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Embattled Pruitt Resigns Post as EPA Administrator

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned amid accusations of ethics violations while in the position.

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Commentary: Are SuperTrucks a Waste of Money?

SuperTrucks have been called a waste of taxpayer money or government-funded marketing. Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood might disagree.

Shell Lubricants Eco-marathon Competition

The key event of Shell Lubricants' Make the Future California and Eco-marathon Americas 2018 festival was the Eco-marathon mileage challenge. The competition featured 99 high school teams vying to set a new mileage mark while piloting their class-constructed vehicles around the Sonoma Raceway track. Photos: Jim Beach

Honda: 2019 Insight Hybrid Provides 55 MPG in the City

Honda's 2019 Insight gasoline-electric hybrid should achieve 55 miles per gallon in city driving, when it arrives at dealer lots this summer, Honda announced.

How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?

Calculating the cost of operating an electric vehicle can be complicated because electricity prices fluctuate far more frequently than diesel fuel.

New Vehicle Fuel Economy Falls to 25 MPG

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in December fell to 25 mpg — down 0.2 mpg from a revised November value, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

Video: A Closer Look at XL Hybrids Vans

XL Hybrids CTO Ed Lovelace explains the technology behind the company's hybrid vans that help fleets improve fuel economy.

Do Your Drivers Know their Company Vehicle is not Equipped with a Spare Tire?

As a fleet manager, it is your responsibility to let drivers know their company vehicle is not equipped with a spare tire. The danger is many drivers do not know their vehicle doesn’t have a spare – until they need it. Drivers often say they were never told their new company vehicle didn’t come with a spare. Approximately 36 percent of model-year 2015 vehicles were not equipped with a spare tire. This compares to 5 percent in 2006.

Video: Fuel Economy Tips for Drivers

Wayne Gerdes, and expert hypermiler, gives several driving tips to achieve higher mpg. Gerdes set a world record with more than 81 mpg in a 2015 Golf TDI. Video courtesy of VW.