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Tesla's Musk 'Dying to Build' Electric Pickup

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is promising to produce a battery-electric pickup truck in the near future as the latest entry in his growing lineup of vehicles that has begun to include more commercial models.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Holiday Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.44 Per Gallon

The national average gasoline price increased two cents to $2.44 per gallon for the week ending Dec. 26, as more drivers hit the road for the holidays, according to AAA.

Photo of Ford Mustang courtesy of Ford.

Ford Mustangs Recalled for Instrument Clusters

The safety compliance recall covers 2,100 2018 Ford Mustangs in the U.S. -- all built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant from March 14 to Nov. 26.

(clockwise from l. to r.) Telematics, Element and CEI, Ford's F-250, and Enterprise Fleet Management's Adamson

Top 10 Articles of 2017 on AutomotiveFleet.com

Articles about telematics trends, Element Fleet Management's latest acquisition, and the nominees for fleet manager of the year were among the most popular articles on AutomotiveFleet.com.

Video Safety Tip: Improving Sleep Habits

Drowsy driving prevention begins with getting enough sleep every night. Here's advice from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

Tax Cut Should Spur Fleet Industry Growth

A tax reform bill signed by President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 is expected to spur economic expansion, bring off-shore corporate revenues back to the U.S., and help fleet management companies make decisions about their operations that aren't tax driven, fleet management company experts said.

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1.4M Ram Trucks Recalled for Shifter Issue

The recall, limited to vehicles equipped with a shifter mounted on the steering column, covers 1.48 million Ram pickups and chassis cabs in the U.S.  

Emkay Rewards Employees After Trump Signs Tax Reform Law

Full-time employees of Emkay, Inc. will receive a $1,000 bonus in response to the tax reform signed by President Donald Trump, the Itasca, Ill.-based fleet management company has announced.

Le Vot

Nissan Appoints Renault's Le Vot to Oversee North America

Nissan Motor Co. has appointed Denis Le Vot to oversee North American sales. Le Vot arrives from Renault, where he has held multiple positions since joining the French automaker.

Photo courtesy of Acura.

Acura RDX to Get 'Extensive Redesign'

The Acura RDX will undergo an "extensive redesign" and will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 15, Honda's luxury unit announced.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 SUV includes an updated City Safety AEB system. Photo courtesy of Volvo.

4 Automakers Offer Auto-Braking Standard on Most Cars

Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Toyota already offer automatic emergency braking as a standard feature on most of their vehicles, according to a new progress report.

Schick

Daimler Trucks Names Asia Head

Daimler has named Hartmut Schick as the new head of Daimler Trucks Asia where he will oversee operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Bus Corporation and the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

Photo of the 2018 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices 2018 Titan, Titan XD Pickups

Nissan has set pricing for its 2018 pickup truck lineup that now includes five 1/2-ton Titan models, five Titan XD gasoline models, and five Titan XD diesel models.

Photo courtesy of Azuga.

Azuga Launches Fleet Management App

Azuga has launched a smartphone app that provides several fleet management tools, including driver behavior monitoring, mobile timecard management, and GPS tracking.

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National Safety Council Predicts Holiday Road Deaths

The National Safety Council estimates that more than 660 people could lose their lives on U.S. roads during the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday periods.

The ES8 SUV courtesy of Nio.

China Startup Launches EV SUV to Rival Tesla Model X

Chinese Automaker Nio launched the Nio ES8, a battery-electric SUV more affordable than the Tesla Model X in a country that plans to end the sale of fossil-fuel powered vehicles.

Photo of Audi Q5 courtesy of Audi.

Audi Q5, Q7 Earn 5-Star Safety Ratings

The 2018 luxury SUVs excel in crash tests administered as part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program.

VW's Electrify America to Install 2,800 Charging Stations

Electrify America will install more than 2,800 Level 2 EV charging stations by June 2019 in 17 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States, with approximately 75% of the new charging station sites located at workplaces.

Photo of the Oklahoma Supreme Court justices courtesy of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Okla. DUI Law Ruled Unconstitutional

The state Supreme Court strikes down a new law that would have changed some legal procedures for drunken driving suspects.

Kontos

Fleet Lease Consignor Prices Fall 2.3%

Wholesale prices for used vehicles from fleet lease consignors fell 2.3% in November from October, but were 0.8% up from a year ago, according to Tom Kontos, the chief economist for KAR Auction Services.

Photo of Ford Escape courtesy of Ford.

Ford, Hyundai and Kia Issue Recalls for Air Bags

The recalls, triggered by defective side curtain air bags, affect more than 13,300 SUVs in the 2018 model year.

Approximately 97.4 million will travel by car, a 3% year-over-year increase. Photo via Wikimedia/Minesweeper.

Forecast: Holiday Travel Will Reach Record Levels

AAA’s latest research found that travel during the year-end holiday period from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. will be the highest year-end travel volume on record.

Photo of 2018 Tucson courtesy of Hyundai.

2018 Hyundai Tucson Adds a Few Features

Two years after undergoing a full redesign for 2016, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson adds new features such as updated trim levels and infotainment options, the automaker announced.

Photo courtesy of Audi.

Audi Integrates Infotainment Services with Amazon Music

Audi will integrate Amazon Music with several 2017 and 2018 models so drivers can listen to songs available from the streaming service while on the road, Audi has announced.

Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda to Relaunch Insight Hybrid for 2019

Honda plans to relaunch its Insight gasoline-electric hybrid as a 2019 model powered by the company's new two-motor hybrid system as a larger five-passenger sedan, Honda announced.

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