One business owner took advantage of buying retired police cars when she found employees were reluctant to drive their own vehicles and that other options just didn’t work out as hoped for. For around $5000 per car, the owner was able to buy used police cars at auction. The cars, which are all Ford Crown Victorias, tend to lend themselves to the needs of the company and are very eye catching.
“Clark remembered a tip from money management guru Dave Ramsey to buy used cars at auctions.”
Equilon Enterprises LLC, a Houston based company was recently awarded $16 million to help develop hydrogen stations in California. The money was awarded by the California Energy Commission and the stations will be placed in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento and Walnut Creek. Equilon Enterprises LLC has been commissioned to make 60 of these stations and already have 29 that are up and running throughout the United States.
“The California Energy Commission has awarded $16 million to a Houston-based company to develop seven new hydrogen stations in the northern part of the state, according to a release.”
President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order to rebuild the United States infrastructure. The President says the current system for environmental reviews is inefficient, and the new Executive Order will streamline the process. The new process will implement a One Federal Decision policy. The DOT has already started putting these plans into action, and has launched a grant program called INFRA
Canada CDL applicants looking to get the behind the wheels of a big-rig must pass a rigorous training regime. At least 103.5 hours of certified training must be completed, while America will be contesting a mere 30 hours of training in 2020. Unfortunately, some schools and employers in Canada will be looking for shortcuts in the new training path.
““The more-difficult test is better,” Richardson adds, suggesting that the new training regime will bring an end to most of the so-called licensing mills that prepared trainees for ministry licensing tests but often failed to develop the skills needed to earn a job.”
The head of a German toy company has successfully sued Ferrari over the use of the name Testarossa for licensing products. The Italian auto maker has held the trademark on this name but not actively used it in over twenty years. The court upheld that since that was the case they no longer had the right to copyright the name. The toy company intends to use the name to brand numerous products including a bicycle.
““A brand needs to be used to protect it, which the company has not done here.””
The FMCSA has clarified the issuance of commercial learner’s permits. Guidance was recently issued by the FMCSA that clarifies a state can accept applications for commercial learner’s permits and also administer the general knowledge test to people who are not actually domiciled there. States that choose to administer the general knowledge test must transmit the results directly to the applicant’s state of domicile.
“Guidance just issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration clarifies that a state may accept applications for commercial learner’s permits and administer the general knowledge test to individuals who are not domiciled there.”
A wheel check can identify a loose wheel nut with a very simple visual inspection and it is also heat sensitive. If you practice preventive maintenance procedures and regular inspections, then unexpected and costly brake or bearing problems can be avoided. They are very important and will help people that drive trucks.
“Wheel-Check can identify a loose wheel nut with a simple visual inspection.”
Ferrari has confirmed their desire to build an SUV. The SUV market has become a very popular one recently. It turns out that the ultra wealthy want to buy them too. This is especially true for the ones in Chinese markets. Since the demand has gone up a lot, tons of car manufacturers are making very great SUV’s.
Nissan is about to release their new design, the Leaf, which has been modeled after the sleek airplane wing. Like an airplane wing, the Leaf is purposely designed close to the ground and aerodynamic. The features allow the Leaf to experience less drag and achieve a more secure ride at higher speeds. Nissan also claims this new design allows for greater security against crosswinds.