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  1. The one WW2 submarine still in active service, the former USS Cutlass (SS-478, Tench Class). Portsmouth Navy Yard - "Built to Last" Keel laid on July 10, 1944......launched four months later on November 5, 1944. .
  2. Peterbilt Motors Press Release / August 25, 2020 Vocational Marketing Manager Tony Sablar Walks around the Features and Benefits of the Peterbilt Model 520. .
  3. International Trucks Press Release / August 25, 2020 Looking for a new desktop background? This is it! International's HX Series.
  4. Do you have the Monday Blues? Here is a fresh off the line Autocar Model DC64 heavy vocational conventional to brighten your day! Always Up - Autocar Trucks .
  5. An Autocar Model ACX Highway Striper! You could say it's a work of art. Always Up - Autocar Trucks .
  6. International Trucks Press Release / August 25, 2020 Today, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc took delivery of its 5,000th International Trucks LT Series on-highway tractor complete with a custom commemorative decal to mark the longstanding collaboration between our two companies. In the words of Navistar President and CEO Persio Lisboa, "We value J.B. Hunt's business and look forward to many more years of working together." .
  7. Motley Fool / August 25, 2020 Shares of trucking company YRC Worldwide plunged a staggering 16.2% to $4.06 in 11 a.m. EDT trading this morning on negative news from an analyst at Stifel Nicolaus. In today's report, Stifel resumed coverage of YRC with a "neutral" rating and a price target of $5. As the analyst reports, YRC has succeeded in securing a "much-needed loan" of $700 million from the U.S. government, which will give the company "financial breathing room" that allows it to purchase new equipment and to refinance its debts "for years." With this loan in hand, says
  8. Fifty percent more energy density would cross the line and make electric trucks unarguably viable.
  9. Tesla's Musk hints of battery capacity jump ahead of event Reuters / August 25, 2020 SEOUL -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he plans to produce longer-life batteries with 50 percent more energy density in three to four years. "400 Wh/kg *with* high cycle life, produced in volume (not just a lab) is not far. Probably 3 to 4 years," said Musk on Monday. Researchers have said the energy density of Panasonic's 2170 batteries used in Tesla's Model 3 is around 260 watt-hour per kilogram, meaning a 50 percent jump from the current energy density which is key to achieving a longer
  10. Paul, you might be interested to watch the WW2 videos by Mark Felton. They really are quite good. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCKvREB11-fxyotS1ONgww/videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XX9ptCNpik
  11. Ram battles Ford Raptor with 702-hp TRX pickup Vince Bond Jr.. Automotive News / August 24, 2020 Ram's off-road prowess has merged with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' street racing chops. The result is the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, a 702-hp pickup that'll zip from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, a new standard for truck performance. The bulky powerhouse is loaded with a premium interior and technology. It comes with the supercharged, 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 that powers Dodge's Hellcat line. After Ford took a shot at Jeep with the Bronco in July, Ram responded by leapfrogging the high-per
  12. Ford pays German supplier Mitec $11.8 million to end legal dispute Automotive News Europe / August 24, 2020 Ford Motor Co. has paid a former supplier, Mitec $11.8 million (10 million euros) to settle a 13-year dispute over a canceled contract. Ford refused to comment on the payment when contacted by Automotive News Europe, saying the terms of the settlement were “confidential.” Mitec supplied Ford with a component for the Mazda6 sedan, which Ford built in the U.S. in a joint venture with the Japanese automaker in Flat Rock, Michigan. Mitec sued Ford after the automaker
  13. Ford gearing up for F-150 plant overhauls Keith Naughton, Bloomberg / August 24, 2020 DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. is gearing up for an intricate, two-phase overhaul of factories for its most profitable vehicle, putting to the test a pledge by incoming CEO Jim Farley for flawless execution. Ford will temporarily shut a factory in Michigan next month to install machinery for the redesigned F-150 pickup going on sale next year. The automaker also is constructing a new facility adjacent to its Dearborn, Michigan, truck plant to build an electric version of the F-150. Prototy
  14. Barron's / August 24, 2020 The U.S. has seen a significant decline in the number of daily new Covid-19 infections. A total of 34,567 new cases were reported across the country on Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. That’s the lowest daily count since June 22, and the seven-day rolling average of daily cases has dropped to the lowest level since early July. Medical experts say that the continued drop is not due to a recent drop in testing volume, because hospitalizations and the percentage of positive tests has also dropped. They attribute the d
  15. Landing in Perth......fighting a crosswind. .
  16. At that time Bob, M-B was having serious problems. There was a mountain of disagreement within on the Chrysler ownership.
  17. I think Freightliner dealers losing the Sprinter is a mistake, equal to the loss of the 4500/5500 Sterling "Bullet" line-up (These Sterling trucks should have been pulled under the Freightliner brand).
  18. Automotive News / August 21, 2020 Mercedes-Benz is dropping the Freightliner Sprinter van in the U.S. at the end of the 2021 model year, with output ending at a South Carolina plant in September 2021. Sales are expected to end by Dec. 31, 2021, the company told Freightliner dealers this week. Mercedes has sold the Sprinter van, redesigned in 2018, through two channels, Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz dealers, and will continue to build and market Mercedes versions. The company cited multiple factors for the decision to drop the Freightliner van, introduced in the U.S. in 2
  19. https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/56138-dana-takes-top-stake-in-heavy-duty-hybrid-systems-designer-hyliion/?tab=comments#comment-418129 https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/52669-hyliion-offers-week-long-tests-of-its-hybrid-tractors/?tab=comments#comment-393240 https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/56228-driving-hybrid-electric-fully-electric-trucks-in-atlanta/?tab=comments#comment-418513 https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/51438-electric-axle-for-trucks-saves-up-to-15-in-fuel/?tab=comments#comment-407630
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