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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.automotive-fleet.com/353506/foreign-domestic-automakers-suspend-production-at-north-american-factories
Categories: Operations, Remarketing
Tom Webb to Retire as Cox Automotive's Chief Economist

Tom Webb will retire as Cox Automotive's chief economist after a more-than-four-decade career, where he became a leading voice about the economic health of...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139750/tom-webb-retires-as-cox-automotive-s-chief-economist
Categories: Green Fleet
Kia to Bring All-Electric Soul to U.S. In '14

Kia Motors is currently developing an all-electric version of the Kia Soul, scheduled to go on sale in 2014. The Kia Soul EV will be the company's first...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/114839/all-electric-kia-soul-under-development-for-us
Categories: Operations
Automotive Fleet's Top 10 News of 2016

Telematics mergers, Ford's updated van lineup, safety tips, and Hyundai's holiday executive shakeup generated the highest reader engagement on...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/138289/automotive-fleet-s-top-10-news-of-2016
Categories: Safety
Kia Recalls Sorento, Sportage SUVs for Trailer Lights

The recall covers more than 10,000 2016 and 2017 vehicles equipped with accessory trailer hitch wiring harnesses.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/138300/kia-recalls-sorento-sportage-suvs-for-trailer-lights
Categories: Hybrids, Safety
Toyota Recalls Prius for Parking Brake

The recall covers about 92,000 of the hybrid cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/137209/toyota-recalls-prius-for-parking-brake
Categories: Fuel
Gasoline Falls to $2.60 per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell 4 cents to $2.60 for the week ending Oct. 28, marking the largest one-week decrease in more...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/343396/gasoline-falls-to-2-60-per-gallon
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Vehicle Research
Hino Initiative Offers No-Payment Option for 2020

In response to the economic effects of the rapidly changing COVID-19 global health emergency, Hino is introducing enhanced financing and maintenance support...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/359676/hino-introduces-ultimate-confidence-initiative
Categories: Operations
2017 Cruze Hatchback Starts at $22,190

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback will retail for $22,190 when it arrives at dealer lots in the fall, General Motors has announced.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/135581/2017-cruze-hatchback-starts-at-22-190
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class arrives in the U.S. market with an array of technology and an appealing driving experience.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/331438/2019-mercedes-benz-a-class
Categories: Operations
Motorlease Expands Business Development Team

Motorlease Corp. hired Jonathan Adomsky as an account executive responsible for expanding new business sales in the Mid-Atlantic region.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139978/motorlease-expands-business-development-team
Categories: Safety
How to Handle Icy Roads

With some areas of the country experiencing the coldest weather in decades, now is a good time to remind your drivers how to avoid or correct a slide on icy...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/324825/how-to-avoid-or-correct-icy-road-slides
Categories: Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Unique Vocational Applications & Upfits

Due to the unique needs of individual fleets, OEMs offer a range of specialized vocational upfits.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/148170/unique-vocational-applications-upfits
Categories: Leasing
ServiceMaster Contracts With Merchants Fleet

Under the agreement, Merchants will provide vehicle leasing and services to ServiceMaster’s core fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/349250/servicemaster-contracts-with-merchants-fleet
Categories: Fuel
Gasoline Prices Fall to $2.95 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell two cents to $2.95 for the week ending June 4 during a week that saw the first price decline...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/303658/gasoline-prices-fall-to-2-95-per-gallon
Categories: Safety
GM Recalls 392K More Pickup Trucks, SUVs in U.S.

The truck and SUV recall, linked to a transfer case problem, is one of four new recalls announced by the automaker.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/118948/gm-recalls-392k-more-pickup-trucks-and-suvs-in-u-s
Categories: Green Fleet
Donlen Announces Plug-in Electric Vehicle Survey Results; Launches New Cost Calculator

NORTHBROOK, IL - Nearly 65 percent of survey respondents were not likely to purchase a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Sixty percent of respondents felt they...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/71529/donlen-announces-plug-in-electric-vehicle-survey-results-launches-new-cost-calculator
Categories: Operations
PARS Ross Replaces Langness as VP of Sales and Client Relations

