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Ford Investing $11B in Vehicle Electrification

Ford will invest $11 billion in vehicle electrification and plans to expand its current electrified vehicle portfolio to a total of 40 vehicles.

FMCSA Publishes ELD Waiver for Rental Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published in the Federal Register the waiver the Truck Renting and Leasing Association requested for short-term rental trucks.

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2019 Jeep Cherokee Unveiled with New Engine

The new Jeep Cherokee features a new design and styling, as well as a new 2.0-liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine, and over 80 available safety features.

A truck's chassis manufacturer determines a vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The GVW is the total weight of a truck and its payload. Photo courtesy of Ford

The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Speci'ing Work Trucks

Understanding GVWR and GCWR is a key part of assessing CDL operator requirements and ensuring employee safety.

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Next-Gen 2019 Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing

The new 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter than the previous model year, features increased payload and towing capabilities, and three new, longer frame lengths.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

Courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Unveils 2019-MY Jetta

The new model year features an exterior redesign, enhanced interior capacity, and a lower starting price than the outgoing model year, according to Volkswagen.

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Tech Developed to Prevent Drowsy Driving

Hyundai Mobis recently showcased new technology that shifts a vehicle to autonomous driving mode when a driver dozes off and the car starts to leave the road.

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.

The Ranger will be available in three trim grades: XL, midlevel XLT, and a high-level Lariat trim series. It will include FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

The Ford Ranger is returning to the North American market with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a suite of Ford’s latest technologies.

Women in Fleet Launches Mentor Program

Women in Fleet Management (WIFM) announced the launch a new and engaging mentorship program for fleet professionals. All AFLA members, male and female, are both welcomed and encouraged to participate in this program.

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How to Plan for the Surge in Truck Demand

A back order of Class 5 to 8 trucks will put pressure on component supply such as tires, engines, and transmissions. Here’s what small fleets can do about it.

Photo of Rogue Sport courtesy of Nissan.

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Starts at $22,615

Nissan’s 2018 Rogue Sport compact SUV retails with a starting price of $22,615 and is currently on sale at dealerships nationwide, Nissan has announced.

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Ford Improves Waze App Vehicle Integration

Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 will now feature improved integration of the Waze navigation app, including any 2018 model year Ford vehicle equipped with SYNC 3 version 3.0 or greater.

Photo of the Toyota Entune 3.0 courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Introduces Amazon Alexa to Select Vehicles in 2018

Toyota will introduce Amazon Alexa to select 2018 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, allowing customers to interact with Amazon's intelligent cloud based voice service in their car.

Video Safety Tip: Vehicle Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

AAA explains which eight vehicle noises signal trouble that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

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Chevrolet to Unveil Class 4/5 Silverado

Chevrolet will reveal its all-new Silverado Class 4 and 5 chassis cab trucks at The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis.

Image of converted Ford F-150 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Gets Latest CARB Approval

XL Hybrids has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State of California.

Photo of diesel-powered 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Ford's first diesel-powered 2018 F-150 pickup can deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg in highway driving, which would put it among the most fuel-efficient pickups available when it goes on sale in the spring.

Which States Are Riskiest for Driving in Snow?

A driver’s chances of getting in a snow-related crash are highest in the state of Wyoming, according to a recent analysis of 2016 crash data.

European-model Mercedes-Benz Vito electric van. The Vito is sold on this side of the Atlantic as the Metris. Photo: Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Reports Record Van Sales; Teases Rollout of Next Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced it set a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the 40,000-vehicles sold mark. The division also again gave a taste of what its next-generation Sprinter will offer.

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New Vehicle Fuel Economy Falls to 25 MPG

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in December fell to 25 mpg — down 0.2 mpg from a revised November value, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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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.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

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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