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Categories: Maintenance, Safety & Accident
Recall Customer Satisfaction Increases

The percentage of dealer service visits relating to recalls reached 16 percent in 2015 for at least a six-year high, yet satisfaction among those customers...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/128537/recalls-customer-satisfaction-increase-says-j-d-power
Categories: Operations
2013 Ford Escape to Get 5 Better MPG Than Previous Model

LOS ANGELES - The automaker said the new model will offer 11 new exclusive features and fuel economy that Ford said will be 5 mpg better than...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/79609/2013-ford-escape-to-get-5-better-mpg-than-previous-model
Categories: Global Fleet, Operations
GAZ Introduces GAZelle NEXT in Serbia

GAZ Group has initiated sales of GAZelle NEXT vehicles in Serbia. The vehicles are sold by GAZ Group partner Verano Motors.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/131175/gaz-introduces-gazelle-next-in-serbia
Categories: Safety & Accident
Encana Reduces Accident Rate by 49% in 15 Months With Driver Safety Initiative

DENVER – Natural gas industry company Encana has developed a comprehensive driver safety program that has yielded significant results in terms of...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/79628/encana-reduces-accident-rate-by-49-in-15-months-with-driver-safety-initiative
Categories: Green Operations, Operations
FCA to Restart Sales of Diesel Ram 1500

Fiat Chrysler can begin selling diesel-powered versions of its 2017 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, after receiving approval from state and...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/141498/fca-to-restart-sales-of-diesel-ram-1500
Categories: Operations
Nissan NV200 Selected for NYC Taxi Fleet

NEW YORK CITY – The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has selected the Nissan NV200 as the exclusive taxi of New York City beginning...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/74529/nissan-nv200-selected-for-nyc-taxi-fleet
Categories: Operations
New Import Models Tailored For U.S. Market

Distinction between domestic and imports fading as world class cars emerge.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/147504/new-import-models-tailored-for-u-s-market
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Kenworth to Showcase 6 Vocational Trucks

Kenworth is bringing four medium-duty trucks in addition to an Altec aerial vehicle and two heavy-duty models for fleet managers to check out at The Work...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/278973/kenworth-to-showcase-6-vocational-trucks
Categories: Fuel Management, Gasoline – Fuel Efficiency
New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Rises to 25.2 MPG

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in April reached 25.3 mpg, which was a 0.1 mpg increase from March, according to the University of Michigan's...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/140332/new-vehicle-fuel-economy-rises-to-25-2-mpg
Categories: Safety
Inside IIHS: Crash Test Photography

To record what happens during a crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety must use sophisticated high-speed cameras combined with a...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/153757/inside-iihs-crash-test-photography
Categories: Operations
Volvo Launches Energy-Efficient 2.0L GTDi Engine with Unique Turbo System

GOTEBORG, SWEDEN - Volvo Car Corporation is introducing an all-new four-cylinder 2-litre GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine in the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/67025/volvo-launches-energy-efficient-2-0l-gtdi-engine-with-unique-turbo-system
Categories: Operations
LeasePlan Names Southeast VP of Sales

LeasePlan USA has announced Michelle Davis as new regional sales vice president for the Southeast.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139334/leaseplan-names-new-sales-vice-president
Categories: Operations
15 Ways to Increase Your Fleet’s Fuel Economy

Although gas prices have hit a record high, you can take actions to maximize the fuel efficiency of your fleet. Here are 15 suggestions for drivers to...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/145114/15-ways-to-increase-your-fleets-fuel-economy
Categories: Green Fleet, Green Operations, Operations
Cadillac Boosts ELR Power, Drops Price for 2016

Cadillac is increasing the power and lowering the price for its ELR plug-in hybrid car for the 2016 model year, the automaker has announced.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/128993/cadillac-boosts-elr-power-for-2016
Categories: GPS / Telematics, Operations, Safety & Accident
Daimler Test Fleet Exploring Potential of Car-to-X Communication

STUTTGART, GERMANY – As part of “Project sim” (Safe and Intelligent Mobility), one of the largest-ever field trials of car-to-X communication (C2X)...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/82465/german-test-fleet-exploring-potential-of-car-to-x-communication-advances
Categories: Operations
2016 Lincoln MKX Luxury SUV Offers V-6 Pair

The refreshed 2016 Lincoln MKX luxury SUV debuted at the North American International Auto Show, offering potential buyers a choice of two V-6 engines.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/127473/2016-lincoln-mkx-luxury-suv-offers-v-6-pair
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Electric, Green Fleet
Electrify America to Deploy Robotic Charging Facility for Self-Driving Vehicles

