Small Fleets Prefer Usage-Based Insurance Programs

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August 27, 2015
<p><em>The Wilmington Housing Authority has received new Ford Transit Connect vans. Photo of Enterprise Holdings.</em></p> Audit Helps Small Fleet Reduce Costs

Budget cuts forced the Wilmington Housing Authority to reduce its fleet. After implementing a plan, the agency decreased operating expenses by more than $25,000 per year.





Small Fleets Prefer Usage-Based Insurance Programs

According to an annual study by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, more than half of small fleet managers (with two to five vehicle fleets) are likely to stay with their current insurance carriers rather than switch if their insurer offers usage-based insurance (UBI) programs.





<p><em>Webb (left) and Halliday</em></p> Element Names Webb President of Fleet Management Unit

Element Financial Corp. has tapped the leader of the recently acquired GE Capital fleet unit as president and chief executive for its U.S. fleet management company and will shift the existing president to its Toronto-based operation.


<p><em>Photo by Kareem Girgis.</em></p> Fleet Technology Awards Announced

Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.


<p><strong><em>MARKEY</em></strong></p> Senators Press for Takata to Recall All Its Air Bags

In response to new reports of an air bag explosion in a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan, senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey urge a recall of all Takata air bags.


<p><em>Photo via Wikipedia.</em></p> EV, Hybrid Interest Flat for 3 Years

A new Harris Poll has found that U.S. customer interest in battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and gasoline-electric vehicles has largely remained unchanged since 2013.


<p><em>Photo of Hino's 195h cabover by Kevin Haegele.</em></p> Fleet Managers Go Hands-On With Green Vehicles

Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.


Video Safety Tips for the New School Year

The National Safety Council and Washington State offer driving advice for back-to-school season.




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