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Hayesman Appointed Vehicle Acquisition Manager at ARI Fleet

Matthew Hayesman: appointed vehicle acquisition manager for the Complete division of ARI Fleet.

ARI Fleet has appointed Matthew Hayesman to the new role of vehicle acquisition manager, effective September 09, 2021. The former ALD Automotive executive will be charged with developing the team’s product knowledge, especially around electric vehicles, building relationships with key sector partners, and increasing customer service levels.

Mercedes-Benz Appoints New Software Chief

Magnus Östberg

Mercedes-Benz has named Magnus Östberg to the newly created position of Chief Software Officer, responsible for the MB.OS vehicle operating system. The move reflects the automaker’s two key strategic focus areas: vehicle software and electrification.

Global Debut For New Toyota Commercial Vehicle

Toyota debuted its new Corolla Touring based Commercial Van at the Commercial Vehicle Show in...

Toyota made a surprise debut of a brand new commercial vehicle at the Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham UK’s National Exhibition Centre, running August 31 to September 02., 2021. The car-derived van - the Toyota Corolla Commercial - will be built at Toyota's UK manufacturing facility in Burnaston, Derbyshire.

New Fleet Guide To Clean Air Zones in the UK

The Association of Fleet Professionals has produced a practical fleet manager’s guide to dealing...

A guide to help fleet managers deal with the varying challenges of the UK’s Clean Air Zones (CAZ) is now available from the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP). Called Clean Air Zones and Your Fleet, and produced by the organization’s Future Roads Committee, it covers everything from fleet drivers to paying the charges.

In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

Fleet sales icon Bill Gibson

Bill Gibson, director of national sales for ELMS, passed away on August 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla., following a brief illness. Gibson is best remembered for his fleet career at General Motors, where he retired on April 30, 2011, as director, sales for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations. He worked at GM for 38 years, which included 21 years in GM Fleet & Commercial Operation, which included rental, commercial, and global fleet sales.

Honda Developing an All-New SUV for India Market

Honda Developing an All-New SUV for India Market

The Honda mid-size SUV, codenamed 31XA, will be built on an entirely new platform and will compete in the Indian market with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector and others. According to GlobalData, the anticipated start of production (SOP) in India is 2023.

Donglim Shin Named CEO of Sixt Leasing SE

Donglim Shin

Donglim Shin has been named CEO of Sixt Leasing SE, succeeding Michael Ruhl. In his new role, Shin is responsible for group strategy and corporate development, sales, marketing, operations, purchasing, remarketing and human resources. Shin started his career at Korea Long Term Credit Bank in 1995 and has held leadership positions in the banking and automotive industry, most recently as president and CEO of Hyundai Capital Canada.

State of the RAC/Short-Term Rental Market in Spain, Italy, and Germany

State of the RAC/Short-Term Rental Market in Spain, Italy, and Germany

The rent-a-car segment was the heaviest hit by the pandemic in terms of percentage contraction. To see how it is faring in 2021, Dataforce investigated three markets, zooming in on some particular regions where tourism has a high economic impact to see just how the short-term rental market is fighting its way back and also how the segment overall is perhaps capitalizing on the latest fuel type trends.

Leasys In The UK Acquires Daily Rental Firm Easirent

Leasys has acquired 100% of the share capital of ER Capital Ltd, which trades as Easirent

Leasys has acquired the UK company ER Capital Ltd, which operates as daily rental firm Easirent. Following the purchase, 20 Easirent rental centers will be rebranded to Leasys which, says the FCA Bank subsidiary, will give the leasing and mobility provider a major role as a 360-degree mobility player in the UK.

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