RepairPal launches nationwide warranty program

It can be difficult to know who to trust for automotive repairs. Though many shops may offer a warranty on their services, making an appointment with a particular shop when you’re on the road can be impossible or inconvenient at best. RepairPal seeks to change that with a network of over 1800 certified shops, offering a minimum one year / 12,000-mile warranty.

RepairPal launches nationwide warranty program

CarriersEdge Offering Vehicle Inspection Training Course

In order to help transportation companies avoid violations with their vehicles, CarriersEdge now offers online vehicle inspection courses. The course offers four modules that can be done at one’s own pace. Through the use of this course, employees can get a better idea of why an inspection of their vehicle before departure is so important and a thorough understanding of what exactly to look for.

Key Takeaways:

  • CarriersEdge has released a full suite of online vehicle inspection training courses for transportation companies and their drivers.
  • The new CarriersEdge Vehicle Inspection courses use the company’s interactive learning approach
  • Industry statistics continue to show that many top violations related to brakes, lights and tires could have been easily avoided with proper pre-trip

“CarriersEdge has released a full suite of online vehicle inspection training courses for transportation companies and their drivers.”

http://www.worktruckonline.com/channel/operations/news/story/2016/10/carriersedge-releases-vehicle-inspection-training-course.aspx

Toyota, Ford Top Consumer Reports’ Recommended Models

In the market for a new vehicle? To start off the research into a seemingly endless list of choices, check out the Consumer Report list of recommended models first. Toyota has the most with 19 models recommended on the list, with Ford and Lexus trailing with ten each. This list should give you a jumping-off point when looking for the perfect next vehicle.

Key Takeaways:

  • Toyota, Ford, and Lexus had the most nameplates appear on the Consumer Reports’ list of recommended models
  • Toyota leads the way with 19 models receiving the coveted check mark, while Ford and Lexus had 10 models each
  • Seven Chevrolet vehicles earned a check, including the Malibu, Cruze, Impala, and Traverse

“Toyota leads the way with 19 models receiving the coveted check mark, while Ford and Lexus had 10 models each. Recommended Toyota models include the Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Prius, RAV4, and Tundra.”

http://www.automotive-fleet.com/channel/vehicle-research/news/story/2016/10/toyota-ford-lead-consumer-reports-recommended-models.aspx

Charges Dropped Against Chauffeur In N.Y. Crash

Charges against a New York chauffeur that killed four women in a 2015 auto accident have been dropped by the New York prosecutor. The chauffeur had been attempting a U-turn on Route 48 when he was struck by a drunk driver, resulting in him then hitting the limousine containing the four women.

Key Takeaways:

  • Carlos Pino was indicted in March on four counts of criminally negligent homicide, four counts of assault, reckless driving and other crimes in the Cutchogue crash that killed Brittney Schulman, Lauren Baruch, Stephanie Belli and Amy Grabina.
  • All charges have been dropped against the chauffeur in the July 2015 crash that killed four women who were touring vineyards on Long Island to celebrate a birthday, a judge said Oct. 26.
  • The four women were touring vineyards in a limousine to celebrate a friend’s birthday when Pino tried to make a U-turn on state Route 48 and was hit by a truck driven by an alleged drunk driver.

“All charges have been dropped against the chauffeur in the July 2015 crash that killed four women who were touring vineyards on Long Island to celebrate a birthday, a judge said Oct. 26.”

http://www.lctmag.com/operations/news/717225/charges-dropped-against-chauffeur-in-2015-long-island-crash

Woman Indicted for Impersonating CDL Medical Examiner

Joann Wingate of Carlisle, PA has been indicted on the charges of impersonating a CDL medical examiner and medical review officer for CDL urine drug tests. After her chiropractor’s license was suspended in 2014, she allegedly procured the identity of a licensed medical examiner and advertised her services at truck stops. These charges hold very serious repercussions, and anyone who suspects a medical examiner of fraudulent activity should report it to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General immediately.

Woman Indicted for Impersonating CDL Medical Examiner

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport vs. 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Motor Trend compares the differences between the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport and the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S. This is a classic comparison for Motor Trend showing the differences between American and German built vehicles. It is an informative article for car enthusiasts including information on test data and more!

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport vs. 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S

The trip highlights the potential for self-driving technology in the commercial trucking industry.

Uber has allegedly accomplished what so many others have been working toward for years. It has produced the first autonomous truck that can deliver goods without a driver behind the wheel. The truck supposedly made its first self-driven delivery to a Budweiser plant in Colorado. While there is still far to go before this will be a common occurrence on American highways, it marks a giant step forward in technology.

Key Takeaways:

  • The truck’s arrival marked the completion of a 120-mile trip, and the success of the world’s first self-driven commercial shipment, autonomous trucking startup Otto announced Tuesday.
  • It was a unique trip because once the truck merged onto the highway, it navigated without human intervention — using cameras, radar and laser sensors to steer, accelerate and brake autonomously.
  • The driver, Walter Martin, got up from behind the wheel and kept an eye on the truck’s progress from his bunk in the back of the cab.

“A self-driving truck takes to the road with no one behind the wheel.”

http://www.topix.com/business/trucking/2016/10/the-trip-highlights-the-potential-for-self-driving-technology-in-the-commercial-trucking-industry?fromrss=1

Germany Asks Tesla to Stop Using the Term Autopilot

The terms “autopilot” and “self-driving” are causing a stir for Tesla. Reports state the Federal Transport Authority in Germany is demanding “autopilot” to be removed in their advertising to avoid confusion. They state it is misleading, as the car does not drive itself. Tesla responded stating the term autopilot means reducing a drivers work load, but aren’t arguing about removing the specific terms. They have already removed “self-driving” from Chinese advertisements, after an accident occurred.

Germany Asks Tesla to Stop Using the Term Autopilot

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