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The Hyundai Kona is here

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Hyundai’s first all-electric SUV, the Kona Electric, has arrived boasting a long-range battery-electric powertrain, practical SUV styling, and advanced safety…

Road safety experts plea for urgent government action

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Australia’s peak motoring body has thrown its weight behind calls for a more ambitious approach to road safety, ahead of…

Road transport industry key to Perth’s growth

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Perth’s road transport operators have been identified as the key to solving Perth’s growth challenges, according to Western Roads Federation.…

The hidden costs of grey fleet

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Grey fleet cars, defined as vehicles owned by employees that are used for business purposes, are something that most businesses…

What 10 years of fatalities data can teach us about road safety

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Join us for this FREE National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) webinar. In order to better understand its risks and…

5 great reasons to join AfMA’s 2019 AFL Tipping Comp

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As the sun sets on a long warm summer we turn our attention to perhaps the best thing winter has…

New Subaru Forester delivers another 5-star rating

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Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has announced a 5 star safety rating for the current generation Subaru Forester.…

How young Queensland minds are helping steer drivers toward safer vehicles

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Eighty creative young Queenslanders have gathered in Brisbane to brainstorm ways to get young drivers into safer vehicles. Transport and…

New Sonata implements third-generation vehicle platform

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Hyundai Motor has announced that it will implement its third-generation vehicle platform to the new generation Sonata scheduled to go…

Victorians called on to help stop rising road death numbers

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The worst start to a year in more than a decade has prompted renewed calls from the Transport Accident Commission…

Nissan LEAF first electric vehicle to pass 400,000 sales

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The Nissan LEAF is officially the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales, solidifying the model’s leading role…

BMW ups its EV and hybrid commitment

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BMW has announced its latest plug-in hybrid models at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, as part of an ambitious bid…

One million vehicles still carrying faulty Takata Airbags

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The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has revealed that more than one million vehicles have been identified as carrying…

Reevaluate your drug and alcohol policy

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A new awareness campaign for VicRoads is highlighting the extreme danger of alcohol and drugs play in the vehicles workplace…

Renault Australia recognises excellence

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Renault Australia has announced the winners of its Dealer of the Year awards at a gala evening at Luna Park…

Sydney reinforces its position as Australia’s automated vehicle mecca

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The nation’s peak driverless vehicle industry collective says a commitment by the New South Wales Government to host a national…

Industry concerns about post-hail fail

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The motoring industry is urging drivers to be vigilant about inferior vehicle repairs in the wake of damaging hailstorms in…

A new way to get MOOVing

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For small businesses perhaps the biggest ongoing challenge is maximising your returns for your dollars spent and time. But you’re…

AEVA to host EV test drive day in Hobart

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The Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) with the support of the Tasmanian Climate Change Office (TCCO) and RACT are presenting…

Keeping motorcyclists safe on our roads

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The Andrews Labor Government is working to keep motorcyclists safer and better equipped with a package of new initiatives, following…

Toyota reveals new safety features for next-generation HiAce

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For the first time in 15 years, Toyota has revealed a new-generation HiAce van and bus range with advanced safety…

FCAI applauds Infrastructure Australia’s $58bn plans

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The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has applauded the release of Infrastructure Australia’s Infrastructure Priority List which presents a…

Alfa Romeo announces MY19 Giulia pricing

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Alfa Romeo Australia is pleased to announce pricing and specification on the new MY19 Giulia range, improving customer value and…

Overcoming resistance to change in your workplace

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People hate change, they are naturally hardwired to resist. So how are your risk management strategies and safety policies keeping…

Australia falls behind in autonomous vehicle race

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Australia’s recent drop in ranking in the 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index should sound warning bells that a greater focus…

Victoria commits to more road safety upgrades

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Another sixteen roads will be upgraded across the state as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record road safety investment.…

The rise of FCW and AEB safety systems

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The introduction of anti-skid brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) have dramatically improved the overall safety of our vehicles…

Genesis G70 named MotorWeek 2019 Driver’s Choice – “Best Luxury Car”

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The multiple award-winning 2019 Genesis G70 has received yet another significant accolade from leading third-party experts at the 2019 Chicago…

Smartrak improves mobility offerings through PoolCar acquisition

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Smartrak today announced they have acquired the assets of Lingo Systems Pty Ltd, the developer of a range of mobility…

Australia Post bulks up its electric fleet

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Australia Post has officially become the nation’s largest electric vehicle provider after committing to purchase another 1,000 electric three-wheelers to…

Vehicle sales down 7.4 per cent year-on-year

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January 2019 signalled a cautious start to the year for new vehicle sales in Australia, according to results released today…

Ford Ranger Raptor wins 4×4 of the year award

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The Ute has returned to popularity as the nation’s 4WD of choice, with the Aussie-developed Ford Ranger Raptor claiming this year's…

Safety boost for returning school kids

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The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up efforts to keep Victorian kids, parents and teachers safe with reduced speed limits…

Just 3 ANCAP stars for Suzuki Jimny

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The all-new Suzuki Jimny has been awarded a 3 star ANCAP safety rating, falling well short of expected safety standards in…

Lighting up the road ahead

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Jaguar Land Rover has developed a groundbreaking new system that projects the direction of travel onto the road ahead of…

AAA says “latest road toll figures nothing to celebrate”

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The nation’s peak motoring body, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has warned there is no room for complacency in the…

Why constant lane changing increases crash risk

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New research by VicRoads reveals the crash rate on Melbourne's freeway network can rise up to sixfold in peak hour,…

How to navigate fleet benchmarking

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A proper benchmarking process should be the hallmark of any successful fleet operation, but for many organisations, it can be…

South Australia launches world-first integrated driverless technology trial

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A smart transit hub nicknamed Matilda has been launched in South Australia to test the integration of autonomous vehicles into…

ANCAP supports call to stay focused on road toll reduction

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Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, supports the Acting Prime Minister’s call to not become complacent following a reduction in…

BMW Group delivers over 140,000 electrified vehicles in 2018

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The BMW Group sold more than 140,000 electrified (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) vehicles across 2018,  as the manufacturer continues to…

Genesis G70 named AutoGuide 2019 Car of the Year

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This week, two Genesis sedans were recognised by prominent North American automotive industry publications as leaders in their respective classes.…

Planning for 2019: Where are we at with electric vehicles?

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Interest in purchasing electric vehicles (EVs) is significantly growing among Australian fleet buyers, according to new research from the Clean…

Renault’s Trafic Trader Life to launch for under $30k

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Renault has launched the Trafic Trader Life model in response to the demand for a delivery or small business van…

Vehicle choice plays an important role in saving lives on NSW roads

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The consequences of road crashes were put on prominent display at the Sutton Forest service centre rest-stop on the Hume…

Takata Airbag update – what does it mean for your state?

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As the national Takata airbag recall ramps up, there are a variety of processes in place to ensure the faulty…

Nissan LEAF e+ unveiled

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Nissan this week unveiled the Nissan LEAF e+, further broadening the appeal of the world’s best-selling electric car by offering…

Flexible car regos a win for individuals and small business

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The burden of paying car rego has been made easier for 1.3 million Victorians, as part of the first year…

New ‘walking car’ the future of the first-respondance industry

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Any first responder will tell you that the first 72 hours following a natural disaster are the most crucial to…

Lowest ever regional road deaths, but still far too many

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Regional Victoria has recorded its lowest number of road deaths since records began, though drivers are being warned to remain…

Nissan and Lube Mobile team up to remove Takata Airbags faster

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Nissan has partnered with Lube Mobile and auto salvage operators to locate and recover recalled Takata airbags, helping to remove…

AfMA announces partnership for Creative Innovation 2019 Asia Pacific event

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The Australasian Fleet Management Association is proud to be a Partner for Creative Innovation 2019 Asia Pacific, the leading Asia Pacific…

2018: Most Read Articles

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The past twelve months of AfMA News has been a journey of education, innovation and exploration for our members, guests…

Victoria records lowest ever annual road toll, but more work still to be done

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Victoria has recorded its lowest number of road deaths since records began, with 214 lives lost in 2018. Minister for…

Hyundai NEXO delivers impressive range and refuel time

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Hyundai has delivered its first NEXO fuel cell SUV to the US market, and is promising a strong range of over…

Petrol prices down from record highs in October

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Petrol prices hit ten-year highs in October in Australia’s five largest cities but have fallen significantly since then, according to…

Hybrid and full EVs now considered serious alternatives to petrol

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More than half (52.2%) of Australian drivers would now seriously consider buying a hybrid vehicle, up from 48.8% over the…

New smartphone app makes it easier for motorists to find Autogas

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ACAPMA, the national peak body for the petroleum distribution and retail industry, in partnership with Unigas, has launched a new…

Infiniti showcases new EV platform and future SUV

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INFINITI will preview a vision for its first fully-electric crossover at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit…

Victorian grant announced for connected vehicle trial

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The Andrews Labor Government is making an investment in the expanding connected and automated vehicle market with the announcement of…

The hidden danger of snatch straps

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There have been renewed calls for a national ban of snatch straps following the death of a 51-year-old man earlier…

Holden Acadia and BMW X5 score 5 stars

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ANCAP has moved its testing to the large SUV market, with the new Holden Acadia and BMW X5 both scoring…

Hyundai commits to FCEV Vision

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Hyundai Motor Group, which includes automotive brands Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation, has announced its long-term roadmap ‘FCEV…

One million sales, but automotive market remains flat

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National motor vehicle sales eclipsed the one million year-to-date sales mark during November 2018, in a month which overall sales…

How to beat the petrol price surges

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Fluctuations in petrol prices continue to be a leading cause of frustration for drivers, but a new report has sought…

Vehicles continue to meet five star ANCAP benchmark

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Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has released its latest round of ratings, highlighting strong safety performance across a range of…

BMW launches phase two of Takata safety recall

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BMW Group Australia today announced the next allocation of vehicles recalled according to the Recall Initiation Schedule. BMW is calling…

BMW i3 Doubles it’s original EV range with 120Ah configuration

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BMW Group Australia has continued its commitment to EVs with confirmed specifications and pricing for the new BMW i3 in…

Tow and load explained

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Whether it be gross axle load rating, payload or tare or kerb weight, it's clear that there are many vehicle and…

Nissan To Create Electric Vehicle ‘Ecosystem’

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Nissan has created a vision to make electric vehicles even more useful to customers by introducing new convenient ways to…

New Road Vehicle Standards Act encourages regulatory focus on vehicle safety.

