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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.

UK's Royal Mail Fleet Trials Emission-Reducing Tires

One of the ENSO emission reducing tires to be used during the Royal Mail fleet trial.

The Royal Mail postal delivery service is undertaking a trial of emission reducing tires to evaluate their impact on the environment. The trial, lasting between six to nine months, involves 15 electric vans driving on tires specifically designed to help reduce particulate matter emissions, increasingly fingered - along with brake dust residue - as a source of vehicle pollution.

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.

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