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Dogs left in hot cars

Published: 2019-05-31T01:18:45Z 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) – City authorities say they've responded dozens of time to dogs left in hot cars. In a statement, Fort Wayne Animal Care ...

It's True! Women Really Do Shop More ... for Cars

Published: 2019-05-31T00:11:15Z 

Who runs the world? Girls. Who buys the cars? Women. Yes, women. In fact, women buy 62 percent of all new cars sold in the U.S. and influence more ...

To save the planet, we have to get over cars

Published: 2019-05-30T23:15:00Z 

The May 20 article "Will your next car be a plug-in?" asks, "What does a zero-carbon future look like for transportation in Minnesota?" It paints a picture ...

Self-driving cars are 1400 left turns closer to reality in San Francisco

Published: 2019-05-30T22:52:30Z 

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Self-driving car company Cruise Automation says its fleet of cars successfully completed 1,400 left turns in a 24-hour ...

British Columbia passes emissions law banning sale of gas-powered cars by 2040

Published: 2019-05-30T22:52:30Z 

British Columbia yesterday passed an emissions law aimed at curbing the production and sale of fuel-burning cars in the Canadian province, marking ...

Taco Bravo Sprint Cars return to action | Ocean Speedway

Published: 2019-05-30T22:41:15Z 

Five races into the season, the Taco Bravo Sprint Car championship race is starting to take shape. Salinas' Jeremy Chisum is the only driver with all ...

Long Island Congresswoman Proposes Mandate Requiring All New Cars To Have Blood-Alcohol ...

Published: 2019-05-30T22:18:45Z 

Kathleen Rice wants to mandate a change to cars that could conceivably ... Her bill says within ten years, all new cars sold in the U.S. must detect a ...

Bikes Shouldn't Have Horns. Neither Should Cars .

Published: 2019-05-30T22:07:30Z 

Spend enough time engaged in bicycle-commuting-themed online discourse and complaining about how nobody pays any attention to you and it's ...

The Reinvention of Steel Could Make Car Bodies 30% Lighter

Published: 2019-05-30T21:56:15Z 

Steel has been the main material in cars since Henry Ford started mass producing them a century ago. But the heavy metal is falling out of favor ...

How Volvo Designers Are Using Augmented Reality to Develop New Cars

Published: 2019-05-30T21:33:45Z 

The two companies have collaborated on a way to drive a real car while wearing a mixed-reality headset—a first for any automaker. This allows Volvo ...

Juneau struggles to keep up as junk cars continue piling up

Published: 2019-05-30T21:22:30Z 

It's expensive to ship cars out, and the city's impound lot is full, meaning more abandoned vehicles sit on the street than usual. Now the city is looking ...

VIDEO: Box truck ignores ' CARS ONLY' sign, enters Storrow Drive

Published: 2019-05-30T21:22:30Z 

Katy, who didn't want to provide her last name, shared a cell phone video she took Thursday morning of a box truck stopping at a "CARS ONLY" sign ...

Pinellas man puts ultra rare cars up for auction

Published: 2019-05-30T21:22:05Z 

For years, Todd Werner has been collecting rare, one of a kind race and drag cars as well as other valuable automobiles. Recently he decided he is ...

City struggles to keep up as junk cars continue piling up in Juneau

Published: 2019-05-30T21:00:00Z 

It was a chance for Juneau residents to find a deal, even if the selection wasn't exactly choice. Many cars had flat tires or smashed windows, but a few ...

2018 was deadliest year on record for leaving kids in hot cars

Published: 2019-05-30T20:37:30Z 

(WQOW)- In 2018, 52 children died from being left in hot cars, making it the deadliest year on record, according to Kids and Cars.org. While no child ...

State transportation departments need to give up on cars

Published: 2019-05-30T20:11:51Z 

While a one-mile tunnel below a convention center soon to join Las Vegas's many transportation spectacles, another important detail got sidelined in ...

Morgan County deputies pursue suspect who hit patrol cars , other vehicles

Published: 2019-05-30T19:30:00Z 

Deputies in Morgan County are in search of a suspect they say hit three or four other vehicles, including a patrol car, then ran off. The Tennessee ...

Chevron's two-faced approach to electric cars

Published: 2019-05-30T19:18:45Z 

Just a week after Chevron announced a plan to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers at some California gas stations, it has been revealed that one of ...

