May 25, 2015 - Press Release
According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from electric vehicle charging services is expected to total $11.3 billion from 2014 to 2023.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Station, Navigant Research
May 25, 2015 - Industry News
The second day of the Safety Fleet Conference will be full of sessions and panel discussions on risk management and liability.
Tags: Liability, Risk Management, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
May 22, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decides to extend for another year its review of General Motors' decisions and communications about potential vehicle safety issues.
Tags: Recalls, General Motors, NHTSA
Average wholesale used vehicle prices increased in April in a trend attributed to a significant proportion of sales of higher priced, late-model, off-rental, manufacturer program vehicles that elevated average prices, according to ADESA.
Tags: Depreciation, ADESA, Used Vehicle Sales
The unofficial beginning of the summer driving season is nearly here, so the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding drivers to follow safety guidelines.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, NHTSA
May 22, 2015 - Global News
For Hino Australia, matching an Allison 2500 fully automatic transmission to its J07E-TN engine has enabled FE models to do the work of larger vehicles, while also offering greater accessibility to a wide range of drivers.
Tags: Hino Trucks, Australia, Allison Transmission, Hino FE Models
After three years of experiments as part of the Optimod’Lyon research project, which aims to improve traffic flow in urban areas, Renault Trucks recently presented a prototype application for HGV drivers.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, France, Renault Trucks
FleetCor Technologies, Inc., a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, has announced the successful conversion of Shell’s SME Fuel Card Customer Portfolio in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands to its full outsourcing program.
Tags: Shell, FleetCor Technologies, France, Fuel Card, Belgium, The Netherlands
Chery’s new SUV Tiggo 5 was recently launched at Chery’s showroom in Dubai, UAE, kicking off the Tiggo 5′s Middle East Launch Tour.
Tags: SUV, Dubai, Chery
The technology allows drivers to steer a trailer instinctively by turning a knob left or right to indicate direction, and the truck controls the steering and limits vehicle speed.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, Driver Assistance Systems, 2016-MY
A complete redesign of one of the Toyota Hilux pickup, was unveiled in Bangkok, marking the start of sales of the new model in the Thai market.
Tags: Pickup Truck, Thailand, Toyota Hilux
Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, continues to expand its global presence with the opening of two new offices in Egypt.
Tags: Egypt, Logistics, Supply Chain Solution
May 21, 2015 - Industry News
The NAFA Fleet Management Association urged the U.S. Postal Service not to replace 180,000 new vehicles at the same time and implement better fleet management practices at a congressional hearing on May 21.
Tags: NAFA, USPS, U.S. Congress, Lifecycle Costs, Centralizing Fleet
The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) has added 61 new propane autogas shuttle buses to its Connector paratransit service, the southeast Michigan-based regional public transportation provider has announced.
Tags: Michigan, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Paratransit, Ford E-450
Connecticut will begin offering cash rebates of up to $3,000 to residents, businesses, and municipalities who purchase or lease eligible battery-electric, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid vehicles, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Connecticut, Emissions Reduction, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Rebates, State Grants
Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. will raise $2.5 billion Canadian ($2.05 billion) in corporate debt to fund an unidentified acquisition that must be completed by the end of the year.
Tags: Element Financial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bond Financing
The automaker is addressing some software issues in the newly introduced compact SUV.
Tags: Jeep, SAE International, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs, Jeep Renegade, FCA US, NHTSA
May 21, 2015 - Press Release
Donlen has been named as a finalist in the two categories for the 2015 American Business Awards, the fleet management company has announced.
Tags: Stevie Awards, Donlen, Fleet Management Companies
May 21, 2015 - Executive Fleet News
Maserati plans to show its first production-ready SUV at the Detroit auto show in January as a five-seat model in the fast growing luxury utility segment, several media outlets are reporting.
Tags: Luxury SUVs, Maserati, FCA US
May 20, 2015 - Industry News
Gasoline prices continued their upward climb, rising 5.3 cents to $2.744 for a gallon of unleaded as a national average, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
The estimate from the National Safety Council includes crashes involving drivers who were texting or talking on handheld or hands-free cell phones.
Tags: Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, National Safety Council, Texting While Driving
A reported 70 percent of drivers use their smartphones while behind the wheel, according to a new study from AT&T.
Tags: Driver Safety, Distracted Driving, smartphone
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced the Japanese automaker will have vehicles with autonomous driving technology by 2020.
Tags: Technology, Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, Autonomous Drive
IMPCO Automotive has been awarded General Motors' bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) cab chassis program for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years, the alternative fuel system supplier announced.
Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, Natural Gas Vehicles, General Motors, Bi-Fuel CNG, Vehicle Modifiers, CNG Conversion
May 19, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launches this year’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign, with more than 10,000 law enforcement agencies participating.
Tags: Seat Belts, Click it or Ticket, NHTSA, Texas Department of Transportation
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