AT&T and Fleet Complete launch telematics service in Mexico

Telecommunications giant AT&T and Fleet Complete have launched a telematics service in Mexico. The companies are offering fleet management and telematics packages to the local commercial vehicle sector under the Fleet Complete brand. AT&T intends to use its national phone and internet coverage – said to reach close to 100 million people – to make Fleet Complete’s asset tracking and driver safety products available throughout the country.

AT&T and Fleet Complete launch telematics service in Mexico

Oct 21, 2019

Telecommunications giant AT&T and Fleet Complete have launched a telematics service in Mexico. The companies are offering fleet management and telematics packages to the local commercial vehicle sector under the Fleet Complete brand. AT&T intends to use its national phone and internet coverage – said to reach close to 100 million people – to make Fleet Complete’s asset tracking and driver safety products available throughout the country.

PSA launches Free2Move brand in Brazil

Groupe PSA has announced the launch of its fleet and mobility arm, Free2Move, in Brazil. The company debuted its Connect Fleet telematics management product at the Fenatran International Exhibition of Road Freight Transport in São Paulo. Connect Fleet is a B2B telematics fleet management system which aims to reduce total cost of ownership by focusing on vehicle tracking and data.

PSA launches Free2Move brand in Brazil

Oct 21, 2019

Groupe PSA has announced the launch of its fleet and mobility arm, Free2Move, in Brazil. The company debuted its Connect Fleet telematics management product at the Fenatran International Exhibition of Road Freight Transport in São Paulo. Connect Fleet is a B2B telematics fleet management system which aims to reduce total cost of ownership by focusing on vehicle tracking and data.

Autorola and Sofico integrate solutions to support vehicle fleets

Online vehicle marketplace Autorola and global leasing and financial services software supplier Sofico are working together to offer enhanced support to fleet operators. Under the new agreement, Sofico will integrate real-time data from INDICATA, part of Autorola Group, into its Miles contract management solution. INDICATA provides business intelligence and market insights software for the management of used vehicle inventories. Through the partnership, fleet and portfolio managers at leasing companies and other financial institutions that use Miles can obtain real-time market data and specific vehicle insights to help manage risk more effectively.

Autorola and Sofico integrate solutions to support vehicle fleets

Oct 15, 2019

Online vehicle marketplace Autorola and global leasing and financial services software supplier Sofico are working together to offer enhanced support to fleet operators. Under the new agreement, Sofico will integrate real-time data from INDICATA, part of Autorola Group, into its Miles contract management solution. INDICATA provides business intelligence and market insights software for the management of used vehicle inventories. Through the partnership, fleet and portfolio managers at leasing companies and other financial institutions that use Miles can obtain real-time market data and specific vehicle insights to help manage risk more effectively.

Europe

Leasing companies plan for the big switch as drivers say their next car will be electric

Oct 15, 2019

Electric vehicles are attracting a growing army of supporters who plan to adopt zero-emission technology when they renew their cars. Among drivers planning to lease a car in the next five years, 40% would choose an EV, according to a survey carried out as part of the Mobility Monitor 2019: EV and Sustainability report from global leasing giant LeasePlan, which questioned more than 4,000 people in 16 countries worldwide. Of the respondents planning to go electric in the next five years, 60% said a significant factor in their decision was helping to combat climate change and 43% said they wanted to improve air quality in towns and cities through lower NOx emissions. Nearly two-thirds expected reduced running costs.

Americas

Bibby Financial Services debuts finance app for truckers

Oct 07, 2019

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has launched a smartphone app designed to reduce funding-related paperwork for small truck fleets and owner-operators. Owner-operators can use the FreightCheck app to upload documents and submit them for funding directly from their phone. The app also supports instant messaging and real-time feedback on applications so that any issues can be resolved quickly so funding can be approved.

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.