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Automotive journalists chose the 2019 Ram 1500 as the North American Truck of the Year.

Ram 1500 Named Truck of the Year

The 2019 Ram 1500 has been named the North American Truck of the Year by a panel of automotive journalists, who also awarded car and SUV honors to the Genesis G70 and Hyundai Kona.

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AutoX self-driving vehicles have built-in shelves with customers’ orders and also commonly...

‘We’re Learning Very Quickly’: Using Autonomous Vehicles for Grocery Delivery

With a focus on providing last-mile logistics, autonomous vehicle startups like California-based AutoX and Udelv are deploying small fleets of self-driving vans and sedans to make the case for autonomous delivery.

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NHTSA has suspended its oversight of vehicle recalls during the partial federal government...

NHTSA Suspends Recall Updates During Federal Shutdown

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has paused its regulation of vehicle recalls and is not posting updates on its website during the federal government shutdown.

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Ford has added a few updates to its 2019 Super Duty pickups, which include the F-350 XLT (shown).

Ford Adds a Few Features to 2019 Super Duty Trucks

Ford Motor Co. has added a few minor updates to its F-Series Super Duty lineup for 2019 around connectivity and exterior appearance, according to Ford.

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Drivers often deactivate lane departure systems that are too slow to intervene.

Why Drivers Deactivate Lane Departure Prevention Systems

Lane departure prevention systems that wait too long to initiate steering input or fail to prevent lane drifts greater than 35 centimeters may cause drivers to deactivate them, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

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Opiod overdoses have passed vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death.

Crashes No Longer Leading Cause of Accidental Death

For the first time in the U.S., the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash (one in 103) have been surpassed by the chance of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose, which have risen to one in 96, according to new data from the National Safety Council.

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Since adopting electronic logging devices, some fleets have had to adjust their scheduling, but...

ELDs: One Year After the Mandate

It’s been one year since the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect. Here’s what’s changed, and what’s coming next.

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Icy bridges cause more injuries and fatalities than tornadoes, lighting, and floods combined...

Safety Tips for Driving Over Icy Bridges

Icy bridges, a winter weather hazard that's often underestimated, cause more injuries and fatalities than tornadoes, lighting and floods combined each year.

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