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Ford Sees Strong Truck and SUV Sales in First Half of 2017

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Ford Motor Company saw increases in sales for their roster of trucks and SUVs.

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Safety Tip: Reminders for the Time Change

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5. Here's some night driving advice from the National Safety Council and the National Sleep Foundation.

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LeasePlan Sets Up Michigan-Ohio Sales Region

LeasePlan USA has established a sales region in Michigan and Ohio to develop new business, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based fleet management company has announced.

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2018 Nissan Maxima Starts at $33,905

The 2018 Nissan Maxima retails for at least $33,905, which is $410 above the starting 2017 model, Nissan has announced.

In Memoriam: Former Cadillac Manager Gambrell

William Gambrell, a longtime Cadillac manager who worked in the fleet division of the General Motors luxury brand, died on Oct. 9 at his Dearborn, Mich. home. He was 74.

Photo of Kristi Webb, Element's president and CEO, courtesy of Element.

Element's 2017 Roundtable Highlights Fleet Trends

Hundreds of fleet company executives, supplier partners, automotive manufacturers and Element experts gathered at the 2017 Element Fleet Roundtable in Maryland last week.

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Former Chrysler Fleet GM MacDonald Dies

John MacDonald, who ran Chrysler's fleet unit for several years in the 1990s, died at his home on Walloon Lake, Mich., earlier this month. He was 72.

Safety Tip: Avoiding Crashes in Parking Lots

AAA offers advice on how to stay safe and avoid collisions in parking lots.

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LeasePlan Corp. N.V. Launches Mobility Campaign

LeasePlan Corp. N.V. has launched a mobility campaign called "What’s next?" that spans 32 countries, and highlights the fleet management company's commitment to mobility management.

Photo of 2018 Range Rover courtesy of Land Rover.

Land Rover to Offer Plug-in Range Rover for 2019

Land Rover's flagship Range Rover SUV will arrive with a plug-in hybrid variant for the 2019 model year, after an interior and technology update for the 2018 model year, the company announced.

Photo of QX80 courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti to Debut Next-Gen QX80

Infiniti will show its next-generation QX80 flagship SUV at the Dubai International Motor Show, the company announced.

Proposed Law Would Ease Fuel Economy Rules

A pair of federal lawmakers from Michigan have proposed a bill that would make it easier for automakers to meet fuel economy requirements.

Photo of 2018 Range Rover Sport courtesy of Land Rover.

Range Rover Sport Adds Plug-in Hybrid for 2019

Land Rover's Range Rover Sport will add light updates in 2018 ahead of bigger changes for the 2019 model year that include a plug-in hybrid variant of the luxury SUV, the company has announced.

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LeasePlan Hires VP for Northeast Region

LeasePlan USA has hired Anthony Fina as its vice president of business development for the Northeast region. Fina takes the place of longtime LeasePlan sales veteran Gerry Tellier.

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Coca-Cola Adds Lytx DriveCam Video Safety System

Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented the program at three company locations, involving 200 drivers and 115 vehicle assets.

Hurricane Replacement Still Boosting Used Vehicle Prices

The average price of used vehicles model years 2012-2016 fell 0.7% in September, with the lion’s share of that depreciation coming from the car segment, according to Black Book. As of September, all vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of 14.5%.

Photo of self-driving car courtesy of Waymo/FCA.

Calif. May Loosen Driverless Car Testing Rules

The state’s DMV releases new proposed regulations that would eliminate an existing requirement for a human driver behind the steering wheel.

Driving Dynamics to Offer DriveTech Assessment Tool

Driving Dynamics Inc. will offer a set of driver assessment tools to its North American fleet clients under an agreement with United Kingdom-based DriveTech International.

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U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

A tow truck operator prepares to tow away a fire-damaged car from a California freeway. Automotive Fleet photo.

Safety Tip: Vehicle Fire Prevention and Response

State Farm offers advice on how to spot warning signs of vehicle fire risk, and the National Safety Council provides tips on what to do if a fire starts while you're driving.

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

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Dan Frank Named Chief Executive of Wheels

Dan Frank has been named the chief executive officer of Wheels, Inc., as his father Jim Frank transitions from that role to executive chairman of the board, the fleet management company announced.

A researcher documents the distraction of a study participant who is using a vehicle infotainment system. Photo courtesy of AAA.

Infotainment Systems Further Distract Drivers, Study Finds

New research from AAA concludes that all 30 of the infotainment systems evaluated demanded too much of the driver’s attention during use.  

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AmeriPride Offers First-Aid Kit for Fleet Drivers

AmeriPride has begun offering a first-aid kit that's designed for vehicle fleets and can be purchased by any company with a fleet, the linen and uniform service provider has announced.

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Telematics Provider Zubie Hires Former Fleet Exec

Telematics provider Zubie has hired Glenn Udall as its vice president of strategic partnerships and Chad Caswell as its chief technology officer. Udall held various fleet operations and procurement roles with Hertz.

Leading Transportation Strategist to Keynote Fleet Forward Conference

Dr. Stefan Heck will address how the fleet industry is leading the way regarding vehicle autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and sharing.

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