truck of the Year, General Motors, 2014-MY, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Awards
December 9, 2013 - Industry News
Compact pickups and compact SUVs retained the most value in remarketing sales during November, according to a Black Book report released Monday.
Tags: Black Book, Residual Values, Trends, Pickup Trucks, Compact Cars
The average price fell for the second consecutive week. Gasoline is 8 cents lower than it was for the same week a year ago, according to federal data released Monday.
Tags: Gasoline, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy, Trends
Ford Motor Co. has tapped John Ruppert, its top fleet executive, to head up its commercial truck division, a Ford spokesman told Automotive Fleet on Monday.
Tags: New Hire, Ford, Automotive Executives
Merchants Fleet Management has hired Lisa Teel as its regional sales manager for south Texas and Louisiana, the company announced Monday.
Tags: New Hire, Merchants Fleet Management, Fleet Executives, Energy Fleets
Joseph M. Pelehach was honored at the "Celebrate Connecticut's Family Business" event on Nov. 12 at the Aqua Turf in Southington.
Tags: Awards, Motorlease Corporation, Fleet Executives
ARI has promoted Rick Tousaw, its vice president of sales and marketing in Canada, to head ARI Canada and promoted Craig Balfour to a role similar to the one vacated by Tousaw.
Tags: Canada, ARI, Fleet Executives
December 9, 2013 - Press Release
Mobileye has been awarded first prize at the International Fleet Industry Awards for the second time in three years for its driver assistance system, the company announced today.
Tags: Awards, Driver Assistance Systems, Mobileye
John "Jack" O'Donnell, retired director of fleet services for Wyeth, who ran the pharmaceutical company's fleet from 1979 to 2008, passed away on Aug. 7, 2013. He was 61.
Tags: In Memoriam, Fleet Executives, Pharmaceutical Fleets
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
December 6, 2013 - Global News
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, C-Suite
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
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