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Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FCA Recalls 4.8M Vehicles for Cruise Control

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling roughly 4.8 million vehicles due to a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging, the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/303102/fca-us-recalls-4-8-million-vehicles
Categories: Associations, Remarketing, Safety
NAAA Begins Recall Awareness Campaign

The National Auto Auction Association will begin raising awareness among its members about dealing with open recalls on vehicles that are sold at wholesale...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/303202/naaa-begins-recall-awareness-campaign
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Operations, Vehicle Research
Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 2.1% in May

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets increased 2.1% in May, while sales to government fleets were flat, and sales into daily rental increased 29.8%.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/303664/commercial-fleet-sales-increase-2-1-in-may
Categories: Captive Finance, Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
Mercedes-Benz, FCA Set Three Tiers for Subscription Services

Mercedes-Benz has provided pricing for its three-tier subscription service, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will offer Jeep Wave that will also allow...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/303919/fca-mercedes-benz-give-subscription-service-details
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Rental Operations
Fleet Forward Conference Announces 2018 Agenda

The 2018 Fleet Forward Conference features education on new mobility solutions for fleets as well as a major product reveal.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/304121/fleet-forward-conference-announces-2018-agenda
Categories: Fleet Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Ford, Verizon Connect Extend Telematics Agreement

Ford Commercial Solutions and Verizon Connect have extended their telematics agreement for multiple additional years to deliver software solutions and...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/304235/ford-verizon-connect-extend-telematics-agreement
Categories: Fleet Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Geotab Offers Smart City Data Website

Geotab has launched a data website that will help fleets better navigate city driving hazards with aggregated datasets about hazardous driving areas, road...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/304242/geotab-offers-smart-city-data
Categories: Fleet, Remarketing
Used Fleet Vehicle Prices Fell 2% in October

The average price for used fleet vehicles fell 2% at auction in October, but remained 6.1% higher than a year ago amid a strong month for wholesale prices,...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/320482/used-fleet-vehicle-prices-fell-2-in-october
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Senators Make Final Attempt to Pass Autonomous Vehicle Bill

As the end of the year approaches, U.S. senators are making a final push to pass comprehensive legislation for a regulatory framework that would accelerate...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/320705/senators-make-final-attempt-to-pass-autonomous-vehicle-bill
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
'Typical' Annual Depreciation Reaches 12%: Black Book

The average 12-month depreciation through the end of November for all vehicles was 12.5%.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321174/12-month-depreciation-reaches-12-5
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Toyota to Install Non-Takata Inflators in 65,000 Vehicles

Toyota dealers are preparing for a second recall of 65,000 Corollas, Sequoias, Tundras, and Lexus SCs fitted with replacement Takata airbag inflators that...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321185/toyota-to-install-non-takata-airbag-parts-in-65-000-vehicles
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
AAA Predicts Holiday Traffic Congestion

More than 102 million people will be on the nation's roadways this holiday season, marking a 4.4% increase over last year and an all-time record high since...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321353/aaa-predicts-holiday-traffic-congestion
Categories: Telematics
Commercial Telematics Providers Ranked

A Texas research firm has ranked 60 providers of fleet tracking solutions on an index that includes Verizon Connect, AT&T (Fleet Complete), Spireon...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321581/commercial-telematics-providers-ranked
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
16.7M Takata Air Bags Remain on the Roads

About 16.7 million of the faulty Takata air-bag inflators still haven't been replaced about three years after federal regulators began to oversee a...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321860/16-7m-takata-air-bags-remain-on-the-roads
Categories: Global Fleet, Operations, Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
Hertz Adds 542 Mercedes-Benz Atego Trucks to Fleet

This year alone, Hertz has added a total of 542 Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks to its fleet. The vehicle rental company has now increased its fleet to more than...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321952/hertz-adds-542-mercedes-benz-atego-trucks-to-fleet
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
NICB Offers Auto Theft Public Service Announcement

A vehicle was stolen once every 40 seconds in 2017, the National Insurance Crime Bureau has announced.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/322174/nicb-launches-psa-to-help-prevent-auto-theft
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Cars Paced Used Vehicle Price Growth in 2018

