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April 28, 2014


(From left) Chrissy Senior Vice-President North Operations, EHI, Paul EHI, Judy Grant, and Randal Narike, EHI share a at the meetings culminating dinner.

Holdings held its annual meeting in Orlando, Florida The event brought together 1,500 Enterprise daily fleet management and car sharing managers, executive team and OEM business partners to share the progress and vision for the future.

EHI in over 50 countries currently and is on to grow to over 72 within the 12 to 18 months.

April 21, 2014


Ram Heavy Duty with the Canada fleet team who was on to answer any questions attendees

Chrysler Canada’s fleet was on hand as Ram pick-up trucks and vans were highlighted for managers in attendance. The event with a Ram and Chrysler product This overview was followed by in presentations about the new 3.0L powered Ram 1500, Ram Prosmaster (on with the diesel as well) and the Ram Duty 2500 and 3500, focused on the 6.4L HEMI V-8

Ram Promaster was one of the main attractions at the in both gas and diesel versions.

Chrysler Fleet Team was to host the many commercial and Fleet Management Company at the 2014 Ram Fleet Event in From the ultra-fuel efficient RAM EcoDiesel offering 40mpg to the RAM 3500’s best in class capability of 30,000lbs they truly impressed,” said Ken Senior Manager, National and Commercial Vehicles, Chrysler Inc. The all-new 2014 RAM was also featured with its low step-in and high roof. is fast becoming a fleet for ease of loading, on road and ultimate fuel efficiency. The response from attendees our RAM Commercial Trucks was confirmation RAM is well on its way to significant sales in the Commercial use market.”

To read article on the EcoDiesel 1500, here: www.fleetbusiness.com/drives/ecodiesel.html.

April 1,


(From left) Claudine Nestle Purina Petcare, Grant, PHH, and Tricia Carlton Cards do some during a break in the meeting.

PHH a cross section of its customers for a Fleet Forum recently. Jim President, PHH Arval, brought the up to speed on technology investments the is making in support of its fleet

In addition to learning more PHH’s telematics program from a number of active the group reviewed the findings of the PHH Canada Sales Fleet Benchmarking Report.

January 13,


(From Dave McQuilken, John Brian Davis, Whiteoak lincoln and Matt Lewis, Crew Chief.

The Landscape Congress celebrated its 41st in Toronto, Ontario in January. The brings together thousands of professionals and suppliers over a day period to network, develop and discover whats new in the world of A number of fleet suppliers part in the event’s trade as part of the Congress.

Fran Peacock, Lockwood Chrysler Ram Heavy Duty at the show.

is a segment of the commercial market is very important to us. Participating in the Ontario show allows us to current with the new tools and equipment that our clients for their jobs, said Sambleson, Director, Business Eastern Region, Jim Pattison It’s a great networking for us and we were happy to be a part of it year.

December 16, 2013


Ontario chapter recently an Adverse Conditions and Eco-Driving

NAFA’s Ontario chapter an Adverse Conditions and Eco-Driving in Milton, Ontario. The event off with an update from Cole, Chapter Chair, NAFA activities and the planned Institute and Expo in Minneapolis, in 2014. An interactive seminar led by Collins from DriveWise was based on instructional materials and demos. Kal Tire was present and on the topic of differences in tires. All had the opportunity to participate in an Eco-Driving on a simulator.

December 3, 2013


EMKAY has opened an all-new Innovation Centre in Calgary, Alberta, the of three openings; Montreal, and Toronto, Ontario (which is the Canadian head office) are already functioning. The Calgary showcased EMKAY’s technology and a tour of the facility for guests.

