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AAMCO Franchise of San Rafael Receives "Automotive Repair Center of the Year" Award

AAMCO Franchise of San Rafael Receives "Automotive Repair Center of the Year" Award

HORSHAM, Pa., April 5, 2017 -- AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. ("AAMCO"), franchisor of the world's largest branded chain of transmission specialists and an industry leader in total car care services, announced today that its service center located in San Rafael, California has been recognized as the 2017 recipient of the A ... Continue reading

ATA Members Call for Increased Infrastructure Investment

ATA Members Call for Increased Infrastructure Investment

ARLINGTON, Va., April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, executives from American Trucking Associations' member companies FedEx Freight and Werner Enterprises, told Congress about the trucking industry's urgent need for greater investment in our highway system. FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker an ... Continue reading

Boeing Selects Plano, Texas, Site for Global Services Headquarters

Boeing Selects Plano, Texas, Site for Global Services Headquarters

PLANO, Texas, April 5, 2017 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July. Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in West Plano. ... Continue reading

Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Elects Mahfuzur Rahman of Samsung as Its President

Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Elects Mahfuzur Rahman of Samsung as Its President

BEAVERTON, Ore.—The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced the election of Mahfuzur Rahman, Director of Standards & Technology at Samsung Research America, as its new President. Mahfuzur will oversee the CCC, an organization driving global technologies and standards for car connectivity solutions. ... Continue reading

Coastal Automotive Recognized as a 2016 GM Supplier of the Year

Coastal Automotive Recognized as a 2016 GM Supplier of the Year

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., April 5, 2017 -- Coastal Automotive was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, March 31 in Orlando, Florida. Coastal Automotive supplies General Motors with occupant safety solutions. ... Continue reading

DENSO's MDrive car share study reveals promise for electric car sharing

DENSO's MDrive car share study reveals promise for electric car sharing

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 5, 2017 -- Electric vehicle car sharing could be the future of transportation for some: today, DENSO International America, Inc., a global automotive supplier, announced the results of MDrive, the first study to focus on car sharing for people who live, work or frequent one location. In partner ... Continue reading

Egypt Automotive Industry Report 2016 - Research and Markets

Egypt Automotive Industry Report 2016 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Egypt Automotive" report to their offering. Despite a tumultuous few years since the 2011 ouster of then President Mubarak, Egypt appears to be on track to stabilize both the economy and the automotive industry as the government continues on a path of pol ... Continue reading

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Foursight Capital Automobile Receivables Trust 2017-1

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Foursight Capital Automobile Receivables Trust 2017-1

NEW YORK—Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announces the preliminary ratings to four classes of notes issued by Foursight Capital Automobile Receivables Trust 2017-1 (“FCRT 2017-1”), a subprime auto asset-backed securities transaction. FCRT 2017-1 will issue four classes of notes in an aggregate principal amount of ... Continue reading

Maven Debuts Elevated Car-Sharing Service in Baltimore

Maven Debuts Elevated Car-Sharing Service in Baltimore

DETROIT, April 5, 2017 -- Seamlessly access cars through a mobile app, including locating, reserving and unlocking them. No application or membership fees. ... Continue reading

Mercury Insurance Is Ready To Help Customers Impacted By Tornadoes And Hail In Florida, Georgia And Texas

Mercury Insurance Is Ready To Help Customers Impacted By Tornadoes And Hail In Florida, Georgia And Texas

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2017 -- Mercury Insurance has alerted its claims departments serving Florida, Georgia and Texas of a series of weather related catastrophes that may have impacted policyholders. A wave of severe storms produced tornadoes, strong winds, damaging hail and floods throughout the South during the past ... Continue reading

Nextran Honored by Mack Trucks with Three National & Regional Awards

Nextran Honored by Mack Trucks with Three National & Regional Awards

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 5, 2017 -- Nextran Truck Centers, a leader in state-of-the-art commercial truck sales and service centers in the Southeast, has received three prestigious awards based on its performance on behalf of the Mack Trucks' brand in 2016.     "We are honored to be recognized by Mack Trucks again ... Continue reading

Sikorsky Innovations celebrates five-year anniversary of Entrepreneurial Challenge by launching 8th competition

Sikorsky Innovations celebrates five-year anniversary of Entrepreneurial Challenge by launching 8th competition

STRATFORD, Conn., April 5, 2017 -- Sikorsky Innovations announced today the launch of the 8th Entrepreneurial Challenge. The Entrepreneurial Challenge, led by Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company , is designed to accelerate innovators and disruptive techn ... Continue reading

