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Road Fatalities Fall 1% in First Half of 2017

But the estimated deaths for the first six months of 2017 are still 8% higher compared to 2015 numbers for the same period, according to the National Safety Council.

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Gasoline Remains Flat at $2.35 Per Gallon

The nation's average price of regular unleaded stayed at $2.35 per gallon for the week ending Aug. 14 as a result of strong demand, high imports, and increasing production, according to AAA.

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

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Diesel Chevy Equinox MPG, Range Revealed

Chevrolet's diesel-powered 2018 Equinox compact SUV has been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency to achieve 39 miles per gallon in highway driving, General Motors has announced.

Chanje's V8070 is a Class 5 that promises to haul up to 6,000 lb of payload and 580 cu-ft of cargo space at about 50 MPGe fuel economy in city and highway driving. Photo: Chanje

Ryder Named Exclusive Provider for Chanje Electric Van

Chanje Electric Vehicles will be available for sale, lease and short-term rental at strategic U.S. locations. Ryder also offers comprehensive and preventive maintenance for Chanje EVs.

A view of Virginia State Route 237 (Fairfax Drive) at Taylor Street in Arlington County, Va. Photo by Famartin/Wikimedia Commons.

Report Lists Safest and Deadliest Counties for Driving

A report from the Auto Insurance Center lists the safest and most deadly counties for driving, based on federal road fatality data from the past 20 years.

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Ram Boosts 3500's Tow Rating with Fifth-Wheel Option

Ram has increased the towing capability of its 3500 Heavy Duty pickup for the 2018 model year by offering a fifth-wheel option that would boost the maximum trailer weight rating to 30,000 pounds, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

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Trump's EPA Expands Review of Obama's Mileage Rules

The Trump administration is reopening a federal review of Obama-era fuel economy rules covering the 2022 to 2025 model years, and expanding the review to include the 2021 model year signed into law in 2012.

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Intel, Mobileye to Test 100 Fully Autonomous Cars

Intel-owned Mobileye will start building a fleet of 100 full autonomous vehicles with a Level 4 of autonomy requiring driver interaction only to prevent an accident that the company will test in the U.S., Europe, and Israel, Intel has announced.

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2018 F-150 Adds Power, Payload Capability

Ford has boosted the power and efficiency of its F-150 engines for the 2018 model year with improvements that increase payload, towing capability, and fuel economy, Ford has announced.

J.B. Poindexter Acquires Masterack

Masterack LLC, maintains its corporate headquarters in Decatur, Ga., a manufacturing plant in Social Circle, Ga., and five company-owned installation facilities across the United States. It will operate as an independent business unit within JBPCO.

Photo of 2018 EcoSport courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Array of Fleet-Only SUV Options

Ford has made minor changes to the optional equipment packages offered to fleets for the 2018 model-year, and will continue to offer an array of optional equipment for its increasingly popular utility vehicles, including the new 2018 EcoSport.

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11% of Drivers Distracted, Study Finds

The Ohio-based research project also concludes that drivers 26 to 40 years old are the most likely to drive distracted.

Photo of Chevrolet's Low Cab Forward trucks courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Adds Fleet Options for 2018-MY

Chevrolet is rolling out an array of new vehicle options for its fleet customers for the 2018 model year on a trio of utility vehicles, cars, and its low cab forward trucks, the company told Automotive Fleet.com.

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Fuel Prices Continue Upward Climb

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded increased 3 cents to $2.35 for the week ending Aug. 7 due to summer demand "running full speed ahead," according to AAA.

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Safety Tip: Driving Near Schools

AAA offers driving safety reminders for the new school year.

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Volkswagen's 2018 Atlas Captures Top Safety Pick Award

The new mid-size SUV aces the crash-worthiness tests administered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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GM Recalls 2014 Pickup Trucks for Steering

The recall covers more than 690,000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks in the 2014 model year.

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More Driver Deaths Tied to Opioids

The prevalence of prescription opioid use has led to a rise in opioid-linked driver fatalities, a new study from Columbia University finds.

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California Cities Lead EV Charge Usage, EVgo Finds

San Diego tops the list, with 6,073 monthly charge sessions, 3,036 monthly average hours spent charging, and 455,400 average miles powered per month.

To prepare for vehicle inspections, make a decal that shows the date of the last inspection, includling the company who performed that inspection. Photo courtesy of Les Smart

How to Avoid Aggravation During a DOT Surprise Inspection

A surprise DOT roadside inspection can be a hassle, but having clearly marked decals will make the process easier on the driver and fleet operator.

Mobility Conference Debuts for Fleets

Convening Nov. 7-8 at Miami Hilton Downtown, Fleet Forward Conference is designed to bring fleets, fleet suppliers, and technology providers together to provide education and networking on smart mobility concepts and end-user solutions.

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House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is difficult and overly complicated for businesses to use independent contractors, which limits companies’ growth and individuals’ work,” said Rep. Erik Paulsen, who introduced H.R. 3396.

NTEA Offers Commercial Van Report

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry recently released Commercial Van Overview and Market Data Insights, a report delivering an update on this popular vehicle segment and its influence on work truck industry dynamics.

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Gasoline Reaches Six-Week High

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded increase 4 cents to $2.32 and reached a high-water mark for the past six weeks. It has increased for 12 of the past 15 days, reports AAA.

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