January 24th, 2013
Scion Racing has revealed new Scion xD rally car which participate in Rally America National Championship. Driver Andrew Comrie Picard and team will compete in seven scheduled events, which starts with two day Drift Rally in Atlanta, on January 25 and 26.
The Scion rally team celebrates 2013 season with brand new Scion xD rally race car that has been improved to rally tough routes and high competition. Modifications to 2013 car include all new suspension, improved weight distribution, dog engagement transmission and more horsepower.
Scion Racing is ready and thrilled to be a part of the 2013 Rally America National Championship announced in a report by Steve Hatanaka, Scion marketing and special events manager. The combination of xD subcompact, top notch team race team and one of rally best drivers, Andrew Comrie-Picard sure to create competitive and exciting series.
Comrie-Picard said the Rally xD team has worked hard to get new car ready for first race. The xD is best has ever been and I cant wait for season to start.
September 28th, 2012
Automover News: Chrysler Group LLC announced a new Commercial Truck Division in Ram Trucks to target auto transport customers and little companies.
The Ram Trucks Commercial Division will have its individual devoted team in all parts of company that manufacture trucks which consist of product preparing and design announced in a statement by Fred Diaz, President of Ram Trucks to reporters in Auburn Mountains, Michigan.
Fred Diaz also added commercial end of business with all the products that all commercial and truck customers will be able to think Ram. But he refused to name the exact future models.
Chrysler, which is 58% possessed by Italian auto manufacturer Fiat is shortly to introduce Fiat make vans under the Ram brand. The company is planned to launch 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups along with new Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis cab work trucks on this week at State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
Chrysler starts manufacturing the new heavy duty pickups in January announced in a report by Bob Hegbloom, Director of Ram Trucks. The truck manufacture accelerated the line rate at its heavy-duty truck plant in Saltillo, Mexico, in last month to fulfill demand said in a report by Mike Cairns, head of Ram truck engineering.
January 27th, 2012
Automover News: Mercedes-Benz Unimog 5000 Climbs to Mountain Tops and Volcanoes which is known as Universal Motor Device the Unimog lives up to its name by taking on toughest terrain, thanks to its off-road capability. So much so, that the Unimog 5000 has served as the main mode of transport for tourists who want to enjoy the sights of the famous lava field of the famous Torre del Filosofo.
Getting there can be quite a challenge, but climbing 9629 feet above sea level and traveling through the rough tracks and ash fields of Europe highest active volcano is not a problem for Mercedes-Benz Unimog. It is equipped with flexible ladder frame, all wheel drive with differential locks in both portal axles, and a central tire inflation system. Tourists sit comfortably inside, thanks to bus body that it wears atop its frame.
A second Unimog, a U550L also works dutifully on mountain by clearing snow and ash from tracks. But Mount Etna is not only place where Unimogs are used. The ultimate off-roaders are used for fire services, disaster control, and expedition support.
January 20th, 2012
Automover News: Hino Trucks medium duty trucks topped J.D. Power and Associates rankings for customer satisfaction in 2010 Medium Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study. According to recent study Hino Trucks ranks highest in customer satisfaction with conventional medium duty engines and ranks highest in customer satisfaction among conventional medium duty trucks for two years running. Quality and reliability are most important aspects of overall satisfaction.
The engine study which is in its fourth year examined customer perceptions of 2010 model year Class 5, 6, and 7 trucks that were equipped with both gasoline and diesel engine system. The study looked at eight factors like engine reliability or dependability, ease of access for service or maintenance, maintaining speed on grades, acceleration when fully loaded, control module, vibration at idle, engine warranty and average fuel economy.
For the Customer Satisfaction Study, which is now in19th year J.D. Power measures perceptions of 2010 model-year Class 5, 6, and 7 commercial trucks. Here six factors are used to determine overall satisfaction engine, warranty, cost of operation, cab and body, ride/handling/braking and transmission. In addition study also measures satisfaction with services received from authorized truck dealer. The factors that are looked are service facility, service quality, service advisor, service initiation, service delivery and service price. Hino Trucks scored highest in all factors for both studies.
January 17th, 2012
Automover News: Mack Trucks heavy haul Titan truck appeared on National Geographic Channel Ultimate Factories TV show.
The heavy haul Titan truck by Mack is powered with Mack MP10 engine system which produces top rating of 605hp and 2,060 lb-ft of torque. The truck has rugged Mack Cornerstone chassis and air-ride equipped cab come together to form the most powerful truck Mack has ever built.
The Titan truck is dedicated to quality, reliability and total customer satisfaction. Mack Trucks has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Mack is one of North America largest producers of heavy duty trucks. Mack trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries.
Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is sponsor of Share the Road to American Trucking Association public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of US roadways.
Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of Volvo Group, one of world leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services and one of world leading producers of 9-16 liter heavy diesel engines.
November 25th, 2010
Opel the Germany car manufacturer has revealed the new 2011 Opel Corsa facelifted car. The car will be available for sale with dealers in January.
The new 2011 Opel Corsa ecoFLEX is powered with improved 1.3-L CDTI engine system with 94 hp. The car is outfitted with standard start/stop technology, three-door model provides combined 3.5 L/100 km and CO2 emissions of 94 g/km. In five-door guise the car provides 3.6 L/100 km and CO2 emissions of 95 g/km.
