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FULL THROTTLE IN NOTL

Volkswagen and Audi Canada held its annual fleet ride and drive in historic Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario.

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ECLIPSE CROSS CROSSES CANADA

Mitsubishi Motors recently held the Toronto stop of its cross-Canada Eclipse Cross Product Information Presentation and Test Drive Event.

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MERCEDES-BENZ AMG EMOTION TOUR

Mercedes-Benz Canada Corporate Sales team held the Mercedes-AMG EMOTION tour recently at the Mercedes-Benz Training Centre in Mississauga.

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2018 NAFA INSTITUTE AND EXPO COVERAGE

North American fleet managers attended the 2018 NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Institute and Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

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CUFF FOCUSED ON SAFETY

Body Utlity Fleet Managers from across Canada converged on Toronto recently to take part in the 27th Canadian Utility Fleet Council’s (CUFC) annual forum.

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NTA FANTASTIC AT 15

NTA partners, Matt Rispin, Frank Panza and Stu Ralph were all smiles at the Annuversary sale.
North Toronto Auction (NTA) heralded its 15th anniversary with a celebration sale. Consignors including the Ontario Ministry of Transport, FCA, Repo Depot and more took advantage of high online activity, great attendance and strong conversion rates to Remarketing their vehicles.

“Wow, after 15 years of building our auction, the May 3 sale was the best anniversary auction yet. We have to thank all our consignors, dealers and customers who have put us at the top of our game," said Stu Ralph, one of NTA’s founding partners.


Mike Cole (right), was on hand to represent consigned vehicles from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for the sale as Auctioneer Michel Bertrand accepts bids.
"The confidence they place in us to remarket their vehicles is a big reason behind the introduction of our new products like the TireKicker Inspection App that will revolutionize how the vehicle inspection process is done for online remarketing." Ralph added.

In addition to the active auction action, guests enjoyed prizes, entertainment and a catered lunch.


APRIL SHOWERS NO MATCH FOR FCA'S POWERS

A large and robust group of fleet professionals braved the elements to attend FCA Canada Fleet Operations 2018 Launch Event in Toronto.

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AR CANADA AOK

The 2018 Auto Remarketing Canada conference welcomed over 650 registered attendees in the fleet, remarketing, automotive finance and retail sectors, to the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto recently.

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CMPX 2018

Plumbing, HVAC, mechanical and refrigeration trades gathered together for the CMPX trade show and exposition held in Toronto recently.

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TALKING BOUT A REVOLUTION

Automotive industry experts took part in “The Electric Revolution: What form will it come in?” panel discussion at the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show.

Panelists discussed ways the automotive industry is preparing for an electrified future. Topics included vehicles (range, battery technology, alternative technologies), role incentives and governments play, and EV infrastructure. The diverse panel, allowed for viewpoints from vehicle manufacturers, electric charge station and hydro companies, and from Norway, which has been an electrification success story.

“We have to remember why we are doing this; our cities are being suffocated by pollution from traffic. The solution is easy; zero emission cars,” said Morten Edvardsen, Senior Political Adviser, the Norwegian EV Association (NEVA). “Norway is the world’s first mass market for EVs, and a proof that it’s possible. So what’s lacking? We need the car manufacturers to deliver cars in all categories and the governments must stimulate the market so we can achieve the shift to zero emission.”

According to NEVA’s web site, in 2017, battery electric vehicles accounted for 21 per cent market share in Norway. Much of this success was driven by a variety of incentives for EV users, including grants, tax exemptions, free parking and charging.

Representatives from General Motors (Chevrolet Bolt), Nissan (Nissan LEAF), Toyota (Toyota Mirai and Prius), and Volkswagen (eGolf) spoke about the various technologies that they have on the market that are helping to reduce emissions and help to bring a greener vehicle future. While EV are making all the headlines, alternative fuel technologies are also being developed by OEMs, including fuel cell vehicles, plug-in hybrids, natural gas, and others.


FLEET FAVOURITE RAM 1500 TRADESMAN REVEALED

The Work Truck Show was an ideal setting for FCA to launch the 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman model.

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CIAS CONTINUES TO GROW

The Canadian International Auto Show set an attendance record with 358,842 people visiting the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. It eclipsed the previous record, set last year, of 339,590 people.

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EVS NOT ONLY OPTION TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

Toyota Canada Inc., (TCI) hosted a dinner for Canadian industry stakeholders in Toronto in the lead-up to Canadian International Auto Show.

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FCA AUTOSHOW TRIUMPH

Amidst the glitz and glamour of the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) VIP night, FCA held its annual fleet customer event.

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February 12, 2018
OUTLANDER PHEV IMPRESSES

Mitsubishi introduced the 2018 Outlander to Greater Toronto fleet operators as part of its 5 city cross Canada tour series recently.

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GM CANADIAN TECH CENTRE GRAND OPENING

General Motors Canada hosted politicians, invited guests, employees and media to the grand opening of its Canadian Technical Centre in Markham, Ontario.

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TRUCKS SHOWCASED AT LANDSCAPE SHOW

Work trucks of every size and description were featured among the over 600 exhibitors plying their wares to landscape trade professionals at Congress ‘18, Landscape Ontario’s annual trade show and conference.