“It was a great honor to be able to the third EMKAY Innovation Center to the industry and show off a where EMKAY’s visitors can fleet first hand,” Paul Turner, President, Canada. “The EMKAY Innovation Service Center is the of its kind in the Western Canadian and I am thrilled to be a part of the team developed this groundbreaking

November 26, 2013


2014 Sprinter.

Mercedes-Benz Canada the new 2014 Sprinter van to a group of guests at Mercedes-Benz Green in Markham, Ontario. The event test drive opportunities for the new that has a redesigned exterior new headlights and front fascia, a upscale interior and a four-cylinder engine added to the line-up.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

“We will to raise the bar and establish a new threshold in the duty commercial vehicle with the launch of the next 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter,” Miki Velemirovich, Manager, Vans Canada. “With a new look, numerous interior ground breaking safety and the addition of a powerful and fuel 4-cylinder engine to the line-up, we further bolster our unparalleled in the market.”

A V-6 engine remains the new four cylinder provides 161 and 265 foot/pounds of torque matched to a automatic transmission (also on V-6). Sprinter will be in cargo, passenger and chassis

Also new for 2014 is a 5.8-inch screen with Bluetooth and interface as standard equipment, and is with optional navigation Additional safety features are prevention assist, lane assist, blind spot and highbeam assist. A rearview is available on all models and standard a navigation system.

2014 Sprinter.

Some upfitted model examples were onsite.

“Mercedes-Benz Toronto Group ran a superb event to the new 2014 Sprinter. We were to support the event by providing product information to clients complete vehicle and equipment said Andy Maynard, Account Manager, Farmbro “Farmbro recognizes the growth and improvements the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is making to their vehicles and We look forward to the new Sprinter opening in Mississauga this as it will bring more on Sprinter at the dealer level and an opportunity for Sprinter to distinguish from the competition.”

Watch for the next issue of FVT for a of the new 2014 Sprinter.

November 26,


A dealer Issues panel topics that are critical to dealers.

Canadian Black (CBB) along with JD hosted TalkAUTO Canada an created last year to an annual opportunity for all those in and involved with the auto in Canada to come together and ideas. The second annual of TalkAUTO Canada took at the Toronto Congress Centre in Ontario. A wide range of the industry matters were by way of presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

Mike JD Power, spoke about the advantage given through the experience.

“As the name may imply, we TalkAUTO to be a starting point for conversations,” said Josh Vice-President, Research and Editorial, “Based on what we’ve from our guests that has been met. We are hopeful to the event again next and see the audience grow again.”

The address was provided by Eduardo President and CEO, BMW Group He focused on electrification and the future of Morning sessions included an on the Canadian automotive sector by Schuster, LMC Automotive; the in-car by Mike VanNieuwkuyk, JD Power; market trends, Josh CBB; and Canadians and fuel by students from Georgian

Eduardo Villaverde, President and BMW Group Canada with new BMW i3.

A Issues panel addressed that are critical to auto The panel included: Christopher Pfaff Automotive Partners, Sisley, Sisley Honda, Policaro, Policaro Automotive and Shawn Morris, Grand Automobiles, and was moderated by Allison Roy Speed Ross Ltd.

The concluded with afternoon sessions that discussed: the generation buyer, long auto financing in Canada, growth opportunities, and using to your advantage.

November 15,


left) Troy Campbell, Fleet Management, Hazel Mayor of Mississauga, Steven Element Financial Corporation, and Harris, former Premier of during the ribbon cutting

Element Fleet Management its combined offices with a opening. The event marks the of the former TLS Fleet Management and GE Canadian fleet businesses one roof. On hand were McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga, Harris, past Premier of the of Ontario, Steven Hudson, and CEO, Element Financial Troy Campbell, President, Fleet Management, and invited

Hazel McCallium, Mayor of with Steven Hudson, Financial Corporation, cutting the cake.

“Together, operating one roof as Element Fleet we are well positioned to serve our with strong strategic capabilities, reliable access to priced capital and an ability to financing for a diverse mix of assets a broad range of industries,” Campbell.

The offices, located at 4 Speck Parkway in Mississauga, feature 50,000 square of space and will have than 220 employees. Element’s finance business unit also be located at the new offices.

15, 2013


(From Bruce Lindsay, Volkswagen with Jerome Flanagan, Automotive Partners, with a VW

Pfaff Automotive Partners a grand opening celebration for a new dealership in Newmarket, Ontario. The square foot facility the original location in which VW had been located for close to 50

It’s incredible to think almost 50 years ago my father this company with and now we have come full with the opening of one of the largest dealerships in the country, said Pfaff, CEO and President, Pfaff Partners.

