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Nissan Adds Single Cab Titan for 2017

Nissan is rolling out standard cab models of its Titan and Titan XD pickups for the 2017 model year that provide a more affordable entry point for commercial and fleet users, Nissan has announced.

Video Safety Tip: When Power Lines Fall

Here's advice on what to do if your vehicle comes in contact with downed power lines during a storm or collision.

MetroGistics Hires Business Development Director

MetroGistics has hired Terry Mollica as director of business development, the automotive logistics provider has announced.

Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.

Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.

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Mitsubishi Recalls Outlanders, Lancers for Control Loss

The recall, which affects 174,382 vehicles, is tied to corrosion caused by road salt exposure.

Photo of 2017 Genesis G80 courtesy of Hyundai.

Genesis Offers Complimentary Maintenance

Hyundai's Genesis will offer complimentary maintenance, loaner cars, and a valet service with its 2017 G90 and G80 luxury sedans in hopes of luring buyers to the new brand.

Mitch Bainwol, president and CEO of the Auto Alliance. Photo courtesy of Auto Alliance.

Auto Alliance Backs TTIP Regulatory Convergence

A new study from the Center for Automotive Research concludes such a provision would save as much as $2.3 billion annually.

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Westport Names Gougarty CEO

Westport Fuel Systems has elevated Nancy Gougarty to chief executive from her role as president and chief operating officer, the vehicle modifier has announced.

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Raising Speed Limits Doesn’t Curb Speeding in Utah

A recent IIHS study found that Utah’s speed limit increase is raising average speeds and increasing the likelihood of vehicles exceeding 80 mph.

Photo of cougars courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons.

Cougars Could Lower Deer-Vehicle Crashes

A new study examines how recolonizing big cats in the eastern U.S. could thin deer populations and ultimately reduce deer-vehicle collisions.

Photo of Chevrolet Impala by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

Older Chevrolet Impalas Recalled for Air Bags

The action calls back more than 289,000 mid-size sedans in the 2009 and 2010 model years so dealers can resolve a potential wiring issue affecting air bag deployment.

Fleetmatics Awarded for Management Software

Fleetmatics Group PLC has been named as the leading provider of fleet management solutions in the Americas for the third in a row by Berg Insight.

Fleet Visionary Award Nominations Extended

The nomination period for the Inaugural Fleet Visionary Award has been extended to Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

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Donlen Contact Center Awarded for Customer Service

Donlen’s Maintenance Contact Center has earned the Outstanding Customer Support Performance recognition award from the Fraser Group for achieving scores seldom attained by customer engagement centers.

How Future CAFE Standards Could Affect Fleet Purchasing

Three federal agencies on Monday dropped the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025, which would ease the burden on car and truck manufacturers to produce a vehicle mix that reaches that level.

Photo of 328d sedan courtesy of BMW.

BMW's 2017 Diesels Delayed for More EPA Testing

Added scrutiny from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed certification of BMW's diesel-powered 2017 models as a result of the Volkswagen's emission scandal, several media outlets are reporting.

Sutton Leasing Seeking Fleet Lease Professional

Sutton Leasing is seeking an experienced automotive fleet lease professional for its Northbrook, Ill. office.

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ARI Rolls Out Driver Scorecard Tool

ARI has begun offering a driver scorecard tool that measures driver behavior, automatically assigns appropriate safety training and consolidates data into organized online view, the fleet management company announced.

Logos courtesy of Dow, DuPont.

Dow, DuPont Fleets Await Merger Closing

Shareholders of Dow Chemical and DuPont have approved a $59 billion merger that will eventually lead to a planned split into three companies and would likely affect more than 8,000 fleet vehicles.

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Landscaping Fleets Second Most Productive Service Fleets

Landscaping service vehicles equipped with Fleetmatics telematics systems worked the most hours in West Virginia, increased productivity during the spring and summer, and traveled more than 100 miles per day.

Photo of Apple CarPlay on 2017 Sportage.

Kia Expands Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Kia is rolling out a software update that will enable Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in eight of its nameplates covering model years from 2014 to 2017, the automaker announced.

(l. to r.) Pam Sederholm, executive director of AALA; Nikith Rajendran; and Mike Antich, editor of Automotive Fleet. Photo by Jim Park.

SolarCity Fleet Director Wins Fleet Safety Award

SolarCity's fleet operations director Nikith Rajendran was named the winner of the 2016 Fleet Safety award during a July 19 ceremony at the Fleet Safety Conference.

Feds Investigating FCA for Inflating Sales

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed Tuesday that it's facing civil and criminal probes into it monthly sales reporting. The announcement comes as the automaker fends off an Illinois dealer group that has accused the company of inflating its numbers.

Feds Nix 54.5-MPG Target for 2025

Improving gasoline fuel economy and strong demand for trucks and SUVs has led federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.23 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline continued its summer decline, falling to $2.23 per gallon to reach the lowest level since early May, according to federal data.

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