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Gasoline Falls to $2.56 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded remained nearly unchanged with a one-cent decline to $2.56 for the week and has reached its lowest level of the month, reports AAA.

Photo of 2019 Buick Envision courtesy of GM.

2019 Buick Envision Adds Power, Lowers Prices

Buick's Envision compact SUV will arrive for the 2019 model year with a modest power boost, a more efficient nine-speed transmission, and lower prices, the General Motors unit has announced.

Photo courtesy of GMC.

GMC to Unveil 2019 Sierra on March 1

General Motors will unveil its next-generation 2019 GMC Sierra on March 1 during a Facebook Live event, GMC has announced on its social media accounts.

Photo via The Blue Diamond Gallery.

NHTSA Launches Compliance Assistance Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a Compliance Assistance Program to help regulated entities comply with safety regulations mandated by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FVMSS).

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Fiat Chrysler Scrapping Diesel by 2022

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will phase out diesel vehicles from its passenger models by 2022, but will retain the option in its commercial vehicles, including its Ram pickups, according to a report.

AT&T's Fleet Managment solutions have integrated Geotab's fleet tracking platform. Photo: AT&T

AT&T Integrates Geotab Tracking Platform into Fleet Management Solution

AT&T has integrated Geotab’s fleet tracking platform with the company’s fleet software solutions portfolio to create a comprehensive fleet management platform for enterprise and government.

Photo via Bernard Gagnon/Wikimedia.

Utah Paving the Way for Autonomous Cars

A Utah bill aimed at adopting rules that would allow autonomous cars and trucks on roads in the state passed a House committee on a unanimous vote on Feb. 21. The proposed legislation will now proceed to the full House for consideration.

Logo courtesy of The Work Truck Show

Work Truck Show to Bring Slew of Vehicles, Products

Truck manufacturers, as well as auxiliary equipment manufacturer, are gearing up to reveal several new vehicles and solutions at the Work Truck Show from March 6–9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Photo via Visitor7/Wikimedia.

Autonomous Vehicles Pose Washing Dilemma

Autonomous vehicles need to be cleaned more often than regular cars but putting them through an automated car wash could actually cause other hazardous issues, according to a CNN report.

Photo: Daimler AG

Chinese Automaker Geely Buys Substantial Stake in Daimler

Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Holding has purchased a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG, making it the largest investor in the German automaker, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Screenshot via KAR Auction Service.

Fleet Consignor Prices Rise 4.1% in January

Wholesale used vehicle prices for vehicles from fleet or lease consignors increased 4.1% in January from the prior month, but fell 0.3% from the same month a year ago, according to the latest Kontos Kommentary.

Photo via Mavis Discount Tire.

Mavis, Express Oil Merger to Create 830-Store Network

The owners of Mavis Discount Tire stores and Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers outlets have agreed to merge, creating an independent automotive service platform made up of more than 830 outlets in the U.S.

Graphic courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab Surpasses 1M Subscribers

Geotab has surpassed 1 million subscribers, which makes it one of the fastest growing global telematics providers. After launching its solution in 2006, Geotab has seen an average of 116% annual subscriber growth over the last 10 years, according to the company.

Photo via State Farm/Flickr.

IIHS to Evaluate Rear Automatic Braking Systems

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has launched a rear crash prevention ratings program to help drivers identify models equipped with technology that stop or reduce low-speed backing crashes, the institute has announced.

U.S. DOT to Discuss Connected Infrastructure at NAFA I&E

NAFA Fleet Management Association will feature a special presentation during its annual Institute & Expo (I&E) conference featuring representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation, NAFA announced.

ARI Offers WEX-Powered Fuel Purchase Tool

ARI will offer its fleet clients WEX Millennium Platform, a platform that allows real-time authorization data, increased control over transactions, and the ability to create multiple fuel profiles with different parameters, the fleet management company has announced.

Photo of 2017 Tiguan Limited courtesy of Volkswagon.

Volkswagon Recalls Tiguan Limited for Air Bags

Volkswagon Group of America, Inc., is recalling approximately 3,768 2017 to 2018 Tiguan Limited vehicles because they may be equipped with the wrong airbags.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Driver Safety Tour to Employ Virtual Reality Tools

A Ford initiative to bolster the driving skills of teenage drivers is getting ready to kick off its 13-city tour this month with several new virtual reality tools, according to the company.

UPS and Workhorse are collaborating to deploy 50 electric delivery vans. UPS ordered 125 hybrid delivery vans from Workhorse in 2016 as well (pictured). Photo: UPS

UPS and Workhorse to Collaborate on Electric Delivery Vehicles

UPS has announced plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks designed from the ground up as part of a collaboration with Workhorse Group.

Didi Chuxing Plans Autonomous Ride-Sharing Platform

Chinese ride-hailer Didi Chuxing is in the early talks with 12 automakers, including the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and Ford Motor Co., to set up an electric-vehicle autonomous ride-sharing service in China, reports Engadget.

Photo of 2019 Santa Fe courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Debuts Next-Gen 2019 Santa Fe

Hyundai's 2019 Santa Fe compact SUV will enter its fourth generation with new three-row diesel variant, more standard driver-assisting technologies, and a new eight-speed transmission, Hyundai announced.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Goes on Sale

Mitsubishi dealers will begin selling the 2018 Eclipse Cross subcompact SUVs in early March with a starting retail price of $23,295.

Ray Greer

Omnitracs Taps Former BNSF Logistics President as CEO

Omnitracs has appointed industry veteran Ray Greer its chief executive officer; he takes over for John Graham, who served as CEO since 2013.


Lincoln Chief to Head Ford North America

Ford Motor Co. has named Kumar Galhotra to lead its North America business. Galhotra has been overseeing a revamp of the Lincoln brand for the past four years.

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Teens Disregarding Texting-While-Driving Laws

Teen drivers mostly ignore texting bans but make fewer hand-held cell phone calls while driving, according to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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