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2014-07-28 16:21:26

Mercedes-Benz B- and M-Class among qualified vehicles at Mercedes-Benz of North Haven NORTH HAVEN, Conn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The time to buy a new Mercedes-Benz is now, and if you're interested in becoming the proud new owner of one of the luxury models, you will be sure to appreciate that you can leave your wallet in your pocket. Mercedes-Benz of North Haven is currently holding a Sign and Drive Event at their dealership, and with extraordinary incentives including...

2014-07-28 12:22:04

Rod Baker Ford prepares customers for upcoming arrival of 2015 Ford F-150s PLAINFIELD, Ill., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Prior to the 2015 Ford F-150 specs revealed this week, the automotive world spent six months reiterating the initial information provided by Ford and speculating about what might be in the next-generation pickup truck. As the 2015 Ford F-150 release date approaches, dealerships like Rod Baker Ford in Plainfield IL are preparing their customers for the...

2014-07-28 12:21:31

Refined features complement brawny performance on latest edition of powerful truck HUMBLE, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Unlike with most other vehicle segments, customers shopping for a heavy-duty pickup generally take a more even-handed approach to choosing between competing vehicles. Performance, after all, is the most telling characteristic for any heavy-duty work truck; all other frills rank as a distant second. However, one heavy-duty truck has managed to stock...

2014-07-28 12:21:23

Homan Auto of Waupun, Wis., offers local shoppers early test drive of the 2015 Chevy Tahoe WAUPUN, Wis., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the popularity of the compact crossover soars, families in need of something with more traditional SUV capability have a narrower market to delve into. Whether it's for recreational activities like hauling an RV or boat or for home projects and work-related endeavors, there are many Wisconsin families for whom a car-like utility vehicle just...

2014-07-28 12:21:19

Restyled crossover SUV coming soon to Robbins Nissan HUMBLE, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Thirteen years ago, the introduction of the Nissan Murano planted the early seeds of what has become one of America's favorite vehicle classes, the crossover SUV segment. Now, for the new model year, the elder statesman of the class receives a full redesign, bringing full-circle a trend toward sophisticated versatility that it helped to pioneer. The 2015 Nissan Murano, long the...

2014-07-28 08:22:39

New Membership Service Empowers Drivers to Resolve Parking Tickets Before Problems Develop LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now available in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Those pesky parking tickets. As city and county governments search for ways to create more revenue, drivers across the nation are experiencing more and more parking violations. The real problem starts when tickets are forgotten or ignored. AmericanParkingTickets.com is helping drivers battle...

2014-07-28 08:22:11

Revolutionary Ford F-150 coming soon to Davenport, IA DAVENPORT, Iowa, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Davenport, Iowa drivers are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2015 Ford F-150 at Dahl Ford. The new lightweight, military-grade aluminum-bodied F-150 is revolutionizing the pickup truck segment and drawing more and more attention to the new-age pickup. An innovative new chassis combined with new, improved power options create potential for class-leading performance specs that...

2014-07-28 08:21:29

-- Growing demand for qualified diesel technicians prompted expansion to new Lisle campus -- SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, announced the official expansion of Daimler Trucks North America's (DTNA) Finish First training program to its new campus in Lisle,...

2014-07-28 08:21:05

- Most comprehensive inspection and reconditioning process LISLE, Ill., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navistar, Inc. today announced the launch of its Diamond Renewed((TM)) program, which puts International(®) used trucks through the industry's most comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process. Vehicles also come standard with the industry's leading warranty, up to two years, 200,000 miles, and Navistar's OnCommand((TM)) Connection uptime monitoring system....

2014-07-25 20:20:31

2014 Tundra, Tacoma offer competitive choices for customers NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Toyota has built a strong reputation for building some of the most reliable and fuel-efficient cars on the road today. Strong sales in any one segment of the automotive industry, is usually not enough to keep the upper brass happy. To that end Toyota has focused that same energy that has made models like the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry worldwide favorites on their...


Latest Land Transport Reference Libraries

Bricklin SV-1
2014-06-18 08:10:07

The Bricklin SV-1 was created by Malcolm Bricklin, designed by Herb Grasse and assembled in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. It was manufactured from 1974 to 1976, with only 2,854 total vehicles built. Herb Grasse, who was the designer of the original Batmobile, built three Bricklin-styled models for banks and other investors. The factory was not able to produce vehicles fast enough to turn a profit and the company owed the New Brunswick government $23 million. It cost an estimated...

1919 GMC Truck Ad
2014-04-13 09:02:48

GMC is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM) that focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. William C. Durant, the founder of GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909. The same year, Durant purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC was formed in 1912. The first GMC truck went on exhibit in 1912 at the New York International Auto Show. Although 22,000 trucks were produced in 1912, only 372 were contributed by GMC. GM then...

Hummer-H3
2014-04-13 08:37:22

Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs produced by AM General, first sold as a civilian version of the M998 Humvee in 1992. In 1998, Hummer was purchased by General Motors (GM) and they marketed three versions, the original Hummer H1, based on the Humvee, the H2 and H3 models were smaller and were produced for the civilian market. By 2008, Hummer was placed under review by GM management. Rather than being liquidated as part of the GM bankruptcy in 2009, it was retained by GM. An...

Dodge-1927 Sedan
2014-04-11 13:58:22

Dodge is an automobile manufacturer founded in 1900 by Horace Elgin Dodge and brother John Francis. Originally named the Dodge Brothers Company, a supplier of parts and assemblies to Detroit automakers. They began producing complete automobiles in 1915. After the death of the Dodge brothers in 1920, sales dropped and Dodge’s rank fell from third to seventh by 1927. The company was sold by the Dodge brother’s widows in 1925 to Dillon, Read & Co. for at least $146 million. In 1928,...

Maglev
2014-04-11 09:17:26

Maglev is a vehicle propulsion system that uses magnetic levitation to move a vehicle with magnets instead of wheels. The vehicle hovers a short distance above the guide way by magnets and also uses the magnets for motion. The operation of this system is quite and maintains less friction for improved acceleration and deceleration. Weather does not affect the performance of the vehicle. Currently, some trains make use of the Maglev system, but vacuum tube trains could allow a Maglev system...

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