FCA US Names Fleet Chief for North America

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October 8, 2015
<p><em>For small fleets, installing CNG fueling infrastructure onsite can be prohibitively expensive, leaving public fueling stations as the alternative. This CNG pump, provided by VNG.Co to a Valero station, is part of a multi-city public access fueling station development program in major U.S. markets. Photo courtesy of VNG.Co.</em></p> Which Alternative Fuel is Right for Your Fleet?

In this era of inexpensive gasoline, alternative fuels still work — though fleets must tailor the technology to the use case now more than ever before.

<p><em>Bigland</em></p> FCA US Names Fleet Chief for North America

FCA US has appointed Reid Bigland to oversee North American fleet sales, shifting that responsibility from Timothy Kuniskis, who moves into a role overseeing passenger car sales for the company's brands.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.</em></p> Volkswagen to Launch Massive Diesel Recall in January

Volkswagen AG will launch a recall in January of its diesel-powered cars that included cheat software designed to defeat emissions testing in a scandal that's expected to have a wide-ranging impact on one of the largest global automakers.

Save the Date: 2016 Fleet Technology Expo

The Fleet Technology Expo will take place from Oct. 17-19, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

<p><em>Photo of 2016 Metris cargo van by Paul Clinton.</em></p> Mercedes-Benz Revamps Van Upfitting Program

Mercedes-Benz has reformatted its van upfitting program ahead of the launch of the 2016 Metris mid-size van, which has begun arriving at dealer lots.

NAFA Toughens Distracted Driving Policy

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has adopted a policy prohibiting the use of any electronic device while driving by its employees, contractors, and volunteers, the fleet management association has announced.

<p><em>Graph courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.&nbsp;</em></p> Driver Work-Related Deaths Escalate

Driver and sales workers experienced the highest fatal work injury rates in 2014, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Video Tip: When Flash Floods Strike

AAA offers driver safety tips for emergency lash-flooding conditions.

Chris Brown
Executive Editor
Auto Focus
Will VW’s Diesel Scandal Affect Values of Its Gas Models?

While brand damage is too often guided by fickle retail perception, fleet buyers and sellers — those who have been around the block in the industry — have a more tempered view of potential impacts.

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Associate Editor
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