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Categories: Green Fleet, Operations
Mobility Startups Test Fleet Tech

Avis Budget Group, IBM, and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi will collaborate with the startups during the Mobility Tech Innovation Collaborative’s 12-week program.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/316293/mobility-startups-test-fleet-tech
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Mazda Recalls Three Models for Engine Software

Mazda is recalling approximately 262,220 2018-2019 CX-5 compact SUVs and Mazda6 midsize sedans, as well as 2019 Mazda3 compact sedans because a software...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/336135/mazda-recalls-three-models-for-pcm-software-error
Categories: Leasing, Operations, Rental Operations
Merchants Fleet Expands Delivery Fleet Program

Merchants Fleet is launching a national fleet leasing and rental program for logistics brokers through a new partnership with a third party administrator...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10128394/merchants-fleet-expands-delivery-fleet-program
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Used Vehicles Cost $14K Less Than New Equivalents in Q2

The average three-year-old used vehicle cost buyers $14,443 less dollars then its new equivalent during the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/340233/used-vehicles-cost-14-000-less-than-new-equivalents-during-q2
Categories: Operations, Remarketing, Safety
Hurricane Dorian Will Bring More Flood-Damaged Cars to Used Market

An increasing number of flood-damaged vehicles are returning to the used market across the country, and increasingly in states where flooding might not be...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/340278/hurricane-dorian-will-bring-more-flood-damaged-cars-to-used-market
Categories: Leasing, Legal & Legislative, Shared Mobility
California DMV Investigates Volvo's Subscription Service

A claim made by the California's franchise dealers asserts that Volvo Car USA's Care by Volvo violates the state's vehicle code by creating competition...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/338595/california-dmv-to-investigate-volvo-subscription-service
Categories: Fleet Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Top 3 Variables That Impact Telematics Pricing

Are you looking for a low-cost, high-value telematics solution? Find out what the top three impacts to telematics pricing are and what to consider when...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/338222/the-top-3-variables-that-impact-telematics-pricing
Categories: Telematics
How to Choose a GPS Tracking System

It can be a cumbersome task choosing the right GPS tracking system. Read this comprehensive guide so that you can find the right fit for you.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/333320/choosing-a-gps-tracking-system
Categories: Telematics
4 Steps to Take Before Implementing Telematics

Making the transition to telematics is a big step that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are the four steps you need to take before implementation can begin.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/333687/4-steps-to-take-before-implementing-telematics
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Global Fleet
Argentina Commercial Sales Down in June

Sales for light- and heavy-commercial vehicles in Argentina were down in June by more than 40% for both segments.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/336228/argentina-commercial-sales-down-in-june
Categories: Auctions, Remarketing, Rental Operations
Manheim Implements Simulcast-Only Sales Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Manheim will implement Simulcast-only sales at all of its U.S. locations effective March 16 to April 3, following the ongoing public health and safety...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/353342/manheim-implements-simulcast-only-sales-amid-safety-concerns
Categories: Auctions, Remarketing
KAR Global Transitions to Simulcast-Only Sales to Minimize Coronavirus Exposure

KAR Global is immediately transitioning to Simulcast-only sales at all U.S. and Canada ADESA auction locations until further notice as the coronavirus...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/353358/kar-global-transitions-to-simulcast-only-sales-to-minimize-coronavirus-exposure
Categories: Fleet, Fleet Management, Operations, Rental Operations
Foreign, Domestic Automakers Suspend Production at North American Factories

The shutdowns come to fight the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus after workers at multiple plants tested positive.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/353506/foreign-domestic-automakers-suspend-production-at-north-american-factories
Categories: Leasing, Rental Operations

Wheels, Inc. will begin offering commercial fleet clients access to Uber for Business to allow drivers to utilize the ride-hailing service and centralizing...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/300825/wheels-inc-to-offer-uber-to-fleet-customers
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Operations, Vehicle Research
Chrysler 2012 Fleet Preview

Chrysler gathered its largest fleet buyers in Savannah, Ga. June 4-6 for its annual fleet preview. In this gallery find photos of the all-new...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/144013/chrysler-2012-fleet-preview
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
2012 VW Fleet Preview

Volkswagen held its second-ever fleet preview event near its headquarters of Herndon, Va. on June 18-20.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/144014/vw-fleet-preview
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Operations, Vehicle Research
2013 Nissan NV200 Preview

Nissan held a ride and drive in San Diego in June to showcase its 2013 Nissan NV200 small cargo van.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/144100/2013-nissan-nv200-preview
Categories: Operations, Remarketing
2016 CAR Event Highlights

The 2016 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) took place March 16-17 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Now in its 21st year, CAR delivered high-quality...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/144464/2016-car-conference-highlights
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Values on Track to Hit Record Setting Levels

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 3.4% comparing the first 15 days of August to the full month of...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10123927/wholesale-values-on-track-to-hit-record-setting-levels
Categories: Maintenance, Rental Operations
Spiffy Expands Fleet Mobile Maintenance Solution to Six New Markets

The on-demand car care, technology, and services company has expanded its reach to supported customers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10124590/spiffy-expands-fleet-mobile-maintenance-solution-to-six-new-markets
Categories: Remarketing, Safety & Risk Management, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Prices Continue Record Highs in August

