Genesis Shows GV80 Luxury SUV Concept

Genesis has provided an early look at its first luxury SUV with the GV80 concept that was shown at the New York International Auto Show, as the nascent luxury brand seeks to expand beyond a slate of sedans. The GV80 powertrain uses hydrogen fuel cell technology to move the metal, but the propulsion system isn’t set in stone. Genesis initially rolled out the G80 and G90, which will be followed by the G80 Sport and G70 sedans. Genesis will add two utility models as mid-size and entry sizes.

Genesis Shows GV80 Luxury SUV Concept

Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules

“FMCSA has proposed that large commercial trucks be equipped with a speed limiting device. The Trucking Alliance strongly believes that excessive large truck speeds are critical factors in the severity of injuries and fatalities in large truck accidents.” The Alliance “supports a truck speed limiter rule in which the maximum speed setting is no more than 65 mph.” FMCSA created the PSP to help carriers make more informed hiring decisions, by providing secure, electronic access to the FMCSA’s commercial driver’s five-year crash and three-year inspection history.

Key Takeaways:

  • Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules
  • together those two rulemakings would “cost our industries over $2.845 billion to implement, without providing any meaningful safety or economic value to our members or the American public.
  • still “it is imperative for DOT to work with the regulated community and Congress to mitigate the negative impact of this excessive regulation.

“A proxy war of words over how the Trump administration should approach existing and proposed truck-safety rules has erupted among some trucking and stakeholder groups.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/fleet-management/news/story/2017/04/safety-schism-truck-groups-draw-lines-over-eld-speed-limiter-rules.aspx

Diesel Laptops announces the launch of TruckFaultCodes.com

TruckFaultCodes.com makes it easier to look-up diagnostic codes by providing repair information needed for virtually everything in the commercial truck market, according to the company. Users no longer have to rely on expensive services requiring long term contracts or endless internet searches. The TEXA scan tool application coverage adds five key areas of capabilities in the CAS product lineup including motorcycle, marine, off highway and agricultural, super cars and heavy duty truck. Diesel Laptops announced the launch of its newest, most interactive website for repairing diagnostic trouble codes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diesel Laptops announces the launch of TruckFaultCodes.com
  • Diesel Laptops announced the launch of its newest, most interactive website for repairing diagnostic trouble codes.
  • Users no longer have to rely on expensive services requiring long-term contracts or endless internet searches.

“TruckFaultCodes.com makes it easier to look-up diagnostic codes by providing repair information needed for virtually everything in the commercial truck market, according to the company.”

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.vehicleservicepros.com/in-the-bay/diagnostic-repair-info/press-release/20858267/diesel-laptops-diesel-laptops-announces-the-launch-of-truckfaultcodescom&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHGVmMDJlZjVhMWQ2YTBkNzI6Y29tOmVuOlVTOlI&usg=AFQjCNEcp3bNibzctTc5SerNPXGe5L6i3Q

1,000-HP 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty Bows in New York

The engine is built in conjunction with an unnamed premier NASCAR engine builder from Martinsville, Va. A quick Google search suggests it could come from Arrington Performance owned by NASCAR racer and team owner. The new model is a complete redesign that features sleek body lines with masculine proportions and traditional retro styling. “We are also offering optional glass T-tops this year but perhaps the most notable element of this historical accomplishment is that we now join the ranks of an exclusive few who offer a 1,000-hp performance package in a production vehicle.”

1,000-HP 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty Bows in New York

Donlen Fleet Policy Expert to Speak at NAFA I&E

“The fleet policy is a company’s most important fleet document, and the key to any fleet’s success.” “Fleet professionals will walk away from this session with invaluable, actionable fleet policy tips that they can implement in their own fleet to ensure fleet policy effectiveness.” Wills has held several roles at Donlen, including account executive, regional customer service experience manager, and currently director of fleet administrative services. Wills leads the team responsible for helping customers develop and manage their fleet policies.

