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Ford Recalls 30K F-150 Pickups

The company issues three separate safety recalls that involve trucks in North America.

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Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Fire Risk

The recall covers more than 65,000 2015-2017 vans in the U.S. equipped with a trailer tow module.

WEX Extends Fuel Card Contract with Sheetz Convenience Stores

WEX Inc. has agreed to a 10-year extension of a contract with Sheetz, Inc., a family-owned convenience retailer, to provide WEX fuel cards, the Portland, Maine-based company announced.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Launches Electric Truck Brand E-Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation launched E-Fuso, a product brand exclusively dedicated to electric trucks and buses, and unveiled its all-electric heavy-duty truck concept.

The Chanje V8070 provides 100 miles of electric range with 3,000 pounds of payload, and can reach a top speed of 80 mph.

Chanje Offers Charging for Its Electric Delivery Van

Chanje, an electric delivery van maker, and eMotorWerks, a charging solutions provider, will partner to deliver a smart charging platform to commercial fleet customers.

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EPA, CARB Approve VW's 3.0L Emissions Fix

The updates will affect luxury 2013-2016 model-year diesel Porsche Cayenne, Volkswage Touareg and 2013-2015 Audi Q7 SUVs.

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Pump Prices Continue to Fall

The southern states experienced the biggest decrease in prices this month as the Gulf Coast increased oil production.

Telogis Introduces Workforce Management Solution

Telogis, a Verizon company, has introduced a workforce management solution called Telogis Workforce that's designed to improve the workflow of mobile workers, the company announced at its annual Latitude conference in Dana Point, Calif.

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Telogis Offers Telematics Through Ford SYNC

Commercial and fleet customers who purchase a Ford vehicle with SYNC Connect will be able to access Telogis telematics services through the vehicle, the telematics vendor announced at its Latitude conference.

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Safety Tip: Reminders for the Time Change

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5. Here's some night driving advice from the National Safety Council and the National Sleep Foundation.

FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

Having decided to grant part of a United Parcel Service request for a limited 5-year exemption from some provisions of the electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will now allow all motor carriers — not just UPS — and drivers to make use of two new temporary exemptions from the ELD rule.

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Ford F-150 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Thanks to optional automatic braking, the pickup truck now qualifies for the prestigious award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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GM Reaches Ignition-Switch Settlement With 49 States

The automaker agrees to pay $120 million to resolve state claims associated with the defective ignition switches that spurred 2014 recalls.

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Landi Renzo to Offer Natural Gas 2018 Ford Trucks by April

Landi Renzo is expecting certification from the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to sell natural gas-powered models of several 2018 Ford vehicles, including the E-350 and F-250/F-350 by April 1.

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Ford Recalls 1.3M Trucks for Door Latches

The recall affects more than 1.3 million 2015-2017 trucks in North America, including 1.1 million in the U.S.

Jeep Compass Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The award, given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, applies to 2017 Jeep Compass SUVs equipped with optional front crash prevention.

Safety Tip: Avoiding Crashes in Parking Lots

AAA offers advice on how to stay safe and avoid collisions in parking lots.

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FCA Recalls 470K SUVs, Sedans for Head Restraints

The recall includes more than 414,000 Jeep Liberty, Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger vehicles in the U.S. in the 2012 and 2013 model years.

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Range Rover Sport Adds Plug-in Hybrid for 2019

Land Rover's Range Rover Sport will add light updates in 2018 ahead of bigger changes for the 2019 model year that include a plug-in hybrid variant of the luxury SUV, the company has announced.

Hurricane Replacement Still Boosting Used Vehicle Prices

The average price of used vehicles model years 2012-2016 fell 0.7% in September, with the lion’s share of that depreciation coming from the car segment, according to Black Book. As of September, all vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of 14.5%.

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

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U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

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Gasoline 18 Cents Cheaper Than Month Ago

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is now 18 cents lower than a month ago, when two hurricanes caused havoc in the Gulf Coast region, according to AAA.

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Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

The recall covers 109 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

A tow truck operator prepares to tow away a fire-damaged car from a California freeway. Automotive Fleet photo.

Safety Tip: Vehicle Fire Prevention and Response

State Farm offers advice on how to spot warning signs of vehicle fire risk, and the National Safety Council provides tips on what to do if a fire starts while you're driving.

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