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In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

Bill Gibson, director of national sales for ELMS, passed away on August 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla., following a brief illness. Gibson is best remembered for his fleet career at General Motors, where he retired on April 30, 2011, as director, sales for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations. He worked at GM for 38 years, which included 21 years in GM Fleet & Commercial Operation, which included rental, commercial, and global fleet sales.

August 28, 2021

Impact on Maintenance as Vehicles Idled Due to Pandemic

Impact on Maintenance as Vehicles Idled Due to Pandemic

During calendar-year 2020, fleet maintenance expenses declined year-over-year compared to CY-2019, primarily driven by the COVID lockdowns and customer restrictions on allowing visitors on company premises. In addition, vehicles were under-utilized resulting in unintended additional problems such as flat tires, dead batteries, and rusting brakes.

August 16, 2021

LEVC Launches New Telematics Service Using Connected by Geotab

LEVC Launches New Telematics Service Using Connected by Geotab

Available for all new TX electric taxis and VN5 electric van orders, LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, can also be retrofitted to LEVC vehicles already on the road. LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, is centered around an easy-to-use online dashboard for ‘at-a-glance’ vehicle management.

July 4, 2021

Ford Debuts All-New 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid Compact Pickup

Ford Debuts All-New 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid Compact Pickup

Ford Motor Co. announced on June 8, 2021, the debut of the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick, a four-door compact pickup that comes standard with five-passenger seating and is powered by a full-hybrid powertrain. It has a projected EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg city fuel economy.

June 8, 2021

AF Readers Sound Off on Vehicle Abuse

AF Readers Sound Off on Vehicle Abuse

Vehicle abuse is an avoidable fleet cost. The overt and hidden aggregate cost of abuse and neglect across an entire fleet is significant. Here's advice from Automotive Fleet readers on the cost of fleet vehicle abuse and the actions you can take to thwart it.

June 2, 2021

VW Debuts All-New 2022 Taos Compact SUV

VW Debuts All-New 2022 Taos Compact SUV

The all-new 2022 Volkswagen Taos compact SUV, which is the newest member of the VW’s SUV lineup. It is available in either a front-wheel-drive (FWD) or an all-drive configuration. The VW Taos is available in three trim levels—S, SE, and SEL. It is based on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture and is slotted under the Tiguan.

June 2, 2021

Deep Dive on LatAm and EV Strategies at Global Fleet Conference

Deep Dive on LatAm and EV Strategies at Global Fleet Conference

Week Three of the month-long 2021 Global Fleet Experience, held virtually, will feature on Thursday, May 20, 2021, a “deep dive" market reports on Brazil and Mexico and EV strategies for North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand.

May 19, 2021

Volvo Car USA Names New Commercial Fleet Account Manager

Volvo Car USA Names New Commercial Fleet Account Manager

Paul Kasbar was named commercial fleet account manager for Volvo Car USA effective April 2021. Kasbar is based in the San Francisco Bay area. Prior to joining Volvo Car USA, Kasbar worked for Element Fleet Management as vice president, sales, a position he held from January 2015 to March 2021.

April 28, 2021

Corporate Social Responsibility Driving EV Adoption
Why It's Difficult for Some Fleets to Go Green

Why It's Difficult for Some Fleets to Go Green

For many fleets, aligning governmental mandates with the vehicles that OEMs offer creates a difficult task. This is especially true for fleets that operate a mix of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

January 14, 2020

Electric Vehicle Interest Growing Among Fleets
Ford’s 2020 Super Duty Adds V-8, 10-Speed

Ford’s 2020 Super Duty Adds V-8, 10-Speed

The new 2020 F-Series Super Duty will include a new 7.3L V-8 gasoline engine, a third-generation 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V-8 engine, and the standard 6.2L V-8. In addition, there is an all-new 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission available across all three Super Duty engine offerings.

February 5, 2019

Ford's Transit Connect Adds Diesel, Fleet Model

Ford's Transit Connect Adds Diesel, Fleet Model

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel, and array of driver-assisting features to reduce accidents for commercial users, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

March 6, 2018

Ford Launches Third-Gen 2019 Transit Connect Wagon

Ford Launches Third-Gen 2019 Transit Connect Wagon

Ford debuted the 2019 Transit Connect Wagon with new gasoline and diesel powertrains, a new eight-speed transmission, and a suite of safety technology as standard equipment at the Chicago Auto Show.

February 8, 2018

Overview: German Fleet Market

Overview: German Fleet Market

The German vehicle market has been growing constantly by around 1 percent per year. There are approximately 50 million vehicles registered in Germany, and about 10 percent are registered as company cars.

May 8, 2013

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