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Gasoline Prices Rise After OPEC Deal

The national average price of gasoline increased five cents to $2.18 following an agreement from oil-producing countries in the Middle East to cut production.

Safety Tip: Road Rage Prevention

Here's advice on how to limit your risk of becoming a victim of road rage.

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Business Takes Delivery of Chevrolet Low Cab Forwards

Harmony Outdoor Power Equipment in Auburn, Ind., is the first small business to take delivery of the new Chevrolet Low Cab Forward truck.

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Nissan Prices 2017 NV Vans, Updates V-8

The 2017 Nissan NV will offer the 5.6L Endurance gasoline engine that debuted with the Titan XD. Pricing for the base NV cargo van increases by $1,190.

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Fleet Sales Fall 5.1% in November

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets declined 5.1% to 48,503 units in November but remain positive for the year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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Auto Truck Group Offers Section 179 Advice

The Auto Truck Group is urging small businesses to take advantage of the federal Section 179 deduction on equipment that allows a deduction of as much as $500,000 on new and used equipment purchases.

EPA Retains 2025 Emissions Targets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed leaving in place its emissions standards for light-duty vehicles through 2025 in a move that's expected to face opposition from automakers.

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GM Adds Southeast, West Fleet Sales Regions

General Motors is expanding its sales and service team for commercial and government fleets by appointing regional directors for the Southeast and West regions.

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EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.

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Gasoline Slides Ahead of OPEC Meeting

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 1 cent to $2.13 ahead of a Wednesday meeting of oil-producing Middle East nations at a time when gasoline has reached its lowest level in almost a decade, reports AAA.

Safety Tip: Floor Mat Installation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides advice on how to ensure floor mats are installed properly and don't interfere with accelerator or brake pedal operation.

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Ram's Tablet App Helps Fleets Configure Vans

Fiat-Chrysler's Ram Commercial has developed a mobile app for tablets that allows fleet and business customers to view possible upfits when purchasing one of the 14 configurations of the ProMaster cargo van.

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Age of Vehicles Reaches 11.6 Years

The average age of light-duty vehicles on U.S. roadways increased to 11.6 years this year, and registrations climbed 2.4% to 264 million, according to IHS Markit.

Toyota Developing Battery EV

Toyota Motor Corp. has formed an in-house venture company that will begin developing a battery-electric vehicle for a company known as a hybrid pioneer starting in December, Toyota has announced.

Opportunity: U.S.-based International Key Account Manager for Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has an opening for a U.S. based international key account manager (fleet), and is looking for an applicant who has prior experience working in fleet and business sales from a manufacturer perspective.

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U.S. Seat Belt Use Reaches High of 90%

The new data comes from an observational study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GPS Insight Offers Mannequin Challenge Video

Telematics provider GPS Insight has added their contribution to the Mannequin Challenge, a viral video trend in which people remain frozen in action while a camera records their poses.

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Gasoline Prices Fall Ahead of Thanksgiving

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell to $2.14 on Nov. 21, which marks the second-cheapest gasoline price since 2008 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, according to AAA.

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Mercedes-Benz Van Upfitter Program Now Underway

Mercedes-Benz's MasterSolutions upfitter program has launched for Metris and Sprinter vans to provide common equipment packages for fleets through a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealer.

Elio Motors debuted its E1c engineering vehicle during the L.A. Auto Show. The production model is expected to go on sale to consumers and fleets in late 2017. Photo: Chris Wolski

Elio Personal Transportation Vehicle May Reach Fleets

Elio Motors’ E-Series, a three-wheel, two-person personal transportation vehicles, is a step closer to production reality, according to the company.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

GM Expanding Alt-Fuel Heavy-Duty Pickup Lineup

General Motors is expanding its lineup of heavy-duty pickups and vans fueled by compressed natural gas and propane autogas for the 2017 and 2018 model years, which will bring its alternative fuel lineup to more than 25 vehicles.

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Fleet Vehicles Attractive Target for Thieves

While the FBI doesn’t track commercial/fleet vehicle thefts specifically, they continue to be a concern.

Safety Tip: Preparing for Winter Driving

The season's first major snowstorm pummeled parts of the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend, signaling the need to review winter driving safety tips again.

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Why Fleet Drivers Need to Buckle Up

Each year, U.S. employers spend billions on traffic accidents involving workers who didn’t wear a seat belt. And some workers are more likely to ditch the belt than others.

Comdata Expands Services for Smaller Fleets

Payment solutions company Comdata has expanded its fleet management offerings to improve support of smaller over-the-road fleets with the Comdata MyFleet Program.

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