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2014-10-16 16:21:26

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- List honors SUVs that present the perfect combination of towing ability and interior luxury -- The Most Awarded SUV ever - the Jeep® Grand Cherokee comes complete with best-in-class towing capability of 7,400 pounds and 6,200 pounds with Pentastar-powered V-6 engine -- The ultimate 'no compromise' Dodge Durango three-row SUV delivers best-in-class towing of up to 7,400 pounds with HEMI®...

2014-10-16 16:20:46

UPS Road Code Safe Driving Program Teaches Teens about Dangers of Distracted Driving and Hosts Free, Educational Event during National Teen Driver Safety Week ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading cause of death among teens in the United States is motor vehicle crashes, with phones causing one in every five teen distracted driving fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To help keep teens safe on the road, The UPS Foundation teamed up with...

2014-10-16 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and Truck Safety Coalition today released the results of a survey today released the results of a survey conducted by Lake Research Partners demonstrating overwhelming public opposition, 80%, to Congress raising the number of hours a semi-truck driver is allowed to work in a week. This issue was recently brought to public attention after a semi-truck driver crashed into a limobus injuring Tracy Morgan and...

2014-10-16 12:21:15

Area drivers are among first to test drive new F-150 PHOENIX, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Phoenix-area drivers have the unique opportunity to be among the first in the country to test drive the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 before it is released to dealership showrooms everywhere. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141015/152435 Through Ford's latest promotion, interested consumers can enter an online contest for the chance to test drive the new Ford F-150. Test...

2014-10-16 08:22:14

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auconet, provider of next- generation Business Infrastructure Control solutions for Global 1000-grade IT Operations Management (ITOM), today announced that it is providing network infrastructure management technology for the Copenhagen "S-Bane" commuter rail network, as part of the Siemens Mobility and Logistics Division's project for modernizing the signaling- systems network. Auconet Business Infrastructure Control Suite (BICS) delivers...

2014-10-15 23:03:32

DB Schenker Rail UK is to fit Auto Engine Stop-Start technology supplied by ZTR to 90+ of its Electro-Motive Diesel Class 66 locomotives by the end of 2015. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 DB Schenker Rail UK is to fit Auto Engine Stop-Start technology supplied by ZTR to 90+ of its Electro-Motive Diesel Class 66 locomotives by the end of 2015. DB Schenker said trials undertaken since February had found that the amount of time the engine was running was reduced by approximately...

2014-10-15 16:22:05

Multi-Year Partnership Forged After James Experienced the Advanced Technology, V8 Power and World-Class Craftsmanship and Materials of the Kia K900 for Himself IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the court, he is a ten-time NBA All-Star and the most popular athlete in the U.S.(1); away from the arena he is a philanthropist, businessman and trendsetter; and today, LeBron James proudly includes a Kia K900 - the brand's first-ever rear-drive luxury sedan - among his...

2014-10-15 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] donated $10,000 to the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Family Readiness organization on the final day of the AUSA Annual Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The donation will be used to provide resources and support to families of active duty Army personnel at bases around the country. During the AUSA Annual Meeting, Lockheed Martin promoted a social media event in which the company...

2014-10-15 12:24:23

LONDON, Oct. 15. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hydraulic parts are the crucial basic components to modern equipment manufacturing and widely used in the fields such as construction machinery, metallurgical machinery, plastic machinery, aerospace, machine tool and agricultural machinery. In 2013, the world's hydraulic industry sales approached USD34 billion, of which China swept over 30% shares and ranked second worldwide. Although with a certain scale, China hydraulic industry may be well...

2014-10-15 12:21:32

DALLAS, October 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Insight Report: Technology in Action - A Roadmap for Insurance Telematics is an October 2014 market research that provides a roadmap for the growth and development of insurance telematics during 2013-2018. Details of trends and developments in the insurance telematics market around the world, Insights into key insurance telematics markets, detailed analysis of various growth drivers and challenges and details of products offered by...


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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