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February 1, 2018

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the whims of senior management who may be making decisions based on the latest trendy news.

January 31, 2018

Toyota Recalls Prius, Lexus RX and NX for Air Bags

The recall covers approximately 49,000 vehicles in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

January 30, 2018

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations on Propane Tankers

The National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations on loading and inspecting propane truck tankers after its investigation of a 2016 crash.

January 27, 2018

Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.

January 16, 2018

Top Trends, Challenges, & Opportunities in South American Fleet Market

The South American fleet market has tremendous potential that will grow in tandem with the forecast of the region’s retail automotive market growing significantly by 2025, becoming one of the top three growth markets globally for light-vehicle sales.

December 12, 2017

Don't Underutilize the Expertise of Your Suppliers

For many managers responsible for vehicle operations, fleet management is often one of several job responsibilities. These managers acknowledge that it is difficult to stay on top of changes in vehicle design, powertrains, onboard safety technology, telematics capabilities, and regulatory changes that impact fleet operations. Despite this recognition, a common mistake made by many of these managers is underutilizing the subject-matter expertise of current and/or prospective suppliers.

November 15, 2017

Faulty Fuse Triggers Toyota Prius Plug-in Recall

The recall, set to begin in January, covers about 39,900 cars in the 2012-2015 model years.

November 3, 2017

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Crash Test

The 2017 Hyundai Hybrid aced all five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashworthiness tests, including the driver-side small overlap crash test, and qualified for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. Video courtesy of IIHS/YouTube. For the full story, click here.

November 3, 2017

Three More Hyundai Cars Win Top IIHS Award

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra GT and Santa Fe Sport all qualify for 2017 Top Safety Pick+ awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

September 20, 2017

Hyundai Ioniq EV Recalled for Stalling

The recall, expected to begin Sept. 29, covers 218 electric cars in the 2017 model year.  

September 9, 2017

Toyota Highlanders Recalled for Roof Accessories

The recall covers 1,121 2017 model-year Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid mid-size SUVs.

September 5, 2017

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

When testing a fleet vehicle, you first need to determine whether it can fulfill various fleet applications. Next, assess the variables that influence the total cost of ownership, determine safety ratings, and evaluate driver ergonomics.

August 29, 2017

Domino’s Testing Self-Driving Fusion Hybrid for Pizza Delivery

Researchers from Ford and Domino's will study how Ann Arbor, Mich., customers interact with the autonomous vehicle delivering their pizza order.

July 22, 2017

Toyota Recalls Avalon and Camry Hybrid Sedans

The recall, tied to misassembled front drive shafts, affects 671 vehicles in the 2016 model year.

July 10, 2017

Human Nature Prone to Take Advantage of Docile Autonomous Vehicles

The co-existence between autonomous and human-controlled vehicles (along with others who use public roads) will bring new issues into play, primarily because self-driving vehicles will be built to be inherently law-abiding and risk averse. As we approach this new era, the question is how seamlessly will autonomous and human-controlled vehicles co-exist? One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

June 20, 2017

Chevrolet Bolt EV Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The all-electric car excels in crashworthiness evaluations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

June 20, 2017

Chevrolet Bolt Crash Test

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt recently aced crashworthiness evaluations administered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including the small overlap front crash test. To read the full story on how the car became a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award winner, click here.

June 17, 2017

Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrids Recalled for Stalling

The recall, due to begin July 24, covers 1,353 minivans in the 2017 model year.

May 17, 2017

NYC Adds Auto-Braking Vehicles, Solar EV Chargers

New York City is rolling out auto-braking vehicles, expanding solar electric vehicle charging carports, and working to promote safety in the city’s automotive high schools.

April 29, 2017

Nissan Recalls Leaf, Sentra Cars

Set to begin June 11, the recall covers more than 25,000 vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.



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