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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 Specifying Work Trucks

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

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.

Photo courtesy of Biso via Wikimedia.

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.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

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.

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

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.

Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr.

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.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

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.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz, ROUSH, Tuff Turf Molebusters, and Amber Case/Flickr.

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.

Photo by Djmaschek via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

Photo of 2018 Tucson courtesy of Hyundai.

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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