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Gasoline Demand Reaches Highest October Level in 15 Years

The demand for gasoline in late October was at the highest level since October of 2006, which pushed the nation's average price of a gallon of regular unleaded to $2.53 on Nov. 6, reports AAA.

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Workhorse to Debut Electric Delivery Van at CES

Workhorse Group Inc. will showcase its latest electric delivery van at CES 2018, along with its previously unveiled plug-in hybrid pickup truck and a hybrid electric helicopter.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler's Fuel Economy Rated

The V-6 powered 2018 Jeep Wrangler improves fuel economy by 11% in combined city and highway driving in part by adapting an eight-speed automatic transmission that replaces a five-speed gear box, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Video Safety Tip: Driving in Snow

It's that time of year again. A number of areas have already seen the first snowfall of the season. AAA offers advice for driving in wintry conditions.

Photo of Infiniti QX30 courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti QX30 Recalled for Air Bags

The recall, which covers more than 17,500 vehicles, is due to get under way Dec. 18.

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Audi A4, A5 Sportback Cars Recalled for Door Trim

The recall, set to begin this month, covers more than 31,000 vehicles.

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Ford's CEO Hackett to Keynote CES

Ford's CEO Jim Hackett, who took over the top job in May, will give the keynote address at CES 2018, where he will discuss mobility solutions, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show announced.

Photo of Kia Soul courtesy of Kia.

Kia Soul, Sportage Capture Top Safety Pick+ Award

The two vehicles excel in crash tests and meet other criteria to qualify for the prestigious award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  

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Automakers Opening 400 EV Charge Stations in Europe by 2020

A joint venture between BMW AG, Daimler AG, Ford, and Volkswagen looks to develop high-power charging networks for electric vehicles across Europe.

Three More Hyundai Cars Win Top IIHS Award

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra GT and Santa Fe Sport all qualify for 2017 Top Safety Pick+ awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Audatex Launches Vehicle Health Check

The new product is a next-generation vehicle scan, diagnostic and repair solution to ensure the health of vehicles after collision or mechanical repairs.

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Terminix Implements Azuga Safety Tech in Fleet

Terminix Service Inc. has installed Azuga safety technology in over 300 fleet vehicles to improve fleet safety management and encourage safe driving behaviors.

House Plan Would Eliminate EV Tax Credit

A $7,500 federal tax credit that has fueled sales of plug-in electric vehicles in recent years could be eliminated if House Republicans can include the proposal in the tax cut bill now under discussion, reports Reuters.

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Lightning Systems Offers $4,000 Rebate for Electric Transit Van

Lightning Systems is offering a rebate to fleets that order its battery-electric Ford Transit 350HD passenger wagon, van, cutaway and chassis cab models.

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CEI Group Brings Back Wysseier as President, CEO

John Wysseier has returned to The CEI Group as president and chief executive officer more than a decade after he departed the collision management company, the company has announced.

Toyota Partners With Autonomous Car Testing Facility

GoMentum Station in Concord, Calif., will provide a safe place for the testing of self-driving cars involved in extreme driving events.

Photo of 2017-MY half-ton pickups courtey of manufacturers.

Commercial Fleet Sales Climb 3.7% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 3.7% to 49,801 in October with strong truck sales outweighing a nearly 30% decline in cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Wal-Mart to Start Accepting Fleetcor Fuel Card

Walmart stores will begin accepting Fleetcor's fuel cards under a new agreement between the two companies, Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. has announced.

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FMCSA Nominee Martinez Committed to ELD Rule

President Trump’s nominee for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in Senate testimony that he will not delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate that starts to kick in on Dec. 18, less than seven weeks from now.

Dejana's new ship-thru facility will be located entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolis. (Photo: Dejana)

Dejana Opens Underground Ship-Thru Facility

Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment, a subsidiary of Douglas Dynamics, Inc., announced the opening of a new 90,000 square foot ship-thru facility in Kansas City, Mo. The new facility will be located entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolis.

Photo of 2018 Passat courtesy of VW.

Volkswagen Rolls Out More 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Volkswagen has added several more fleet incentives to its 2018 model-year lineup to go with two previously-announced incentives for its new Atlas and Tiguan SUVs.

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Ford, Telecoms Team on Connected Vehicle Trials

Testing in the San Diego area will evaluate the potential of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications in future vehicles.

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

Global Fleet Conference Heads to Rome

The 2018 Global Fleet Conference will be held in Rome next May 28 to 30, marking the first time the conference will be held in Italy.

Multiforce Systems Introduces EV Charging Controllers

Multiforce Systems Corp. has launched FuelForce EV, a new line of fuel controllers designed to provide energy management and control for fleets or organizations charging electric vehicles, the company announced.

Photo of Toyota's first U.S. headquarters in Hollywood, Calif., courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Celebrates 60 Years in the U.S.

Since its humble beginnings in a 3,000-square-foot, one-time Rambler dealership, Toyota has woven itself into the cultural fabric of America. Sixty years in, it encompasses a presence in every state, including 10 manufacturing facilities and nearly 1,500 Toyota and Lexus dealerships.

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