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Weird and Wondrous Cars of the 2016 Paris Auto Show

The cars of the Paris 2016 Auto show certainly knew how to catch more than just a few double takes. Some of the highlights for unique exhibits at the show included a sport leisure trike that can travel up to 100 mph and a wide range of beach cars. Some of the beach cars included a travel into the past with a modern twist including one named nosmoke flower power. These were just a few to name from the highlights.

Weird and Wondrous Cars of the 2016 Paris Auto Show

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UAW Official: Ford Bronco, Ranger Will be Built in Michigan

There is good news on the horizon for all of Ford and SUV lovers alike. Plans are in the making for the Ford Ranger pickup and a new Bronco SUV to hit the Michigan assembly line. The news of the new assembly line additions came from a controversial method where a presidential candidate criticized the movement of the Ford Focus production.

UAW Official: Ford Bronco, Ranger Will be Built in Michigan

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Zonar Rolls Out Connect Tablet, Software for Fleets

Zonar, a fleet management technology company, has released a new device known as Connect. Connect is a tablet that will centralize the wireless operations and communications between drivers, their freight vehicles and the freight companies. As its name suggests, Connect is always connected whether it is docked in the vehicle or not. It will allow drivers to receive critical information from their vehicles and provide necessary updates in order to run the fleets more efficiently. Zonar is hopeful that Connect will help streamline the fleet industry with the revolutionary device.

Zonar Rolls Out Connect Tablet, Software for Fleets

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VSP News: Kolman’s Korner, Episode 114 – Battery Failures

So many of our vehicles performance depends on the durability of the battery. When the battery begins to fail – it usually presents itself in the way of performance issues such as slow shifting, slow or delayed engine turn over upon start and low functioning lighting. Once your battery has been tested and returned as fail, this is not an issue car owners should ignore. Address this smaller issue before it becomes a much larger and costly one.

Key Takeaways:

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  • Short lived battery issues can be fixed by looking for alternators.
  • To handle larger hotel loads, there needs to be greater output.
  • Short lived batteries are not a good choice for large hotel loads.

“Fleets that are experiencing short-lived batteries should look to their choice of alternators.”

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Peterbilt Adds Fuel-Efficient Day Cab

A new fuel efficient model 579 Epiq day cab has been created. This cab can save up to 14% of fuel because of its aerodynamic features. There is also a three piece collapsible roof that makes it easier for transport. The tires have minimal resistance making for a smoother ride. Customers can make requests/ customize their aero package.

Peterbilt Adds Fuel-Efficient Day Cab

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