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New Jersey Auto Dealers Sue Tesla

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The New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers has filed a lawsuit against Tesla, claiming the electric vehicle giant has violated state franchise laws. According to reports, the suit accuses Tesla of violating the law when it opened a fifth direct sale location. The state had previously allowed Tesla to open four locations. The suit also […]

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Apple to Begin Using Recycled Rare Earth Metals

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Apple has announced it will begin using parts made from recycled rare earth metals in its new iPhone 11 models. According to reports, the phones’ taptic engine will be made entirely from rare earth metals. The part allows the devices to generate a button clicking sound when tapped and represents about 25 percent of the […]

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Volkswagen Settles Another Emissions Scandal Suit

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Volkswagen has settled another claim related to its diesel emissions scandal, this time in Australia. According to reports, the German automaker has settled a class action lawsuit with owners of various Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda models. The settlement will be for a minimum $87 million and up to $127 million if the claimant group is […]

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Trucking Industry Fast Facts

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Truck drivers play a critical role in so many aspects of our day-to-day lives.  In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, check out some key facts and figures about the industry that keeps America moving. PetroChoice thanks all truck drivers for their contributions.  We would especially like to thank our drivers, who are the […]

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Nissan CEO Saikawa Announces Resignation

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Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa announced his resignation after admitting to receiving improper income linked to the automaker’s stock price. Saikawa had been under fire since the arrest of his predecessor Carlos Ghosn in 2018. According to reports, the now-former CEO received inflated payments by illegally adjusting the date he cashed in stock options. He promised […]

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Automakers Pledge to Add Rear Seat Reminders

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As many as 20 automakers announced they would equip their vehicles with rear seat reminders by 2025, according to reports. The announcement comes after the Senate Commerce Committee passed legislation to require all automakers to install such technology. The July vote did not give a timeline for the change. However, a group of 20 automakers, […]

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FMCSA Advises Trucking Companies to Beware of Biennial Updates Scam

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is advising truckers and trucking companies to look out for scams related to the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s biennial updates. According to reports, scammers are threatening fines against truckers who fail to pay when filing their DOT biennial update claims. However, these updates can be filed for free on […]

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Volkswagen on Pace to Return to Pre-Scandal Sales

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German automaker Volkswagen is on pace is on pace to return to pre-scandal numbers as its U.S. sales continue to trend up. Reports indicate the automaker’s year to date sales were up 6 percent through July, despite a 1.6 decrease in the industry as a whole. With about 215,800 vehicles sold, Volkswagen is on sale […]

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Kia Will Recall More than 30,000 Telluride Vehicles

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Kia announced it will recall more than 30,000 Telluride vehicles due to incorrect seat belt assemblies. According to reports, faulty assemblies in the passenger seat as well as the second and third rows are the reason for the recall. The seatbelts in question were not equipped with an automatic locking retractor, which could prevent child […]

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GM to Start Diesel Pickup Shipments After Certification Delay

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General Motors will start shipping diesel versions of its full-sized pickups after a three month delay due to emissions certification. Reports indicate the automaker had intended to begin shipping diesel versions of its Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra in May. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s certification process for diesel engines took longer than expected. […]

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