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2014-09-16 12:20:46

The company has the most robust customer support infrastructure and offers the widest range of heavy-duty truck engines in the market MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on Frost & Sullivan's independent research surveying heavy-duty fleet, safety, maintenance, and service managers in the United States (US), Cummins Inc. emerged as the overall best heavy-duty truck engine supplier. While 49 percent of the respondents chose Cummins, its closest competitor captured...

2014-09-16 08:22:10

Bombardier to offer consistent, fast in-flight internet virtually anywhere in the world via Honeywell's Ka-Band-based GX hardware and Inmarsat's Jet ConneX service PHOENIX and MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bombardier Business Aircraft will be the launch business aircraft manufacturer for Honeywell Aerospace's (NYSE: HON) JetWave Ka-Band satellite connectivity system. Honeywell's JetWave hardware exclusively supports Inmarsat's forthcoming Jet ConneX* (JX) service which, when it...

2014-09-15 23:08:18

Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for transportation, launched NextCity for Tolling—a next-generation back office solution optimized from the ground up for managing toll collection. AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for transportation, launched NextCity for Tolling—a next-generation back office...

2014-09-15 16:20:34

Acura Mobile showcases the exciting 2015 Acura RLX with online overview MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The reasons to buy a luxury sedan opposed to a standard sedan are many. Luxury sedans offer a tremendous amount of added features, style and performance to make them an attractive option for nearly every new car shopper. Unfortunately, any driver with a deep wish list of automotive attributes, traditionally found with luxury nameplates, must have a deep pocket...

2014-09-15 16:20:33

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About CarsharingCarsharing is a membership-based, self-service system that consists a network of stations and vehicles. In this system, vehicles are owned by a separate firm or an organization, or individuals, and are shared by users for a short period. Over the past three decades, carsharing has grown from a basic service provided by popular organizations to a widely recognized Urban Transport industry. It is developing into a globalized...

2014-09-15 12:21:16

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations is taking this week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, to honor the 3.2 million professional truck drivers that deliver America's freight safely and securely, every day. "I just wanted to take a moment to say 'Thank you to the 3.2 million professionals, men and women, who safely move products for this country and provide for the quality of life that Americans have come to appreciate," ATA...

2014-09-15 12:20:53

Dealership provides multiple models for customers SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are few names in the automotive industry that so vividly evoke such a strong emotional response as Maserati. The Italian import has made a home in the Pacific Northwest at Maserati of Kirkland and residents in and around the Seattle area are excited by the vehicles offered. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140912/145841 One of the most popular vehicles is the 2014...

2014-09-15 08:20:59

New State Farm® Data Shows Odds Drivers Will Collide With A Deer Are Rising BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. drivers are nearly 3 percent more likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in the coming year are 1 out of 169, but that likelihood more than doubles during October, November and December, when deer collisions are most prevalent. To view the...

2014-09-12 16:20:38

Brand immersion experience features brand stories, virtual driving and design challenge NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America announces the launch of The Porsche Brand Pop Up in New York City on Monday, September 15, 2014. "The Sound Of Porsche: Stories of the Brand" transforms space in Manhattan's fashionable Meatpacking District into a modernized record store - to transport consumers to the true essence of Porsche. At this interactive multisensory...

2014-09-12 12:20:34

- Celebration coincides with American Trucking Associations' 'Trucking Moves America Forward' campaign FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF Freight(SM), an ArcBest company, is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 14-20, 2014, with a system-wide campaign honoring both The Skill & The Will(SM) demonstrated by its employees and the fundamental role of transportation industry employees in building and sustaining economic growth. "This...


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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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