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Photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

2019 Silverado Diesel Engine Produced at Flint Facility

General Motors will produce the 2019 Silverado's all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel engine at its Flint Engine Operations facility.

Video: Audi Programmers Target Distracted Driving

The German automaker has written computer code designed to curb web browsing while driving, and the company is making the code available to any website.

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LeasePlan USA Names Truck Sales VP

LeasePlan USA has today announced the appointment of Naeem Morris to its Truck and Equipment Division. In his role of truck sales vice president, Morris will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the LeasePlan truck division in the Midwest.

The Infiniti QX30 may be one model that will be electrified by 2021.

Infiniti to Electrify its Lineup in 2021

Infiniti will begin electrifying its vehicle lineup by 2021, and will also launch its first fully electric vehicle that year.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Prices Jump to $2.53 Per Gallon

The national gas price of unleaded gas raised four cents to $2.53 from last week, as demand for gasoline for the month of January was the highest it has been since 2011, according to AAA.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Unveiled with New Engine

The new Jeep Cherokee features a new design and styling, as well as a new 2.0-liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine, and over 80 available safety features.

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen

Cars.com Awards VW's 2018 Atlas, Golf GTI

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas won Cars.com's Best of 2018 award, while the Golf GTI won the Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year.

Dubai Forms Group to Advance Its Auto Industry

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has formed the Automotive Manufacturers Business Group, which will be tasked with developing and advancing Dubai’s automotive industry and provide a platform for industry stakeholders to collaborate.

European Transport Solutions Provider Implements Chevin Software

Ewals Cargo Care recently implemented Chevin Fleet Solution’s FleetWave in its fleet to centralize processes and integrate a burgeoning quantity of fleet data, according to Fleet Europe.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan’s Concept Compact SUV Includes Autonomous Capabilities

Nissan revealed a six-passenger, three-row concept SUV that features an advanced graphic user interface and autonomous driving technologies.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

All-New Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing for 2019-MY

The new 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter than the previous model year, features increased payload and towing capabilities, and three new, longer frame lengths.

Courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Offering 4-D Driving Experience at Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show attendees will be able to see firsthand the type of environments that Chevrolet vehicles are tested on through a 4-D virtual reality experience.

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Baessler, Fleet Director of Rollins Inc., Passes Away

Mike Baessler, director, fleet procurement for Rollins, Inc., died Jan.12, 2018. Baessler joined Rollins in June 2013, where he worked until his death. He was 67 years old.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

Courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Unveils 2019-MY Jetta

The new model year features an exterior redesign, enhanced interior capacity, and a lower starting price than the outgoing model year, according to Volkswagen.

Image courtesy of Hyundai Mobis.

Tech Developed to Prevent Drowsy Driving

Hyundai Mobis recently showcased new technology that shifts a vehicle to autonomous driving mode when a driver dozes off and the car starts to leave the road.

Courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Debuts the 2019 Veloster

Hyundai has unveiled the 2019 Veloster and Veloster Turbo. This year’s models are sporting both interior and exterior redesigns, as well as improved infotainment and connectivity features.

Photo courtesy of Toyota

Toyota Unveils Three HiLux Variants for Australia

Toyota is bringing the HiLux to Australia in three variants: the Rogue, the Rugged, and the Rugged X.

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.

Photo by Intel Free Press/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

Georgia Considers Handheld Phone Ban for Drivers

The state legislation also seeks to raise the distracted-driving fine from $150 to as much as $900 for repeat offenders.

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 General Motors.

GM's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls.

Photo of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat Gt courtesy of VW.

Sporty 2018 Passat GT to Debut in Detroit

Volkswagen has revealed the 2018 Passat GT special model, a sportier version of the sedan with a base price of $29,090.

Photo of the Ram 3500 Laramie courtesy of FCA.

FCA Relocating Ram Heavy Duty Truck Production to U.S.

FCA is relocating production of its next-generation Ram Heavy Duty truck from a production location in Mexico to an assembly plant in Michigan, a facility that the automaker is investing more than $1 billion in to modernize as well as add 2,500 new jobs.

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