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ANCAP, Australasia's independent vehicle safety authority today welcomed the passage of the Road Vehicle Standards Bill through Parliament. ANCAP Chief…

VACC welcomes re-elected Andrews State Government

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The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) congratulates Daniel Andrews and the Victorian Labor Party on its return to office…

Fleet Hacks 2018

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Do you have a "fleet hack" or tip from your own fleet operations you'd like to share with others? Perhaps…

Renault Captur delivers 1.3L Turbo engine

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The launch of the new TCe 150 engine on Captur heralds a new era of driving pleasure on Renault’s compact…

Put safety at the top of your new car shopping list

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We often pick a new car based on how it looks or how much it costs, but a new safety…

New 4WD ambulance allows off-road access for QLD emergency services

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A new turbocharged four-wheel-drive (4WD) ambulance with enhanced terrain capability is being trialled by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) in…

BMW 530e iPerformance wins back-to-back Drive Car of the Year Awards

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For the second consecutive year, the technologically advanced BMW 530e iPerformance has conquered the coveted Drive Car of the Year…

Autonomous bus set to launch in Newcastle

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A driverless vehicle is set to operate on local Newcastle public roads in 2019 for the first time. The City…

Seeing vehicles as workplace

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As part of the 2018 Australasian Fleet Conference & Exhibition attendees were invited to be part of a workshop, facilitated…

5 easy ways to keep your fleet maintenance in order

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Downtime of vehicles seriously sucks, and can easily be the difference between a successful fleet and a failing one. Here…

BMW outlines plans to navigate the future of mobility

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With many manufacturers hedging a bet each way on their long-term objectives it was refreshing this week to hear BMW…

Toyota Camry Hybrid named Australia’s Best Family Car

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Toyota's latest generation Camry Ascent Sport Hybrid has been named Australia's Best Family Car winning the category title in the…

National approach needed for electric vehicles

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There are growing calls for coordinated government action to support electric vehicles,  as plans to build Australia's largest network of…

The sun’s shining on EV solar technology

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Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have announced plans to introduce solar charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. The…

Adelaide showcases cars of the future

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The global spotlight is shining on Adelaide this week, as 300 professionals from across insurance, enforcement, car hire, technology, research…

Takata Airbag Recall – free service offer

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AfMA members are advised that IHS Markit has been authorised by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) to provide…

Progress being made in Takata airbag recall

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Australians have checked the status of more than 4.55 million* vehicles on the automotive industry’s Takata Airbag recall website www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au…

The future of electric vehicles

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As electric vehicles continue to enter the mainstream fleet discussion, it was a thrill to gather with a collection of…

High safety scores for Mercedes A-Class, Mazda 6 and Lexus ES300h

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ANCAP, Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, has commended the safety specification and safety performance of the newly released Mercedes-Benz…

Ultra-rapid charging stations soon to be available for all modern EVs

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Australian start-up, Chargefox Pty Ltd has successfully raised $15 million to enable it to commence building Australia's largest open, ultra-rapid…

Hyundai and Kia venture into the robotics industry

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Hyundai and Kia Motors are innovating with robotics technology through the development of high tech wearable industrial robots. In early 2018,…

It’s not easy being green

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While it seems that businesses are generally wanting to give sustainable technologies a chance, there do remain genuine obstacles preventing…

Scrapping UK hybrid car grants a step backwards

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The UK's recent decision to slash hybrid and electric car incentives has brought with it widespread criticism that could have…

Funding boost to encourage young workers into automotive industry

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The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology,…

Traffic congestion worsens in Australia’s major cities

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In news to no one - a new report has revealed Australian major roads are getting busier! Australia’s peak motoring…

Hyundai and Caltex partner to offer 4c discount

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Hyundai and Caltex have announced an offer that will bring owners of vehicles with Hyundai Auto Link a 4c per…

Renewal of vehicles the key to road safety

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Have you thought about your car and your chance of surviving in a crash? ANCAP wants motorists to think about…

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class model to arrive before year’s end

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class range is set to receive a healthy boost before the end of the year with the…

Fleet Cheat Sheet – selecting the best vehicles

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Selecting the best fleet vehicles can present one of the greatest battles for fleet managers. In your role you have…

WEX partners with Payment Logic for RPA solution

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WEX Inc, a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, has announced a partnership with Melbourne-based FinTech Payment Logic, which will…

New car showrooms display vehicle wrecks – all in the name of safety.

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An innovative initiative by Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has seen its consumer engagement activities extend into regional dealerships…

Pedders Suspension and AfMA announce Corporate Partnership

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The Australasian Fleet Management Association is pleased to announce a new Corporate Partnership with Pedders Suspension. The organisation will join…

Victoria to install Australia’s fastest EV chargers

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Chargefox has received a $1 million grant from the Victorian Government to fund the installation of the world’s latest technology…

ANCAP welcomes announcement of new federal Office of Future Transport Technologies

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ANCAP, Australasia's independent vehicle safety authority today welcomed the announcement made by Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack MP, to establish…

The move to EVs is “inevitable”, according to two thirds of Australians

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Almost two in three Australians (63 per cent) feel the move to electric vehicles (EVs) is inevitable, with a third…

Softer vehicle sales for September

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Despite continuing increases in national sales of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and market leader Toyota Hilux, the overall vehicle market…

Understanding road-related suicides and how to prevent them

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Around 6,000 people take their lives by suicide each year in the UK. The rail sector has been working actively…

Hyundai scoops two categories at Used Cars Awards

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Hyundai has secured awards in two of the most popular categories among used car buyers – small cars and small…

India takes leadership position on safety

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Safety braking features such as electronic stability control and autonomous braking are set to become a mandatory feature on all…

Understanding the changes to car import reforms

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The Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 is being updated for the first time since 2000 and now is the perfect time for…

Speed limit projector trial for Vic worksites

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It sounds like something out of a futuristic movie, but Victoria continues to lead the world in road safety, trialling…

ACCC encourages consumers to shop around for petrol

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New data shows Australians have more choice than ever before when buying petrol, thanks to the introduction of greater market…

WA Police commits to the Kia Stinger

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The Western Australian Police Department has added a sting in the tail of its traffic management team with the decision…

Germany on board for hydrogen trains

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This week marked the launch of the world's first hydrogen fuel cell train, in a significant win for the industry…

Jaguar I-PACE charges through Channel Tunnel

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The Jaguar I-PACE has demonstrated its real-world usability by driving 369km from London to Brussels on a single charge. The…

Increased rate for work-related car expenses

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As part of the new income year, the rate for work-related car expenses has increased to 68 cents per kilometre as of…

Hyundai IONIQ provides something for everyone

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A large contingent gathered at the Moonee Valley Racecourse yesterday for an eco-friendly session hosted by Hyundai Australia. Centre stage…

10 practical ways to counter driver inattention

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Studies around the world have continually identified driver inattention as a leading factor in most incidents and near misses, so…

Report highlights more must be done to eliminate road trauma

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Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has commended the report released today following the Inquiry into the National Road…

BMW to exit the US diesel market

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It's the end of the line for diesel-powered BMW, with the manufacturer focusing its energy towards the PHEV market in…

New CEO for Kia Australia

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Just nine months into his tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kia Motors Australia, Mr Woong (Ben) Hur…

Government provides Nissan and partners a grant for EV research

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Nissan Australia has announced that a grant from the Victorian Government has been awarded to its research project on electric…

Volkswagen commits to fixing its consumer guarantees approach

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The ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Volkswagen Group Australia (Volkswagen) to improve compliance with its consumer guarantee obligations…

Introducing better access to NEVDIS Data

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Blue Flag is an authorised provider of Plate-to-VIN NEVDIS data The term NEVDIS is unfamiliar to most, yet every car,…

ARRB opens National Transport Research Centre

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Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has officially opened the new National Transport Research Centre – ARRB’s new national headquarters –…

SUV continue to drive sales despite minor market decline

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National sales of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) continued to power ahead last month, despite a small decline in the overall…

NSW launch new 40km/h protected zone for emergency services

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Whether you realised it or not, there’s a new road rule that has launched in New South Wales as of…

Alfa Romeo named SUV of the Year

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The all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has been named “SUV of the Year 2018” by German car magazine Auto Zeitung. …

Is Australia’s fuel excise model outdated?

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A recent report has shown plunging returns on the fuel excise tax in recent years, raising questions on how fleets…

How driving slower could actually make traffic move faster

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It seems counter-intuitive but there is building research that shows driving slower might help get motorists to their destination quicker…

What safety technology is on the horizon?

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It’s clear automated technologies will transform the transport sector but how will we know they will be safe? ANCAP Safety…

CSIRO release National Hydrogen Roadmap

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A new research report from the CSIRO is opening up opportunities for Australia to consider the potential uses of hydrogen…

Smartrak and Nuonic announce new partnership

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Industry leader in telematics, Smartrak, today announced its partnership with data analytics company Nuonic. The companies will work together to…

New safety complex opens to educate young drivers

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Victorian students will start their journey to becoming safer drivers well before they hit the road following the opening of…

Queensland’s Road Safety Week kicks off in full swing

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Queenslanders are being urged to pay particular attention to their driving habits this week, as the state's annual Road Safety…

How to move from tech adoption to tech innovation

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While most Australian businesses are using technology to assist their operations, very few seem to be utilising it to its…

New generation Toyota Corolla receives 5-star ANCAP rating

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The new generation Toyota Corolla hatch has achieved a 5-star rating under ANCAP's new and more stringent testing criteria. The top-selling…

Are faster charging times the answer to boost slug EV sales?

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New battery technology that could see electric vehicles charged in a fraction of the time, is being developed as part…

Petrol prices hit four-year high

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Average petrol prices have increased by seven per cent in the past three months, according to the ACCC's latest petrol…

Will 30km/h zones improve road safety?

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Leading New Zealand road safety campaigners have joined the growing push for the speed limit be lowered to 30km/h in…

INFINITI signals electric intentions with Prototype 10

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INFINITI is set to unveil its striking Prototype 10 concept car next week at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance,…

Sydney to deliver world-first automated vehicle panel repair project

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Tradiebot Industries and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) have partnered in an ambitious project that will deliver Australia the…

Losing the rage

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Nowhere is anger less helpful, more common, and potentially more dangerous than when we are behind the wheel of a…

A moment is all it takes

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While a safety incident can happen in a moment and in any workplace, a moment’s forethought can prevent harm. This…

How will mobility pricing work in the future?

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Achieving diverse mobility outcomes should be the key objective for mobility pricing. Mobility pricing reform is a necessity and is…

Is Australia ready for MaaS?

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As we head towards a very different looking automotive market in coming years, the term MaaS continues to bob its…

Getting the revenue back into roads

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Suburban and country roads are the big winners in an ambitious new $2 billion funding guarantee from The Andrews Labor Government.…

Huge response to new Takata airbag checking site

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The Australian motor industry’s web tool used to check whether a vehicle’s airbag inflator is affected by the Takata recall…

Speedometer or GPS – which speed is correct?

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In response to an earlier article from AfMA focusing at speeding drivers, we were delighted to hear from one of…

Australia on track to miss road safety targets for the first time

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In a huge blow to Australia's national road safety strategy, all states and the Northern Territory are on track to miss…

Don’t be a sleepy driver – managing sleep when working shifts

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Did you know that driver distraction is one of the biggest causes of serious injuries and fatalities on Australian roads?…

Tesla standoff – who really owns the vehicle?

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A developing story out of New Zealand this week has raised an interesting dilemma regarding vehicle ownership. Kiwi Niall Darwin bought a…

Almost two million deadly Takata airbags still in Australian cars

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The ACCC has released comprehensive state-by-state data detailing recall rates for deadly Takata airbags, with around 1.8 million airbags still need…

AfMA’s Corporate Partners to offer three study scholarships

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The Australasian Fleet Management Association is delighted to offer three new study scholarships to successful candidates wishing to study the…

Low-level speeding is “okay” according to Vic drivers

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More than one-third of drivers are ignoring advice to slow down and stop using their mobile phones, according to new…

An afternoon in Melbourne with the RACV

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It was a real thrill to collaborate with the RACV for a fleet driver safety session in Melbourne last Thursday…

How to become a safer driver and save the planet!

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In a country where 46% of workplace deaths and serious injuries are motor-vehicle related, adopting good habits that can reduce…

Hyundai to unveil the new i30 Fastback N

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Hyundai Motor is in the final stages of development of the next model to join its expanding range of high-performance…

Luxembourg police turn to Tesla vehicles to help catch criminals

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There's been some exciting environmental action out of Luxembourg, with the small European country recently adding two Tesla electric cars…

New Hume Freeway rest areas a win for drivers

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Driver safety has been improved on the Hume Freeway between Melbourne and Sydney with the opening of two new refurbished…

Why do we still not trust autonomous vehicles?

