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2014-03-13 12:20:55

Updated rule would slash highest federal paperwork burden after taxes and prevent fatigued drivers WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. The proposed...

2014-03-13 12:20:18

DETROIT, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Pi Day, a day noted by math enthusiasts on Friday, March 14, 2014 (3/14) for the mathematical constant (Pi), Chevrolet is delivering fresh baked Grand Traverse Pie Company ABC pies using 2014 Chevrolet Traverse mid-size SUVs throughout southeastern Michigan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140313/DE82598 The Traverse offers a class-leading 116.3 cu. ft. of maximum cargo room and best-in-class space behind the third...

2014-03-13 08:22:15

VALCOURT, QC, March 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - BRP Inc. (TSX: DOO) will issue its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Friday, March 28, 2014. José Boisjoli, president and chief executive officer, and Claude Ferland, chief financial officer, will discuss the results and address questions from analysts on a conference call scheduled for 10 a.m. E.T. that same day. Media and interested participants may access this call on a listen-only mode. The details of the...

2014-03-13 00:20:55

TORRANCE, Calif., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda's efforts in the areas of enhanced driver visibility have been recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as part of its 5-Star Safety Ratings program (also known as the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)), with nearly all Honda and Acura models with rearview camera systems becoming the first vehicles in the industry to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for having met its Advanced...

2014-03-12 16:21:47

February's weather a primary obstacle for vehicle demand, prices increase by 2.2%. MCLEAN, Va., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Extremely cold weather during the first two weeks of February and more moderate temperatures over the second half of the month correlated exactly with used price movement, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Used Car Guide in the March edition of Guidelines, a monthly report on new and used vehicle sales trends and price...

2014-03-12 12:27:44

WORCESTER, Mass., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Fixtures has published a new and comprehensive document detailing bollard light spacing to answer the common questions, "How many bollards do I need?" and "How far apart should I place my bollard lights?" Bollard lights are outdoor light fixtures that are ideal for illuminating walkways, streets, and driveways of commercial and public areas. While bollard light styles vary, optics, lamp type and wattage can be different as well....

2014-03-12 12:20:54

PORTLAND, Ore., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spot market freight availability climbed 7.5 percent in February, achieving unprecedented levels in the middle of the first quarter, typically the quietest time of the year for freight transportation. Extreme winter weather across the country disrupted normal supply chain networks, sending freight to the spot market to meet capacity needs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/CL82024 Compared to January, load availability rose...

2014-03-12 12:20:16

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- New Dodge Journey SE V-6 AWD features a starting U.S. MSRP of $24,895 (excluding destination), reducing the entry-price for a Journey equipped with AWD by $1,800 -- Journey's on-demand all-wheel drive delivers confidence in all-weather driving conditions - even the next polar vortex -- New Journey SE V-6 AWD comes to market as Dodge builds on Journey's all-time record-setting year in 2013...

2014-03-12 08:21:18

TORRANCE, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Acura MDX has been named the 2014 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for Families in the U.S. News & World Report annual Best Cars for Families honors. The all-new 7-passenger MDX beat formidable competition by delivering higher levels of comfort, reliability and interior space, and by earning excellent reviews from professional automotive writers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/LA81515 "This award clearly demonstrates MDX...

2014-03-11 23:22:43

CEO shares insight into how fleet-based businesses can use mobile vehicle tracking and management solutions to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 When a company is managing something as large and varied as a transportation network, it can be far too easy for productivity to wane and cost the organization valuable resources. Investing in state-of-the-art asset management and fleet management software can save companies tens of thousands of dollars a...


Latest Land Transport Reference Libraries

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...

Troller Pantanal
2014-02-20 12:56:37

Troller Veiculos Especiais S/A (Troller) is an off-road vehicle manufacturer from Brazil that was founded by Rogerio Farias in 1995. The first prototype vehicle was produced in 1996. In 1997, the company was bought by Mario Araripe and formed a partnership to produce vehicles. The first vehicle Troller manufactured was a gasoline powered T4 with mass production beginning 1999. In 2005, in Angola, Africa a manufacturing plant opened to also produce the T4. In January 2007, Ford do...

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