The passenger car segment was a main contributor to the the rise in used-vehicle prices in 2018.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/322188/used-prices-were-up-in-2018-and-cars-were-the-main-drivers
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Autonomous Vehicle Coalition Forms to Educate Public

A diverse group of automakers, non-profits and other industry stakeholders have launched PAVE — a new coalition dedicated to educating the public and...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/322276/autonomous-vehicle-coalition-formed-to-educate-public
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
NHTSA Suspends Recall Updates During Federal Shutdown

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has paused its regulation of vehicle recalls and is not posting updates on its website during the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/322480/nhtsa-suspends-recall-updates-during-federal-shutdown
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety
Las Vegas Digitizes Roadway Info for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently became the world's first road agency to digitize roadway information for utilization by...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/324104/las-vegas-digitizes-roadway-info-for-autonomous-vehicle-testing
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety, Safety & Compliance
New Jersey Forming Autonomous Vehicle Task Force

New Jersey's Assembly has approved legislation that would establish a task force for the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles in the state.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/324480/new-jersey-forming-autonomous-vehicle-task-force
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Maintenance
GM Fleet to Discount 450,000+ Parts

GM Fleet will offer commercial, government, and rental fleets substantial discounts on replacement parts under a new program unveiled at NTEA's The Work...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/326553/gm-fleet-launches-discount-parts-program
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Toyota Joins Open Recall Campaign

Toyota Motor North America will join founding partner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in supporting the National Safety Council's Check to Protect campaign, an...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/316971/toyota-joins-open-recall-campaign
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet
Google Adds EV Chargers to Maps App

Google Maps will now help drivers of plug-in electrified vehicles locate EV charging stations and provide details about whether the station is operational,...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/317003/google-adds-ev-chargers-to-maps-app
Categories: Fleet, Remarketing
Used Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 1.6% in September

Vehicles from fleet consignors followed the broader used-vehicle market downward in September, as wholesale prices struggled to keep up with last year's...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/317058/used-fleet-vehicle-values-fall-1-6-in-september
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
GM's Maven Expands Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Service

General Motor’s is expanding its Maven carsharing platform to now reach 10 cities by the end of the year, according to the automaker.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/317444/gms-maven-expands-peer-to-peer-carsharing
Categories: Fleet Insurance, Maintenance, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Advanced Safety Systems Cost Twice as Much to Repair

Vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can add on average an extra $3,000 to the repair bill after a crash due to pricey sensors...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/317683/advanced-safety-systems-cost-twice-as-much-to-repair
Categories: Funding, Leasing, Rental Operations
Merchants Fleet Management Adds Truck Rental Program

Merchants Fleet Management launched a new rental program with flexible terms designed for industries in need of light-duty, all-wheel drive trucks.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/317800/merchants-fleet-management-adds-truck-rental-program
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet, Shared Mobility
VW's Electrify America Unveils EV Sharing in Sacramento

Electrify America will unveil its electric car-sharing service for an apartment complex in Sacramento, California, as part of the company’s $44 million...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/318068/vws-electrify-america-creates-ev-share-service-in-sacramento
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety
NHTSA Reminds Fleets to Check Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding vehicle owners and drivers, as well as fleet managers, to check for open recalls on their...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/318483/nhtsa-reminds-fleets-to-check-recalls
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Vehicle Research
Tariffs on Hold as Trump Weighs National Security Impact

President Donald Trump is "not ready to act" on threatened auto import tariffs following a Tuesday meeting with his top trade advisers, an anonymous source...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/319346/tariffs-on-hold-as-trump-weighs-national-security-impact
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Rental Operations
Bobit Business Media Sold to Gemspring Capital

Bobit Business Media has been acquired by Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm. Bobit, which bought HDT in 2012, was founded by Ed Bobit...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/319716/bobit-business-media-sold-to-gemspring-capital
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Operations, Vehicle Research
Commercial Fleet Sales Jump 22% in August

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets increased 22% in August, while sales into daily rental fell 21.2%. Sales to government agencies increased 18.3%.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/312716/commercial-fleet-sales-jump-22-in-august
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
GM Recalls 9 Models for Brake System Defect

General Motors is recalling 230,013 2018 and 2019 Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, and Buick vehicles because they may be equipped with brakes that have defective...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/313220/gm-recalls-9-models-for-brake-system-problem
Categories: Safety, Telematics

