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Fleetcor Gains Recognition From Organizations

Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. has earned recognition for its innovation, growth and success from a number of prominent organizations such as Canadian Dealmakers, the Technology Association of Georgia, and Forbes, the fleet payment provider has announced.

Photo of Southern California gasoline station by Vince Taroc.

Weekly Gasoline Prices Rise 3.9 Cents to $2.59

The price of a gallon of regular unleaded increased 3.9 cents to $2.598 per gallon for the week ending March 19, while the price of diesel remained flat, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.


Former Coca-Cola Fleet Manager Promoted at Crane Manufacturer

Tony Eiermann, who spent more than six years in fleet management roles with Coca-Cola, has been promoted to director of emerging business at Hydrauliska Industri AB (Haib), a Swedish manufacturer of loader cranes.

Video: How to Deal with Aggressive Drivers

Learn how fleets drivers should deal with aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, following too closely behind another vehicle, unnecessary horn honking, and verbal assaults.

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Uber has shelved its self-driving vehicle program after one of its test vehicles struck and killed a female pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. The accident marks the first known death of a pedestrian hit by an autonomous vehicle on public roads.

Sketch of Atlas five-passenger SUV courtesy of Volkwagen.

Volkswagen to Offer 5-Passenger Atlas

Volkswagen will offer a five-passenger version of its seven-passenger Atlas mid-size SUV and will build both vehicles at its Chattanooga, Tenn. assembly plant, the automaker has announced.

Photo of the 2018 NV Cargo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Expands Full-Size Van Production

Nissan North America has expanded production of its NV cargo and passenger vans by adding a second shift to its Canton, Ohio, assembly plant, where Nissan recently celebrated production of 4 million vehicles.

Photo of Cruise AV's autonomous roof hardware courtesy of GM.

GM to Sell Its Autonomous Car in 2019

General Motors will begin building production-ready models of its Cruise AV autonomous vehicle at its Orion Township assembly plant with an intent to begin selling it in 2019. The vehicle can operate with no driver, steering wheel, pedals, or manual controls.


Hyundai Names Southeast Commercial Sales Manager

With Hyundai, her focus will be on cultivating predominantly southeastern corporate fleet business opportunities.

Photo of eCanter used by Hovis courtesy of Daimler Trucks.

Fuso eCanter Hits Road in Great Britain Fleets

Daimler Trucks handed over the first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to three fleets in Great Britain. This now brings the electric light-duty truck to a further major market following the market launches in New York, Tokyo, and Berlin.

GM Investing $368M in Brazilian Facility Expansion

General Motors is investing approximately $368 million in renovating and expanding one of its industrial complexes in Brazil.

Parcel Metro uses customized software that allows DHL eCommerce to create a “virtual delivery network” of local and regional contract couriers and crowd-sourced providers. Image: DHL

DHL Getting Into Last Mile Delivery Market

DHL is getting back into the domestic delivery market in the U.S. with its new DHL Parcel Metro service in major cities, backed by increasing use of high-tech solutions in the delivery process and the warehouse.

Photo of Masterack's display from the 2018 Work Truck Show by Roselynne Reyes.

Masterack Launches Cargo Management Solutions

Masterack has unveiled solutions for various commercial vehicles including new modular systems for vans, enclosed service bodies, and truck toppers.

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Toyota Deploys Autonomous Vehicles for Durability Testing

Toyota recently used automated vehicle technology with the goal of improving safety and efficiency of rough-road durability testing when evaluating its 2019 Avalon.

Ford plans to offer hybrid versions of its F-150 and Explorer by 2020. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Gives Glimpse Into 2020 Lineup

Ford is refreshing its vehicle lineup for 2020 with bigger bets on electrification, utility vehicles, and advanced driver-assisting technology, the company's top executives told journalists at a briefing today in Dearborn, Mich.

Photo of an intersection stoplight courtesy of Pixabay.

600 D.C. Intersections Now Support Audi’s Traffic Light Information

Traffic signal networks at more than 600 intersections in the District of Colombia have been enabled to support Audi of America’s “time-to-green” feature of Traffic Light Information.

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Minnesota House Committee Supports Hands-Free Driving Bill

A House panel recently advanced legislation that would make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving in Minnesota. The vote on March 13 came after four years of unsuccessful attempts.

The truck after the crash. The NTSB said the driver may have been fatigued, and that collision avoidance/collision mitigation technology could have prevented or reduced the severity of the crash. Photo: NTSB

Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

A collision avoidance system might have prevented or lessened the severity of a 2016 crash between a tractor-trailer and an SUV that killed six people and injured five, according to a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Maryland Bill Pushes Stiffer Penalties for Texting-While-Driving

The Maryland House of Delegates gave the nod to a bill that raises fines for texting while driving to as much as $500 for the offense. The bill now moves to the Maryland Senate for review. This is the third year the bill has been introduced.

Photo: Steven Fecht for General Motors.

GM to Pilot Peer-to-Peer 'Airbnb for Your Car' Program

The program, which is slated to start in early summer, will allow GM vehicle owners to rent out their vehicles on Maven’s platform when they're not in use.

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Ford Recalls 1.4M Sedans for Steering Wheels

The majority of affected vehicles were sold in the U.S., but some are in Canada and Mexico, according to the automaker.

Photo via Laitr Keiows/Wikimedia.

Auction Values: Spring Selling Boosts Used Cars

The average price of two- to seven-year-old vehicles depreciated less sharply than expected in February due to "a spirited start to the spring selling season" that has boosted prices for used passenger cars, according to Black Book.

XL Surpasses 60M Customer Miles

XL has surpassed 60 million customer miles driven and achieved one of its largest deployments of electrified Class 2 to 6 truck technology in 2017. The company also announced the re-branding of the company to XL (from XL Hybrids).

Roush CleanTech promoted Todd Mouw to president.

Roush CleanTech Promotes Mouw to President

Propane autogas vehicle modifier Roush CleanTech has promoted Todd Mouw to president and made several other personnel changes, the company announced.

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman courtesy of FCA.

Ram ProMaster City Recalled for Steering Gear Housing

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 224 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the gears within the hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering system may have a casting defect that can potentially fracture and lead to a loss of hydraulic steering fluid.


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