7 Roomy Subcompact Cars and SUVs

Published: 2019-05-30T18:33:45Z 

And a lot of them offer more space than you'd think. Read on to learn about seven subcompact cars and SUVs that are surprisingly roomy.

Flying Car Startup Alaka'i Bets Hydrogen Can Outdo Batteries

Published: 2019-05-30T17:54:05Z 

The Massachusetts-based "flying car" company, led by veterans of NASA, Raytheon, Airbus, Boeing, and the Department of Defense, unveiled a ...


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Driverless delivery trucks could hit California roads by year's end

Published: 2019-05-31T03:00:00Z 

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is poised to adopt regulations allowing for the testing of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles on the ...

Customers Are Paying Over $40000 on Average for GM's Luxury Trucks

Published: 2019-05-31T00:33:45Z 

Last month, The News Wheel reported that GM's lineup of luxury trucks was boosting the brand's average transaction prices. Still, it wasn't yet revealed ...

Food trucks prepare for health inspections before Food Truck Friday

Published: 2019-05-31T00:00:00Z 

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Sioux City's "Food Truck Friday" is just one day away and food truck operators and food inspectors are preparing to keep ...

Tampa's recycling trucks display student artwork

Published: 2019-05-30T23:03:45Z 

Casey is the artist behind the work featured on the recycling trucks. He was the winner of an art contest from the city's solid waste department.

At least five semi trucks destroyed in truck yard fire

Published: 2019-05-30T22:07:30Z 

The fire was reported at a truck yard located at 3601 NW 55th St. in Hialeah, Florida, just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, according to WSVN.

Alberta's carbon tax cut helping to fuel love for big trucks

Published: 2019-05-30T21:45:00Z 

"People are feeling relieved, a little loose and ready to spend a lot more money on trucks," said Greg Eagleson, general sales manager at Advantage ...

Truck plant benefits from $24m investment; GM cites booming truck sales

Published: 2019-05-30T21:33:45Z 

The sprawling factory southwest of Fort Wayne will see $24-million worth of new investment, an upgrade designed to turn pickup trucks–especially ...

Fiery multiple semi truck crash in construction zone claims life of truck driver

Published: 2019-05-30T21:22:30Z 

The Florida Highway Patrol says that a truck driver lost his life this morning in a major multi-vehicle crash that shut down an interstate for hours.

VIDEO: Box truck ignores 'CARS ONLY' sign, enters Storrow Drive

Published: 2019-05-30T21:22:30Z 

BOSTON - We've seen time and time again box trucks having their roofs ripped off like a can of sardines by the notoriously low overpasses of Storrow ...

Marlborough officials discussing potential food truck zoning measure

Published: 2019-05-30T21:00:00Z 

City leaders are reviewing a potential zoning ordinance that would allow food trucks to operate in certain sections of Marlborough. Existing zoning ...

Ford Expands Availability of Diesel-Powered F-150 Pickup Trucks While GM Faces Delays

Published: 2019-05-30T20:48:45Z 

... King Ranch, or Platinum trim version of the truck. Fleet customers could get it elsewhere, but regular customers had to buy more expensive versions.

Langley Speedway welcomes monster trucks in a bid to expands its offerings

Published: 2019-05-30T20:26:15Z 

Travis Mowery and his Monster Truck "Extreme Attitude" were almost an afterthought on the Day of Destruction card at Langley Speedway in October.

Driver cited after turning truck strikes downtown light poles, no trucks sign

Published: 2019-05-30T19:41:15Z 

RICHMOND, Ind. — A truck driver put his rig in the wrong place Thursday, damaging two light poles and, ironically, a "no trucks" sign. The ill-advised ...

Anheuser-Busch trucks headed to flood victims in Missouri and Oklahoma

Published: 2019-05-30T19:18:45Z 

(WIBW) -- Anheuser-Busch has packed tens of thousands of beer cans onto three trucks and they are on their way to flooding victims in Missouri and ...

City of Portland wants to make side guards mandatory on all garbage and recycling trucks by 2022

Published: 2019-05-30T18:45:00Z 

Commonly referred to as side guards, the goal is to close the gaps on the side of trucks between the front and rear axles where vulnerable road users ...

