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Chevrolet Equinox Emphasizes Rightsized Efficiency for 2018

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Completely redesigned, the model-year 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will fit fleets looking for an efficient and productive crossover.

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Element Offers OnStar Data Integration for Xcelerate Platform

Element Fleet Management's Xcelerate platform allows customers access to fleet location, usage and vehicle diagnostic insights from properly equipped General Motors Fleet vehicles.

Congressman Robert Latta on July 19 addresses the House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. Screen shot courtesy of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and YouTube.

House Advances Self-Driving Car Bill

The legislation now moves to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is expected to vote on the measure next week.

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Setzke Returns to Donlen as VP of Client Relations

Donlen has rehired Roger Setzke as vice president of client relations, the fleet management company has announced.

Photo of 2018 Buick Regal GS courtesy of GM.

Buick Adds More Powerful Regal GS for 2018

The 2018 Buick Regal GS will arrive as a beefy sports sedan powered by a new 310-hp V-6 paired with a nine-speed transmission and intelligent all-wheel drive with an active twin clutch, Buick announced.

Photo of Lexus ES 350 courtesy of Lexus.

Lexus ES 350 Recalled for Steering

The recall covers more than 1,700 luxury vehicles in the 2017 model year.

Photo of 2018 CX-5 courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda Sets 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Mazda will offer fleet incentives for seven of its 2018 model-year vehicles, including the CX-5 compact SUV.

Photo of 2018 Equinox courtesy of GM.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Priced at $31,435

Chevrolet's diesel-powered 2018 Equinox will retail for at least $31,435 when it arrives later this summer as a rare diesel compact SUV with few competitors, CarsDirect.com is reporting.

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Driving Dynamics' Liggio Buys Out Retiring Owners

Art Liggio, Driving Dynamics' president and CEO, has acquired the fleet driver training company from its retiring founders with the help of an investment firm and Philadelphia-based financial institution.

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Safety Tip: Night Driving

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice to promote safer driving at night.

Photo of 2012 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Vehicle Depreciation Shows Pockets of Strength at Midway Point

The average price of a used vehicle for model years 2012 to 2016 decreased in value 1.3%, slightly more than the 1.2% decrease in May, according to Black Book. The price of cars overall dropped 1.8%, while trucks decreased 0.8% in value in June. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of 16.7%.

ARI Client to Explain How He Reduced Accident Rate

Red Hawk Fire & Security saw a 68% drop in the number of accidents year-over-year and saved $1 million in liability costs by leveraging their fleet data and implementing a proactive driver safety training program.

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Jaguar Reveals E-Pace with Wild Barrel-Roll Stunt

Jaguar revealed its 2018 E-Pace with a mid-air barrel roll that sent the luxury SUV flying toward a Guinness World Records mark for the furthest barrel roll in a production vehicle.

Photo of 2019 A8 courtesy of Audi.

Audi's 2019 A8 Offers Highly-Automated Driving

Audi's 2019 A8 flagship sedan will offer Level 3 autonomous driving technology in a future called Traffic Jam Pilot that can take control of the vehicle in slow-moving traffic and control starting, accelerating, steering, and braking, Audi has announced.

Donlen Adds OnStar Feed to Telematics Product

Donlen's DriverPoint Telematics solution will now receive data from General Motors' OnStar system to improve efficiency, the fleet management company announced.

Screenshot via Nauto.

Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.

Photo of 2019 A8 courtesy of Audi.

Audi Debuting 2019 A8 Sedan in Barcelona

Audi is showing its next-generation 2019 A8 luxury sedan at a special event in Barcelona today for a sedan that will enter its fourth generation as Audi's flagship vehicle.

Average diesel prices are forecast to rise only a little this year and into 2018. Graphic: U.S. DOE

Forecast Calls for Continued Low Oil, Fuel Prices

Lower than earlier forecast crude oil prices are expected to translate into continued low prices at the pumps for both diesel and gasoline, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.

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Used Vehicle Values Keep Climbing Higher, Manheim Says

The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index hit a record high for the second consecutive month, as wholesale used-vehicle prices rose 1.1% month over month in June. The increase brought the Index to 129.3, a 2.5% increase from a year ago.

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Report Warns States About Marijuana Legalization

A new government report explores the downstream effects of state laws legalizing marijuana use and offers advice to states likely to change their laws in the future.

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TSA Workshop to Examine Security Threats at Fleet Safety Conference

The Transportation Security Administration will be providing a hands-on workshop focusing on transportation security at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference.

Photo of U.S. Route 23 in Michigan by Doug Kerr of Albany, N.Y., via Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: Enhancing Field of Vision

The Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles provides six tips on how to maximize field of vision while driving.

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Commercial Fleet Sales Surge in June

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufacturers bounced back in June after several months of declining sales, by increasing 14.6% from a year ago to 68,443 units, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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Cadillac Integrates Apple Watch

Cadillac drivers will be able to sync their Apple Watch with an update to the myCadillac mobile app that's available now, the GM unit has announced.

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Graybar's Fleet Manager Hughes Retires

David Hughes, long-time director, corporate safety & fleet management at Graybar, retired on June 1. Succeeding Hughes as the new director, corporate safety and fleet management at Graybar is Keith Bailey, who assumed the position in May.

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Nestle Names Global Category Manager for Car Fleet

Dean Yerem was promoted to global category manager - car fleet for Nestrade, which is the global trading company within the Nestlé Group. Yerem assumed this position in April and is based in Panama City, Panama.

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