February 27, 2015 - Industry News
The Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference has been scheduled for Sept. 14-16 in Nashville, Tenn., the group has announced.
Tags: AFLA, AFLA Conference, Fleet Events
The action affects more than 12,000 SUVs in the 2016 model year.
Tags: Kia Motors, Recalls, Kia Sorento, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, 2016-MY
February 27, 2015 - Executive Fleet News
Dealers will replace the sunroof console accessory-switch trim plate on 2013-2015 models.
Tags: Cadillac, Recalls, 2013-MY, Cadillac ATS, General Motors, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Entry Luxury Cars, NHTSA
February 27, 2015 - Global News
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will be unveiling the European specification version of its L200 pickup truck, which is known as the Triton or Strada in other global markets during the Geneva International Motor Show.
Tags: Geneva International Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mitsubishi Triton
Fleetmatics Group PLC, a global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), has announced the acquisition of Ornicar SAS, an SaaS provider of fleet management solutions in France.
Tags: Fleetmatics, France, Cloud-Based Technology
Recently, the one-millionth vehicle — a BMW 3 Series Sedan — rolled off the assembly line at BMW’s South African manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria.
Tags: BMW, South Africa, BMW 3 Series, Exports
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
During the upcoming Global Fleet Conference in Miami, Fla., fleet experts from two of the largest multinational companies in the world will give attendees some practical advice about how to develop a successful global fleet policy.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Fleet Policy, Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference
Ford has begun production of its 2015 Edge mid-size SUV and will hire 400 additional workers at the plant near Toronto where it will be built.
Tags: Vehicle Production, Ford, Ford Edge, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs
A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014 – essentially unchanged when compared with the 2,141 pedestrian fatalities during the same period in 2013.
Tags: Pedestrian Safety, GHSA, Road Deaths
February 26, 2015 - Global News
Starting in April, Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation will trial a car sharing service in central Tokyo using the Toyota i-Road, an ultra-compact three-wheeled electric vehicle.
Tags: Toyota, Car Sharing, Battery-Electric Vehicle
Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new truck rental and full-service truck leasing office in Melbourne, Australia.
Tags: Western Star, Australia, Penske Truck Leasing, MAN
To qualify for the honor, the 2015 model shows marked improvement in the IIHS small overlap front crash test.
Tags: Nissan, IIHS, Crash Tests, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Nissan Sentra, 2015-MY
February 26, 2015 - Press Release
ARI will again exhibit at the annual NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind., from March 2-6, the fleet management company announced.
Tags: Work Truck Show, ARI, Fleet Management Companies
The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a provider of automotive fleet accident, safety and risk management services, has appointed Sean O'Malley as Midwest regional sales manager.
Tags: New Hire, CEI Group, ARI
Those 2015 sedans equipped with a V-6 engine may have difficulty shifting into park.
Tags: Recalls, Chrysler 200, 2015-MY, Full-Size Sedans, FCA US
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, UPS said. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.
Tags: UPS, EPA, Awards, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction
February 25, 2015 - Industry News
Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition issues are the most frequently reported problems after three years of ownership, according to J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.
Tags: J.D. Power, Vehicle Dependability Study, Lexus
February 25, 2015 - Executive Fleet News
Porsche will debut a new sports car at the Geneva International Motor Show and show its Cayman GT4, which was announced earlier this month.
Tags: Porsche, Geneva International Motor Show, Sports Cars
Volkswagen has begun expanding its Chattanooga, Tenn., manufacturing plant as it prepares to begin building a new mid-size SUV for the U.S. market.
Tags: Volkswagen, Mid-Size SUVs, Assembly Plant, Vehicle Manufacturing
Corporate Claims Management (CCM) has hired Bob Zeller as its sales executive covering the northeast region, the fleet safety service provider announced.
Tags: New Hire, CCM, Fleet Executives
Element Fleet Management has hired Paul Kasbar as its regional director of sales for the West region, the fleet management company announced.
Tags: New Hire, Element Fleet Management, Fleet Management Companies, Fleet Executives
Subaru has set final ordering dates for its 2015 model-year vehicles as well as order bank opening dates for its 2016 models for commercial fleets.
Tags: Subaru, Vehicle Purchasing, Order-to-Delivery Times, 2015-MY, 2016-MY
Beginning in March, Toyota dealers will replace the intermediate steering shaft.
Tags: Toyota, Recalls, 2014-MY, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, Toyota FJ Cruiser
The action, set to begin in March, affects 5,586 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2015 model year.
Tags: Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, Cargo Vans
Keynotes on creating a successful corporate safety culture, engaging senior management to support a fleet safety program, and how to eliminate distracted driving in fleets will be presented at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference.
Tags: Shell, National Safety Council, Fleet Safety Conference, Abbott
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