Alphabet's Waymo Brings Back Autonomous Trucks to Arizona

Published: 2019-05-30T18:45:00Z 

Alphabet's (GOOGL - Get Report) (GOOG - Get Report) self-driving car unit Waymo is arguably the most advanced autonomous vehicle program in the ...

Highlands Relay for Life includes car cruise, food trucks

Published: 2019-05-30T18:33:45Z 

A baker's dozen of food trucks will be there from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m.. Entertainment will include Aubrey Burchell, ...

Waymo Brings Self-Driving Trucks to Phoenix-Area Freeways

Published: 2019-05-30T18:33:45Z 

Google's self-driving vehicle division is bringing autonomous trucks to the Phoenix area. Waymo announced May 29 that its self-driving tractor-trailers ...

Waymo resumes self-driving truck tests on Arizona freeways

Published: 2019-05-30T18:31:57Z 

After pulling its self-driving trucks off Arizona roads in 2017, Waymo said Wednesday it's resuming tests of its autonomous tractor-trailers in the ...

Waste Management to launch new green fleet of garbage trucks in Seattle

Published: 2019-05-30T18:22:30Z 

Waste Management, Houston, announces it is launching a new green fleet of recycling, compost and garbage trucks in the city of Seattle. The fleet of ...


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Waymo to Bring Self-Driving Trucks to Phoenix Area Freeways

Published: 2019-05-30T04:29:05Z 

Waymo to Bring Self-Driving Trucks to Phoenix Area Freeways ... self-driving vehicle division says it's bringing autonomous trucks to the Phoenix area.

These food trucks stand out with fusion cuisine and global influence

Published: 2019-05-30T02:26:15Z 

Tacos, pizza, burgers and sandwiches are the to-go for food truck cuisine because they are affordable, easy to make and even easier to eat while ...

Latest Total Nonsense From Detroit Free Press — Nobody Wants Electric Pickup Trucks !

Published: 2019-05-30T01:03:47Z 

A recent article in the Detroit Free Press issues a broadside attack on electric pickup trucks. Here's how the story by Mark Phalen begins: "Who needs ...

USDA: States can't ban hemp trucks once fed regs take effect

Published: 2019-05-29T23:58:46Z 

Palamarchuk's employer, Big Sky Scientific, is suing Idaho State Police to get its hemp, truck and trailer back. U.S. District Judge Ronald Bush denied ...

Waymo resumes testing self-driving trucks in Arizona

Published: 2019-05-29T23:26:15Z 

Self-driving trucks are only a small part of Waymo's broader goals for its autonomous vehicles. The company said it is aiming to test a variety of ...

Waymo resumes testing self-driving trucks in Phoenix, Arizona

Published: 2019-05-29T22:30:00Z 

Waymo's autonomous technology can be adapted to other vehicles, with the Alphabet company last year detailing work on self-driving trucks.

Get ready to share the road with Waymo self-driving semi- trucks around Phoenix area

Published: 2019-05-29T22:30:00Z 

Our fully self-driving trucks are returning to Arizona to continue testing on Phoenix area freeways. Let us know what you think if you see them on the ...

Fortnite Downtown Drop Where to Spray an ice cream truck challenge location

Published: 2019-05-29T22:07:30Z 

The final Fortnite Downtown Drop challenge is here. Here's the location of where to spray an ice cream truck. The Fortnite X Michael Jordan Jumpman ...

Seattle rolls out electric garbage trucks in pioneering transition away from fossil fuels

Published: 2019-05-29T21:56:15Z 

Seattle already has dozens of waste management trucks powered by renewable natural gas, a power source derived from decaying trash in landfills.

Depew passes food truck law with concern voiced

Published: 2019-05-29T21:56:15Z 

The Village of Depew passed a local law regarding food trucks Tuesday that Town of Lancaster Councilman Matt Walter says protects ...

Truck Drivers Plead For One Road To Be Fixed

Published: 2019-05-29T21:56:15Z 

The road is littered with deep holes and ruts, so severe, many trucks are forced to swerve nearly off the road or slow to down to five miles per hour to ...

Navistar Settles Class Action Over Faulty MaxxForce Engines

Published: 2019-05-29T21:45:00Z 

Owners of Navistar International Corp. trucks with faulty MaxxForce engine technology will qualify for a no-questions-asked $2,500 payout or a ...

