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Video Safety Tip: Dealing With Potholes

Wintertime brings with it a safety nuisance for drivers: Potholes. That’s because freezing and thawing of water under pavement weakens the road and causes large cracks.

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Laney's Inc. Announces Fleet Coordinator

Paul Hanson, CAFM, was named fleet and facilities coordinator at Laney’s Inc. in Fargo, N.D.

Photo of 2018 Camry LE courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Camry, Lexus Models Recalled for Fueling Systems

Toyota Motor North America has recalled 11,800 2018 Toyota Camry mid-size sedans and about 9,900 Lexus models for fueling system problems.

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Lowest 5-Year Cost-to-Own Vehicles Named

Five General Motors vehicles from the 2018 model year have the lowest cost to own in their categories over a five-year period, while four Toyota or Lexus vehicles also made an annual list from Kelley Blue Book.

Graphic courtesy of Esurance.

Driver Assist Tech Can Increase Distraction

Drivers with access to semi-autonomous features such as automatic braking or a lane keeping system say that they're significantly more distracted while driving than drivers without the technology, according to a new study.

Photo of the 2019 Ascent courtesy of Subaru.

2019 Subaru Ascent Three-Row SUV Starts at $32,970

Subaru will begin selling its 2019 Ascent three-row SUV — the largest vehicle the crossover specialist has ever built — for at least $32,970 this summer, the company announced.

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Donlen Releases Driver Risk Management Product

Donlen has released a fleet safety solution called the Donlen Risk Center that offers HR leaders, environmental health and safety officers, and fleet managers an aggregated, real-time view of vehicle data and driver behavior from one provider, the fleet management company announced.

Fleet's can now order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans (pictured) starting with 6.0L models. (Image courtesy of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids Offers Ship-Thru Codes on GM Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc., announced that ship-thru codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways.

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Element Fleet's CEO Nullmeyer Retires

Dan Jauernig, Element's president and COO, has been appointed acting CEO. Element’s board of directors is conducting a CEO search that will include the consideration of external and internal candidates.

Photo of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

Photo via Jusmar/Wikimedia.

These 6 States Adopted Essential Traffic Safety Laws

The "2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws" grades states on the adoption of 16 fundamental traffic safety laws.

Photo of 2018 Range Rover Evoque courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

Range Rover Evoques Recalled for Tire Pressure Monitoring

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertibles with 20-inch wheels because the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may be incorrectly set.

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In Memoriam: Retired Motorlease VP Ferraresso

Robert (Bob) Ferraresso, retired vice president at Motorlease Corp., passed away Jan. 25, 2018. He was 78.

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Aramark Hires VP of Fleet Operations

Chad Fay was named vice president of fleet operations for Aramark. He assumed this position in November.

Photo of 2019 X4 Euro spec crossover courtesy of BMW.

BMW's 2019 X4 Starts at $50,450

BMW's 2019 X4 enters its second generation as a wider, longer luxury SUV offered in a standard and higher-performance "M" model with improved technology such as voice recognition and gesture controls, BMW has announced.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Launches Third-Gen 2019 Transit Connect Wagon

Ford debuted the 2019 Transit Connect Wagon with new gasoline and diesel powertrains, a new eight-speed transmission, and a suite of safety technology as standard equipment at the Chicago Auto Show.

Video Safety Tip: Driving Amid Lightning

Drivers who find themselves in the midst of lightning strikes should pull over to a safe place, turn on their hazard lights, close all the windows, and avoid touching metal.

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Mercedes-Benz Halts Diesel Powertrains for Passenger Cars

Mercedes-Benz will no longer offer diesel powertrains for its passenger cars in the United States, but will continue to produce diesel variants of its Sprinter Vans, Autoblog reports.

Photo of 2019 C-Class courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Mercedes-Benz Refreshes 2019 C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will receive a midcycle update for 2019 that tweaks the exterior styling and brings more power and standard features, the company announced.

Graphic courtesy of the Expert Market.

States with Highest Cell Phone Road Deaths Identified

One in 10 fatal car crashes in the U.S. each year are caused by distracted driving, and using cell phones while behind the wheel kills as many as 300 people annually in some states, according to a new report from Expert Market.

Photo via Intel Free Press/Flickr.

Cell Phone Use 6 Seconds Prior to Crashes Studied

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety examines the relationship between using a cell phone while driving and the risk of being involved in a crash by comparing cell phone use immediately prior to crashes versus during ordinary driving.

NAFA Updates Fleet Management Training Websites

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) has improved two websites to provide education in subject matter such as asset management, professional development, and the necessary steps to becoming a green fleet.

Video Safety Tip: Correct Steering Techniques

Several experts say hand-over-hand steering isn't the safest steering method for two main reasons.

Photo via John Gillespie/Flickr.

Drowsy Driving a Factor in Nearly 10% of Crashes

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety explores the relationship between drowsy driving and motor vehicle crashes — finding 9.5% of drivers involved in crashes to be classified as drowsy.

Photo on I-Pace courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Tests I-Pace SUV in Extreme Conditions

Jaguar Land Rover has put its I-Pace battery-electric SUV through testing in Arctic driving at minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit at its facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, the company has announced.

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