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Monday, May 3, 2021

ATA Launches "Battle of the States" National Truck Driving Championship

ATA Launches "Battle of the States" National Truck Driving Championship

ARLINGTON, Va., May 3, 2021 -- Today, the American Trucking Associations called for the nation's safest and most professional truck drivers to participate in the 2021 National Battle of the States: Virtual Truck Driving Championships. "Our industry has braved the front-line, providing essential services and delivering ... Continue reading

ILHA Webinar Series Continues with "Strategies to Transform the Hotel Guest Experience"

ILHA Webinar Series Continues with "Strategies to Transform the Hotel Guest Experience"

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., May 3, 2021 -- The International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) hosted their webinar series with a discussion on "Strategies to Transform the Hotel Guest Experience" on April 28. The webinar is part of ILHA's virtual series that focuses on important post-COVID-19 topics as it relates to the ... Continue reading

Lufthansa Group to Purchase Five Additional 787 Dreamliners

Lufthansa Group to Purchase Five Additional 787 Dreamliners

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 3, 2021 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Lufthansa Group today announced the airline group will continue its fleet modernization with a new order for five 787-9 Dreamliners. The incremental order further supports the group's efforts to reduce complexity in its long-haul fleet and improve overall en ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz USA Present Sprinter Van Refurbished by Employees to Jacksonville Non-Profit Serving Children in Need

Mercedes-Benz USA Present Sprinter Van Refurbished by Employees to Jacksonville Non-Profit Serving Children in Need

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Kim's Open Door founder, Kim Bogart, takes delivery of her organization's Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van that was refurbished by Mercedes-Benz USA employees. (Photo: Business Wire) Kim's Open Door founder, Kim Bogart, takes delivery of her organization's Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Pa ... Continue reading

Midtown Building Is First With Vehicle Chargers under Con Edison's Power-Ready Program

Midtown Building Is First With Vehicle Chargers under Con Edison's Power-Ready Program

NEW YORK, May 3, 2021 -- A large apartment building in Midtown Manhattan has the distinction of being the first property in the region to install electric vehicle chargers under Con Edison's PowerReady incentive program. Building owner Solow Building Co. ... Continue reading

New Harmon Brothers Ad Highlights Alternative to Pesky "Extended Car Warranty" Robocalls & Emails

New Harmon Brothers Ad Highlights Alternative to Pesky "Extended Car Warranty" Robocalls & Emails

PROVO, Utah, May 3, 2021 -- Harmon Brothers, the Utah-based social media ad agency behind the greatest viral ads on the internet, is introducing a new campaign for olive®, an innovative company providing automotive mechanical breakdown coverage that pays for auto repairs. olive's professional, first-class customer exp ... Continue reading

Riders Share Launches Rider Pass, Industry-First Subscription Service for Peer-to-Peer Motorcycle Rentals

Riders Share Launches Rider Pass, Industry-First Subscription Service for Peer-to-Peer Motorcycle Rentals

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail The Rider Pass subscription model is only available for riders over the age of 25 and with a FICO of over 700. Free delivery is included up to $50. ... Continue reading

Complete 2021 Ford Bronco Models - Images, Specs, Prices, Options +VIDEO

Complete 2021 Ford Bronco Models - Images, Specs, Prices, Options +VIDEO

The Bronco Two-Door and Four-Door models deliver an adventure ready off-road experience featuring: •Seven unique models including Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Wildtrak, Badlands and First Edition ... Continue reading

The 2021 Automotive Heritage Awards Coming Soon

The 2021 Automotive Heritage Awards Coming Soon

The “AHF Bulletin” is meant to keep our community informed about what’s happening throughout our spheres of interest. Please join us in promoting and celebrating automotive history, culture, and aesthetics by becoming a member, and send us the news you’d like to share. ... Continue reading

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

No doubt by now you know that Ford has brought back the Bronco. What might be less known is that Bronco is now a brand comprised of more than just one model. ... Continue reading

Mazda Reports April 2021 Sales Results

Mazda Reports April 2021 Sales Results

May 3, 2021 IRVINE, Calif. (May 3, 2021) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported total April sales of 31,117 vehicles, an increase of 184.4 percent compared to April 2020. ... Continue reading

EV Industry Veteran, Glen Stancil, and Pickering Energy Partners Launch MERGE Electric Fleet Solutions, a Fleet Electrification Service and Finance Company

EV Industry Veteran, Glen Stancil, and Pickering Energy Partners Launch MERGE Electric Fleet Solutions, a Fleet Electrification Service and Finance Company

HOUSTON--Pickering Energy Partners (PEP), a Houston-based energy financial services firm, formally announces the launch of MERGE Electric Fleet Solutions (MERGE), a new operating company that will provide fleet operators with comprehensive solutions to make fleet electrification simple, affordable, and scalable. MERGE ... Continue reading

Ford Boosts Investment in Solid Power, Aiming to Accelerate Solid-State Vehicle Battery Development for Customers

Ford Boosts Investment in Solid Power, Aiming to Accelerate Solid-State Vehicle Battery Development for Customers

Ford is making an additional equity investment to help accelerate further development of solid-state vehicle battery technology, contributing to a $130 million Series B investment round in which the BMW Group becomes an equal equity owner with Ford. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Motor America Reports Historic April 2021 Sales

Hyundai Motor America Reports Historic April 2021 Sales

Hyundai Motor America reported total April sales of 77,523 units, a 128% increase compared with April 2020. Hyundai again set an all-time monthly sales record, beating the previous best ever mark set just last month. ... Continue reading

