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Zonar, ATG Agree to Data-Sharing Deal

Telematics provider Zonar Systems has partnered with ATG Risk Solutions to offer risk management and underwriting programs to fleet customers through a clearinghouse.

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Ford Considering Reviving U.S. Ranger Pickup

Ford Motor Co. is considering bringing its smaller Ranger pickup back to North America later this decade to compete in the suddenly competitive mid-size-pickup segment, according to reports by Bloomberg and the Detroit News.

Photo by Kareem Girgis.

Fleet Technology Awards Announced

Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.

Small Fleets Prefer Usage-Based Insurance Programs

According to an annual study by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, more than half of small fleet managers (with two to five vehicle fleets) are likely to stay with their current insurance carriers rather than switch if their insurer offers usage-based insurance (UBI) programs.

Photo of Hino's 195h cabover by Kevin Haegele.

Fleet Managers Go Hands-On With Green Vehicles

Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.

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EV, Hybrid Interest Flat for 3 Years

A new Harris Poll has found that U.S. customer interest in battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and gasoline-electric vehicles has largely remained unchanged since 2013.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.63 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 7.9 cents to $2.637 for the week ending Aug. 24, according to federal data.

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Element Names Webb President of Fleet Management Unit

Element Financial Corp. has tapped the leader of the recently acquired GE Capital fleet unit as president and chief executive for its U.S. fleet management company and will shift the existing president to its Toronto-based operation.

Video Safety Tips for the New School Year

The National Safety Council and Washington State offer driving advice for back-to-school season.

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Used Vehicle Sales Strengthening, Edmunds Says

Certified pre-owned vehicle sales accounted for 22.7 percent of used sales by dealers, setting a record for a single quarter, according to a report by Edmund's.com. Overall, the sale of used vehicles came in strong in the second quarter of 2015 at approximately $9.6 million, growing at a 5.1 percent year-over-year.

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Senators Press for Takata to Recall All Its Air Bags

In response to new reports of an air bag explosion in a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan, senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey urge a recall of all Takata air bags.

Honda of America Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Shoup speaks at the opening of the company's CNG fueling station in Marysville, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda Opens Public CNG Station in Ohio

Honda has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its campus in Marysville, Ohio, the company announced.

Next-Gen Toyota Prius to Debut Sept. 8

The next-generation Toyota Prius will be unveiled to the media in Las Vegas Sept. 8, reported Bloomberg.

Graph courtesy of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Real-World Fuel Economy Improves Gradually

Fuel economy has seen a gradual increase in light-duty vehicles since the 1990s with a 1.8 mpg improvement in 2013, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Photo of 2015 NV cargo van courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Enhances Vans for 2016

Nissan's full-size and compact vans will receive light updates for the 2016 model year, including additional air bags, technology, and exterior colors, Nissan has announced.

Photo of 2016 Tacoma SR5 Access Cab courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Sets 2016 Tacoma Pricing

The third-generation 2016 Toyota Tacoma base model SR will carry a retail price of $24,200 when it arrives at dealer lots in the middle of September for about a $3,000 increase over the outgoing model.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.71 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 8.7 cents to $2.716 for the week ending Aug. 17 following a steady decline since the middle of July when it peaked at $2.83, according to federal data.

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Ford Pushes Vehicles to the Limit in Cold Weather Testing

Ford vehicles of all sizes – from Focus to F-Series Super Duty – annually submit to subzero testing in the U.S. military’s all-weather laboratory designed to recreate nearly every weather condition on earth.

Photo of 2016 Tacoma TRD courtesy of Toyota.

2016 Tacoma Increases Power, Towing Capability

Toyota's redesigned 2016 Tacoma mid-size pickup will offer increased power and towing capability when it arrives at dealer lots in the middle of September.

Photo by W. Robert Howell from Charlotte, N.C., via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr.

Traffic Deaths Rise 14 Percent

Nearly 19,000 people died in traffic collisions in the U.S. during the first six months of this year, according to the National Safety Council.

Video Tip: Proper Seat Belt Use

Here are some seat belt safety guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and FCA US.

Telogis Ranked on Inc. 5000 List

Telogis has been ranked among Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive listing of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This is the eighth year Telogis has been ranked on the list.

Photo of 2014 Expedition courtesy of Ford.

Trucks, SUVs Top July Retention Value

Trucks and SUVs logged the strongest resale value during July in a month that saw lighter depreciation of 1.3 percent for 2010-2014 model year vehicles, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

West Coast States Launch EV Initiative

The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington and the premier of British Columbia have partnered with fleets in West Coast states to launch a new initiative intended to accelerate adoption of zero-emission vehicles in public and private fleets, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced.

PEX Card Offers Fleet Payment Solution

PEX Card has introduced a new debit card for fleets that allows business owners greater control over expenses logged at fuel pumps by their drivers, according to the company.

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