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  • Moving trucks seen at Hunter Biden's rental home in Venice Beach (surrounded by homelessness & crime)

    06/03/2021 5:19:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail via MSN ^ | 6/03/21 | Kayla Brantley
    Hunter Biden appears to have moved out of the luxury $5.4million home he was renting in Venice Beach, California amid a crime and homelessness wave that has hit the beach-front Los Angeles city. The son of President Joe Biden was reportedly paying $25,000 a month to rent the three-story property on the Venice canals - just a block away from the beach. But on Monday, spotted a moving truck outside the palatial home with furniture being loaded into it. Father-of-five Hunter, 51, moved into the stylish property with wife Melissa and their son Beau at the end of 2020....
  • 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning First Look

    05/20/2021 1:50:42 PM PDT · by Renfrew · 109 replies
    MotorTrend ^ | May 20, 2021 | Steven Pham
    A few key F-150 Lightning specs: *The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a five-passenger SuperCrew cab with a 5.5-foot bed. These are the same dimensions as its conventional counterpart, meaning common accessories and equipment will work and fit just the same. *Maximum payload of 2,000 pounds, of which 400 pounds can go in the frunk where the engine used to be. *It can tow up to 10,000 pounds. *With extended battery: 563 horsepower, 775 lb-ft of torque, and a driving range of about 300 miles on a single charge. *With standard battery: 426 hp, 775 lb-ft, and a range of...
  • N.C. Highway Maintenance Is Behind and Won't Catch Up Any Time Soon

    05/07/2021 10:39:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Indy Week ^ | May 04, 2021 | Brian Keyes
    $3.4 billion. That’s how much bad roads and congestion in North Carolina costs its drivers in higher vehicle ownership costs, according to a report commissioned by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Fixing those roads—as well as repairing and replacing bridges, building new highways and any other large projects the N.C. DOT has on its schedule—takes money, and lots of it. Steve Abbott, a spokesperson for the N.C. DOT, said that to bring every bridge in the state to “good” condition would cost $3.8 billion, roughly 71 percent of the department’s $5.3 billion budget for the year. “As of now,...
  • Metro Orlando retains title as nation’s most dangerous for pedestrians

    04/17/2021 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 10, 2021 | Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel
    The Orlando area continues to lock down its rank as the most dangerous place in the nation for pedestrians. “Still number one,” said Rayla Bellis, primary author of the 2021 Dangerous By Design report that analyzes the nation’s pedestrian deaths and compares statistics of metro areas and states. Orlando and a few other cities had slightly better numbers in the new report than in one two years ago. “These places were so dangerous to begin with that even seeing these improvements, they are still rising to the top,” Bellis said. The report by the pedestrian-safety advocacy groups Smart Growth America...
  • Rivian Announces 175,000-Mile Warranty for Upcoming R1S SUV, R1T Pickup

    04/02/2021 11:05:52 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 18 replies
    car and no driver ^ | APR 1, 2021 | BY DREW DORIAN
    When launching a brand, even one as buzzworthy as Rivian, it helps to provide consumers with some peace of mind. The electric automaker is gearing up to launch its first two models—the R1T pickup truck and the mechanically similar R1S SUV—and both will come standard with one of the longest warranty coverage terms in the auto industry at eight years or 175,000 miles. The current industry standard for battery warranties is eight years or 100,000 miles. The long warranty coverage is specific to the trucks' battery pack and drivetrain components. That much coverage should help early adopters of the upstart...
  • VIDEO: 72-wheel semi truck seems to go on forever

    03/03/2021 9:15:17 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    CDL Life ^ | 2 March 2021 | Wimberly Patton
    “You need a lot of room to pass a 72 wheeler when you’ve got 42 wheels yourself…” wrote the video poster. In the clip, the somewhat desolate outback stretches before them as the filming driver comes up on the road train and seizes an opportunity to pass it, which takes a considerable amount of time and space thanks to its 72 wheels. ...“When strapping down the load takes you two days,”
  • Video: Team of pickups work together to haul big rig up an icy hill, sled-dog style

