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WEX Updates Data Platform for Fuel Management

WEX Inc. has launched ClearView Snap, the next evolution of its ClearView data analytics platform that offers fleet managers and administrators emailed insights into fleet expenses.

Bob White, ARI president

ARI's White to Lead Fleet Management Company

Holman Enterprises has promoted Bob White to president of its fleet management company ARI, and shifted Chris Conroy to a role with the parent company, the Mount Laurel, N.J.-based company has announced.

Photo via Spencer Thomas/Flickr.

Subaru Offers VIN Lookup Tool

Subaru has begun offering an online tool that allows fleets to search for open recalls using the vehicle identification number through the Carfax used vehicle platform. The service is offered at no cost.

Photo of 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn with 5.7L V-8 by Paul Clinton.

2019 Ram 1500 Goes on Sale

The 2019 Ram 1500, which is entering its 15th generation, will include a combination of three engines and three powertrains, including a 5.7L V-8, V-8 mild hybrid, 3.6L V-6 mild hybrid, and 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel.

Photo of 2018 Ford F-150, which achieves up to 25 mpg combined, courtesy of Ford.

Diesel F-150 Reaches 30 MPG Highway

The 2018 Ford F-150 fitted with its first 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine will deliver EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg combined.

Photo of 2018 BMW X3 crash test courtesy of IIHS.

2018 BMW X3 Qualifies for Top Safety Pick+

The 2018 BMW X3 has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+, when the midsize luxury SUV is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

Photo of the 2018 XC40 compact SUV courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo Testing Vehicle Concierge Service in Calif.

Volvo Cars is moving closer to offering a nationwide concierge service that allows users to schedule pick-ups and drop-offs of their vehicles for maintenance, the automaker has announced.

Photo via Tripp/Flickr.

Work-Related Collisions Account for 40% of Driving Accidents

About 40% of motor vehicle accidents are work-related, which poses a significant risk to employees who drive for their jobs, according to a new report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.

Stephen Carlisle, president of Cadillac

GM Replaces Cadillac Head de Nysschen

General Motors has replaced the head of its Cadillac division, naming Steve Carlisle to replace Johan de Nysschen, who is leaving the company immediately.

Photo of Ford Transit Utility exterior courtesy of Spartan Motors.

Spartan to Reveal Ford Transit for Utility Fleets

Spartan Motors will show a Ford Transit concept van that has been tailor-made for utility fleets with a more customized cargo area and remote workstation at an upcoming fleet trade show.

Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz Details 2019 Sprinter's Telematics Offering

Mercedes-Benz will offer eight factory telematics packages with its third-generation 2019 Sprinter that allow fleet managers to better track preventive maintenance, routing, and driver behavior with the full-size van, the company has announced.

Photo of 2018 GLC300 courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Mercedes Recalls 2018 SUVs for Air Bags

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., LLC is recalling approximately 57 2018 AMG GT, AMG GT C, GLC43 AMG 4Matic, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic and GLC350e 4Matic vehicles because the housing for the driver side air bag inflator may have been made with defective steel.

Video: How to Drive Among Cyclists

Cyclists have a legal right to the road. As a driver, showing respect and courtesy when sharing the road can help cut down on accidents and save lives.

Jay Leno Headlining ARI's NAFA Presentations

ARI has prepared several presentations for the annual NAFA Institute & Expo held April 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., with its main event a headlined presentation from comedian Jay Leno.

Volkswagen's Herbert Diess

VW Names Diess as New CEO

Herbert Diess has been named as the new CEO of the Volkswagen Group after the automaker replaced Matthias Mueller from the position for failing to refocus the group’s portfolio of car brands after the diesel emissions scandal in 2015.

Photo of the Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic Coupe courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes Recalls 2017-18 Vehicles for Seatback Locks

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., LLC is recalling over 3,000 vehicles dues to the seat belts of the front seats may not lock correctly on the right side of the seat.

LeasePlan USA's Felipe Smolka

LeasePlan Hires Innovation Strategy VP From IBM

LeasePlan USA has named Felipe Smolka its senior vice president and transformation officer as the fleet management company expands its executive leadership team.

Photo courtesy of Flickr.

Report Ranks Top Texas Cities for Drunk Driving Fatalities

A new report finds Odessa, Midland, and Dallas have had the state’s highest percentage of drunken-driving fatalities per 100,000 residents over the past five years.

Photo of a car crash courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

29% of Accidents Occur within 1 Minute of Max Speed

A recent analysis of patterns in accident data finds that 29% of accidents happened within one minute of the driver reaching the maximum speed during their trip. The remaining 71% of accidents occurred within the first 10 minutes of reaching maximum speed.

On-road testing of the new Silverado HD prototypes will begin in the near future and production is expected to start in the third-quarter of 2019. Photo courtesy of General Motors

Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Enter Next Generation in 2020

The next-generation Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD pickups will debut in late 2019 as 2020 models, General Motors has announced.

Image: ERoad

ERoad Integrates with Descartes MacroPoint

ERoad, a provider of fleet management, electronic tax reporting and ELD compliance solutions for the transportation industry, has announced integration with the Descartes MacroPoint multi-modal supply chain visibility platform.

Photo of the Ford Transit LightningElectric courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems Electric Ford Transit: 61 MPGe in the City

Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit LightningElectric will provide a fuel economy rating of 61 MPGe in the city and 66 MPGe on the highway, according to the vehicle modifier, which will display it for fleets around the U.S. in April and May.

Wayne Farley, fleet manager, Ranger Construction Industries

Florida Contractor Names Farley Fleet Manager

Wayne Farley was named fleet manager for Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. He assumed this position in February.

Photo of Chevrolet Express van courtesy of GM.

Full-Size Vans Holding Resale Value

Three-year-old full-size vans retained the most value among trucks, vans, and SUVs in the wholesale used vehicle market, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Photo of 2017-MY large pickups courtesy of manufacturers.

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 10% in March

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 10.1% to 72,344 in March as sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs increased 10.4% to 62,419 and passenger car sales increased 8% to 9,925 units compared to a year ago, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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