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The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan features available 4MOTION all-whee; drive, Snow Mode, On-Road Mode, Off-Road Mode, and Off-Road Custom. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

VW Atlas and Tiguan Available with Fleet Friendly Transferrable Warranty

Sponsored by Volkswagen of America Inc.

The all-new 2018 VW Atlas and Tiguan are available with a best-in-class bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, which is ideal for fleets.

Ford Explorer Outduels Honda Pilot in Power, Cargo, Features

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The 2017 Ford Explorer offers fleet buyers more horsepower, engine choices and cargo-hold capacity than the 2017 Honda Pilot, plus several features that are found only on America’s all-time best-selling SUV.

Safety Tip: Avoiding a Rear-End Crash

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers advice on how to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and decrease the chances of being involved in a rear-end crash.

Photo of John Dmochowsky by Eric Gandarilla.

Dmochowsky Named Fleet Manager of the Year

Mondelez International’s senior global fleet manager John Dmochowsky was named the 2017 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year during a ceremony at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 18.

Photo of Sonya Garrepy, the 2017 Fleet Visionary of the Year, by Eric Gandarilla.

2017 Fleet Visionaries Honored at AFLA

The second class of fleet visionaries were honored at the 2017 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) annual conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 18.

Photo of the Toyota Yaris courtesy of Toyota Vietnam.

Toyota Recalls 20K Vios, Yaris Sedans

Toyota Vietnam is recalling more than 20,000 Vios and Yaris sedans to replace faulty air bag inflators.

Photo of replacement rental vehicles being transported to the Houston area courtesy of Enterprise Holdings.

Hurricane Irma Could Wipe out 400,000 Vehicles

As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.

Photo of Mumbai Sklyine courtesy of Deepak Gupta/Wikimedia Commons.

Ford, Mahindra India Alliance May Include EVs

Ford signed a memorandum of understanding with Mahindra Group to strengthen its commitment to India and support Mahindra’s expansion into other global markets.

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Hyundai Taps Lee to Lead Hyundai's U.S. Sales

Hyundai Motor America has named Kyung Soo "Kenny" Lee as its president and chief executive in a move that will make Lee the fourth top executive in less than four years to lead sales for the Korean automaker.

The vehicle wrap on a Groove Auto fleet vehicle reminds motorists to watch for motorcyclists. Photo courtesy of the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Colo. Safety Campaign Raises Motorcycle Awareness

The Colorado Department of Transportation partners with a Denver car dealership to remind motorists to keep an eye out for motorcycles.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

Chevrolet Introduces Equinox to the Middle East

The Chevrolet Equinox is now available for the first in the Middle East, and offers starting MSRP start of $30,185.

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Merck's Fleet Administration and Procurement Associate Director Retires

Scott Lauer retired as associate director, North American Fleet Administration and Procurement for Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. on Aug. 31, following a 29-year career with the company, of which, the past 10 were in fleet.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Falls to $2.62 as Florida, Texas Recover

The national average price of regular unleaded fell to $2.62 per gallon, and reached a 14-day low that AAA attributed to a return to normal operations in Florida and Texas, following the impact of two major hurricanes.

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Miami Auto Show Canceled Due to Irma

The Miami International Auto Show has been canceled for the first time in its nearly 50 years due to Hurricane Irma, show organizers announced on Facebook.

Image of the self-driving Audi Aicon concept car courtesy of Audi.

Audi Showcases Automated Driving, AI Progress

The automaker touts its artificial intelligence technology while displaying the new Audi A8 and two concept autonomous cars -- Elaine and Aicon -- at the International Motor Show in Germany.  

A building design of the new KAR campus in Carmel, Indiana. Photo courtesty of KAR Auction Services.

KAR Auction Services to Build New HQ in Indiana

Nearly 1,600 of KAR’s 17,400 employees are located in Indiana, and the new location provides space for an additional 400 jobs.

Graphic courtesy of istockphoto.com

New Zealand City to Launch EV Sharing Service

A city in New Zealand launched an electric car-sharing service that will grant the public access to a fleet of 100 vehicles available at 10 hubs.

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Driving Dynamics Named Top 20 Heath and Safety Company

Driving Dynamics Inc. has been selected as a 2017 Top 20 Health and Safety Training Company by Training Industry Inc. as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies, the company announced.

Photo of 2019 S560e courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV to Arrive in 2019

Mercedes-Benz will bring a new generation of its plug-in hybrid S-Class sedan to the U.S. market in the middle of 2019. The automaker debuted the sedan at the Frankfurt International Auto Show earlier this month.

Photo of the Navya Arma courtesy of Navya.

South Australia Pushes for Autonomous EV Shuttle Bus

Navya and the South Australian government are working together on the development of completely autonomous, all-electric shuttle buses in the region.

Dr. David Harkey speaks at an IIHS event in August. Photo courtesy of IIHS.

IIHS, HLDI Name New President

Dr. David Harkey will assume the role of president of the two safety research groups in January, succeeding Dr. Adrian Lund.

Photo of 2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman regular cab long bed courtesy of FCA.

2018 Ram 1500 Adds Factory Telematics

The 2018 Ram 1500 will arrive with an embedded fleet telematics module, standard backup camera, larger audio display screen and other features, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

FCA Recalls Ram Trucks for Water Pump

The recall covers more than 443,000 Ram pickups and chassis cabs in the U.S. -- all in the 2013-2017 model years.

Joshua Brown's Tesla sedan, after the crash with a truck that took his life. Photo: NTSB/Florida Highway Patrol

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Updates Kuga in South Africa

Ford launched an updated Kuga SUV to the South Africa market that contains new connectivity features, a lower price, and an updated look.

Photo by Intel Free Press via Wikimedia Commons.

Tech Developed to Detect Distracted Driving

Researchers at the University of Waterloo create a system that recognizes such distracting actions as texting, talking on a cell phone and reaching into the backseat.

Irma forcast graphic via The Weather Channel.

How Fleet Management Companies Prepped for Irma

Fleet management companies put in place resources for commercial fleets with vehicles in South Florida that may have suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. They helped drivers locate fuel, identified replacement units, and managed an influx of calls from drivers.

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George Weimer served with Hertz Corp.’s leasing operations, leaving as vice president – sales in 1973 to become vice president of U.S. Fleet Leasing. In 1974, he joined Contel Service Corp. of Atlanta, as director of transportation services.

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