    02/21/2021 12:42:45 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    CDL LIFE ^ | 20 feb 2021 | Wimberly Patton
    Six pickup trucks work together to pull a semi truck up an icy, snowy hill in this video. It happened in Saline County, Arkansas this past week near Interstate 30 and Alcoa Road. According to the Facebook post by Stephanie Cole, initially three pickup trucks chained themselves to the big rig, but it wasn’t enough power, so a fourth, fifth, and sixth joined in to help, sled dog team style. In the clip, several of the pickups can be seen slipping and sliding, but the team eventually gets it done, and people can be heard cheering in the background as...
  • I-81 bridge work 'a transformational project'

    02/19/2021 10:05:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | February 12, 2021 | Mike Lewis
    WILLIAMSPORT — Shane Burkett has been watching the Interstate 81 Potomac River bridge work from the cab of a tractor-trailer. Now that the new third lanes are open in each direction, the semi driver likes what he sees. "I think it's great. I-81 is a massive highway. ... It's a big help having that third lane now," the Williamsport resident said. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration formally announced completion of the $104.6 million project Thursday. The work, which has been years in the making, widened the interstate from two lanes to three lanes in each direction from...
  • Texas county brings in refrigerated trucks to hold bodies amid COVID-19 surge

    12/11/2020 6:12:17 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/11/2020 | AP
    A North Texas medical examiner’s office has brought in two refrigerated trucks to store dead bodies in response to low capacity amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Many of the hospitals and larger funeral homes in the Fort Worth area have reached their storage capacity or will soon, said Nizam Peerwani, Tarrant County’s chief medical examiner.
  • Is there an update on the proposed trucker strike on Nov29th?

    11/19/2020 3:47:41 PM PST · by jimjohn · 18 replies
    Self | Jimjohn
    Wife showed me a Facebook post, but that's it.anything?
  • Truckers Prepare for Massive Strike to Protest Biden [update at reply 16]

    11/16/2020 5:39:16 PM PST · by tired&retired · 76 replies
    The Stop the Tires Protest will be November 26 to 29, 2020.
  • Hundreds of US Postal Service delivery trucks are catching fire as they continue to outstay their 24-year life expectancy

    09/18/2020 8:15:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/10/2020 | Kristen Lee
    When you think of a typical United States Postal Service delivery truck, you're probably thinking of the Grumman Long Life Vehicle — the boxy thing with right-side steering wheels and driver's seats so letter carriers can more easily access mailboxes. In recent years, however, hundreds of them caught fire — possibly due to age and a budget crisis, according to this new Vice story. The LLVs were specially developed by Northrop Grumman for the USPS, per this 1997 report from the US Department of Energy. Based on a Chevrolet S-10 truck chassis, they are powered by Pontiac engines and use...
  • Truck Drivers Say They Won’t Deliver To Cities with Defunded Police Departments

    06/13/2020 8:42:44 AM PDT · by Salman · 26 replies
    As cities across the country are discussing defunding or disbanding their police departments, truck drivers are voicing concerns of safety. Seventy-seven percent of truck drivers say they will refuse to deliver freight to cities with defunded police departments. Truck driving is historically ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic reported truck driving as the most deadly job in the country. Truck drivers have spent the last year on the front line of a global pandemic and protests. Now many are fearful of what might happen if police departs disband...
  • For the First Month Ever, More People Bought Pickups Than Cars

    05/07/2020 11:50:32 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 47 replies ^ | BY COLIN BERESFORD MAY 5, 2020 | BY COLIN BERESFORD
    Pickup-truck sales surpassed those of passenger cars in April, according to data from Motor Intelligence. Zero-percent-interest loans, offered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as a drop in passenger car sales, helped push pickups past cars. In the first quarter of 2020, pickups and SUVs were a bright spot for Detroit automakers while much of the rest of their lineups saw sales slumps. Forget saving the manuals, now it may be time to save the cars: Pickup sales surpassed those of passenger cars this past month for the first time ever, according to data from Motor Intelligence....
  • PennDOT P3 Project Will Address I-81 Improvements

