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Video Safety Tip: Freeway Driving

AAA offers seven tips on how to drive safely on busy freeways.

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Fleet Purchases in Australia Bolster November Vehicle Sales

New vehicle sales in Australia surpassed one million in November 2017, which was bolstered partially by strong sales to businesses.

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Top Videos, Blogs of 2017 on AutomotiveFleet.com

Safety tips, mobility, driver behavior, risk management, and global fleet history were the most popular videos and blogs on AutomotiveFleet.com in 2017.

Photo of car crash by CGP Grey via Wikimedia Commons.

Transportation Accidents Most Common Work Fatality

Work deaths climbed 7% in 2016, and transportation incidents accounted for 40% of those fatalities, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Screen shot illustrating Toyota's Safety Sense Lane Departure Alert system controls. Image courtesy of Toyota.

Advanced Car Safety Tech Will Roll Out Gradually: HDLI

The Highway Loss Data Institute estimates when such features as autobrake and forward collision warning will represent the norm in how all registered vehicles are equipped.

Photo of 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV Provides 650 Miles of Range

Hyundai has begun selling its 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, which offers more than 650 miles of range, including 29 miles in electric mode, Hyundai has announced.

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

European Fleets to Test Electric Volkswagen Crafter Van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered battery-electric versions of its Crafter cargo van to an international group of major customers for testing before it is released in September 2018.

Photo courtesy of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Gearshift Interlocks Bolster Seat Belt Use: IIHS

An IIHS research project concludes that gearshift interlocks are better at raising seat belt use rates than enhanced seat belt reminder systems that use chimes and displays.

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Ferguson Names Group Vice President of Risk Management

Caryn Helmandollar has been promoted to group vice president of risk management at Ferguson plc.

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Ferguson Names Fleet Manager

Chad Edmondson provides strategic management and oversight of nearly 10,000 assets nationwide.

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Weatherford Names Fleet Manager

Gene Spencer was promoted to fleet manager for Weatherford in Houston, Texas, in June 2017. Earlier, Spencer was a fleet analyst for Weatherford, which he joined in 2016.

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Hyundai, Kia to Offer A.I. Personal Assistants in 2019 Vehicles

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors plan to add a voice-activated personal assistant to their 2019 models that will be unveiled at CES 2018 in early January, Hyundai has announced.

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

2017 New Vehicle Sales Should Reach Fourth All-Time

New-vehicle sales for 2017 should reach 17.1 million, which would make 2017 the fourth-highest year on record and signals continuing robust health in the automotive industry, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Michelin Sells TCi Stores, Retread Shop to Independent Dealers

Michelin North America Inc. has sold four Tire Centers stores and a TCi retread plant to two independent commercial tire dealers.

The SureFly Octocopter Photo: Workhorse Group

Workhorse to Spin Off Aviation Business

Workhorse Group announced its intention to spin off its aviation division, which includes its SureFly personal helicopter, into a separate publicly traded company named SureFly Inc. – but it will hold on to the HorseFly drone designed for parcel deliveries.

Photo of 2018 Ghibli GranLusso courtesy of Maserati.

Maserati Adds Electric Power Steering for 2018

Maserati is moving to electric power steering from hydraulic-based steering for its 2018 models to enable additional driver-assisting features for its Levante, Ghibli, and Quattroporte, the company announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Photo courtesy of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

EU Commercial Vehicle Registration Up 3.9%

Commercial vehicle registration in the European Union showed a 3.9% improvement year-to-date in November 2017 compared to last year.

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Belgian Postal Service Names Head of Sourcing

Benny Gers was named head of sourcing for the Belgian Post Group in Brussels, Belgium. He assumed this position in November 2017.

Photo of Alfa Romeo Stelvio courtesy of FCA.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Giulia Recalled for Braking System

Set to get under way Feb. 8, the recall covers 307 vehicles in the 2018 model year.

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Verizon Names Director of Fleet

Prior to joining Verizon, Pruitt was director of fleet operations for Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Full Agenda Revealed for 2018 Conference of Automotive Remarketing

CAR's full agenda has been revealed, and its keynote speakers include ARI's COO, an Olympic gold medal winner, and Enterprise's senior VP of Fleet North America.

Volvo Trucks North America executives pose with a VNL tractor at the truck's launch earlier this year. Photo: Jack Roberts

China's Geely to Buy Stake in Volvo Trucks

A $3.3 billion deal will give China's Geely Holding, which already owns the Volvo Automobile Group, an 8.2% stake in Volvo Trucks.

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Used Car Market Should Grow 1% in 2018

The used vehicle market should grow about 1% in 2018 bolstered by a federal tax cut and influx of utility vehicles, while new vehicle sales are expected to remain flat, according to Cox Automotive's senior economist.

Photo courtesy of PennDOT.

Tips for Driving in Icy Conditions

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation provides advice for driving over black ice.

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford F-150 courtesy of Westport.

Westport Supplying Natural Gas Tech to China

Westport Fuel Systems will provide its high pressure direct injection technology, designed to enable heavy-duty trucks to operate on natural gas, to the Chinese market.

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