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EPA Certifies AGA's Natural Gas System for 2018 GM Trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency has certified AGA Systems' bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas fueling system for General Motors' 2018 lineup of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500, 3500, and 4500 trucks.

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California's Climate Change Deal May Increase Fuel Prices

California's Legislature has voted to extend the state's cap-and-trade program through 2030, which could result in an increase to the gasoline tax and would codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) into law.

Photo of self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

House Subcommittee Weighs Automated Vehicle Bill

Proponents of the legislation hope to hasten deployment of self-driving vehicles by consolidating regulatory authority at the federal level, eliminating a patchwork of state laws.

Photo of 2018 CX-5 courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda Sets 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Mazda will offer fleet incentives for seven of its 2018 model-year vehicles, including the CX-5 compact SUV.

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Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that could end up delaying or repealing the electronic logging device mandate set to go into effect on Dec. 18.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.25 Per Gallon

The national average price of regular unleaded fell 1 cent to $2.25 per gallon for the week ending July 17 due to near all-time levels of demand while supply has ebbed lower.

Source: Diesel Technology Forum

Clean Diesel Trucks Make up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in U.S.

Clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems now make up on average 30% of all heavy-duty commercial vehicles in operation in the U.S. as a result of adoption by fleets over the past five years, according to a recent report commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

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Safety Tip: Night Driving

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice to promote safer driving at night.

Photo of 2012 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Vehicle Depreciation Shows Pockets of Strength at Midway Point

The average price of a used vehicle for model years 2012 to 2016 decreased in value 1.3%, slightly more than the 1.2% decrease in May, according to Black Book. The price of cars overall dropped 1.8%, while trucks decreased 0.8% in value in June. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of 16.7%.

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Small Pickups Show Low Depreciation, Value Gain

Over the past three months, two segments have shown unchanged value or an increase in overall value: Full-Size Pickups are unchanged, and Small Pickups have gained +0.2% in value.

Photo of Jeep Grand Cherokee courtesy of FCA.

FCA Recalls Five Models for Stalling

The recall covers more than 442,000 Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Dodge Durango vehicles.  

Graphic: NICB

NICB Names Most Stolen Vehicles of 2016

Among late-model cars, the most commonly stolen one is the 2016 Toyota Camry, according to the report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Michael Loizzo Photo: Modagrafics

Modagrafics Names VP of Sales

Modagrafics has named Michael Loizzo vice president of sales following a national search.

Enterprise Fleet Management Reboots Mobile App

Enterprise Fleet Management's new app allows fleet managers and drivers to identify and address issues, such as maintenance needs or opportunities to improve fleet efficiency in real-time.

Screenshot via Nauto.

Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Takata Recalls 2.7M More Air Bag Inflators

The latest recall expansion affects driver frontal air bag inflators that use calcium sulfate as a drying agent.

Average diesel prices are forecast to rise only a little this year and into 2018. Graphic: U.S. DOE

Forecast Calls for Continued Low Oil, Fuel Prices

Lower than earlier forecast crude oil prices are expected to translate into continued low prices at the pumps for both diesel and gasoline, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.

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Gasoline Increases to $2.26

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased 3 cents to $2.26 for the first increase in five weeks for the week ending July 10, according to AAA.

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Used Vehicle Values Keep Climbing Higher, Manheim Says

The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index hit a record high for the second consecutive month, as wholesale used-vehicle prices rose 1.1% month over month in June. The increase brought the Index to 129.3, a 2.5% increase from a year ago.

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Report Warns States About Marijuana Legalization

A new government report explores the downstream effects of state laws legalizing marijuana use and offers advice to states likely to change their laws in the future.

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TSA Workshop to Examine Security Threats at Fleet Safety Conference

The Transportation Security Administration will be providing a hands-on workshop focusing on transportation security at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Fiat Chrysler Building Ram 1500 Diesels Again

Fiat Chrysler has started assembling Ram 1500 pickups equipped with a diesel engine, even though the company must still resolve a dispute with regulators before it can sell the trucks, reports Automotive News.

Photo of U.S. Route 23 in Michigan by Doug Kerr of Albany, N.Y., via Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: Enhancing Field of Vision

The Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles provides six tips on how to maximize field of vision while driving.

Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr.

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.1

Increased production and sales of pickup trucks and SUVs is lowering the average fuel economy for new vehicles, which fell 0.2 mpg to 25.1 mpg in June, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

France Ending Sales of Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2040

France will halt sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 so it can meet its targets under the Paris climate agreement, its newly elected president has announced.

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