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The future of autonomous vehicles promises a world of convenience and improved mobility, yet a recent study has found many…

KIA Niro EV crossover now on sale in Korea

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The new Kia Niro EV went on sale yesterday in Korea, combining an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain with crossover practicality, intelligent…

Mazda & Volvo receive 5 star rating from increased ANCAP test standards

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The latest independent safety assessments from vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, have demonstrated the ongoing commitment from vehicle brands to maintain…

How can a linked CRM-bow tie approach prevent fatalities and serious injuries?

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Join us for this FREE NSRPP webinar to hear from Anthony Deakin, Chief Advisor, Critical Risk Management at Rio Tinto.…

5 genius ways to reduce your fleet costs in the new financial year

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A new financial year can often be the best opportunity for fleet managers to refresh and reset their overall financial…

Hello…is it me you’re logging for?

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Einride, has released plans for an all-electric autonomous semi in a bold attempt to get its foot firmly placed in…

MINI Australia confirms plug-in hybrid for 2019

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In a big win for the plug-in hybrid market, MINI Australia has confirmed the Countryman S E All4 will be…

How loose items can become projectiles in a crash

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Putting on a seatbelt when we hop in the car is second nature, but how much thought are we giving…

Facial recognition technology a game changer for safety and personalisation

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The biometric technology used in our phones and laptops is set to have a significant impact on the way drivers…

How to successfully add interstate or overseas drivers to your fleet

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When adding drivers to your fleet that have come from interstate or overseas, it is important to be aware of how…

Volvo Car Mobility launches mobility brand M

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Volvo Cars is set to expand the company’s global mobility operations by providing dependable, on-demand access to cars and services through…

The contribution of adverse weather in road crashes – frost, ice and snow

| Fleet Guides | No Comments
As the winter season is well and truly underway in the Southern states/territories it is important for organisations to consider…

SUV sales hold up in lower June result

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
The Australian market for new vehicles slowed in June compared with the same period in 2017, with the total market…

Around The World – July

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The fleet news cycle extends far beyond our own local borders, with many stories, trends and ideas eventually filtering across…

Why safer vehicle choices save lives

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After many years seeing the number of lives lost on our roads decrease, concerningly, this trend has reversed and the…

New laws strengthen road safety

| Safety | No Comments
As the calendar moves into a new financial year and the second half of 2018 it is important to be…

Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel arrival

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Mazda has officially welcomed the CX-8 Diesel into its now nine-strong family of award-winning vehicles, with the manufacturer hyping up…

Jaguar launches connected car tests

| Manufacturer News, Technology | No Comments
Jaguar Land Rover is testing smart, connected cars on UK roads to prepare for self-driving cars. The tests on public…

A perfect storm is bearing down on fleet

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Forget the cold winter weather causing havoc and lowering general morale in your workplace, there could be a bigger storm…

Camry Hybrid wins Australia’s Best Cars Award

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Toyota's latest generation Camry Ascent Hybrid has been praised for its class-leading efficiency and refinement taking out the title of…

London to launch largest electric bus fleet in Europe

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan, has ordered a 10-fold increase in zero-emission double decker buses, as part of a new plan to…

Hyundai and Audi partner in fuel cell technology

| Environment, Manufacturer News | No Comments
Hyundai and Audi have announced they are teaming up as part of a new multi-year patent cross-licensing agreement, which will cover…

Mercurien Insurance Pty Ltd is open for business

| News | No Comments
Mercurien Insurance Pty Ltd today announced that it will offer telematics-enabled, motor fleet insurance to the Australian market, with the…

New mobile camera detection laws coming to NSW

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New technology will see speed camera style technology used to detect illegal mobile phone use, as part of a huge…

Ford Escape ST-Line to include AEB as standard

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Ford's 2018 Escape ST-Line will feature Autonomous Emergency Braking as standard, as part of sweeping safety improvements within the mid-sized…

Standard inclusion of AEB increases ten-fold

| Safety | No Comments
The latest market analysis by independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has revealed a ten-fold increase in the standard fitment of…

Vic government makes Hybrid bus commitment

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Victoria is set to introduce 50 new Hybrid buses into the CDC Victoria bus fleet in a bid to improve…

Committing To Safety

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Working in the fleet profession naturally brings with it many challenges and ongoing pressures. Aside from financial obligations, continued maintenance…

Queensland Government accelerates its electric fleet plans

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The Queensland government's commitment to an electric powered fleet has gained significant momentum - with a new multimillion plan set…

7 terrifying reasons not to use your phone while driving

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Each year, about 1,300,000 people are killed in road accidents worldwide. Take that in for a moment. That's the entire population of…

KIA reveal all-electric Niro model

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Kia Motors has revealed its new Niro EV at the 2018 Busan International Motor Show in Korea - a model…

Toyota committed to hydrogen future

| Environment | No Comments
Toyota opened up its Queensland Acacia Ridge headquarters to fleet managers and automotive enthusiasts last Wednesday to test out its…

Ford’s updated Mustang “an improvement”, but still limited to 3 stars.

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Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has released a 3-star ANCAP safety rating for revised Ford Mustang models following a…

Petrol prices reach four year highs

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The ACCC is warning concerned drivers to use price cycle information and fuel price websites and apps to monitor their…

Element’s custom fleet completes $1 billion Australian securitisation facility

| News | No Comments
Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN) (“Element” or the “Company”), a global leader in fleet management services, last week announced that…

Insights into safer driving for work – free webinar

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The National Road Safety Partnership Program is hosting a free webinar next Wednesday 6th June, 2018 from 11am looking at…

Taking telematics up a gear

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New research has found that at least one in eight fleet managers are only monitoring their drivers after an accident…

Mazda promising more power and style with the new Mazda6

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Mazda has released what's it's calling it's "most refined Mazda6 yet", in a move designed to offer drivers more power,…

ACT government to install 50 EV charging stations

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The Australian Capital Territory is stepping up its efforts towards a sustainable future, committing to 50 new EV charging stations…

BMW unveils new wireless charging outlet

| Environment, Technology | No Comments
The biggest fear of electric vehicles, outside of range anxiety seems to be remembering to put them on charge. Well…

Ford launches new 2nd car initiative

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Ever wanted to get behind the wheel of a Mustang but don't have the funds or desire to commit to…

Toyota’s fuel cell vehicle available for test drive

| Technology | No Comments
Brisbane motoring enthusiasts are in for a treat next Wednesday morning, as Toyota opens up its doors for a display…

Fatality Free Friday

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The annual Fatality Free Friday campaign is an opportunity for organisations and individuals alike to proudly show their commitment to…
Perth

New WA fleet tenders announced

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The WA government has awarded Fleetcare the sole supplier contract for the provision of its Fleet Management Services across its…

Why fleet safety and workplace morale go hand-in-hand

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Improving the working conditions for your organisation can not only solve driver attentiveness but also make significant inroads towards your…

AfMA Fleet Awards move to Melbourne

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The AfMA Fleet Awards are set to return to Melbourne next year as a feature of the 2019 Fleet Conference…

ANCAP delivers another 5-star rating for Alfa Romeo

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The latest independent safety assessments from vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, have revealed two top performers with the Alfa Romeo Giulia…

Conference 2018: Day 2 Highlights

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The 2nd day of the 2018 AfMA Fleet Conference & Exhibition once again brought delegates together to consider some of…

Conference 2018: Day 1 Highlights

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The 2018 Fleet Conference & Exhibition kicked off in glorious style at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Thursday.…

BMW obtains autonomous license for Chinese market

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BMW Group has become the first international car to obtain the Autonomous Driving road test license in China, marking a big…

Ford launches five-year unlimited kilometre warranty as standard

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Ford Australia is now offering customers a five-year unlimited kilometre Ford Express New Vehicle Warranty, as standard on all new…

A new way to share your vehicle

| Technology | No Comments
Family, friends and colleagues will soon be able to open and start one another's MINI vehicle with their smartphone as…

Around The World – May

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The fleet news cycle extends far beyond our own local borders, with many stories, trends and ideas eventually filtering across…

How to monitor your fleet’s “wear and tear”

| Fleet Management | No Comments
Lack of attention to preventative measures, misuse and neglect are some of the main reasons why fleet vehicles suffer from…

Court in the act

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Have you or your fleet ever been to court? How would your organisation react in the midst of a serious…

Six expert tips for a greener fleet

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With the Australian government looking to eventually introduce carbon dioxide emissions standards for light vehicles, it is important to begin thinking…

2 minutes with some of our 2018 Conference speakers

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The 2018 AfMA Fleet Conference and Exhibition is set to see a variety of fleet professionals and industry experts take…

ACCC supports mandatory sharing of car repair information

| News | No Comments
A plan to get car manufacturers to voluntarily share technical information with independent repairers has failed, according to the head…

Preparing for a CAV-driven future

| Technology | No Comments
New research suggests a connected vehicle future within Australia could be closer than ever, but there might be several teething…

2 minutes with some of our 2018 Conference speakers

| News | No Comments
The 2018 AfMA Fleet Conference and Exhibition is set to see a variety of fleet professionals and industry experts take…

Deputy PM announces more funding for ANCAP

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The Federal Government has marked National Road Safety Week by announcing the continuation of funding for the critical work of…

TAC to shine a light on road safety

| Safety | No Comments
Road safety will be under the spotlight throughout this week as iconic buildings across the state glow yellow to support…

Euro NCAP assessment inspector visits Australian crash test laboratories

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Australasia's independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, has hosted one of Euro NCAP’s vehicle safety assessment inspectors as part of its…

Court orders Ford to pay $10 million penalty for unconscionable conduct

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
The Federal Court has declared, by consent, that Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited (Ford) engaged in unconscionable conduct in…

New Renault car-sharing vehicle service to launch in Ikea France

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Renault MOBILITY and IKEA France have signed a new partnership to offer consumers an innovative car rental solution 24 hours…

Strong Nissan Leaf sales drive global EV momentum

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Nissan’s global electric vehicle sales jumped 10 per cent last fiscal year, driven by growing customer demand for the zero-emission…

The self-driving car that can see around corners

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Jaguar Land Rover is leading an $8.6 million project to develop self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind junctions and…

The rise of big data in fleet management

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With the introduction of big data, fleet management is rapidly evolving. Platforms automate fleet management technologies, connected devices monitor vehicle and…

Tougher penalties for drink and drug drivers: VicRoads

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Tougher penalties on alcohol and drug driving will be enforced on Victorian roads by the end of the month. After…

ACT government to make greater commitment to EVs

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The ACT government has announced plans to encourage Canberra drivers to move to electric vehicles, in a bid to become…

Hyundai i30 model upgrade – what’s new?

