XL Hybrids Offers Ford Transit Van Conversion

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<p><em>Photo of Ram ProMaster by Vince Taroc.</em></p> Fleet Sales Rise 3.4 Percent in April

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets increased 3.4 percent in April to 66,260 units during a month that registered an increase from March and pushed total fleet sales to 5.9 percent for the first four months of the year.

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<p><em>Photo courtesy of Ford.</em></p> XL Hybrids Offers Ford Transit Van Conversion

XL Hybrids has begun offering the 2015 and 2016 Ford Transit van and wagon equipped with its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Calif. Ramps Up Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to establish a more aggressive greenhouse gas target for the state of a 40-percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030.

<p><em>Photo via Wikipedia.</em></p> Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.66 Per Gallon

Gasoline prices have been on the upswing for the past three weeks with the price of a gallon on unleaded climbing 9.4 cents to $2.664 for the week ending May 4.

<p><em>Bergs</em></p> NCR Corp. Names North American Fleet Manager

Julie Bergs was named North American fleet manager for NCR Corporation. Previously, Bergs was fleet administrator for Georgia-Pacific LLC.


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Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Nominations Open

Automotive Fleet magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award. Submissions are due by Friday, May 8.

Global Fleet Conference: Early-Bird Pricing Set to End May 15

Time is running out to take advantage of the early-bird discount pricing for the 2015 Global Fleet Conference.

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