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Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

A 600-hp ROUSH-charged power plant allows for 0-60 times of 4.2 seconds. (Photo courtesy of ROUSH)

ROUSH Building the World’s Fastest Production Truck

The 2017 ROUSH Ford F-150 Nightmare is now being built at the ROUSH headquarters in Plymouth, Mich. A 600-hp ROUSH-charged powerplant allows for 0-60 times of 4.2 seconds.

Photo of Mopar facility in Winchester, Va., courtesy of FCA.

FCA Opens Parts Distribution Center in Va.

Fiat-Chrysler has opened its new Mopar parts distribution center in Winchester, Va., that will ship 9.2 million parts annually from a 400,000-square-foot facility, FCA has announced.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Gains Approval from California for Conversions

XL Hybrids has gained approval from the California Air Resources Board to sell a modified hybrid version of Ford's Transit cargo van to fleets in that state. The XL Hybrids Transit has also gained eligibility for a $2,500 state voucher to defray the cost to fleet purchasers.

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Fleet Manager of the Year Survant Joins NTEA

George Survant has joined the work truck association NTEA, and left his role as senior fleet director of Charter Communications, where he was honored as Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Inches Higher to 2017 Peak

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline increased 2 cents to $2.41, which marked a 2-cent increase on the week and a high-water mark for 2017, reports AAA.

Photo of 2017 CX-9 courtesy of Mazda.

Wards Top 2017 Interiors Include Lincoln, Mazda, and Subaru

The top 10 2017-model-year vehicle interiors include Mazda's CX-9 and Subaru's Impreza alongside other high-end models from Bentley and Maserati, according to WardsAuto.

Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.

Leasing Associates to Open Atlanta Office

Leasing Associates is opening a new office in Atlanta that will be led by Mark Conroy, a veteran in the leasing industry who is joining the fleet management company, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of VW.

VW Has Fixed, Repurchased Half of 2.0L Diesels

Volkswagen has bought back or repaired more than half of the 475,000 vehicles with 2.0-liter diesel engines that failed to meet emissions standards as part of a federal settlement about six months after it began the program.

Photo of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of Cruise Automation.

GM Investing $14M in Self-Driving Tech Facility

The automaker is investing in a new research and development center for Cruise Automation in San Francisco.

Screenshot courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Adds Connected Services to 2018 Models

Hyundai is adding remote door lock, remote start with climate control and a monthly vehicle health report as connected-vehicle services to its 2018 model-year lineup and 2017 Ioniq vehicles, the automaker has announced.

Photo of W-15 courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Releases PHEV Pickup Specs

The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when operating on electric power, the company has announced.

Photo of 2018 Golf courtesy of Volkswagen.

VW Lightly Updates Golf for 2018

Volkswagen's 2018 Golf compact sedan will add new design lines, LED taillights, running lights and available LED headlights, new wheel designs, several new exterior colors, and new interior trim panels.

Photo of 2017 Outback courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru Named Top Automotive Brand by KBB

Subaru has been named the top automotive brand by Kelley Blue Book as having the best perception among buyers, while Ford and Lexus also earned honors among the 2017 Brand Image awards.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Gasoline Jumps 6 Cents to $2.39 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 6 cents to $2.39 for the week ending April 10 following the switch over to more expensive summer-blend gasoline and increased driving demand, according to AAA.

The 2017 Ram 1500 Sublime models feature a Sport performance hood with Black wheels, Black Ram’s head grille badge, Black tailgate badge and Black body-side badges. (Photo: Ram Trucks)

Ram 1500 Adds Color Options

Ram Truck announced two new option packages that add to the brand’s factory-custom trend and color palette, the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport and Rebel Blue Streak.

Infographic courtesy of AAA Foundation. Source of data: CDC.

Safety Tip: Preventing Drowsy Driving

A new report from NHTSA stresses the need to better educate American drivers about the dangers of driving when sleep-deprived.

Watts Neighborhood Council President Mac Shorty, Board of Water and Power Commissioners Vice President William Funderburk and LADWP Director of Power Engineering Marvin Moon charge up an electric vehicle at the new pole mounted EV charger in Watts. Photo courtesy of LADWP

L.A. Tests EV Charging Stations Connected to Light Poles

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is testing new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that draw power from existing utility infrastructure.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

Used Vans, Cars Bolster March Depreciation

Used cars outperformed trucks in March, as full-size pickups, compact vans, compact cars, and sporty cars increased in value, while as overall used vehicles depreciated 0.6%, according to Black Book.

Congestion in California. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

California Strikes Deal with Truckers to Hike Fuel Tax

A bill to raise fuel taxes that could bring in $5.2 billion a year has advanced through the California legislature and needs only to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown before going into effect.

Photo courtesy of EveryCarListed via Flickr.

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Reaches 25.2 MPG

The average fuel economy rating of new vehicles sold in March reached 25.2 mpg, which was a 0.1 mpg increase from February, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Knapheide will begin XLP PHEV upfits on Ford F-150’s in its Kansas City, Mo., facility starting in fourth quarter 2017. (Photo courtesy of XL Hybrid)

XL Hybrids Names Knapheide Ship-Thru Installer of PHEV Pickups

XL Hybrids, Inc. announced that The Knapheide Manufacturing Company will become a ship-thru installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) upfits on Ford F-150 pickup trucks.

Photo of 2018 Atlas courtesy of VW.

VW's 2018 Atlas Starts at $30,500

The company's entry to the mid-size SUV market will arrive with two engine choices, optional all-wheel drive, and a trio of option packages across four trim grades that will include S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. The first models will arrive in May.

Chart via Nagivant.

Ford Named Autonomous Driving Leader

Ford has become the leading company in the development of automated driving systems, followed by General Motors, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Daimler, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

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