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Hyundai today announced an expanded model line-up and upgraded features across the award-winning i30 range. The revised line-up is set…

IAG predicts mass take up of autonomous vehicles is still decades away

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New forecasts have predicted a slower uptake in driverless vehicles within Australia than first thought, according to the IAG Research…

Ford’s new Ranger Raptor set to retail for $74,990

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Australian pricing for Ford's new Ranger Raptor has been revealed, with manufacturer’s list price confirming a base price of $74,990.…

Navigating the Chain of Responsibility

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In mid-2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will be amended to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle…

Distracted driving overtakes drink driving as top road safety concern

| Safety | No Comments
The introduction, adoption and obsession with smartphones is leading to an equally dangerous epidemic - distracted driving. A recent survey from…

Staying on top of vehicle safety recalls

| Safety | No Comments
From time to time, vehicle manufacturers issue voluntary or compulsory recalls which relate to vehicle safety. It is important to…

Toyota tops 50,000 new vehicles in first quarter

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Market leader Toyota has passed 50,000 new-vehicle sales in 2018 on the back of three consecutive monthly sales records for…

All-New Nissan LEAF named ‘2018 World Green Car of the Year’

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The All-New Nissan LEAF, the world's best-selling electric vehicle, was named the "2018 World Green Car" at the 2018 New…

5 steps to better grey fleet management

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Grey fleet is a term used to identify those vehicles that are employee-owned vehicles and used on company business. The…

FCA Australia recalls tow bars fitted to certain WK Jeep Grand Cherokee models

| Safety | No Comments
FCA Australia Pty Ltd is undertaking a voluntary recall of an estimated 2,350 tow bars that have been locally fitted…

50+ reasons to attend the 2018 Fleet Conference & Exhibition

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The Australasian Fleet Conference & Exhibition includes keynote addresses, plenaries and insightful presentations by experts and industry professionals. Topics have been thoughtfully…

Free licences for safe young drivers in NSW

| Safety | No Comments
The NRMA has today released a report that recommends rewarding young drivers who maintain a clean probationary driving record with…

Nissan aims to sell 1 million electric vehicles by 2022

| Environment, News | No Comments
Nissan has unveiled ambitious plans to launch growing numbers of electrified vehicles, as well as expand and evolve its autonomous…

Self-driving valet takes the pain out of parking

| News, Technology | No Comments
Jaguar Land Rover’s self-driving cars can find spaces by themselves and park without any driver input. The self-driving valet demonstration…

Seeing vehicles as a workplace

| Safety | No Comments
A recent report from Austroads, in consultation with Safe Work Australia is helping to educate drivers on the need to…

Hyundai’s new i30 N joins growing performance hatch segment

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Hyundai’s stunning new i30 N is charging into Australia’s performance hatch segment, marking the start of an exciting new era…

Five tips for better fleet maintenance planning

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Proper vehicle maintenance can take two main forms - scheduled and unscheduled. In the same way that a regular health…

Uber tragedy raises serious safety and moral concerns of what an autonomous future might look like

| Safety, Technology | No Comments
The first known pedestrian fatality caused by an Uber self-driving vehicle has prompted major concerns of the safety and moral responsibility of autonomous…

New Road Smart program to promote safer driving for young people

| Safety | No Comments
The Andrews Labor Government has today delivered on its election commitment to improve training and road safety education for young…

Mazda to develop lithium-ion batteries alongside Eliiy Power and Ube

| Environment, Manufacturer News | No Comments
Mazda Motor Corporation, ELIIY Power Co., Ltd. and Ube Industries, Ltd. have agreed to jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for use…

Let’s Save A Thousand Lives

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It started with a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on January 11, earlier this year. Toll's Managing Director Michael…

Greens continue electric vehicle and carbon emissions push

| Environment | No Comments
The Greens plan to introduce mandatory fuel efficiency standards, as announced earlier this week, is a welcomed move to help…

Tasmanian crash rate increases in February

| Safety | No Comments
A rise in crashes during the 'back to school' period is a major concern for Tasmania, according to the state's…

FBT change could benefit business

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Last month there was chatter about whether the sale of dual-cab utes could be affected by proposed changes to fringe…

Northern motorists and boaties urged to take care in wet weather

| News | No Comments
As North and Far North Queenslanders brace for more rain, motorists are urged to check the latest road conditions by…

Auckland Council to reduce fleet costs by $500,000 through new efficiency plan

| Environment | No Comments
The Auckland Council is making big steps to improve its fleet efficiency as a part of a new reshuffling plan…

What makes a good fleet manager?

| News | No Comments
Regardless of whether the organisation manages its fleet internally or externally there is still an explicate need for a manager…

Market growth continues during February

| News | No Comments
In some encouraging news for the industry, Australia’s new vehicle market grew 6.1 per cent in the first two months…

Mahindra rules out electric vehicles for the Australian market

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Vehicle manufacturer Mahindra has ruled out introducing electric vehicles for the Australian market, citing a lack of government incentives and overwhelming…

When it comes to protecting your fleet, telematics and driver education go hand-in-hand

| Safety | No Comments
AfMA's professional development forum in Melbourne on Thursday was a great opportunity to consider the benefits of telematics for organisations…

Driving towards a zero emissions fleet within a decade

| News | No Comments
Melbourne Water is hoping to transition to a zero emissions vehicle fleet within 10 years, as part of an ongoing…

Federal government announces compulsory recall of more than 2.3 million vehicles

| Safety | No Comments
More than 2 million Australian cars have been hit by one of the largest compulsory recalls in the country's history.…

New technology to reduce EV charging times

| Technology | No Comments
New developments in energy storage technology could see electric vehicles able to travel as far as petrol or diesel vehicles,…

Latest ANCAP Safety Ratings: Mercedes-Benz X-Class, VW Polo, Jaguar E-PACE & BMW X2

| Safety | No Comments
Mercedes-Benz X-Class has landed a 5 star ANCAP safety rating, alongside the Volkswagen Polo, Jaguar E-PACE and BMW X2 models. ANCAP…

Hyundai announces prices and specs for i30 N

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Hyundai has revealed pricing and specifications for the i30 N, its first high-performance car. The i30 N will be offered…

Real-time fuel pricing a step closer for SA

| News | No Comments
South Australian motorists may soon have access to live online fuel price information provided by the State Government, as part…

Land Rover the big improver in Roy Morgan survey

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Land Rover has emerged as the big improver of the past year in the annual Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards…

You can’t outsource safety

| Safety | No Comments
In this changing safety-focused environment we see the need for a substantial move to greater flexibility and responsiveness on the…

Kia Previews Second-Generation K900

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Kia Motors has previewed its flagship luxury sedan, the K900, ahead of its world debut later in the year. The…

Self-driving car takes to the ice

| Technology | No Comments
Last week the Yandex.Taxi driverless car team passed another major milestone as it bids to achieve a level 5 self-driving car,…

BMW boss slams government over lack of EV support

| Environment | No Comments
The head of BMW has urged the government to do more to incentivise the purchase of hybrid or electric vehicles.…

Fatigue remains a constant concern

| Safety | No Comments
Safety of drivers on the roads remains the largest concern for fleet managers, a new study has revealed. A study…

Limited Edition MX-5 RF exclusively released for Australians

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Mazda Australia has today released an exclusive variant of its much loved roadster, with the launch of 110 Limited Edition…

Government funding set to help EVs power UK homes and businesses

| Environment | No Comments
New technology will see electric vehicles used to help power people’s homes, as part of a new £30 million initiative from…

Are driverless vehicles the answer for Australia’s battling car industry?

| News | No Comments
The recent decline in the Australian car manufacturing industry may yet have a silver lining. As the wider automotive industry…

NSW cracking down on road safety after horror holiday road toll

| News, Safety | No Comments
Yesterday's road safety announcement from the NSW Government is a welcomed move to target and improve safety after a horrific…

New seatbelt monitoring device set to keep drivers accountable

| Technology | No Comments
Teletrac Navman has expanded its offerings through the launch of a new seatbelt monitoring product. The new product will allow…

Five tyre maintenance tips you can’t avoid

| Safety | No Comments
Ensuring your tyres are kept in good condition is a vital part of vehicle maintenance for any fleet. Failing to…

Hydrogen Mobility Australia announces establishment and CEO

| News | No Comments
Hydrogen Mobility Australia is pleased to announce its establishment as a voice of the hydrogen industry in Australia. With a…

Holden Commodore awarded 5 star ANCAP rating

| Safety | No Comments
Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, today released its first safety rating for the year, awarding 5 stars to the Holden…

It’s never too early to teach safe driving habits

| News, Safety | No Comments
With children nationally heading back to school either today or later this week, the Western Australian government is urging all…

Revenue raisers or life safers?

| Safety | No Comments
The debate on speed cameras continues to divide, with the head of the Queensland Police Union publically acknowledging that covert…

Funding of up to $8,000 for women’s transport and logistics sector available!

| News | No Comments
Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved in 2017, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support…

What do fleet operators think about telematics?

| News | No Comments
A recent study shows that a high percentage of fleets using telematics systems are very satisfied with what the solutions…

First Look: Hyundai Santa Fe

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Hyundai Motor has unveiled its first details about the New Generation Santa Fe, which will celebrate its world premiere in…

Debates continues over Australia’s electric future

| Environment | No Comments
After Transport Minister Barnaby Joyce recently quashed plans for Australia to place bans on the sale of petrol and diesel…

No state on track to reduce road fatalities

| Safety | No Comments
Shocking new data has found that for the first time, no Australian state is on track to achieve the required road death…

Run-off-road crashes the biggest killer on country roads

| Safety | No Comments
Run-off-road crashes remain the single biggest cause of deaths on Victoria’s country roads, new road trauma data has revealed. Minister…

BMW’s first-ever X2 SAC pricing and specs revealed

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Pricing and specifications for BMW's new X2 SAC have been revealed, with the company's new model set to retail for $55,900…

$1.6 million ANCAP funding for autonomous vehicle testing

| News | No Comments
ANCAP's Crashlab is set for a $1.6 million upgrade to facilitate independent testing of autonomous vehicle safety technologies. It is…

How to beat the summer heat

| Safety | No Comments
With parts of Australia sweltering through extreme summer weather, VicRoads has released some timely advice for drivers to remain cool.…

8 tips for a smooth telematics implementation

| Fleet Management | No Comments
Implementing a successful telematics system to your fleet requires good management and appropriate planning. Without it, your organisation will waste money,…

Calls for greater subsidies for electric vehicles

| Environment | No Comments
The lack of incentives to take up electric vehicles continues to see Australia fall behind international standards to reduce emissions.…

Always consider the costs of road safety

| Safety | No Comments
The cost of crashes in a work vehicle can be significant. If a staff member is killed or injured the…

Driver inattention remains a leading factor in workplace incidents

| News | No Comments
Studies around the world have identified driver inattention as a leading factor in most incidents and near misses. During a…

3 new Toyota HiLux models set to enter the market

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Australia's best-selling vehicle, Toyota HiLux is set to expand with a trio of new models expected during the second quarter…

Diesel sales set to fall again in 2018

| Environment | No Comments
A new study has shown that diesel cars sales will continue to fall within the UK, as motorists abandon them…

The untapped potential of artificial intelligence for fleet

| Technology | No Comments
Ongoing changes within the automotive sector are helping to overhaul the industry like never before. Central to that change is…

If you think speeding is okay, think again

| Safety | No Comments
The modern world appears to be a constant sprint, with an endless array of tasks and priorities competing for our…

Trucks banned from Monash Freeway right-hand lane in new trial

| News | No Comments
Trucks are to be banned from the far right-hand lane on the Monash Freeway in a trial to improve safety,…

Calls for tougher penalties for mobile phone users

| Safety | No Comments
The Australian Medical Association has called for tougher penalties for drivers that text or use their mobile phones while driving…

Are you coasting in 2018 or striving for excellence?

| Fleet Management | No Comments
Being bold in the way in which you lead your fleet can be a challenge for any fleet manager, depending…

Which hybrid is best for you – traditional or plug-in?

| Environment | No Comments
As Australia and the world moves further towards an electrified future, the choices and options available to both fleet and…

A Driverless Future

| FleetDrive | No Comments
Meet Robert McDonald. Robert is the general secretary for RCAR and the Director of Initiatives at the Insurance Australia Group (IAG).…

AfMA Miami Gathering 2017

| Feature Story | No Comments
Earlier this year a group of fleet professionals led by AfMA headed to Miami for the annual Fleet Conference. AfMA…

Fuelling Your Fleet

| Feature Story, FleetDrive | No Comments
Perhaps the greatest variable in the running costs of a vehicle is fuel expense. Unless you have the luxury of…

