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2014-08-08 12:21:15

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has added toll management provider Bestpass to its roster of Featured Products. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "In addition to being inefficient at raising infrastructure revenue, tolls also add inefficiencies to a carrier's backoffice processes," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "Streamlined toll management services like the one offered by Bestpass...

2014-08-08 12:21:10

In the news release, Cycle World Releases 39th Annual "Ten Best Bikes" List, issued 08-Aug-2014 by Cycle World over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the name of the award should be "Ten Best Bikes" rather than "10 Best Bikes" as originally issued. The complete, corrected release follows: Cycle World Releases 39th Annual "Ten Best Bikes" List IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bonnier Motorcycle Group is proud to announce the 39(th) annual Cycle World Ten Best...

2014-08-08 12:20:37

10-speaker, 490-watt system engineered specifically for the TLX by Panasonic Automotive and award-winning recording engineer Elliot Scheiner FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, in conjunction with Acura/Honda, is pleased to announce its ELS Studio® Premium Audio System, tuned by Elliot "ELS" Scheiner, will be available on the all-new 2015 Acura TLX. The system will be available on all TLX models equipped with the...

2014-08-08 08:20:52

Full-size truck brings comprehensive redesign to Northern Alabama auto dealership SCOTTSBORO, Ala., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Although a long tradition of excellence is no guarantee of future success, those familiar with the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD in Scottsboro, Ala., might beg to differ. With its famed penchant for raw power combining with a fresh redesign to keep it in line with its less-imposing siblings, the latest edition of Chevy's full-size passenger truck bears...

2014-08-08 08:20:29

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bonnier Motorcycle Group is proud to announce the 39(th) annual Cycle World 10 Best Bikes list. Cycle World, the world's largest motorcycle media brand, has handpicked the best 2014 motorcycles across all classes. The Cycle World Ten Best list is regarded as the industry standard for recognizing design, performance and value for motorcycles sold in the U.S. In creating the list, the Cycle World staff has reviewed countless motorcycle models...

2014-08-07 16:21:05

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced that it has resolved an inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding the timeliness of the automaker's 2013 recall of approximately 43,500 model year 2009-12 Hyundai Genesis sedans. As part of the agreement, Hyundai will pay a $17.35 million civil penalty. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131002/LA90771LOGO-b "Hyundai remains committed to making...

2014-08-07 16:20:42

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For three students, paying for college just got a little easier thanks to their winning video submissions in Bridgestone Americas' Teens Drive Smart Video Contest. Austin Piedra of Chicopee, Massachusetts, received the top prize - a $20,000 college scholarship, for his winning video, "Break Bad Habits. Drive Safe." University of Pennsylvania freshman Barry Oshiba won second place and a $10,000 scholarship for his video, "The Risk You...

2014-08-07 12:30:31

Unreserved auction in Reno, Nevada features three 2012 Caterpillar 785D rock trucks; Tuscaloosa, Alabama auction features seven Caterpillar D11T crawler tractors LINCOLN, NE, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, has a number of upcoming auctions featuring late model mining equipment, including unreserved public auctions this month in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (August 20) and Reno, Nevada (August 22) and...

2014-08-07 12:21:23

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rail Europe, Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, announces a special end of summer offer for travelers planning to explore some of the most popular European destinations by train. During the End of Summer Sale, get great deals on domestic and international TGV trains, including the new direct route between Paris and Barcelona-- And save big on Swiss Passes. Simply book travel now through August 18, 2014...

2014-08-07 12:20:43

-The championships are hosted each year by the American Trucking Associations FORT SMITH, Ark., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF Freight(SM) is sending 14 drivers to compete in the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships August 12-16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hosted by the American Trucking Associations. The drivers earned the right to compete in the national championships by winning first place in their respective state driving championships and by maintaining accident-free...


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'