The pilot demonstration, in conjunction with Stable Auto, will be in San Francisco and feature a robotic solution attached to a 150kW DC fast charger.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/337516/electrify-america-to-deploy-robotic-charging-facility-for-self-driving-vehicles
Categories: Global Fleet
India's Fleet Market Conditions in 2014

The Indian car market, which saw some encouraging growth in the first half of 2012, slowed down in the second half of the calendar-year. Sales for 2012 were...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/155046/indias-fleet-market-conditions-in-2014
Categories: Leasing
PHH Clients Connect in Online Community

Through informal conversations in the new PHH InterActive Community, fleet managers exchange ideas and insights and find support in dealing with the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/146180/phh-clients-connect-in-online-community
Categories: Operations
2015-MY Fleet Incentives: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is offering fleet incentives on 15 models for the 2015 model year including its passenger cars, luxury SUVs, and pair of smart cars.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/127481/2015-my-fleet-incentives-mercedes-benz
Categories: Safety & Accident
Red-Light Cameras Help Prevent Fatal Crashes

A new study from IIHS finds that implementing a red-light camera program results in 21% fewer fatal red-light-running crashes per capita.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/136168/red-light-cameras-help-prevent-crash-deaths
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Toyota's RAV4

Toyota's RAV4 was the first compact SUV in the U.S. market when it arrived in the early 1990s. For 2017, the RAV4 adds the Toyota Safety Sense package on...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/144634/toyota-2017-rav4
Categories: Operations, Safety & Accident
Video: Hyundai Stunt Shows Possibilities of Autonomous Cars

A recent video from Hyundai shows how the 2015 Genesis can react to situations on the road before the driver can.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/119209/video-hyundai-stunt-shows-possibilities-of-autonomous-cars
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Drivers Slow to Use Cellphone Blocker Apps

Drivers are slow to adopt blocker apps that limit the functionality of a cellphone when a vehicle is moving but open to being encouraged to do so, reveals a...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/324057/blocker-app-use-lags-among-drivers
Categories: Operations, Utility Fleet
Quanta Services Names Meisel VP of Fleet Management

Dave Meisel was named vice president - fleet management for Quanta Services, Inc., which is headquartered in Houston, Texas. He assumed this position in...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/278941/quanta-services-names-meisel-vp-of-fleet-management
Categories: Electric, Global Fleet
Nissan Brazil Commits to Researching Alternative EV Battery Use

The company signed a memorandum of intent with the Federal University of Santa Catarina to study second-life applications for Nissan Leaf batteries.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/310769/nissan-brazil-commits-to-researching-alternative-ev-battery-use
Categories: Operations
Siemens Shared Services Leverages Fleet Expertise

Automotive Fleet congratulates the winner of its 2005 Professional Fleet Manager Award, Jim McCarthy, director, Vehicle Management Services for Siemens...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/145262/siemens-shared-services-leverages-fleet-expertise
Categories: Operations
Jaguar Ships XE Sedans to U.S. Dealers

Jaguar North America has begun sending 2017 XE sedans and F-Pace luxury SUVs to U.S. dealers for exclusive customer launch events in late May, Jaguar has...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/135271/jaguar-ships-xe-sedans-to-u-s-dealers
Categories: Global Fleet
GM Names Canada President

General Motors has named Stephen Carlisle president and managing director for Canada. He replaces Kevin Williams, who has led the GM territory since 2010.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/126634/executive-shift-at-gm-canada
Categories: Green Fleet
Volkswagen Sells 100K Clean Diesels in 2013

Volkswagen Group of America has sold 100,000 TDI clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. in 2013, reaching the milestone for the first time in a calendar year,...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/115589/volkswagen-sells-100k-clean-diesels-in-2013
Categories: Operations
Ed Bobit's Publisher's Page

What a large number of industry and fleet men do not recognize is the total importance of fleet sales in this year's economy. An analysis is long overdue to...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/147480/ed-bobits-publishers-page-71
Categories: Fleet, Operations, Safety
Fleet Hall of Fame: Dave Hansen, GM Fleet

Dave Hansen, who previously served as general manager of GM Fleet & Commercial Operations for General Motors before his retirement, was inducted into...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/154755/fleet-hall-of-fame-inductee-dave-hansen
Categories: Operations
Mercedes-Benz GLK Makes Global Debut at Auto China