Auto-Owners Insurance and Concord General Mutual Insurance Affiliation Approved

Auto-Owners Insurance and Concord General Mutual Insurance Affiliation Approved

LANSING, Mich. and CONCORD, N.H., April 5, 2017 -- Auto-Owners Insurance and Concord General Mutual Insurance announce that their affiliation has been approved effective April 1, 2017, by policyholders and all regulatory bodies. ... Continue reading

BoltBus Offers All New On-Board Entertainment System Across Entire Fleet

BoltBus Offers All New On-Board Entertainment System Across Entire Fleet

DALLAS, April 5, 2017 -- BoltBus, a bus line focused on providing exceptional service, luxury and convenience at an amazingly low price, today announced the launch of its free on-board entertainment system across its entire fleet to complement the premier on-board experience. The installation of the new system began l ... Continue reading

BorgWarner becomes Global Partner of SOS Children's Villages

BorgWarner becomes Global Partner of SOS Children's Villages

KIRCHHEIMBOLANDEN, Germany, April 5, 2017 -- Helping children and teenagers along on their individual life's journey – with this goal in mind, BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, is entering an extensive partnership with the int ... Continue reading

BWD Automotive Releases 100 New Diesel Part Numbers

BWD Automotive Releases 100 New Diesel Part Numbers

NEW YORK, April 5, 2017 -- Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 100 new diesel part numbers to its BWD® engine management line. The release includes line expansions to existing diesel categories and several new diesel product categories. ... Continue reading

By Popular Demand, TEN: The Enthusiast Network Launches Motor Trend OnDemand SVOD Service in the UK and Europe

By Popular Demand, TEN: The Enthusiast Network Launches Motor Trend OnDemand SVOD Service in the UK and Europe

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2017 -- TEN: The Enthusiast Network announced today it is immediately expanding the distribution of Motor Trend OnDemand, the world's premier stand-alone automotive SVOD/OTT service, to motorsports enthusiasts in the UK and European markets. This means UK and European auto enthusiasts are now able ... Continue reading

Continental to expand its R&D footprint in North America with Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center

Continental to expand its R&D footprint in North America with Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center

UVALDE, Texas, April 5, 2017 -- Continental has announced the investment of approximately $10 million in a new indoor tire test center located in Uvalde, Texas, at the company's U.S. proving grounds. "The new test center will support our vision of being the preferred technology partner for Continental's Original Equip ... Continue reading

Dana Breaks Ground on New Gear Manufacturing Facility in Europe

Dana Breaks Ground on New Gear Manufacturing Facility in Europe

MAUMEE, Ohio, April 5, 2017 -- Dana Incorporated today broke ground on a state-of-the-art gear manufacturing facility in Europe to support new business in the region. The 140,000 square-foot (13,000 square-meter) facility in Győr, Hungary will provide customers in the region with access to Dana's advanced design, engi ... Continue reading

Feature Benefit Videos for Regency RV Luxury Class B Motorhome Now Available

Feature Benefit Videos for Regency RV Luxury Class B Motorhome Now Available

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 5, 2017 -- Regency RV, the motorhome division of Regency Conversions, a Wayne Davis Auto Group Company, announced today that they have produced a video outlining the features and benefits of their Class B luxury motorhome based on the award-winning Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter chassis. The product ... Continue reading

First of 25 new FLO fast chargers now in service at Canadian Tire Gas+ in Milton

First of 25 new FLO fast chargers now in service at Canadian Tire Gas+ in Milton

MILTON, ON, April 5, 2017 /CNW/ - FLO, the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Canada, is going live with the first of its 25 Canadian Tire Gas+ EV charging stations scheduled to open this year in Ontario. The commissioning of the Milton, Ontario location is part of a partnership with Canadian Tire annou ... Continue reading

Genuine Parts Company Announces Acquisition Of Leading Custom Cabling And Automation Solutions Distributor

Genuine Parts Company Announces Acquisition Of Leading Custom Cabling And Automation Solutions Distributor

ATLANTA, April 5, 2017 -- Genuine Parts Company announced today an acquisition for its Electrical/Electronic Materials Group. EIS, the Company's Electrical/Electronic Materials Group, has acquired Empire Wire and Supply (Empire), effective April 1, 2017.  Empire, headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan, is an innov ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Filter Market - Anticipated to Rise 8.3% by 2023 - Offers Consumers Better Fuel Efficiency & Engine Life - Research and Markets

