Toyota's Japan Plant Shut Down Delays 2016 Prius

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February 2, 2016
<p><em>Photo courtesy of LeasePlan.</em></p> LeasePlan Sale Clears Regulatory Hurdles in Europe

The European Central Bank has approved the sale of LeasePlan N.V. to an investor group, clearing the way for the closing of the transaction by April 1, the Dutch fleet management company has announced.

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<p><em>Photo of 2016 Prius Four courtesy of Toyota.</em></p> Toyota's Japan Plant Shut Down Delays 2016 Prius

Toyota Motor Corp. will suspend production at assembly plants in Japan next week due to a steel factory explosion that will delay shipments of the new 2016 Prius hybrid.

Tesla Unveiling Model 3 in March

Tesla Motors is expected to unveil its more-affordable Model 3 sedan at a March launch event, as the luxury EV maker sets its sights on democratizing its automotive technology.

<p><em>Photo via Wikimedia.</em></p> Gasoline Falls to $1.82 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of gasoline fell 3.4 cents to $1.822 for the week ending Feb. 1, according to federal records.

Overheight Vehicle Detection Comes to Austin

The system will help prevent collisions between tall trucks and low-clearance overhead structures such as bridges.

<p><em>Photo via</em></p> 8 Trends in Commercial Fleet Policies

The No. 1 priority for commercial fleets was risk and safety in 2015. The No. 2 priority was data management, whose dramatic spike in interest is attributed to the increased involvement by procurement and finance in fleet management.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Union Leasing.</em></p> Union Leasing Focused on Steady, Sustainable Growth

Serving the small- to mid-size fleet market, 55 percent of Union Leasing’s portfolio is comprised of light- and medium-duty trucks. Recently, it acquired Express 4x4 Truck.

Sherb Brown
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Preparing Your Fleet to Meet Rising Market Trends

Plan ahead for the future and have discussions with your senior management about costs and what the future has in store for your fleet. While it looks like the cost of a gallon of gasoline may be going down, the cost of everything else is going to go up.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
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10 Ways Fleet Managers Can Avoid Being Under-Rated by Senior Management

There is an ongoing perception by senior management that fleet management is not a complicated and sophisticated profession. As a result, one of the biggest challenges facing fleet managers is getting management to recognize and acknowledge their contribution to the company. Here are 10 ways to ensure management recognizes your contribution to the company’s bottom line.

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