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December 18, 2017
NAFA JINGLES ALL THE WAY

Kosta Bellas, Factransport, Mark Boutilier, Action Car and Truck Accessories Jo-Anne Lamontagne, Mercedes-Benz Canada, and Kathryn Foster, ARI.
NAFA Ontario Chapter held its annual Christmas luncheon at the Glenerin Inn and Spa in Mississauga. Over 80 fleet professionals graciously donated more than 50 toys for the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish. In addition to keeping with the holiday spirit, NAFA Ontario made a donation on the attendees behalf to the Fare Share Food bank.

The annual NAFA tradition allows the active and collegial fleet community to come together to network and support a great cause.

“Turnout was over and above our expectations. The atmosphere was great and people took full advantage of the networking opportunities. We are looking forward to what 2018 will bring for the NAFA Chapter with some exciting events planned for the new year”- Mark Boutilier from Action Car and Truck.
December 14, 2017
EMKAY FLEET FORUM

Norm Lyle, EMKAY and Christian Yu, Telecon take a break between presentations.
Advances in automotive glass and tire technology were the focus of EMKAY’s recent Fleet Forum. Forum participants heard from Frank Niereisel, Michelin about tire selection best practices, Provincial government initiatives for winter tire adoption and how tire technology advances such as Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems are improving safety. Quinn Regis from Belron Canada spoke about how new and emerging vehicle technology like lane departure and monitoring camera’s are increasingly integrated into windshields and the impact they have on cost, downtime and safety. Event attendees shared their organizations fleet tire policy’s and the approaches they use to manage winter tire use and storage at the roundtable discussion following the presentations EMKAY fleet forums are held throughout the year bringing customers and subject matter experts together to address fleet management issues.


December 13, 2017
LAND ROVER INTRODUCES VELAR

Land Rover Canada recently held an evening reception event to introduce its new Range Rover Velar model at the Toronto Star Building in Toronto, Ontario.

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December 13, 2017
FLEET AT BUILDINGS SHOW

A selection of fleet industry professionals was on hand at The Buildings Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre recently. The show was split into five unique sections, Construct Canada, HomeBuilder and Renovator Expo, PM Expo, World of Concrete Pavilion, and IIDEX Canada.

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November 14, 2017
BEST IN FLEET SHINES

Sunny South Beach in Miami Florida was the setting for ARI’s Best in Fleet 2017 Symposium.

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November 14, 2017
GETTING ENGAGED AT TALKAUTO

Over 435 industry professionals attended the Canadian Black Book and J.D. Power sixth annual TalkAUTO Canada conference at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

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November 8, 2017
PMTC HOLDS REGIONAL FALL SEMINAR

The Private Motor Council of Canada held its Ontario regional fall seminar in Milton, Ontario recently.

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November 3, 2017
EMKAY HOSTS WESTERN REMARKETING EVENT

EMKAY Canada hosted a client forum on remarketing held at the Manheim Auto Auction in Edmonton, Alberta recently. The event provided an opportunity for EMKAY clients to experience the auction process, understand the EMKAY technology tools buyers have access to and how that drives remarketing results.

“We appreciate EMKAY hosting this event with Manheim, it was a very informative day, learning more about the remarketing process and the value that is delivered,” said Dennis Senio, AFL.


October 31, 2017
POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS DRIVE RESULTS+

Wheels’ Annual Results+ Fleet Performance Summit was a standing room only success for 2017.

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October 31, 2017
FORD CROSS CANADA FLEET RIDE & DRIVE SERIES CONCLUDES IN STYLE

Ford Canada’s six city Cross Canada Fleet Ride and Drive Event concluded in style at the Toronto Congress Centre on October 24, 2017.

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October 31, 2017
ARI CANADA WRAPS 2017 FLEET FORUMS

ARI Canada finished its cross-Canada fleet forum series with a stop in Montreal, Quebec. The keynote speaker was Catriona Le May Doan, Canadian Olympian.

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October 23, 2017
JAGUAR LAND ROVER'S ART OF PERFORMANCE

Jaguar Land Rover Canada held its Art of Performance Tour at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario recently.

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October 23, 2017
ELEMENT HOLDS ANNUAL FLEET ROUNDTABLE

(From left) Natalie Sievert, Jacqui Gough, and Joe Tavares, Element Fleet Management.
Element Fleet Management recently held its Fleet Roundtable at National Harbor, Maryland. The event was themed “Powered by People” and brought together fleet executives, supplier partners, OEM manufacturers and Element subject matter experts.

“Fleet management has never been more global and more driven by technology, and our industry is impacted by worldwide trends and events. But through every period of change, people are the constant. That’s why ‘Powered by People’ was the theme of this year’s Roundtable,” said Kristi Webb, President and CEO, Element Fleet Management, North America.


Kristi Webb, Element Fleet Management.
“For our 20th annual Fleet Roundtable, we were proud to host an impactful, innovative event that gives the industry a voice, growth opportunities and a hand in building the future of fleet, together.”

The roundtable offered over 15 workshops that covered technology trends, the economy, driver engagement strategies and other fleet insights. Exhibitions and special workshops allowed attendees to learn about Xcelerate, Element’s fleet management system.


Guest speakers at the event included: Ken Schmidt, former director of communications strategy at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and Dr. Lior Zoref, a researcher, advisor, TED speaker and bestselling author. Videos highlighting stories about people behind fleet management services were also part of the event.



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