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Tori Tellem
Nov 14, 2015
Photographers: Courtesy of the manufactures
Photo 2/10   |   001 Auto News Work Truck Postal Service Usps Ram Van Promaster 2500 Cargo Pentastar
Postal Service is Getting ProMasters
The U. S. Postal Service will be taking on 9,113 ’16 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans that will be customized for national mail and package deliveries. This next-gen round of delivery vehicles becomes part of the postal fleet, which is about 190,000 vehicles strong. The new Rams will have the 3.6L Pentastar and six-speed auto trans.
Photo 3/10   |   002 Auto News Kelley Blue Book Distracted Driving Texting Ban Survey Study
Distracted Drivers are Our New Threat
A new survey by Kelley Blue Book has found that 97 percent of consumers think distracted drivers who are texting and talking while driving are the biggest safety concern. And despite the fact that 46 states ban texting while driving and 14 don’t allow talking on the phone while driving, only 91 percent surveyed knew their local laws related to this. For the record, these types of drivers beat out drunks and road rage as well as foul weather when it came to drivers’ fears.
Photo 4/10   |   003 Auto News Peterbilt Red Oval Preowned Truck Paccar Used
Peterbilt’s New Red Oval Pre-owned Trucks
Peterbilt is now offering the Red Oval program—certified pre-owned trucks from its dealer network and PACCAR Financial Used Truck Centers. Each truck has an inspection and a factory-authorized warranty, and qualifying trucks will have fewer than 450,000 miles and be four model years old or newer. Shop at peterbiltredoval.com.
Photo 5/10   |   004 Auto News Kenworth Vocational Allison T880 Paccar
Three New Options for Kenworth Trucks
The vocational group of trucks over at Kenworth has new options. Allison’s 4700RDS seven-speed transmission can be had on the T880, T800, W90, and C500. If you’ve got a T880, there’s now a steel or aluminum box bumper, and its tapered design means hood pivot clearance and extra protection for the grille and headlight. Lastly, the W900S? With a PACCAR PX-9 in the set-forward front-axle configuration, a fixed grille is available. This should be good news for people like crane operators, since the front of the truck can be used and the hood can still be opened.
Photo 6/10   |   005 Auto News Mercedes Benz Upfitter Portal Masterupfitter Daimler Vans
M-B Upfitter Portal
Mercedes-Benz has kicked off upfitterportal.com for all that is upfitting, from photos and product info to videos and lists of upfitters. And the MasterUpfitter program means MasterUpfitters can learn special tech info and create a profile that Mercedes-Benz vans and Daimler vans dealers can search for when seeking upfit solutions.
Photo 7/10   |   006 Auto News Daimler Trucks Actros Autonomous Driverless Autobahn
Autonomous Driving on the Autobahn
Daimler Trucks has officially taken its first series-production autonomous truck on public roads—the Autobahn 8 between Denkendorf and Stuttgart. The vehicle is based on a Mercedes-Benz Actros with Highway Pilot system. Minister-President of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, said, “The state government is currently planning to set up a test field for autonomous and partially autonomous driving, which will be open to any potentially effective technologies.” The Highway Pilot has front-mounted radar, camera, and assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control.
Photo 8/10   |   007 Auto News Rugged Ridge Trailer Mango Jeep Wrangler 2016 Events
Rugged Ridge’s Trailer for 2016
Rugged Ridge will be rolling into events in 2016 with a 53-foot tri-axle gooseneck trailer, featuring its famous Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Mango and the slogan “We Make Jeeps Rock.” The maker of parts and accessories will be using the custom trailer at off-road and Jeep events.
Photo 9/10   |   008 Auto News Volvo Trucks North America Customer Experience Center Virginia Experience Track
Photo 10/10   |   009 Auto News Dick Cepek Tires And Wheels Website
Lug Nuggets
•The first nine months of 2015? GM sold 7.2 million vehicles around the world.
•Who’s the most in-demand employer? If you ask LinkedIn, Ford made the list of 100 most InDemand Employers for North America in 2015.
•Volvo Trucks North America has broken ground on its new Customer Experience Center as part of the New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia. There will be a showroom, four training rooms, and an observation area to watch trucks on the also-new Customer Experience Track.
•This could get interesting—the future-coming Jeep pickup might not be based on the Wrangler after all.
•Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels redid its website to make it more mobile-friendly, plus added loads of photos, videos, news, and product info. And the Where to Buy section got even easier to use, plus there’s a Buy Now option. Check it out at dickcepek.com.
•Holley now owns the MSD Group, including MSD, Edge, Mr. Gasket, and Superchips.

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