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Donlen Hires Sales VP, Global Business Manager

Donlen has hired Bob Barna as vice president of strategic sales and Ian Crapper as managing director of global business development.

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Donlen's Mobility Push Includes Dedicated Team

Donlen has embraced mobility as a service for some commercial fleets, and has set up an internal team to offer carsharing, ride-hailing, short-term vehicle rentals, and other products, the company's mobility leader told Automotive Fleet.

Photo of the 2019 A8 cabin courtesy of Audi.

Audi's 2019 A8 Arriving in Late 2019

Audi's fourth-generation 2019 A8 will arrive in late 2019 with a bevy of semi-autonomous features for the brand's flagship model.

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LeasePlan USA Names Remarketing Director

LeasePlan USA has hired Phil Schappert as director remarketing to oversee vehicles through a variety of channels, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based fleet management company announced.

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Volvo XC40 SUVs Begin Rolling off the Line

The XC40 marks Volvo's entry in to the compact SUV category, and the company has reportedly received 13,000 orders for it. Volvo will begin delivering the XC40 to U.S. customers in early 2018.

Video Safety Tip: Urban Driving

Here's advice, provided by State Farm and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, on how to drive safely in central business districts in major cities.

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Merchants Names Keegan CEO

Brendan Keegan will assume the role of chief executive for Merchants Fleet Management, after serving in an interim capacity since late September, after Glen Villano stepped down.

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Fleetmatics to Move to New Dublin HQ

Fleetmatics will relocate its employees to a new campus-style headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, by the middle of 2018, the Verizon company announced.

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2019 Lincoln MKC Adds Safety Tech

The 2019 Lincoln MKC will add active safety technology, a refreshed front end, and app-based services when it goes on sale in the summer, Lincoln has announced.

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Mercedes-Benz to Unveil Next-Gen CLS

Mercedes-Benz will unveil its next-generation CLS ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 29, and has released two teaser images of the vehicle.

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Mike Albert Fleet Solutions Hires Northeast Sales Managers

Cincinnati-based Mike Albert Fleet Solutions has hired two business development managers to work the northeast region as the company continues its expansion efforts under new leadership.

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Donlen Focusing on Mobility with Hertz-Themed Rebrand

Donlen has updated its corporate logo to closer align the fleet management company with its corporate parent, Hertz Global Holdings, by adopting a black-and-yellow color scheme.

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CEI Group Names Four Vice Presidents

The CEI Group has promoted four individuals to vice president who have been "major contributors to the success that both CEI and Element have realized over the past few years," according to the company.

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Nissan's 2018 NV200 Cargo Van Starts at $22,755

Nissan is increasing the starting retail price of the NV200 compact cargo van by $450 to $22,755 for the 2018 model year and adding a few enhancements, Nissan has announced.

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Mike Albert Fleet Solutions Hires EVP of Sales

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions has hired Ted Cain as executive vice president of sales, the Cincinnati-based fleet management company has announced.

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LeasePlan to Offer MapAnything Apps for Fleet Telematics

LeasePlan USA will roll out a telematics offering to fleets under a new partnership with geo-productivity software provider MapAnything that will offer integration of contact management, OnStar, and an electronic logging device application, according to the fleet management company.

Volvo to Launch SUV, Vehicle Subscription Service in L.A.

Volvo unveil a new utility vehicle and launch its vehicle subscription service, Care by Volvo, at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Cadillac Expands Book Subscription Service

Cadillac has rolled out its Book vehicle subscription service in Los Angeles and Dallas, after introducing it in New York City in January.

Photo of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir courtesy of GM.

Buick Introduces Flagship Avenir Sub-Brand

Buick will begin offering Avenir-branded versions of its vehicles that will provide the highest level of luxury within the nameplate. The GM unit rolled out the sub-brand with the 2018 Enclave Avenir.

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CEI Group Brings Back Wysseier as President, CEO

John Wysseier has returned to The CEI Group as president and chief executive officer more than a decade after he departed the collision management company, the company has announced.

Video Safety Tip: Driving in Snow

It's that time of year again. A number of areas have already seen the first snowfall of the season. AAA offers advice for driving in wintry conditions.

Photo of the 2018 QX80 courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti QX80 Refreshed for 2018

Infiniti has refreshed its QX80 flagship SUV for the 2018 model year with exterior design tweaks and upgraded infotainment and technology features, the company has announced.

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WEX to Launch Chip-Based Fleet Card in 2019

WEX Inc. will begin offering a more secure chip-based payment card to its fleet customers in 2019 and plans to test the new card in 2018, according to the company.

Photo of 2018 NV cargo vans courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices 2018 NV Vans

Nissan's 2018 NV full-size vans will retail for at least $30,025 for the cargo model and $36,345 for the passenger variant, Nissan announced.

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Metris Recalled for Wheel Bearings

The recall, issued to address a wheel detachment risk, covers 109 vans in the 2017 model year.

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