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2014-08-27 08:21:00

Stettler Dodge serves local drivers with pre-owned truck models STETTLER, Alberta, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The team at Stettler Dodge has always maintained a healthy respect for Alberta's hard-working pickup drivers. There's also a respect for the success that local residents have enjoyed through the combination of their own hard work and high-quality pickup truck capability. This is why the dealership looks to facilitate even more local success with a Stettler-based...

2014-08-26 23:09:14

Advanced Mobility and Specialty Vehicles, a leader in the design and manufacture of mobile medical trailers, announced today that they have delivered a new Siemens Biograph™ TruePoint™ PET-CT Trailer to Alliance-HNI, headquartered in Owosso, Michigan. Alliance-HNI awarded their contract to Siemens Healthcare for the Biograph™ TruePoint™ PET-CT system contingent on Advanced Mobility completing the process of validation by Siemens as an approved manufacturer of the PET-CT trailer....

2014-08-26 20:20:16

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - With Photo Months of speculation ended today after Volvo Cars unveiled its all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency and a superlative interior finish. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2014-08-26 16:20:32

Briggs Subaru of Topeka introduces available and arriving 2015 models TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The differences between Subaru's two most successful and safest SUVs available on the market may appear subtle, but a more in depth comparison given by Briggs Subaru of Topeka is designed to help consumers find the determining factors that tip the scale in one direction or the other. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140826/139591 The dealer analyzes...

2014-08-26 16:20:29

Appearance Package among new features in 2015 Ford Explorer PLAINFIELD, Ill., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 2015 model year should prove to be one of the most memorable for Ford dealerships as many of the brand's keystone nameplates are receiving redesigns. While those vehicles will get the attention, models that retain their current platform like the 2015 Ford Explorer near Bolingbrook IL are quietly making their way onto the Rod Baker Ford lot. (Photo -...

2014-08-26 12:21:26

Briggs Chrysler prepares for arrival of 2015 Jeep Wrangler and 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan LAWRENCE, Kan., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Briggs Chrysler welcomes the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan one last time before production of this iconic minivan ceases in 2016. Even though official information has not been released by Dodge itself, the dealer has based the following presumptions on the 2015 Grand Caravan's predecessor in order to give prospective buyers an idea of what is soon to...

2014-08-26 12:20:57

Briggs Dodge explains power and practicality of new SUVs and trucks TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Until Dodge makes available the official release date and full list of updates for the 2015 Dodge Journey, a local Kansas dealer serving Topeka and surrounding cities is giving prospective buyers a head start on what they can expect from the all-new Journey. In addition to being powerful, the 2015 Journey is practical, offering consumers a choice between two engines....

2014-08-26 12:20:38

New Location Factors and Interactive Maps Show Where Your City Ranks When Population, Density and Precipitation are Considered for City Drivers IRVING, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today released its tenth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report®" and Brownsville ranked second safest among America's 200 largest cities(i) in terms of car collision frequency. The report underscores Allstate's commitment to keeping roadways safer for customers and...

2014-08-26 08:23:10

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers in Arizona who install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Arizona. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle for installing a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing....

2014-08-26 08:22:54

States share how to keep novice drivers focused on the road WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As young drivers head back to school, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report explores the problem of teen distracted driving and highlights promising policies designed to address it. According to the most recent data, teens represent the largest proportion of drivers who are distracted at the time of a fatal crash. These crashes impact not only the distracted teen...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'