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November 8, 2017

Manheim's Used Vehicle Values Rise 6 Straight Months

Wholesale used vehicle prices rose for the sixth month in a row in October, increasing by 1.02%, according to Manheim’s October Used Vehicle Value Index. This brought the index to 136.3, an 8.1% rise from a year ago.

November 1, 2017

Commercial Fleet Sales Climb 3.7% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 3.7% to 49,801 in October with strong truck sales outweighing a nearly 30% decline in cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

September 5, 2017

U.S. Fleet Upfitting Industry Experiencing Uptick in Consolidation

The fleet industry in the United States is no stranger to acquisitions and mergers as we have witnessed with the decades long consolidation occurring among fleet leasing and management companies, automotive OEMs and their suppliers, and daily rental companies. The same holds true for the upfitting industry, which, in the first eight months of 2017, witnessed an uptick in acquisitions.

July 7, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.1

Increased production and sales of pickup trucks and SUVs is lowering the average fuel economy for new vehicles, which fell 0.2 mpg to 25.1 mpg in June, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

May 15, 2017

Report: Self-Driving EVs Will Dominate Roads by 2030

Self-driving electrified vehicles will dominate U.S. roads in 13 years, while gasoline-powered vehicles will remain but represent only 5% of all consumer miles driven, according to a new report from RethinkX.

May 5, 2017

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Rises to 25.2 MPG

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in April reached 25.3 mpg, which was a 0.1 mpg increase from March, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

April 6, 2017

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Reaches 25.2 MPG

The average fuel economy rating of new vehicles sold in March reached 25.2 mpg, which was a 0.1 mpg increase from February, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

January 19, 2017

Road Deaths Climb in 2016

U.S. crash fatalities from January through September rose about 8% compared to the same period in 2015, according to early estimates from NHTSA.

December 1, 2016

Fleet Sales Fall 5.1% in November

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets declined 5.1% to 48,503 units in November but remain positive for the year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

November 22, 2016

Age of Vehicles Reaches 11.6 Years

The average age of light-duty vehicles on U.S. roadways increased to 11.6 years this year, and registrations climbed 2.4% to 264 million, according to IHS Markit.

September 8, 2016

Americans Spend 293 Hours Driving Each Year

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety takes a look at how much Americans drive on a daily and yearly basis — and who drives the most.

September 4, 2016

Mobility Management to be Catalyst for Fleet and Corporate Travel Convergence

Some believe that fleet managers will evolve into “mobility managers” in the future. Instead of managing a fleet of vehicles to meet employees’ mobility needs, they will move beyond asset management to manage a broader array of mobility services. These proponents argue that mobility management will create the business case to realign fleet and travel management into a single corporate function.

August 4, 2016

New Vehicle Fuel Economy Inches Higher

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in July increased 0.1 mpg to 25.4 mpg from June, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

April 20, 2016

California Cities Again Most Polluted

California cities such as Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and Long Beach have again been named to a list of cities with the most air pollution caused by coal-fired power plants and older diesel truck engines.

March 30, 2016

Today's Top Fleet Trends for Nation's Largest Fleets

Each year, we compile a listing of the nation's Top 300 commercial fleets. This gives us an opportunity to get a pulse on the state of the commercial fleet market. Every fleet in the Top 300 commercial fleet listing has its own fleet strategy and challenges; some unique, but most are common to a number of fleets. Here is my “lightning round” summary of the top trends and operational considerations influencing the management of the nation’s largest commercial fleets.

January 19, 2016

Vehicle Reliability a Growing Concern for Car Buyers

For the first time in nearly a decade, concerns about reliability have increased as a reason consumers avoid certain vehicle models, a recent J.D. Power survey has shown.

December 29, 2015

Business Fleet’s Top 10 Articles in 2015

Customized cargo vans, a cost analysis on electric vehicles and the aluminum F-150 ranked as the most read Business Fleet articles for 2015.

December 22, 2015

Top 10 News of 2015 on Business Fleet

Mazda’s 2016 CX9's fuel economy, a new paint color for Kenworth Trucks and Isuzu starting production on its 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesels ranked as the most read news stories for 2015.

November 20, 2015

Trends From the 2015 L.A. Auto Show

The 2015 L.A. Auto Show included a renewed focus on luxury models, experiments in disruptive technology such as hydrogen power and virtual reality-enhanced driving, sportier exterior and interior designs with more emotional appeal, and the rising popularity of electrified powertrains over diesel and other alternative fuel types.

November 3, 2015

Miles Driven Reaches All-Time High

Drivers traveled more miles on U.S. roads in August to push the yearly total to date past 2 trillion for a new all-time high as well as the largest year-over-year gain in monthly driving, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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