Global Automotive Filter Market - Anticipated to Rise 8.3% by 2023 - Offers Consumers Better Fuel Efficiency & Engine Life - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Filter Market Insights, Opportunity Analysis, Market Shares and Forecast, 2017 - 2023" report to their offering. The automotive filter market is anticipated to rise with a CAGR of about 8.3% during the forecast period of 2016-2023. ... Continue reading

GM Financial Emphasizes Commitment to Social and Financial Mobility During Financial Literacy Month

GM Financial Emphasizes Commitment to Social and Financial Mobility During Financial Literacy Month

GM Financial employee facilitates financial literacy training for CAPWORKS, a job development initiative by the City of Fort Worth. (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail ???pagination.previous??? ???pagination.next??? GM Financial employee facilitates financial literacy training for CAPWORKS, a job d ... Continue reading

Greenbrier and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (MUL) Sign Agreement for more than $1.0 Billion in Railcar Business in North America

Greenbrier and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (MUL) Sign Agreement for more than $1.0 Billion in Railcar Business in North America

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., April 5, 2017 -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. and Tokyo-based MUL today announced execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to substantially expand the parties' existing commercial relationship in North America. MUL intends to grow its portfolio from 5,000 railcars to a total of 25,000 rail ... Continue reading

Mayo Aviation Becomes Authorized Installation Center for PWI, Inc.

Mayo Aviation Becomes Authorized Installation Center for PWI, Inc.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 5, 2017 -- Mayo Aviation, Inc., a private jet management company with a complete in-house 145 repair station, is excited to announce a new partnership with PWI, Inc. out of Wichita, Kansas as of February 3rd, 2017. PWI, Inc., founded in 1963 is a worldwide leader in aviation lighting. ... Continue reading

Notice of Data Security Incident: Auto Pride Car Wash - Redwood City, San Jose, Palo Alto, San Carlos, Burlingame, Santa Rosa CA

Notice of Data Security Incident: Auto Pride Car Wash - Redwood City, San Jose, Palo Alto, San Carlos, Burlingame, Santa Rosa CA

Redwood City, San Jose, Palo Alto, San Carlos, Burlingame, Santa Rosa CA -- Auto Pride Car Wash was informed on March 27, 2017 that our point-of-sale system experienced an intrusion last month. Our point-of-sale system is operated by a third-party platform provider and this provider experienced the intrusion. ... Continue reading

Research and Markets Has Announced the Launch of their Hyundai Motor Company Market Research Portal

Research and Markets Has Announced the Launch of their Hyundai Motor Company Market Research Portal

DUBLIN—The new research portal will provide visitors with the opportunity to browse a comprehensive collection of company reports on Hyundai, as well as in-depth market research and analysis of their activities in the automotive and automotive parts industries. According to the World CNG and LPG Vehicle Market, the w ... Continue reading

The New Truck Generation: Scania is Introducing Apple CarPlay

The New Truck Generation: Scania is Introducing Apple CarPlay

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, April 05, 2017 -- iPhones integrate with the infotainment system in Scania trucks Easy connection, mirrors Apple devices seamlessly Allows for voice commands via Siri Easy access to apps and other functions such as phone, music, messages and maps Everything from the phone to the navigation tool ca ... Continue reading

Unlicensed Entity Selling False Proof of Auto Insurance

Unlicensed Entity Selling False Proof of Auto Insurance

TORONTO, April 5, 2017 /CNW/ - The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is warning consumers that an organization known as Switzerland Imperial Bank AG ("S I B AG Corporation") is not licensed to do insurance business in Ontario. Switzerland Imperial Bank AG appears to have issued a fraudulent liability s ... Continue reading

Viking Line has Signed a Shipbuilding Contract With Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co

Viking Line has Signed a Shipbuilding Contract With Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2017 -- Today, April 5, Viking Line signed a conditional shipbuilding contract with the Chinese company Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co. concerning a new passenger cruise ship for the Turku (Finland)–Åland Islands–Stockholm (Sweden) route, delivery in 2020. ... Continue reading

XL Hybrids and Knapheide Manufacturing Announce First-of-Its-Kind Installation Partnership for XLP™ Plug-in Hybrid Electric Upfits on Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks

XL Hybrids and Knapheide Manufacturing Announce First-of-Its-Kind Installation Partnership for XLP™ Plug-in Hybrid Electric Upfits on Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks

BOSTON—XL Hybrids, Inc., the leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced that The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, a commercial vehicle equipment provider in North America, will become a ship-thru installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP™ plug-in hybrid electric (P ... Continue reading

