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Photo of Chrysler Pacifica courtesy of FCA.

Chrysler Pacifica Recalled for Seat Belts

The recall, due to get under way Oct. 20, covers nearly 48,000 minivans equipped with the eight-passenger seating option.

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FCA Recalls Ram Trucks for Water Pump

The recall covers more than 443,000 Ram pickups and chassis cabs in the U.S. -- all in the 2013-2017 model years.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Falls to $2.62 as Florida, Texas Recover

The national average price of regular unleaded fell to $2.62 per gallon, and reached a 14-day low that AAA attributed to a return to normal operations in Florida and Texas, following the impact of two major hurricanes.

Safety Tip: Avoiding a Rear-End Crash

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers advice on how to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and decrease the chances of being involved in a rear-end crash.

Keith Malone, government relations for the California Fuel Cell Partnership, refuels a Toyota Mirai at Torrance's newly opened public hydrogen station. Photo by Chris Brown

Hydrogen Fueling Network: How Many Stations for Critical Mass?

While electric vehicles continue to steal the headlines, California plans to build at least 100 hydrogen fueling stations by 2020.

Photo courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab Launches GO8 LTE Telematics Device

Like its predecessor, the new GO8 also offers advanced GPS technology, G-force monitoring, Geotab IOX expandability, engine and battery health assessments, and in-vehicle audible driver coaching, according to Geotab.

Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

How to Get Your Fleet Vehicles Winter-Ready

Here is a list of items to check — and repair if needed — to keep your fleet vehicles up-to-date on maintenance and help keep drivers safe during winter road conditions.

Photo of replacement rental vehicles being transported to the Houston area courtesy of Enterprise Holdings.

Hurricane Irma Could Wipe out 400,000 Vehicles

As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems to Offer Electric Transit Van

Lightning Systems will offer commercial fleets a battery-electric heavy duty Ford Transit van in early 2018 under a partnership with New Eagle, the vehicle modifier announced.

Photo of 2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman regular cab long bed courtesy of FCA.

2018 Ram 1500 Adds Factory Telematics

The 2018 Ram 1500 will arrive with an embedded fleet telematics module, standard backup camera, larger audio display screen and other features, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams conduct rescue operations in Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 11, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 7

Florida Escapes Worst of Irma, Impact Felt Across State

Hurricane Irma's late shift to the west seems to have spared Florida the worst of the storm, but even with reduced impact, its effects are widespread.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Prices Level off at $2.67 Per Galllon

The national average gasoline price increased 3 cents to $2.67 from a week ago as drivers in states bearing the brunt of Hurricane Irma paid significantly higher prices to fuel their vehicles, according to AAA.

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T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

NTEA Announces New Event for Work Truck Show

At Fleet Technical Congress, fleet managers can explore the latest technology solutions while gaining management insights from leaders of some of the country's biggest fleets and suppliers.

Safety Tip: Seat Belt Check List

As an IIHS survey underscores, some people don't bother to buckle up -- particularly when they're riding in the back seat. A simple reminder from the driver can make all occupants safer.

A driver uses a parking assist system to parallel park. Photo courtesy of IIHS.

Can Drivers Overly Rely on Driver Assistance Tech?

Research from IIHS and MIT AgeLab suggests that drivers can be susceptible to distraction while using a parking assist feature.

A member of the Oregon National Guard firefighting team assigned to the Horse Prairie Fire, near Camas Valley, Ore. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Van Mourik / 173rd Fighter Wing/ Public Affairs

Wildfires Bring States of Emergency in the West

Certain federal motor carrier regulations have been suspended in some Western states due to large wildfires, as governors have declared officials states of emergency in Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, and the Dakotas.

Irma forcast graphic via The Weather Channel.

How Fleet Management Companies Prepped for Irma

Fleet management companies put in place resources for commercial fleets with vehicles in South Florida that may have suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. They helped drivers locate fuel, identified replacement units, and managed an influx of calls from drivers.

Florida Braces for Hurricane Irma’s Impact

Hurricane Irma, already one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever develop in the Atlantic, will likely make landfall on the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. In preparation, state and federal agencies are already declaring an emergency on the ground.

Photo: J.J. Keller

House Rejects One of Two Anti-ELD Measures

Late in the evening of Sept. 6, the amendment sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)-- which sought to prevent funding of the electronic logging device rule for almost one year-- was voted down on the House floor, 246-173.

Four Small Pickups Ace IIHS Crash Tests

However, the trucks don’t qualify for an IIHS safety award because they lack automatic emergency braking and their headlights are rated poorly.

Photo of 2017 Bolt EV courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Expands Bolt EV Nationwide

The Bolt EV was initially rolled out in select states in December. Since then, 12,249 Bolt EVs have been sold with 11,670 vehicles sold this year through Aug. 30.

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA.

FCA Updates Ram Vans for 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Ram Commercial has added several safety and convenience features to its ProMaster full-size van and ProMaster City compact van for the 2018 model year.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Prices Remain Elevated by Harvey

The national average gasoline price spiked 27 cents to $2.65 for the week, as a result of Hurricane Harvey's deluge in the Gulf Coast, according to AAA.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Wholesale Medium-Duty Truck Values Continue to Fall

Depreciation among wholesale medium-duty trucks continued to rise through July and August, according to Black Book’s September Specialty Markets report.

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