The 2011 Opel Corsa was designed to imitate the Astra which features improved front fascia, new grille, restyled headlights and larger Opel logo on hatchback. The car holds full length body stripes as well as same color mirror caps and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Color version has special paint black roof and black 17-inch alloy wheels for amazing bolder.
The engineers made 2011 Opel Corsa car with major chassis enhancements to better travel comfort with no negotiation on dexterity. Moreover the steering system has been recalibrated for improved feel and responsiveness.
The 2011 Opel Corsa car cabin installed with new dashboard, improved fabrics, and revised trim by the designers. Additionally the new Touch and Connect infotainment system has 5-inch color touch screen, GPS navigation system and Bluetooth/iPod/USB connectivity.
November 22nd, 2010
Hyundai the South Korean car manufacturer has revealed the revamped 2011 Hyundai Elantra at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The power of 2011 Hyundai Elantra car comes from a 1.8L four-cylinder engine system which produces 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque. The car is connected to standard 6-speed manual transmission and six-speed automatic transmission is optional, which gives the car a hybrid like fuel economy rating of 29 mpg on city and 40 mpg on highway.
The interior of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra car has classy and craftsmanship. The entry level car models are additionally equipped. The car features inactive entry and GPS navigation. But the choice of topping restricted car have heated leather seats on both front and rear, air conditioning and 172 watt audio system with Bluetooth/iPod/USB/connectivitiy.
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra features Fluidic Sculpture design with 4-door coupe styling which is basically a rebadged Avante. This gives the car extraordinary low haul which is better than other cars.
The cost of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra will be $14,830 which will be available for sale with dealers later on this year.
November 12th, 2010
If you are planning to move your car across the country, you may need help of transporting your car. Some people transport their car through self driving which may be very tiring. You may get exhausted until you reach the desired destination. Another way of transporting the car is through auto transport. The Auto transport is also called as Auto movers, auto shipping, car moving, car shipping, car transport, vehicle moving, vehicle shipping, vehicle transport, etc. Auto Transport Company will pick up your car from your place or terminal and transport it to another state, country or overseas based on your requirement. There are two types of auto transport. They are enclosed auto transport and open auto transport.
Enclosed auto transport is one of the ways of transporting a vehicle. Enclosed auto transport is exactly that the car is enclosed in a container and shipped much like any other cargo would be by a freight hauler. Enclosed carriers is little expensive than traditional open transporter because it can save your exotic, luxury car from weather elements like rain, snow etc on transportation. Enclosed auto transport happens in containers that are completely enclosed and locked down. There are not more than 2 or 3 cars per truck. There is no exposure to elements.
If a customer chooses enclosed car shipping it means they take much care of their vehicle. All the auto mover companies will have online trucking systems or cell phone devices set up so that you can track your vehicle.
Open auto transport happens on 10 car carriers with 5 cars on the bottom and 5 cars on the top. In this type of transport, your car is exposed to elements. The elements that the cars are exposed to are wind, dirt, dust, snow, ice, rain and once in a while hail. Open trailers are available in two varieties – multi car trailers and flat bed single car carriers. Multi-car trailers are one of the cheapest ways as they are carrying three to twelve cars to the same location. Flat beds carry one car at a time and are middle of the road as far as price goes.
November 11th, 2010
Seattle based residential moving company to shut down business and pay penalty ordered by state regulators.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission or UTC is imposing a $30,000 penalty on AMX-A Moving Experience, Inc., for abusing consumer protection laws and working unlawfully without valid permit. The company declined to answer repeated notices to apply for legal permit and comply with state consumer protection and safety regulations.
The Seattle mover was cited for publicizing its services to the public despite a new state law that forbids advertising its services to the public without a valid permit. The company advertised illegally on many websites including Craiglist and own website.
The UTC is state agency in charge of enforcing consumer protection and safety regulations for more than 200 residential moving companies operating within state. Movers are required to get a permit from UTC, charge appropriate rates, carry proper insurance, drug test their drivers and keep their vehicles safely maintained. The commission does not regulate interstate moving companies.
October 27th, 2010
The Federal Aviation Administration or FAA devoted a new, modernized 195 foot-tall air traffic control tower at Reno Tahoe International Airport.
The improvement of air transport infrastructure is one of our highest priorities and this new tower will provide Reno-Tahoe International Airport with one of the nations most modern air traffic control facilities said in a report by US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
This is a great day for aviation in Nevada said in a report by FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. The new tower will improve safety and efficiency by providing controllers with better airfield views and more modern equipment. The new tower was built with FAA facilities and equipment dollars which are used to modernize the air traffic control system.
Reno new control tower is almost three times the height of the old tower which was built in 1957. The airport runways are very longer than they were when the old tower was built which made it challenging for controllers to see aircraft on certain taxiways and runways. The old tower also experienced glare from lights on the cargo areas.
Reno controllers also now will have state-of-the-art equipment that includes multicolor radar displays, touch-screen voice communications and touch screen work stations that provide instant information on everything from weather conditions to air traffic manuals. Double thick sun shades will help prevent glare inside the 610-sqft controller work area. Moreover new tower will have two backup power systems to help ensure uninterrupted operations.
Tower controllers direct aircraft within about five miles of airport up to an altitude of 3,000 feet. The new tower and a 10,000 square-foot base building cost $29.4mn to build and furnish. Construction began in January 2008. Reno-Tahoe International Airport served about 100,000 flights in 2009.