Gasoline Prices Remain at $2.29 Per Gallon

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March 28, 2017
<p><em>Photo courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.


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<p><em>Photo via Wikimedia.</em></p> Gasoline Prices Remain at $2.29 Per Gallon

The average national price of gasoline remained at $2.29 per gallon for the week ending March 27 amid discussion by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to extend a production cut by another six months.


<p><em>Cross</em></p> Subaru Hires Commercial Accounts Manager

Subaru has hired Michael Cross from Enterprise Holdings as a national commercial accounts manager, the automaker announced.



CARB Reaffirms Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to maintain its greenhouse gas emission standards and zero-emission vehicle program for passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold in the state through 2025.


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<p><em>Photo courtesy of Waymo.</em></p> Will Commercial Fleets Embrace Autonomous Vehicles?

The safety and productivity gains of autonomous vehicles are appealing, but fleet management companies don't expect fleets to become early adopters of the technology.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com.</em></p> How to Deal With Arbitrary Management Edicts

Fleet managers often must deal with a number of so-called “vehicle experts” within the company, sometimes including those who hold senior management positions. Here’s how to deal with the unrealistic ideas they propose.


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Avoid Repeating Past Inefficiencies: Build the Truck to Match Today’s Application

I asked one fleet manager how he spec’ed replacement trucks for his fleet application. He related that many years earlier an OEM rep spec’ed out his trucks and he has been using the same formula ever since. While this may work in some cases, specifications should be defined by today’s fleet application to ensure the replacement truck is designed to accommodate current operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to trucks spec’ed for yesteryear’s requirements.

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2017 Subaru Impreza

The redesigned 2017 Impreza has been built on Subaru’s new platform that improves stability and reduces road noise and vibration. The fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza makes for a good commuter vehicle — available in either a sedan or hatchback.

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Ford's 2017 F-250
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