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Photo of 2018 Ford F-150, which achieves up to 25 mpg combined, courtesy of Ford.

Diesel F-150 Reaches 30 MPG Highway

The 2018 Ford F-150 fitted with its first 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine will deliver EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg combined.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact car.

Used Cars Outperforming Trucks at Auction

Used cars of all sizes outperformed trucks, vans, and larger SUVs at wholesale auctions in March, Black Book is reporting.

Photo of GoRide Transit van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Launches On-Demand Medical Transportation Service

Ford Motor Company has begun offering non-emergency medical transportation as part of its GoRide on-demand service in southeast Michigan, the automaker has announced.

Photo via Jimmy Emerson/Flickr.

Maryland Adds Recall Info to Vehicle Registration Process

Maryland will begin notifying vehicle owners this month about outstanding safety recalls as part of its registration process, according to a report in the Frederick News-Post. Maryland is the only state providing recall information to its vehicle owners.

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Waymo Applies to Test Driverless Cars on California Roads

If Waymo receives the new permit, it plans to begin testing near its Mountain View headquarters — the same place it has been testing its fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans with backup drivers.

Photo of the Q Inspiration concept vehicle in Beijing courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti to Electrify Lineup by 2021

Infiniti will offer electrified versions of all new vehicles by 2021 and hopes to have half of it global model sales be electric vehicles by 2025, the luxury unit announced.

Photo of a car crash courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

29% of Accidents Occur within 1 Minute of Max Speed

A recent analysis of patterns in accident data finds that 29% of accidents happened within one minute of the driver reaching the maximum speed during their trip. The remaining 71% of accidents occurred within the first 10 minutes of reaching maximum speed.

Chevin Offers Cloud-Based Fleet Management Software

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a leading global provider of fleet management software, has launched a new SaaS package designed to support essential fleet, maintenance and compliance management responsibilities.

Photo of 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn with 5.7L V-8 by Paul Clinton.

2019 Ram 1500 Goes on Sale

The 2019 Ram 1500, which is entering its 15th generation, will include a combination of three engines and three powertrains, including a 5.7-liter V-8, V-8 mild hybrid, 3.6-liter V-6 mild hybrid, and 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel.

Photo of 2018.5 Rogue Sport courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Adds Standard Automatic Braking to Rogue Sport

Nissan has added automatic emergency braking as a standard feature on its Rogue Sport subcompact SUV, which it will offer as a later model year entry with a 2018.5 model year designation.

Photo via Tripp/Flickr.

Work-Related Collisions Account for 40% of Driving Accidents

About 40% of motor vehicle accidents are work-related, which poses a significant risk to employees who drive for their jobs, according to a new report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.

Video: 10 Tips for Driving in Dense Fog

Spring rains can often mean fog is on the horizon. Dense fog poses a serious driving situation because few conditions restrict visibility more than dense fog.

Photo of the 2018 XC40 compact SUV courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo Testing Vehicle Concierge Service in Calif.

Volvo Cars is moving closer to offering a nationwide concierge service that allows users to schedule pick-ups and drop-offs of their vehicles for maintenance, the automaker has announced.

Photo of Drivesafe system courtesy of Solotech.

N.J. Startup Offers Video Safety System

The Drivesafe Camera combines facial recognition technology, a video analytic algorithm, and advanced driver assistance system that detects hazardous driving behaviors such as drowsiness and distractions to alert the driver.

Photo via Minesweeper/Wikimedia.

Safety Groups Seek End to Roadway Fatalities

A coalition of safety groups has released an ambitious plan to eliminate roadway deaths by 2050 in response to rising fatalities in recent years that have reversed the progress of earlier decades.

The utility worked with XL to upfit each van with an electric motor and advanced lithium-ion battery pack. Photo courtesy of XL

Puget Sound Energy Adds 40 XL Hybrid Transit Vans

Puget Sound Energy has added 40 new Ford Transit utility vans equipped with a hybrid electric drive system from XL.

Photo of the 2018 Sonata Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Starts at $26,385

Hyundai has reduced the price of its 2018 Sonata Hybrid by $500 on a model that adds standard safety equipment, the automaker has announced.

Graphic courtesy of amslerPIX via Flickr.

Georgia Moves Closer to Hands-Free Driving Law

Georgia lawmakers passed the Hands-Free Georgia Act on March 29, the final day of the 2018 General Assembly. The distracted driving legislation prevents motorists from holding cellphones while behind the wheel.

Photo of the Rome skyline courtesy of Bert Kaufmann via Wikimedia Commons.

Global Fleet Conference Panel: Managing Global Mobility

The 2018 Global Fleet Conference will feature a panel discussion on the topic of managing mobility on a global scale from executives of several international fleet management companies.

Photo of Chevrolet Marketplace screen with Shell icon courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Offers Fuel Payments From the Dashboard

Chevrolet will allow drivers to pay for fuel at participating Shell stations using a mobile app in the vehicle's infotainment system with a new electronic payment solution, General Motors has announced.

Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz Details 2019 Sprinter's Telematics Offering

Mercedes-Benz will offer eight factory telematics packages with its third-generation 2019 Sprinter that allow fleet managers to better track preventive maintenance, routing, and driver behavior with the full-size van, the company has announced.

Photo of 2018 BMW X3 crash test courtesy of IIHS.

2018 BMW X3 Qualifies for Top Safety Pick+

The 2018 BMW X3 has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+, when the midsize luxury SUV is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

Photo of 8-inch oil filter courtesy of HUBB Filters.

HUBB to Show Oil Filters at Fleet Trade Show

HUBB Filters will demonstrate its oil filter to fleet managers gathered at the NAFA 2018 Institute & Expo (I&E), April 23-27 in Anaheim, Calif.

Toyota Cars to Communicate With Other Cars by 2021

Toyota will begin implementing a sensor-based system in its vehicles by 2021 that will allow them to communicate with other vehicles on the road as well as infrastructure to reduce collisions, the automaker has announced.

Stephen Carlisle, president of Cadillac

GM Replaces Cadillac Head de Nysschen

General Motors has replaced the head of its Cadillac division, naming Steve Carlisle to replace Johan de Nysschen, who is leaving the company immediately.

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