This summer, General Motors Co. plans to start a pilot program that will enable car owners to rent out their vehicles when they aren’t using them.
GM's Maven Unit already rents vehicles to individual drivers, including customers looking for short-term wheels as they have through services such as Zipcar.
"As GM looks to grow its Maven unit, it’s plowing ahead with self-driving at its Cruise Automation unit in San Francisco. Cruise has developed driverless versions of the electric Chevrolet Bolt, plus an app to use the cars as robotaxis in a ride-hailing fleet starting next year. GM hasn’t yet decided whether to use Cruise’s app, a new invention or a partner for the planned autonomous-ride business or if they would use Maven or another marketing name, the people said."
Read the article at Bloomberg.
We all want to keep abreast of trends affecting our industry. Element’s Suzanne Benzion does just that in her article 6 Fleet Insights You Need to Know for 2018. It’s an overview of themes that surfaced in 2017 and trends they are watching in 2018. For even more insights, you may request a copy of Element’s Special Edition Infographic from Element’s Strategic Consulting team.
In last month’s Safety & Risk, Driving Dynamic's Art Liggio discussed the key factors driving the increases we are seeing in crash cost severity. This month, Art turns to how frequency affects severity and overall cost hikes and wise steps that fleet operators can take to reduce their exposure to these forces.
I have attended over 30 NAFA conferences and I have always learned something new – something that truly made a difference. Or met someone whom I knew I could call if I had a query. This April’s NAFA I&E in Anaheim is poised to have record attendance. That doesn’t surprise me. I’m just saying that if you have been before and you’re trying to decide whether you should go again, the answer is yes.
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Element Fleet Management was once again recognized as Supplier of the Year by Axalta, a paint and coating manufacturing company.
The award thanks Element for their quality service in providing exceptional products and services to Axalta customers worldwide.
WEX Inc. today announced the latest addition to its innovative line of fleet cards—WEX Cross Roads, the new one-card solution for fleets requiring unleaded and diesel fueling options at BOTH truck stops and convenience stores.
WEX developed Cross Roads with mixed fleet customers to create one of the first fully closed-loop networks across retail and high-speed diesel locations.
When it comes to new products and innovations in the work truck space, The Work Truck Show is the place to see them unveiled!
Donlen announces the release of a new order management system available in its award-winning fleet management platform, FleetWeb®.
Donlen’s order management system provides fleet professionals with full visibility to each stage of the vehicle ordering process from the minute the order is placed to the moment the vehicle is safely delivered to its driver.
Diesel power for Mercedes cars is here to stay, even as electric cars and electrified mobility spreads throughout its passenger and commercial vehicles, and even its global partnerships.
Despite a German court ruling that said cities could legally ban older diesels in an effort to reduce dangerous levels of nitrogen oxides that contribute to air pollution, Daimler will not change its diesel strategy.
"Customers around the world have distinct needs," said Ola Källenius, head of Daimler research and product development added that it would be “unwise” for Mercedes-Benz to rule out diesel altogether as a choice. Källenius says the diesels his company now sells, and those currently under development, emit 15 to 20 percent less carbon dioxide than their gasoline counterparts.
Read the article at Green Car Reports.
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