Frank Grochal retired from Automotive Resources International and Holman Enterprises in 2005, culminating a successful career that spanned five decades. He was inducted in the NAAA Hall of Fame in 1983. He was the first person in fleet to achieve this honor.
Automotive Fleet views itself as a facilitator to provide a platform for different voices from the industry to sound-off on today’s challenges. This regular column is designed to encourage discourse for fleet professionals to let their voices be heard to their peers and other industry professionals. Here is what is top of mind for fleet professionals on the upward pressure on fleet costs.
Fleets operating in Europe will be forced to electrify vehicles by 2035 under far-reaching plans announced on July 14, 2021 by the European Commission. Called the European Green Deal and dubbed ‘Fit for 55’, the plan embraces the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies making them fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.
Fleets operating in Europe will be forced to electrify vehicles by 2035 under far-reaching plans announced on July 14, 2021, by the European Commission. Called the European Green Deal and dubbed ‘Fit for 55’, the plan embraces the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies making them fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.
Uwe Hochgeschurtz has been appointed CEO of Opel, effective September 1, 2021. The appointment to the lead role at Opel, part of the Stellantis group of companies, follows the resignation of Michael Lohscheller who has decided to pursue a new challenge outside Stellantis.
A new report suggests that 200,000 accidents in the UK this year will involve an e-scooter.
In a shift to electric-only from 2025 onward, Mercedes-Benz is accelerating toward an emissions-free and software-driven future.
Three all-new global fleet industry honors will be presented October 28 at the Global Fleet Management Conference in Miami., which will be held Oct. 26-28. The three awards are the Global Fleet Icon Award, the Global Fleet Visionary Award, and the creation of the Global Fleet Hall of Fame.
The most distracted truck drivers are nearly 72% more likely to be involved in a “near collision” than other drivers, according to new data insights released July 22 by Omnitracs.
Nissan will provide 500 of its electric Nissan LEAF model to NHS Fleet Solutions, which is operated by regional provider of national healthcare, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will enable public sector staff to benefit from zero emission cars and very low rates of benefit in kind taxation under the deal, currently 1%
The Japanese has set a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and aims to supply more than 420,000 tons of clean hydrogen per year.
Volvo Cars and ALD Automotive have extended their partnership to Ireland, with ALD providing that country full-service leasing for corporations, small- to medium-sized companies and private individuals through its proprietary dealership network. The partnership, covering Volvo’s full range of vehicles, is a white-labelled agreement, wherein ALD services will be offered under the “Volvo Car Leasing” designation.
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