Data and telematics provider Geotab is deepening its role in seeking to increase safety in municipalities by forming partnerships with Vision Zero Network...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/313771/geotab-hoping-to-increase-city-safety-with-more-data
Categories: Fleet, Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Used Fleet Vehicle Values Increase 1.5% in August

The average value of used fleet vehicles increased 1.5% in August from the prior month and are now up 8.5% from a year ago, according to Tom Kontos, KAR...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/313928/used-fleet-vehicle-values-increase-1-5-in-august
Categories: Leasing, Rental Operations
Enterprise CEO Nicholson Named to Powerful Women in Business List

Pam Nicholson, president and chief executive of Enterprise Holdings, has landed at No. 17 on Fortune's list of the 51 Most Powerful Women in Business that...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/313977/enterprise-ceo-nicholson-named-to-power-women-in-business-list
Categories: Auctions, Remarketing
Auctions Return to Business Following Florence

Used-vehicle auctions have started resuming regular business hours following the effects of Hurricane Florence, which had less of an impact on the U.S...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/314080/auctions-return-to-business-following-florence
Categories: Equipment, Telematics
Derive to Demo Telematics Solution at Fleet Forward Conference

In addition to in-person vehicle demonstrations, attendees of the Fleet Forward Conference will hear directly from Derive Systems Chief Technology...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/314164/derive-systems-to-demo-telematics-solution-at-fleet-forward-conference
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet
California Considers Raising EV Subsidies by $2,000

The state will hold a hearing on offering a $4,500 subsidy for electric vehicles that are sold in the state.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/314168/california-considers-raising-ev-subsidies-by-2-000
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
New Vehicle Sales Declined Slightly in September: Edmunds

Edmunds is forecasting 1,392,434 new vehicles sales through September, representing a 5.4% decline from March and an 8.3% decline from the same time last year.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/314239/new-vehicle-sales-declined-slightly-in-september-edmunds
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet, Hybrids, Vehicle Research
Mazda to Electrify Entire Lineup by 2030

About 95% of Mazda vehicles sold in 2030 will be powered by some form of electrification, and the company will also revive its rotary engine for use as a...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/314857/mazda-to-electrify-lineup-by-2030
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Values Stabilizing at Start of October

While luxury vehicles continue to struggle, overall vehicle values held steady last week, according to Black Book’s Oct. 8 Market Insights report.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/316341/wholesale-values-stabilizing-at-start-of-october
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet
Wyo. Senator Floats Bill to Nix EV Tax Credits

A bill that would terminate the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles was introduced by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/316422/senator-introduces-bill-to-nix-ev-tax-credits
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Connected Fleets, Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Operations, Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
Fleet Forward Conference Announces 2019 Dates, Location

The 2019 Fleet Forward Conference, providing mobility solutions for fleets, will take place Nov. 11-13 at The Forager in San Jose, Calif.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/327122/fleet-forward-conference-announces-2019-dates-location
Categories: Electric, Global Fleet, Green Fleet
Europcar Adds Electric Citroën Vans into its Fleet

Europcar Mobility Group U.K. is adding 100 Citroën Berlingo Electric vans into its fleet due to increasing interest in zero-emission vehicles for last mile...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/327353/europcar-adds-electric-citroen-vans-into-its-fleet
Categories: Maintenance, Rental Software, Telematics
Zubie Launches Fleet Maintenance Solution

Zubie has launched a new telematics product designed for fleet managers to simplify vehicle maintenance, which was created through a new partnership with a...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/329358/zubie-launches-new-fleet-maintenance-solution
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations

The new Icon tier, which has been priced at $1,099 per month, provides a more affordable entry into the program than the two existing tiers and includes...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/310122/bmw-expands-subscription-service
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Pa. Tightens Autonomous Vehicle Testing Guidelines

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has released updated voluntary guidelines asking autonomous vehicle (AV) makers testing in the state...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/310244/pa-tightens-autonomous-vehicle-testing-guidelines
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Sacramento Allows Driver-less Car Testing

Phantom Auto will begin testing autonomous vehicles in Sacramento, Calif., under a new agreement with the city that allows testing with no occupants in the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/310438/calif-capitol-allows-driver-less-car-testing


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