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Donlen Receives Top Workplace Recognition Award

Donlen was listed as one of the best and brightest companies to work for in the nation for the third year in a row by the National Association for Business Resources.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is Roomier, Longer

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its second-generation 2019 G-Class luxury SUV, which is host to several new updates including a roomier interior, a new suspension, and a longer and wider exterior.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan’s Concept Compact SUV Includes Autonomous Capabilities

Nissan revealed a six-passenger, three-row concept SUV that features an advanced graphic user interface and autonomous driving technologies.

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Baessler, Fleet Director of Rollins Inc., Passes Away

Mike Baessler, director, fleet procurement for Rollins, Inc., died Jan.12, 2018. Baessler joined Rollins in June 2013, where he worked until his death. He was 67 years old.

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls.

Photo of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat Gt courtesy of VW.

Sporty 2018 Passat GT to Debut in Detroit

Volkswagen has revealed the 2018 Passat GT special model, a sportier version of the sedan with a base price of $29,090.

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LeasePlan USA Appoints Two Executives to Leadership Team

LeasePlan USA has appointed two executives to its leadership team: Greg Buckland, who will serve as the company’s new chief information officer, and Matt Patterson, who was named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Photo of the Toyota Entune 3.0 courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Introduces Amazon Alexa to Select Vehicles in 2018

Toyota will introduce Amazon Alexa to select 2018 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, allowing customers to interact with Amazon's intelligent cloud based voice service in their car.

Photo courtesy of Fisker Inc.

Fisker Unveils New Electric Luxury Sedan, EV Battery Technology

Fisker Inc. has unveiled the Fisker EMotion luxury sedan prototype that looks to rival the Tesla Model S, and also revealed a solid-sate battery for electric vehicles that will look to provide more power and range than lithium-ion batteries.

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VW America Names Senior VP of Sales

Volkswagen of America appointed Duncan Movassaghi as senior vice president, sales for the Volkswagen brand, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

Video Safety Tip: Vehicle Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

AAA explains which eight vehicle noises signal trouble that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Graphic of the e-Palette Concept Vehicle courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Reveals New Mobility Alliance, Concept Vehicle

Toyota revealed an autonomous concept vehicle and a mobility alliance that are designed to meet the future demands of evolving business applications and transportation services resulting from changes in mobility.

Photo of diesel-powered 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Ford's first diesel-powered 2018 F-150 pickup can deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg in highway driving, which would put it among the most fuel-efficient pickups available when it goes on sale in the spring.

AFLA Adds Four to Board

The Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) has added four new board members, including Siemens fleet manager, Dejana's fleet and leasing director, the president of an influential fleet dealer, and the vice president of Fleet Street Remarketing.

Photo of autonomous Ioniq courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai to Offer Fully Autonomous Vehicle by 2021

Hyundai and Volkswagen have signed deals with Pittsburgh-based Aurora Innovation to use its self-driving software in their bids to develop fully autonomous vehicles for commercial service.

Screen shot via YouTube.

Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

Photo of 2019 G-Class courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz to Show Next-Gen G Class in Detroit

Mercedes-Benz will debut its second-generation 2019 G-Class flagship luxury SUV at the North American International Auto Show this month, the company has announced.

Photo of the pre-production X7 courtesy of BMW.

BMW Begins Building New Flagship SUV

BMW has begun building pre-production models of its X7 luxury SUV that's set to arrive later this year so BMW can better compete with large luxury utility models.

Volvo Offers Fueling, Washing Services in Seattle

Volvo will offer its owners in Seattle several concierge services through a smartphone app to fill the fuel tank or have the vehicle washed while the vehicle would be parked.

Photo of 2017-MY half-ton pickups courtey of FCA, Ford, GM, and Nissan.

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 1.4% in 2017

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures fell 5.5% in December but increased 1.4% in 2017, following a 2.7% increase the prior year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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In Memoriam: Who We Lost in Fleet in 2017

Among those who died were three past presidents of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), the voice of the retreading industry, and several fleet sales managers from the Detroit automakers.

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Former ABM Industries Fleet Manager Joins MORSCO

Prior to joining MORSCO, Amy McAdams was fleet Manager - project & client services manager for ABM Industries in Houston.

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DTE Energy Names Director of Southeast Michigan Gas Operations

Mark Johnson leads a team at DTE Gas responsible for maintenance and repair of the natural gas distribution system in Southeastern Michigan.

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ADP Names Fleet Manager

Filip Barker was named fleet manager for ADP in Norfolk, Va. He assumed this position in April.

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