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September 30, 2014 - Industry News

Honda CR-V Gets Sportier for 2015

Photo of 2015 CR-V courtesy of Honda.

Honda's CR-V adds sportier features for 2015, including a more efficient direct-injected gasoline engine, new transmission, and a suite of safety technologies.

Tags: Honda CR-V, Honda, Compact SUVs, 2015-MY

September 30, 2014 - Global News

Kia Extends Warranty In Australia to 7 Years

The Korean automaker will offer a seven-year unlimited kilometer warranty, seven years of capped-price service, and seven years of roadside assistance at no additional cost.

Tags: Kia Motors, Australia, Warranty

September 30, 2014 - Global News

Renault to Build Cargo Van for Fiat

Photo of Trafic assembly in Sandouville courtesy of Renault.

Renault inaugurated a new production line for its redesigned Trafic cargo van, and announced it will build a version of it for Fiat on the line starting in the second quarter of 2016.

Tags: Renault, Compact Vans, Fiat, Vehicle Production, France

September 30, 2014 - Industry News

Chevrolet Colorado's Towing Capability Released

Photo of 2015 Colorado courtesy of GM.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup should offer leading towing capability in the segment, General Motors has announced.

Tags: Mid-Size Pickups, Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors, Towing, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, 2015-MY

September 30, 2014 - Industry News

Gasoline Stays Flat at $3.35 Per Gallon

Photo via Wikipedia.

The national average price of gasoline remained flat and rose one-tenths of a cent to $3.354 per gallon for the week ending Sept. 29, according to federal data.

Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

September 30, 2014 - Industry News

GM Teases Camouflaged Next-Gen Volt

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors revealed an image of its next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt with a photo and short profile of how the automaker is camouflaging the vehicle prior to its introduction in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tags: Chevrolet Volt, General Motors, 2016-MY, Vehicle Testing

September 30, 2014 - Global News

Nissan Adds Pair of Turbo Diesels to NV400 Van

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan is offering a pair of twin-turbo diesel engines and new safety technology to its 2015 NV400 heavy panel van in Europe, which brings its engine lineup for the vehicle to five choices.

Tags: Nissan, Full-Size Vans, Diesel Engines

September 30, 2014 - Global News

Fleet Logistics Opens Turkish Operation

Fleet Logistics' Turkey Team. Photo courtesy of Fleet Logistics.

Fleet Logistics, the European fleet management provider, has gone live in Turkey.

Tags: Turkey, Fleet Logistics, TUV SUD, Fleet Management Companies

September 30, 2014 - Global News

Argentina Adds CNG Fueling Stations

Photo via Wikimedia.

Since August of 2013, Argentina has added 27 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations.

Tags: Argentina, CNG Fueling Stations, Alternative Fuels

September 30, 2014 - Global News

Mitsubishi Donates i-MiEVs to Mongolian Capital

One of the i-MiEVs donated to Ulan Bator. Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi donated two i-MiEV battery-electric hatchbacks and one electric vehicle charging unit to Mongolia's capital city of Ulan Bator.

Tags: Mitsubishi, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Mongolia

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ram Increases EcoDiesel to 20 Percent of 1500 Production

Photo courtesy of Chrysler Group.

Ram Truck will increase production of its Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck to 20 percent of all all half-ton pickups produced starting in November, the Chrysler Group unit announced.

Tags: Ram 1500, Diesel Engines, Vehicle Production, Full-Size Pickups, Ram Truck

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Add Aluminum to Next-Gen Super Duty Trucks

Photo of 2016 F-Series Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford will incorporate high-strength aluminum alloys into the body of its next-generation Super Duty truck lineup, Ford's new CEO announced Sept. 29 while presenting the company's global growth goals.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Aluminum, Ford Super Duty

September 29, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Lincoln to Introduce Full-Size Sedan By 2016

Lincoln will introduce a large luxury sedan by the end of 2016, as well as an additional SUV in 2015 to fuel Ford's global growth goals, the company has announced.

Tags: Lincoln, China, Luxury Sedans

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Announces 2015 NV200 Pricing

Photo of 2015 NV200 courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2015 NV200 compact cargo van starts at $20,720 and has arrived at more than 350 Nissan commercial vehicle dealers, the company has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Vehicle Pricing, Nissan NV200, Compact Vans

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Vermont's Handheld Phone Ban Starts This Week

The state DMV is conducting a PR campaign to educate drivers about the impending policy change and the need to prevent distracted driving.

Tags: Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, Vermont

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Agility Recalls CNG Fuel Systems for Leaky Hoses

Agility Fuel Systems is recalling 99 side-mount compressed natural gas fuel systems because premature corrosion might lead to fuel leakage that poses a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety reports.

Tags: Recalls, Agility Fuel Systems, NHTSA, Compressed Natural Gas

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Releases More 2015 F-150 Towing, Payload Specs

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has released the full towing and payload specifications for all four engine offerings of its 2015 F-150 pickup, claiming its revamped truck with added aluminum components offers leading towing and payload capabilities while shedding weight.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Ford

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving at Dusk and Night

With the days getting noticeably shorter, now is a great time to remind fleet drivers of the dangers associated with night driving. Here's some advice on how to minimize these hazards.

Tags: National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Names Nat G Qualified Vehicle Modifier

Photo courtesy of Nat G.

Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions has been selected to join Ford's Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to provide fleets natural gas versions of Ford trucks and vans, the company has announced.

Tags: Ford, Nat G CNG Solutions, Vehicle Modifiers

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

New Calif. Law Aimed at Protecting Bicyclists

A total of 24 states now have a three-foot passing law on the books, in hopes of preventing vehicle-bicycle collisions. Photo courtesy of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The law, which took effect Sept. 16, calls for a 3-foot buffer zone to keep bicyclists safe from passing vehicles.

Tags: AAA, California, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Driving Safety, Bicycles

September 26, 2014 - Industry News

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions Names Business Development VP


Mike Albert Fleet Solutions promoted Joe West to vice president of Business Development earlier this month, the Cincinnati-based fleet management company has announced.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, Fleet Executives, Promotions

September 26, 2014 - Press Release

VNG Opens CNG Fueling Station in Philadelphia

VNG has opened the first public natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling facility in the city of Philadelphia. The VNG facility, located within the popular BP-branded gasoline station at 2901 West Abbottsford Avenue, is adjacent to Roosevelt Boulevard.

Tags: City of Philadelphia, VNG, CNG Fueling Stations

September 26, 2014 - Global News

Pointer Telocation Acquires South African FMC

Pointer Telocation has acquired 100% interest in the South African commercial fleet management company, Global Telematics S.A. Proprietary Limited (Global Telematics).

Tags: South Africa, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Management Companies

September 26, 2014 - Global News

Dubai Taxi Honors 155 Cab Drivers

The Dubai Taxi Corp. (DTC) honored 155 cab drivers for the first quarter of this year under the Drivers' Performance Management System in recognition of their "excellent performance and dedication to offering distinguished services to clients," reports the Khaleej Times.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Awards, Dubai, Taxi Fleets

September 26, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 850K Vehicles for Air Bag Issue

Photo of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The recall impacts 2013-2014 model-year Ford C-MAX, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America.

Tags: Ford Escape, Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, Ford C-Max, 2014-MY

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