PARS has named Teri Ross its new VP of sales and client relations following the retirement of Terry Langness, a fleet industry veteran who will end his...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/143384/pars-names-new-vp-of-sales-and-client-relations
Categories: Safety
IIHS, HLDI Name New President

David Harkey will assume the role of president of the two safety research groups in January, succeeding Adrian Lund.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/142199/iihs-hldi-name-new-president
Categories: Safety
Kia Recalling Sportage to Fix Certification Label

The current labels list a tire pressure specification that's 1 or 2 psi below the correct pressure level.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/116538/kia-recalling-sportage-to-fix-certification-label
Categories: Fuel, Global Fleet, Green Fleet, Operations, Vehicle Research
Emissions-based Tax Schemes Becoming the Norm in Europe

An increasing number of European countries are switching to an emissions-based car tax system due to global pressure to reduce carbon emissions, according...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/118512/emissions-based-tax-schemes-becoming-the-norm-in-europe
Categories: Fuel, Green Fleet
Chesapeake Accelerates Growing Fleet’s Conversion to CNG

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Chesapeake Energy Corp. has experienced 16-percent year-over-year growth in its fleet, and is converting its light-duty trucks as...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/75093/chesapeake-accelerates-growing-fleet-s-conversion-to-cng
Categories: Electric, Global Fleet, Green Fleet, Hybrids
Unilever to Electrify Entire Fleet by 2030

Unilever has committed to converting its entire fleet to be battery-electric or hybrid-electric by 2030, which is part of the organizations commitment to...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/142420/unilever-to-electrify-entire-fleet-by-2030
Categories: Global Fleet, Leasing
LeasePlan USA Hires SVP for Multinational Fleets

Heidi DiAngelo will manage international accounts, develop global strategies, and work with organizations to make international fleet management more efficient.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/140794/leaseplan-usa-hires-new-international-senior-vp
Categories: Safety
AAA Video Shows Dangers of Texting

LOS ANGELES - The Auto Club of California has a YouTube video that illustrates how difficult it is to text behind the wheel and how easy it is for...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/74628/aaa-video-shows-dangers-of-texting
Categories: Global Fleet
Overview: South African Fleet Market

With a population of approximately 51 million people, South Africa has a diverse culture and is viewed as the gateway to Africa. The preference in South...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/110301/overview-south-african-fleet-market
Categories: Safety
How to Drive and Park in Lots and Garages

Now is the time to remind your fleet drivers of best practices for driving and parking in lots and garages. Here are four tips.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/344789/how-to-drive-and-park-in-lots-and-garages
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Values Rise for Seventh Consecutive Week

Gains last week were minimal, remaining essentially flat from the week before, signaling an end to the price gains the market has experienced.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/331317/wholesale-values-rise-for-seventh-consecutive-week
Categories: Vehicle Research
2021 Chevrolet Silverado Gets Trailering Updates

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a truckload of new mechanical and technological updates, including trailering capacity updates and enhanced tech.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/10126212/2021-chevrolet-silverado-gets-trailering-updates
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Operating Expenses for Medium-Duty Trucks Increase

The high cost of fuel was the key reason for increased operating expenses. The spike in fuel prices also contributed to the higher cost of replacement tires...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/145530/operating-expenses-for-medium-duty-trucks-increase
Categories: Vehicle Research
Toyota Completes $1.3 Billion Indiana Plant Modernization

The capital investment was used for retooling, new equipment installation, and advanced manufacturing technologies to modernize the facility to meet strong...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/349253/toyota-completes-1-3-billion-indiana-plant-modernization
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety
Winter Storm Slated to Slam Much of the East

A winter storm that threatens snow, ice, and rain along the way will carve a path form the Gulf of Mexico to southeastern Canada starting Wednesday night...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/319350/winter-storm-slated-to-slam-much-of-the-east-starting-wednesday
Categories: Auctions, Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Chevrolet's Six-Figure Trucks at Auctions

As vintage Chevrolet trucks increase in popularity with enthusiasts, more trucks are going up for auction and sale prices for the most coveted trucks keep...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/144671/gallery-chevrolet-s-six-figure-trucks-at-auctions
Categories: Fuel
Analyzing Fleet Fuel Cards

First, determine if your fleet could benefit by utilizing a fleet fuel card provider. Then, analyze your company’s fleet to determine its needs. Finally,...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/153107/analyzing-fleet-fuel-cards
Categories: Maintenance
Bridgestone Expands DriveGuard Tire Line

Bridgestone is adding seven new sizes of its DriveGuard tires designed for minivans and compact SUVs that will be available May 1. The tire line was already...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/134880/bridgestone-adds-7-driveguard-tires-for-minivans-and-cuvs
Categories: Operations
Chevrolet to Debut 2018 Equinox in L.A.

