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NYPD Receives First Shipment of 100 Smart Cars

Recently the NYPD received its very first shipment of smart cars. The NYPD now have 100 smart cars with another 150 already ordered. Initially the NYPD did a pilot program using Smart Fortwos for parking enforcement. The Smart Fortwos are a great pick for the bureau who previously relied upon three wheeled motorbikes because they offer air conditioning and they hold police gear and radio equipment.

NYPD Receives First Shipment of 100 Smart Cars

Truck Trend Legends: The History of John Deere

Since the beginning of the United States of America we have seen innovation alongside revolution lead the forefront in making our country a global contender. With advancement after advancement in agriculture techniques, equipment, and its role in our economy it is only fair to recognize an international name like John Deere.

Key Takeaways:

  • John Deere, the man, was born in Vermont in 1804 and grew up to become a blacksmith, who later left his home state at the age of 32 and relocated to Illinois.
  • Instead of waiting until someone ordered a steel plow before making it, Deere produced several in advance, which was revolutionary at the time.
  • When the Great Depression hit, the company took the noble steps of lowering rent for workers in John Deere–owned housing and carrying farmers’ debts, not repossessing any equipment.

“Deere also did something else that was revolutionary at the time. Instead of waiting until someone ordered a steel plow before making it, he produced several in advance.”

http://www.trucktrend.com/features/1609-truck-trend-legends-the-history-of-john-deere/

Electric McLaren P1 Spider Confirmed, Only Seats One Small Child

There is a children’s sized P1 spider that has been marked as the first appearance of an open-top spider variant. The model is marketed for children six and under, and retails for a rough value estimate of four hundred and eighty six dollars. The child sized P1 spider is marketed by the dealer known as McLaren. Some of the features include a push start button, working headlights, air conditioner, and an mp3 player.

Key Takeaways:

  • McLaren has confirmed an electric version of its P1 hypercar, but it’s not the record-breaking performance machine you’re probably expecting. The British sports car maker has unveiled a drivable toy version of the McLaren P1, complete with scissor doors and audio system.
  • The pint-sized P1 marks the first appearance of an open-top Spider variant, granting children ages 6 and younger unlimited headroom. McLaren’s distinctive dihedral doors lift up to grant access to the cabin, which accommodates one. The car also features push-button start, working headlights, an “air-conditioning” unit, and an MP3 audio system that comes pre-loaded with a playlist of popular nursery rhymes, including Hickory Dickory Dock.
  • The automaker also estimates the tiny supercar can accelerate from 0 mph to top speed in just 2 seconds, though it doesn’t specify what top speed

“The pint-sized P1 marks the first appearance of an open-top Spider variant, granting children ages 6 and younger unlimited headroom.”

http://www.motortrend.com/news/electric-mclaren-p1-spider-confirmed-seats-one-small-child/

Q&A: How Driver Relationships Drive Safety at Southern Freight Services

Safety is amongst one of the main concerns in every aspect of life. Being able to be proactive instead of reactive situation can not only save you valuable time but can potentially save your life or another. Increasing safety in a specific field can be very challenging. One person who overcame the challenge was Kelsey Wolfe.

Q&A: How Driver Relationships Drive Safety at Southern Freight Services

Find Out Why Dodge Van Racing is a Thing in Japan

A recent and new weird Japanese trend include modifying and racing Dodge vans. The new and weird trend is discussed in a video that was posted on the Noriyaro YouTube channel. The video explains to the viewer how the weird Dodge van racing culture or otherwise known as Dajiban culture had first gotten started and taken off.

Key Takeaways:

  • People in Japan like weird things: miniature plastic foods, maid cafes, vending machines that dispense whatever your heart desires, and a lot more. But a new video explores a weird Japanese trend we can get behind: modifying and racing Dodge vans.
  • video posted on the Noriyaro YouTube channel explains how the Dodge van, or “Dajiban,” culture took off in Japan. It’s not clear why the Dodge Ram van of the mid-1990s specifically became the rig of choice, but the video explains that vans became popular because motorcycle racers needed a vehicle that could haul their bikes, parts, and tires to the track
  • The vans shown at Ebisu Circuit are painted in all different colors, with some wearing stickers advertising American brands like Mooneyes, Sunoco, and Liqui Moly.

“A new video explores a weird Japanese trend we can get behind: modifying and racing Dodge vans.”

http://www.motortrend.com/news/find-dodge-van-racing-thing-japan/

Profit Is Hiding In Dark Places

According to reports, most fleets operate on very thin margins and it does not look like much change will be coming anytime soon. This is mostly partly due to them not having total and complete control over their procurement process. This can be changed if the procurement process is managed properly and efficiently for profit.

Key Takeaways:

  • In a recent survey conducted by AmeriQuest Business Services, 2,000 respondents who were responsible for managing or influencing their company’s procurement process shed light on why this process so often falls short of its potential.
  • Fifteen percent of the survey respondents didn’t know which department managed their company’s procurement, even though they were directly involved in the process.
  • Estimates are that 15–40 percent of a company’s overall operating costs fall in the indirect spend category.

“Fifteen percent of the survey respondents didn’t know which department managed their company’s procurement, even though they were directly involved in the process.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/fleet-management/article/story/2016/09/profit-is-hiding-in-dark-places.aspx

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