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November 26, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo Enhances Interior Air Filtering for XC90

Photo courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo is introducing a larger, more efficient multi-filter in the 2015 XC90 luxury SUV's cabin that will better control air quality, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC90, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs

November 26, 2014 - Industry News

Full-Size Vans Only Vehicles With Rising Residual Values

Photo of 2011 E-150 cargo van courtesy of Ford.

The vehicles should finish the year as the only category that will increase in residual value, while the broader market should depreciate more than 12 percent.

Tags: Full-Size Vans, Depreciation, Black Book

November 26, 2014 - Industry News

MV-1 Paratransit Vehicle Passes Federal Safety Tests

Photo of MV-1 courtesy of Mobility Ventures.

The wheelchair-accessible vehicle, manufactured by Mobility Ventures in Indiana, was crash-tested and certified with all accessibility features installed.

Tags: Paratransit, Mobility Ventures, Crash Tests

November 26, 2014 - Industry News

Toyota Discusses Fleet Strategy for Fuel Cell Vehicle

The Toyota Mirai uses large air intakes that blend oxygen with hydrogen fuel to power the vehicle. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Toyota has begun discussing its Mirai fuel cell vehicle with commercial fleet clients, and will roll out a strategy to place the vehicle in the hands of commercial and government fleet users in 2015.

Tags: Toyota, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Toyota Mirai, Hydrogen Fueling Stations

November 26, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Offers More Connectivity

Photo courtesy of GM.

The Chevrolet Cruze is offering greater connectivity for its 2015 model including new text message alerts, Apple Siri integration and OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

Tags: Chevrolet Cruze, 2015-MY, Compact Cars, General Motors, Mobile Apps

November 26, 2014 - Industry News

Propane Vehicle Rebate Offered in Texas

Photo courtesy of Propane Council of Texas.

The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) is offering up to a $7,500 incentive for each new propane vehicle purchased or converted to propane autogas by a commercial fleet.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Tax Incentive, Texas

November 25, 2014 - Global News

Fleet Managers are Buzzing About 2015 Global Fleet Management Conference

The Global Fleet Management Conference is a groundbreaking conference designed exclusively for managers of the world's largest multinational commercial fleets.

Tags: Automotive Fleet, Miami, Fleet Europe, Global Fleet Management Conference

November 25, 2014 - Industry News

Maryland Fleet Delivering Meals During Holiday

Photo: Meals on Wheels

Last Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels of Central MD rolled out new vehicles to better serve seniors and others in-need. Collaborating with Element Fleet Management, the new vans have experienced less maintenance and downtime.

Tags: Element Fleet Management, Ford E-Series, Delivery Fleets, Charity

November 25, 2014 - Industry News

Honda Funding Hydrogen Fuel Stations in California

Photo by FirstElement.

Honda's $13.8 million in financial assistance, combined with anticipated future grants from the State of California, could allow FirstElement Fuel to add at least 12 stations to California’s hydrogen fuel network.

Tags: Honda, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, California Energy Commission, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, FirstElement Fuel

November 25, 2014 - Industry News

Honda Admits Under-Reporting Crash Deaths, Injuries

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A NHTSA-ordered audit uncovers that Honda under-reported deaths and injuries tied to its vehicles for more than a decade.

Tags: Honda, Recalls, Takata, NHTSA

November 25, 2014 - Press Release

Donlen Launches Driver Management System

Donlen has added a new driver management system to its FleetWeb fleet management software platform that allow fleet managers to manage vehicle and driver information from one interface. The update should help with ordering, vehicle management and receiving human resource feeds.

Tags: Donlen, Driver Behavior, Fleet Management Software

November 25, 2014 - Global News

Fleet Logistics Expands into Israel

NG Group owner and president, Rami Jaulus (left), with Fleet Logistics Business Development Director, Marcus Hennecke. Photo: Fleet Logistics

Fleet Logistics, a European independent fleet management provider, has continued its expansion across mainland Europe and the Near East with the opening of new fleet management operations in Israel to service new and existing fleet customers.

Tags: Fleet Leasing, Israel, Fleet Logistics International

November 25, 2014 - Industry News

AFLA Kicks Off Safe Driving Challenge

The Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) kicked off a seven day safe driving challenge based on the presentation Mike Pitcher, CEO of LeasePlan gave during the recent AFLA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Tags: AFLA, Driver Safety, Distracted Driving, LeasePlan

November 25, 2014 - Industry News

GM Invests $200M In Plant for Future Vehicle

Photo of Pontiac Metal Center courtesy of GM.

General Motors has invested $200 million in its Orion Assembly and Pontiac Metal Center plans for a future vehicle program, the automaker announced.

Tags: Assembly Plant, Vehicle Manufacturing, General Motors

November 25, 2014 - Global News

Engine Company Hires President for South American Operations

Dayco, LLC, a global engine management technologies supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket end-markets, today announced the hiring of Joao Ramon as president, Dayco South America.

Tags: Brazil, Engine Technologies, Dayco

November 24, 2014 - Global News

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Crowned Australia's Car of the Year

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been crowned Australia's Car of the Year. The C-Class was also named the best luxury car costing under AU$100,000. The Mercedes-Benz CLS won the award for luxury car costing over AU$100,000.

November 24, 2014 - Global News

Volvo Opens Mechanics School in Morocco

Together with the UN agency UNIDO, USAID, and the OCP Foundation, the Volvo Group is starting a vocational training school for mechanics in Morocco.

Tags: Volvo Group, Morocco, United Nations, Vocational Training

November 24, 2014 - Press Release

U.S. Bank Voyager Network Adds Fla. Locations

The U.S. Bank Voyager Network is adding 35 new locations in Florida, following Network merchant Monro Muffler Brake’s acquisition of The Tire Choice.

Tags: U.S. Bank, Tires, Fuel Cards

November 24, 2014 - Industry News

Gasoline Prices Fall to $2.82 Per Gallon

Photo via Wikipedia.

The national average price of gasoline fell 7.3 cents to $2.821 per gallon for the week ending Nov. 24, according to federal data.

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

November 24, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Maybach S600 Luxury Sedan

Photo by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 luxury sedan that will likely find a niche as a high-end luxury executive vehicle that will likely require a chauffeur.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Luxury Sedans, Mercedes-Benz S-Class

November 24, 2014 - Global News

GM Names Canada President

Photos courtesy of General Motors.

General Motors has named Stephen Carlisle president and managing director for Canada. He replaces Kevin Williams, who has led the GM territory since 2010.

Tags: General Motors, Canada, Promotions, Retirement

November 24, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Wet Weather Driving

With rain forecast this week for many areas, this is a good time for fleet drivers to review safety measures for wet weather driving.

Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Weather, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

November 24, 2014 - Industry News

Ram 1500 Wins Motor Trend Truck Test

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 courtesy of Ram Truck.

Of the three top-selling full-size pickup truck contenders, Ram has won the Motor Trend 2015 half-ton truck shootout, Ram has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Awards, Vehicle Testing

November 24, 2014 - Global News

DHL Improves Service Levels in Europe

Photo: DHL

DHL Freight has extended its service levels for groupage (LTL) shipments on the trade lane between Sweden, Czech Republic and Austria.

Tags: DHL, Germany, Sweden, Delivery Fleets

November 24, 2014 - Global News

Mitsubishi Brings 1-Ton Pickup to Thailand

Photo: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveiled the all-new Triton 1-ton pickup truck – one of its long-time global best-sellers – in Thailand.

Tags: Thailand, Mitsubishi Triton, Full-Size Pickups, Mitsubishi

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