AFLA Kicks Off Safe Driving Challenge

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Nov 25, 2014
<p><em><strong>Photo via Wikipedia.</strong></em></p> Gasoline Prices Fall to $2.82 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline fell 7.3 cents to $2.821 per gallon for the week ending Nov. 24, according to federal data.

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AFLA Kicks Off Safe Driving Challenge

The Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) kicked off a seven day safe driving challenge based on the presentation Mike Pitcher, CEO of LeasePlan gave during the recent AFLA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

<p><strong>SCHOSTEK</strong></p> Honda Admits Under-Reporting Crash Deaths, Injuries

A NHTSA-ordered audit uncovers that Honda under-reported deaths and injuries tied to its vehicles for more than a decade.

<p><em><strong>Photo by Paul Clinton.</strong></em></p> Mercedes-Benz Introduces Maybach S600 Luxury Sedan

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 luxury sedan that will likely find a niche as a high-end luxury executive vehicle that will likely require a chauffeur.

<p><em><strong>Photo of Pontiac Metal Center courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p> GM Invests $200M In Plant for Future Vehicle

General Motors has invested $200 million in its Orion Assembly and Pontiac Metal Center plans for a future vehicle program, the automaker announced.

How to Produce a Lease vs. Buy Analysis

A standard, and important, part of any fleet operation, the lease vs. buy decision is also one that requires specific financial knowledge and a clear understanding the process.

<p><strong><em>Dan Frank (right) becomes only the third Wheels president since it was founded in 1939 by Zollie Frank, Dan&rsquo;s grandfather, and Zollie&rsquo;s brother-in-law Amund Schoen. Zollie&rsquo;s son, Jim (left), became the second president in 1974. Dan has held various roles in the company during his 16-year tenure.</em></strong></p> Wheels Positions Itself for Future Growth

In a wide-ranging interview, Dan Frank, newly appointed president of Wheels Inc., and CEO Jim Frank, discuss their strategic vision for the company and how they see the fleet industry changing in the next five years.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Telematics – Why you may be the competition, sponsored by WEX
During this informative Webinar we intend to outline the advantages Fleet Managers have when utilizing a fully integrated Telematics system and make a case for ROI.

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What Every Fleet Needs to Know Going into 2015, sponsored by GPS Insight

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Closed Loop Networks: The Fleet Advantage, sponsored by WEX

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

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Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
OEMs Improve Quality Hold Process, But More Needs to be Done to Avoid Backlogs

The good news is the management of quality holds by OEMs has improved tremendously in the 2014-MY. However, much more still needs to be done. As has been the case for the past several model-years, lengthening OEM quality holds continue to adversely impact fleet order-to-delivery (OTD) times by incurring added costs due to missed residual timing, repair costs to older vehicles still in service, and rental expenses

Chris Wolski
Senior Editor
Driving Notes
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Mid-Size Pickup

Yes, for fleets, the Colorado is fundamentally a truck, designed for a specific, utilitarian purpose, but Chevrolet also didn’t forget the driver—hence it’s the perfect melding of form and function.

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