2016 L.A. Auto Show: Trucks and Vans

Are you into auto parts and automobiles at all? If you are, then you probably already know about the surge of auto shows that went on this year — and that are going to keep on next year. But your focus is probably on the now… And even if you couldn’t go to some of the best auto shows this year, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on them — this article is full of photos from “2016 L.A. Auto Show: Trucks and Vans.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Depreciation for 1- to 5-year-old vehicles saw a significant increase to 2.9% for October from the 2.3% September rate with passenger cars seeing greater weakness, according to Black Book.
  • Cars saw a 3.2% decrease in retained value for the month, while trucks, vans, and SUVs saw a 2.6% depreciation rate.
  • Vehicles from the 2011 to 2015 model years are now averaging an annual depreciation rate of 16.8%.

“Chevrolet will introduce its third-generation 2018 Equinox compact SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show ahead of plans to offer it for sale in the first quarter of 2017.”

http://www.businessfleet.com/photogallery/photos/692/2016-l-a-auto-show-trucks-and-vans.aspx

Volvo’s SuperTruck Demonstrates the Art of the Possible

knowledge accelerator; a new name and brand for an amazing unbelievable project that it is invading the roads .

Volvo Super Truck is the new revolution in the industry of vehicles , it’s huge , fast , accurate , powerful & fuel friend .

The contents of Volvo super truck are very sensitive , high level of materials that enable the truck to be unique and to be one of it’s kind or in other words a start up project that open the way in front of modern technology . Track the SuperTruck details for more details .

Volvo’s SuperTruck Demonstrates the Art of the Possible

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Seattle Increases Fuel Efficiency with Hybrid Ambulances

We talk all the time about fuel and how it is important , we pay millions and millions to improve the efficiency of everything and fuel is one of them . One of the most successful improvements that happened is what Seattle did , which is the invention of technology that enable you to achieve more miles with one gallon and decrease the level of Carbon Dioxide .. This tech is used for the ambulance cars and already achieved high score in increasing the miles per gallon .

Key Takeaways:

  • The City of Seattle has achieved a 23% increase in miles driven per gallon and a 19% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in its hybrid ambulance vehicles, exceeding the city’s expectations, XL Hybrids announced.
  • Miles driven per gallon measures MPG while the vehicle is being driven and excludes idling time.
  • The company retrofitted two of the Seattle Fire Department’s Ford E-350 ambulances with its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System.

“The hybrid-electric ambulances have been used over tens of thousands of miles of driving on Seattle’s steeply graded urban streets and in fluctuating temperature.”

http://www.government-fleet.com/channel/green-fleet/news/story/2016/11/seattle-increases-fuel-efficiency-with-hybrid-ambulances.aspx

The Quest for Peace and Quiet

Being a trucker might not seem like the most rewarding job, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a job some people choose to pursue nonetheless. And while some jobs are quieter than others, there’s always a search for quiet. When it comes to trucking, that includes the general life style — and the sounds the truck makes, as evidenced in the experimentation of different parts in “The Quest for Peace and Quiet.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Noise, Vibration & Harshness is not the name of a truck-chasing law firm.
  • NVH is something manufacturers try very hard to engineer out of their products, but it’s often like a game of whack-a-mole. Once you solve one problem, another shows up.
  • Engineers do everything possible to eliminate the obvious sources of noise and vibration – they design new cab and engine mounts, they isolate the frame and the powertrain from the cab as much as they can.

“Drivers have been known to tamper with their tractor air suspension leveling valve in the mistaken belief that lowering the ride height will produce a smoother ride. That’s generally not the case. Instead, altering the driveline angle places additional stress on the U-joints, which can instead create vibration, and may ultimately lead to a failure.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/equipment/article/story/2016/11/the-quest-for-peace-and-quiet.aspx

Dodge Dart Recalled for Windshield Wipers

Safety is the most priority ever at all levels in all fields and products , the main and most powerful way of success in any company is their honesty and respect their customers .

When a great company discover a flaw in one of their products and in a blink of an eye take the decision to correct that flaw just to avoid any danger that its customer might face is the greatest prove that this company is a leader just like when Dodge recalled specific model when they discovered that the windshield wipers might fail.

Dodge Dart Recalled for Windshield Wipers

Rockport Trucks Recalled for Stalling

It’s always a bad time when something ends up being recalled, but that bad time is always made worse when the thing being recalled is something you actually own — or something that will end up affecting you. For truck drivers and people who share the road with them, this is about Rockport trucks — which have been reported and recalled for stalling, as seen in ” Rockport Trucks Recalled for Stalling.”

Rockport Trucks Recalled for Stalling

Baylor Trucking Honors Veterans With Pay Increase

A new veterans program is being launched within the Baylor Trucking company, in order to honor their workers. The company will honor its Veterans with a $.01 per mile increase, $1 increase for local drivers and a 1% salary increase for office associates. The program also offers special trucks that are proudly wrapped in the American flag. Each Veteran will receive a special decal notating his/her service branch.

Key Takeaways:

  • Baylor Trucking has expanded its Veteran’s Recognition Program with a pay increase honoring all of those who have served.
  • The Veteran’s Recognition Program also provides veteran drivers with specially designed trucks displaying images of the U.S. flag, the Constitution, and patriotic themes.
  • Baylor Trucking itself was founded by a veteran, Chester Baylor, who started the company in 1946 with just a single truck.

“”For the sacrifices these brave men and women have made for our country, this program is another way our company can say thank you,” said Cari Baylor, president.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2016/11/baylor-trucking-honors-veterans-with-pay-increase.aspx

Truckers hit hard across India

The withdrawal of currency notes of the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 brought the massive trucking industry to a halt in almost every part of India with functionaries of the All-India Motor Transport Congress estimating the numbers of stalled and idling trucks at a whopping Rs 60 lakh. Virtually all the transactions for toll fuel and the like are with Rs 500 or Rs 1,000 notes. The trucking industry is about 85 percent unorganized with a heavy emphasis on cash transactions.

Key Takeaways:

  • India’s withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes has brought its massive trucking industry to a standstill.
  • Since early Wednesday morning, almost 90% of cargo transported across India has come to a halt.
  • The All-India Motor Transport Congress estimates the cost of these stalled and idling trucks at a whopping Rs 60 lakh.

“The withdrawal of currency notes of the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 brought the massive trucking industry to a halt in almost every part of India.”

http://www.topix.com/business/trucking/2016/11/truckers-hit-hard-across-india?fromrss=1

Isuzu Truck Recall Tied to Unintended Acceleration

Isuzu Technical Center of America is recalling 25,018 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks because of potential unintended acceleration, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks were manufactured from Aug. 26, 2013, to Nov. 11, 2016.

Key Takeaways:

  • Isuzu is recalling 25,018 2014-2016 vehicles over concerns of unintended acceleration.
  • These vehicles have an accelerator pedal that may get stuck under the steel stopper bolt, causing the pedal to remain in the full throttle position.
  • Isuzu dealers will remove and replace the defective stopper bolt with a flanged plate at no cost.

“A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.”

http://www.businessfleet.com/channel/safety-accident-management/news/story/2016/11/isuzu-truck-recall-tied-to-unintended-acceleration.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BusinessFleet+%28Business+Fleet%29

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