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Super Bowl Cities Compete Using Fleet Tracking

Just in time for the Big Game this Sunday, Verizon Telematics has pitted Philadelphia and New England against each other in more ways than one. The company took a look at the two cities side by side to determine who takes the lead on the road and on the field.

Wheels Celebrates Anniversary of Maintenance Program

Wheels, Inc. has celebrated the 45th anniversary of its Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP), the Des Plaines, Ill.-based fleet management company announced.

Graphic courtesy of the Expert Market.

States with Highest Cell Phone Road Deaths Identified

One in 10 fatal car crashes in the U.S. each year are caused by distracted driving, and using cell phones while behind the wheel kills as many as 300 people annually in some states, according to a new report from Expert Market.

Twenty-five Congressmen have wriiten to FMCSA in support of OOIDA's request for a five-year ELD exemption for certain motor carriers.

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that encourages the agency to grant OOIDA’s pending application for a 5-year exemption from the ELD rule.

Photo of 2017-MY pickups courtesy of manufacturers.

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 21.2% in January

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures increased 21.2% to 54,402 in January as truck and car sales registered strong gains from a year ago. Sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs increased 21.2% to 47,490, while sales of passenger cars increased 11.6% to 6,912, according to Automotive Fleet data.


Suffolk County Community College Hires Automotive Business Instructor

Arthur Kappel, CAFM, is an adjunct instructor at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, N.Y., where he teaches automotive business.


Rumpke Waste & Recycling Hires Route Supervisor

Nathan Hibner was promoted to route supervisor for Rumpke Waste & Recycling in Columbus, Ind. He assumed this position in October.


Ford China's CEO Steps Down

Jason Luo, Ford China's chairman and CEO, has stepped down from his position with the automaker citing personal reasons

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Fleet Solutions Company Acquires European Telematics Provider

Fleet Complete has acquired a telematics provider with prominence in the Nordic and Baltic regions, expanding the company’s presence in Europe, which currently includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, and Germany.

Photo via Intel Free Press/Flickr.

Cell Phone Use 6 Seconds Prior to Crashes Studied

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety examines the relationship between using a cell phone while driving and the risk of being involved in a crash by comparing cell phone use immediately prior to crashes versus during ordinary driving.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Lightning Systems Using AI to Monitor Fuel Economy, Emissions

Lightning Systems are using artificial intelligence to predict the fuel economy and tailpipe emissions of fleet vehicles which are designed to help fleets monitor vehicle maintenance and track routes in an effort to decrease fuel usage and emissions.

New WEBFLEET is available to all TomTom Telematics customers across 60 countries, in 13 languages. (Image courtesy of TomTom Telematics)

TomTom Launches Next-Gen Telematics System

The company' software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, WEBFLEET, has been completely rebuilt and includes brand new features and a fresh, more intuitive user experience that includes advanced customization capabilities.

Photo of G80 (left) and G90 courtesy of Genesis.

Genesis Unveils Plan for Dealer Network

Hyundai Motor America and Genesis Motor America have begun the process of selecting dealers to operate 100 stand-alone Genesis stores, which would be built out over the next three years, according to the company.

Automotive Fleet Launches Global Fleet Report for Q4 2017

Automotive Fleet has published its latest Global Fleet Market Conditions report which analyzes parts of the global fleet market for the fourth quarter of 2017, and includes overviews of the fleet market in Brazil, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, and the Middle East.

Photo on I-Pace courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Tests I-Pace SUV in Extreme Conditions

Jaguar Land Rover has put its I-Pace battery-electric SUV through testing in Arctic driving at minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit at its facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, the company has announced.


Novartis Names Logistics Management Specialist

Kraig Wood was named logistics management specialist for Novartis in Morris Plains, N.J.


Pavement Recycling Systems Names Fleet Operations Manager

Chris Turner was named manager of fleet operations for Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc., headquartered in Jurupa Valley, Calif.

Photo of 2018 Kona courtesy of Hyundai.

2018 Hyundai Kona Starts at $20,450

Hyundai's new utility, the 2018 Kona subcompact SUV, will retail for at least $20,450 when it goes on sale in March, Hyundai has announced.

The new Denso standard vision sensor is designed to detect nighttime pedestrians who wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. Photo courtesy of Denso.

New Vision Sensor Promotes Safer Night Driving

Developed by Denso Corp., the new standard vision sensor is designed to better detect pedestrians, other road users, road signs and lane markings.

Auto-ISAC Signs Security Agreement with Homeland Security

Auto-ISAC has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collaborate and improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, according to a company announcement.

Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Prius, Lexus RX and NX for Air Bags

The recall covers approximately 49,000 vehicles in the 2015 and 2016 model years.


Cargill Names Fleet Maintenance Manager

Jayson Cinotto was named fleet maintenance manager for Cargill in Wichita, Kan.


Aramark Hires VP of Fleet Operations

Chad Fay was named vice president of fleet operations for Aramark. He assumed this position in November.

Chart courtesy of NICB.

Pickup Tailgate Thefts Decreased in 2017: NICB

Theft of tailgates from insured pickup trucks decreased slightly in 2017 and have stabilized since 2014, according to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Altec Recalls Cranes for Load Control

Set to begin Feb. 15, the recall covers 122 Altec AC40-152S cranes in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

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