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Named Best "Luxury Performance Car" by New York Daily News

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Named Best "Luxury Performance Car" by New York Daily News

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 5, 2017 -- As the lineup's "halo" model, Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo's performance and motorsports knowhow with best-in-class 505 horsepower, 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.8 seconds and a record-setting 7:32 lap time around the legendary Nürburgring – fastest ever by a four- ... Continue reading

2017 New York Auto Show to Showcase Disruptive Emerging Technology Companies

2017 New York Auto Show to Showcase Disruptive Emerging Technology Companies

NEW YORK, April 5, 2017 -- In addition to the more than 40 world and North American vehicle debuts expected at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, several high profile mobility and transportation events are taking place during Press Days, April 12 & 13. The events kick-off with the Empire State of Mobility Confe ... Continue reading

2017 Ram Rebel and Limited Options Debuts at Houston Auto Show

2017 Ram Rebel and Limited Options Debuts at Houston Auto Show

HOUSTON, April 5, 2017 -- Ram 1500 Rebel now available in Delmonico Red Delmonico Red unveiled as a no-cost option Ram adds new monochromatic accents to top-of-range Limited model Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups with premium Limited trim can now be ordered with body-color "R-A-M" tailgate letters across a range of mono ... Continue reading

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Debuts at 2017 New York International Auto Show

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Debuts at 2017 New York International Auto Show

2018 Outlander Sport Mitsubishi announced the brand will debut the 2018 Outlander Sport at the New York International Auto Show next week. The brand’s top-selling model, the Outlander Sport offers the reliability and affordability consumers look for in the competitive CUV segment. ... Continue reading

Bollinger Motors Shows All- Electric Sport Utility Truck Chassis

Bollinger Motors Shows All- Electric Sport Utility Truck Chassis

HOBART, N.Y., April 5, 2017 -- Today, Bollinger Motors revealed the first images of the actual chassis structure which will underpin its upcoming all-electric on and off road sport utility truck. The vehicle -- a first of its kind -- will make its global debut at a media event this summer in Bollinger Motors' home stat ... Continue reading

Colorado And Wyoming Latest States To Reclassify Drivers License Requirements For Polaris® Slingshot®

Colorado And Wyoming Latest States To Reclassify Drivers License Requirements For Polaris® Slingshot®

MINNEAPOLIS, April 5, 2017 -- The Polaris Slingshot® has announced that Colorado and Wyoming are the latest states to reclassify its licensing requirements – allowing Slingshot drivers to operate the vehicle with a valid state driver's license instead of requiring a motorcycle endorsement or license. Drivers and pas ... Continue reading

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Named Crossover-SUV of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Named Crossover-SUV of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 5, 2017 -- The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has been named the 2017 Crossover-SUV of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), an honor announced at the Charity Preview Party of the Denver Auto Show. For the award, RMAP members were tasked with choosing from dozens of ... Continue reading

Axalta Coating Systems Continues Partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles Recognizing Outstanding STEM Teachers in the Greater Philadelphia Area

Axalta Coating Systems Continues Partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles Recognizing Outstanding STEM Teachers in the Greater Philadelphia Area

Small Preview Thumbnail ???pagination.previous??? ???pagination.next??? Small Preview Thumbnail The Axalta All-Pro Teachers logo will be prominently displayed on two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Chevrolet SS for the Pocono 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 11 at Pocono Raceway (Photo ... Continue reading

Rockwell Automation Declares Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock

Rockwell Automation Declares Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock

MILWAUKEE—The Board of Directors of Rockwell Automation, Inc. today declared a quarterly dividend of 76 cents per share on its common stock, payable on June 12, 2017, to shareowners of record at the close of business on May 15, 2017. Rockwell Automation, Inc. , the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial au ... Continue reading

Mercedes-AMG Combines Performance SUV with V8 Expertise

Mercedes-AMG Combines Performance SUV with V8 Expertise

Back in 1999, with the ML 55, Mercedes-AMG set a milestone – not just in its own 50-year history. For the combination of high-performance engine in the skin of an SUV opened up an entirely new market segment. ... Continue reading

Renault UK’s Best March Sales In Seven Years

Renault UK’s Best March Sales In Seven Years

Renault UK car sales were up 4.9 per cent during the first quarter of 2017 to 25,126 vehicles according to the official figures released today from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Renault’s performance represents a year-to-date car market share of 3.1 per cent. Sales of 19,014 cars in March sho ... Continue reading

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