Automotive Fleet - December 2016

COVER STORY: * Fleet Car and Truck of the Year * *


* 2016 Fleet Car of the Year: Chevrolet Malibu (COVER STORY)

The Chevrolet Malibu say big changes going into its ninth generation for MY-16 and MY-17, including the introduction of its first full hybrid model.

* 2016 Fleet Truck of the Year: Ford F-150 (COVER STORY)

The light-duty truck has a maximum towing capability of up to 12,200 pounds, and also features its award winning Pro Trailer Backup Assist.

* Motorlease: Seventy Years of Growth - One Relationship at a Time

Founded in 1946 by Daniel Leary Sr., Motorlease is a family-run business managed by its third generation.

* FTX 2016 Looks Ahead

In its second year, the Fleet Technology Expo tackled a host of forward-looking topics; chief among them was the future of autonomous vehicles.

* 2016 Fleet Visionaries Honored

The inaugural class of 20 Fleet Visionaries has made a difference in the way their companies are run today and are poised to become the leaders of tomorrow.

* 2016 AFLA Conference

The 2016 AFLA Conference attracted 494 fleet professionals from six countries.  The conference theme was "Mission Possible: Identify, Engage, Execute."

* 2017 Ford Escape

The new Ford Escape comes with a wide range of safety options, including a parking assist program and a lane-keeping system.

* Reflecting on the Top 7 Telematics Developments in 2016

Industry leaders offer their take on changes in the telematics industry and reflect on the most significant events.

* The Importance of In-Vehicle Safety Technology

Education from fleet managers about the increasingly standard crash avoidance technologies is key to making sure drivers don't rely on the new features more than their senses.

* 2016 Element Roundtable: "An Exciting Time to be in Fleet"

The Roundtable brought together hundreds of customers, OEMs, and fleet service providers to discuss issues impacting the next generation of fleet management.

* 2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

The 2017 Passat comes with more features offered on lower trims.  Forward colllision warning and autonomous emergency braking are now standard across all trims.

* 2016 IARA Summer Roundtable

With Canadian membership its fastest growing segment, the IARA wanted to give credence to the "international" part of its name by holding its first Roundtable Conference outside the U.S.

* 2016 NETS Conference Attracts Record Attendance

Attendance for the annual NETS benchmark conference has grown every year since its inaugural conference in 2007.


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Automotive Fleet Magazine - December 2016