    12/15/2019 7:53:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 10, 2019 | Transport Topics
    Leaders within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have approved a public-private partnership to reconstruct a portion of Interstate 81. PennDOT’s P3 Board approved the project, which will involve the reconstruction of a 4.5-mile section of the route near Wilkes-Barre, on Dec. 4. Wilkes-Barre, the seat of Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania, is 20 miles southwest of Scranton. The project will involve widening a portion of I-81 to three lanes in both directions, realigning 2.5 miles of southbound interstate and replacing eight bridges. Other safety measures include eliminating a left-hand exit and improving a substandard weave distance between two routes that...
  • Ram passes Silverado in truck sales

    10/07/2019 3:17:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | October 3, 2019 | Staff and news services
    DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler's Ram pickup unseated General Motors' Chevrolet Silverado as the second-best selling vehicle in the U.S. during the first nine months of the year. With a United Auto Workers strike underway that has shut down GM's pickup production, the Ram likely will beat the Silverado for the full year for the first time, according to auto sales experts. At the end of September, the Ram had a lead of nearly 52,000 vehicles, according to company sales figures released Wednesday. So far this year, U.S. buyers snapped up 461,115 Rams, an increase of 23% over the same time...
  • Arizona-based company to build hydrogen-powered semis and off-road vehicles (3,000 jobs)

    09/26/2019 4:17:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KSAZ-TV ^ | September 25, 2019 | Kari Lake
    PHOENIX - Unrest in a country thousands of miles away can cause fuel cost to spike overnight, wreaking havoc on companies trying to get their products to consumers. It's one of the most frustrating and costly aspects of running a business, which gets passed on to the consumer in the price they pay for products. The solution to that problem may be Nikola Motors, which is purportedly the first hydrogen-powered truckmaker in the world. The company recently moved its world headquarters to Arizona. "This machine is one of the largest in the whole world," said Nikola Motors CEO Trevor Milton....
  • Amazon Orders 100,000 Electric Trucks From Rivian As it Aims for Sustainability

    09/26/2019 1:05:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Chicago Inno ^ | September 19, 2019 | Katherine Davis
    To help reduce its climate impact, Amazon is taking some of its first steps in replacing its delivery trucks with electric alternatives. The tech giant announced Thursday that it is ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan-based Rivian, which will manufacture its vehicles at a factory in downstate Normal. The Amazon order is the largest Rivian has received to date, and the company says it expects to begin deploying its trucks to Amazon in 2021. Amazon said the commitment is part of the company’s goal to use fully renewable energy by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2040. Amazon’s “Climate...
  • A trucking startup just beat Tesla and Waymo to run driverless semi-trucks on the open road

    06/26/2019 5:53:00 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/26/19 | Rachel Premack
    Starsky Robotics is now testing autonomous trucks that have no driver inside, the San Francisco Bay Area startup announced on Wednesday. As of June 16, Starsky began operating truly driverless semi-trucks on the Florida turnpike. It's a first in the industry. To be sure, there are plenty of autonomous trucks on the road. TuSimple has a fleet of more than 50 trucks making three to five revenue-generating routes per day in Arizona. Waymo resumed testing its self-driving trucks in Phoenix, after ending the tests two years ago. Embark's trucks drove more than 124,000 automated miles last year. And Tesla has...
  • Maryland seeks grant to widen I-81

    03/27/2019 8:27:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | March 6, 2019 | Mike Lewis
    Maryland is again seeking federal funds for the second phase of widening Interstate 81 in Washington County. Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration announced Monday that it submitted two Infrastructure for Rebuilding America, or INFRA, grant applications. One project would widen part of I-81. The other would renovate the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore, so it could carry double-stacked rail traffic. The application is accompanied a 50-page attachment of letters of support from state officials, as well as business, civic and political leaders in the Tri-State region. A letter signed by Hogan says the grant funding “will position the I-81 Corridor as...