What’s in store for fleet in 2018?

| FleetDrive | No Comments
As the 2017 year grinds to a halt, the Christmas and New Year period presents a rare opportunity for fleet…

Fighting festive fatigue

| Safety | No Comments
Ongoing studies prove that driving while tired can be just as dangerous as using a mobile phone or driving while…

Graduation Day for Industry Leaders

| News | No Comments
Whilst some leaders are born, most are honed by their environment, experiences and informal & formal education. Today 12 individuals,…

Split ratings for new Kia Stinger, while Jaguar F-PACE gets 5 star treatment

| Safety | No Comments
ANCAP has released two new safety ratings this week, with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating issued to the Jaguar…

13CABS to convert 100 Toyota Camry Hybrids to tri-fuel system

| News | No Comments
A new LPG Autogas Centre of Excellence has been opened in Victoria to meet the future needs of Australian fleet…

Think before taking risks on the roads this Christmas

| Safety | No Comments
Victorians are being warned to think twice before taking risks on our roads this Christmas in a new Transport Accident…

New safety ratings for Hyundai Kona, Holden Equinox and the MG ZS

| Manufacturer News, Safety | No Comments
ANCAP has unveiled safety ratings for three new entrants in the ever-growing SUV market, as part of its latest independent…

Taking the lead on safety can save lives

| Safety | No Comments
As fleet professionals, we have an ongoing responsibility to reduce driver distractions and prevent crashes within the mobile workplace. A…

Automotive industry on target for another record year

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Record November sales have kept the Australian motor industry on target for another best-selling year, according to the latest results…

Around The World: December

| FleetDrive | One Comment
Featuring the latest fleet management news, views and events from around the globe. USA - Uber Agreement Ride-sharing giant Uber…

Over just 4 years, electric cars are cheaper to run than petrol or diesel vehicles

| Environment | No Comments
Compelling new research has challenged the long-held theory that electric vehicles are too expensive to run when compared with equivalent…

FleetDrive Best Bits: Body Builders

| Feature Story | No Comments
How hard can it be? Surely you can just glue some cheap Bunnings shelving inside your vans, screw a couple…

Autonomous vehicles to cut US sedan sales in half

| Technology | No Comments
The future of driverless vehicles is set to have a big effect on owner-driven sedans, according to a new study.…

Smartrak & Whip Around Partnership

| News | No Comments
Smartrak Australasia's leading Telematics provider earlier this week announced their new Strategic Partnership with mobile inspection provider Whip Around. The…

BMW X3 provides safety for all the family

| Safety | No Comments
The BMW X3 will enter the Australian and New Zealand market with a five-star ANCAP safety rating under its belt. Judges…

Workplace charging for Tesla vehicles

| Environment | No Comments
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is encouraging businesses to consider workplace charging on vehicles to encourage employee take up. Tesla is…

Sending a text while driving is never worth it

| Safety | No Comments
Forget about a $330 fine or the loss of four demerit points. Sending a text message while driving can kill…

Hyundai i30 SR wins 2017 Drive Car of the Year

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Hyundai’s new i30 SR has driven into the record books, becoming the first Korean car to win the coveted Drive…

North East Link confirmed for Victoria, but it’ll come at a huge cost

| News | No Comments
The Andrews Labor Government today committed to building the North East Link to help fill the missing link in Melbourne's…

Need for mobility features on the rise

| Fleet Management | No Comments
As the fleet industry continues to evolve there has been a growing interest in the need for mobility features. Put simply…

New Toyota Camry scores 5 stars.

| Safety | No Comments
Another ANCAP safety review. Another 5-star vehicle. This time it was the new Toyota Camry's moment in the spotlight with…

Is the new NSW rego scheme a win for fleet?

| News | No Comments
Toll road users will soon be eligible for free car registration as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to tackle…

A carbon neutral plan for South Australia

| Environment | No Comments
"We don't demonise the car, we decarbonise the car" This was the resounding message from Peter Nattrass of the City of…

Hyundai i30 named family car of the year

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Hyundai’s new multi award-winning i30 has added another trophy to its cabinet, winning ‘Best Family Car under-$30,000’ in the 2017…

Ford’s new Endura to offer greater choice to the SUV market

| Manufacturer News | No Comments
Australian SUV buyers will be offered even more choice as the Ford Endura joins the local line-up in 2018. The…

When it comes to risk management, don’t overcomplicate it

| Safety | No Comments
In layman terms, the definition of risk is simply the potential for something to go wrong. The role of someone…

Move over cars, buses are leading the way

| Safety, Technology | No Comments
There were two big developments over the weekend in the bus transport sector - with one taking place in America…

Driver assist technology may curb speeding fine revenue

| News, Safety | One Comment
Collective speeding fine revenue in Australia currently tops $1.1 billion annually, but new vehicle technology may be helping to solve…

Volvo’s XC60 receives top safety scores

| News, Safety | No Comments
Volvo’s new XC60 mid-size SUV has been awarded the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating by independent vehicle safety authority,…

Hyundai i30 SR powers to a Drive Car of the Year award

| Manufacturer News, News | No Comments
Hyundai’s new generation i30 SR has gone straight to the top, convincingly taking out the hotly contested Small Car class…

Mazda2 Maxx wins Drive’s Best City Car for fourth year in a row

| Manufacturer News, News | No Comments
Mazda2 Maxx has been crowned the Best City Car for the fourth consecutive year in the 2017 Drive Car of…

The learning never stops

| News, Safety | No Comments
Around 30 AfMA delegates gathered for a training workshop at Sandown International Raceway yesterday afternoon, as part of a safety…

A new way for old tyres

| Environment | One Comment
Of the 56.3 million standard passenger tyres that are discarded annually in Australia, only 10 per cent are currently recycled.…

Curbing driver behaviour critical for fleet managers

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Safety in the mobile workplace can never be taken for granted, and it is the responsibility of fleet managers to…

LDV T60 dual cab earns 5-star safety standard

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The LDV T60 is the first Chinese ute to achieve a 5-star safety rating by independent safety authority ANCAP. Joining…

Day 1 in Singapore

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AfMA's Executive Director Mace Hartley is currently in Singapore attending the 3rd Annual Vehicle Fleet Management Conference. I had the…

Worker killed by exploding wheel and tyre

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A Queensland worker was tragically killed earlier this month after being struck in the face by an exploding wheel and…

How much is your fleet insurance costing you?

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Insurance is a major cost of motor vehicle ownership. Around one million vehicles are involved in collisions in Australia each…

Is the Mercedes-Benz X-Class the real deal?

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The crowded ute segment is set to get even busier, with the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class set to launch in Australia early…

AfMA’s position on real-world driving emissions testing

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AfMA is the peak industry body and represents around 500 members across Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia whose organisations…

Real-world tests reveal shocking emissions results

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Your vehicle could be using almost 60 per cent more fuel than its advertised manufacturer rate, according to new research…

Toyota Launches Two Fuel-Cell Concepts

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Toyota's bid to use hydrogen as a primary fuel source has ramped up with the announcement of two new fuel-cell…

The Polestar 1 from Volvo a strong challenger against Tesla

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The electric vehicle market is heating up, with Polestar launching a new high powered hybrid electric vehicle series to take…

Can solar roofs really power an electric vehicle?

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Solar roof technology is already being pitched on the market as a viable way to charge your electric vehicle (EV).…

Is your Mitsubishi part of the recall?

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Almost 50,000 Mitsubishi vehicles will need to be recalled, Australia's consumer watchdog the ACCC has revealed. The recall relates to…

Why Australia is a “laggard” when it comes to EVs

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In news that would surprise no one, the incentives offered to purchase cars overseas is leaving Australia well and truly…

3 key tips to consider when introducing telematics to a large fleet

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We all know telematics save time, money and improve the safety of your organisation in the long run. But for…

Victorian motorists in favour of EVs, but they still don’t understand self-driving cars

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More than half of all Victorian motorists are no longer considering a traditional petrol combustion engine for their next car,…

Will the general public support a road usage charge?

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It is widely recognised that road usage charges and congestion taxes are on their way to Australian roads in the…

Brisbane motorists are paying more for petrol

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Lack of competition is seeing Brisbane drivers ripped off at the petrol bowser, new research has revealed. A survey from…

Never turn your back on safety

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Can your organisation afford to be charged and pay fines for not conducting an adequate risk assessment? It is now a…

The 7 stages of distraction denial

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A recent webinar by the team at eDriving looked at the hidden dangers and distractions that happen each and every…

The Nullarbor Diaries: Part 2

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Tim Roberts (Fleet Strategy) drive continues across the Nullarbor, and it safe to say the Mitsubishi is Outlander PHEV is more…

Jeep Compass returning to Australian shores

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The all-new Jeep Compass will soon land back on Australian shores with an unrivalled combination of attributes that includes legendary…

Would a congestion levy solve traffic woes in Sydney and Melbourne?

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Implementing an inner-city congestion charge and higher parking rates within the CBD might be the only way to solve Sydney…

Fleet Management Organisations vs Car Rental Operators

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So, what is the difference? Fleet Management Organisations (FMO’s) provide a mix of operating leases, financial leases, novated leases and…

Volkswagen Crafter named Best Van by Parkers

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Parkers has named the Volkswagen Crafter as Best Van 2018 in its inaugural New Car Awards. Judges from the car and van review…

MG GS the first Chinese vehicle to reach 5 star safety standard

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ANCAP has awarded 5 stars to the 2017 MG GS crossover SUV, the first time any Chinese vehicle has reached this…

The Nullarbor Diaries: Part 1

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Tim Roberts of Fleet Strategy is currently on a trip across the Nullarbor from Perth to Adelaide in a Mitsubishi…

10 easy ways to reduce your fleet’s fuel spend

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Perhaps the biggest ongoing issue for all fleet managers is capping fuel spend among your drivers. Whether it be changing…

Takata airbag recall set to become compulsory

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A new proposal could see a compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags installed, following an ACCC safety investigation.…

Kmart Tyre & Auto Service joins the Donate Your Car® campaign

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A new initiative between Kmart Tyre & Auto Service and Kids Under Cover will see abandoned cars sold in a…

Consumers lose out when manufacturers and dealers don’t see eye to eye

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Breakdowns of deals between car manufacturers and dealers is leaving consumers with poor service at a premium price, according to…

Never underestimate the power of telematics

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It would be superfluous to suggest that telematics is a new feature in fleet management. A study undertaken by Fleet…

Peter Armour the Fleet Manager of the Year 2017

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AfMA is delighted to recognise Peter Armour as our 2017 Fleet Manager of the Year. Peter has served as the…

Tourism Holdings Limited wins Fleet Safety Award 2017

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It is with great pleasure that AfMA awards our 2017 Fleet Safety Award to Tourism Holdings Australia Pty Ltd (thl).…

Churches of Christ in Queensland wins Fleet Environment Award 2017

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The 2017 Fleet Environment Award has been awarded to the Churches of Christ in Queensland for their outstanding contributions within…

AfMA 2017 Fleet Awards are tonight!

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There is a growing sense of expectation and excitement among the Australasian Fleet Management Association team as we gear up…

Developing fleet mobile phone policies for your business will save lives and money

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It's 2017 and life is seriously fast paced. Aside from breathing, using our mobile phones is probably the most regular…

Uber’s London fleet to go hybrid and all-electric by 2020

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Uber's announcement over the weekend to transition its entire London fleet to zero emission capable hybrid or all-electric vehicles by…

What is Leadership in Fleet Management?

