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Safety Board Calls for More Speed Cameras

A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board recommends a number of policy actions to prevent speeding -– a major cause of road deaths.

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Manheim Improves Vehicle Valuation Tool

Manheim has updated its vehicle valuation tool, the Manheim Market Report (MMR), to provide more detailed valuations of used vehicles to increase transparency and improve the remarketing process, the company announced.

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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FCA, BMW Target 2021 for Fully Autonomous Vehicle

Fiat Chrysler is speeding up its bid to develop autonomous driving technology, by signing on to a joint venture with the BMW Group, Intel Corp. and Mobileye that's expected to lead to a fully autonomous production vehicle by 2021.

According to J.D. Powers, the average sleeper tractor retailed last month was 74 months old, had 443,714 miles and sold for $47,728. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Used Truck Prices Hold Firm in July

J.D. Powers analysts found prices for used trucks remain high as volume levels dropped, while retail prices continue to hold steady as well.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Safety Tip: 4 Mistakes While Driving Near Trucks

The Arkansas State Police offers advice on what common mistakes to avoid while driving near semitrailer trucks.

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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Intel, Mobileye to Test 100 Fully Autonomous Cars

Intel-owned Mobileye will start building a fleet of 100 fully 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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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.

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.

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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.

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Safety Tip: Driving Near Schools

AAA offers driving safety reminders for the new school year.

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.

Photo of 2018 Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA.

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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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.

Photo of 2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

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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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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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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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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