Albany Fire Department shows off new trucks

Published: 2019-05-29T21:38:50Z 

"Well aerial [trucks] are very special because they last longer. Engines that you see, the trucks those are exchanged out every 10-15 years," said Scott.

Albany Fire Department shows off new trucks

Published: 2019-05-29T21:33:45Z 

They also said these trucks can help them put out fires faster and rescue people more easily. They said they needed taller ladders on their trucks to ...

Truck rates weaken in late May

Published: 2019-05-29T21:33:45Z 

Truck rates are running well below a year ago and most U.S. fresh produce shipping districts had adequate to surplus truck availability in late May.

LEGAL CORNER: What are the requirements to operate a food truck ?

Published: 2019-05-29T21:32:23Z 

There are other general requirements, however, specifically for food trucks, a commissary to dispose of waste each day and a completed and ...

Daimler to launch self-driving truck unit June 1

Published: 2019-05-29T20:48:45Z 

Many transportation industry leaders say that self-driving trucks will not arrive on American highways for at least another decade, but that assessment ...

Madison Public Library plans 'Pet the Trucks ' event

Published: 2019-05-29T20:26:15Z 

There will be both big and little trucks, road equipment and an ambulance in which kids get to be in the driver's seat, according to a news release.

Semi- Trucks Involved in Collision on I-80 Wednesday

Published: 2019-05-29T20:26:15Z 

Westbound Interstate 80 traffic was slowed Wednesday because of two semi-trucks involved in a rear-end collision near milepost 332.

Waymo is bringing its self-driving trucks back to Arizona

Published: 2019-05-29T20:14:25Z 

Waymo self-driving trucks will be sharing Arizona freeways with at least one other company — TuSimple, which runs an autonomous route (with safety ...


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Rash of car break-ins in Fremont condo complex

Published: 2019-05-30T02:15:00Z 

More than 25 people at the Baywood Villa's Condo Complex woke up too damaged cars -- Car windows shattered, glass shards littering the ground, ...

French cars are stars at Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals

Published: 2019-05-30T00:11:15Z 

Among the special displays were 80 years of motorized bikes, trikes and scooters produced in France; another showcasing French cars; yet another ...

Uber Drivers Without Credit Can Now Lease Used Cars For $0 Down And $185 A Week

Published: 2019-05-30T00:11:15Z 

A zero-down lease with no credit? Yes, if you're an Uber driver in select markets willing to pay $185 a week to used car leasing app Fair. The first ...

Gasoline, TVs, Cars : The Surprising Things Rare Earths Help Make

Published: 2019-05-30T00:00:00Z 

(Bloomberg) -- Washing machines. Cars. Disk drives -- if those are still a thing. The rare-earth minerals that China is threatening to withhold from the ...

Video: Rampaging driver injures several people after striking pedestrians, cars in San Francisco

Published: 2019-05-29T23:45:08Z 

A rampaging driver in a stolen vehicle tore through San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon, hitting two pedestrians and several vehicles at five ...

'Hail Sale' in the Works After Storm Damages Cars at Dealerships

Published: 2019-05-29T23:15:00Z 

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. -- Car dents were being repaired outside Tunkhannock Auto Mart in Wyoming County. Hail, seen in video from a viewer, ...

Police say don't break into cars to save animals

Published: 2019-05-29T23:03:45Z 

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)— The Harrisonburg Police Department is asking people to give them a call if they see an animal in a hot car, instead ...

Gasoline, TVs, Cars : The Surprising Things Rare Earths Help Make

Published: 2019-05-29T22:30:00Z 

Washing machines. Cars. Disk drives -- if those are still a thing. The rare-earth minerals that China is threatening to withhold from the U.S. as a trade ...

Two Cars Hit Lubbock Businesses

Published: 2019-05-29T22:30:00Z 

Authorities in Lubbock were dispatched to two separate incidents on Wednesday involving cars crashing into local businesses. According to ...

Officials speak on the dangers of leaving children in hot cars

Published: 2019-05-29T22:07:26Z 

After a man in Petersburg left three children in a hot van, officials urge parents to look back before they lock their car doors."Never leave any living ...