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New Pfaff VW dealership in

We have always felt a connection to the iconic brand and we to continue our successful relationship VW well into the future.

at 16885 Leslie Street in the grand opening welcomed and media who enjoyed music by New Brendan Fallis, generous and drinks, a photo booth, a bar, and a superb collection of VW vehicles.

November 15, 2013


The final event in a series of PHH cross-Canada Fleet Management took place at the Renaissance Harbourside hotel in Vancouver, Columbia.

“Through the symposium we aim to connect with industry including major automotive and our supplier partners, and learn about the current needs and of our clients,” said Pat Furgiuele, Vice-President and GM Canada, PHH Arval. to our clients and understanding more their businesses is incredibly as we prepare for the future of fleet.”

Fleet management clients in discussions and workshops on topics of remarketing, telematics, risk and Previous PHH symposiums had taken in Mississauga, Ontario and Calgary,

November 4, 2013


A ride and drive followed included the new 2014 Soul, Forte, Rondo and Sorento on a auto cross course.

Kia invited journalists to the Kia Training situated at the Toronto Football (FC) Academy at Downsview in Toronto, Ontario. Guests the facilities and learned about the of the academy and training centre.

Kia did a presentation about the company’s so far in 2013 and introduction to new 2014 A ride and drive followed included the new 2014 Soul, Forte, Rondo and Sorento on a auto cross course.

29, 2013


Mercedes-Benz corporate sales team was on to answer any questions attendees had the CLA.

Mercedes-Benz Canada an exclusive 2014 CLA-Class for its fleet customers at its Training in Mississauga, Ontario. Tim Reuss, Mercedes-Benz Canada shared of the new vehicles attributes with the as well as bringing them up to on the company’s successes this

Tim Reuss, made a presentation, visitors up to date about how is doing so far this year.

Specialist, Andrew Lebret, event attendees through a of the front wheel drive, passenger CLA including details its 2.0 litre turbo charged engine which produces 208 with 258 foot/pounds of torque to a seven-speed automatic dual transmission.

October 28, 2013


(From left) Les Reiner, Phibbs, Paul Turner, Canada, and Norm Lyle, Canada, at the grand opening.

Inc. held a grand for its all-new Innovation Service at their Canadian Headquarters in Ontario. The event showcased technology and allowed a tour of the for clients, industry professions and

“It was a great honor to be able to the EMKAY Canadian Headquarters to the and show off the newest technology we to offer,” said Paul President, EMKAY Canada. EMKAY Innovation Service is the first of its kind in our industry, and I am to be a part of the team that this groundbreaking concept.”

The Innovation Service Center in Toronto, comes on the heels of the ISC, the first to be launched. It be located at 109 Atlantic Ave, 300 in Toronto. One more location be added.

“The Innovation Center is a unique concept was designed to provide a space EMKAY’s visitors can experience first hand,” remarked Tepas, Executive Vice for EMKAY. “We wanted to provide an where you can work one-on-one your team here at and really touch and feel fleet through our technology, and people.”

October 21, 2013


Customers hear about research at Manheim Canada’s Advisory Board meeting.

Canada recently convened a Advisory Board (CCAB) in Northern Ontario. The agenda processes and information about challenges. Present were Barnard, Executive Vice-President and COO Nick Peluso, Senior of Customer Management, senior from Manheim’s product group and operational excellence All participated leading the meeting updates and discussion.

“We wanted to our customers how carefully we listen to and how seriously we take finding to their challenges,” said “We were pleased to share new solutions we’ve brought to the as a direct result of feedback CCAB members.”

Advisory members reviewed new products and and was briefed by Manheim’s Customer and Insight group.

“Our was to provide a collaborative and productive for the attendees,” said Peluso. “We want to reinforce our commitment to market, and the value we place on input. I’m very pleased the feedback we’ve heard so

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