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ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

ARI has added the Accident Dashboard to its insights portal that allows fleet managers to see the cost of accidents, as well as identifying trends and patterns.

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Subaru Hires Commercial Accounts Manager

Subaru has hired Michael Cross from Enterprise Holdings as a national commercial accounts manager, the automaker announced.

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VW Adds Fleet Account Manager for West Region

Volkswagen has named Cesni Ennis as its fleet account manager for the West region and will be responsible for commercial fleet sales in 12 states, the company has announced.

CCM Updates Fleet Management Websites

The release includes a Business Intelligence analytical tool that will allow clients to drill down into multiple data points using interactive visualization charts on a dashboard layout

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Safety Tip: When to Honk the Horn

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on when it's proper to honk the horn.

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LeasePlan USA Names CCO

Ricardo Fonzaghi was named chief commercial officer of LeasePlan USA, overseeing the company’s sales and client relations teams.

Screenshot of ARI WatchList courtesy of ARI.

ARI Launches Fleet Monitoring Tool

ARI WatchList notifies a fleet manager of critical events as they happen and allows such events to be monitored in a newsfeed format.

Photo of 2018 Toyota Sienna Limited courtesy of Toyota.

2018 Toyota Sienna Adds Standard Safety Package

The entire 2018 Sienna Van lineup will include pedestrian detection warnings and lane departure alert.

Earnings Watch: FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings

FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported increased net earnings in its most recent quarter, but it missed Wall Street expectations.

eDriving Fleet Offers Driver Training Program

Driver training provider eDriving Fleet will offer its RoadRisk Plus driving training and risk reduction program to a variety of fleets in late 2017, the company has announced.

Logos courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Promotes Three Commercial Managers

Nissan has promoted three senior managers in its commercial vehicle sales operation, and added new responsibilities for Fred DePerez, Rich Miller, and Joe Guarascio.

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Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Photo of 2018 Q5 courtesy of Audi.

Audi Details 2018 Q5, Sets Pricing

The 2018 Audi Q5 will retail for $42,475 when it goes in sale in April as a second-generation model of the compact luxury SUV.

Photo of Model S courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Discontinues Base Model S

Tesla will discontinue its entry-level Model S 60 and all-wheel 60D sedans that carry a $68,000 price point, and will sell the 75 and 75D sedans that retail for at least $74,500 as the entry models, the company announced in a letter to owners.

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Safety Tip: Merging onto the Freeway

Here’s some driving advice, provided by the Colorado Driver Handbook, on how to merge safely onto a freeway.

Photo of Model 3 courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Raises $1.2B to Bolster Model 3

Tesla has sold $1.2 billion in common shares and convertible senior notes to support the roll-out of the Model 3, the Palo Alto company announced.

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Auction Academy Expands Training Program

The Auction Academy is expanding its training to include commercial and government fleet managers, commercial account representatives, and dealers for the first time in its five years of existence, the continuing education organization has announced.

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Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

Screenshot of Fed Chair Janet Yellen via YouTube.

Fed Raises Interest Rates a Quarter Point

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted 9-1 on March 15 to raise the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter percentage point to 0.75% to 1% — a move that was widely expected.

Photo of Euro-spec 2018 AQ5 courtesy of Audi.

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 2016 that was marred by the diesel scandal and Takata recall.

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Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

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UPS Invests More Than $90M In Natural Gas

UPS said it will invest more than $90 million in natural gas facilities and vehicles, including fueling stations, compressed natural gas trucks and liquefied natural gas vehicles.

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Ram Commercial Enhances Truck, Van Upfitting

Ram Commercial introduced its Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro certification program to help dealers and auxiliary equipment providers set up its trucks and vans for commercial users at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

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