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There are many contributors to running an efficient, sustainable and safe fleet within any organisation. There is of course the…

5 star safety rating for Mazda CX-5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

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ANCAP's latest safety ratings have delivered good news to both Mazda and Mercedes Benz, with the CX5 and C-Class Cabriolet…

Christchurch launches new electric vehicle sharing scheme

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One hundred electric vehicles will be available from 10 different hubs around Christchurch, as part of a new car sharing…

What happens when good cars go to die?

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Approximately 500,000 end of life vehicles (ELVs) are taken off our streets each year, never to see the roads again.…

AfMA host Chinese rental car delegation

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On Tuesday AfMA hosted a delegation from the Zhejiang Rental Car Association who represent over 100 members in the Zhejiang…

Petrol prices at lowest price in 15 years, but retail margins are still ripping Aussies off

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Petrol prices at their lowest levels in real terms since 2001-2002, according to a new report from the ACCC. But…

Cummins gets the jump on Tesla in electric semi battle

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American engine designer Cummins has just unveiled an electric concept truck, as part of the company's bid to develop more…

New 60 metre “straddle carrier” to fast track level crossing removals

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The Andrews Labor Government will remove nine level crossings from Caulfield to Dandenong using a massive "straddle carrier" in a…

Tesla’s new electric truck to travel 300 miles per charge

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Tesla is expected to release a new big-rig truck model in September couple of travelling up to 300 miles (482km)…

Driving while tired more dangerous than being on drugs

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Tired drivers have contributed to more road accidents in the UK than drivers on drugs, according to new research. Findings…

One third of motorists see no advantage of driverless cars

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Many drivers are scared or see no benefit in using automated or driverless vehicles, a new survey has revealed. As…

New port-rail shuttle project set to ease fleet congestion

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The Victorian and Federal government has revived its $58 million port-rail shuttle project, in a bid to take an estimated 3500…

Could advanced vehicle technology prevent terror attacks like Barcelona?

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New age "geo-fencing" technology and tougher rental checks on fleet are being considered as possible solutions to vehicle terrorism, after…

New road standards bill provides greater consumer protections

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Yesterday's announcement of a new Road Vehicle Standards Bill, is a welcomed move to standardise the processes relating to personal…

Did You Know? Paid Parking Meters

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As part of our new Did You Know? series we'll be outlining the road rules that many drivers may be…

Government and city support crucial to electric vehicle uptake

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The role that governments of major cities play in planning for electric vehicles is set to play a major role…

Automated vehicles set for extensive trials on Melbourne roads

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Daniel Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Transurban, VicRoads, and RACV for trials that will see connected and automated vehicles…

Over 10,000 car complaints in two years: ACCC

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The new car industry has been put on notice, as the ACCC reported 10,000 separate car complaints within the last…

Concerns raised on India’s 2030 all-electric target

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India's Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal is convinced the country will only be producing electric vehicles by 2030, despite many car…

5 star ANCAP rating for Peugeot 3008

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Peugeot's 3008 model is the latest entrant in the small SUV market to receive a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.…

Victorian Government releases 4 possible solutions for the North East Link

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The Labor government today announced four possible corridors for Melbourne's missing North East Link, in a bid to solve one…

Transitioning to a zero emission fleet

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The collaboration between Moreland City Council and H2U - the hydrogen utility™ to move to a zero emissions fleet is…

Bring emissions target forward to 2020: ClimateWorks

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Environmental lobby group ClimateWorks has called on the government to bring in a stricter emissions standard on all vehicles by 2020, two…

ACCC investigation sees Holden change customer service guarantees

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Holden has accepted the findings of an investigation from the ACCC in relation to its consumer guarantee obligations. The Australian…

What does the 2040 UK petrol car ban mean for Australia?

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Last week's announcement by the UK to ban sales of all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 has left many…

New 40km/h road rule still confusing Victorian drivers

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The Victorian government's new 40km/h road rule may have been in place for over a month, but many drivers still…

Workplace fatalities on the rise in 2017, tradies most at risk

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17 more workers died in work related incidents in the first three months of 2017 than at the same point…

Queensland takes leadership position on electric vehicles charging infrastructure

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Last week's announcement by the Queensland state government of an fast-charging electric vehicle network is a massive win for fleet…

Road safety teaching needs to be personal and not just about numbers and policies

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We all hear the noise about numbers when it comes to road safety. The annual road toll is plastered across…

Ford Ranger sets new sales record, but Toyota HiLux still on top for now

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Ford has confirmed its rising popularity within the 4x4 pick up segment, with its Ranger model achieving record sales throughout the…

ANCAP encourages young and old to consider safer vehicle choices

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Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, joined with ACT Minister for Road Safety, Shane Rattenbury MLA to launch a new campaign…

Could drones be the answer to Australia’s traffic woes?

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Self-flying drones are part of several new technologies predicted to play a greater role in improving the way that traffic…

Consumers the ultimate losers in Ford vs ACCC gearbox fight

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With Ford Australia refuting the claims made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), it sets up a nasty…

LDV G10 gets thumbs down for safety, labelled as “disappointing”

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The overall safety of LDV's G10 model has been called into question, after ANCAP awarded the Chinese manufacturer a three…

Drop the car keys and grab the smartphone

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Why do you own a car? What is the reason you own that car? These are among the many deceivingly…

Takata Airbag Recall: Is Your Car At Risk?

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The Takata airbag fiasco has officially become the biggest car recall in history, with at least 60 different Australian vehicles…

In China, low-speed electric vehicles are driving high-speed urbanisation

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Dennis Zuev, Lancaster University As nations around the world struggle to halt the Earth’s rising temperature, China has made the…

Western Power’s New Fleet

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Western Power has begun its transition to a low-emission light fleet with the leasing of Mitsubishi Outlander hybrids. The WP…

Five Stars for New Kids on Block

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The new Subaru XV SUV and Holden Astra have scored resounding 5-star safety rating in ANCAP crash testing. Subaru's newly-facelifted…

AGL ‘Cooking with Gas’ on Hybrid Fleet

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AGL has continued its adoption of low-emission vehicles by procuring 32 new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hybrid SUVs. The energy retailer…

Toyota: Fleet Management on Your Terms

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Toyota Fleet Management has launched its own car-sharing system which allows scheduling, booking and reporting for businesses to manage pool…

Step Up to Safety Standard

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ACT Supreme Court Acting Justice Linda Ashford has found Coles Supermarkets negligent of providing adequate training on staff use of…

How World War I ushered in the Century of Oil

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Brian C. Black, Pennsylvania State University On July 7, 1919, a group of U.S. military members dedicated Zero Milestone –…

Incident Management – Vehicle Crash Involvement

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Watching and responding to how the fleet is used is critical to ensure systems put in place work and are…

Toyota Scales Up Fuel Cells

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Toyota has upsized its plans for fuel cell production to include zero-emission heavy haulage. The world's biggest carmaker has used…

Subie Scores Crash Test Record

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Subaru Corporation has been awarded the highest ever score in Japan New Cars Assessment Program (JNCAP). The new XV crossover…

Aussie Motorways ‘Safer’ than Autobahn?

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Data released by VicRoads suggests our 100km/h and 110km/h Calder Fwy and Hume Hwy are safer arterial motorways than the…

Alternative Fuelled Vehicles – Fleet Selection & Maintenance

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Considering an alternate vehicle fuel comes with potential both positive and negative in nature. Reduced emissions, improved range, increased savings…

Routine & Preventative Maintenance – Fleet Selection & Maintenance.

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The company is responsible for having all vehicles in its fleet, novated lease, privately owned, or supplied. This is part…

Driverless cars might be safer but they’ll still keep the courts busy

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Marilyn McMahon, Deakin University If driverless cars live up to the safety hype, they could result in a significant reduction…

Talking Tyres

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With fleets busy out on the road in 2017 let's inspect the most critical functioning part that’s so easy to neglect. AFMA…

PYRAMID-LIFE CRISIS

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Tourist fleets in Egypt are in financial trouble with almost a thousand cars and micro, mini and large buses being…

London Diesel Choke Tightens

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Cars and vans that do not meet Euro 6 diesel emissions standards from April 8, 2019 will pay £12.50 daily to…

After 25 years of trying, why aren’t we environmentally sustainable yet?

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  After decades of sustainability initiatives, key environmental indicators keep getting worse. The Capital Wind Farm, REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo  …

Fit for Purpose Evaluation – Fleet Selection & Maintenance

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Subaru Outback The term ‘Fit for Purpose’ was coined relating to the pure function and operation of a fleet vehicle…

Selecting the Fleet – Fleet Selection & Maintenance

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Finding the fleet vehicle to perfectly fulfill the needs of the organisation, however big or small or varied in its…

Councils Unite on EV Bulk Buy

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Thirty cities in the US are banding together to jointly purchase around 114,000 vehicles in various electric or fuel cell forms.…

Rife With Recalls

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MAZDA 2 (2007-2010), MAZDA 3 (2009-2013), ) The driver's seat height adjustment has a lifter link which may crack, or…

Driver Distraction – Induction Programs

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A study in the US found that 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of…

School bus routes are expensive and hard to plan. We calculated a better way

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Ali Haghani, University of Maryland and Ali Shafahi, University of Maryland Here’s a math problem even the brightest school districts…

Limo Fleet Electrifies Hollywood

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There's now a much nicer way to commute to the biggest awards night in cinema. An exclusive limousine service made…

NZ Suffers Highest Depreciation

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Our cousins across the pond have ranked as suffering the worst vehicle depreciation in a survey covering 40 countries. According…

Driver Training – Recruitment & Selection

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The objective for an organisation’s fleet is to eliminate all preventable accidents and near misses. Striving for this outcome ensures…

Last Austrian Hero

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has put his seal of approval on an Austrian engineering one-two. The Governator (official title, we checked) has…

Wired-up roads will soon charge your electric car – while you’re driving

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Harry Hoster, Lancaster University It was Tesla Motors, more than any other company, that triggered the current interest in electric…

On-Going Driver Checks – Recruitment & Selection

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It’s vital that a fleet manager know the status on all his or her drivers, from licenses and driving history,…

NISSAN’S ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH

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This story is sourced from www.2025ad.com | Photos: Nissan  Melissa Cefkin is Principal Scientist and Design Anthropologist at Nissan. In…

German Market Takes Off

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The German True Fleet Market is headed in the right direction in 2017, reporting 9.2 percent growth to start the…

MOBILEYE HITS NYC RIDESHARING

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Israeli autonomous driving technology developer Mobileye has its product installed into 4500 of New York's Uber and Lyft ridesharing vehicles.…

The Driver – Recruitment & Selection

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The ability and freedom to drive comes with inherent obligation to one’s self and others to behave with consideration and…

End of the road? Why it might be time to ditch your car

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Anthony James, Swinburne University of Technology The average car is stationary 96% of the time. That’s a fairly consistent finding…

GOT A GLASS EYESIGHT?

