April Gasoline Demand Peaks, Prices Rise

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April 24, 2018
<p><em>Logo: Vincentric</em></p> Vincentric Names Best Fleet Values for 2018

Ford or Lincoln vehicles have captured the most awards by a single manufacturer among the 39 vehicles named to Vincentric's Best Fleet Value in America list for the 2018 model year.


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<p><em>Photo of gasoline fuel station by Vince Taroc.</em></p> April Gasoline Demand Peaks, Prices Rise

The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline increased 5 cents to $2.76 per gallon as consumer demand surged to the highest level on record in April, reports AAA.


<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerthomas/2893147924" target="_blank">Spencer Thomas</a>/Flickr.</em></p> Subaru Offers VIN Lookup Tool

Subaru has begun offering an online tool that allows fleets to search for open recalls using the vehicle identification number through the Carfax used vehicle platform. The service is offered at no cost.


<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cell_phone_use_while_driving.jpg" target="_blank">Ed Brown</a>/Wikimedia.</em></p> Delaware Leads Enforcement of Texting While Driving

Delaware leads the country in issuing the most tickets for texting while driving from the time a state's cellphone law went into effect through 2016, according to a new report.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Electrify America.</em></p> VW's Electrify America Invests $500 Million in EV Charging Stations

Electrify America is installing electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 retail, convenience, and refueling locations in an effort to improve convenience for EV drivers.


<p>Clockwise from top left: Brian Wielgosz of Sanofi with his family; Dave Tosh of Benco Dental with his wife and daughter; Clay Gaudet of AutoZone with his wife; and Lee Pierce of Weatherford posing with a Rolls-Royce hearse.</p> Fleet Managers On and Off the Clock

The fleet industry is filled with many interesting personalities. Get to know personal details about some veteran fleet professionals, as well as those new to the industry.


<p>Holman Insurance incorporates real-time data into its service offerings, which it believes portrays a more accurate image of a fleet&rsquo;s current risk. <em>(Photo courtesy of Holman Insurance)</em></p> How Holman Is Redefining Insurance for Fleets

Holman Insurance’s new program combines its in-house risk expertise with technology and fleet management experience to enhance the company’s role of advising and consulting fleets in the area of insurance.


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