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4x4 Pickups Now Dominate Utility Fleets

Among utility fleets, four-wheel drive trucks have become the dominant light-duty pickup, according to Utilimarc.

Photo of 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn with 5.7L V-8 by Paul Clinton.

2019 Ram 1500 Goes on Sale

The 2019 Ram 1500, which is entering its 15th generation, will include a combination of three engines and three powertrains, including a 5.7-liter V-8, V-8 mild hybrid, 3.6-liter V-6 mild hybrid, and 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel.

Photo of 2018 Ford F-150, which achieves up to 25 mpg combined, courtesy of Ford.

Diesel F-150 Reaches 30 MPG Highway

The 2018 Ford F-150 fitted with its first 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine will deliver EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg combined.

Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz Details 2019 Sprinter's Telematics Offering

Mercedes-Benz will offer eight factory telematics packages with its third-generation 2019 Sprinter that allow fleet managers to better track preventive maintenance, routing, and driver behavior with the full-size van, the company has announced.

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Ford Boosts Tech on 2019 Focus

Ford's redesigned Focus will go on sale in North America in 2019 with a suite of new driver assist features, and will be available in Europe and China later this year.

On-road testing of the new Silverado HD prototypes will begin in the near future and production is expected to start in the third-quarter of 2019. Photo courtesy of General Motors

Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Enter Next Generation in 2020

The next-generation Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD pickups will debut in late 2019 as 2020 models, General Motors has announced.

Photo of the Ford Transit LightningElectric courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems Electric Ford Transit: 61 MPGe in the City

Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit LightningElectric will provide a fuel economy rating of 61 MPGe in the city and 66 MPGe on the highway, according to the vehicle modifier, which will display it for fleets around the U.S. in April and May.

Photo of 2019 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Streamlines Car Lineup

Chevrolet is refreshing three of its passenger cars — the Malibu, Cruze, and Spark — for the 2019 model year in an attempt to bring new buyers to the models at a time when utility vehicles have become increasingly popular.

Inspectors found RC Stone & Farms had transported explosive materials without following safety rules or filing proper paperwork. Photos courtesy FMCSA

HazMat Hauler Shut Down for Moving Explosives Without Regard for Safety

The FMCSA has ordered Tennessee-based trucking company Rock Stone Company to cease all transportation of explosives and hazardous materials after it was found to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

GM Extends Warranties for More Than 281,000 Replacement Parts

General Motors Co. (GM) has extended the warranties of more than 281,000 Genuine GM and ACDelco replacement parts to 24 months and unlimited miles.

Photo of the Atlas Tanoak concept pickup courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen's Midsize Pickup Tests the Waters

Volkswagen is showing a midsize pickup concept based on its Atlas midsize SUV at the New York International Auto Show that the company is using to test media and customer response before it commits to a production schedule.

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Texas Leads Nation in Drowsy Driving Fatalities

Texas led the country in sleep-related crash fatalities in 2016, according to a recent study about the prevalence of deadly accidents stemming from sleep deprivation. The Lone Star state recorded 159 deaths, accounting for 22.1% of all drowsy driving fatalities nationwide.

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