Day: May 27, 2022

Deaths in truck crashes jumped 13% as feds continued to ignore recommended safety steps

More than 5,600 people were killed last year in crashes involving large trucks, a 13% increase over 2020 and the largest number in almost four decades, according to preliminary figures released by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

The 5,601 deaths from crashes involving trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds was the most since the 5,613 recorded in 1985, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Last year, 4,965 fatalities were recorded.

“What more is needed to take safety seriously?” said Dawn King, board president of the Truck Safety Coalition, an advocacy group comprised of Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways and Parents Against Tired Truckers.

It came as federal transportation officials, with some prodding from Congress, finally moved ahead on long-sought improvements to improve truck safety and reduce crashes.

President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law would require automated braking systems for trucks heavier than

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This Bagged 2022 Ford Maverick XL Is A Modern Callback To Mini Truckin’

When Kenneth McCay saw the Maverick and placed his order, the intent was always to turn it into the mini-truck you see before you. “I put 70 miles on it before driving straight to my buddy’s shop,” McCay told us. He also had an airbag suspension setup in mind, “Airbags are the way to go,” he explained when we asked if he thought about doing coilovers instead of the air suspension; “I never considered any other route.” At first, the Maverick rode on larger wheels, but, “I got tired of my buddies making fun of it not laying out, so I had to go with smaller wheels and tires,” McCay added.

The 2022 Maverick XL rides on a custom made Chassis Tech air suspension system and raised strut towers. This was handled by NTX All Terrain, which also handled the wheel and

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Retro in the Right Ways

acura integra Full Overview

Say you’re looking for a right-size new car that’s not boring, with four doors for everyday practicality, and make it premium because, hey, you deserve it. With the average price of a new vehicle having recently risen to nearly 50 grand, something around the pre-supply-chain-crunch average price tag of about $35,000 would be aces. Provided you haven’t already locked on a fully loaded mainstream family sedan or an SUV, the 2023 Acura Integra is definitely worth a look.

This Acura resurrects an iconic name to compete in an entry-luxury segment defined by tiny, luxury-badged offerings such as the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, Mercedes A-Class, and Audi A3. Mostly, those are cynical plays for prestige chasers, merely decent cars that don’t offer their brands’ best. The Integra may seem just as craven—it’s based on the Honda Civic—yet it has real cachet, with “Integra” having lived rent-free

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Georgia Power welcomes Hyundai Motor Group to Coastal Georgia

Company’s first fully dedicated electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility to bring 8,100 jobs and $5.54 billion investment to state

ATLANTA , May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Georgia Power today joined with Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to celebrate the decision by Hyundai Motor Group to open its first fully dedicated electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturing facility in the State of Georgia. The new state-of-the-art U.S. smart factory will be located at the more than 2,900-acre Bryan County Megasite, representing a $5.54 billion investment by Hyundai Motor Group, with non-affiliated Hyundai suppliers expected to invest approximately another $1 billion in the project, delivering approximately 8,100 new jobs to Georgia’s coastal region.

Georgia Power logo. (PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power)

Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Hyundai Motor Group employs 250,000 people worldwide, with vehicles sold in 193 countries through 5,000 dealerships and showrooms.

“Coastal Georgia continues to

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