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LeasePlan USA Names Adelsky CFO

LeasePlan USA has named Scott Adelsky as its chief financial officer in the latest move of the fleet management company's reshaping of its U.S.-based business.

Photo of 2018 Jeep Wrangler courtesy of FCA.

FCA Teases 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Fiat Chrysler has provided a glimpse of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, which it will unveil at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 29, the company announced.

Photo of the Toyota Hilux courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Upgrades Pickups, SUVs in South Africa

Toyota had also added a 4x4 model to the Fortuner range. The company added the drive system to the 2.4-liter diesel model with six-speed automatic gearbox.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Calif. Fuel Tax Hike Nullifies Winter Fuel Savings

While gasoline prices fall in most areas of the country with the shift to winter-blend fuel, California drivers will continue to pay higher prices as a result of a new state law that increases the price of gasoline by 12 cents per gallon.

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Geotab Adds Trio of Solutions to Marketplace

Geotab has added three solutions geared to heavy-duty fleets to the Marketplace app platform, including Descartes MacroPoint, Welltrax by Vertrax, and HighJump Prophesy Dispatch TMS.

Screen shot of Audi A4 Allroad courtesy of Car TV/YouTube.

Three Audi Cars Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

The Audi A4 Allroad, A5 Sportback and A5 Coupe all qualify for the 2017 safety award given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Downtown Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo via Boby Dimitrov/Wikimedia

Electric Carsharing Service Launches in Bulgaria

An electric carsharing service called Spark has started in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia.

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2018 Ford Expedition Rated at 20 MPG

Ford's 2018 Expedition has achieved an EPA fuel economy rating of 20 mpg combined, making it the first large SUV to reach that level.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.47 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded increased 1 cent to $2.47 in the past week as prices have shown some volatility depending on the region, reports AAA.

GM to Invest $500M in Argentina Facility

Over the next three years, $300 million is set to be invested by GM itself, with the additional $200 million coming from the company’s supplier network.

Andrés Irlando, Verizon Telematics CEO, speaks at the 2017 Latitude conference. Photo courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

Verizon Telematics has become the largest provider of built-in telematics and mobile applications for commercial vehicles and has moved closer to rebranding its product offerings for its customers, CEO Andrés Irlando told an audience gathered at the annual Latitude conference.

The new Snow Plow Prep Package features high-capacity, heavy-duty front springs and is available for use with five leading snow plow manufacturers. (Photo courtesy of Nissan)

2018 Nissan TItan XD Adds Snow Plow Prep Package

Though winter officially doesn’t start until December 21, the 2018 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup will be ready for the worst the season can throw at it with the arrival of a new Snow Plow Prep Package.

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Visionscape Names Corporate Fleet Director

Allan Wells joined the company in August and is based in the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates.

Photo: Steven Martinez

Technician Shortage Worse Than Previously Thought

In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians over the next ten years will be three times higher than was previously expected.

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Video Safety Tip: Precautions for Halloween

Here's safety advice, provided by AAA Exchange, to help keep motorists and trick-or-treaters safe on Tuesday night.

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Volvo XC60 Captures IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

The mid-size luxury SUV qualifies for the most prestigious award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

AmeriPride Orders 20 Electric Walk-in Vans

AmeriPride Services has ordered 20 all-electric step vans from Spartan Motors, Inc. for use in its fleet of delivery vehicles for textile rental and supply services.

Anytrek Offers Hybrid Dash Cam with GPS Tracking

Anytrek Corp. has begun offering a GPS-based telematics product with a 3G cellular phone modem in the hybrid dash cam that delivers location updates to secure back-end servers supported by smartphone applications, the Los Angeles-based company announced.

Photo courtesy of Zonar.

Zonar Coach Offers Real-Time In-Cab Coaching

Zonar has introduced Coach, a video-based coaching solution designed to improve commercial vehicle safety, efficiency and compliance, the company announced.

U.S. Bank Voyager Network's Fleet Card Adds Chip

The U.S. Bank Voyager Network is adding a security chip to its fleet card that will be available in the summer, Mastercard and U.S. Bank have announced.

Image courtesy of Ford/Argo AI.

Ford-Backed AI Firm Acquires LiDAR Business

Argo AI acquires Princeton Lightwave in a move aimed at improving object-detection capabilities in Ford’s self-driving cars.

Photo of 2018 NV200 courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2018 NV200 Cargo Van Starts at $22,755

Nissan is increasing the starting retail price of the NV200 compact cargo van by $450 to $22,755 for the 2018 model year and adding a few enhancements, Nissan has announced.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Increases Investments in China

UPS upped its investment in the Chinese market by enhancing its services in 20 cities in the country to better serve the manufacturers and exporters that will be powering the region's growth.

Photo of headquarters ground-breaking courtesy of WEX.

WEX Moves Maine Headquarters to Portland

Fleet fuel card provider WEX, Inc. has begun construction on a new headquarters in Portland, Maine that will provide 100,000 square feet of space in a four-story mixed-use development, the city has announced.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Now a mid-size SUV, the Tiguan qualifies for the prestigious award when equipped with front crash prevention, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces.

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