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November 21, 2017 - Industry News

Merchants Names Keegan CEO

Keegan

Brendan Keegan will assume the role of chief executive for Merchants Fleet Management, after serving in an interim capacity since late September, after Glen Villano stepped down.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Merchants Fleet Management, Fleet Executives, C-Suite

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

Element's 2017 Roundtable Highlights Fleet Trends

Photo of Kristi Webb, Element's president and CEO, courtesy of Element.

Hundreds of fleet company executives, supplier partners, automotive manufacturers and Element experts gathered at the 2017 Element Fleet Roundtable in Maryland last week.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Element Fleet Management, Fleet Events, Technology

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Dan Frank Named Chief Executive of Wheels

Dan Frank

Dan Frank has been named the chief executive officer of Wheels, Inc., as his father Jim Frank transitions from that role to executive chairman of the board, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Wheels Inc., C-Suite

September 7, 2017 - Industry News

How Fleet Management Companies Prepped for Irma

Irma forcast graphic via The Weather Channel.

Fleet management companies put in place resources for commercial fleets with vehicles in South Florida that may have suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. They helped drivers locate fuel, identified replacement units, and managed an influx of calls from drivers.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Hurricanes, LeasePlan, Element Fleet Management, Hurricane Irma, Drivers, Merchants Fleet Management

August 21, 2017 - Industry News

New Lease, Purchase Terms Offered for Fuso Cabover with Morgan Body

Image: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. is partnering with body builder Morgan Corp. and Daimler Truck Financial to offer special lease and purchase programs on certain 2017 Fuso FE160 Class 4 trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, Morgan Corporation, Daimler Financial, Cabovers, Leasing

July 11, 2017 - Press Release

Enterprise Fleet Management Reboots Mobile App

Enterprise Fleet Management's new app allows fleet managers and drivers to identify and address issues, such as maintenance needs or opportunities to improve fleet efficiency in real-time.

Tags: Enterprise Fleet Management, Mobile Apps, Leasing

May 26, 2017 - Press Release

Penske Truck Leasing Opens La. Facility

Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of its new facility in Lafayette, La., after outgrowing their old building.

Tags: Penske Truck Leasing, Full-Service Leasing, Louisiana

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

ARI to Offer SiriusXM to Fleet Clients

Logo: SiriusXM

ARI will offer SiriusXM to its fleet clients under a new partnership the fleet management company says will help companies improve driver retention rates.

Tags: Drivers, ARI, Fleet Management Companies, SiriusXM, Driver Retention

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Merchants Hires Senior Truck and Upfit Engineer

Birren

Merchants Fleet Management has hired Joe Birren as senior truck and upfit engineer, the fleet management company has announced.

Tags: Upfitting, Donlen, Fleet Management Companies, Merchants Fleet Management, New Hire

May 1, 2017 - Product News

PacLease Offers Toll Management to Lease, Rental Customers

Photo: David Cullen

Paccar Leasing has announced that it will offer automatic toll billing and collecting to its lease and rental customers through PacToll, a toll management program created through a partnership with Bestpass.

Tags: PacLease, Tolls, Bestpass, Toll Management, Transponders

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

LeasePlan Sets Strategic Direction, Reports 2016 Results

Guus Stoelinga has left his role as LeasePlan N.V.'s chief financial and risk officer.

LeasePlan N.V. increased revenue, net profit, and the number of vehicles it manages in 2016 with factors such as small and medium fleet leasing, retail leasing, and "low single-digit growth" with corporate clients, the company announced.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Earnings, LeasePlan

March 23, 2017 - Press Release

ARI Launches Fleet Monitoring Tool

Screenshot of ARI WatchList courtesy of ARI.

ARI WatchList notifies a fleet manager of critical events as they happen and allows such events to be monitored in a newsfeed format.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, ARI, Fleet Management Companies

February 15, 2017 - Press Release

ARI Touts Driver Safety Program

ARI's North American Driver Safety Program now includes 44 modules — courses designed to correct a specific driving flaw, like hard braking.

Tags: ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Drivers, Safety

January 12, 2017 - Press Release

Wheels Names Midway Upfit Supplier of the Year

Wheels, Inc. has recognized Midway Specialty Vehicles as the recipient of its inaugural Upfit Supplier of the Year award for superior performance, exemplary service and innovation, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: Midway Specialty Vehicles, Awards, Wheels Inc.

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Mike Albert Fleet Taps Outsider as President

Hart

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, a provider of fleet management solutions, has named Jeff Hart as president of the fleet management company (FMC).

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, New Hire

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Element Purchases The CEI Group

Smolda

Element Fleet Management Corp. has purchased fleet safety and accident management provider The CEI Group, the company announced.

Tags: Element Fleet Management, CEI Group, Mergers & Acquisitions

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

LeasePlan's Pitcher Announces Retirement

Pitcher

LeasePlan USA President and CEO Mike Pitcher has announced that he is retiring from the fleet management company (FMC).

Tags: Mike Pitcher, Fleet Management Companies, LeasePlan

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

PacLease Opens 10 New Locations in North America

Photo via PacLease

PacLease expanded in 2016 by adding 10 new locations in the U.S. and Canada, offering the full line of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks.

Tags: Leasing, PacLease, Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

In Memoriam: Wheels Exec Ted Less

Less

Ted Less, a long-time Wheels executive passed away on Dec. 11. He was 86. Less retired from Wheels Inc. in 1995 as a senior vice president. He spent all but three years of his entire working career at Wheels Inc., which he joined in 1958 as truck leasing manager.

Tags: Obituary, Wheels Inc.

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

Fed Hikes Interest Rates for Second Time in Decade

Policy makers at the Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced an increase in interest rates for the first time this year and only the second time since the depths of the Great Recession and there are expected to be at least some repercussions for trucking.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Interest Rates, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Federal Reserve

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

SelecTrucks Brings Back Walk-Away Lease Program

Participating fleets will benefit from monthly payment and zero to low-down payment options, flexible lease terms ranging from 24 to 36 months, reduced ownership risk, and 60-Day Buyer’s Assurance included at no extra cost.

Tags: Freightliner, Truck Warranty, SelecTrucks

December 1, 2016 - Press Release

Power Line Rent E-Quip Leasing Bucket Trucks

Power Line Rent E-Quip offers to sell and rent utility vehicles to customers throughout the state of Virginia.

Tags: Truck Leasing, Bucket Trucks

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Adds PacLease Trucks to Red Oval Program

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt is expanding its Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program to include PacLease trucks with the complimentary Red Oval Assurance Warranty.

Tags: PacLease, Warranty, Peterbilt, Certified Pre-Owned, Used Trucks

November 3, 2016 - Press Release

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions Hosts Truck Event

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions held its first annual BYOB (Bring Your Own Business) Truck Event with food, prizes and a whole lot of trucks.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, Client Relations

November 1, 2016 - Press Release

ARI Honored With Strategic Growth Award

ARI was awarded the first ever Strategic Growth Award from Evoqua Water Technologies as their top 2016 Indirect Supplier Partner at their second annual Strategic Supplier Summit.

Tags: ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Awards

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