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Fleet maintenance is a costly and regular occurrence, especially when new technology is adopted. One prominent piece of safety equipment…

RECALLS: Golf Stream, Benz Treatment

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Volkswagen Australia has announced a recall of its Golf wagon and Passat sedan for a lighting fault that could see…

Top Links in Chain Need to Change

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A Macquarie University report has revealed the top layer chain-of-responsibility parties within the transport industry's regulatory mechanisms that need to…

Self-Assessment Tool – Workplace Road Safety

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To continually strive for the safest and most effective operation of a company or organisation’s fleet, assessing one’s performance is…

DIESEL DUMPING

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The UK government is considering a full-scale scrapping of diesel-powered vehicles as part of its plan to lower emissions and…

HYBRID THEORY

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Toyota Australia is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Prius, with its Aussie sales tally set to hit 20,000 sold…

FLEETS DRIVING to the SUMMIT

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Britain's Department of Transport, Highways England and numerous insurance company representatives have hosted a Driving for Work Summit in a…

Trafic Hazard

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The Renault Trafic III light commercial vehicle has been issued a recall by Product Safety Australia. The French workhorse has…

CALL TO ACTION: Build your own Mobile Phone Policy

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Feedback from the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) indicates the Safe Use of Mobiles in Vehicles (SUMV) policy guide…

The Fleet Manager’s Role – Workplace Road Safety

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Fleet managers are an integral part of an organisation, irrespective of the internally or externally operated vehicle fleet. The role…

Toyota, Holden D-Days

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The last two bastions of automotive manufacturing, Toyota Australia and General Motors Holden have called their last days of manufacturing…

Noxious Diesel Numbers

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Figures released in the UK found the mileage of fleets is significantly below advertised economy. The Miles Consultancy (TMC) conducted an…

Chain of Responsibility – Workplace Road Safety

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Understanding your link in the responsibility chain is the bedrock for the fleet manager’s role. He or she has obligations…

Honda, GM Join Forces

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The General and Honda announced today a collaboration to build the next generation of hydrogen fuel cell. A long-term agreement…

Nissan Recalls Pathfinder

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Nissan Australia has issued a recall on its current generation Pathfinder off-roader. The R52 model Pathfinder four-wheel-drive has a fuel…

Graduate Certificate of Business Management

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AFMA Grad Cert of Business Management 2016 v2

Diploma of Leadership & Management

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AfMA & Swinburne Diploma of Leadership and Management Flyer

ANCAP STARS EFFECT POLICE FLEET

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The Ford Mustang, rumoured as a worthy contender for replacing highway patrol pursuit vehicles, has performed poorly in ANCAP crash testing,…

TomTom in Tip Top Form

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Mapping giant acquires bright techy future GPS technology brand TomTom today announced a partnership with French routing specialists Mappy, which…

Risky Business

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Managing risk in truck fleets no mean feat Transervice executive vice-president, Joseph Evangelist, wrote for fleetowner.com this week discussing the…

Adelaide Alive with Tech

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Australia's wine capital set to become driverless Mecca International autonomous vehicle components supplier RDM Group will open an office at…

The Beast Stays on Leash

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Presidential limo remains in service a little while longer The Obama-administration's Cadillac presidential limousine will remain in service for the…

EV Sales Droop

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The sale of electric and hybrid vehicles in Australia in 2016 have waned over the year prior. VFACTS figures published…

Lexus Airbag Recalls

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The Takata airbag recall continues in Australia with Toyota Motor Corporation pulling its Lexus luxury sub-brand airbags in. Takata airbags…

Germany Prints Mobility

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3D Printing company Local Motors is building two new factories in Berlin and Tennessee to produce its printed autonomous Olli transport…

The General Moves Back Home

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General Motors has announced it will move manufacturing back to Michigan in the US. The Detroit carmaker has vowed to…

Brits Fund Hydrogen Hardware

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The UK government has granted half a million pounds for the development of hydrogen fuel cell and cylinders to be…

Failed Adoption Costs Fleet

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Nexus Vehicle Rental in the UK suggests fleets that fail to adopt new technology waste a fifth on running costs.…

Fiat Ducato Recall

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Fiat Chrysler Australia has issued a safety recall for all versions of its 2014 Fiat Ducato 'FL' model light commercial…

Melbourne Transport Welcomes Innovation

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Melbourne's CBD is set to become a living data laboratory as Melbourne University and other key stakeholders develop a connected…

Brake Offers Free Safety Webinar

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British road safety charity Brake will host a free webinar for fleet and road safety professionals focussed on the importance…

Updated: Toyota Corolla Gets Safety Boost

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UPDATE: Toyota Corolla Hatch now receives collision avoidance technology. The 2017 Toyota Corolla sedan has been given collision avoidance technology…

FEATURE: Journey to Fit-for-Purpose

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The time has come to replace the old stager Ford Territory fleet at Boral. Finding a worthy successor is no…

Big Apple Needs Less Yellow Taxis

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New York's famous yellow taxi fleet of over 13,000 Fords, Toyotas, Chevrolets et al. could be replaced by just 3000 vehicles…

Believe the Skype

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Skype for Business will soon make its way into Volvo luxury vehicles allowing conference and business calls to happen on-the-fly.…

Escape to Safety

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ANCAP has announced the forthcoming Ford Escape mid-size SUV will arrive in Australia with a five-star rating. The Escape receives its…

Territory and Ranger Recall

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Late-model Ford Territory SZ and PX Ranger vehicles have been ordered for a safety recall for a potential driveline fault.…

BMW PLUGS INTO WESTFIELD

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German automaker joins forces with retail giant to install EV chargers Bavarian Motor Works Australia and Scentre Group, the owner…

NZ Invests in EV Infrastructure

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Kiwi cousins put Aussies to shame, setting sights on electric transport network The New Zealand government has vowed to invest…

NISSAN GOES TOW TO TOW

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The little electric vehicle that could...and can! Nissan Motor Company has introduced autonomous vehicle towing at its Yokahama factory in Japan. As…

FEATURE: CRASHED FOR COMMENT

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From airbags and ABS to crumple zones and collapsible steering columns, one independent automotive body continues to hold a mirror…

EURO NCAP WRAPS-UP

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Euro NCAP publishes last crash test results for 2016 The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) has concluded its final…

Volkswagen Recall Update

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Volkswagen Group Australia has received federal government approval for another 61,000 vehicles affected by the emissions cheat device to commence…

GETTING THE GREEN LIGHT

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Three hot hints for greening up your fleet The UK's electric vehicle market uptake has increased significantly over the last 18…

Chevin Making Waves

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Fleet software company says increased data activity 'enables' better results, encouraging Aussie growth Chevin Fleet Solutions has reported increased utilisation of its…

VIVA BRINGS NEW ENERGY TO FLEET SOLUTIONS

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Viva Energy Australia is one of the country’s largest and most successful energy companies. However until recently, its name has…

FEATURE: STATE OF FLUX

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It's no garbage-fuelled Delorean, but this machine is helping Australia set a course for new vehicle emissions standards that could…

Toyota Mirai Stacks Up Down Under

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Fuel cells find a home among the gum trees Toyota Australia has officially launched its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles…

FEATURE: GOING GREY

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The Fleet Management professional is charged with the responsibility of managing an organisation’s entire fleet and this includes its 'grey…

Oldies Wants Smokers Banished

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British survey reveals seniors most concerned about vehicle pollution The UK's Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Report on Motoring 2016 has found…

Australia Steps Closer to Autonomy

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Discussions begin on national approach to driverless vehicle trials The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a discussion paper, called National…

Workplace Duty of Care: Define and Conquer

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Hot tip! Understanding 'Duty of Care' is as easy as defining 'workplace' Define: Workplace | Understand: Duty of Care Do…

REPORT: KPMG SETS SA STRAIGHT ON FBT, LEASE ACCOUNT STANDARDS

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Adrian Pennino, senior tax manager for KPMG tax consultancy, had a task ahead of him conveying what is a pretty…

REPORT: VIC FORUM OPENS EYES, MINDS

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Addressing future road funding and evolving crash safety Last week's Victorian Professional Development Forum in Melbourne revealed what is changing…

Isuzu Looks Ahead

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Isuzu Australia prepares itself for the data road Truck manufacturer Isuzu Australia touts telematics as the single biggest influence in…

Gwent Police: You Don’t Need a Technical Background

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WORDS STEPHEN BRIERS According to Fleet News data, fewer than one-third of fleet managers are women. Despite some occupying high…

ASTRA SITS AMONG FIVE STARS

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Holden's newly arrived Astra gets ANCAP thumbs up Fresh to Holden showrooms, the new German-derived Astra will sell with a revered…

Funding Chargers for Brit Business

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UK businesses get funding for EV charger installs The British Department for Transport (DfT) will offer UK businesses £300 (AU$486) for…

UK COURT SLAMS GOV ON HOT AIR

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British court rules against government on dirty air A British court has found its government guilty of failing to act…

Mondeo Recalls for Headlight Fault

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Ford's fleet-friendly Euro turns out the lights! Late-model Ford Mondeos have been issued a recall for a defect to its…

Coppering the Growth

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Increased demands for electric vehicles will do the same to copper BHP Billiton expects the annual copper demand to increase…

UPDATE: Wearable Tech Warns of Fatigue

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New device coming to market helps drivers stay awake and allows safe connectivity The Maven Co-Pilot is a headset that connects…

Celling Olympic Games

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Toyota Takes Fuel Cells to Olympic Proportions Toyota Motor Corporation plans to put 100 fuel cell buses into public transport services…

More Takata Airbag Recalls

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Toyota Australia adds significant fleet vehicles to safety recall list Corolla hatch Takata airbag safety recalls continue as Toyota Australia…
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ANCAP High-Fives Aussie Legend

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Five stars for one of Australia's most versatile fleet vehicles Toyota Motor Corporation has been praised by ANCAP for finally making…

FOODIE FLEETS

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Are you getting as much on your plate as you should be? Virtually all food products are delivered either frozen…

WRANGLING RECALLS

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FCA issues safety recall on Jeep airbags and RAM trucks Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Detroit Michigan has begun recalling approximately…

ATO SIMPLIFIES FBT LOG BOOKS

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The Australian Taxation Office has released Practical Compliance Guidelines (PCG) 2016/10 Fleet Cars: simplified approach for calculating car fringe benefits.…

Sonsee It Through

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AFMA Member Michelle Sonsee talks about her learning curve and proves it’s never too late to go back to school.…

Going Green

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If you think being green is for the “greenies” then perhaps you need to think again. Being green is easier…

Tesla Empowers Consumers

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South Australian, Vic blackouts skyrocket solar interests The last month's power outages across South Australia and Victoria due to extreme…

Rage Against: Women Lose their Cool More

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UK study finds women are angriest behind the wheel Hyundai Motor UK has found women tend to be angrier drivers…

ANCAP Demands Consumer Safety

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ANCAP slams ACCC neglect of safety ratings in consumer study Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has cried foul of the Australian Competition and…

Utilisation: ‘Cutting the Fleet Too Much is a False Economy’

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WORDS ANDREW RYAN FleetNews.co.uk, a Bauer Media publication.   Maximising vehicle utilisation can have many cost and operational benefits for…

French Emissions Protocols Published

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PSA Group follows through with emissions protocol testing The Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Group, French Transport & Environment (T&E) body, France…

Subaru On The Move

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Subie partners with car-share and introduces mobile servicing Subaru Australia has aligned with peer-to-per car rental platform DriveMyCar as a…

SA Boosts Driverless Investment

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The South Australian government will boost testing, research and development of connected and autonomous vehicle research in South Australia by…

BAD HABITS

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We’re addicted. The fear of missing out is making us miss the point…and the lights. For Jerome Carslake, giving up…

BAND WAGEN

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Few fleets meet the fit-for-purpose brief like the Mercedes G300 Professional range, built from the ground up to serve and…

TESTING TIMES

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Home grown manufacturing may be shutting up shop, but Aussie design and engineering is still hard at work. The new…

Rolling Out Hybrid Hook-Up

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Delivery giant UPS adapts fleet to save fuel and cut emissions US  supply chain UPS is adapting 50 vehicles with a…

Gasser Up

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Canadian and US customers of the Nikola Motor Company start-up will take ownership of hydrogen-powered concept semi-trailers in the next…

New-Age Truck-e

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The Mercedes Urban e-Truck has been launched at the bi-annual IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany. This fully-electric hauler…

SUV SCORE CARD

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Three compact SUVs achieve five-star ANCAP safety ratings, yet all are not equal The Jeep Renegade, Volkswagen Tiguan and BMW…

