Nissan's 2015 Pathfinder Starts at $30,395

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Oct 21, 2014
<p><em><strong>Photo of 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.</strong></em></p> Daimler to Build Next-Gen Sprinter in North America

Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.

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<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Nissan.</strong></em></p> Nissan's 2015 Pathfinder Starts at $30,395

The starting price for Nissan's 2015 Pathfinder mid-size SUV increases $325 over the 2014 model to a starting price of $30,395 and arrives with added standard features.

<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.</strong></em></p> Gasoline Prices Fall to $3.12 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen to a level not seen in almost four years, as it now costs an average of $3.12 per gallon, according to federal data.

<p><em><strong>Photo of HR-V courtesy of Honda.</strong></em></p> Honda to Unveil Compact SUV in L.A.

Honda has teased its new HR-V crossover in Tokyo and Paris, and will debut the compact SUV at the L.A. Auto Show next month.

<p><em><strong>These 12 Toyota and Lexus hybrids are offered in the U.S. Photo courtesy of Toyota.</strong></em></p> Toyota Reaches 7M Global Hybrid Sales

Toyota Motor Corp. has sold more than 7 million gasoline-electric hybrids globally so far in 2014, reaching the milestone faster than it has in any other previous year, according to the automaker.

<p><em><strong>The bi-fuel CNG Impala is filled up by a Quasar associate in Ohio. Photo courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p> Ohio Organic Recycler Testing Bi-Fuel Impala

A Cleveland organic recycling company is using organic waste such as grains from beer brewing, food waste, and biosolids from wastewater to power the 2015 Chevrolet Impala bi-fuel sedan.

Save the Date: 2015 Global Fleet Management Conference

With next year’s budget planning in full swing, make sure to save the date for the 2015 Global Fleet Management Conference, which will be held June 15-16, at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay in Miami.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014
What Every Fleet Needs to Know Going into 2015, sponsored by GPS Insight
Get your fleet ready for the New Year by getting an inside look of what industry professionals predict will be the industry trends for 2015 and what you can do to get ready. Hear from Mike Antich, editor for Automotive Fleet Magazine, on upcoming trends, and Harold Leitner, VP of Business Development from GPS Insight, on how your fleet can get prepared.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Closed Loop Networks: The Fleet Advantage, sponsored by WEX, Inc.
Proprietary closed-loop networks are distinctly different than bank cards. They are developed specifically for business use. This is in stark contrast to bank cards, that run on the rails of cards that are used for general consumer purposes.

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How to Make the Business Case for GPS Tracking, sponsored by GPS Insight

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Fleet Telematics: Making the Big Picture Easier to See, sponsored by Davis Instruments

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The Fleet Manager's Handbook, sponsored by WEX

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Risk(ier) Business: Enhancing Your Fleet's Safety Initiatives

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Why Fleets Choose Volvo: A 2015-MY Overview

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Market Trends
15 Factors Putting Downward Pressure on Fleet Operating Costs

For the second consecutive year, total fleet operating costs have remained flat for commercial fleets when compared to the prior year. This blog identifies the 15 factors that are putting downward pressure on fleet operating costs.

Sherb Brown
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Nobody Asked Me, But...
Depreciation: Just When You Thought it Was Safe

The latest auction figures point out a few important trends: First, the market for certain types of vehicles is definitely getting softer. Second, there really isn't one "used-vehicle market" anymore.

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Class-exclusive active park assist
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