Donlen Fleet Policy Expert to Speak at NAFA I&E

Ohio Trailer Repair joins Great Dane AdvantEDGE program

This trailer repair company offers a lot of different services. They have skilled technicians on hand with lots of combined experience. They even offer pickup and delivery within sixty miles. Them being part of this program allows them to better serve their customers since Great Dain offers more opportunities to do that.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ohio Trailer Repair, Inc. has signed on as the newest authorized service provider for Great Dane’s AdvantEDGE National Aftermarket Parts & Service program.
  • Ohio Trailer Repair is a full-service trailer repair shop located in Walton Hills, Ohio, just southeast of downtown Cleveland.
  • Great Dane’s National Aftermarket Parts and Service Program provides access to features to streamline the functions of parts and service centers, including ordering, pricing and invoicing.

“Ohio Trailer Repair, Inc. has signed on as the newest authorized service provider for Great Dane’s AdvantEDGE National Aftermarket Parts & Service program.”

http://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/ohio-trailer-repair-joins-great-dane-advantedge-program/

Gallery: Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Contest 2017

Who ever heard of a beauty contest for trucks? Apparently it is a thing now. Some people invest a lot of time and money into making their trucks look nice so they might want to show them off. Trucks can be real works of art in the right hands instead of just useful machines.

Key Takeaways:

  • Volvo Trucks North America Wednesday launched a new regional truck, the VNR, to address what it believes is tremendous growth potential in regional and short-haul markets.
  • Spot truckload freight rates posted impressive gains the first week of this month despite a small but typical decline compared to the week before
  • The Supreme Court won’t hear a truck driver’s appeal against a lower-court decision that found a motor carrier had the right to screen certain drivers for obstructive sleep apnea.

“There were fewer of the highly customized “Mafia” style trucks, and the winners list showed a preference for more traditional entries.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/photogallery/photos/732/paul-k-young-truck-beauty-contest-mats-2017.aspx

Hear the Four-Cylinder Jaguar F-Type Growl (W/Video)

Perhaps no car is capable of producing as sweet of an exhaust note as a Jaguar F Type equipped with a supercharged V-8, but the four cylinder version of the sports car is giving it a good try. In the video below, the more economical F-Type revs its engine, and it’s enough to get us excited. Jaguar is offering an F Type with a turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder from its Ingenium engine family. Although it can’t produce 550 hp like the F Type R, the new model delivers a more-than-healthy 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque via an eight-speed automatic.

Hear the Four-Cylinder Jaguar F-Type Growl (W/Video)

New N.D. Distracted Driving Law Passes

North Dakota drivers will now face a $100 fine for failing to control their vehicle, causing a crash, or committing a moving violation because of distraction. Driver distractions include, but are not limited to, activities such as eating, reading, and grooming. This new law will go into effect August 1st 2017.

Key Takeaways:

  • North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed into law legislation that imposes a $100 fine on drivers who are distracted while driving.
  • The state vehicle code amendment broadens the state’s definition of distracted driving to include any extraneous activity.
  • North Dakota law already prohibits the use of wireless communications devices to compose, read or send electronic messages while driving.

“The state vehicle code amendment broadens the state’s definition of distracted driving to include any extraneous activity — not just texting — that might impair the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely.”

http://www.automotive-fleet.com/channel/safety-accident-management/news/story/2017/04/new-n-d-distracted-driving-law-passes.aspx

Apple Granted Permit for Autonomous Car Testing

Apple Inc is now the 30th company to receive authorization to test autonomous cars on public roads in California. Their permit applies to the testing of three autonomous 2015 Lexus RX 450h which will be overseen by six human drivers. Not much else is known at this time as Apple continues to be tight-lipped about any future plans in the self-driving vehicle marketplace.

Key Takeaways:

  • Apple Inc. is now authorized to test autonomous cars on public roads in California, becoming the 30th company to receive such a testing permit from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • California law currently requires that human drivers occupy all autonomous test cars so the drivers can instantly assume manual control if the autonomous system falters.
  • Apple joins an already crowded field of tech leaders hoping to make their mark on the evolving self-driving vehicle market.

“Apple Inc. is now authorized to test autonomous cars on public roads in California, becoming the 30th company to receive such a testing permit from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.”

http://www.automotive-fleet.com/channel/safety-accident-management/news/story/2017/04/calif-grants-apple-permit-for-autonomous-car-testing.aspx

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