Helbiz Launches E-Scooters and E-Bicycles in Ferrara, Italy

Helbiz Launches E-Scooters and E-Bicycles in Ferrara, Italy

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Helbiz Launches E-Scooters and E-Bicycles in Ferrara, Italy (Photo: Business Wire) FERRARA, Italy--Helbiz, a global leader in micro-mobility that is the business combination target of GreenVision Acquisition Corp. , today announced the launch of 200 e-scooters and 200 e-bicycles in the ... Continue reading

PCTEL Expands Vehicular and IoT Antenna Portfolio With Acquisition of Smarteq Wireless

PCTEL Expands Vehicular and IoT Antenna Portfolio With Acquisition of Smarteq Wireless

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.--PCTEL, Inc. , a leading global provider of wireless technology, including purpose-built Industrial IoT devices, antenna systems, and test and measurement solutions, announced today that it had acquired Smarteq Wireless AB, a leading European supplier of antennas for vehicular, energy and Industrial ... Continue reading

Presidential Auto Leasing -- Above & Beyond

Presidential Auto Leasing -- Above & Beyond

NEW YORK, May 3, 2021 -- Brooklyn is a known hot spot of the auto leasing business in the region and Presidential Auto Leasing is on the map of Brook for a reason. For over 10 years of relentless competition and improvement, the company has arguably earned a good reputation as evident by the high ratings online. ... Continue reading

Honda and Acura Set April 2021 USA Sales Records

Honda and Acura Set April 2021 USA Sales Records

American Honda and Honda brand light trucks set new all-time sales records Honda cars and trucks combine for best April sales in brand history HR-V and Passport record best-ever sales, while CR-V and Pilot each set April records Civic and Accord combine to top 49,000 deliveries in April Acura posts best April truck sal ... Continue reading

Sen. Bill Nelson Statement on National Space Council

Sen. Bill Nelson Statement on National Space Council

Vice President Kamala Harris will chair the National Space Council: "The Vice President is the perfect person to lead the federal government's space policy, which is increasingly complex, with many nations in space. ... Continue reading

Kia April 2021 Sales - Best Monthly Sales In Company History \

Kia April 2021 Sales - Best Monthly Sales In Company History \

Two Kia nameplates – K5 and Forte – enjoyed their strongest month ever in April, powering Kia to a 121.3-percent increase over the same period last year. ... Continue reading

A new startup wants to change the way we travel with one app

A new startup wants to change the way we travel with one app

HONOLULU, May 2, 2021 -- A healthcare technical product designer and project manager with a passion for travel seeks to revolutionize travel by leveraging their decades of healthcare technology experience creating a travel technology platform that will enable immersive local and distant experiences with a simple tap. ... Continue reading

Awareness of Buy Now, Pay Later Services is on the Rise Amongst Aussie Shoppers as they look for Alternative Ways to Make Purchases of all Sizes

Awareness of Buy Now, Pay Later Services is on the Rise Amongst Aussie Shoppers as they look for Alternative Ways to Make Purchases of all Sizes

SYDNEY, May 2, 2021 -- According to research by Roy Morgan, nearly a quarter of people aged 25-34 use the new services, which is a higher rate than any other age group. Furthermore, women are known to be the key users of buy now pay later services and have adopted new digital payment services at nearly twice the rate o ... Continue reading

Crew-1 Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Space Station Mission

Crew-1 Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Space Station Mission

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2021 -- Four astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, completing NASA's first commercial crew, long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The return comes nearly six months after the crew members arrived at the microgravity laboratory and also marks the longes ... Continue reading

Mopar Dodge//SRT Motorsport: NHRA Southern Nationals Race Recap

Mopar Dodge//SRT Motorsport: NHRA Southern Nationals Race Recap

*This press release and photos are also available online at: https://media.stellantisnorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=22680 <https://media.stellantisnorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=22680> * [image: image.png] *Hagan Drives Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to Semifinals at NHRA Southern Nationals* - Reigning Funny C ... Continue reading

Electric Last Mile Working with Cox Automotive to Prepare for Commercial EV Fleet Service Future

Electric Last Mile Working with Cox Automotive to Prepare for Commercial EV Fleet Service Future

TROY, Mich. & ATLANTA--Electric Last Mile, Inc. (“ELMS” or “the Company”), a pure-play commercial electric vehicle (“EV”) company focused on last mile delivery solutions, and Cox Automotive Inc. (“Cox Automotive”), among the largest automotive services providers in the world, today announced a new colla ... Continue reading

Kelley Blue Book Names Best Family Cars of 2021

Kelley Blue Book Names Best Family Cars of 2021

IRVINE, Calif., May 3, 2021 -- Buying a new family car is a task brimming with important considerations, from lifestyle needs and budget concerns to passenger safety and comfort. With an increasing number of new SUV models and options hitting the marketplace every year, in addition to the perennial family-car favorite ... Continue reading

NHTSA Recall Summary May 3, 2021 (Official)

NHTSA Recall Summary May 3, 2021 (Official)

The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles if your vehicle is listed below. Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall.To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use our VIN Look-up Tool. ... Continue reading

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e Plug-In Hybrid - Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e Plug-In Hybrid - Review by David Colman +VIDEO

The top tier of the SUV pecking order still belongs to the BMW X5, which was introduced in 1999, revised in 2006 and 2013, and most recently in 2019. It's sheer driving pleasure. ... Continue reading

2021 F-150 4x4 Supercrew Platinum - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss + VIDEO

2021 F-150 4x4 Supercrew Platinum - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss + VIDEO

Working Class Luxury? By Bruce Hotchkiss Pickup trucks are for the working class aren't they? But over years they've become more up-class. Makes sense to me because even a working stiff needs to be pampered. ... Continue reading

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat With The Goodies - Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat With The Goodies - Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Hemi: Since 1953, The first time a Hemi engine sat under the hood of a Dodge was back in 1953. This Red Ram V8 continued until 1957. ... Continue reading

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