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Thomas Roth, Manager, Fleet and Corporate Sales, Volkswagen Canada
Thomas Roth, Manager, Fleet and Corporate Sales, Volkswagen Canada.
VOLKSWAGEN'S NEW FLEET LEADER

Volkswagen Canada recently welcomed a new Manager, Fleet and Corporate Sales. CAF spoke with Thomas Roth about VW’s fleet goals, its products, and how the fleet world is warming to the company’s TDI products.

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Pablo de la Peña, Vice-President, Mercedes-Benz Vans
Pablo de la Peña, Vice-President, Mercedes-Benz Vans.
METRIS NEWEST ADDITION TO MERCEDES-BENZ CANADA VANS DIVISION

The Commercial Van segment has quickly become one of the most hotly contested automotive sectors in Canada. FVT spoke with Pablo de la Peña, Vice-President, Mercedes-Benz Vans about the recent launch of the Metris into the space and how Mercedes-Benz Vans sees it impacting the market.

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2015 GREEN FLEETS
Today, fleet managers are trying to make their fleets more green with a variety of different methods. It is a top priority, and as a result many OEMs are introducing a broad variety of alternative fuel vehicles, those include: improved technology on internal combustion engines, clean diesels, CNG, traditional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric, and many more. CAF takes a look at what each OEM is working on for green fleets.

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IIHS CRASH TESTING: WHERE SAFETY HAPPENS BY ACCIDENT
In today’s fleet landscape, safety is top of mind. Vehicle performance in crash tests is an important component of the selector process. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has conducted tests on vehicles to evaluate crash worthiness since 1995. CAF recently toured the testing facility in Ruckersville, Virginia.

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2015 CARGO VAN COMPARISON
In 2014, vans accounted for 20.7 per cent of the light truck market (total of 216,361 vehicles) in Canada in terms of fleet according to IHS Automotive driven by Polk. Breaking this down further, large vans account for 8.5 per cent and small vans account for 12.2 per cent of the light truck fleet market in Canada.

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CANADIAN IS NEW PRESIDENT OF ARI
ARI recently named Chris Conroy, a Canadian, as its President. CAF spoke with him about what the new role entails and how his experience working in Canada will help him while working South of the Border.

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2015 OEM ROADMAP
OEMs representatives discuss the record sales year that was 2014 and how fleet sales are an important aspect of the total.

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FUEL CARDS FOR FLEET MANAGEMENT
A fleets fuel spend is always under scrutiny. A range of fuel cards increasingly supported by fuel management programs designed to help manage this major cost are offered by a variety of suppliers. CAF asked fuel card providers to share their products features and benefits with our audience. Here is a summary of their responses.

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Ford Transit Connect CNG coverted vans
Ford Transit Connect CNG coverted vans.
LEDCOR TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF CNG FORD TRANSIT CONNECT VANS

Ledcor Group of Companies, a diversified construction company which designs, builds, transports and maintains projects across North America for the building, oil and gas, infrastructure, mining, power and communications and other sectors, will take ownership of over 200 compressed natural gas (CNG) 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect cargo vans.

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Wolfgang Hoffmann
Wolfgang Hoffmann.
AUDI CANADA'S PRESIDENT TALKS ALL THINGS FLEET

CAF recently caught up with Audi Canada President Wolfgang Hoffmann to discuss the importance of the corporate sales/fleet segment in Canada to Audi. A wide range of topics from luxury vehicles coming down market, to quattro, diesel, and Audi’s place in the Canadian fleet landscape were discussed.

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