Gasoline Prices Falls Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
November 21, 2017
<p><em>Keegan</em></p> Merchants Names Keegan CEO

Brendan Keegan will assume the role of chief executive for Merchants Fleet Management, after serving in an interim capacity since late September, after Glen Villano stepped down.

Fleetmatics, click here Sponsored by Fleetmatics, A Verizon Company
How Productive is Your Crew?

Small improvements in efficiency can reap large rewards in productivity and profitability. Download this productivity white paper to find out how GPS vehicle tracking can help improve the productivity of your crew through improved dispatching and routing, automated time sheets and payroll and more.
Get Your Copy Now

<p><em>Photo by Vince Taroc.</em></p> Gasoline Prices Falls Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell 2 cents to $2.54 per gallon to start the Thanksgiving holiday week that's expected to see the most travel in 12 years, according to AAA.

<p><em>Barna</em></p> Donlen Hires Sales VP, Global Business Manager

Donlen has hired Bob Barna as vice president of strategic sales and Ian Crapper as managing director of global business development.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Subaru.</em></p> Subaru to Debut Three-Row SUV in L.A.

Subaru will debut its 2019 Ascent three-row SUV ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Ascent was shown as a concept vehicle in April at the New York International Auto Show.

<p><em>Photo: General Motors</em></p> How GM Can Help Fleets Overcome the Five Purchasing Pain Points

Sponsored by General Motors
Every fleet is different, but they have one thing in common, the need to address the five purchasing pain points of driver productivity, driver satisfaction, fleet efficiency, safety, and sustainability.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.</em></p> Mercedes-Benz to Unveil Next-Gen CLS

Mercedes-Benz will unveil its next-generation CLS ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 29, and has released two teaser images of the vehicle.

<p>Hyattsville Police unveiled its newest patrol car at local car shows during National Drive Electric Week in the Washington, D.C., area before being deployed in mid-September.<em>&nbsp;Photo courtesy of Hyattsville Police Department</em></p> Chevrolet Bolt EV Patrol Car Hits the Streets in Md.

Sgt. Richard Hartnett, technical services & electric vehicles project manager for the Hyattsville Police Department in Maryland, believes his agency has the first Chevrolet Bolt patrol vehicle in the country.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Fleet Will Need to Reinvent Itself as a New Vision of Fleet Management Emerges

Over the past several decades, the purchasing managers of yesteryear reinvented themselves into procurement professionals whose function is now viewed as a strategic asset that provides a competitive advantage to a corporation. Can fleet management, likewise, elevate its perceived value to a corporation, especially in the eyes of its senior management? I say yes, and the timing is right to do so.

Stephane Babcock
Managing Editor
Driving Notes
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Chief

The 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Chief had a solid ride and more cushion than I expected. With a Chief Clear-Coat coastal blue paint job and a white hardtop, it screams beach day.

The symposium featured several case studies from ARI clients, including MasTec, about how the company&rsquo;s technology has benefited their operations. During a client case study panel with MasTec, (From l. To r.) Mike Ramsey, director of fleet solutions at ARI; Brian Santarcangelo, VP of technology solutions at MasTec; Jeremy Muoio, director of fleet and asset management at MasTec, and Jeffrey Cole, director of strategic solutions for ARI.
ARI's Best in Fleet Symposium
The seminar "Defining the Fleet Manager of the Future" discussed the new service offerings that fleet managers should investigate today, as well as how traditional fleet functions are changing.
2017 Fleet Forward Conference
The Ford Transit Connect is available for 2018 as either a small cargo van or passenger wagon. (Photo: Ford Motor Co.)
Compact and Full-Size Vans for 2018
Is Your Oil Filter Short Changing Your Engine's Protection?

Fleet Management Buyer's Guide: Fall 2017

How Auto Parts Can Be A Fleet's Next Cost Savings Center

6 Benefits of GPS Fleet Tracking for Professional Contractors

Why a Utilization Analysis Matters to Your Fleet

Automating Common or Tedious Fleet Management Tasks

A Smarter Approach to Growing Your Fleet

Fleet Challenges Presented by the Complex Network of Tolls

12 Point Buying Guide to Video Safety Systems

How A Safer Fleet Delivers a Stronger Bottom Line

The Price of Fuel vs. The Cost of Fueling

Five Reasons CFOs Are Taking a Closer Look at Fleet Leasing Options

Liability: Why ‘Good Enough’ Isn’t Enough

Dollars and Cents of Engine Calibration (Infographic)

Managing Your Fleet with Enhanced Communications

How to Evaluate if Your Leasing Partner Is Still Right for You

Taking the Plunge: Why Your Fleet Should Lease

Five Core Telematics Benefits

Choosing an ELD Solution: What to Ask

The True Costs of Outsourced Maintenance & How to Compare Vendors

Using Fleet Tracking to Reduce Fuel Costs

Derive Hires Executives to Grow Fleet Business

Paul Clinton
Senior Web Editor
(310) 533-2565
Mike Antich
Associate Publisher and Editor
(310) 533-2467
Eric Bearly
East Coast Sales Manager
(303) 681-2615
Robert Brown Jr.
Great Lakes Sales Manager
(248) 601-2005