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2014-06-19 12:21:32

Tennessee-based Pilot Flying J makes pledge to TMAF over five years WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) announces its most significant donation to-date as Pilot Flying J - the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America - commits $1.25 million over the next five years to assist with the growing industry-wide movement. The partnership kicked off with a press conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and...

2014-06-19 12:20:48

-- Highest level of comfort, quietness and refinement. -- Revised powertrains: increased performance and efficiency. -- Enhanced EyeSight driver-assistance system with improved camera performance available. -- New safety technology available, including rear radar with Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce the release of the all-new...

2014-06-19 08:21:37

DARTMOUTH, NS, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Citing a lack of preparation, bad weather and a mechanical breakdown as three important factors, the TSB today released its investigation report (M13N0001) into the loss-of-tow by the tug boat Charlene Hunt of the MV Lyubov Orlova in waters off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). On 23 January 2013, bound for the Dominican Republic, the tug Charlene Hunt departed St. John's harbour towing the cruise ship Lyubov Orlova. The tug and tow...

2014-06-19 08:21:26

Lehigh Valley Hyundai compares luxury sedan to the competition EMMAUS, Pa., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Hyundai Genesis has become a one of the most popular luxury sedans on the roads today. To prove that Hyundai can make vehicles that are just as luxurious as other automakers in the industry, Lehigh Valley Hyundai has recently conducted a series of comparisons featuring the 2015 Genesis. The results illustrate that Hyundai's Genesis can go toe-to-toe with some other...

2014-06-19 08:20:38

~ New awards for 7,700 railcars valued at more than $960 million LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) announced its first awards from multiple customers for construction of 3,500 units of its new Tank Car of the Future. These awards, along with other awards for 4,200 railcars across a full range of railcar types, bring aggregate awards to 7,700 railcars valued at more than $960 million since Greenbrier's press release...

2014-06-18 23:16:31

Bobby Likis, host of nationally syndicated car-talk program "Bobby Likis Car Clinic," recently shared the mic with several of the automotive industry's top executives and experts. These credible and knowledgeable industry guests shared trends and developments with Car Clinic audiences so that listeners, viewers, fans, followers and subscribers can use this information to enhance their daily driving experiences. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Bobby Likis, host of nationally syndicated...

2014-06-18 23:01:21

Continuing its three-year anti-texting and driving campaign, the personal injury law firm will unveil the simulator to the public April 4 at the Daytona Beach Cubs baseball game. Port Orange, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 With requests from high schools as far away as Miami, the Port Orange based firm of Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell has purchased a $30,000 texting and driving/DUI simulator. The Drink-Free Zone is scheduled to be unveiled on Friday, April 4, at the Daytona Cubs baseball game....

2014-06-18 16:20:50

Porsche ranks highest among nameplates overall in latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study ATLANTA, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Porsche ranked highest among all nameplates in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study(SM) out of a total of 32 international automakers covered in the U.S. study. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140618/119316 The Porsche 911, Boxster, and Panamera models ranked highest in their segments, receiving the J.D. Power Award as...

2014-06-18 12:22:37

New York City dealership Honda Manhattan makes a strong case for the Odyssey NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Minivans have a certain reputation among those who don't need one, maybe as being a little less exciting than other vehicles. But the misconceptions of others don't seem to make much of an impression on these drivers - perhaps because of the busy nature of a life that requires such a vehicle, or maybe because they know something the detractors don't see....

2014-06-18 08:35:20

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Mississippi. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet...


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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