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Gasoline Declines to $2.46 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline continued its December decline by falling two cents to $2.46 for the week ending Dec. 11. The largest drops came in the East Coast and Midwest regions, according to AAA.

Video Safety Tip: Understanding Traction Control

The National Safety Council explains the benefits of traction control and reveals the two driving situations when the feature should be turned off.

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FCA Opens Second Parts Distribution Center in 2017

Fiat-Chrysler has opened its second Mopar parts distribution center in 2017, this one located in the metro Detroit area.

The 2018 Super Duty F-450 4x2 dual-rear-wheel pickup will be available this winter in XL, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum series offerings. (Photo courtesy of Ford.)

Ford Upgrades Super Duty for 2018

Ford has made upgrades across the board for its 2018 Super Duty, and now claims best-in-class horsepower, torque, towing, and payload.

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Gasoline Drops to $2.48 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell again by three cents to $2.48 to start the month of December, continuing a two week slide in prices, according to AAA.

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WEX, Verizon Establish Fleet Card Contract

WEX will provide more than 25,000 fleet cards to the communications company as well as offer additional insight into its fleet operations via WEX’s ClearView analytics platform.

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Photo of 2017-MY half-ton pickups courtey of manufacturers.

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 6.3% in November

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures increased 3.5% to 51,569 in November as total car sales made a strong monthly return at 27%, but is still more than 35% lower than what was reported last year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Video Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to respond to a traffic break.

Photo of 2017 Jeep Patriot courtesy of FCA.

These Vehicles Have Been Discontinued for 2018

Vehicle manufacturers are adding a slew of new utility vehicles to their lineups for the 2018 model year, and ceasing production of some of their cars as fleet and retail buyers shift their tastes toward SUVs of all stripes.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-150, Explorer for Loose Seats

The pickup truck and SUV recall covers more than 177,200 2016-MY vehicles in the U.S.

Photo: Enterprise Truck Rental.

Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.

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GMC Blacks Out Yukon Denali for 2018

The package includes all of the options available on the Yukon Denali, along with black-painted 22-inch wheels with chrome inserts, polished exhaust tip, chrome mirror caps, premium carpeted floor mats, and an exclusive Onyx Black exterior paint.

Photo of the 2019 Volvo XC40 by Chris Brown.

Volvo’s Subscription Service Begins with XC40, Starts at $600

Volvo's Care subscription service will cost $600 per month and arrive next year as a pairing with the release of 2019 XC40 when the compact SUV hits showrooms in the early spring.

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Why are Fleet Metrics Important?

Establishing adequate fleet reports based on your fleet’s metrics could prevent costly circumstances. Reports look at various data points, including downtime, maintenance costs, driver behavior, and fuel consumption.

The second generation of the Toyota Safety Sense package will feature an updated pre-collision system that can help detect a collision with a bicyclist in front of the vehicle during the day. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota to Update Active Safety Tech by Mid-2018

Toyota’s second generation of its Safety Sense package will start rolling out as standard equipment on certain Toyota vehicles beginning in mid-2018.

Lincoln unveiled its new luxury SUV Nautilus at the Los Angeles Auto show. Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Lincoln Unveils Nautilus SUV, Vehicle Subscription Pilot

Lincoln introduced its new 2019 luxury SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Nautilus replaces the Lincoln MKX. Lincoln also announced the launch of this vehicle subscription service pilot in California next year.

Jeep's 2018 Wrangler Rubicon on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photo by Paul Clinton.

2018 Wrangler Enhances Connectivity, Open-Air Options

Jeep revealed its newly designed 2018 Wrangler at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It features more fuel-efficient powertrains and is loaded with safety features and technology.

Photo of the 2018 Nissan Kicks by Chris Brown.

Nissan's 2018 Kicks Debuts as New Entry Utility

The all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The compact crossover becomes the sixth member of the Nissan crossover and SUV lineup.

Subaru's all-new 2019 Ascent three-row SUV. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Subaru Debuts Three-Row SUV Ascent

Subaru unveiled its 2019 Ascent three-row SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show's AutoMobility LA event. The mid-size SUV is powered by a new turbocharged 2.4-liter boxer engine.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.51 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell three cents to $2.51 following the Thanksgiving holiday, and has been getting cheaper for the past 10 days, according to AAA.

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Each year, about 360 people in the U.S. die in wrong-way crashes. Here's advice on how to limit the risk.

Photo of CX-5 grille courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda Planning New SUV for 2021

Mazda will introduce a new utility vehicle in the U.S. market in 2021 that will be built at a new plant the automaker is building in a partnership with Toyota, the company's CEO announced.

Photo: Tesla

Tesla Lists Electric Truck at $150K for Base Model

Tesla has posted the prices for its upcoming electric truck, the Tesla Semi, showing an expected price of $150,000 for the base model. A version with a longer range will start at $180,000.

Source: NTSB

Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

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