Arval encourages fuel management best practice for all vehicle types as it plans EV fuel card

Fleets are being urged to maintain a focus on best practice for managing their petrol and diesel costs, amid growing levels of interest in plug-in vehicles. Leasing and mobility provider Arval says that petrol and diesel will remain as core fleet fuels for the immediate future and cost control remains important.

Arval encourages fuel management best practice for all vehicle types as it plans EV fuel card

Mar 27, 2019

Fleets are being urged to maintain a focus on best practice for managing their petrol and diesel costs, amid growing levels of interest in plug-in vehicles. Leasing and mobility provider Arval says that petrol and diesel will remain as core fleet fuels for the immediate future and cost control remains important.

Geotab signs telematics deal for 217,000 vehicles with GSA Fleet

Geotab, a global specialist in the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected transportation, has been awarded the largest single-source telematics contract to date by GSA Fleet, a division of the General Services Administration, which provides centralized procurement for US federal agencies. With one of the largest fleets in America, GSA Fleet will equip its 217,000 vehicles with Geotab’s fleet management technology. Since 1954, GSA Fleet has been providing vehicles and fleet management services to more than 75 participating federal agencies.

Geotab signs telematics deal for 217,000 vehicles with GSA Fleet

Mar 27, 2019

Geotab, a global specialist in the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected transportation, has been awarded the largest single-source telematics contract to date by GSA Fleet, a division of the General Services Administration, which provides centralized procurement for US federal agencies. With one of the largest fleets in America, GSA Fleet will equip its 217,000 vehicles with Geotab’s fleet management technology. Since 1954, GSA Fleet has been providing vehicles and fleet management services to more than 75 participating federal agencies.

Europe

Days left for fleet leasing companies and suppliers to secure place at regulatory forum

Mar 29, 2019

The International Asset Finance Network Consumer and Business Auto Finance Regulatory Forum 2019 takes place in London this Thursday, leaving fleet leasing companies and suppliers just days left to secure their place. Companies can complete the attached form or visit the event website to register for the conference on April 4. The regulatory forum provides detailed guidance on the latest regulatory challenges facing fleet and auto finance companies. Among the key fleet issues covered are the impact of tougher emissions tests (WLTP) on fleet demand and the finance opportunities related to the arrival of Clean Air Zones in the UK.

Americas

LeasePlan USA introduces Elle voice-enabled virtual assistant for fleet drivers

Feb 07, 2019

Fleet and mobility company LeasePlan USA has introduced a new virtual assistant for business drivers. The assistant, called Elle, will provide real-time vehicle and fleet information to drivers, based on their requests. Drivers can interact with Elle through voice or text-based chat within the MyLeasePlan smartphone app.

Asia Pacific

McMillan Shakespeare and Eclipx agree merger

Nov 21, 2018

McMillan Shakespeare and Eclipx have agreed a merger to create a new market leader in salary packaging and fleet management for Australia and New Zealand. As part of the deal, the MMS board will expand to include three Eclipx directors, while current MMS CEO and CFO, Mike Salisbury and Mark Blackburn, will retain their titles in the combined group. The deal requires shareholder approval, but the businesses say it brings major financial benefits, including efficiency savings. The combined businesses provide salary packaging, novated leasing, fleet leasing and fleet management services throughout Australia and New Zealand.