Fayetteville fire officials demonstrate deadly dangers of leaving children in hot cars

Published: 2019-05-29T21:56:15Z 

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- It seems like an unimaginable act- a parent leaving or forgetting their child in a locked car. However, the Fayetteville ...

Local first responders discuss the danger of leaving children in hot cars

Published: 2019-05-29T21:33:45Z 

(WJHL) - As temperatures continue at summer like levels, first responders are urging people to protect their children from being left in hot cars.

The Dirty Car Artist

Published: 2019-05-29T20:54:54Z 

The Dirty Car Artist. posted by Jason Kottke May 29, 2019. Dirty Car Art. Scott Wade turns the dirty windows of cars into mobile art. Here's a look at ...

Ferrari's first plug-in hybrid supercar is also its most powerful

Published: 2019-05-29T20:31:59Z 

Two of the motors drive the car's front wheels while the third is attached to the gasoline engine mounted behind the seats. It also has an eight-speed ...

2018 deadliest year for kids in hot cars in 20 years, report says

Published: 2019-05-29T20:26:15Z 

2018 deadliest year for kids in hot cars in 20 years, report says .... The dangers of leaving children behind in hot cars can become deadly within ...

2018 deadliest year for kids in hot cars in 20 years, report says

Published: 2019-05-29T20:26:15Z 

2018 deadliest year for kids in hot cars in 20 years, report says ... The dangers of leaving children behind in hot cars can become deadly within ...

VW is working on ways to prevent nausea in self-driving cars

Published: 2019-05-29T19:21:15Z 

When self-driving cars begin to litter the landscape, occupants might be rightfully worried about how the cars will drive and whether or not they might ...

NIO, the embattled electric car company, is getting a big bailout from Beijing

Published: 2019-05-29T19:07:30Z 

That's just 1% of China's total electric vehicle car sales, including battery and hybrid models, in the same period. Subsidy cuts could further impact ...

Tesla Is Still Using the Phrase 'Full Self-Driving' to Describe Its Cars Even Though It's Wrong

Published: 2019-05-29T18:45:00Z 

I think it's a fascinating company that has made some really impressive and well-designed cars as it leads the rest of the industry into an electric ...

Police investigating creepy notes left on women's cars

Published: 2019-05-29T18:21:40Z 

Ames police are looking into reports of someone leaving sexually explicit notes on women's cars in parking lots around the city. According to police ...


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Trucks stuck in mid-air create traffic delays — and maybe worse — at Elmwood Place crossing

Published: 2019-05-29T05:48:45Z 

ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio — Just before the elevated railroad crossing at the intersection of Linden Street and Elmwood Avenue, a sign warns drivers: ...

New food truck rules pass Leland planning board

Published: 2019-05-29T03:11:15Z 

LELAND,NC (WWAY) — New rules could be on the way to bring food trucks into the town of Leland more often. The current ordinance does not ...

Graffiti Bridge lovers get creative to protect it from trucks

Published: 2019-05-29T02:48:45Z 

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) -- City Councilman Jared Moore met with residents Tuesday night to get creative, "out of the box" ideas to stop trucks from ...

Trucks unable to vacate Lagos bridges after presidential order

Published: 2019-05-29T02:48:45Z 

Samuel Awoyinfa and Anna Okon. Six days after the ultimatum by President Muhammadu Buhari to truck drivers to vacate Apapa road, trucks are still ...

County board hears about aging trucks

Published: 2019-05-29T01:30:00Z 

PLATTSMOUTH – Some dump trucks in the Cass County Roads Department are moving up in years and will need to be replaced in the near future.

Indiana Home's Foundation Crumbles Due to Truck Traffic While City Does Nothing, Family Says

Published: 2019-05-29T01:18:45Z 

A woman said her mother's house in Gary, Indiana, is crumbling before their eyes and the city has not done anything about it, despite their complaints ...

Cobras and Mustangs are sexy, but it's trucks that keep Shelby American muscling along

Published: 2019-05-29T00:33:45Z 

Shelby Automotive may be known for its Cobras and Mustangs, and rightly so, but when it comes to Shelby Automotive as a business, its primary ...

Food Truck Fridays roll back into Balboa Park for the summer

Published: 2019-05-29T00:22:30Z 

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Fridays are for the food trucks. Food Truck Fridays return at Balboa Park from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 31 to Sept. 27, to the ...