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Used Fleet Vehicles Fall 1.6% in September

Used Fleet Vehicles Fall 1.6% in September

The value of former fleet vehicles sold at physical auctions and through other wholesale channels fell 1.6% in September compared to August but were 0.9% higher than a year ago, according to commentary by KAR Global's chief economist.

October 18, 2019

Safe Driving Practices in Parking Garages

Safe Driving Practices in Parking Garages

More than 50,000 crashes happen in parking lots and parking garages annually, resulting in 500 or more fatalities and more than 60,000 injuries.

October 18, 2019

Safety in Parking Garages

Safety in Parking Garages

While it may seem rudimentary, reminding your drivers of best practices while navigating parking lots and garages is always a relevant safety topic.

October 18, 2019

Higher Labor Rates Pushing Up Total Fleet Maintenance Costs

Higher Labor Rates Pushing Up Total Fleet Maintenance Costs

More complex vehicle technology, higher labor rates due to the ongoing skilled labor shortage, higher tire prices, and increased use of synthetic motor oils are putting upward pressure on overall fleet maintenance costs.

October 18, 2019

Replacement Tire Prices Moderate to Rate of Inflation

Replacement Tire Prices Moderate to Rate of Inflation

Replacement tire prices are driven by raw material costs, which in CY-2019 were less volatile, but higher nonetheless. Tire prices increased slightly higher than the rate of inflation, which was partially offset by improvements in tread wear longevity.

October 18, 2019

Fleet Oil Drain and PM Costs Increase Again in 2019

Fleet Oil Drain and PM Costs Increase Again in 2019

More OEMs are adopting more stringent motor oil requirements for new models increasing total PM costs, year-over-year, as more vehicles are required to use synthetic oils, which cost more than mineral-based oils.

October 18, 2019

Warranty Recovery and Good Will Assistance Remains Stringent

Warranty Recovery and Good Will Assistance Remains Stringent

Warranty recovery is more stringent requiring even greater documentation to support warranty claims. OEM loyalty and the availability of documented maintenance histories heavily influences post-warranty goodwill assistance.

October 18, 2019

Volvo Establishes Autonomous Solutions Business Unit
Subaru's 2020 Crosstrek Adds Tech for Higher Price Tag

Subaru's 2020 Crosstrek Adds Tech for Higher Price Tag

Subaru's 2020 Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid will retail for $22,145 and $35,145 respectively when they arrive at dealer lots later this year, the company announced. Retail pricing increases $250 for the Crosstrek and $150 for the plug-in hybrid, which isn't available for fleets to order.

October 18, 2019

PSA Group Offers Fleet Management Tools Ahead of Peugeot Return
NHTSA Revamps Crash-Testing Program

NHTSA Revamps Crash-Testing Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's overhaul of its federally mandated crash-testing program in 2020 will cover a wide spectrum of safety methods and procedures, the agency has announced.

October 17, 2019

Meet the 2019 Fleet Visionary Winners

Meet the 2019 Fleet Visionary Winners

The fourth annual Fleet Visionary Awards were hosted at the 2019 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) Conference alongside other prestigious fleet awards.

October 17, 2019

Ford to Offer Charging with Future EVs

Ford to Offer Charging with Future EVs

Ford Motor Co. is partnering with Electrify America to provide public charging for the automaker's future electric vehicles on the Electrify America network.

October 17, 2019

Nearly 80% of People Won't Snooze in an AV

Nearly 80% of People Won't Snooze in an AV

Some 79% of people said they would not be able to fall asleep in a self-driving car—indicating a continued emotional discomfort with the technology, according to a new survey from The Zebra.

October 17, 2019

Mapillary's Dash Cam Collects Map Data

Mapillary's Dash Cam Collects Map Data

Mapillary has begun offering delivery fleets a dashcam and video telematics platform that gathers mapping data during a driver's route to provide drivers with the most accurate route on future deliveries, according to the company.

October 17, 2019