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Photo of Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA.

Ram ProMaster Recalled for Impact Sensors

The recall, set to begin Jan. 3, covers more than 3,500 vans in the 2018 model year.

Photo courtesy of Verizon.

WEX, Verizon Establish Fleet Card Contract

WEX will provide more than 25,000 fleet cards to the communications company as well as offer additional insight into its fleet operations via WEX’s ClearView analytics platform.

Photo of the Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Heading to Middle East

General Motors will launch the Chevrolet Bolt EV in the Middle East market, going on sale in Dubai by the end of 2018.

Photo of the Crossland X courtesy of Opel.

Opel Bringing Crossland X, Grandland X to Africa

Opel is expanding its crossover and SUV offering in the South African market with the introduction of the Opel Crossland X and Opel Grandland X to the market over the next few months.

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Photo of 2017-MY half-ton pickups courtey of manufacturers.

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 6.3% in November

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures increased 3.5% to 51,569 in November as total car sales made a strong monthly return at 27%, but is still more than 35% lower than what was reported last year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Video Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to respond to a traffic break.

Photo of Honda Civic courtesy of Honda.

Honda Civic Recalled for Right Halfshaft

The recall, which covers more than 5,400 cars in the 2017 model year, is expected to begin Dec. 15.

Photo of 2017 Jeep Patriot courtesy of FCA.

These Vehicles Have Been Discontinued for 2018

Vehicle manufacturers are adding a slew of new utility vehicles to their lineups for the 2018 model year, and ceasing production of some of their cars as fleet and retail buyers shift their tastes toward SUVs of all stripes.

Photo of 2019 QX50 courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti Unveils 2019 QX50 in Los Angeles

Infiniti debuted its 2019 QX50 luxury crossover ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show as the brand's first vehicle to incorporate Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driver assist system.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Recalls GLC Series for Sun Roofs

The recall includes more than 9,300 luxury vehicles in the 2017 and 2018 model years.

A truck prepares to drive over a fully-automated tire inspection system made by Ventech Systems GmbH. Photo courtesy of Goodyear.

Goodyear Acquires European Tire Inspection Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. completed its acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH in Europe to support its fleet services in the country and other locations globally.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-150, Explorer for Loose Seats

The pickup truck and SUV recall covers more than 177,200 2016-MY vehicles in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Daimler.

Daimler Delivers 72 Sprinters to Brazil Transportation Service

A door-to-door transportation service in Sau Paulo, Brazil, received 72 reconstructed Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to improve transportation capabilities for the disabled in the area.

Wheels, ALD Launch Global Fleet Reporting Solution

The alliance launched a website that allows clients to assemble and analyze consolidated fleet inventory at a vehicle level and cost data at an aggregated level to help clients manage their fleet on a global scale.

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Hogan Transportation Names Fleet Manager

Jennifer Shaw was named fleet manager for Hogan Transportation Companies in Fontana, Calif. She assumed this position in April 2017.

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Granite Construction Names Equipment Manager

Prior to joining Granite Construction, Jeff Pasquetti was a regional fleet manager for Penhall Company and Penhall Technologies.

GM to Launch Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

The company reveals its plans for a large-scale commercial fleet of self-driving electric vehicles.

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Liddell Brothers Names Fleet Manager

Rich Josselyn was named fleet manager for Liddell Brothers, Inc. in Halifax, Mass. He assumed this position in June.

Photo of 2019 Kia Sorento by Paul Clinton.

Kia's 2019 Sorento Now Seats Seven

Kia Motors America has expanded seating for its 2019 Sorento mid-size SUV to seven-passenger seating over three rows and added new driver-assistance systems and an optional eight-speed automatic transmission.

Photo of the 2018 Hyundai Kona by Paul Lim.

2018 Kona Arrives as Hyundai's Smallest Utility

The Kona is built on an all-new vehicle platform and offered with two engine options: a 2.0L Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder standard engine and 1.6L turbocharged engine with seven-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

Maven Selects Element Fleet Management for Maintenance Services

General Motors' Maven carsharing service has chosen Element Fleet Management to provide maintenance and accident services for its fleet across the United States.

Photo of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross by Paul Lim.

Eclipse Cross Makes Compact SUV Trio for Mitsubishi

The 2018 Eclipse Cross joins Mitsubishi’s growing lineup of compact SUVs that also includes the Outlander and Outlander Sport.

Photo courtesy of Kia.

Kia Adds Niro PHEV for 2018

The Kia Niro PHEV offers an estimated 26-mile all-electric range, and a total driving range of up to 560 miles.

Photo: Kim Pham

GMC Blacks Out Yukon Denali for 2018

The package includes all of the options available on the Yukon Denali, along with black-painted 22-inch wheels with chrome inserts, polished exhaust tip, chrome mirror caps, premium carpeted floor mats, and an exclusive Onyx Black exterior paint.

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