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Geotab Acquires EV Telematics Company

Geotab Acquires EV Telematics Company

Geotab has acquired FleetCarma, a Canadian telematics company that specializes in the management of electrified vehicles, the telematics provider announced at its Geotab Connect conference in Toronto today.

June 12, 2018

Trump Floats Tariffs on Imported Vehicles, Parts

Trump Floats Tariffs on Imported Vehicles, Parts

President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation to determine whether to impose new tariffs on imported light-duty vehicles and parts following a tweet promising "big news" for the auto industry.

May 24, 2018

Ford to Resume Truck Production

Ford to Resume Truck Production

Ford Motor Co. will start building its F-150 in Michigan on Friday and Super Duty trucks in Kentucky on Monday, following a week of downtime that resulted from a fire at the factory of parts supplier Meridian Magnesium Products of America in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.

May 16, 2018

Geotab Sets Speakers for Its Telematics Conference

Geotab Sets Speakers for Its Telematics Conference

A transportation and energy thought leader, mobility author, and data analyst will offer their insights during Geotab Connect 2018, a user conference and industry event hosted by the telematics provider.

May 9, 2018

2019 Ram 1500 Goes on Sale

The 2019 Ram 1500, which is entering its 15th generation, will include a combination of three engines and three powertrains, including a 5.7L V-8, V-8 mild hybrid, 3.6L V-6 mild hybrid, and 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel.

April 20, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Details 2019 Sprinter's Telematics Offering

Mercedes-Benz will offer eight factory telematics packages with its third-generation 2019 Sprinter that allow fleet managers to better track preventive maintenance, routing, and driver behavior with the full-size van, the company has announced.

April 16, 2018

How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

President Donald Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum may translate to higher prices to commercial fleets for vehicles and truck or van equipment, fleet management company experts said.

March 12, 2018

6 Questions for Mercedes-Benz Vans USA

6 Questions for Mercedes-Benz Vans USA

Robert Veit, vice president and managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans USA, is leading a growth initiative in North America that includes the launch of the third-generation Sprinter.

February 21, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

February 6, 2018

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

December 4, 2017

WEX to Launch Chip-Based Fleet Card in 2019

WEX to Launch Chip-Based Fleet Card in 2019

WEX Inc. will begin offering a more secure chip-based payment card to its fleet customers in 2019 and plans to test the new card in 2018, according to the company.

November 14, 2017

Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

Verizon Telematics has become the largest provider of built-in telematics and mobile applications for commercial vehicles and has moved closer to rebranding its product offerings for its customers, CEO Andrés Irlando told an audience gathered at the annual Latitude conference.

October 30, 2017

A Closer Look at Diesel Cabover Warranties

A Closer Look at Diesel Cabover Warranties

Isuzu, Chevrolet, Hino, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America offer similar standard warranties for their diesel cabovers, and provide additional component warranties to increase a fleet manager's piece of mind.

September 5, 2017

Harvey Nearly Halts Commercial Fleet Activity in Houston

Harvey Nearly Halts Commercial Fleet Activity in Houston

Heavy flooding from what is now Tropical Storm Harvey has disrupted commercial fleets in the Houston area, as corporations and fleet management companies have begun reaching out to their employees and fleet drivers to ensure their safety and assess damage to fleet vehicles.

August 30, 2017

GM Offers Standard 5/100 Warranty on Gasoline Cabovers

GM Offers Standard 5/100 Warranty on Gasoline Cabovers

General Motors has begun offering a standard 5-year or 100,000-mile warranty with its gasoline-powered Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks to qualified fleet customers, which would make it the only cab-over-engine manufacturer to offer these terms without an extended warranty.

August 30, 2017