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Revised CARB Plan Includes $150 Million For Heavy Duty Vehicles

CARB recently approved a revised $363 million funding plan that includes $150 million for heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment, aimed at putting more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

Used Pickup Sales Weakening

A rising supply of used pickups coupled with aggressive pricing for new models is expected to cause a weakening in values in the wholesale market, according to new data from Black Book.

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Have Pickup Sales Peaked?

Ford's decision to idle production of its F-150 pickup this week has followed several months of slowing demand in retail and fleet channels and may point to a larger trend in pickup sales.

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FCA Recalls Ram Trucks, Police Cars for Alternator

The recall covers an estimated 74,833 2007- to 2013-MY Ram trucks and chassis cabs as well as 2011- to 2014-MY Dodge Charger Pursuit police cars.

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NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.

Photo of F-350 King Ranch Crew Cab 4x4 courtesy of Ford.

'Parts Issues' Slow Super Duty Rollout

Unspecified "parts issues" slowed shipments of Ford's 2017 Super Duty pickups in late summer, but Ford is ironing out these issues at its Louisville, Ky., assembly plant, according to a union official.

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Gasoline Prices Slip to $2.24

The national average price of gasoline has been inching lower to $2.24 per gallon over the past nine days and drivers are now paying 3 cents less than a year ago as of Oct. 17, according to AAA.

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Mini Developing First Plug-In Hybrid

Mini has begun developing its first plug-in hybrid model that can reach highway speeds and would provide multiple driving modes.

Used Truck Volumes Increase at Auctions

A summer lull in used auction volume ended this past September, according to findings in NADA Used Car Guide's recent Commercial Truck Guidelines report.

Safety Tip: When Brakes Fail

Here are some tips, provided by Esurance, on how to respond in the event of brake failure.

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More Vehicle Debuts Confirmed for L.A. Auto Show

This year's Los Angeles Auto Show will feature three new Nissan vehicles, including its 2017 Rogue compact SUV, Alfa Romeo's new SUV, and Porsche's revamped Panamera, the show has confirmed.

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GM Recalls Vans for Missing Mirrors

The recall affects 40 2016-2017 Chevrolet Express and 2016 GMC Savana cargo and cutaway vans.

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Teen-Involved Crash Deaths Spike 10%

Last year saw a rise in teen-involved road fatalities, and a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association highlights ways to reduce such crash deaths.

Photo of 2017 Super Duty truck courtesy of Ford.

Texas Auto Writers Name Ford Super Duty 'Truck of Texas'

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the 2017 Ford Super Duty the 2017 “Truck of Texas” at the 26th annual Texas Truck Rodeo.

Isuzu's new Class 6 entry to the medium-duty truck market, the FTR. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America).

Isuzu Details All-New Class 6 FTR

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR

Safety Tip: Dealing With Vehicle Fires

Here's advice from FEMA on how to respond to a vehicle fire.

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GMC Introduces Sierra HD All Terrain X

The 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X joins Canyon and Sierra 1500 as the third model in GMC’s limited-edition All Terrain X series.

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Volkswagen, Audi Recalls Address Fuel Leaks

Three separate recalls, involving multiple models, cover more than 281,000 vehicles.

Video: Road Deaths Rise 10.4% in First Half of 2016

An estimated 17,775 people died in U.S. traffic crashes in the first half of 2016 – about a 10.4% jump from the same period last year.

Photo of Google self-driving car courtesy of Google.

Calif. Proposes New Autonomous Car Rules

In response to recently released federal guidelines, the state DMV softens its stance on future testing of driverless cars.

U.S. DOT, National Safety Council Launch Coalition to End Roadway Fatalities

U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are collaborating with the National Safety Council (NSC) to launch a coalition with the goal of ending fatalities on the nation’s roads within the next 30 years.

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Updated F-150 3.5L, New 10-Speed Improves Fuel Economy

Ford’s F-150 is now being offered with a new 3.5-L EcoBoost V-6 engine mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission for MY-16 and MY-17 models that offers an improved EPA over the previous generation engine.

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Telogis, Nissan Announce European Connected Vehicle Partnership

Continuing its strategy to partner with OEMs, Telogis, a Verizon company, has announced that it has added another OEM to its partner roster with Nissan Europe to provide connected-vehicle technologies and services to Nissan commercial customers in Europe.

Safety Tip: Diverging Diamond Interchanges

More states are adding this interchange configuration, but it's still rare enough to leave some drivers a little confused. This tip will help familiarize fleet drivers with how DDIs work.

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Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition Unveiled

Ram unveiled new-for-2017 updates to some of its most popular models. Lone Star, Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited models will offer truck buyers an even wider selection of exterior appointments and content. The Ram 1500 Lone Star – the brand’s top-selling truck in Texas – will get a new Silver Edition option.


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