US LEADS HOT CAR SOLUTION

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Proposed legislation could prevent hot car deaths Washington DC has seen a bill introduced into Congress that would require Original Equipment Manufacturers to…

DHL DELIVERS FLEET SAFETY AWARD

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The 2016 Fleet Safety Award has been won by DHL Supply Chain and Kasey Caston. DHL's Caston helped the supply chain…

AUSTIN CLEANS UP ENVIRONMENT AWARD

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The 2016 AFMA Fleet Environment Award has been won by Austin Health and Jan Zagari. Austin Health reduced its CO2 footprint…

CSIRO WINS FLEET MANAGER OF THE YEAR

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Catherine Parker from CSIRO has won the Fleet Manager of the Year Award in Sydney at the 2016 AFMA Fleet…

India Wants Clunkers Crushed

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The New Delhi government in India wants to crush public-owned vehicles 15 years or older. The intended policy wants to…

HOLLAND EDGES COMBUSTION BAN

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The Netherlands is close to banning new fossil fuel sales New car sales in The Netherlands will only be for electric…

Demands Increase on Tesla Supercharger

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Tesla Motors could have a nice problem on its hands come 2018   New data released by a Tesla club member…

SA GOV PLUGS IN

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South Australian government and Mitsubishi lock arms to tackle carbon   Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has signed a new deal with the South…

An IAG For Detail

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Insurance experts IAG offer fleet managers an opportunity to try before they buy. Sharon O’Neill, manager of IAG Fleet, explains all. WORDS SCOTT…

Hydro-Gen

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Which comes first, the car or the servo? AFMA meets the mastermind playing hydrogen’s long game. WORDS SCOTT MURRAY |…

POST HASTE

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It’s not easy moving an entire country’s mail in this fast-paced technological jungle we call home. Fortunately, for Australia Post, James Dixon is…

Uber Starts Vehicle Financing

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Ride-sharing giant starts down financing path   Uber has begun financing vehicles to drivers, taking repayments from their weekly earning,…

Colorado Crowned

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Holden's New Colorado scores top rating and gives thumbs up for pedestrians The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the…

Mercedes’ Turn at EVs

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Tesla look out, here come the Germans   Mercedes-Benz will unveil its first all-electric plug-in car at the Paris Motor Show in…

Nissan’s New Prototype

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Japanese automaker unveils solid oxide-powered vehicle prototype in Rio   Nissan has developed and unveiled to the world the first solid-oxide…

HOW BRITISH FLEETS CUT COSTS

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The Brits reveal ways they're shaving dollars off fleet expenses   Sussex Community fleet has saved half a million dollars by…

AUSTRALIA TARGETS EMISSION CHEATS

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Aussie auto association puts manufacturer claims under the microscope   The Australian Automobile Association is putting the top-selling vehicles in…

Australia Set for Record Sales Year

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New car sales ready to break records in Aussie market, Corolla Back on Top New car sales hit its second-best…

Ford Edge Replaces Territory

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Ford Oz announces replacement for outgoing locally-built SUV   Ford Australia's outgoing Territory SUV will be replaced in 2018 with the…

London Falling Out with Diesel

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London City gives future diesel fleets the flick   City of London Corporation has officially banned any diesel fleet purchases…

Falcon Ute Farewelled

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The Ford Falcon ute has officially finished production. Lest we forget.   At 3pm on Friday afternoon, July 29, the…

Mazda 3 Ups the Ante

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The launch of the newly updated Mazda 3 is great news for value-conscious fleet buyers   Mazda has ripped the…

ET Haul Home

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Mercedes-Benz has launched a totally battery-powered electric truck   The 'Urban e-Truck' is an all-electric truck developed by Daimler Benz…

Fleet Management in a Nutshell

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AFMA puts together the top gripes, challenges and nuances of the Fleet Management profession. How did we do? Let's face it,…

Hyundai Sings Safety Before Sales

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New 2017 Sonata strums a safety chord, not a price point Fleet procurement just got trickier with Hyundai Australia announcing…

Red Flags

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Future Vehicles Conference revealed emerging issues playing on the minds of Australia’s automotive industry heavyweights and hard thinkers as vehicle…

Jaguar Land Rover Goes Auto

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British prestige automaker commences testing its autonomous vehicle tech   Jaguar Land Rover is well under way putting its Over…

Melbourne to get ‘Electric Avenue’

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Future Victorian suburb to be built dedicated to utilizing Tesla Powerwall   YarraBend will be the world's first residential suburb…

UK CALL FOR SIMPLE SAFETY LINGO

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British automotive research centre wants clearer safety terminology for new cars   Thatcham Institute in the United Kingdom, which conducts automotive research…

HAILED: THERE GO THE BUS DRIVERS

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Daimler Benz unveils its fully autonomous city bus of tomorrow The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with it's partially-autonomous driving technology dubbed…

ROAD TOLL CALL-TO-ACTION

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New car crash testing and road safety bodies demand road toll attention from PM   ANCAP, Australian Automobile Association (AAA)…

COLORADO BACK IN THE RING

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Holden's Chevrolet-derived Colorado ute returns with a new bag of tricks   Unveiled at Wednesday night's NRL State of Origin game,…

TESTING TIMES

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Suzuki teams up with up-start car rental business   'The Car Test' a car rental start-up business has signed a deal…

CRASH DISCOURSE

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ANCAP's latest high-scoring test subjects reveal Australian market shortcomings The new Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima have scored five stars in…

RENAULT MASTER SHIFTS GEAR

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French automaker designs new disability equipment for local communities   The Renault Master 12-seater bus will now receive disability and…

French Reveal Secret Habit

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PSA Group come clean about their real-world emissions secret   The Peugeot, Citroen and DS Automobiles Group have revealed their…

TOYOTA WELCOMES CELL TIME

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Japanese automaker brings hydrogen vehicles back to Australia   Three hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, the Toyota Mirai, will tour Australia to…

VFACTS for Victory

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Australian new car sales figures hit record highs. Here are the latest new car stats for semester one, 2016  …

BANKING ON UBER

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Westpac joins forces with Uber offering customer discounts   New Westpac customers will receive savings on Uber travel, and employees will…

LEAF PLANT GOES SOLAR

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Nissan's Intelligent Mobility ethos flicks the switch on new solar farm.   Nissan's biggest manufacturing site in Sunderland, UK, has…

SMALL FORD TAKES TOP BRASS

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Blue Oval's pint-sized three-pot wins big. The Ford 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine has been hailed at this year's International Engine of the…

HAVAL LUXURY UNDER SCORES

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Chinese SUV fails to reach ANCAP safety benchmark   Great Wall Motors' premium brand spin-off Haval has only achieved a four-star…

SHARP HORNS ON NEW KIA CERATO

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New Korean hatch bucks the style without substance trend   Fleet buyers behold, the new Kia Cerato sedan or hatch is…

GREENS PROPOSE FREE EV REGO

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Australia's Greens party want free rego for EVs   If you own a Nissan LEAF, BMW i3 or i8, or Tesla Model…

HUSTLE AND BUS

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Ford's new Transit bus moves many, much, and how!   The new Transit 12-seater bus from Ford offers a practical,…

LEAF IT TO BRITAIN

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UK announced Nissan LEAF's hottest market   Nissan saw 78 LEAF and e-NV200 electric vehicles delivered to taxi companies in…

MAZDA CX-9 LIVES

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New Mazda SUV packed full of safety tech   Mazda's new CX-9 seven-seat SUV will come with a long list of…

FRINGE WORTHY

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Shorten says FBT is here to stay   On May 4th a letter from Labor leader Bill Shorten to NALSPA (National…

London Hydrogen

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New filling station opens in jolly old London   One of five new hydrogen filling stations to be built in…

EV TAX BREAK

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Tax man gives way to electric future   The Australian Tax Office has changed the ruling of vehicle business deductions…

GM Buys Self-Driving Firm

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The General completes purchase of autonomous tech start-up General Motors in Detroit has successfully bought the three-year-old Cruise Automation company…

FJ FAREWELLED

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OFF-ROAD LEGEND HEADS FOR THE HILLS   Toyota Motor Corporation is ending production of the retro-styled FJ Cruiser, launched in Australia…

VANS HAILED

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ANCAP praises commercial vans rocking five-star ratings   The Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Valante, and Ford Transit and Tourneo vans has…

BOAT LOAD OF MAZDA

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New Mazda SUVs make land   Mazda's popular seven-seat SUV the CX-9 has had its first shipment of new cars…

Holden Trailblazer

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GM Holden confirms global SUV is coming to our shores   Holden has announced it will bring the Chevrolet Trailblazer…

New C4 Explodes with Potential

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New C4 Picasso paints a new picture for fleet buyers - less cylinders is more   The new Citroen C4…

SEARCH: ENGINES

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Big-three carmaker Chrysler joins forces with Google.   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Detroit has agreed to help Google build its…

SAFETY DEPOSIT

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ANCAP receives government funding to continue research.   The Australian Government will provide ANCAP with $2.2million of continued support over…

CRASH COURSE

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ANCAP's latest subjects pass with flying colours, glass and metal.   Hyundai's new Elantra mid-size sedan and Kia's micro car…

CONFERENCE CARNIVALE

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The 2016 Australasian Fleet Conference & Exhibition was a mammoth two-day experience that brought the fleet industry's heavyweights and experts…

SPARK TESTING

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Holden's latest import from GM Korea, the new Spark, has received a five-star ANCAP safety rating. While Holden has dropped…

NIGHT FUSION

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Ford drives autonomy into the dark side   From the snowy carparks of Michigan to the vast black expanse of Arizona,…

BORROWED i

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German automaker broadens car-sharing program   BMW Group has launched its ReachNow car-sharing service in Seattle in the US, offering customers 370…

MAIL SOCKET

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Deutsche Post DHL Group which purchased start-up electric car making business StreetScooter in 2014, is planning to roll out production…

I CAN SEE CLARITY

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Honda’s new Clarity FCV hydrogen fuel cell powered car, unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo motor show in October, is now…

ZERO ELEMENT

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Germany now has the world's first hydrogen fuel cell powered ride-sharing service. BeeZero, a subsidiary business within The Linde Group,…

HEAVY VEHICLE UNDER MICROSCOPE

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The National Heavy Vehicles Regulator (NHVR) is conducting a survey of approximately 9000 trucks including rigid, articulated, B-doubles and road trains,…

MODEL 3 MEANS BUSINESS

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Tesla Motors has unveiled the final piece of its 'Secret Master Plan', the low cost mass volume Model 3 full…

VeeDub Recall Begins Down Under

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Volkswagen Group Australia has begun its engine recall process with over 8500 Amarok utes to have their diesel engine emissions-test cheat software…

LAW AND NEW ORDER

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NSW police force takes delivery of its Lexus RC F crime fighter   A spanking new Lexus RC F has joined…

TRAK RECORD

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Shaun Wilson talks about the GPS revolution and how it’s now Securatrak’s bread and butter   Corporations around the world,…

AUTOMATIC, BABY

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So just how far off is this autonomous car craze and how will it impact the fleet world? It’s the…

IDLE SCANIA

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Trucking take-up of Scandi telematics   Bus and truck operators and fleet managers using Scania vehicles can now use a…

FREIGHT FINE

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UK haulage company found negligent Liverpool Crown Court in the UK has fined Freight First Ltd. £90,000 (AUD$140,000) for failing…

HIGHWAY TO HELLO

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Jaguar Land Rover to test revolutionary ‘intelligent highway’   LUXURY SPORTS car brand Jaguar Land Rover will invest £5.5M (A$9.6M) in…