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Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

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Gasoline Prices Jump to $2.49 Per Gallon

The national average price of unleaded gasoline jumped 5 cents to $2.49 per gallon in the first week of 2018 and has reached a level not seen since 2014 during the week that starts the new year, according to AAA.

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Video Safety Tip: Freeway Driving

AAA offers seven tips on how to drive safely on busy freeways.

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Holiday Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.44 Per Gallon

The national average gasoline price increased two cents to $2.44 per gallon for the week ending Dec. 26, as more drivers hit the road for the holidays, according to AAA.

Video Safety Tip: Improving Sleep Habits

Drowsy driving prevention begins with getting enough sleep every night. Here's advice from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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Business Fleet's Top 10 Articles in 2017

Coverage of van upfitting, ELD compliance, telematics trends, and defining the role of the small fleet manager were among the most viewed stories on the Business Fleet website in 2017.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 SUV includes an updated City Safety AEB system. Photo courtesy of Volvo.

4 Automakers Offer Auto-Braking Standard on Most Cars

Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Toyota already offer automatic emergency braking as a standard feature on most of their vehicles, according to a new progress report.

Photo of the 2018 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices 2018 Titan, Titan XD Pickups

Nissan has set pricing for its 2018 pickup truck lineup that now includes five 1/2-ton Titan models, five Titan XD gasoline models, and five Titan XD diesel models.

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National Safety Council Predicts Holiday Road Deaths

The National Safety Council estimates that more than 660 people could lose their lives on U.S. roads during the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday periods.

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Audi Q5, Q7 Earn 5-Star Safety Ratings

The 2018 luxury SUVs excel in crash tests administered as part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program.

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2018 Hyundai Tucson Adds a Few Features

Two years after undergoing a full redesign for 2016, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson adds new features such as updated trim levels and infotainment options, the automaker announced.

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Honda to Relaunch Insight Hybrid for 2019

Honda plans to relaunch its Insight gasoline-electric hybrid as a 2019 model powered by the company's new two-motor hybrid system as a larger five-passenger sedan, Honda announced.

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Gasoline Falls 3 Cents to $2.45 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline fell 3 cents to $2.43 for the week ending Dec. 18 and has reached a level that's 12 cents cheaper than a month ago, according to AAA.

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IRS Raises Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The Internal Revenue Service has increased the business mileage reimbursement rate to 54.5 cents from 53.5 cents for 2018. The new rate will go into effect on Jan. 1.

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

Photo of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

2019 Silverado Airlifted Into Texas Speedway

Chevrolet revealed its 2019 Silverado by airlifting the large pickup into the Texas Motor Speedway on Dec. 14 for a select group of automotive publications that included Automotive Fleet.

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Video Safety Tip: Accommodating Snow Plows

Here's advice from both the State of Massachusetts and Lake County, Ill., on how to safely share the road with snow plows.

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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.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

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.

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