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May 25, 2015 - Press Release

EV Charging Services Revenue to Total $11.3 Billion by 2023

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

Fleet Safety Conference: Minimizing Risk and Liability

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

NHTSA Extends Strict Oversight of GM

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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

May 22, 2015 - Industry News

Off-Lease Rental Cars Juiced April Wholesale Prices

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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

May 22, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Offer Summer Driving Advice

Automotive Fleet photo.

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

Hino Australia Matches Allison Transmission to FE Model Line Up

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

May 22, 2015 - Global News

Renault Trucks Works to Limit Traffic Impact in France

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

May 22, 2015 - Global News

FleetCor Goes Live in Three European Markets

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

May 22, 2015 - Global News

Chery Debuts SUV in Dubai

Photo: Chery

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

May 22, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Ford F-150 Adds Pro Trailer Backup Assist

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

May 22, 2015 - Global News

Next Generation Toyota Hilux Goes on Sale in Thailand

Photo: Toyota

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

May 22, 2015 - Global News

Logistics Firm Opens Offices in Egypt

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

NAFA Urges USPS Against Mass Vehicle Purchase

Photo of USPS vehicle via Wikimedia.

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

May 21, 2015 - Industry News

Paratransit Provider Adds 61 Propane Autogas Shuttles

Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

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

May 21, 2015 - Industry News

Conn. Offers $3,000 EV Rebates

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

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

May 21, 2015 - Industry News

Element Financial Raising $2.5B for Acquisition

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

May 21, 2015 - Industry News

FCA Halts Jeep Renegade Deliveries

Photo of Jeep Renegade courtesy of FCA US.

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 Named Finalist for American Business Awards

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 May Debut First SUV in 2016

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 Rise to $2.74 Per Gallon

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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

May 20, 2015 - Industry News

Cell Phones Linked to 27 Percent of Crashes

Automotive Fleet photo.

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

May 20, 2015 - Industry News

70 Percent of Drivers Using Smartphones

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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

May 20, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan CEO Promises Autonomous Driving Tech by 2020

Photo via Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced the Japanese automaker will have vehicles with autonomous driving technology by 2020.

Tags: Technology, Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, Autonomous Drive

May 20, 2015 - Industry News

IMPCO Awarded GM Bi-Fuel CNG Cab Chassis Program

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

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

Video: Annual Seat Belt Campaign Under Way

During the "Click It or Ticket" news conference, the Johnson family from Loveland, Colo., share the tragic story of losing their teenage daughter. Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

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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