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  1. While they call it a JV, to my knowledge Bob they did not create a new entity.
  2. International Trucks Press Release / September 21, 2020 Just because you grow up doesn't mean you have to stop playing in the sandbox. .
  3. Canada offers Ford $380M to bring EV assembly to Ontario Automotive News / September 20, 2020 The federal Liberal government is willing to give Ford Motor Co. $380 million to help the automaker retool its Oakville, Ont., assembly plant to produce electric vehicles, according to a report in The Toronto Star. The newspaper reports that Ottawa is eager to have the company bring electric vehicle production to Ontario as part of an eventual $1.5-billion investment. The Star also obtained a draft letter to Ford Canada CEO Dean Stoneley from Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains.
  4. Turbocharger maker Garrett files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Reuters / September 21, 2020 Auto supplier Garrett Motion Inc. said Sunday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it struggled with heavy debt amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a dispute with former parent Honeywell International Inc. over asbestos liabilities. Garrett Motion said it entered into a "stalking horse" purchase agreement with private equity firm KPS Capital Partners for $2.1 billion. The stalking horse agreement would imply that any other bids that come in must be higher than the offer made
  5. MarketWatch / September 21, 2020 Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan on Monday said the new Federal Reserve forward guidance could create “fragilities” and “excesses” in financial markets. Last week, the Fed promised to hold its policy rate close to 0% until inflation is on track to “moderately exceed” the central bank’s 2% target “for some time.” Kaplan and Minnesota Fed President Neel Kashkari both disagreed with the framing of this so-called forward guidance, which offers provides market participants some guidance about the futures path of interest rates. The Federal Open M
  6. Ford says F-150 EV will outwork the competition Michael Martinez, Automotive News / September 21, 2020 DETROIT — Unlike other upcoming electric pickups, the Ford F-150 EV isn't inspired by Blade Runner, doesn't have a hidden fridge and can't crab walk diagonally. But it will tow heavy trailers, produce more horsepower and torque than any previous F-150 and cost more than 40 percent less to operate than the current gasoline model, executives promise. Those are the attributes Ford Motor Co. believes matter most to the customers who have sustained the sales leadership streak
  7. Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Resigns as Executive Chairman Amid Fraud Allegations The Wall Street Journal / September 21, 2020 Nikola Corp. founder and Executive Chairman Trevor Milton is stepping down from the electric-truck startup with immediate effect in the wake of allegations from a short seller that he and the company had made false statements to investors. The company said Mr. Milton would be replaced by Stephen Girsky, a former General Motors Co. executive who already sits on the truck company’s board. Nikola has come under scrutiny since short seller Hindenbu
  8. https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/33173-vintage-mack-radiator-capand-by-vintage-i-mean-friggin-old/
  9. Ford Trucks Spain / September 18, 2020 Ford Trucks is very proud of our new Canary Islands dealership, Grupo Roque Nublo, who has delivered its first F-Max to the company Aguas Friland. It's exciting to have the first Ford heavy truck rolling down Canary Islands' roads! Thank you for your trust in Ford Trucks! .
  10. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine / September 18, 2020 Patented in 1944, the Higgins boat gave the Allies the advantage in amphibious assaults. Thousands of flat-bottomed boats plowed through rough seas under cold gray skies. The smell of diesel fumes and vomit was overwhelming as the small vessels lurched toward the beaches. Waves slapped hard against the plywood hulls while bullets pinged off the flat steel bows. Frightened men in uniform hunkered down beneath the gunwales to avoid the continuous enemy fire. Suddenly, they heard the sound of the keels grinding against san
  11. So Bob, users are going to spill AdBlue (DEF) all over the right fender. Poor design.
  12. Ford says electric F-150 cost of operations will be nearly half of gasoline truck Michael Martinez, Automotive News / September 18, 2020 DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. executives say the upcoming battery-electric F-150 will be cheaper to operate and more powerful than the current gasoline-powered pickup, addressing two common concerns around electric vehicle ownership two years ahead of its debut. While the company wouldn't provide specific figures, Kumar Galhotra, Ford's president of the Americas and International Markets Group, said the lifetime cost of operations, which exclude
  13. The LR's Volvo powertrain is borrowed from the FE/FL electrics. .
  14. Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) / September 17, 2020 Volvo Group announced plans to commercialize the Mack LR Electric, its refuse model equipped with a fully electric integrated Volvo electric drivetrain. Orders for the Mack LR Electric will open in fourt-quarter of 2020, with deliveries beginning in 2021. “Mack’s leadership in the refuse segment goes back more than a century, and we’re pleased to build on that heritage today by announcing the commercialization of the LR Electric model,” said Martin Weissburg, president, Mack Trucks. “This clean, quiet and powerful truck demonstrates t
  15. Hino missed on the engine emissions calibrations. True story. So.........production has been delayed all this time. They've kept a lid on their embarrassing situation.
  16. Ford to expand its largest factory to make electric pickup trucks The Wall Street Journal / September 17, 2020 Ford Motor Co. is expanding its largest and oldest factory to make electric pickup trucks, a high-profile manufacturing investment in a key battleground state where jobs remain a focus on the campaign trail. Ford will spend about $700 million to expand its River Rouge plant, adding 300 jobs at the sprawling, century-old complex a few miles from the company’s Dearborn, Michigan, headquarters, the company said Thursday. By mid-2022, Ford will begin making batter
  17. International Trucks Press Release / September 17, 2020 This third-generation owner operator has an eye for detail and a passion for excellence! Weeks Construction is a family owned business, swipe to see their family lineup! .
  18. Scania Group Press Release / September 15, 2020 Scania has now revealed its first range of electric trucks. This is a milestone in its aim to be leading in the transition to a sustainable transport system. The high-performance plug-in hybrid and fully electric trucks initially focus on urban applications, including distribution to retailers. “It is with a great deal of pride that we announce the start of Scania’s long-term electrification commitment,” says Scania’s President and CEO Henrik Henriksson. “We will over the coming years annually launch electric vehicles for the entire p
  19. Autocar Trucks Press Release / September 15, 2020 Another #Autocar DC64 ready to get to work! #AlwaysUp
  20. Financial Times / September 16, 2020 Jeff Ubben, the founder of activist hedge fund ValueAct and an early investor in Nikola, has strenuously defended the electric truck start-up and its leadership against fraud allegations from a short-seller. Mr Ubben, who sits on Nikola’s board of directors, says the company and its founder Trevor Milton were misunderstood. He said Nikola could revolutionise transport and compared it to Apple. In a scathing report released last week, short-seller Hindenburg Research called Nikola “an intricate fraud” and claimed the company was exaggeratin
  21. DOJ Investigates Electric Truck Startup Nikola The Wall Street Journal / September 15, 2020 The Department of Justice has joined U.S. securities regulators in examining allegations that electric-truck startup Nikola Corp. misled investors by making exaggerated claims about its technology. The Justice Department’s inquiry is being handled by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, working in concert with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which has initiated its own examination of the claims about Nikola.
  22. With the exception of the experimental PT boats, all U.S. PT boats were powered by three marine modified derivations of the Packard 3A-2500 V-12 liquid-cooled, gasoline-fueled aircraft engine. Improvements upon Packard's World War I Liberty L-12 2A engine, the successive "M" for "marine" designated 3M-2500, 4M-2500, and 5M-2500 generations all featured slight changes and more power. Their superchargers, intercoolers, dual magnetos, and two spark plugs per cylinder reflected their aircraft origins. Packard's licensed manufacture of the famed Rolls-Royce Merlin aircraft engine alongside the
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