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Lytx Offers Enhanced Video Safety System

Lytx will begin offering an enhanced video monitoring system for commercial and government fleets that provides additional capability over its DriveCam product, the company has announced.

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Ferguson’s Helmandollar Named Fleet Executive of the Year

Caryn Helmandollar, VP of Risk Management, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., was named the 2017 Fleet Executive of the Year at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 18.

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LeasePlan USA Names Head of Consultancy

LeasePlan USA has promoted Becky Langmandel to vice president of analytics, consulting and transformation (ACT). In this role, she leads a team of consultants that identify cost savings for clients, according to the fleet management company.

Safety Tip: Driving in Rain or Fog

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation offers some practical advice for driving in the rain or fog.

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Volvo Unveils XC40 with Subscription Vehicle Service

Volvo has unveiled its new XC40 in Milan, Italy, and a new vehicle subscription plan aimed at driving its luxury compact SUV off dealer lots.

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Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV to Arrive in 2019

Mercedes-Benz will bring a new generation of its plug-in hybrid S-Class sedan to the U.S. market in the middle of 2019. The automaker debuted the sedan at the Frankfurt International Auto Show earlier this month.

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Cadillac Claims First Hands-Off Coast-to-Coast Drive

Cadillac CT6 sedans equipped with a new semi-autonomous driving mode called Super Cruise began heading from New York City to Los Angeles on a drive the General Motors unit says is the first of its kind.

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Fleet Lease Consignor Prices Climb Higher

Fleet lease consignor prices moved higher in August, increasing 1.4% over July and 2.3% through the first eight months of the year compared with 2016, according to the Sept. 20 Kontos Kommentary.

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Acura's MDX Adds Tech for 2018

The Acura MDX compact luxury SUV will add a dual screen user interface and enhanced 7-inch touchscreen as part of a mid-cycle refresh for the 2018 model year, Acura has announced.

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Hurricane Irma Could Wipe out 400,000 Vehicles

As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.

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Past AFLA President, Enterprise Remarketing Manager Janik Dies

Greg Janik, president of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) from 1986-1987, passed away on Sept. 8. He was 74. Janik was a long-time member of AFLA and a strong supporter of the fleet industry.

Photo of Harald Krüger, BMW AG chairman, and Klaus Fröhlich, board member, at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

BMW to Offer 12 EVs by 2025

BMW plans to offer 25 vehicles with some kind of electrification by 2025, including 12 battery-electric models, the company's chairman said ahead of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Genesis Taps Focht to Lead U.S. Sales

Hyundai's fledgling Genesis luxury brand has picked Marty Focht to grow awareness and sales in the U.S. market, Genesis Motor America has announced.

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Ford to Idle Transit Production for Two Weeks

Ford Motor Co. will halt production of its Transit full-size van for two weeks to better align production with demand, the company said.

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Merck's Fleet Administration and Procurement Associate Director Retires

Scott Lauer retired as associate director, North American Fleet Administration and Procurement for Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. on Aug. 31, following a 29-year career with the company, of which, the past 10 were in fleet.

Graphic of Hurricane Irma forecast via NOAA.

Commercial Fleet Activity Spiked Ahead of Irma

The activity of the more than 33,000 commercial vehicles equipped with a Geotab telematics system increased 360% in the state from Aug. 23 to Sept. 6.

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Barclays' Fleet Manager Joins Automotive Consulting Company

Caroline Sandall was appointed director at ESE UK Consulting in the UK. ESE Consulting is a comprehensive automotive consultancy service offering support with commercial strategy and sales management, including managing fleet policy.

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Dmochowsky Named Fleet Manager of the Year

Mondelez International’s senior global fleet manager John Dmochowsky was named the 2017 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year during a ceremony at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 18.

Merchants Fleet Management Named Top Workplace

For the third year in a row, Merchants Fleet Management has been named BusinessNH magazine's 2017 Best Company to Work, the Hooksett, N.H.-based fleet management company announced.

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Hydrogen-Powered Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell Hybrid to Arrive in 2019

Mercedes-Benz will begin selling its hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell hybrid in the U.S. in late 2019 amid a push by automakers to introduce more zero-emissions vehicles ahead of more stringent emissions regulations, the automaker announced.

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Maserati Ghibli Gets Semi-Autonomous Makeover for 2018

The 2018 Maserati Ghibli will add an array of semi-autonomous driving features enabled by a new electric power steering system that replaces the hydraulic steering of earlier model years, the Fiat Chrysler unit announced at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

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T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

Photo of the 2019 Cayenne Turbo courtesy of Porsche.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo Adds Power for 2019

Porsche will offer a third, higher performance variant of its Cayenne luxury mid-size SUV for 2019 called the Cayenne Turbo that will provide peak 550 horsepower and 567 lb.-ft. of torque, the automaker has announced.

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Insurer Offers Fleets LifeSaver Distracted Driving Product

Cincinnati Insurance has begun offering LifeSaver's distracted driving software system that includes a dashboard and mobile app for drivers.

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Silva Leaves Aramark for Pupil Transportation Role

Pete Silva has been named senior vice president fleet engineering and asset management at National Express LLC (NELLC), a student transportation company.

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