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Which Weekday Has the Fewest Road Deaths?

Data from the National Vital Statistics System reveals which day of the week sees the fewest number of crash fatalities.

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FCA Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced 2018 model-year fleet incentives for its Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram brands.

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Sprinter Vans Recalled for Tire Labels

The recall covers 1,257 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

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GM Sets 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2018 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands, which includes first-time fleet incentives for the Bolt EV and second-generation Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup.

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Albuquerque No. 1 in Auto Theft Rate

The latest Hot Spots vehicle theft report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau also reveals that Anchorage, Alaska and Billings, Mont. are newcomers to the top 10 list.

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Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Stop

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on what to do when a police officer pulls over your vehicle.

The 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich., on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

Isuzu Produces 40,000th Gasoline N-Series

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich.

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to the ELD mandate. Photo: Public domain

Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge

Those who were waiting to adopt electronic logging devices hoping the Supreme Court would overturn the ELD mandate as unconstitutional will be disappointed to learn the court has rejected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's petition.

Photo of 2015 Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA.

Used Vehicle Depreciation Accelerates in May

Used vehicle prices experienced a reversal in May, falling 1.2% from the previous month, according to Black Book.

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Isuzu FTR Test Drive Addresses 4-Cylinder Engine Questions

Isuzu unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 cabover truck for closed track test drives this week. The company also disclosed the results of comparison road tests conducted by a third party.

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Driver Visual Awareness Slows During Conversations

Research from the University of Iowa finds that even a simple conversation creates an "attention disengagement" lag that affects a driver’s reaction time.

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Gasoline Prices Increase to $2.58

The national average rice of gasoline increased 1 cent to $2.38, two cents more than prices both a month and a year ago. AAA reported that a moderate dip in gasoline prices are normal following long holiday weekends, and prices in 30 states have fallen as much as four cents.

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More Fleets Choose XL Hybrids' Plug-In Hybrid F-150

Three of the latest companies that intend to add XLP F-150s to their fleet include the City of Long Beach, Calif., Southern California Edison (SCE), and Tampa Electric (TECO).

Workhorse to Exhibit Plug-In Pickup at EUFMC

Workhorse will exhibit the new W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck at the 2017 Electric Utilities Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va., June 4-7.

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Safety Tip: Peripheral Awareness

Here's advice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to help drivers improve their peripheral awareness and avoid side collisions.

Black Books' Used Vehicle Retention Index declined 0.7 percent from April to May. Anil Goyal, senior vice president of Automotive Valuation and Analytics for Black Book, predicts further declines in the coming months. Photo courtesy of Merit Mile.

Black Book's Used Vehicle Valuation Index Falls in May

“It is expected that we will see more declines in the Index in the months ahead as we move deeper into the year, particularly driven by softness among car segments,” said Anil Goyal, senior vice president of Automotive Valuation and Analytics for Black Book.

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Four States Win Grants to Battle Drowsy Driving

Iowa, Maryland, Nevada and Tennessee have each won a $15,000 grant to spend on efforts to prevent drowsy driving.

Wash. Gets Stricter Distracted Driving Law

The new state law, which takes effect July 23, prohibits driver use of handheld electronic devices.

Photo of 2018 Camry and Camry Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 21 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial purchasers, including the Camry and Camry Hybrid that will enter its eighth-generation.

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Cummins Approves Renewable Diesel for Medium-Duty Engines

Cummins announced that its B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with certain kinds of renewable diesel fuels.

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Trucks Continue to Show Slow Depreciation

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report looks at the truck segments that are picking up less weekly depreciation compared with cars, signaling that summer is fast approaching.

Photo of Kona courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai to Launch Subcompact SUV This Summer

Hyundai will unveil a new subcompact SUV called the Kona this summer as the automaker moves to compete in the growing "B-segment" of smaller compact SUVs, Hyundai has announced.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Prices Inch Higher to $2.37

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded increased 1 cent to $2.37 for the week ending May 30, which is 2 cents more than a month ago and 5 cents more than a year ago.

Phot of Hyundai's Ioniq Electric by Vince Taroc.

Hyundai Explains Ioniq Roll-Out Strategy

Hyundai has started selling two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with a roll-out strategy that prioritizes zero-emissions states with the battery-electric model.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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