MONTVALE, NJ – Mercedes-Benz has released official pictures and information of the all-new GLK-Class SUV, which debuted at Auto China in Beijing on...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/60676/mercedes-benz-glk-makes-global-debut-at-auto-china
Categories: Safety & Accident
Hyundai Recalls Santa Fe Sport SUVs Still at Dealers

The recall covers 197 unsold 2018-MY vehicles that have defective front coil springs.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/142549/hyundai-recalls-santa-fe-sport-suvs
Categories: Operations
Volkswagen, Audi Announce MY-2015 Fleet Preview Dates

Volkswagen of America and Audi of America will host a joint fleet preview for their model-year 2015 vehicles in Indianapolis in late June.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/116348/save-the-date-vw-s-2015-fleet-preview
Categories: Safety
Jeep Renegades Recalled for Fuel Pump Assembly

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 21,104 2017-2018 Jeep Renegade front-wheel-drive flex fuel (E85) subcompact SUVs equipped with a...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/318582/jeep-renegades-recalled-for-fuel-pump-assembly
Categories: Operations
GM Unveils All-New 2014-MY Chevrolet Impala in New York

NEW YORK - GM said it plans to offer three models of the 2014 Impala, the LS, LT and LTZ. The automaker is building the Impala at GM’s...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/80943/gm-unveils-all-new-2014-my-impala-in-new-york
Categories: Safety
Wrongful Death Trial Press Conference

A wrongful death lawsuit against a Missouri-based food refrigeration systems company and its former fleet driver resulted in a $22.7 million jury award...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/154393/wrongful-death-trial-press-conference
Categories: Global Fleet
Fiat's 2014 Ducato Van Available for Order

Now available for order in the UK, the sixth generation of the FIAT Ducato FIAT Ducato models will be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission as...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/118212/fiat-s-2014-available-for-order
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video Safety Tip: Correct Steering Techniques

Several experts say hand-over-hand steering isn't the safest steering method for two main reasons.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/278722/video-safety-tip-correct-steering-techniques
Categories: Safety & Accident
Texas Texting Ban Takes Effect in September

After a decade of failed legislative attempts, the state finally has a law on the books that prohibits texting while driving.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/140778/texas-texting-ban-takes-effect-in-september
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet
BMW Confirms i4 EV with Tesla-Beating Range

BMW’s all-electric BMW i4 boasts a range of up to 435 miles, marking new competition in a segment that includes Tesla Model S.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279255/bmw-confirms-i4-ev-with-tesla-beating-range
Categories: Operations
How Do YOU Define Professionalism?

Spotting a professional is as easy to recognize as a Green Bay Packer defensive end in the Baltimore Colt offensive backfield.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/147629/how-do-you-define-professionalism
Categories: Global Fleet, Operations
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Crowned Australia's Car of the Year

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been crowned Australia's Car of the Year. The C-Class was also named the best luxury car costing under AU$100,000. The...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/126650/mercedes-benz-c-class-crowned-australia-s-car-of-the-year
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Chevrolet Malibu Recalled for Air Bag Deployment

General Motors is recalling an estimated 66 2016 to 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles because a Passenger Presence System (PPS) may have been installed during...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/306599/chevrolet-malibu-recalled-for-air-bag-deployment
Categories: Green Fleet, Hybrids, Safety
Kia Motors Recalls Niro for Hydraulic Clutch Issue

Kia Motors America is recalling over 27,000 2017 Kia Niro vehicles for Hydraulic Clutch Actuator (HCA) problems. Specifically, the inner oil seal may leak,...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/301570/kia-motors-recalls-niro-for-hydraulic-clutch-issue
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Ford Upgrading 2017 Super Duty's Brakes, Suspension

Ford has beefed up the axles, brakes, hitch, and suspension of its 2017 Super Duty pickups, after removing 350 pounds in weight-saving aluminum body panels,...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/134685/ford-upgrading-2017-super-duty-s-brakes-suspension
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
2017 Fleet Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Since it last won the award in 2013, the Silverado has continued to improve elements that are important to fleets.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279642/2017-fleet-truck-of-the-year-chevrolet-silverado-1500
Categories: Green Operations, Operations
Ford Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles that include its medium-duty trucks and Lincoln vehicles.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/135643/ford-announces-2017-my-fleet-incentives
Categories: Safety & Accident
Safety Tip: Emergency First Aid

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to assist injured people before emergency personnel have arrived at a crash scene.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139333/safety-tip-emergency-first-aid


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