Chevrolet will introduce its third-generation 2018 Equinox compact SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show ahead of plans to offer it for sale in the first quarter...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/137655/chevrolet-to-debut-2018-equinox-in-l-a
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet
Audi Shows AWD e-tron EV Concept

Audi unveiled its e-tron quattro (all-wheel drive) battery-electric concept vehicle in Frankfurt. The production version of the compact SUV, which offers...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/131440/audi-unveils-suv-ev-concept
Categories: Safety
N.D. Legislators Try to Rein in Distracted Driving

The North Dakota Senate and House have passed a bill broadening the definition of distracted driving.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139621/n-d-legislators-try-to-rein-in-distracted-driving
Categories: Safety
Changing Fleet Applications Can Impact Liability Coverage

When fleet business applications change, it is important to inform your commercial insurance broker because the existing commercial general liability...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/347995/changing-fleet-applications-can-impact-liability-coverage
Categories: Clean Diesel, Electric, Global Fleet, Green Fleet
EPA Asks Volkswagen to Produce Electric Cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked Volkswagen to produce electric vehicles in the U.S. to make up for the diesel emissions scandal.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/133820/epa-asks-volkswagen-to-produce-electric-cars-in-the-u-s
2014 Ford Fusion SE

I am a big fan of the Fusion's exterior styling, which is extremely attractive, especially as it sits on 17-inch alloy wheels. The 2014 Ford Fusion is...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/159238/2014-ford-fusion-se-sedan
2020 Subaru Legacy

During our time behind the wheel, the 2020 Subaru Legacy continually ticked various check boxes that you would find on a "fleet wants" checklist.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/337978/the-2020-subaru-legacy
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations
Colorado Adopts Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission voted 8-to-1 for ZEV standards, joining 10 other states such as California and New York and supported by the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/338354/colorado-joins-california-as-it-adopts-zero-emission-vehicle-standards
2014 BMW 328d xDrive

The BMW 328d is one of the new-generation diesels that don't announce themselves a block away, offer smooth handling and great highway and city performance,...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/159199/2014-bmw-328d-xdrive-sedan
Categories: Safety
Fleet Safety's Focus on Policy and Technology

Fleets need to have back up from its organization to instill a profound safety culture. Having full support from the top down will initiate efforts that are...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/332477/fleet-safetys-focus-on-policy-and-technology
Categories: Hybrids, Safety
Toyota Recalls Camry, Avalon for Steering

To fix the problem in these 2014 vehicles, Toyota dealers will replace the left front lower suspension arm with a new one.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/126309/toyota-recalls-camry-avalon-for-steering
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Hydrogen
Kenworth, Toyota Unveil Jointly Developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

In Southern California, Toyota and Kenworth unveiled a jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty truck, the result of a collaboration with the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/330270/toyota-and-kenworth-unveil-jointly-developed-hydrogen-fuel-cell-truck
Categories: Operations
Audi Lays Out Strategy for Road Ahead

Heading toward 2020, Audi will introduce two compact SUVs, three electrified vehicles, and ramp up autonomous driving technology as it moves away from a...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139535/audi-lays-out-strategic-path
Categories: Operations
Fleet Manager Turns Author

FT. MYERS, FL – Marilyn Rawlings, fleet manager for Lee County Fleet Management in Ft. Myers, has authored a work management book entitled “Painting...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/42765/fleet-manager-turns-author
Categories: Operations, Remarketing
Used Vehicles See Lighter Depreciation in February

Two- to six-year old vehicles depreciated 0.8% in February, with trucks and vans showing relative strength, while luxury and sporty cars again fell hardest,...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139396/used-vehicles-depreciate-0-8-in-february


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