Over 860 commercial, government and daily rental GM fleet customers came together in Nashville, TN, recently at General Motors 2018 Fleet Solutions Summit. The two -day meeting focused on how GM tailors fleet solutions to each customers needs. The meeting incorporated product overviews, organizational updates and an extensive ride and drive featuring General Motors full line up of products from passenger sedans through to the new medium duty trucks, and included the new 2019 Silverado and Sierra pick ups.

Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors was a special guest at the Summit
Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors was a special guest at the Summit

At the ride and drive, guests had the opportunity to participate in learning labs outlining many of General Motors new technologies related to towing and hauling, vehicle safety, electrification and connectivity. Guests also learned more about Super Cruise, GM’s semi-autonomous system available on Cadillac’s flagship CT6 sedan.

During the business-meeting portion of the Summit, very special guest Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors outlined how the company’s products and services help fleets lower costs, improve driver productivity, prevent accidents and enhance comfort and convenience. Ed Peper, US vice president, General Motors Fleet reiterated the company’s commitment to the sedan business, and thru its three pillars of having great products, innovative business solutions and an exceptional customer experience, is staying focused on the fleet customer.

Peter Bagnall, Director of Fleet and commercial sales, General Motors of Canada hosted a Canadian reception as part of the summit and shared some 2018 retail and fleet sales successes along with a Canadian production update. Bagnall made clear that GM Canada’s fleet team vision is focused on the customer in everything they do and their commitment to fleet and commercial sales is unwavering.

Marie Marra, Ricoh Canada and Janice Jucke, Addison Fleet about to test drive a Chevrolet Volt.
Marie Marra, Ricoh Canada and Janice Jucke, Addison Fleet about to test drive a Chevrolet Volt.
Ed Pepers passion for the fleet business was evident during his presentation at the business meeting.
Ed Pepers passion for the fleet business was evident during his presentation at the business meeting.
Ryan D’Souza and Wayne Rose, Jim Pattison, flank Ed Shire, GM at one of the learning labs.
Ryan D’Souza and Wayne Rose, Jim Pattison, flank Ed Shire, GM at one of the learning labs.
Dan Shea, RCMP and basil Marcus, Foss National Leasing check out a GM Police vehicle at during the ride and drive.
Dan Shea, RCMP and basil Marcus, Foss National Leasing check out a GM Police vehicle at during the ride and drive.
Radu Mihai, Burnco Rock Products and Ralph Tricomi, XL Hybrids with and electrified GM commericial van at the vendor fair.
Radu Mihai, Burnco Rock Products and Ralph Tricomi, XL Hybrids with and electrified GM commericial van at the vendor fair.
Peter Bagnall, GM Canada, welcomed guests to the Canadian reception.
Peter Bagnall, GM Canada, welcomed guests to the Canadian reception.
David McCauley, Service Experts, Sean Logan, GM and Doug Morris, Enercare at the Canadian reception.
David McCauley, Service Experts, Sean Logan, GM and Doug Morris, Enercare at the Canadian reception.
Tim Kohlsmith, PTW Energy Services, Annette Bewley, EMKAY and Greg Vercaigne, GDV Fleet Solutions, at the Canadian reception.
Tim Kohlsmith, PTW Energy Services, Annette Bewley, EMKAY and Greg Vercaigne, GDV Fleet Solutions, at the Canadian reception.
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