Wholesale used vehicle prices increased 3.64% month over month in August, bringing the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 163.7 a 15.8% increase from a...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10125433/wholesale-prices-continue-record-highs-in-august
Categories: Remarketing, Technology
Manheim Expands Digital Block Sales to Over 50 Locations

Manheim expanded its Digital Block sales, adding seven more locations with in-lane bidding with a live auctioneer; however, vehicles are only displayed on...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10126630/manheim-expands-digital-block-sales-to-over-50-locations
Categories: Remarketing, Technology
KAR Expanding Digital Transaction Capabilities with New Acquistion

KAR Auction Services, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BacklotCars Inc., an app and web-based dealer-to-dealer wholesale platform featuring...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10126632/kar-expanding-digital-transaction-capabilities-with-new-acquistion
Categories: Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
Fleet Sales Continue to Decline in June

Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 53,628 in June 2020, representing a 26% decrease when compared to the same time last year, though the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10120498/fleet-sales-continue-to-decline-in-june
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Prices Reach Record High

Wholesale used vehicle prices increased 8.95% month over month in June, bringing the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 149.3, a 6.3% increase from a year...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10120590/wholesale-prices-reach-record-high
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Rental Operations, Safety, Telematics
Most Fleets Back to Work, Though Future Uncertainty Remains

An average of 80% of fleets and the mobility community are back at work full time and 90% believe their company will survive through the pandemic, although...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10121479/most-fleets-are-back-to-work-though-uncertainty-remains
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Values Start Strong in July

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 4.4% comparing the first 15 days of July to the month of June,...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10121587/wholesale-values-start-strong-in-july
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Values Continue Week-Over-Week Growth

Volume-weighted, wholesale values for overall car and truck segments both showed gains for the ninth week in a row, increasing 1.46% overall last week...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10122668/wholesale-values-continue-week-over-week-growth
Categories: Rental Operations, Shared Mobility, Telematics
Data Demonstrates Increase in Mobility and Upsurge in COVID-19 Cases

Spireon data shows that 10-14 days after recent spikes in driving activity, there have been corresponding upticks in the number of reported cases of COVID-19.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/356628/data-demonstrates-increase-in-mobility-and-upsurge-in-covid-19-cases
Categories: Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
Commercial Fleet Sales Experience April Downturn

Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 24,923 in April 2020, representing a 66.5% year-over-year decrease, driven heavily by the impact of...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/357678/commercial-fleet-sales-experience-april-downturn
Categories: Fuel, Rental Operations
Gas Still Cheap, But Rising

As the country gradually reopens, certain states are seeing weekly pump price increases of 27 cents (Wisconsin), 19 cents (Ohio) and 16 cents (Indiana).

https://www.autorentalnews.com/357685/gas-still-cheap-but-rising
Categories: Telematics
Ruptela Expands Telematics Solution to the U.S. Market

European-based telematics company Ruptela is expanding its global presence to North America with the release of its telematics platform to the U.S. market.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/358645/ruptela-offers-telematics-solution-to-the-u-s-market
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
Spiffy Partners with Turo to Provide Vehicle Disinfection Services

Get Spiffy, Inc., which assisted with vehicle disinfection during the pandemic, announced a partnership with peer-to-peer car sharing company Turo to offer...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/358745/spiffy-partners-with-turo-to-provide-vehicle-disinfection-services
Categories: Remarketing
Overall Light-Vehicle Sales Down in May but Expected to Rise

The COVID-19 pandemic is still plaguing the light vehicle market, but May’s sales pace is still expected to be a giant step forward on the path to recovery.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/359308/light-vehicle-sales-down-in-may-but-expected-to-rise
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Remarketing, Safety
AAA: Marijuana Involved Fatal Crashes on the Rise in Washington

The latest AAA Foundation research found that between 2008 and 2012 — the five-year period before the drug was legal — an estimated 8.8% of Washington...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/350033/aaa-marijuana-involved-fatal-crashes-on-the-rise-in-washington
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Connected Fleets, Electrification, Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Operations, Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
2018 Fleet Forward Conference in Pictures

The 2018 Fleet Forward Conference convened Oct. 9-10 at The Pearl in San Francisco. The event is dedicated to providing strategies and new mobility...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/316458/fleet-forward-conference
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Manheim Used Vehicle Index in May Rebounds After Collapse in April

Wholesale used vehicle prices increased 8.96% month-over-month in May 2020, bringing the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 137%, which is 1.9% lower than...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10118139/manheim-used-vehicle-index-in-may-rebounds-after-collapse-in-april
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
Fleet Sales Still Low in May

Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 23,866 in May 2020, representing a 68.9% year-over-year decrease, continuing a streak of significant...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10118149/commercial-fleet-sales-still-low-in-may
Categories: Fuel, Rental Operations
Fuel Reaches $2 Average

The national average price for gasoline finally rose past the $2 average, reaching to $2.03.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10118265/fuel-reaches-2-average
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Cars and Truck Segment Improvements Reflect Strength in Wholesale Values

The second week of June continued a story of rebounding wholesale prices, with volume-weighted overall car and truck segments both showing gains for a third...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10119347/cars-and-truck-segment-improvements-reflect-strength-in-wholesale-values
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, 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


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